Lincoln Red Imps makes history in UCL

Lincoln Red Imps was left celebrating a historic victory as a 2-1 triumph at Santa Coloma booked its spot in the second round of UEFA Champions League qualifying.

After a fruitless 2014-2015 campaign in Europe for the first Gibraltarian sides to compete in Europe, Lincoln - which was locked at 0-0 from last week's home first leg – secured its country's first continental victory by beating its Andorran opponent at Camp d'Esports d'Aixovall.

The Red Imps were up against it when Ildefons Lima put the home side ahead on the stroke of half-time.

It took just three second-half minutes for Lincoln to equalise, though, as Anthony Bardon got his name on the scoresheet and it was even better in the 64th minute when Lee Casciaro completed the turnaround.

Welsh side The New Saints made it past the first-round qualifying stage for the fourth season in succession. Michael Wilde scored a 47-minute hat-trick in a 4-1 win over B36 that ensured a 6-2 aggregate victory over the Faroe Islands outfit.

Northern Irish champion Crusaders progressed on the away goals rule thanks to 1-1 at Levadia of Estonia.

Rounding off the action, Armenian side Pyunik beat San Marino's national champion Folgore 4-2 over the two legs after a 2-1 success on the night.

Source Omnisport