AU7 Pushed To The Limit

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The two time defending HTUM Masters winner got of to a shaky start in GLX. What seemed to be a walkover for AU7 ended with a small scare before Kyung-Han Park secured the win after an epic performance from MSO.

The records of both clubs and their players says it all. AS Uijeongbu 07; a nine time national champion, four time Korea Cup winner, one time Korea Sapphire Challenger Cup winner and winner of last two HTUM Masters. Their squad for the match had an impressive 138 NT matches, 28 U20 matches and 114 HT Masters matches combined. MS Odense has the records of legend Paolo Baggio with 46 NT matches, 28 for U20 and 1 match in HT Masters. Thirteen season ago they reached the seventh round of the Danish Cup, Two season in V.series or else beneath that and in silence they won the group stage of golden league season three. The stats are non-comparable!

It was a match between experience versus youth. The two MSO legends Bogh and Baggio has been around for ages, but the rest of the MSO players is still under 22 years. 20 of AU7s 25 players is over 30 years old, with Widodo, coach Osman and Gu being among the eldest in the squad. Coach Osman was in the starting lineup with GU and Ahn. Goalkeeper Vachir and Baek played too, but also the three youngest players in the squad played the whole match. The much younger and inexperienced squad from Odense gave golden league debut to Lars Trier, and had the powerhouse Thrysøe as the lone striker in a 5-4-1 formation against the hosts 2-5-3.

A surprise opening to the match set the tone for the rest of the match. AU7 wasn’t at their best and MSO took the chances they got. 16th minutes into the match AU7 took the visitors too lightly. Lars Trier got a chance and scored the first goal of the match. 16 minutes a counter attack almost send MSO up by 2, but Bogh mistimed the shot. MSO was on a roll and AU7 looked stunned and it took an injury to chance it. Abildgaard replaced Langberg a few minutes before the halftime break; Abildgaard to inexperienced to play centre midfield on GL level and AU7 coach Osman would balance the score of the match.

In the second half AU7 took control of the match. Baggio was playing his best in the goal, but Ahn got the better of their fight and scored twice. Thrysøe made it 2:3 with 12 minutes left of the match, but Park scored on the following attack and then it was over. Au7 won and Ahn was voted man of the match by the fans at Waegari Park and he deserved it after a good second half performance and he was the one to turn the match around in favour of his team. Win or lose, the performance from MSO was epic. Can they do it one more time when AU7 visit Šerif Bošnjak Arena next week?