Denmark’s Midtjylland continued their challenge for a place in the European Championships with a strong performance from ‘World Cup star’ Cho Kyu-sung and ’19-year-old sensation’ Franculino.
Mittwylan won their 2023-2024 UECL Third Qualifying Round second leg 5-1 at home against OMONIA (Cyprus) at the MCH Arena in Henning, Denmark on Monday (April 18). In the first leg, Mittwylan lost 0-1 and were in danger of being eliminated. However, the team bounced back in the second game to make the final score 5-2 and advance to the next round of the UECL playoffs.
If Meatwillan makes it through the playoffs, they will advance to the UECL main stage. Coming from the second qualifying round, the schedule looked tough, but the team managed to defeat Progress Niederkorn (Luxembourg) and then tricky opponent OMONIA to reach the playoffs.
Next up for Mitwylan is Polish club Legia Warsaw. They finished second in the Polish league last season, and this season they’re on fire, leading the league. Legia defeated Austria Wien (Austria) in the third qualifying round to reach the playoffs. Both Mitwylan and Legia faced their toughest opponents yet. Polish media outlet Sportowepakty warned that “Mietwylan overpowered Omonia”.
Indeed, Mittwylan dominated Omonia throughout the match. According to soccer stats site Footmob, Mittwylan won 65% of the ball possession and had an 11-2 advantage in shots. The offense was accurate, connecting on eight of those shots. OMONIA’s Ionis Koutsoulos was sent off in the 24th minute of the first half, giving them a numerical advantage, but overall, it was a good game for Mitwylan.
Cho Kyu-sung scored the game-winning goal. Starting as a frontline striker, Cho played a total of 79 minutes before being subbed off in the 34th minute of the second half, most notably from the penalty spot in the 27th minute, where he completely fooled the goalkeeper and slotted home a clean goal. 메이저사이트 It was Cho’s first goal in European competition. Cho had scored three goals in four Danish league games to finish fourth on the team’s scoring list, but hadn’t scored in three European Championships. With this goal, however, he made history.
It was also a goal under pressure. Cho missed a penalty against Vejle Voldclub in the fourth round of the Danish League on Nov. 13. He was so disappointed that he was subbed off in the second half and was seen going straight into the locker room. However, he did not miss the penalty kick opportunity that came his way just one game later.
In addition, Cho Kyu-sung had 30 ball touches and four shots, three of which were on target. His passing success rate was 83%. He also made two key passes. The soccer statistics site Sofascore gave him a good rating of 7.5.