Cukaricki players were unable to qualify for the Conference League.
Although in the first match, which was held last week in Belgrade, they defeated Hammarby 3: 1, in the second they defeated 5: 1 (3: 0), and as the Swedish team played – it could have won more convincingly. .
Kukariki found himself in trouble early on, because his opponent had already made up for the deficit in the first half and with three goals (from 13 shots, compared to only three “Kokas”) completely turned events in their favour. For a short time, the guest from the Serbian capital hoped for lessons, because of Ndiaje’s accurate shot of 3: 1, but this hope lasted only two minutes – one goal was immediately received, then another and … all dreams were shattered. If there is any after half the introductory time.
The hosts, whose coach Miloš Milojevic was Red Star’s assistant Dejan Stankovic for the previous two seasons, started violently right from the start. So much so that about 10,000 fans loudly celebrated every good move, and there were a lot of them. Čuka’s strategist Pavle Delibaši tried to bring peace back to his team using off-line guidance, but his team was completely reduced to his own half of the field.
And in the twelfth minute the net shook for the first time. And that was after a very poor reaction from the Belgrade defence, which went to the left side, where the ball was initially. Of course, centered around the other – he brought Zeaze from ten meters completely undisturbed 1: 0 to the Swedes.
The hosts didn’t stop there. Although the players of the Serbian club began to threaten, and had a great goal when Roganovic perfectly used Ndyagi (and that, despite the lack of goalkeepers nearby, sent the ball over the crossbar with his head), shortly thereafter, in the 26th minute, Hammarby led with a score of 2: 0. Playing Ludwigson, as in training, he threw the ball behind the opponent’s defense, Selmani set off on his own in front of goalkeeper Petrovich and easily overcame him.
Coach Delibasic’s team only stopped Hamrabi’s full initiative on occasion, but the few “trips” to the opposing half were not as dangerous as the one in Belgrade. On the other side of the field, “the goal hung in the air” almost all the time, and in the 45th minute, when the injured Kovac was off the field, ukarički surrendered less with the player for the third time. Wenger’s cross from the left was used by Sweden’s cross Poulsen to raise his head from about eight or nine metres 3: 0 For his team, which was also the result of the first half.
Where they stopped in the first part of the match, Milojevic’s team continued in the second half, trying to get to the fourth stream as quickly as possible. And they almost succeeded in it in the 55th minute, when after a cross from the right wing, Anderson tried well with his head, and then the ball hit the Kukkariki goalkeeper.
However, the guests did not give up. They showed it with their fighting spirit, then the goal scored by Ibrahima Ndigai 3: 1 In the 64th minute. Kovac then lost the very noticeable Rojanovic on the left wing, this player perfectly hired Ndiaghi, who beat Osted from the center of the penalty area and equalized the result with one score from Belgrade. But the joy did not last long…
Just two minutes later, 17-year-old Vilot Svedberg gave thanks in the best way to the Serbian strategist who gave him the match in the second half: receiving the ball on the edge of the penalty area, while the defense was on. From “Čuka” he expected a cross into the penalty area. ، 4: 1. This was not the end.
In the 72nd minute, Al-Salmani scored the second goal of the match and beyond 5: 1 He increased the advantage with a teammate in three moves, continuing to work in midfield Zeaze by sprinting behind the right side of Cukaricki’s defense, then just in time throwing the ball into the box, as his teammate caused a raving in the stands.
By the end of the match Hammarby was routinely doing his job, and when he finished this duel with said score, he excited his fans, who celebrated loudly, at times and gleefully, the team’s elimination. From Banovo Brdo.
How is the league conference played?
At the end of the qualifiers, in which the winners will move on to the main stage of the competition (in addition to the defeated teams from the Europa League encounters), eight groups of four will be formed. In them, everyone meets twice with everyone. The group winners proceed directly to the round of 16, which will skip one round of competition. Namely, the second-placed teams will play in the 16th Finals – which will have teams as contenders finish the competition in the Europa League and finish third in their groups.
It then follows the classic knockout system, with two matches each, and the final will be played on May 25, 2022 at the Albanian “National Stadium” in Tirana.
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