European embarrassment was avoided. Antwerp made its way with great difficulty to the Drita Kosovar. Krasnicki provided the decisive opening goal for the visitors (moderates) Shortly after the break, Balikosha made a compensation goal in injury time. Antwerp can now prepare for Norway’s Lillestrom.
Keeps Antwerp’s Potties Straight
It wasn’t easy, Antwerp’s Kosovar adventure. delay
With Flight, upon arrival strong boos by Drita’s supporters and struggling to make a fist against a fierce team that was fighting harder than Antwerp for a place in the next round in the Conference League.
At the start of the match, Antwerp showed itself with a long shot from
Nainggolan and half a ball from Benson, but both were caught by Drita’s goalkeeper. Antwerp has gone no further.
On the contrary: he should be happy that the score was 0-0 in the first half. Because in a quarter of an hour Simonovsky slipped through the Antwerp defense. He came alone on Botiz and hit the ball into the bottom right corner. Botiz fell well and saved his team and city from the worst.
Antwerp regained balance in the first half, but could not take advantage of the great opportunities. Oftentimes, Pacho’s long balls searching for Jansen’s Air Force disappear “nowhere”.
Botties avoids buildup.
Redemption in the second half
Immediately after the break, redemption followed: a goal made by a young Belgian of all people, of Kosovar origin: Lorette Krasnicki. In front of his family’s eyes, he gracefully hovered a handsome cross of Benson and nodded at the target.
A signal to Drita’s players and supporters to give her another spin. Antwerp occasionally rocked her legs, and had a lot of trouble with Drita’s attack waves. Fortunately for Van Bommel’s side, Drita also missed the lesson about efficiency from the first leg.
Deep into overtime, Baliquicha could still take advantage of a counter-kick from Antwerp, and the Drita goalkeeper still had to come back as he went through a slump. He gently turned the ball over everyone in the goal. The final salvation of the great old. The European adventure continues!
It is precisely Krasnicki that is taking the lead in Antwerp in Kosovo.
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