KuPS’s defense was punched three times in half an hour.
KuPS – Union Berlin 0–4
SuomEThe great and long football summer of N football got one more unique highlight on Thursday at the Olympic Stadium when the Kuopio Football Club faced the Bundesliga club in the final round of the Union Berlin Conference League qualifiers. It became great for football thanks to supporters from Kuopio and Berlin, but it also became a harsh lesson for the Finnish football team in front of less than six thousand spectators.
The Union’s victory in Berlin left no room for explanation – the difference in level was far too great. The Berliners settled for the first part of the match in half an hour with three goals.
In Europele the Finnish team is required to play a completely successful defensive game, but KuPS’s defense during the opening period was as friendly to the Germans as to the “mualima pole”, Kuopio Market for the locals. This problem is KuPS head coach Simo Valakari has not yet been resolved.
Before Thursday night, KuPS had made Finnish football history when it had cleared three opponents in the Conference League qualifiers: FC Noah from Armenia, Vorskla Poltava from Ukraine and FK Astana from Kazakhstan. Thus, it had become the first Finnish men’s football team to have won three consecutive matches in the European Football Association club team qualifiers.
In the fourth match against Union Berlin, he had to bet as the second Finnish men’s team to enter the group stage of the club team competition. In the light of history, an impossible task against the Germans. Only HJK has managed to win the qualifiers Teemu Pukin goals for the German club once and had no chance in a away match in 2011 against Schalke.
The people of Kuopio The first goal came in the seventh minute, when the away team was able to advance from the left side and the concentration reached the Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyin. The top player, who moved from Liverpool to Liverpool to the Union for around € 8 million, certainly guided the ball to KuPS.
Less often, Finnish clubs advance so far in club team competitions that the Bundesliga team will meet. To the shame of the people of Kuopio, the match had to be played in Helsinki, as there is no football stadium in Kuopio that meets the requirements of the European Football Association.
Supporters of the people of Kuopio interviewed the city of Kuopio about the matter shortly before the half-hour frontier laundry. A minute later the ball was in KuPS goal a second time and two minutes later a third time.
First, Awoniyi and Max Kruse were able to counterattack with a stunning counterattack Macdonald Nibaa After careless handling of the KuPS. Kruse scored from Awoniyi’s pass to KuPS Johannes Kreidlin. This is precisely the situation in counter-attacks that the dangerous Union should not have been allowed to enter.
31 minutes into the match, Kruseen came through the middle and almost added to his team’s lead, but the shot went wide.
Opening half the first half KuPS had played up from time to time even well. In the first twenty minutes, it advanced four times into the Union’s penalty area, and seemed to be quite close to the new top player in Kuopio. Tim Vayrynen would have gotten a foot in one of the three concentrations that were fed to him.
Valakari was the replacement Lucas Rangelin To replace Väyrynen, Aniekpeno Udohin topper to replace Niba and a side pack Felipe Aspegrenin To replace Uzochukwun. At the same time, Valakari changed the grouping from a line of five defenders to four defenders.
The change of grouping and the situation of the match gave KuPS more control of the ball, and KuPS was able to try the goal several times. An hour ago, the scorer was Awoniyi and Kruse.
Janis Ikaueniks fired once per Andreas Luthen guard the Union goal. The situation was even better after Rangelille Udohin’s pass, but Luthe also blocked it in the last minute. And a corner kick topper Henri Toivomäki pushed the ball to the top.
In overtime, Union Berlin hit the last nail in the coffin of KuPS from the counterattack when Andreas Voglsammer scored the ball.
The result didn’t really leave KuPS any chance to advance to the Conference League group stage when the second leg is played in Berlin next week.
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