2 - 2

Matús Bero 20' -
Scored: 20'

Lois Openda 89' -
Scored: 89'

Lois Openda 90' -
Red: 90'

Scored: 65'
- Patrick McEleney 65'

Scored: 76'
- Patrick McEleney 76'

Europa Conference League Preview: Vitesse Arnhem -v- Dundalk

Thu, Aug 05 2021

Dundalk huddle before their Conference League victory over Newtown. Credit: Dolf Hartog


Vitesse Arnhem host Dundalk in the first-leg of their Europa Conference League tie on Thursday evening (kick-off is at 6pm Irish time).

This will be the first time Vitesse will play a home game in front of fans since the Covid-19 pandemic.

And their manager Thomas Letsch is hoping that his side can use their pre-season preparations to full effect when they take on Dundalk in their first competitive game of the season.

“Preparing for a European duel is a great feeling. Not just with me, but with the whole group”, Vitesse manager Thomas Letsch said ahead of the visit of Dundalk

“We have worked hard for a year for this opportunity. It's really going to start now," said the trainer, whose good feeling is reinforced by the well-deserved practice win against VfL Bochum. 

“The group is absolutely ready. It was a preparation with fluctuating results and many changes, but we showed in the last game that we got to the right level in time.”

Vitesse captain Danilo Doekhi added: “Everyone has put in a lot of minutes in preparation and built up enough fitness. 

“I can say on behalf of the whole team that we are really looking forward to the game."


Dundalk will be hoping that they can build on last week’s pivotal European win away to Levadia Tallinn in the Netherlands on Thursday night as they look to strike a blow to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.

Will Patching’s goal saw the Lilywhites through last week, and their boss Vinny Perth is expecting a stiff test against Vitesse, however.

“First of all the advantage, and we have seen this with the Bohs game, that they are in pre-season. They are a really strong, high press team and they play with huge energy.

“In Europe sometimes you get to keep the ball for long periods of the game even against top opposition, I think this will be slightly different.

“They press so highly from the front 99% of times, they play with a back 3, a 3-4-1-2 and different variants of that.

“They will put us under a lot of pressure when we have the ball so it’s about us being clever and counter attacking.

“We have seen a lot of strengths of theirs over the last week. It’s up to us to find out their weaknesses and expose them if we can.”

Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (Greece).



Vitesse Arnhem 1/7; Draw 4/1; Dundalk 10/1.


Vitesse Arnhem 3 - 1 Dundalk


Vitesse Arnhem

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.



Injured: Brian Gartland, Daniel Cleary.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

LNov. 2, 2017
Vitesse 0 - 3 Zulte Waregem
DNov. 23, 2017
Lazio 1 - 1 Vitesse
WDec. 7, 2017
Vitesse 1 - 0 Nice
DAug. 5, 2021
Vitesse 2 - 2 Dundalk
WAug. 12, 2021
Dundalk 1 - 2 Vitesse
Markus Schubert 1
Maximilian Wittek 32
Tomas Hajek 18
© Danilho Doekhi 3
Riechedly Bazoer 10
Yann Gboho 20
Matús Bero
Scored: 20'
Lois Openda
Scored: 89'
Sent Off: 90'
Nikolai Baden Frederiksen 11

DOct. 1, 2021
Harps 2 - 2 Dundalk
WOct. 8, 2021
Dundalk 1 - 0 Shamrock R
DOct. 15, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 Dundalk
LOct. 22, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 1 Dundalk
LOct. 25, 2021
St. Pats 1 - 0 Dundalk
1 Alessio Abibi
15 Darragh Leahy
13 Raivis Jurkovskis
Defender 84'
84Subbed Off: Sean Murray 84'
4 Andy Boyle ©
6 Sonni Nattestad
7 Michael Duffy
11 Patrick McEleney
Scored: 65'
Scored: 76'
84Subbed Off: Wilfried Zahibo 84'
10 Greg Sloggett
8 Sam Stanton
27 Daniel Kelly
Forward 48'
48Subbed Off: Cameron Dummigan 48'
29 David McMillan
Forward 59'
59Subbed Off: Patrick Hoban 59'

77 Han Jeongwoo
9 Patrick Hoban
Forward 59'
59Subbed On: David McMillan 59'
23 Cameron Dummigan
Defender 48'
48Subbed On: Daniel Kelly 48'
14 Peter Cherrie
25 Val Adedokun
16 Sean Murray
Midfield 84'
84Subbed On: Raivis Jurkovskis 84'
28 Ryan O'Kane
18 Will Patching
19 Wilfried Zahibo
Midfield 84'
84Subbed On: Patrick McEleney 84'


Competition: 2021/2022 Europa Conference League Third Qualifying Round

Date: 6 p.m. Aug. 5, 2021


Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown