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Union end on high with 3-2 win over Brondby

Baltic Sea Cup:

Tue, 26. November 2019
Union end on high with 3-2 win over Brondby

1. FC Union Berlin's U21 selection brought the curtain down on the Baltic Sea Cup with an impressive 3-2 with over Danish side Brondby.

After a draw at home to Nordsjaelland, defeat in Halmstads and victory in Aalborg, Union looked to end the competition on a further high. Brondby's team was experienced with first-team players, and the Danes took control early on. Jesper Lindstrom cut the ball back from Anton Hendriksen to score the opening goal after four minutes.

However, Union settled into the game and responded from a set play. Captain Lennard Maloney dominated the corner kick, nodding into the path of Malick Sanogo who finished off from close range. Tim Maciejewski was presented with a chance on the counter-attack, but the U19 player shot straight at the Brondby goalkeeper.

Five minutes into the second half, Union took the lead with Asllani running in from the back-post to tap home. Stefan Rankic conceded a penalty kick for handball and Lindstrom slotted past Leo Oppermann. Once again, Union stepped up to recover and the goalkeeper prompted a lightning quick counter from Union with Philipp Kühn scoring after coming off the bench. Kade passed up a final opportunity late on, but Union ran out narrow winners.

XI: Oppermann; Riecke, Rankic, Maloney, Labroussis; Liebelt, Opfermann Arcones, Kade, Maciejewski; Asllani, Sanogo