Kirk Millar's stunning strike handed Linfield a priceless Champions League second qualifying round, first leg lead over Bodo/Glimt.

Millar lobbed keeper Nikita Haikin with seven minutes remaining at Windsor Park to secure a priceless 1-0 win for the Northern Irish champions.

The Norwegians, who thumped Jose Mourinho's Roma 6-1 in last season's Europa Conference League, will have to make home advantage count next Wednesday if they are to progress.

Linfield had to defend tigerishly after a tight first 45 minutes, with Ben Hall and Stephen Fallon making crucial second-half interventions to deny Joel Mugisha and Amahl Pellegrino respectively.

But Millar took full advantage with his 83rd-minute strike to pile the pressure on Bodo/Glimt when the sides reconvene at the Aspmyra Stadium for the right to face either Zalgiris or Malmo in the next round.