UE Sant Julià

UE Sant Julià

Unió Esportiva Sant Julià is an Andorran football club, playing in the village of Aixovall in the parish of Sant Julià de Lòria, some 6 km from the capital, Andorra la Vella and 4 km from the Spanish border.

The club won the Andorran League Championship for 2004–05 and came in 2nd in 2005–06 and 2007–08 seasons. The club has also appeared in European competitions several times. In the 2000–01 season they were eliminated in the first round of Intertoto Cup by the Swiss team, Lausanne (aggregate 1–9). They also participated in the Intertoto Cup in 2002–03 and drew 2–2 at home against Coleraine F.C. from Northern Ireland, but away from home lost 5–0 to be eliminated from the competition. They suffered an 8–0 defeat at home in the 2004–05 season of the Intertoto Cup against the Serbian team, FK Smederevo and also fell 3–0 in Serbia. In the first qualifying round for the UEFA Cup 2005-06 they lost to Romanian team, Rapid Bucureşti (aggregate 0–10). In the first round of the 2006–07 Intertoto Cup they lost to NK Maribor from Slovenia (aggregate 0–8). In the first round of the 2007–08 Intertoto Cup they lost to the Bosnian squad FK Slavija 3–2 in Andorra and 3–2 again in Bosnia-Herzegovina (aggregate 4–6). Sant Julià faced PFC Cherno More Varna of Bulgaria in the first qualifying round of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. They lost 0–9 on aggregate. For the 2009–10 season, Sant Julia once again drew a Bulgarian opponent, this time for UEFA Champions League qualification in the second round – PFC Levski Sofia. Before meeting the champions of Bulgaria, Sant Julia eliminated Tre Fiori of San Marino after 2 games ending 1:1, and a penalty shootout. This was the first elimination in European tournaments in the history of Andorran football. Their dreams came to an end after a 4:0 defeat away at Sofia. The team still played well and managed to keep their goal clean for 49 minutes against the Bulgarian champion. Only 9 players from Aixovall exited the pitch after two Sant Julia players received red cards. They lost 0:5 in the return leg at home.

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