The profile of the opponent of the “greens”
In an emphatic way, Omonia qualified against Gabala and is now in the 3rd qualifying round of the Conference League. Sofroni Augusti's team beat the Azeris 3-2 away from home and sealed qualification to the GSP with a 4-1 victory. Midland will now be in the path of the “Greens”.
It is one of the youngest groups in Denmark as it was founded only in 1999 and is based in the city of Herning. Its seat is the MCH Arena, with a capacity of 11,432 spectators, which was built in 2004.
Last season Midland finished in 7th place in their league, but thanks to the Danish league system they found themselves with a European ticket. Essentially, 12 teams participate in the Danish championship, which are divided after the regular season into two groups (6-6) and from which the champion emerges as well as the teams that will be relegated. The 4th place team in the first group and the top team in the second group play a play-off (one-off, at the home of the 4th place team) at the end, with the winner securing the final European ticket. In this way, Midland, which finished in 7th place (1st in the second group), managed to beat Viborg and secured its European ticket.
Its coach is the 48-year-old Dane, Thomas Thomasberg, who took over the reins of the team in March 2023. He already counts 14 games on the team's bench, while his history with the team goes back to its foundation, since July 1, 1999 until July 1, 2006 he wore the team's shirt as a football player. At the same time, in the 2008-09 season, he was the team's coach again, recording 42 games with 20 wins, 8 draws and 14 losses.
Star of the team is Gustav Isaacsen who plays as a right winger. Last season's 22-year-old scored 22 goals and provided 9 assists in 45 appearances. From the roster, Sverir Ingason stands out, for whom Midland gave 4 million to PAOK to acquire him. An important addition is the Korean Ge-Sung Cho who plays at the top of the attack and for his part he gave 3 million to Jeongub Hyundai.
The Danish league has already started in the first two matches and Midland tallied the same number of wins. This season's goal is to be at the very top and fight for the title of champion.