Europe Results

2018 – 2019 UEFA Europa League

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The New Saints 3 – 2 Lincoln Red Imps

 

Format changes meant teams losing in the Champions League had a second chance at European football this year and The New Saints were once again handed Gibraltarian opposition in the 2nd qualifying round.

The first leg at Park Hall was won by Scott Ruscoe’s side 2-1. Dean Ebbe gave his side a dream start by opening the scoring after 6 minutes, but Lincoln’s Joseph Chipolina hit back, converting a powerful header following a free-kick.

Plenty of chances arose for TNS to grab the winning goal, but it took until 83 minutes, when Blaine Hudson headed home a priceless winner.

This year, unlike last, it was a trip to the rock. Played at the Victoria Stadium, The New Saints fell behind 4 minutes before half-time, when, much to the delight of the home fans, Juan Manuel Montesinos Romero gave his side a 1-0 lead.

It looked for a long time like it would be an away goals exit, until man of the moment, Dean Ebbe, popped up again with 82 minutes gone, scoring the goal that sent The Saints through, following a 1-1 draw on the night.

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The New Saints 1 – 5 FC Midtjylland

The 3rd qualifying round was the further The New Saints had reached in Europe since 2012 and it meant a rematch with former foes FC Midjylland.

As Park Hall no longer met UEFA requirements for this stage, the first leg was played at the Cardiff City Stadium. Despite putting in a great performance, it was two set-pieces that were the downfall.

With 9 minutes gone, Paul Onuachu rose highest from a corner to give the Danish Champions the lead. He was on hand again with 27 on the clock, again meeting a corner with a header, meaning Midtjylland left the capital with a 2-0 lead.

The reverse leg in Denmark a week later ended in a 3-1 win for the hosts. Mayron George gave the Danes the lead after 16 minutes, before Dean Ebbe took advantage of a defensive mistake to equalise and give The Saints hope six minutes later.

Midtjylland took a grip of the game in the second half though, getting another two goals courtesy of Ayo Simon Okosun and eliminating The Saints after an increadible European campaign.

2018 – 2019 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 4 – 5 KF Shkëndija

The Champions League draw threw up a trip to the Macedonian capital Skopje for The New Saints in the 2018-2019 campaign.

The first leg at The Phillip II Arena was one to forget though. A four-goal performance from Besart Ibraimi, along with an Izair Emini goal, ensured that Scott Ruscoe’s side went down 5-0 to Macedonian champions KF Shkëndija, in what was a bitterly disappointing night for the club.

The second leg at Park Hall couldn’t have been more different, with TNS picking up a stunning 4-0 win.

Dean Ebbe opened the scoring with 15 minutes gone, before two goals in five minutes from Danny Redmond and Ben Cabango had The Saints leading 3-0 at the break.

There were countless chances for more goals in the second-half, but a fourth goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time by Kurtis Byrne wasn’t enough to turn the tie around, meaning the greatest ever Champions League comeback fell just short.

2017 – 2018 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 4 – 3 Europa FC

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The New Saints 1 – 7 HNK Rijeka

Having broken Lincoln Red Imps’ long-standing domestic dominance, Europa FC proved to be no pushovers as they left Park Hall with a 2-1 advantage in the first leg.

Although Quigley equalised for TNS just before the break, it was the Gibraltarians who were the happiest at the final whistle, courtesy of a 78th minute winner.

The second leg – played in Portugal due to UEFA restrictions – saw plenty of drama. A moment of madness in the 58th minute saw Europa reduced to nine men.

Although they took the game to extra time, a brace from Quigley plus an own goal, eventually saw Scott Ruscoe progress in his first taste of Champions League football as a manager, as TNS won 3-1 on the night and 4-3 overall.

In the first leg, up against the champions of Croatia, it was the worst possible start for Scott Ruscoe’s side, as they went 1-0 down with just four minutes on the clock.

Rather than crumble however, TNS regrouped and put in a dogged performance that was only overshadowed by a 69th minute conceded goal, that saw the game end in a 2-0 defeat on the night.

