Best moments of FC Nantes vs Boavista FC, the second match of Matchday 5

Both teams had the chance to qualify directly to the Finals, but none of them could. Nantes and Boavista will play the Last Chance Group


The second match of Matchday 5 had FC Nantes and Boavista FC (0-1) battle their way to get the last point or points of the season. FC Nantes kept the ball in their possession more than Boavista FC during both games, but the few times that Boavista was able to snatch the ball, they were able to create goal chances. But Game 2 (4-2) came in completely in FC Nantes’ way, with a hat trick from Alex GRD. Here are the moments that summarise the match:

  1. At the beginning of Game 1, Aazbabysk approached the penalty area and found Alex GRD. He then passed the ball to Aazbabysk over the players guarding the penalty area and he attempted to head the ball into the net, but instead, it went over the top post, conceding a goal kick to Boavista FC.
  1. As Christopher kept getting near the penalty area, he passed the ball to TioMit, who passed it over to his teammate inside the penalty area. He then passed it to TioMit, who was in the middle of the border of the goal box, and attempted to score a goal, but the goalkeeper kicked it away behind him, conceding a corner kick to Boavista.
  1. When Boavista made the corner kick, Aazbabysk rejected it away from the penalty area with his head, but the ball landed right in front of Christopher, who instantly smashed the ball from outside of the penalty area for a goal attempt, but the goalkeeper successfully rejected it from going in.
  1. The first goal of the game started off with Boavista’s players passing the ball amongst themselves as they were getting near the penalty area. TioMit passed the ball to Christopher from the semicircle of the penalty area to a couple of metres to the right of the penalty spot. Christopher kept getting near the goal, until he easily kicked the ball into the net.
  1. TioMit passed the ball to Christopher from the left side of the offensive halt to the left border of the penalty area. Christopher instantly placed the ball in the middle of the crowded penalty area for TioMit, who tried to head the ball for a goal, but it hit the left post and outside, conceding a goal kick.
  1. When Nantes made the goal kick, Aazbabysk received the ball and headed it over to Alex GRD. The duo went for their penalty area while exchanging passes, until Alex GRD passed the ball to his teammate, who was right at the penalty spot, to score their equalizer.
  1. The Boavista duo kept approaching the penalty area while Nantes pressed consistently in their defence. Christopher achieved to find an empty space within the penalty area to be able to pass the ball to TioMit. He attempted to kick the ball into the net, but Nantes’ goalkeeper didn’t permit it.
  1. TioMit was playing at the right side of their offensive half. He passed the ball to Christopher by the semicircle of the penalty area, who quickly passed it to TioMit inside the penalty area. He then immediately kicked the ball for a goal, but it hit the left post and stayed right outside the goal line, where a Nantes defender was able to kick it away. This play ends with a penalty kick awarded to Boavista FC described next.
  1. Boavista was conceded a penalty kick at the 47th minute of the first game. TioMit took the kick and Alex GRD guarded the goal. TioMit kicked the ball to the left side of the goalkeeper, but the goalkeeper threw himself to reject the penalty kick.
  1. Right at the start of Game 2, Nantes made the first kick. They quickly started playing towards their offensive side, making a couple of passes as they approached the goal. Alex GRD spotted Aazbabysk at the penalty area, to whom he made a long pass to. Then, Aazbabysk passed it along to Alex GRD, who came running from his left side, and scored the first goal of the game.
  1. Nantes players were at the right side of their offensive half approaching the penalty area. Alex GRD stood at the right border if the penalty area to pass the ball to Aazbabysk at the goal box, who headed the ball into the net.
  1. Aazbabysk almost scored a goal by himself at the 21st minute of the second game. He kept running towards the penalty area with some Boavista defenders surrounding him. When he entered the penalty area, he attempted to score a goal, but the goalkeeper kept it away, conceding a corner kick to Nantes.
  1. Aazbabysk made the corner kick towards the crowded penalty area. It was precisely kicked to Alex GRD, who made a bicycle kick from the border of the goal box to score the goal.
  1. The Boavista squad passed the ball between them along their offensive side of the field. Chirstopher, who was just before the penalty area semicircle, received the ball from TioMit. He got a little bit more in the penalty area to attempt a kick for goal, but it ended up offside at the left side of the goal.
  1. Christopher and TioMit passed the ball amongst themselves through their offensive side of the field. Christopher passed the ball to TioMit inside the penalty area. He managed to dribble the ball among Nantes defenders to face the goalkeeper and score their first goal of the game.
  1. Alex GRD was about to receive the ball from his teammate, but a Boavista player tackled him, making him lose the ball. But Nantes didn’t lose the ball, because it kept going closer to the penalty area and Aazbabysk was able to chase it. When he reached the right corner of the goal box, he passed it back to Alex GRD by the penalty spot to score their fourth goal of the game.
  1. After a pole rejected a chance by Nantes on the last minute of Game 2, the Boavista squad took the ball quickly and headed over to their offensive area. The Nantes defence organised in the penalty area, but Christopher passed through them to face the goalkeeper and score the last goal of the game.