Marco Reda get his "debut" for AaB ...
The Danish teams have now started their first preparations for the rest of the Superliga season with the unofficial Danish Indoor Championship, though except for FC Midtjylland and AaB, then most of the "Bigger" teams like FC Copenhagen, Brøndby, AGF Aarhus and OB Odense did not want to participate this season...
So as usual two other Scandinavian teams were invited. The Norwegian Silver medalist's Vålerenga and also Lyn Oslo. However, due to a family tragedy with the Lyn coach, they were replaced with one of the top 3 teams from the Danish 1st division SonderjydskE, to play for the honour and the €10,000 ... This year the Danish Oldboys NT was also invited to make up for the lack of "top teams" and make the tournament a bit more fun and interesting
Spar Nord New years Cup 2005 (at the Gigantium, Ålborg):
The the unofficial Danish Indoor Championship is played on artificial turf, 11 minutes a game and with 7 players on each teams. The rules are as usual, except that 0-0 results dont give any points and teams that scores 3 or more goals in a match is given 1 extra point...
Group play :
FCN v DEN Oldboys 0-0 (No points !)
Viborg v Silkeborg 1-2
AaB v Viborg 1-0
Silkeborg v DEN Oldboys 1-0
AaB v FCN 1-0
Viborg v FCN 0-4 (4 points to FCN)
AaB v Silkeborg 3-2 (4 points to AaB)
Viborg v DEN Oldboys 1-1
Silkeborg v FCN 3-1 (4 points to Silkeborg)
AaB v DEN Oldboys 2-0
Group 1, Standings:
AaB ................ : 7-2 .. 13 points
Silkeborg ......... : 8-5 .. 10 points
FC Nordsjælland : 5-4 .. 4 points
DEN Oldboys.... : 1-4 .. 1 point
Viborg ............ : 2-8 .. 1 point
Surely a deserved win for AaB in this group, showing the best football. Marco Reda
looked solid in defence and very good at passing the ball. He also made the assist when the other new AaB player, Swedish international Mattias Lindström made the winning goal against Viborg...
The Danish Oldboys NT did much better than expected. They ofcause lacked the pace needed at this level, but their still excellent anticipation, technique and tactical skills plus some good goalkeeping kept them in the games..
FCM v AC Horsens 1-1
Vålerenga v Herfølge 1-1
FCM v Herfølge 2-0
SønderjyskE v AC Horsens 1-1
Vålerenga v SønderjyskE 0-3 (4 points to SonderjyskE)
Vålerenga v AC Horsens 3-0 (4 points to Vålerenga)
FCM v SønderjyskE 0-0 (no points!)
Herfølge v SønderjyskE 2-2
FCM v Vålerenga 3-1 (4 points to FCM)
Herfølge v AC Horsens 1-1
Group 2, Standings:
FC Midtjylland............ : 6-2 .. 8 points
SønderjyskE (1st Div.). : 6-3 .. 6 points
Vålerenga (Norway).... : 5-7 .. 5 points
Herfølge .................. : 4-6 .. 3 points
AC Horsens (1st Div.). : 3-6 .. 3 points
Despite the loss of the Danish league star Zidan and Danish NT keeper Peter Skov, FCM managed to win this group, with the Danish 1st division team SonderjyskE, surprisingly getting the 2nd place by showing some good football and beating the Norwegian top team Vålerenga 3-0, despite the fact that SonderjyskE had to join this tournament as a "last minute" stand-in for Norwegian Lyn Oslo....
FCM v Silkeborg 0-2
0-1: Henrik Schnedler (2)
0-2: Lasse Ankjær (6)
AaB v SønderjyskE 0-0
Peter Tranberg, AaB misses pen.
0-1: Rasmus Johansen
1-1: Allan K. Jepsen
1-2: Henrik Hansen
2-2: Rasmus Würtz
2-3: Michael Nonbo
SønderjyskE win on Penalties
Silkeborg v SønderjyskE 1-2
0-1: Henrik Hansen (5)
1-1: Ulrik Pedersen (6)
1-2: Peter Nymann (7)
The 3rd best 1st division team SonderjyskE surprisingly beat all the Superliga teams to win the tournament, but they were a bit lucky with beating AaB on penalties in the semi final. AaB looked very solid in defence only letting in two regular goals in 5 games and Marco Reda
looked very solid, not making any mistakes and also showing great vision and anticipation, not only making an assist, but also some other great passes, creating some huge opportunities for the AaB forwards... So a very promising debut to Reda, though AaB didnt manage to win the unofficial Danish Indoor Championship this season...