Potential opponents AZ share the points and leave it exciting until the return

Riga FC (Latvia) and Gil Vicente (Portugal) managed to balance each other in the third heat of the Conference League. The team that eventually comes out as the winner of this diptych will play against AZ in the final heat. Then the Alkmaarders have to deal with Dundee United first.
In the first half, it was Douglas Aurรฉlio who opened the score for the team from Latvia. Juan Boseli equalized Gil Vicente in the second half, keeping it 1-1 in Riga. August 11 is the return in Portugal and there it is therefore decided who can play the fourth and final heat, against possibly AZ.
AZ has to deal with Dundee United first. Coach Pascal Jansens team will start the first of two meetings with the Scottish club on Thursday. It determines who can eventually advance to that fourth heat to compete for a ticket to the group stage of the Conference League.
In addition to AZ, FC Twente also flows in during the third heat of the qualifying tournament. They will also start their way to the pool phase on Thursday, but the team of coach Ron Jans will play against FK Cukaricki from Serbia. Should FC Twente close this diptych winning, a very heavy final hurdle awaits against Italian Fiorentina to see who can enter the group phase.