Champions League - Qualifying First Round - 2nd Leg
Feronikeli0The New Saints1

Feronikeli 0-1 The New Saints (2-3 agg)

Dean Ebbe in action
The New Saints are appearing in the Champions League for an eighth successive season

Substitute Dean Ebbe scored within two minutes of coming off the bench to send The New Saints into the Champions League second qualifying round.

Kosova's Feronikeli scored two late goals to secure a draw in the first leg at Park Hall, leaving the Welsh champions needing to score in Pristina.

The win means the Welsh champions are guaranteed a minimum of 920,000 euros.

Chances were few in a nervy first half at the Stadium Fadil Vokrri and Ebbe made an instant impact.

He replaced Adrian Cieslewicz on 65 minutes to head in Simon Spender's cross.

Saints can now look forward to facing Danish champions FC Copenhagen in the second qualifying round, with the first leg to be played on Tuesday, 23 July at Park Hall (19:00 BST).

Saints' away leg will be on Wednesday, 31 July at Copenhagen's Parken Stadium (18:45 BST).

Feronikeli drop into the Europa League, where they will come up against either Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia or Montenegro side Sutjeska.

New Saints manager Scott Ruscoe told BBC Sport Wales:

"It was definitely exciting towards the end. Although we didn't create lots and lots of chances, the one that mattered Dean Ebbe certainly put it away well.

"I did look at the clock and thought 'ah no, it's going to happen again (conceding a late equaliser)' but not tonight, the lads were resolute, willing each other on despite a few tired legs out there.

"Copenhagen will be tough, a top European side, played in Champions League group stages, lots of experience and they play good football."

Line-ups

Feronikeli

  • 12Smakiqi
  • 5LladrovciBooked at 90mins
  • 10FazliuBooked at 90mins
  • 4Dabiqaj
  • 9ZekaSubstituted forTopalliat 64'minutes
  • 21Islami
  • 99HoxhaBooked at 84mins
  • 20BojkuBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMalajat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7HotiSubstituted forAgostinho da Silvaat 72'minutes
  • 24Rexha
  • 33Prekazi

Substitutes

  • 6Thaqi
  • 11Agostinho da Silva
  • 14Malaj
  • 15Potoku
  • 18Topalli
  • 19Doshlaku
  • 93Troshupa

The New Saints

  • 1Harrison
  • 9DraperSubstituted forNembhardat 80'minutes
  • 2Spender
  • 8Brobbel
  • 4Davies
  • 11CieslewiczSubstituted forEbbeat 65'minutes
  • 6RoutledgeBooked at 62mins
  • 10Redmond
  • 24Harrington
  • 23EdwardsBooked at 42mins
  • 14Mullan

Substitutes

  • 5Hughes
  • 17Ebbe
  • 19Clark
  • 20Nembhard
  • 21Byrne
  • 25Roberts
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Espen Eskas
Attendance:
7,800

Live Text

Match ends, Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 1.

Booking

Lapidar Lladrovci (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Argjend Malaj (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Astrit Fazliu (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Yll Hoxha (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Feronikeli. Argjend Malaj replaces Besmir Bojku.

Substitution

Substitution, The New Saints. Joash Nembhard replaces Greg Draper.

Substitution

Substitution, Feronikeli. Jean Carioca replaces Mendurim Hoti.

Goal!

Goal! Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 1. Dean Ebbe (The New Saints) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, The New Saints. Dean Ebbe replaces Adrian Cieslewicz.

Substitution

Substitution, Feronikeli. Jetmir Topalli replaces Mevlan Zeka.

Booking

Jonathon Routledge (The New Saints) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Besmir Bojku (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 0.

Booking

Aeron Edwards (The New Saints) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 16th July 2019

  • FeronikeliFeronikeli0The New SaintsThe New Saints1
  • ShkendijaShkendija1Nomme KaljuNomme Kalju2
    Nomme Kalju win on away goals
  • SaburtaloSaburtalo1Sheriff TiraspolSheriff Tiraspol3
  • HB TórshavnHB Tórshavn2HJK HelsinkiHJK Helsinki2
  • Valletta FCValletta FC1F91 DudelangeF91 Dudelange1
    Valletta FC win on away goals
  • Red Star BelgradeRed Star Belgrade2SuduvaSuduva1

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund6411102813
2Atl Madrid641196313
3Club Brugge61326516
4Monaco6015214-121

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona6420145914
2Tottenham6222910-18
3Inter Milan622267-18
4PSV Eindhoven6024613-72

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG6321179811
2Liverpool63039729
3Napoli62317529
4Red Star Belgrade6114517-124

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto6510156916
2Schalke632164211
3Galatasaray611458-34
4Lokomotiv Moscow6105412-83

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich64201551014
2Ajax6330115612
3Benfica6213611-57
4AEK Athens6006213-110

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City64111661013
2Lyon6150121118
3Shakhtar Donetsk6132816-86
4Hoffenheim60331114-33

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid6402125712
2Roma630311839
3Viktoria Plzen6213716-97
4CSKA Moscow621389-17

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus640294512
2Man Utd631274310
3Valencia62226608
4Young Boys6114412-84
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