Cork ready for Tallinn test

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Cork City get their European campaign under way tomorrow against Levadia Tallinn in Estonia.

Cork enter the game in excellent form, and are currently 15 points clear at the summit of the SSE Airtricity League, while Levadia are currently second in the Estonian league after 17 games, with 43 points.

The first leg of their Europa League first-round qualifier kicks off at 4.30pm Irish time, and Cork boss John Caulfield says the Leesiders have done their homework on their opposition.

“Obviously, we have done our research on Levadia,” he said.

“They are second in the table and they have four or five very strong players. Morelli, the Brazilian on loan from Middlesbrough, is their playmaker.

“Their captain, the centre forward Hunt, is an Estonian international and gets a lot of goals for them. They are quick up front, very direct and they get the ball into the box.

“We have looked at them, they are very good going forward and create lots of chances. In my opinion, they look like a team that would be in the top four in our own league, and the intensity of the top games in the league here is similar to our own.”


The clash will take place in the Rannastaadion in Parnu, which has a capacity of just over 1,500.

Johnny Dunleavy will miss out for Cork after picking up a serious injury last week, but Steven Beattie and Alan Bennett are back in contention after injury.


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