Videoton Preview

The New Saints will take on Videoton tomorrow in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round.

Having already knocked out Faroese Champions B36 Torshavn, winning 6-2 on aggregate, tomorrow evening The Saints can gain an important advantage over ‘Vidi’ which would nicely set up the away fixture which will be played a week later in Hungary.

Craig Harrison is also confident his side can go into the second leg with an advantage and said, ‘We know what we can achieve within our own team and I am very confident of my lads. We are going to give it everything we have and we feel that we can get the result we want tomorrow night.’

Harrison added, ‘We are prepared for the tie and we are focused on achieving our goals. We are working hard and we are very confident of achieving something special. Videoton will be a really good team and we must concentrate at all times to ensure we get a result, however, I firmly believe we can get a result if we apply ourselves in the correct manner.’

The match will be played at Park Hall Stadium, which will likely be sold out for the visit of the Hungarian Champions.

Videoton Football Club are the current OTP Bank Liga Champions and are based in Székesfehérvár, in the west of Hungary.

Nicknamed ‘Vidi’ they have won the Hungarian League twice in 2011 and 2015 and the Hungarian Cup once.

They are probably best known Videoton the 1985 UEFA Cup Final where they lost to Spanish giants, Real Madrid.

The club were founded in 1941 and since 1967, play their games at the Sóstói Stadion which has a capacity of 14,000.

The club is  managed by Bernard Casoni who took over at the start of the 2015/2016 campaign.

Casoni, a French international who represented his county at the European Championships in 1992 has also managed Olympique Marseille, AS Cannes, SC Bastia and Auxerre.

The game will also be live on S4C and will kick off at 19:00m.