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Linfield out of Champions League after defeat in Norway

Linfield lost out to Rosenborg in Trondheim in Norway in the Champions League. Credit: INPHO

Linfield are out of the Champions League after losing out to Rosenborg in Norway in the second leg of their first round qualifier.

David Healy’s side trailed 2-0 after the first leg at Windsor Park and went on to lose out 4-0 on Wednesday night – 6-0 on aggregate.

Ross Larkin made his competitive debut for Linfield against Rosenborg. Credit: INPHO

The manager said he could not fault his side’s effort and they now prepare to take on HB Tórshavn of the Faroe Islands in the Europa League second qualifying round.

The first leg game will be played in Tórshavn on Tuesday 23 July.

Linfield's Jordan Stewart and Rosenborg's Birger Meling in action. Credit: INPHO

After a positive start to Wednesday’s encounter with Rosenborg, Linfield found themselves a goal down after 20 minutes when Anders Konradsen headed home a corner.

While the Blues had their chances to make up the deficit, the second half saw them overpowered.

Anders Konradsen scored twice for Rosenborg against Linfield. Credit: INPHO

Konradsen bagged his second goal of the game to make it 2-0 on the night, before David Akintola made it 3-0 and Pål André Helland added his side’s fourth of the game on 85 minutes.

That rounded off the comprehensive win for the Norwegian side.

Linfield boss David Healy watching the game from the dugout. Credit: INPHO