ARAD. Hermannstadt managed to find the solution against UTA Arad to win 2-1. B. Alhassan was the key player for his team after scoring 2 goals. It was UTA Arad to strike first with a penalty of V. Postolachi at the 29′. Then it was a goal in the 36′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, B. Alhassan gave the win to Hermannstadt in the 90′ minute scoring a double.
The match was played at the Stadionul Francisc von Neumann stadium in Arad on Saturday and it started at 4:45 pm local time. The referee was Constantin Sebastian Colțescu with the support of Adrian Popescu and Alexandru Vodă. The 4th official was Florin Andrei. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 13.8 degrees Celsius or 56.91 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 95%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. UTA Arad was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Hermannstadt that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Hermannstadt had a more offensive attitude with 54 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Hermannstadt won the match.
UTA Arad shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. Regarding the opposition, Hermannstadt shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.
UTA Arad received 4 yellow cards (J. Bautista, D. Ubbink, I. Batha and W. Jobello). On the opposite side, Hermannstadt received 4 yellow cards (B. Alhassan, R. Oprut, M. Butean and A. Utiu).
After playing this match, UTA Arad will stay with 15 points like CFR Cluj to remain in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, Hermannstadt will have 22 points to hold in the 3rd place.
UTA Arad – Formation
UTA Arad adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ilie Poenaru decided to play with the following team: F. Iacob, A. Benga, E. Hoxhallari, A. Chindriş, M. Vukčević, I. Batha, J. Cascini, A. Stahl, R. Șteau, W. Jobello and V. Postolachi.
The home team had on the bench: O. Ademi, M. Dobrescu, D. Ubbink, F. Matei, D. Balauru, C. Keșerü, D. Isac, C. Negoescu and P. Anton.
UTA Arad made 5 changes: A. Stahl for D. Ubbink (46′), J. Bautista for F. Matei (46′), W. Jobello for C. Keseru (67′), I. Batha for P. Anton (68′) and F. Matei for C. Negoescu (72′).
Hermannstadt – Formation
Also Hermannstadt adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Marius Constantin Măldărăşanu played with: V. Muțiu, F. Bejan, I. Stoica, R. Opruț, A. Răuță, I. Biceanu, S. Balaure, M. Butean, B. Alhassan, A. Oroian and D. Paraschiv.
These were the players on the bench: A. Uțiu, P. Antoche, P. Petrescu, I. Năstăsie, V. Buhăcianu, C. Popescu, S. Mino, D. Iancu and P. Medina.
Hermannstadt made 5 changes: A. Oroian for P. D. Iancu (70′), A. Rauta for S. Mino (70′), S. Balaure for P. Petrescu (81′), D. G. Paraschiv for V. Buhacianu (81′) and C. Biceanu for I. Nastasie (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga 1.