Season Review Part 1 - The European Dream
By Burnley FC
May 20 2019
The opening month of a marathon season was dominated by the Clarets’ European campaign as Burnley returned to the Continental stage for the first time in over half a century.
Finishing seventh in the Premier League in 2017/18 had earned Sean Dyche’s side a crack at the Europa League.
Joining at the second qualifying-round stage meant a first ever competitive game in July for the Clarets.
And while the draw did Dyche’s men no favours, they came within a whisker of making it through to the group stages during a memorable six-match run
It all started in the north of Scotland with a trip to Aberdeen.
Being paired with the Scottish Premier League side might not have been the draw many fans wanted as they looked forward to a European tour.
But a ‘Battle of Britain’ against a side steeped in European history made it a cracking cup tie, which just went in Burnley’s favour over two fiercely contested legs.
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