Åtvidabergs FFAfter beating FC Fehérvár 2 : 0 at home last Thursday, the opponent for the 1st round of this years UEFA-Cup has been drawn on Friday in Monaco. GC will play Åtvidabergs FF on September 14th (Stadion Idrottspark, Norrköping) and 28th (legendary Hardturm, Zürich).

The first thing we notice about our opponent is the very unusual club-logo. One could think Åtvidabergs FF was a women’s football club, but they’re not. They play in the Swedish Superettan (2nd Division) and currently rank 9th out of 16 teams. So far they they have 26 points out of 21 games (28:26 goals). They qualified for the 1st round of the UEFA-Cup against FC Etzella Ettelbrück (LUX) and SK Brann Bergen (NO).

All in all, a fairly easy opponent for the Grasshoppers, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem to qualify for the UEFA-Cup group stage. And for the hardcore fans another nice trip through Europe, Sweden’s always worth a visit…