Valletta face tough Dutch challenge in Europa League

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Valletta take on FC Utrecht in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round at the Hibernians Stadium on Thursday, kick-off at 19:30.

City beat SS Folgore of San Marino with a 3-0 aggregate scorein the first round but acknowledge that Utrecht are much tougher opponents.

Valletta coach Zoran Popovic told journalists, “Utrecht are favourites but Valletta are not without a chance. We promise our hundred percent and that we will play a good game. We want to give our supporters and the local sporting public a good game to watch.”

“We know we have a chance, how small or big we will see,” he said.