On the second match day of the UEFA Champions League, FC Salzburg confirms its status as the penalty king of the premier league!
The “cops” took three penalties at the start against Sevilla FC, but two of them were missed. It worked better against OSC Lille: Karim Adeyemi, responsible for four of the five penalty kicks in Salzburg, stayed freezing twice and gave the “Bulls” a 2-1 win over the French champions (match report >>>).
“Before every game I shoot a couple of penalties. Yesterday I also scored four or five. It was clear to me before that that I wanted to shoot into that corner – no matter what,” Adeyemi admitted at the press conference after the game, penalty having practiced.
Adeyemi’s first appearance in front of a full house
The 19-year-old high-flyer did not leave anything to chance because he himself missed the Andalusian box relatively miserably at the start of the “premier class” in Seville. Luka Sucic can then kick the second penalty in Seville. The Croat converted, but Sucic also failed on the third attempt.
“It was a dream come true for me when I made my debut in the Champions League in Seville and got three penalties, even if we only took one point at the end. Today it went better for me personally and of course for the team because we can only win the game as a team, “said Adeyemi.
The 19-year-old was allowed to play his first game from the start in front of a (almost) sold out house in the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, as he only celebrated his breakthrough with the Corona crisis. The great backdrop in Wals-Siezenheim particularly pushed Adeyemi, he celebrated his 1-0 goals together with a Salzburg ballboy (see photo).
“To win the first game at home and straight away is just great. It was absolutely amazing with the fans, with the atmosphere – that was just great to play. We knew from the start that something was going to happen and we showed it.” So Adeyemi on “ServusTV”.
Jaissle: “Penalty consequence of good moves”
It just so happens that if you are constantly threatening the depth and the opponent’s box, penalties are the result because the opposing defenders have no other choice. Either he walks up to the gate alone and shoves the thing in, or he is fouled in the last resort. So these are the consequences of good moves
The “Bulls” were able to figure out a bit in the run-up to the game because the Lillois defense was anything but a satellite festival this season and Salzburg was able to write at least once in each of the past twelve games of the season. Matthias Jaissle and Co. identified the defense of the “mastiffs” as the weak point of the French champions, with Sven Botman and Jose Fonte both Lille central defenders are blessed with a manageable basic speed.
So it was hardly surprising that the “Bulls” lead from a switching situation Field: Mohamed Camara led the counterattack from his own half
“It’s just like that if you’re constantly threatening the depth and the opponent’s box, penalties are often the result because the opposing defenders have no other choice. Either he walks up to goal alone and pushes the thing in, or he gets in The last instance was fouled. This is the result of good moves, “said coach Jaissle, explaining the system behind Salzburg’s many penalties.
Adeyemi breaks records from Bayern stars
With four penalties taken, Adeyemi has now drawn level with Arjen Robben. The “flying Dutchman”, the evil nickname of the former Bayern star, also took four penalties in one season in the 2013/14 Champions League season – although Robben needed ten games and Adeyemi just 155 minutes.
“He was shot well, but it was his turn. But when he was inside I thought to myself: Go!”, Adeyemi only had to steer the Lille goalie Ivo Grbic under the crossbar after his converted penalty to make it 1-0. blow through. The second penalty, which there was after an unfortunate handball by Burak Yilmaz after a Wöber free kick, was used by the neo-DFB team player in the middle.
This means that Adeyemi is the youngest German nun who managed a double in the premier class. The 19-year-old has dethroned another Bayern legend in Thomas Müller. “Personally, I am extremely happy that Karim has the courage to always go for the ball and has now been rewarded with two penalty goals,” said Jaissle, congratulating his protégé.
Thanks to Adeyemi’s double pack, Salzburg is currently laughing from the top of the group G. A circumstance that the shooting star himself does not attach too much importance to: “To be first in the table now is of course something nice, but for us it was important that we win the game . We are now looking to the next game and of course we want to win that, “said Adeyemi, looking forward to the upcoming double against VfL Wolfsburg (October 20th and November 2nd).
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