Last night will go down in the history books of Gibraltarian football, as Lincoln won 2-1 away in Andorra against Santa Coloma to progress to the Champions League 2nd qualifying round, and in turn become the first team from Gibraltar to win a qualifying stage of either the Champions or Europa League, in only the second season of teams entering the tournaments.
As expected, social media exploded with both of Lincoln’s goals, after they came back from 1-0 down, and the final whistle saw an outpouring of congratulations for the Red Imps on their fantastic achievement. Below are the best of the tweets (All content belongs to those who originally posted it)
Congratulations came in from a number of teams across the league:
As you would expect, Lincoln were also very excited after the game:
As were their players:
Finally, there was congratulations from Lincoln’s next opponents:
Lincoln’s European adventure continues next week with the first leg of their tie against Danish champions FC Midtjylland taking place away in Herning on Tuesday, with the return leg being held at the Victoria Stadium on 21st July. Regardless of the result, Lincoln have made history, and are pushing Gibraltarian football to levels no one would have imagined possible before 2013.