There is so much football going off at the moment! Great isn't it? I'm still leaving the Olympics alone however but tonight we're back to European competition and it's the turn of the Europa League qualifying rounds.
But first, a question. Who knows without using Google, where FC Sta. Coloma are from? Well, they are actually the biggest team in Andorra but only finished 3rd last season. I will seriously need to look how many teams form the league in a country with a population of only 77000 people! Not to worry, they ravel to Scotland tonight to take on Edinburgh based, Hibernian...
I have to say, this has got to be a 'how many' rather than 'who' situation. Hibs join the qualifying in the second round and FC Sta Coloma got there after beating those European giants, Mons Calpe from Gibraltar!
There are one or two injury issues for Hibs, midfielder Chris Cadden has a thigh muscle tear and is facing a lengthy lay-off is the biggest loss but it won't be enough to get a cricket score against the minnows even though, I think they will probably get a consolation goal for their effort. They beat Mons Calpe by an aggregate score of 5-1 over two legs in the previous round, but they have never won a European away game!
Prediction: Hibernian 5 : 1 FC Sta. Coloma - First Goal scorer: Steven Bradley
Simply write the name of the FIRST GOALSCORER and the CORRECT SCORE as a comment. The competition closes 5 minutes before kick-off which is 20.00 BST. (19.00 UTC)
The Small Print
In the first goal scorer competition, own goals do not count. In the correct score competition, it's the score after 90mins. Extra time and penalties do not count and the pot for each competition will roll over if there is no winner. If more than one person chooses the same first goal scorer or correct score, the prize is shared, and everyone gets a little upvote! It seems I also need to add, one entry per person. Don't forget the new rule that only people with a rep of 45 or above are eligible to enter unless they have been approved. The bonus will be added to any winnings ONLY if Leeds United win and/or Man U lose and all pay-outs will never exceed 50% of post pay-out. Other bonuses are paid out at my discretion.
And the Winners were...
Malmo finished the 2-1 winners over HJK with it looking like a 0-0 until the stroke of half-time when Antonio-Mirko Colak opened the scoring for Malmo.
Well done to @trostnandia.pob, @abimbola753 and @nikkybabe who all got the correct score and share the 5k, taking home 1700 tokens each. No one got the first goal scorer, so the jackpot rolls up to 5500 for today's game!