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Preview: Santa Coloma vs Hibs

All you need to know ahead of our UEFA Europa Conference League second-leg match against FC Santa Coloma in Andorra!

The Lowdown

We come into the match off the back of an impressive performance and 3-0 win against the Andorran top-flight side.

A brace from Martin Boyle and a solitary strike from Kevin Nisbet earned us the victory, in an action-packed game which saw three men sent off.

The second-leg will take place at the Andorra Football Federation Stadium on Thursday 29 July and will kick-off at 5.30pm BST.

The match will be played behind-closed-doors at the Andorra Football Federation Stadium, which has a capacity of 3,300 and has an artificial turf.

The winner of our game will face either Gżira United (Malta) or HNK Rijeka (Croatia) over two legs in the next qualifying round. The Croatian side ran out 2-0 winners in the first-leg.

How to watch

Following a series of discussions with both FC Santa Coloma and the Andorran FA, we have taken the decision not to stream tonight’s match on Hibs TV via PPV.

This is due to concerns about the quality of the match feed. We pride ourselves on giving fans high-quality coverage and do not want to charge unless we can be sure the match coverage will be up to our standards and filmed with multiple cameras.

We had secured the rights to be the only broadcaster showing the live match but reverted on this decision due to quality concerns.

As a result, we have agreed the rights will be aired on YouTube and the match feed taken care of by FC Santa Coloma and the Andorran FA. We expect this to be a one-camera feed.

Those who have already purchased PPV will be refunded.

The link to watch the game for free is here.

Follow us on social media for all the build up and post-match.

Team News

Jack Ross will be without Joe Newell for this match after he received a straight red card in the first-leg.

There is a bonus that Jake Doyle-Hayes (below) rejoined the group after recovering from his injury setback, however, he will still be building up his match fitness after missing large parts of pre-season.

Jamie Murphy has also travelled after recovering from his injury.

Scott Allan, however, isn't with the group after picking up a minor knock, whilst Chris Cadden and Sean Mackie are unavailable.

FC Santa Coloma will be without Ryahi Bouharma and Ramos Isus who were also sent off in the tie at Easter Road.

The Hosts

Hailing from a village of just 3,000 people, Santa Coloma finished third in last season's Primera Divisio – the Andorran top-flight.

They have been crowned Andorran champions a record of 13 times and actually boast a grassroots partnership with Europa League champions Villarreal.

At the helm is Albert Jorquera, a former Barcelona goalkeeper who was capped by the Catalonia national team.

In terms of European football, they are the only Andorran side that have progressed in a European competition. They have won two Champions League qualifiers in their history and beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 in the 2007-2008 UEFA Cup but lost the tie 4-1.

To qualify for this match, they beat Gibraltar side Mons Calpe 5-1 on aggregate. Mons Calpe scored a late equaliser in the first leg, which gave them hope, but Santa Coloma progressed convincingly after a 4-0 victory on home soil.