Tre Penne v The New Saints (Tue)

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New Saints director of football Craig Harrison is confident his side will finally see off San Marino’s Tre Penne in the Champions League.

The Welsh treble winners secured a narrow 2-1 victory[1] in the first leg of the first qualifying round at Park Hall.

“I expect us to score more goals than they do, home or away,” Harrison told BBC Radio Shropshire.

The winners will face Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus in the second qualifying round.

Scott Quigley gave Saints the lead in the first leg before Stefano Fraternali levelled for San Marino’s reigning champions.

Jamie Mullan scored the winner five minutes before the interval but Harrison was left to rue a host of missed opportunities.

“We must have had 10 very good chances. On a different day we would have scored five goals,” Harrison added.

“That final third we weren’t quite as sharp as what we could have been, whether that’s because it’s early on in the season.

“But we’ll certainly be a lot better in that department on Tuesday.”

Tre Penne coach Marco Protti says his side are capable of reaching the second qualifying round after scoring an away goal in the first leg.

“We must believe in ourselves and believe that we can do it,” he said.

    References

    1. ^ narrow 2-1 victory (www.bbc.co.uk)

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