Our football match prediction:
San Marino minnows La Florita held well against Linfield at the beginning of the Champions League qualifying process and will not play host to the Northern Ireland side with an active result. La Florita goalkeeper Gianluca Vivan denied Aaron Burns’ penalty shot and kept his side alive by repeatedly frustrating the home side in the first match. San Marino side did not manage to hold on until the end as Jordan Stewart’s 89th-minute strike gave Linfield a slender advantage heading into the return leg. Linfield failed to make greater use of their dominance at Windsor Park with Niall Quinn, Mark Stafford and Stephen Lowry all getting agonizingly close to scoring in the first half. The possibility of a second-round tie against Celtic put plenty of pressure on Linfield, who struggled to keep their heads in the game, but ultimately did grab a one-goal lead they will take to San Marino.