The New Saints FC v FC Midtjylland – Match Preview

After progressing in the competition at the expense of Lincoln Red Imps, the next stage of the UEFA Europa League sees The New Saints take on the Danish Superliga champions, FC Midtjylland.

The third qualifying round first leg game takes place this Thursday (August 9, 2018) at Cardiff City Stadium. The kick-off time is 7.45 p.m and tickets as well as transport from Park Hall can be booked via the previously posted, and now updated, article on our website HERE.

The Jutland side lifted their second Superliga title with a record-breaking eighty five points, as they won twenty seven games out of thirty six. Scoring eighty goals in the process and conceding thirty nine, they ended the season with a goal difference of plus forty one.

The club came into being in 1999, the result of a merger between two teams that had previously been rivals – Ikast FS and Herning Fremad. In the last ten years, FC Midtjylland has never been out of the top six, in a league that currently has fourteen teams.

If you are unable to make it to Cardiff City Stadium – the home of English Premier League side, Cardiff City, as well as the venue for Wales home international games – you can follow the action on TNS Radio. The link is on our website home page and we go on air ahead of kick-off.

The match officials are all from Slovakia. The referee is Peter Kralovic, the assistants Miroslav Benko and Erik Weiss with Boris Marhefka the fourth official.

The referee observer, from Germany, is Helmut Fleischer and the match delegate is Switzerland’s Michael Schafroth.

 

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