Late opportunities for The New Saints could have changed the nature of the second-leg completely, but a goal for the visitors just before the break at Park Hall saw them lead 3-0 on aggregate.

By the time Cieslewicz pulled one back for TNS in the 69th minute, it was already 0-4 (0-6 overall). Another goal for RIjeka ten minutes later saw them advance with a 5-1 victory and a 7-1 aggregate scoreline.

2016 – 2017 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 5 – 1 Tre Penne

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The New Saints 0 – 3 Apoel Nicosia

TNS recorded a 2-1 Home advantage against Sammarinese outfit Tre Penne with Scott Quigley and Jamie Mullan scoring for the Saints in the first half.

TNS went on to record a 3-0 victory in San Marino as Scott Quigley, Aeron Edwards and Greg Draper got themselves on the scoresheet to win on aggregate 5-1.

The Saints took on Cypriot Champions APOEL FC in the second round and after a superb defensive performance, TNS were able to hold their illustrious opponents to a 0-0 draw at Park Hall Stadium.

However, the second leg which was played a week later in Nicosia resulted in a 3-0 victory for APOEL and ended The Saints’ European adventure for the 2016/2017 season.

2015 – 2016 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 6 – 2 B36 Tórshavn

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The New Saints 1 – 2 Videoton

TNS recorded home and away wins in a European tie for the first time in its history after victories against Faroese outfit B36 Torshavn.

A wonderful last minute goal from Mike Wilde secured a 2-1 win away in the Faroe Islands before a famous 4-1 victory at Park Hall Stadium secured progression into the next round.

TNS crashed out of the UEFA Champions League despite a memorable night in Hungary after drawing 1-1 after extra time.

A Matty Williams goal had cancelled out the 1-0 advantage that Hungarian Champions Videoton had managed to take into the home tie but a late goal in extra time knocked out a brave TNS side, who eventually lost 2-1 on aggregate.

2014 – 2015 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 0 – 3 ŠK Slovan Bratislava

The New Saints of Oswestry Town were beaten 3-0 on aggregate against Slovakian side SK SLovan Bratislava.

TNS suffered a 1-0 defeat away in the Slovakian Capital before playing the second leg at Rhyl and losing that game 2-0 despite controlling the match for long parts.

2013 – 2014 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 1 – 4 Legia Warsaw

Polish giants Legia Warsaw knocked out The Saints after victories in both the home and away leg.

Ryan Fraughan had managed to give TNS a deserved lead in the home leg but unfortunately The Saints went on to lose 3-1.

The away leg was played in front of hostile home crowd and a superb performance from TNS meant that Legia were restricted to a solitary goal with the tie eventually finishing 4-1 to the Poles

2012 – 2013 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 0 – 3 Helsingborgs IF

TNS were knocked out by Swedish outfit Helsingborgs IF despite drawing 0-0 at Park Hall in the first leg.

However, the Swedes were able to score early goals in the second leg and ran out 3-0 winners, knocking The Saints out of Europe.

2011 – 2012 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 2 – 1 Cliftonville

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The New Saints 3 – 8 FC Midtjylland

Phil Baker’s fourth-minute goal was enough to see The New Saints edge past Cliftonville in the Europa League first qualifying round tie after the first leg had finished 1-1, setting up a tie against Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Danish Champions Midtjylland ended The New Saints’ European adventure with a comprehensive 5-2 victory despite a superb brace from Alex Darlington.

TNS were trailing 3-1 after the first leg and were unfortunately dumped out of the Europa League, losing 8-3 on aggregate.

2010 – 2011 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 4 – 1 Bohemians

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The New Saints 1 – 6 Anderlecht

The New Saints of Oswestry Town advanced to a glamour third-qualifying round Champions League tie with Anderlecht after a historic 4-0 win over Bohemians at Park Hall Stadium.

The Irish champions arrived in Oswestry with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg in Dublin, but were blitzed in the first half by the Welsh Premier kings.

Craig Jones, Matty Williams and Chris Sharp all struck inside 20 minutes.

Williams’ second on 73 minutes ensured the Saints advanced in Europe for the first time in 12 attempts.

