Champions League - Qualifying - Second Round - 2nd Leg
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Champions League: Videoton 1-1 The New Saints (agg 2-1)

Mike Wild challenges the Videoton defence for The New Saints

Adam Gyurcso's extra-time goal knocked The New Saints out of the Champions League second qualifying round.

Matty Williams's 78th-minute goal had shocked Hungarian champions Videoton and taken the game into extra time.

But Gyurcso - who scored the only goal in the first leg last week - gave the home team a 2-1 aggregate win.

Saints striker Mike Wilde missed a late chance, and then Sam Finlay was sent off following an off-the-ball incident in the final minutes.

Videoton started the match as firm favourites following their 1-0 win at Park Hall.

TNS are the only full-time professional team in the Welsh Premier League and were aiming to equal their best showing in Champions League when they reached the third qualifying round in 2011.

With temperatures well above 30C, goalkeeper Paul Harrison denied Dinko Trebotic and Mirko Ivanovski while at the other end Wilde had a header cleared off the line.

When substitute Williams swept in Simon Spender's cross from the right wing, it took the game to an extra 30 minutes.

Both teams slowed down in the heat during extra time, and it took a rare moment of quality from Gyurcso to finally beat Harrison and end the Saints' dream.

Finlay was shown the red card two minutes from the end as tempers frayed.

In the next round Videoton will face Belarus champions BATE Borisov, who beat Dundalk 2-1 on aggregate.

TNS manager Craig Harrison said: "The players were outstanding tonight. We worked out where their weaknesses would be and where our strengths would be and the lads were absolutely outstanding, every single one. I think we have been very very unlucky."

Line-ups

Videoton

  • 44Danilovic
  • 30Szolnoki
  • 23JuhászSubstituted forSouza dos Santosat 67'minutes
  • 18Lang
  • 6Fejes
  • 7Gyurcsó
  • 17Pátkai
  • 4LuijckxSubstituted forSimonat 87'minutes
  • 33TreboticBooked at 16mins
  • 16OliveiraBooked at 88mins
  • 19IvanovskiSubstituted forKovácsat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Souza dos Santos
  • 5Heffler
  • 10Kovács
  • 11Koltai
  • 31Mareval
  • 42Gabor
  • 46Simon

The New Saints

  • 1Harrison
  • 2Spender
  • 6Edwards
  • 16Rawlinson
  • 3Marriott
  • 8FinleyBooked at 118mins
  • 7SeargeantSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes
  • 23EdwardsBooked at 93mins
  • 14MullanSubstituted forDraperat 110'minutes
  • 18Wilde
  • 21CieslewiczSubstituted forQuigleyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Baker
  • 9Draper
  • 10Williams
  • 19Reed
  • 20Darlington
  • 22Quigley
  • 25Mullock
Referee:
Pawel Raczkowski

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Videoton 1, The New Saints 1.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Videoton 1, The New Saints 1.

  3. Dismissal

    Sam Finley (The New Saints) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, The New Saints. Greg Draper replaces Jamie Mullan.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Videoton 1, The New Saints 1. Adam Gyurcsó (Videoton) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  6. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time begins Videoton 0, The New Saints 1.

  7. Post update

    First Half Extra Time ends, Videoton 0, The New Saints 1.

  8. Booking

    Aeron Edwards (The New Saints) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    First Half Extra Time begins Videoton 0, The New Saints 1.

  10. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Videoton 0, The New Saints 1.

  11. Booking

    Filipe Oliveira (Videoton) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Videoton. Ádám Simon replaces Kees Luijckx.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Videoton 0, The New Saints 1. Matthew Williams (The New Saints) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, The New Saints. Matthew Williams replaces Chris Seargeant.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Videoton. Paulo Vinicius replaces Roland Juhász.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, The New Saints. Scott Quigley replaces Adrian Cieslewicz.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Videoton. István Kovács replaces Mirko Ivanovski.

  18. Second Half

    Second Half begins Videoton 0, The New Saints 0.

  19. Half Time

    First Half ends, Videoton 0, The New Saints 0.

  20. Booking

    Dinko Trebotic (Videoton) is shown the yellow card.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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