First leg score: Bodø/Glimt 5-0 Žalgiris Vilnius
Safe to say, following last Wednesday night’s first leg in the Arctic Circle, it’s Bodø/Glimt who are firmly in control of this tie.
The Norwegian champions ran riot six nights ago, eventually running out 5-0 winners.
Hugo Vetlesen, Amahl Pellegrino, Lars-Jørgen Salvesen, Marius Høibråten and Runar Espejord all on target at Aspmyra Stadion.
So, to say Bodø/Glimt are now firm favourites to reach the next stage is underachievement of the year.
The Yellow Horde have now won 12 consecutive European home games, form that took them to the Europa Conference League quarter-finals back in April.
Assuming they get through this, Kjetil Knutsen’s side will feature in a higher-tier of UEFA group stage for the very first time.
Žalgiris Vilnius might be down but are far from out, having already secured Lithuanian football history.
Having already beaten Ballkani and Malmö, the latter a monumental upset, the Greens are guaranteed to be the first team ever from their country to reach a European group stage.
So, Vladimir Cheburin’s team can already start planning for a Europa League play-off round tie against the losers of Ludogorets vs GNK Dinamo.
Bodø/Glimt meanwhile are looking forward to a Champions League play-off the winner of the same match-up.