Ferencvaros can be satisfied with the way they performed in the first leg of this qualification final, as they come with a 3:3 away draw against slightly favored Molde from Norway.
The visitors from Hungary didn’t stand out of their distinctive offensive approach, used their chances effectively, and after the first fifty-two minutes, had a 0:2 lead. This fired the alarm for the home side as they were able to turn the result to their favor in the next half an hour, but the Hungarians had the final word in this clash, as they leveled up in the 87th from the penalty, leaving the Norwegians with a very difficult task in the upcoming match.
Ferencvaros left quite an impression on me so far in this season, and with the home-field advantage in this one, are very close to their final goal.
They enter this match without fresh injury worries, also skipping the previous domestic OTP Bank Liga game in order to be more prepared for this one.
Molde is not at their highest level for some time now, as they are visibly struggling at home, but also in Europe. In the Eliteserien they are currently in the three matches losing streak, unable to catch a good rhythm due to the European schedule probably.
Last Saturday evening they negatively surprised everyone, as they suffered a defeat against Sandefjord with a minimal result, back at their home. Already in the 6th minute of the match, they conceded a goal and were unable to level up for the rest of the encounter. They had a slight ball possession advantage but were simply uncreative to change something in this clash.
As previously mentioned, Molde failed in recording a positive result in the first leg. For a brief moment, they looked like a team they were when the season started, but for some time, they are lacking consistency, and I am not sure in their ability to succeed in this second leg.
Defender Haraldseid is long term absentee for them, while they could also miss doubtful midfielder Sjolstad (6/0).
Their offensive functionality can’t be neglected
Ferencvaros had some really great offensive phases in the first leg and now playing at their own stadium, I see them as bigger favorites. Combined with the fact that Molde will need to approach riskier this one, I see a lot of space for the hosts to be even more threatening in this one. Combined in Asian lines, since a few draw options can make the players of Ferencvarosi progress as well and not risk much towards the end.