What’s the shortest distance between clubs in a cross-border European tie?

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“Copenhagen and Malmö face each other in the Europa League this season,” tweets David Thompson. “The two cities are 26 miles apart and joined by the Öresund Bridge. What is the shortest distance between two teams from two separate countries to have met in a European tie?”

It will be a new record, David. Google Maps flags it up as a trip of 37.6km (23.4 miles) from Telia Parken in Copenhagen over to the Swedbank Stadion. “The current record was set last season when Slovan Bratislava and Rapid Vienna locked horns in the Europa League,” notes Sean DeLoughry.

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