Luxembourger side F91 Dudelange fell to a 3-0 first-leg defeat at the hands of Swedish giant Malmö FF in the Europa League third qualifying round at Eleda Stadium on Thursday.
Malmo’s new acquisition Mohamed Buya Turay was subbed on nine minutes to full-time and was greeted with a big cheer from the home supporters as he made his debut for his new side.
Dudelange’s Charles Morren was sent off in the 31st minute after a second yellow card, a moment that energies the home team to take full advantage of the tie.
Kiese Thelin 54′, Toivonen 81′ and Birmančević 85′ were the scorers for the home team as they take a huge advantage into the second leg next Thursday, August 11.
The aggregate winner between Malmo and Dudelange will face Turkish sports club Sivasspor in the playoff doubleheader to reach the group stage.
Meanwhile, a total of 27 teams will compete in 2022/23 Europa League qualifying, including nine automatic entrants. As was the case in 2021/22, there are just two stages: the third qualifying round and play-offs. Ten teams will advance to the group stage.
📽️ Höjdpunkterna från segern mot F91 Diddeleng ute nu!— Malmö FF (@Malmo_FF) August 5, 2022
✅ Europa League play-off draw— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) August 2, 2022
🤔 Who will make it to the group stage? #UEL pic.twitter.com/ignLWGCjBe
Connect with us @football_sierra, on Facebook/ Instagram, Football Sierra Leone New, and Players Abroad News.
Koulibaly nets winner as Senegal progress to last 16
Senegal have qualified for the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The Lions or Teranga have finished as runners-up in Group A, behind Netherlands, having won games against hosts Qatar and now Ecuador in what was a tense but thrilling match. Senegal showed...
Chalobah pens new long-term Chelsea contract
Sierra Leone-born Trevoh Chalobah has signed a new long-term deal under Graham Potter that will keep him at Chelsea until at least 2028. Since the arrival of Potter, the 23-year-old has become a pivotal figure for the London club featuring in 12 out of the former...
Mauritius win protest to join Sierra Leone in Afcon qualifying group
The Mauritius senior national team have won their protest to join Sierra Leone and others in Group A of the African Cup of Nations 2023 qualifiers. The MFA says that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has finally communicated its decision following the...
Rodney Michael nets first FK Mornar goal in playoff
"Delighted to get my first goal in such a big game. The club president and coaches emphasized how important these last two games are in the clubs' history," the attacking midfielder told FSL News. "To be able to score and assist last night was great, but what I am...
Coventry City confirm Fankaty Dabo’s release
Sierra Leone native Fankaty Dabo has been released by championship side Coventry City a few after they failed to qualify to the Premier League. The news comes just three days after he missed the deciding penalty in their Championship play-off final defeat to Luton on...
Senegal crowned WAFU A U20 Women’s champions
West African giant Senegal U20 women's clinched the first-ever WAFU U20 A Women's Champions after successfully defeating host Sierra Leone at the Southern Arena in Bo City on Monday, CAF reports. The high-profile encounter, which served as the third and final round of...
Sierra Leone’s winger Kallon nets in Shanghai Port’s win
Sierra Leone’s winger Issa Kallon was on target as Shanghái Port recorded their fifth straight victory in the Chinese Super League Changchun Sports Center in the 10th round of the Super League. Kallon, 27, scored his first of the season and Shanghái Port's opener in...