For the first time in history: the Champions League has had a major sensation
Faroese soccer club Klaksvik became the first team in the country's history to play in the group stage of a European cup. This became known after the islanders reached the third qualifying round of the Champions League, where the local athletes had also never reached.
After Klaksvik destroyed Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov's Ferencvaros, he scalped Swedish champion Hakken. Both games ended in draws (0-0 and 3-3, with a hat-trick by forward Arnie Frederiksberg) and the rivals determined the winner of the duel in a penalty shootout. The Faroese players were more accurate and won the 11-meter shootout 4:3.
Now, Klaksvik will fight for qualification for the Champions League playoffs with Norwegian Moulde. The islanders, as in the previous stages, will be considered clear outsiders. However, they have already secured at least participation in the group stage of the Conference League, making history in Faroese and European soccer.
It should be noted that the Faroese's future opponent Moulde struggled to get past Finland's HIK. After a 0-1 away defeat, the Norwegian team managed to score the winning second goal only in the penultimate minute of the main time of the home game.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, the goalkeeper of the Ukrainian "Dnipro-1" Yevhen Volynets was seriously injured in the return match of the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League against the Greek "Panathinaikos".