GALLERY: Ruthless finishing sees RoPS sink Rovers

The Dublin side lost 2-0 this evening at Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers

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Shamrock Rovers will have a mountain to climb on their return leg against Finnish side RoPS after a 2-0 defeat tonight at Tallaght Stadium.

A goal in each half from Robert Taylor and Janne Saksela was enough to guarantee the visitors victory and they'll take the lead home to Scandinavia on 7 July.

The visitors warm up this evening

Stephen McPhail hunts down possession in the opening half

David O'Connor with Janne Saksela

Jarkko Lahdenmaki celebrates with teammates after the fist goal of the evening

Gary Shaw and Michael Mravec tussle for possession

Janne Saksela celebrates scoring the second goal of the evening


Dean Clarke dejected after Rovers concede the second goal


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