FC Midtjylland moved one step closer to the group stage in football’s leading club competition with a 1-0 victory over Bulgaria’s PFC Ludogorets on Wednesday.
The victory means that the Danish champions are one game away from the Champions League final, which decides which teams join the giants in the lucrative group game.
Draw on Monday
Their opponents in the third qualifying round, which consists of only a single game, will be decided on Monday. Play-offs are played over two legs, with the winners advancing to the group stage and the losers entering the Europa League.
Jutland’s club opponents could be Dynamo Zagreb from Croatia, Young Boys in Switzerland or Red Star Belgrade in Serbia.
Bentner training with Tårnby
Former Danish international Nicklas Bentner trains with the small Danish club Tårnby FF, reports Ekstra Bladet. Bendtner, whose former clubs include Arsenal and Juventus, is scheduled to make his debut for Tårnby’s ‘old boys’ on 9 September. The 32-year-old striker was previously a fixture in the Danish national team, where he scored 30 goals for 81 matches. He most recently played for FC Copenhagen, but his contract was not extended after 2019. It is unclear whether Bentner will continue in the professional game.
Harder in the CL final
Pernille Harders Wolfsburg will take part in the women’s Champion’s League final after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Barcelona. The Danish national team captain, who scored four goals for Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals, was prominent in the game, which was decided by a strike from teammate Fridolina Rolfö. Wolfsburg now face Lyon in the final on Sunday. Their French opponents start as strong favorites after winning the competition on the last four occasions.
Tauson wins in Portugal
Danish tennis star Clara Tauson can add another title to her name after winning an ITF tournament in Portugal. The Dane beat the Spaniard Maria Gutierrez Carrasco 6-3, 6-2 at a tournament in Oeiras near Lisbon. The victory is Tauson’s first after a long firing due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 17-year-old, who won the ITF Australian Junior Open in 2019, will next take part in a WTA tournament in Prague, starting on 31 August.
The youngest Dane at the cycling tournament
Danish cycling prospects Frederik Wandahl will ride for the strong German team BORA-hansgrohe next season after signing a three-year contract. The 19-year-old, who will be the youngest Dane ever on the World Tour, will be a teammate for world stars such as Slovakia’s Peter Sagen. Wandahl made headlines in 2018 when he became the Danish junior road racing champion. In 2019, he finished eighth at the junior junior championship in Yorkshire.
Jønsson moves to La Liga
The Danish midfielder Jens Jønsson has signed a contract with the Spanish La Liga club Cadiz, which runs until 2022. The 27-year-old changes from Turkey’s Konyaspor, where his contract expired this summer. The Dane played 121 appearances for AGF Aarhus before being sold to Konyaspor in August 2016. Cadiz finished second in the Segunda Division last season and secured promotion to the top flight. Jønsson’s arrival means that Denmark now has four players in Spain’s top division.
Source: The Nordic Page