HALMSTAD. Kalmar conquers Halmstad 1-0 after I. Jansson scored just 1 goal (20′). Its vastly superior ball possession (62%) was among they key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Örjans Vall stadium in Halmstad on Sunday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Joakim Östling who was helped by Niklas Nyberg and Daniel Ekman. The 4th official was Philip Lindh. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 11.8 degrees Celsius or 53.29 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Halmstad started with a conservative line-up. On the other side, Kalmar adopted a 4-4-1-1 formation.
Halmstad – Formation
The manager Magnus Haglund decided to play with the following team: Malkolm Nilsson, Edvin Kurtulus , Andreas Johansson , Joseph Baffo , Andreas Bengtsson , Samuel Kroon , Amir Al Ammari , Joel Allansson , Emil Tot Wikstrom , Mikael Boman and Marcus Antonsson .
The home team had on the bench: Simon Lundevall, Alexander Johansson, Dusan Djuric, Alexander Berntsson , Sadat Karim , P. Carlsson and Malte Pahlsson.
Best player: Marcus Antonsson
The player that probably impressed the most for Halmstad was Marcus Antonsson.
His rating iswith 14 passes (78% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 1 cross.
Kalmar – Formation
On the opposite side, Henrik Rydström played with: Lukas Hägg Johansson, Piotr Johansson , Lars Saetra , Rasmus Sjostedt , Sebastian Ring , Jonathan Ring , Carl Gustafsson , Romarinho , Nils Fröling , Oliver Berg and Isak Jansson .
They had on the bench: Victor Backman, Johan Stenmark, Noah Shamoun , Emin Nouri, Moustafa Benshi, Filip Sachpekidis and Tobias Andersson.
Best player: Jonathan Ring
The player that probably impressed the most for Kalmar was Jonathan Ring even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 61 passes (91% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 3 crosses.
Kalmar was in firm control of the ball 62% while Halmstad was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Kalmar was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Kalmar won the contest.
Halmstad shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Kalmar shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.
Halmstad received 1 yellow card (Amir Al-Ammari). On the other side, Kalmar received 2 yellow cards (L. Hägg-Johansson and Romário).
After this contest, Halmstad will stay with 20 points to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Kalmar will have 30 points like Hammarby and Norrköping to stay in the 7th place.
In the next match in the Allsvenskan, Halmstad will play away with Mjällby on the 23rd of September with a 6-2 head to head stats in favor of Mjällby (1 draw).
Kalmar will host AIK on the 23rd of September with a 14-10 head to head in favor of AIK (7 draws).
Results of the day
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