Four Swiss clubs will compete on the European stage this Thursday. FC Zurich will look for redemption in Belfast, while FC Basel will face real danger in Copenhagen.
Qarabag were knocked out in the preliminary round of the Champions League and Zurich, who trailed in the Super League, will look to bounce back against Linfield in the Europa League. If they knock out the Northern Ireland champions, Zurich will be guaranteed at least a place in the group stage of the Conference League. But the goal remains qualification for the Europa League play-offs, which should pit them against Scots of the Heart of Midlothian.
Basel and Young Boys on the bridge in the Conference League
In Copenhagen, FC Basel will come up against Brandby, who finished 4th in the last Danish Championship, but remain on 2 defeats. New Rhenish recruit, Andy Sekri made the trip. But Vaudois will know at the last minute whether he will qualify for this meeting of the third preliminary round of the conference league.
If Ulises Garcia is sidelined for 3 weeks with a thigh injury, the young boys will play in Turku against the current leaders of the Finnish Championship, Kuopio FS. Rafael Vicky’s side should logically win despite Sunday’s misfire against the Grasshoppers.
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