On Thursday several friendly Football Impact teams have played first leg of the UEFA Europa League 2019/2020 qualifier, second in importance on the old continent behind the prestigious Champions League, in the last round before the phase of groups with good results and lots of goals.
Wolverhampton, coached by Portuguese Nuno, won Torino in Turin by two goals in a match with many occasions for both teams but which the English team always went ahead of the scoreboard.
The Dutch PSV claimed their favourite and home status at Philips Stadion by winning the Cypriot Apollon by three goals to zero, leaving the playoff almost closed.
Feyenoord also managed to comfortably beat Israel’s Beer Sheva with goals from Sam Larsson and two from Leroy Fer by three goals to zero.
The Swedish team Malmo FF also claimed the victory by three goals to zero and demonstrating a high level of play against Bnei Yehuda of Israel.
At Windsor Park there was a great night of football with Linfield FC’s victory over Qarabag by three goals to two although it remains wide open for the second leg in Azerbaijan.
Another playoff to be played in the return match is that of Legia Warszawa and Rangers FC as they tied to zero, thanks to the defensive line of the Polish team led by Aleksandar Vukovic.
Another match that ended in a draw on zero goals was Fotbal Club Steaua Bucuresti, a Romanian team led by Mihai Teja, against Portuguese Guimaraes’ Vitoria.
In a week’s time the playoffs will be resolved and from Football Impact we wish the best of luck to our friendly teams in the lap of the UEFA Europa League 2019/2020 qualifier.