WINGO SCORES!: Henry Wingo scored his first goal in an international competition to get Ferencvaros on the scoreboard. At the time, Ferencvaros were trailing on aggregate by two goals but they’ve since equalized to make it 4-4.
Henry Wingo finds the equalizer for Ferencvaros pic.twitter.com/BMAQBDQMna— Serie A on Paramount+ ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 24, 2021
UPDATE: Young Boys beat Ferencvaros 3-2 in the first leg. The second leg is on Tuesday in Budapest, Hungary. UEFA did away with the away-goals tiebreaker, so Ferencvaros need to win by at least one goal to force overtime or win by multiple goals to advance.
Henry Wingo is, once again, one step away from becoming the first Washingtonian to play for a UEFA Champions League team. Last year, Wingo was a regular starter for Norway’s Molde when they went all the way to the Champions League playoff round, where they fell to Hungary’s Ferencvaros.
Apparently impressed by Wingo’s play, Ferencvaros acquired Wingo in a transfer valued at around $850,000 last January. Wingo went on to make 12 appearances for Ferencvaros, playing about 600 minutes to help them win the Hungarian top flight.
Given a full offseason, Wingo has established himself as a starter for the Hungarian power and has played all 540 minutes during their Champions League qualifying quest.
Wingo has registered two assists since joining Ferencvaros, the last one coming in their most recent game.
Found the assist… love it. pic.twitter.com/rAbFwmQwUT— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) August 17, 2021
They’ll now face Switzerland’s Young Boys in the final playoff round with a spot in the Champions League group stage on the line. The first leg kicks off at noon today in Bern, Switzerland and the second leg is next Tuesday in Budapest, Hungary.
Second leg: Tuesday, 12:00 PM PT