Hungarian football team Ferencváros drew 0-0 with KÍ Klaksvík of Faroe Islands in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying first round tie on Tuesday.
The return leg will take place next Wednesday at the Groupama Arena in Budapest. The winner will meet either Swedish side BK Häcken or Welsh side The New Saints, while the loser will advance to the Conference League, where they will either face Irish side Shamrock Rovers or Icelandic side Breidablik. Ferencváros reached the last sixteen of the Europa League last season.
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Ferencváros started the match much better, creating two big chances almost immediately, but the Green and White’s run was soon halted and the islanders’ breakaway attempted dangerous crosses.
Although a sporadic attack from Ferencváros resulted in an offside goal, the Hungarian champions were happy to celebrate a goalless draw at the break, as one of the Faroese crosses was flicked on to the crossbar.
The rest of the game was much less eventful, with no danger of goals being scored. The substitutions did not help the early season form of Ferencváros, who were hampered by artificial turf and a narrow pitch. Eventually, the Hungarian champions failed to take advantage in the return leg, starting the qualifying round of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw, just as they did a year ago at home to the Kazakh champions.
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