1. FC Union coach, Nenad Bjelica, was seen pacing wildly and gesturing furiously during the first game after his suspension. Despite appearing tense throughout the match, he hugged his coaching staff at the end of the game and said, “It was emotional for us and it’s great to get three points after such a fight.”
The team managed to push aside the issue of long protests with tennis balls that almost led to the game being abandoned. Instead, they focused on their win against VfL Wolfsburg. With 21 points, Union has managed to catch up with the lower midfield and increase their safety cushion on the relegation zone.
In terms of strengths, Union has rediscovered its home strength, defensive stability, and goals from set pieces. However, their offense remains a construction site and the games are often not pleasant to watch. Despite this, there is a positive trend in terms of defensive stability.
Moving forward, Union needs to carry this progress into an away game as their last victory abroad came in August. The coach has given them two days off as a reward for their strong performance.