The competition leaders scored a point from their trip to Hesperang thanks to a goal from Portuguese Diogo Lamas 12 minutes before the end of this summit match.
Differdang will be happy with it! Leading for more than 70 minutes, the first in class was never angry to come back to meet a Swift team that lacked a presence within 16 meters of the opponent to beat the leaders for the first time this season and take first place at the same time.
However, the defending champions took the game in the right direction by finding fault in their first serious foray in front of goals defended by Romain Ruffier. Luca Ferrara, one of the promises coming from Anderlecht to Hollichberg to restart, started an attack on the right flank and found in Dominik Stolz the perfect sequence to combine into small spaces. The Belgian won the ball back inside the penalty area and found the opening through a forest of legs (1-0, 6H).
Swift was going to force Differdange to reveal itself when it’s exactly the opposite that the Cité du Fer team likes to do. But with order and style, the visitors deceived their host today and took all the time to display themselves before Jordan Daubert’s cage, in the good graces of the Swift. A cross from Arlindo Barbosa was headed home by Jorginho for the penalty kick, but it lacked power.
The match was very poor in clear opportunities. We were witnessing a battle on the pitch that was frequently interrupted by referee Da Costa. Yellow cards were flying and curbed the enthusiasm of overly informed locals in the first half.
Point of frustration
Hesperang would have taken advantage of the opportunity to end the game shortly before the hour mark, but Brian Novier, in shooting position, preferred to play selflessly. Differdange’s defense prevented the ball from reaching Stolz’s feet.
The final half hour was a Differdange as the equalizer fell 12 minutes from time after a ball was put back into the group by Kenny Najera and headed home by Diogo Lamas who had come on a few minutes earlier. The Portuguese striker’s header was the winner and allowed his team to leave with one point. On the home side, we objected to the previous action that led to a corner kick, and swore the ball had gone out before.
This return to Differdange affairs left its captain Geoffrey Franzoni with a hint of frustration. “We were a bit outmatched throughout the game. They didn’t create any dangerous chances apart from the goal. We controlled the game, and even if we didn’t create many chances, there might have been room to get the three points. It wasn’t ideal to find ourselves down early “Very much, but we were never bothered to get back to the result. Well deserved.”
Since Niederkorn, in an ambush, was unable to overcome Munderkang (1-1), this is the general situation at the top of the standings. This is proof that the famous phrase “anything is possible this season” is more relevant than ever.
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- Racing recorded an important win at Wiltz Stadium (3-1) to give themselves some breathing room in a crowded match in the standings. Capital Club is 10H.
- Käerjéng achieved its first away win at Rossport (4-1). Three points allow Bacharaj FC to return to four units of Shivlang.
- The Titus Pitang Federation was launched. Easy winners over Mondorf (4-1), Bassin Ménière occupies fifth place with 18 points.