Romanian test for Blues in Europa League
- 06 August 2010 13:20
- Posted by David Clayton
City’s Europa League campaign will begin against Romanian side FC Timisoara on August 19.
The Blues, among 74 teams entering the Play-off Round, will play the first leg at the 32,019-capacity Dan Paltinisanu stadium before playing the return leg a week later at the CoMS on Thursday, August 26.
Liga 1 side Timisoara were one of six teams City could have faced from the group seven pot.
Blues’ boss Roberto Mancini said: “It will be a difficult game and any team from Romania will provide stiff opposition, particularly on their own ground.
“We will look forward to both legs and obviously look to ensure we move to the group stages of the competition.”
Ticket details and travel package information will be published shortly...