Two teams in great form met in the Nagyerdei stadium in the 21st round of the OTP Bank League. Hosts DVSC were fourth in the table before the round and have won three of their last four matches and drawn one, while defending champions and NB I leaders, our team has won two and drawn two in the same period. The home side were well prepared for the arrival of the 33-time champions, with a near full house at the stadium. Our head coach Stanislav Cherchesov placed Dávid Sigér in the starting line-up, who was previously brought up at Loki and was last in the starting eleven in the 11th round in Mezőkövesd. Our team started the match in the bitter cold with these eleven players: Dibusz - Botka, S. Mmaee, Abena, Pászka - Esiti, Sigér - Zachariassan, R. Mmaee, Traoré - Baden Frederiksen, which means that the winter signings Suriname international defender Myenty Abena and Danish striker Nikolai Baden Frederiksen were in the team from the first minute.
The home side in white started the match. Our team didn't wait long to take the first shot, Ryan Mmaee tested former Fradi goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri from 17 meters, but the netkeeper made a diving save with ease. In the 10th minute, Ryan Mmaee had an even better chance to shoot, with a nice dribble in from 15 meters out, but Megyeri was able to get on the ball and head it into the bottom right corner. From the corner, a nice action was played out to Zachariassen, but our Norwegian just missed Sigér's cross and the goal was missed. The first home opportunity was missed by the home team captain Balázs Dzsudzsák, the midfielder, playing his 100th NB I match, curled a shot from 18 meters into the top right corner. In the 18th minute we had several chances to score within a minute, first Baden's powerful long range shot was saved by Megyeri and then the rebound was missed by Ryan Mmaee standing on the five-meter line. In the 20th minute, Pászka's right-footed shot missed the home goal. Midway through the half, Sigér received his first yellow card of the match for kicking Dzsudzsák. In the 24th minute, Dorian Babunszki's header was well wide of the target, and in the next minute he was booked for a foul. After the incident, Samy Mmaee had to be replaced by Mats Knoester. In the 38th minute we took the lead: Baden Frederiksen received a great ball from Traore on the left, our Danish striker's cross was met by Ryan Mmaee, who curled a wonderful shot into the bottom left corner (0-1). There were no more goals before half time.
During the break, neither coach took the opportunity to make a change. In the 49th minute came the first Fradi chance of the second half. In the 54th minute, the agile Danish striker was fouled 20 metres from goal, and Baden's free kick was fired into the wall. Civic replaced Pászka before the shot. In the second half Loki looked more tired, so it was almost only our team that created chances, and we almost increased our lead: in the 69th minute Traoré, and then from close range Zachariassen's half-turned shot had to be saved by Megyeri. Blagojevic tried to shake up his team with a double substitution, with Loncar and Mance replacing Varga and Sós. In the 79th minute our pressure was converted into a goal: Traoré crossed inside the penalty area to Ryan Mmaee, who curled a superb shot into the top right corner (0-2). Our Moroccan striker now leads the home top scorer charts with 11 goals. In the 82nd minute, new signing Mancé was sent off after kicking Zachariassen, giving us a man advantage in the last minutes. Mehdi Boudjemaa and Henry Wingo were both given chances by Cherchesov in the dying minutes.
Our team won 2-0 in Debrecen and now lead the OTP Bank League standings with 16 points.
OTP Bank League, Round 21
Debreceni VSC – Ferencvárosi TC 0-2 (0-1)
Debrecen, Nagyerdei stadion, 13004 spectators, ref.: Andó-Szabó
DVSC: Megyeri – Romancsuk (Bévárdi, 82.), Deslandes, Dreskovic, Ferenczi – Varga J. (Loncar, 70.), Manrique – Szécsi (Aydin, 59.), Dzsudzsák, Sós (Mance, 70.) – Babunszki. Head coach:Szrdjan Blagojevics
FTC: Dibusz – Botka, S. Mmaee (Knoester, 29.), Abena, Pászka (Civic, 55.) – Esiti, Sigér (Boudjemaa, 88.) – Zachariassan, R. Mmaee, Traoré – Baden Frederiksen (Wingo, 88.). Head coach: Sztanyiszlav Csercseszov
Goals: R. Mmaee (38., 79.)
Yellow card: Babunszki (24.), resp. Sigér (22.), Knoester (90.)
Red card: Mance (82.)
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