First leg score: Djurgårdens IF 3-0 APOEL
Following last mid-week’s emphatic victory in Stockholm, Djurgårdens IF are firmly in control of this tie.
Last Wednesday, goals from Victor Edvardsen, Hjalmar Ekdal and Gustav Wikheim secured an emphatic victory for the Swedish side at Tele2 Arena.
So, Kim Bergstrand and Thomas Lagerlöf’s side will feel confident about completing the job in Nicosia.
Should Djurgården get through, it would be an historic achievement for them.
To date, the Swedish club have never qualified for a UEFA group stage, with this their first play-off tie?
Having ousted Rijeka and Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe already, this would be the first time ever Djurgården have won three European ties in the same season.
APOEL meanwhile came into this tie as slight favourites, although that’s obviously not the case now.
The Cypriot club qualified for eight UEFA group stages between 2009 and 2019, reaching the Champions League quarter-finals a decade ago.
However, baring an unprecedented turnaround, their three-year exile from group phase football will continue.
Will Djurgården be celebrating at GSP Stadium?