On the back of their 1-1 draw with Rosenberg in Oriel Park last night, Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is not happy at all that his side conceded an away goal to the Norwegians.
"I can't say I'm happy. Rosenberg and the away goal, they will see it as very significant for themselves and they'll be quite pleased with the results.
An 18th minute goal from David McMillan gave the hosts a well deserved lead but an equaliser from Tore Reginussen before half time ensure a 1-1 draw.
McMillan's goal ensures that he has become the League or Ireland's all-time leading goalscorer in the European Cup. His seventh goal in the Champions League, means only Roy Keane (15) is ahead of him in the Irish goalscoring charts.
For McMillan, a great achievement, but his manager realises that the away goal changed Rosenberg's plan.
"Psychologically it's a hammer blow conceding a goal before half time, particularly the impact of an away goal in Europe but I think that changed the mindset of the game. They could sort of retain the ball and sit off us a bit."
However, Kenny praised a very impressive first half from Dundalk.
"I think from our point of view, I thought the players were magnificent in the first half, really started brilliantly and the quality of the football was outstanding. We scored a goal, could have had two or three."
Next Wednesday’s second-leg in Trondheim could be an uphill battle for the Lilywhites, but Kenny is hopeful that they can progress given their recent history in European matches in recent years.
"We know that we are capable of putting in a good away performance. The away game is not necessarily tougher than the home game in Europe, that's what we've learnt over the last couple of years and I think we have the capacity to create chances and score goals."