Europa League - Qualifying First Round - 1st Leg
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Europa League: AIK 2-0 Bala Town

Bala Town in action against Airbus UK Broughton
Bala Town have twice finished as runners-up to The New Saints in the Welsh Premier League

Welsh Premier League side Bala Town suffered a narrow defeat by AIK in their Europa League first qualifying round first leg in Sweden.

Amin Affane gave AIK the lead before the half-hour mark but Bala could not force a reply before half time.

After the break, former Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City defender Nils-Eric Johansson made it 2-0.

Mike Hayes almost scored a valuable away goal late on but Patrik Carlgren saved before he was flagged offside.

The two sides will play the second leg at Rhyl's Belle Vue ground on Thursday, 7 July.

Line-ups

AIK

  • 35Carlgren
  • 32Kpozo
  • 3Karlsson
  • 4Johansson
  • 21Sundgren
  • 31GraviusSubstituted forJonsson Saletrosat 75'minutes
  • 17Ofori
  • 39AffaneSubstituted forBlombergat 69'minutes
  • 24Ishizaki
  • 36IsakSubstituted forAvdicat 82'minutes
  • 22Strandberg

Substitutes

  • 8Blomberg
  • 10Avdic
  • 11Markkanen
  • 15Vaisanen
  • 19Yasin Ghani
  • 29Jonsson Saletros
  • 34Linner

Bala Town

  • 1Morris
  • 5Jones
  • 7ConnollySubstituted forJonesat 69'minutes
  • 2Valentine
  • 3Stephens
  • 4Jones
  • 11Smith
  • 88BurkeSubstituted forCrowtherat 82'minutes
  • 10Sheridan
  • 27ThompsonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHayesat 56'minutes
  • 16Davies

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 9Hayes
  • 15Crowther
  • 23Vernon
Referee:
Kirill Levnikov
Attendance:
6,127

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