UEFA Champions' League


MATCH PREVIEW: Nomads to make Champions' League debut with Sarajevo clash

Connah's Quay NomadsvsFK Sarajevo

Connah's Quay Nomads vs FK Sarajevo
UEFA Champions' League
Wednesday 19th August 2020 | 7:00pm
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales

Wednesday evening will see Connah's Quay Nomads make our Champions' League debut in a clash with Bosnian side FK Sarajevo at Cardiff City Stadium.

The match will mark The Nomads' first ever forray into the UEFA Champions' League, following four successive years of entry into the Europa League.

The game, played at Cardiff City Stadium due to UEFA Covid protocols, will see The Nomads host Bosnian Champions FK Sarajevo.

About Sarajevo
The side from Bosnia and Herzegovina won the 2019-20 BH Telecom Premier League when the season was curtailed in early June due to the Covid-19 outbreak - at that point, they were three points clear of second placed Zeljeznicar, having only lost three of their 22 games in the campaign. The league victory marked back-to-back league titles for the Bordo-bijeli.

Sarajevo's European history
Sarajevo have played a total of 74 games in European competition, picking up 24 victories along the way. Last season, they faced Celtic in the First Qualifying Round of the Champions' League, going down 5-2 on aggregate, before being defeated by Belarusian side, BATE Borisov in the Europa League. Their previous best result in Europe was reaching the Play Off stage of the Europa League in the 2014-15 season where they lost out 10-2 on aggregate to Borussia Monchengladbach.

How to watch the game
The match will be covered live on both our YouTube and Facebook channels, with links to the streams being provided shortly before kick off on the night of the game through our Twitter account. Alternatively, if you Like our Facebook page or subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will receive a notification when we are going live with the broadcast.

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From the Gaffer
Following The Nomads' final training session at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening, Nik Mesney spoke to Andy Morrison to get his thoughts on the Club's first ever Champions' League tie.

The winners of the tie will progress to face Belarusian side Dynamo Brest next Wednesday. The side from Belurus defeated Astana 6-3 on Tuesday evening to progress to the Second Qualifying Round. The losers from Wednesday night's match will enter the Europa League Second Qualifying Round.

The game kicks off at 7pm and as previously mentioned will be live on our Facebook and YouTube channels with minute-by-minute coverage on our Twitter account also.

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