Europa League Third Qualifying Round: 2nd Leg
After hammering SV Ried 3-0 at their place in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round, we were to host them in the second leg and the job was more or less done. All we had to do was avoid complacency and play our football. I decided to mix up the squad a bit and new signing Alfredo Pena got a run-out in his first game for Vauxhall Motors.
So we drew 0-0 in the second leg, meaning we go through to the fourth round after an aggregate win of 3-0. I am very surprised that we failed to score any goals in this match, and now you will see why.
We had 18 shots to 1 and 71% possession. How we did not score is beyond me and after many hours, I am still scratching my head over it. Our passing was brilliant, at a success rate of 88% and we created a number of good chances too. This may show that we are lacking that clinical edge to our game in the final third of the pitch, but that can be addressed later. Right now, I am pleased that we got through.