1. FC Union coach Nenad Bjelica was seen pacing and gesturing wildly during the team’s first game after serving his suspension, appearing both tense and relieved at the end of the game. The team managed to secure a hard-fought victory against VfL Wolfsburg, with their newfound home strength and defensive stability playing a key role in their success.
Despite a recent controversy over long protest with tennis balls that almost led to the game being abandoned, 1. FC Union has pushed this issue aside and 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.
The team has rediscovered three old strengths: home strength, defensive stability, and goals from set pieces. While the offense remains a construction site, the overall trend is positive in terms of defensive stability. Despite a lot of luck in their fourth home win, Union’s defensive trend is positive.
Moving forward, 1. FC Union will need to carry this progress into an away game as they look to build on their last victory abroad which came in August. As a reward for their strong performance, Nenad Bjelica has given the team two days off to rest and recover before their next match.