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Good afternoon, folks. Cork City are set to lead the League of Ireland clubs into European action for the 2017-18 campaign and we’ll keep you updated as John Caulfield’s side face Levadia Tallinn of Estonia this afternoon.

Kick-off at Rannastaadion in Parnu is at 4.30pm Irish time.

While you’re waiting for kick-off, click here to read our preview of the game.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

1 – The game has kicked off.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

4 – Cork City with the majority of the possession so far but no major incidents yet.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

6 – Dooley’s corner for City is punched clear by Levadia goalkeeper Lepmets.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

7 – Kobzar gets his head on a Levadia delivery from the right but it goes harmlessly wide.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

9 – Levadia central defender Manga is down and struggling. He went down awkwardly while attempting to head clear. The stretcher was called for but it looks like he’ll be okay.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

12 – Levadia look dangerous on the break. City will need to be cautious. Two midfielders, Keohane and McCormack, at the back for John Caulfield’s side today.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

13 – Good break by City this time but no one is there to get on the end of Sheppard’s cross.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

14 – Bolger shoots from distance for City but it’s straight at Lepmets.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

18 – Lovely ball through by Dooley for Sheppard and City win a corner, but the visitors are punished for a foul in the box.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

20 – No goals so far but City should be happy enough. Levadia look dangerous on the counter but not at all convincing at the back.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

21 – O’Connor sends in a free-kick from the right but City are unable to get anything from it.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

23 – Free-kick in a dangerous position on the edge of the box for City as Podholjuzin goes through Maguire.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

23 – O’Connor sends it in but it’s collected by Lepmets.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

25 – City go close! Dooley’s shot was parried by Lepmets, who was able smother the ball as Buckley sought to tuck away the rebound. The Premier Division leaders really getting on top now.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

29 – Maguire is released by Sheppard but Levadia clear it for a corner.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

29 – Dooley sends the corner in from the left but Delaney is unable to get his header on target.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

31 – Maguire gets in again down the right, but his cross is blocked by Manga and it deflects out off Maguire. Unfortunate there. Maguire causing a lot of problems for Levadia.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

32 – Buckley tries to find Sheppard with a cross from the left but it’s collected by Lepmets. Still all one-way traffic.

34Mins

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

34 – A rare chance for Levadia to break after Delaney’s clearance is blocked but City clear the danger. Manga then gets a yellow card for a foul on Maguire.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

39 – Dooley crosses from the left and Morrissey’s effort is blocked from a corner. Nervy moment for Levadia as Lepmets punches air.

City eventually get another corner, Maguire gets his head on it and Lepmets saves for a third corner. This time Sheppard heads wide.

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Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 0

41 – Red card! Manga gets a second yellow for another foul on Maguire and Levadia are down to 10 men.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

44 – From the resultant free-kick on the edge of the box, Bolger tees up Buckley and he drives it low to the right of Lepmets. City are a goal and a man up as the break approaches.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

45 – Kobzar with a free-kick from the left for Levadia but it’s far too heavy.

48Mins

The Cork City supporters who have made the journey to Estonia will be happy at the break.

Maguire causing a lot of problems for Levadia, who look a very beatable side — particularly with 10 men.

Cork City fans at the game Source: Liis Treimann/INPHO

Here’s the goal that separates the sides…

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Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

46 – The second half is underway.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

46 –  Nervy moment early on for City as Hunt gets in behind but misses the target with his effort.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

50 – Sheppard gets a cross in after good work from Morrissey but Levadia manage to scramble it clear.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

51 – Maguire finds space and shoots from outside the box but Lepmets saves.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

56 – Buckley comes back on for Cork City after receiving treatment for a knock on his ankle.

56Mins

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

57 – Good play from Levadia but Marin’s cross from the left is cleared. Gando’s follow-up cross then goes wide.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

59 – Great chance for City. Bolger’s cross from the left finds Sheppard but he heads over.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

61 – Sheppard wins a free-kick by the right corner. O’Connor sends it in but City are unable to make anything of it.

Garry Buckley’s free-kick remains the only goal of the game so far.

Garry Buckley celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Source: Mailiis Ollino/INPHO

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

67 – Cork City looking comfortable but they’re keen on a second goal against 10-man Levadia. Steven Beattie is on for Karl Sheppard.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

70 – City have been quite wasteful in attack in the second half. They’ll hope that won’t backfire in the final 20 minutes.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

71 – Levadia have introduced Andreev, a big striker, for winger Marin as they go in search of an equaliser.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

74 – Maguire wins another free-kick on the edge of the box, as Campion replaces goalscorer Buckley.

73Mins

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

75 –  O’Connor’s effort hits the wall and goes out for a throw.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

76 – Huge let-off for Cork City! Levadia cut the City defence open, Krznaric took a shot and McNulty pushed it against the crossbar. The ball bounced down, Levadia claimed it went over the line but City remain in front.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 1

79 – Dooley goes down in the box under a challenge from Dudarev but the referee doesn’t deem it to be worthy of a penalty to City. Griffin is on for Dooley.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 2

82 – What a goal from the substitute! Campion teed him up just outside the box and Beattie fired it into the top corner. Cracking strike.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 2

85 – Free-kick in a dangerous area out on the left for Levadia after Keohane fouled Gando, but Dudarev blasts it off Andreev and it goes out for a goal-kick.

Levadia Tallinn 0 Cork City 2

90 – Danger for City as McCormack gets a vital block on an effort from Andreev.

92Mins

Here’s that brilliant Steven Beattie goal…

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An excellent evening’s work for John Caulfield’s side, who’ll take a two-goal advantage back to Turner’s Cross for next Thursday night’s second leg.

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Paul Dollery

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