There will be no Swiss club in the Champions League this season. Swiss champion YB was beaten ingloriously 3-0 in Herning by Danes FC Midtjylland in the third qualifying round.
Tschüss zäme. Young Boys will not see the group stage of the Champions League, like last year. Dominant in the league, the Bernese have much more trouble on the European scene. In recent seasons, the Yellow and Black have only managed to qualify during the 2018/19 season. They then had the honor of playing against Juventus, Manchester United and Valencia.
This year, salvation will come from the Europa League. Gerardo Seoane’s men still need to qualify in the last qualifying round of the C3.
In Herning, the Bernese offered a performance unworthy of their rank. Jean-Pierre Nsamé and his teammates held the draw after 45 minutes before sinking in the second period. A goal against his camp at Lefort on a free kick in the 51st precipitated the fall of the players in the capital. Dreyer doubled down in the 62nd and YB never got over it. Worse, while Nsamé missed the reduction in the score around the 80th, it was Mabil who buried their last hopes (84th).
The Danish champion managed his match perfectly, facilitated by the hazardous choices of Bernese next to their crampons. Unable to regain their game volume, Seoane’s players quickly accepted defeat, without showing any spirit of revolt. When Basel managed to sublimate in the European Cup, YB still seems stuck in his head at European level. And it is all of Switzerland which looks grim by extrapolating the UEFA index which will hardly shine after this premature exit from the road.
Will Jean-Pierre Nsamé take advantage of this disappointment to find a new club? Possible. In any case, YB is no longer in a strong position.