JOHN KRETLOW - Thursday, May 13, 2010
Alejandro Bedoya and Örebro played to a scoreless tie against IFK Göteborg with both teams frustrated to have not scored.
American midfielder Bedoya started and went the full 90 minutes for Örebro in their midweek clash.
It did not take long for the Florida native to make an impact. In the 11th minute Bedoya nearly scored off of a shot that went dangerously wide after impressive team play by Örebro.
Örebro opened the game lively but Göteborg ended the first half with more possession in their offensive end.
In the 15th minute, Örebro goalie John Alvbåge was forced to make an excellent save off of a Gustav Svensson shot from deep after an unsuccessful clear attempt after a corner.
The best scoring opportunity of the first half came in the 31st minute when Göteborg's Pär Ericsson got behind the Örebro defense and received a splitting pass from Robin Söder. Örebro goalie Alvbåge was forced to come off his line to make a difficult save.
The second half's first scoring opportunity came for Göteborg. In the 59th minute, Sela Kovic made an impressive run into Örebro territory and though he had options to pass the ball, he chose to shoot himself. His shot went about a yard too high.
In the 81st minute, Bedoya received the ball at the top of the penalty area and shot a heavy ball on goal. The Göteborg goalkeeper blocked the shot but the ensuing rebound ended up with Bedoya once again.
The American was able to get another shot on goal but was once again stopped by Göteborg goalie Kim Christensen.
The game had 4 yellow cards issued, including the first one going to Bedoya in the 31st minute.
Örebro will hope to get back to their winning ways against Trelleborgs this Monday.