Our defending Hungarian champions hosted Budapest Honvéd at the Groupama Arena in the 219th league match between the two teams. Our head coach Stanislav Cherchesov started with Dibusz - Pászka, Kovacevic, Knoester, Civic - Sigér, Tokmac, Zachariassan - Traoré, R. Mmaee, Marquinhos.
The away team started the match, but after a quick ball collection by Sigér, our team could build up the first attack of the match, but the rhythm change of Marquinhos and Civic failed, and a kick-out was the result. In the fifth minute, Honvéd counter-attacked after a turnover, but Domingues' attempted cross was blocked by Kovacevic.
In the 9th minute, a rebounded shot from the advancing Civic was the first real chance of the game, and after a corner from the Bosnian left-back, Dúzs was hit and left on the ground. Ten minutes later, Pászka scored and after a quick counter-attack Zachariassan was in position, but the Norwegian midfielder slipped at the moment of the shot and collided with Dúzs, leaving both players down.
The medical staff indicated that Zachariassen was unable to continue and Gojak came on in his place. Moments later the Honvéd goalkeeper also indicated he could not continue, Tujvel came on. In the 35th minute Tokmac could have been in position after a great trick, but the defence cleared before the shot. Three minutes before the end of the first half Ryan Mmaee scored to give us the lead (1-0).
We had to wait until the 52nd minute for the first chance of the second half, when Ryan Mmaee's ball-footed shot narrowly missed Tujvel's goal. In the following minutes we kept the pressure on the away team's defence, in the 57th minute Civic's corner was headed towards the far corner by Gojak, but Tujvel was able to palm it out.
In the 67th minute, a well-executed attack was followed by a shot from Traoré that just missed the top corner. Five minutes later, Sigér passed to Marquinhos who beat his opponent with a trick and shot into the short bottom corner (2-0). Turning to the last ten minutes, we made two changes: Tokmac was replaced by Baráth, while Marquinhos was replaced by Owusu.
With just under three minutes of normal time to go, Owusu, who came on as a substitute, was able to go one-on-one with Tujvel, who was flicked through with great elegance inside the penalty area (3-0). No further goals were scored in the remaining minutes, and we beat Budapest Honvéd 3-0, meaning that we were back on course for three points after five league games without a win.
Our men's football team will next take to the pitch on Saturday 22 April at 19.30 in Illovszky Rudolf Stadion, visiting Vasas.
OTP Bank League, Round 27
FTC – Budapest Honvéd 3-0 (1-0)
Budapest, Groupama Aréna
FTC: Dibusz – Pászka, Kovacevic, Knoester, Civic – Sigi, Tokmac (Baráth, 80.), Zachariassan (Gojak, 24.) – Traoré (Auzqui, 88.), R. Mmaee (Lisztes, 88.), Marquinhos (Owusu, 80.)
Head coach: Sztanyiszlav Csercseszov
Budapest Honvéd: Dúzs (Tujvel, 29.) – Prenga, Capan, Szabó (Klemenz, 70.) – Kocsis (Keresztes, 61.), Gomis, Mitrovic, Tamás – Eördögh, Lukic, Domingues (Doka, 61.)
Head coach: Dean Klafuric
Yellow Card: Gomis (45+4.)
Goals: R. Mmaee (42.), Marquinhos (72.), Owusu (87.)
Danish Cup winning Nigerian player Tosin Kehinde joins Ferencvaros.
The Hungarian national team player convinced the FTC professional staff in the spring semester.
Barnabás Varga, top scorer of the 2022/2023 season, will continue his career at FTC.
Ferencváros men's football team suffered a 1-0 defeat against Mezőkövesd.
Our men's football team suffered a 3-1 defeat against DVSC.
Our champion men's football team lost 2-0 away to Kecskemét.
Pászka scored his first Fradi goal, while Lisztes and Samy Mmaee also scored against Kisvárda.
Thanks to the defeat of Kecskemét, FTC won their 34th title and set a 110-year old record.