In the first match of the Europa League qualification, Sheriff from Tiraspol achieved a 5-1 victory over Belarusian team BATE. The game took place on August 10 in Tiraspol. David Ankiye and Cedric Badolo scored the first two goals for Sheriff, while BATE managed to score only one. The next match between the two teams will be held on August 17 in Mesekeveszd, Hungary, with the winner advancing to the playoffs where they will face the loser of the KI Klaksvik vs Molde match. The losing team will have a chance in the Conference League playoffs against the winner of Balkani vs Lincoln Red Imps. Meanwhile, ahead of the game in Tiraspol, Promo-LEX organization requested UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin to avoid hosting matches in the region due to human rights violations. The organization urged a temporary restriction on holding matches until the human rights situation improves.