Spring is in the air and spring in the legs. Cupspelet makes the football seasons starts earlier and earlier. Friends had it come 9.995 excited spectators to see the Swedish masters play out the Jönköping Södra.
the Question many AIK:are asking themselves is, who will replace last year's best player in the premier league, Kristoffer Olsson, as a dynamo at the center.
Yes, in the first half at the Friends the answer was no. AIK had desperately hard to get any momentum on the uppspelen and neither Sebastian Larsson, Enock Kofi Adu or top Anton Salétros, took hold of the baton.
and cumbersome, but AIK led at half-time with 1-0, then in the 15th minute scored a penalty after The goalkeeper Frank Pettersson torn down Tarik Elyounoussi.
Daniel Sundgren put the penalty safely in the goal.
" It is fortunate that Daniel shoots so confident of the penalty shootout, says Rikard Norling as the team has been desperately hard to make spelmål so far during the preseason.
In the second halvlekens the beginning had Anton Salétros chance when he and Sebastian Larsson played on the right wing, but the shot went over.
com Chinedu Obasi to the audience's great joy. The 32-year-old this nigerian student doing his third stint in the team and in the 67th minute, he demonstrated his dangerousness when he is fine framspelad of Henok Goitom tried to reach in with a pass to the speeding Anton Salétros.
In the 80:th minute, it was a fotparad from Frank Pettersson, Jönköping goal that prevented Obasi from to be the scorer in this match.
in between was Rasmus Lindkvist in the 70:th minute near a drömmål then he pulled on the volley with the left wing on Sebastian Larsson's long and precise crosspassning.
did not create the AIK in this match and it was difficult to see any real difference on the team of the tournament and the team that last season were in the bottom of the premier league.
– It is a back bet. We win the match, it was very important. We are not so up-over-heels in love in this effort, said AIK coach Rikard Norling, a little relieved.
There he mostly was dissatisfied with was the timing of the players.
" It's everything from how the ball is sitting at the foot to how the ball leaves the foot. We are not superkalibrerade in the day. It is very it where needed to get the fluency in the game.
Now waiting for Norrby in the next game for AIK.
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