The New Saints FC v FC Copenhagen – Match Preview, As We Welcome The Champions Of Denmark To Park Hall

With victory in Kosovo last Tuesday (July 16) ensuring that the Champions of Wales progressed in the UEFA Champions League, the Second Qualifying Round sees FC Copenhagen visit Park Hall for the first leg.

The champions of Denmark, who are led by ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers’ manager  Ståle Solbakken, go into the game with thirteen top flight titles under their belt. 

Although they were formed in 1992 – with a similar history to The New Saints FC in that they were the result of a merger between two clubs – their roots go back in excess of 100 years.

On the European stage, the Danes have reached the UEFA Champions League group stage on four occasions. Their debut at that level of the competition was against Manchester United, when courtesy of a goal from  Marcus Allbäck, they beat their English opponent 1-0.

Denmark’s pedigree in European football means that they sit in 17th place in the UEFA association ranking, with Wales in 5oth spot. There are, of course, 55 nations that are registered for UEFA competitions.

The game at Park Hall, on Tuesday, July 23, has a 7.00 p.m. kick-off time. You can find out more regarding tickets here, although it is likely to be a sell-out, so we recommend purchasing in advance and not just turning up on the night.

The officials for the match are as follows: Alexander Harkam (referee), Andreas Witschnigg and Christian Petru Ciochirca (assistant referees) and Andreas Staudinger.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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