Belgian International Romelu Lukaku struck twice for RSC Anderlecht during a 3-0 victory to end any hope of The New Saints progressing further in the Champions League.

A 3-1 home defeat in the first leg meant that it would be a difficult away tie in Brussels and after a brave display, TNS were knocked out 6-1 on aggregate.

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The New Saints 2 – 5 CSKA Sofia

TNS were knocked out of the Europa League despite a battling second-leg Europa League play-off draw for The New Saints against CSKA Sofia.

Goals from Matty Williams and Steve Evans ensured a draw but the Bulgarians were leading 3-0 from the first leg and progressed 5-2 on aggregate.

2009 – 2010 UEFA Europa League

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The New Saints 2 – 4 Fram Reykjavik

The New Saints were knocked out of Europe after a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Fram Reykjavik.

TNS took an early lead in both games but went on to lose both ties by 2-1 and were eliminated in the Europa League first qualifying round.

2008 – 2009 UEFA Cup

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The New Saints 0 – 2 FK Sūduva

A late goal in both legs proved the undoing of TNS as they lost to Lithuanians FK Suduva 2-0 on aggregate.

2007 – 2008 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 4 – 4 FK Ventspils

The New Saints’ Champions League dreams were ended by the away-goal rule after a narrow defeat in Latvia.

Leading 3-2 from the first leg in Newtown, TNS saw Ventspils’ Jean Paul Ndeki power in a header from a corner from the left after 20 minutes.

The lead was then doubled by a Denis Kacanov header from a corner after the break.

Martyn Naylor pulled back a last-minute free kick to level the aggregate scores, but Ventspils advanced and TNS were out of Europe.

2006 – 2007 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 0 – 2 MYPA

TNS were knocked out of the Champions League at the first qualifying after a successive 1-0 defeats against Finnish Champions MyPa.

2005 – 2006 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 0 – 6 Liverpool

Steven Gerrard scored a hat-trick as the Anfield club began the defence of their Champions League crown with a win over TNS in the first leg before another special performance from Gerrard in the second leg knocked TNS out of Europe.

The second leg was again decided by Gerrard who scored twice inside a minute late on as Liverpool progressed into the Champions League second qualifying round.

2004 – 2005 UEFA Cup

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The New Saints 1 – 4 Östers IF

TNS conceded two late goals in Uefa Cup first qualifying round tie against Oserts IF in Sweden after frustrating their opponents for much of the contest and then lost the home leg 2-1 to eventually lose 4-1 on aggregate.

2003 – 2004 UEFA Cup

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The New Saints 0 – 7 Manchester City

Manchester City beat TNS 7-0 on aggregate after a 5-0 victory at the City of Manchester Stadium in the first leg of the Uefa Cup qualifying tie.

Goals from Trevor Sinclair, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Sun Jihai, David Sommeil and Nicolas Anelka ensured a 5-0 win for City before a 2-0 victory against The Saints at the Millennium Stadium.

2002 – 2003 UEFA Cup

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The New Saints 2 – 12 Amica Wronki

TNS’ European campaign was ended by Polish outfit Amica Wronki as the Welsh side slumped to a 7-2 defeat at the Recreation Ground, Llansantffraid.

TNS took a shock lead twice in the second leg but went on to lose 12-2 on aggregate.

2001 – 2002 UEFA Cup

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The New Saints 0 – 6 Polonia Warsaw

TNS lost 6-0 on aggregate to Polish Champions Polonia Warsaw.

A 4-0 defeat in the first leg in Poland was followed by a 2-0 loss at home in the second leg.

2000 – 2001 UEFA Champions League

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The New Saints 2 – 6 FC Levadia Tallinn

The New Saints were knocked out of Europe by FC Levadia Tallinn after defeats in both legs.

The Saints drew 2-2 at home but lost 4-0 in the away leg and lost 6-0 on aggregate.

1996 – 1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup

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The New Saints 1 – 6 Ruch Chorzów

The New Saints’ first ever European tie ended in defeat after a 6-1 aggregate loss to Polish outfit Ruch Chorzow.

A 1-1 home draw was followed by a 5-0 away defeat in Poland.