Liga 1: UTA Arad conquers Botoşani 2-1

BOTOşANI. UTA Arad overcome Botoşani to win 2-1.

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BOTOşANI. UTA Arad beat Botoşani to win 2-1. It was UTA Arad to strike first with a goal of J. Bautista at the 26′. Then V. Postolachi scored again for UTA Arad in the 31′ minute with a goal. Eventually, S. Sno reduced the distance for Botoşani with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Botoşani lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Stadionul Municipal stadium in Botoşani on Friday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Lucian Ruşandu with the assistance of Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe and Imre-Laszlo Bucsi. The 4th official was Horia Gabriel Mladinovici. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.5 degrees Celsius or 68.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.​

Match Statistics

Botoşani was in firm control of the ball 56% while UTA Arad was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Botoşani was more aggressive with 68 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 2 were on target. Nonetheless, UTA Arad found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

Botoşani shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, UTA Arad shot 15 times, 8 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Botoşani received 3 yellow cards (A. Tiganasu, A. Seroni and P. Petkovski). On the opposite side, UTA Arad received 2 yellow cards (R. Steau and P. Otele).

After this match, Botoşani will stay with 12 points like CFR Cluj and UTA Arad to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, UTA Arad will have 12 points like CFR Cluj and Botoşani to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 19'
    19'

    A. Tiganasu

  • 26'
    26'

    J. Bautista

  • 31'
    31'

    V. Postolachi

    A. Stahl

  • 46'
    46'

    P. Otele

    A. Stahl

  • 46'
    46'

    P. Petkovski

    Criciuma Mateus

  • 46'
    46'

    E. Shahaf

    A. Ivanov

  • 50'
    50'

    R. Steau

  • 54'
    54'

    S. Sno

  • 58'
    58'

    P. Otele

  • 63'
    63'

    A. Tircoveanu

    F. Mussis

  • 66'
    66'

    A. Seroni

  • 72'
    72'

    D. Ubbink

    P. Otele

  • 72'
    72'

    A. Dragu

    A. Tiganasu

  • 77'
    77'

    C. Negoescu

    R. Steau

  • 81'
    81'

    C. Keseru

    V. Postolachi

  • 82'
    82'

    P. Anton

    J. Bautista

  • 82'
    82'

    M. A. Roman

    S. Mailat

  • 90'
    90'

    P. Petkovski

Next match

In the upcoming Liga 1 match, Botoşani will play away with Sepsi on the 17th of September with a 7-3 head to head stats in favor of Botoşani (5 draws).

UTA Arad will host Hermannstadt on the 17th of September with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Hermannstadt (2 draws).

Botoşani: Formation and Lineups

Botoşani started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Mihai Teja chose to play with the following team: E. Pap, A. Țigănașu, A. Şeroni, S. Sno, Y. Sylla, F. Mussis, A. Ivanov, S. Mailat, V. Dican, S. Camara and Mateus Santos.

Substitutes

Botoşani made 5 changes: Criciuma Mateus for P. Petkovski (46′), A. Ivanov for E. Shahaf (46′), F. Mussis for A. Tircoveanu (63′), A. Tiganasu for A. Dragu (72′) and S. Mailat for M. A. Roman (82′).

UTA Arad: Formation and Lineups

UTA Arad started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Ilie Poenaru played with: F. Iacob, A. Benga, E. Hoxhallari, A. Chindriş, M. Vukčević, I. Batha, J. Cascini, A. Stahl, R. Șteau, W. Jobello and V. Postolachi.

Substitutes

UTA Arad made 5 changes: A. Stahl for P. Otele (46′), P. Otele for D. Ubbink (72′), R. Steau for C. Negoescu (77′), V. Postolachi for C. Keseru (81′) and J. Bautista for P. Anton (82′).

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