FC Midtjylland crash out of Champions League quals – The Post

FC Midtjylland crash out of Champions League quals

Wolves couldn’t break through rugged Astana defence

A disappointed man – FCM coach Jess Thorup (photo: FCM)
August 1st, 2018 9:07 pm| by Christian W

There will be no Danish teams participating in the Champions League group stage this season following FC Midtjylland’s 1-2 aggregate loss to Kazakhstan outfit Astana in the second round of qualification.

The Wolves were unable to turn around the 1-2 deficit at home, drawing 0-0 despite numerous chances to score that vital goal. The last-gasp winner for Astana last week proved the difference in a tight matchup.

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Europa League bound
FCM can still look forward to some more European football, as they will take part in the Europa League qualification instead.

Up next will be either TNS of Wales or Lincoln Red Imps FC from Gibraltar in the third qualification round.

Joining them there will be Brøndby and perhaps FC Copenhagen and FC Nordsjælland, who play their Europa League second qualification round fixtures tomorrow. Both those teams hold leads heading into the second leg.