(Linfield-Bodeau/Gleemett 1-0) Bodow/Glimt dominated the entire game in Northern Ireland, and the attack looked nasty for the Bodos. But minutes before the end, Marius Hubraten presented the home team with a Christmas present too early.
– What are you doing, Høibråten?! No and no, this was in many ways what shouldn’t have happened, VG commentator Wijard Olstad stated when Kirk Millar took care of the gift package from midfielder Høibråten.
Millar beat Bodo/Glimt’s Nikita Heiken seven minutes before the end of the match in an elegant fashion, after which there was finally a boiling hole in a match that was very “tough”.
– You get brutal in the end when that happens. Now he is driving heavy. I have a bad touch that leads to another bad touch and that leads to their goal, he says Høibråten to Avisa Nordland.
– It’s leaden, but at the same time you just have to get up. There is nothing else to do. We controlled the game, but we weren’t smart enough in the last third. It’s not over, he adds, even if you have a brain haemorrhage.
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– It’s hard to stand in, but it must be disposed of as best as possible, it is also good to have an Aspmyra match in a week. He is a person who makes mistakes. This isn’t the first time people have made a mistake, says the sealer of the club YouTube channel.
Ex-favourites Bodo/Glimt, without Pellegrino’s hope from the start, dominated the game against Linfield, but big chances didn’t materialize on Tuesday’s sweltering night in Northern Ireland.
– If we played for 40 hours we wouldn’t be able to score, says Glimt’s coach, as Geetel Knutsen. Avisa Nordland.
Tonight’s loss does not mean that the Norwegians are out of the Champions League qualifiers. On Wednesday of next week, the return leg will be played in Aspmera, but Linfield will take the lead by one goal which Glimt has to get into the summary.
We didn’t see the Glimt attack we were used to from last season. Perhaps it had something to do with their tight match programme, or that strikers Pellegrino and Victor Boniface had been on the bench from the start.
Pellegrino, who came onto the field with Boniface 25 minutes from the end of the game, didn’t take long on the field before making a save on the line, but she was only with that chance. Not only did Linfield’s defense upset Pellegrino, but they were still close to the Bodø/Glimt players on nearly every shot attempt.
This was also the case in the first round:
The Northern Irish got the picture of the match at the track they wanted. They were comfortable lying on the field and allowed the Norwegians to roll the ball. Bodø/Glimt did everything right in the first and second half of the field, but there were many inaccurate passes in the final third.
Thus the home team can slow down the pace on many occasions. At the same time, they shouted in some transformation, and Glimt’s defense showed that they couldn’t relax a hero From.
It was a somewhat more aggressive Bodø/Glimt team that came onto the field after the break, but there was a long time between the good chances.
Pellegrino came to the visitors’ biggest chance when the finish line was saved on the goal line, but there weren’t many chances despite Knutsen changing his star players.
It didn’t help much either when Høibråten sent the ball to Millar and then suddenly became a somewhat tricky starting point for the stall-holders to settling back.
Tuesday’s loss means Bodo/Glimt has lost two consecutive Champions League qualifiers. Last week, Glimt lost 1-3 away to Klaxvik, but was saved with a 3-0 home win the previous week.
Linfield has usually struggled against Norwegian teams in European Cups:
If Bodø/Glimt continues after the double settlement against Linfield, the residents of Bodø have at least had group matches in the Conference League this fall. The first leg match will be held at home against Linfield next Wednesday, and the match will be broadcast on VG + Sport.
The overall winner will face either Zalgiris or Malmö in the third of four qualifying rounds. Malmo lost the first match 0-1 away when Jo Inge Berget played the whole match.
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