BODØ (VG) (Bodø / Glimt – AZ Alkmaar 2-1) It looked like Bodø / Glimt would for the first time fail to win at home in the Conference League, but then the referee pointed to the penalty mark.
Going forward, Ola Solbakken secured another win on his artificial turf.
– The goalkeeper was so savage. That he was anxious made me calm down. I saw he stopped and decided to shoot hard, says match winner Ola Solbakken, at the post-match press conference.
In turn, Zorya Luhansk, Roma, CSKA Sofia and Celtic were sent home from Aspmera with their tails between their legs.
Also in the qualifiers against Valor, Pristina and Zalgris last summer, there were home wins, and we have to go back to the 2-3 loss at home against Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers to find the last time Glimt did not win at home. against European opposition.
In Thursday’s meeting with AZ Alkmaar, it got noticeably tougher, and appears to have ended in a tie in the first semester after the Dutch equalized Amahl Pellegrino’s goal.
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But towards the end of the match, Glimt captain Ulrik Saltnis – who could have been sanctioned earlier in the match – fell into the penalty area after a tackle from Pantelis Hatzidiakos. judge’s verdict.
– I think he hits the ball clean. VGTV studio Joachim Johnson says there was no penalty for using VAR.
– Now we have not obtained the hand of God, but perhaps the bones of God, adds the expert.
There is no VAR in the Conference League and therefore the referee’s decision was upheld.
– Glimt is very lucky, says ViaPlay Ball expert Andre Hyland of the penalty spot.
Arizona vice captain Bruno Martins Indy believes it “obviously” wasn’t a penalty. Coach Pascal Janssen was not impressed with the referee’s decision.
– If you look at the decision and you want to take the tournament seriously, you have to have VAR technology like everywhere else in Europe, he said in the post-match press conference.
When you get to the European Cup play-off, I think that will happen. Just today, it may not have been the case. Maybe it’s a little incompetent there, says Knutsen about VAR or not.
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Ola Solbakken didn’t care much about whether the punishment was cheap or not.
He stepped forward and hit the ball home with his left foot – thus leading Bodo/Glimt 2-1 ahead of the return leg in Holland in one week.
However, Solbakken was not happy with Glimt’s performance against the Dutch.
There is a lot to tackle, it’s far from being a good match. These are totally insane rooms and we don’t get punished for them. They give so much space that we can just stick the knife inside them, says Solbakken.
Nor does Knutsen think this was Glimt at his best.
I feel like it’s a very looming match. It is a good density, as the two layers become irregular. I am so glad we are able to direct this fight. It’s very imprecise and doesn’t read how the majority is made up. In terms of performance, it should have been better, says the coach.
Jansen thought his team had no luck in coming home empty-handed, but he was simultaneously impressed with Glimt.
They play good football with a lot of risk. Our job was to push them hard, but they responded well throughout the match, said the Dutchman.
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AZ Alkmaar was previously described as “one of the worst cards of the bunch” by Jonsson at studio VGTV.
He thought that a well-organised, willing Dutch team could create problems for Glimt – and he was right.
The yellow jerseys did not make the match the same against the other big teams of Aspmyra, and it was the guests who signed up for the first chance of the match.
Suddenly, Greek striker Vangelis Pavlidis played alone against Glimt goalkeeper Nikita Heikin, who had come back from suspension against Celtic in the past, and heard the ball hit the post behind him.
Glimt survived the horror, and was also effective when given the opportunity. A weak pass from Gillette defender Bryce Wempangomo put pressure on Arizona, but he missed.
Then there was plenty of room to attack. The first wave ended with a dead end, but in the second wave, Glimt went over the edge.
Brilliant Alphonse Sampstead hit for the occasion a beautiful post by Amal Pellegrino, who shook the hosts up front.
After a short hour, Bodø/Glimt got a huge double chance. Senior’s attack Pranar Esbjord ended up standing close to his mother alone six to seven meters from goal, but the Tromsø native failed to beat Peter Jensen in a caged AZ.
On the return, he followed through with Amal Pellegrino, but this time he threw Danny de Witt himself and stopped what appeared to be a safe goal.
Abused opportunities were penalized when AZ crossed the brink after a quarter of an hour. Yukinari Sugawara scored the goal and substitute Zakaria Abu Khalil scored the equalizer.
Bodo/Glimt got a little caught up in the ropes. They assembled the team into a ring right after scoring – and may have cracked the code of how to win the match.
At the back, Solbakken decided from the penalty spot, so Glimt has a great starting point before settling back.
It’s going to be a very tough match away, but they bring with them a very, very important series on a bad day, says Ibba Laajab of studio VGTV.
Note! Aslak Fonn Witry and Håkon Evjen both started at AZ Alkmaar. The first was substituted after 61 minutes, while Evjen played the whole game against the old club after he was already supposed to start the match on the bench, but it came when Jordie Clasie had to throw in the towel in the warm-up period. Frederick Medetsjo was ill and not with him.
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