The spring season is finally here and we’ve starting with a derby against Ujpest under sunny skies and in front of a packed crowd. Our winter signing, Bonazzoli started right away.
We put on a lot of pressure from the start and even though the field conditions were not ideal, no one could complain about the pace of the game. The fans created an unbelievable derby atmosphere with confetti, chants and flags.
We attacked from the start and achieved several corner kicks.
In the 13th minute following one of these corner kicks, Job layed the ball in front of Daud, and our Somalian striker who beat Kabat to the ball crossed it to Zivanovic, who headed it home (1:0). What a start at home in the first game of the new season. The entire team celebrated as one. Although Ujpest took control of the game, they couldn’t create any dangerous attacks, but neither did we. Their first serious change was in the 39th minute, when Tshibuabua was left alone inside our penalty box, he took a low shot past Kemenes, but Lovric arrived in time to clear the ball away from the goal line. We did manage to mess up the first half, when in the 44th minute Kabát fought hard for a ball that he passed to Vasiljevics, who scored after a quick fake (1:1).
We took control again at the start of the second half, which resulted in our second goal. First Zivanovic took a hard shot from distance, followed by Hidi’s cross from the end line to Daud in the middle, but his header bounced off the crossbar. In the 64th minute the pressure finally resulted in a goal! Daud headed Hidi’s cross to Job, who was pulled down inside the penalty box resulting in a penalty kick. Daud took it upon himself to take the kick and afdter faking out the goalie, placed the ball in the back of the net (2:1). The goal deflated our opponent and we continued to create more and more chances through free kicks and corner kicks. First Vécsei headed Baráth’s cross on goal and about a half a minute later he took Hollander’s pass, beat his man and scored a beautiful goal with his right foot (3:1). Everyone finally got to relax a bit knowing that we won the match. That is until the 86th minute, when our opponent had other ideas. Kosovic was successful making it 3:2 creating a nervous atmosphere until the final whistle. Kemenes had to make one more great save and then the whistle finally blew. So we had a perfect start to the spring season.