The game kicks off today at 5 pm GMT (6 pm local time) in Rotterdam. Check here or our Twitter feed @Glenavon_FC for updates from our roving reporter Ian McKinney.
Glenavon seem to be featuring a new Scottish signing ‘Andrew McGregory’
For the benefit of anyone interested in our shape, Marshall is at centre half with Murphy, McCallion and Kyle Neill at right back and left back. Kilmartin in front of the back four. Martyn and McIlveen in midfield and Patton, McGrory and Bates up front.
Leonidas play through the middle with a series of short passes and the eventual strike at goal is a lob, wide and over far post.
Glenavon put together a decent move of their own that ends in McIlveen playing a pass that is intercepted.
Still nil all. Leonidas have a free kick in a dangerous position. The free kick is passed square and blasted over.
A few Batesy step overs are not enough to bamboozle the teutonic Leonidas left back. I’m reminded of ‘Escape to Victory’
A short spell of Leonidas pressure produces a shot which is held easily by Coleman.
Bates receives the ball in an offside position, but it’s ok because it’s a throw. He squares it, cleared out for a corner. The corner flashes over, evading everyone.
Rhys Marshall steps through three players like they aren’t there and earns a foul as he releases it. Hope no one from Feyenoord is here
The left back is having a great tussle with Andy McGrory, and this time he evades McGrory and shoots from inside the box, well over.
Patton skips over a challenge and wins a corner.
GOAL FLASH: Leonidas 0-1 Glenavon - Murphy rises highest as the corner comes in, he flicks it in off the post.
HALF-TIME: Leonidas 0-1 Glenavon (Murphy) Perhaps slightly fortuitous!
HT subs: Corrigan, Lindsay, Rainey on. Bates, Murphy, Kilmartin off.
Glenavon have started the second half brightly and Ciaran Martyn draws a save from the goalkeeper with a strike of distance.
Good run into the box by Patton, his shot is saved. Patton then hooks over from the corner.
GOAL FLASH: Leonidas 1-1 Glenavon. Glenavon fail to clear a free kick and eventually stabbed home by the Leonidas no. 6, Ismail Celen
Good play from Glenavon, Martyn heads wide from a Patton cross.
Great play by Patton, change of feet, skins defender, wicked ball, Glenavon just can’t get someone on the end of it.
GOAL FLASH: Leonidas 2-1 Glenavon. Leonidas take the lead, ball over the top as our defence stepped up, finished calmly.
Great effort by McIlveen, pushed just wide.
Big Glenavon penalty shout turned down.
Lindsay blasts over as it falls at his feet from a corner.
Shot just wide, ball on from Rainey. Still 2-1 with 9 minutes to go.
GOAL FLASH: Leonidas 3-1 Glenavon. Ricochet falls to the Leonidas striker who makes no mistake.
GOAL FLASH: Leonidas 3-2 Glenavon. Rainey pulls one back with a header. Great ball from Jack McNally who had replaced Neill.
Ooh! great chance of an equaliser out of nothing, ball lobbed forward, just wide.
Playing 3 minutes added time.
Bit of a goalmouth scramble, cleared off the line by Leonidas. The rebound falls to Corrigan, who flashes it over.
Eddie McCallion rattles the bar with a volley. That would have been Eddie’s first goal for Glenavon! He only scored once for Derry City in his 15 years there!
Full time Leonidas 3-2 Glenavon. Good performance, good game.