Valletta face tough Dutch challenge in Europa League


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.