Champions League - Qualifying Second Round - 1st Leg
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HNK Rijeka 2-0 The New Saints

The New Saints beat Europa FC over two legs in the first qualifying round
The New Saints beat Europa FC over two legs in the first qualifying round

The New Saints were beaten by Rijeka in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie in Croatia.

The Croatian champions dominated to lead 1-0 at half-time thanks to Josip Misic's free-kick after seven minutes.

TNS defended doggedly but fell further behind when Florentin Matei tapped in from close range on 68 minutes.

Scott Quigley fired wide in a rare attack from the visitors and, although Rijeka continued to pour forward, the Croatians could not add to their lead.

The second leg will be played at TNS's Park Hall home in Oswestry next Tuesday night (18 July, 19:00 BST).

"It was disappointing to concede quite early on," said TNS midfielder Aeron Edwards. "After that, we defended really well, and played well at times.

"We had chances at the end and, if we could have nicked a goal, it would have been all to play for.

"But we'll go back hopeful next week. Maybe we can get an early goal and put them on the back foot."

Line-ups

HNK Rijeka

  • 12Sluga
  • 17GavranovicSubstituted forCrnicat 87'minutes
  • 8ZhutaSubstituted forMateiat 63'minutes
  • 13Zuparic
  • 6Ristovski
  • 18Elez
  • 29Vesovic
  • 20GorgonSubstituted forMalesat 78'minutes
  • 9Araujo dos Santos
  • 28Bradaric
  • 27Misic

Substitutes

  • 4Puncec
  • 10Matei
  • 11Crnic
  • 23Djokovic
  • 26Males
  • 31Nevistic
  • 77Martic

New Saints

  • 1Harrison
  • 2Spender
  • 4Saunders
  • 6Routledge
  • 8Brobbel
  • 14Mullan
  • 10FletcherSubstituted forCieslewiczat 70'minutes
  • 26Pryce
  • 5Rawlinson
  • 23Edwards
  • 22Quigley

Substitutes

  • 9Draper
  • 11Parry
  • 12Hudson
  • 18Holland
  • 20Darlington
  • 21Cieslewicz
  • 30Wycherley
Referee:
Kristo Tohver
Attendance:
5,883

Live Text

Match ends, HNK Rijeka 2, The New Saints 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, HNK Rijeka 2, The New Saints 0.

Substitution

Substitution, HNK Rijeka. Matic Crnic replaces Mario Gavranovic.

Substitution

Substitution, HNK Rijeka. Mate Males replaces Alexander Gorgon.

Substitution

Substitution, The New Saints. Adrian Cieslewicz replaces Wes Fletcher.

Goal!

Goal! HNK Rijeka 2, The New Saints 0. Florentin Matei (HNK Rijeka) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, HNK Rijeka. Florentin Matei replaces Leonard Zhuta.

Second Half

Second Half begins HNK Rijeka 1, The New Saints 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, HNK Rijeka 1, The New Saints 0.

Goal!

Goal! HNK Rijeka 1, The New Saints 0. Josip Misic (HNK Rijeka) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 11th July 2017

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