Hajduk Split – FCSB 0-0. Morutan, great opportunity in the last phase of the match.

AUG 10, 2018

The FCSB ended a draw with the Croatian team Hajduk Split, score 0-0, in the match played on the Poljud stadium on the first leg of the third preliminary round of the Europa League.Dominated in the first half, but with a growing evolution after the 46th minute, the FCSB achieved a promising result in front of an aggressive opponent on a very bad lawn and a high temperature.Hajduk started the game with harsh interventions, and FCSB replied with a hard intervention by Gnohere. The hosts were quite dangerous in the 8th minute, at Balagrade's hesitation. Fomitschow (at least 12), Juranovic (13) and Vucur (22) had clear opportunities. After a quieter period, Ivanovski scored with a head shot (36).Bucharest did not have a remarkable phase in the first half. Momcilovic was replaced in min. 45, after having undergone a stretch. Dennis Man, with an erratic evolution, was changed to break by Jakolis.Teixeira had a long shot at the start of the second half, although they could have cared (48). Dică's team did a good job in the minute. 53, but the ball did not reach Gnohere. Hajduk, in the crisis of ideas, was rarely dangerous in the second half of the game, in the conditions of the playable play area. Bălaşa had a good intervention at one of the rare phases of the Croatians in the second act.Bălgrădean had an exceptional parade on the biggest occasion of the match, Said's head shot of the last minute of the regular time, and after a minute he remarked again. The FCSB had the first goal in the lead on his only big occasion, through Moruţan, in the fifth minute of the prolongation, the goalkeeper defending the execution after a one-two with Teixeira.Romanian Steliano Filip was not in Hajduk's team for this game. Antonio Jakolis, FCSB's Croatian footballer, crossed over to Hajduk, while Mirko Ivanovski, the Macedonian player of the Split team, moved to League One at Astra Giurgiu and CFR Cluj.The return will take place on Thursday, August 16, at the National Arena in Bucharest.Hajduk has met five Romanian teams in the European Cups and has been awarded the qualification every time.In the preliminary round 2, FCSB eliminated Rudar Velenje (Slovenia) after two wins, 2-0 away and 4-0 at home.If he passes Hajduk, the FCSB will meet in the play-off competition the winner between Rapid Vienna and Slovan Bratislava.
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