Aalborg get ’Dane killers’ in Europa League
AaB Aalborg are in for a stern test in the last 32 knockout stage of the Europa League after being paired with Belgian giants Club Brugge today at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
The Belgians are undefeated in their ten European matches so far this season and have already thoroughly beaten Brøndby and FC Copenhagen in the competition.
”FCK and Brøndby have suffered at their hands, but we would have been underdogs no matter who we drew, and I see us as underdogs against Club Brugge,” Allan Gaarde, the sporting director of AaB, told bold.dk.
“They have been very sharp and they have that European cynicism that can get you far in the tournament.”
Last team standing
AaB will take on the Belgians at home on Thursday February 19 in the first leg, while the return leg will be played the following Thursday on February 26.
The Jutlanders are the last Danish team remaining in European football this season.