“It’s a good event, amazing,” pronounced manager Paolo Amodio final night as he struggled to take in his ProgrÃ¨s Niederkorn side’s feat in expelling Glasgow giants Rangers. “I can't trust that we won 2-0 opposite Rangers. It’s not possible. We done story and we can’t trust it. It’s incredible.”
Trailing 1-0 from final week â€“ and carrying never won a European tie in 13 prior attempts and carrying usually totalled a singular idea in those matches â€“ a side that finished fourth in a 2016/17 Luxembourg initial multiplication won out by an Emmanuel FranÃ§oise idea and a SÃ©bastian Thill free-kick that crept into a net. Was it a best bar outcome in a story of Luxembourg? UEFA.com recalls a other large ones.
The European breakthrough
Haka Valkeakoski 4-1 Jeunesse Esch
Jeunesse Esch 4-0 Haka Valkeakoski
1963/64 European Champion Clubs’ Cup rough round
Luxembourg’s clubs had some unusual nearby misses in a limit days of European bar football; Spora Luxembourg took Borussia Dortmund to a replay in a rough turn of a 1956/57 European Cup, and Jeunesse Esch gave IFK GÃ¶teborg a identical shock in 1958/59. Little was approaching of Felice Dekyulo’s side following a 4-1 first-leg mauling in this 1963 tie, though Marcel Theis built on his strike in Finland, scoring Jeunesse’s initial and final during a Stade de la FrontiÃ¨re as ‘Bianconeri’ became a initial Luxembourger side to win a European tie in fantastic fashion.
Pride before a fall
Red Boys Differdange 0-0 Ajax
Ajax 14-0 Red Boys Differdange
1984/85 UEFA Cup initial round
Despite carrying Marco outpost Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ronald Koeman in a starting line-up, Ajax were hold by Albert Adams’ Red Boys side. Humiliated in a media after a initial leg, they savaged their guest in Amsterdam. Red Boys actor Fabrizio Bei â€“ now boss of FC Differdange 03 â€“ certified that a few of his team-mates had let their hair down a small too distant on a eve of a game. They paid for it. “Ajax did not wish to stop,” he told UEFA.com. “I still remember, after they done it ten, 11 and afterwards 12-0, they kept using to get a turn out of a net. Thankfully, they blew a final alarm eventually.”
Dudelange have now won 13 inhabitant joining titles â€“ all given 2000 â€“ though initial done an impact in Europe with this tie. Trailing 1-0 from a home leg, they were all though out when Thomas Gruszczynski leveled a total scores low into combined time in Mostar. Their hosts capitulated in additional time, Dudelange apropos a initial Luxembourger side given Jeunesse in 1963 to make it by a turn in UEFA’s tip bar competition. “The nation indispensable a win to revive confidence,” pronounced Dudelange manager Michel Leflochmoan, whose side had to rush true from a representation to a airfield to fly home after a game.
“The 1-0 first-leg win was not a warn to me, though a gift was,” reflected Dudelange manager Didier Philippe after a second leg of that bar boss Romain Schumacher concluded: “I’ve aged 10 years only like that this evening.” AurÃ©lien Joachim scored a first-leg winner, and struck again as his side built adult a 3-2 lead in Austria, before Sofia Benzouien was sent off with 16 mins to go. Roger Schmidt’s Salzburg roared behind into contention, scoring twice, though could not overturn a divided goals advantage. “It’s a disaster,” resolved defender Martin Hinteregger.
Assistant manager Emilio Lobo certified that FCD03’s scouting of Utrecht forward of this epic feat has enclosed “a demeanour around on YouTube” for videos of a Dutch side, though it seemed to work, Omar Er Rafik scoring twice during home, and again divided as his side warranted an unusual success. Jacob Mulenga, who scored all 4 of Utrecht’s goals in a tie, was friendly in defeat: “For me, these guys are not amateurs â€“ we am happy for them.” Er Rafik is now a tip scorer in a story of UEFA Europa League subordinate with 15 goals.