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Yeah, the atmosphere was a lot quieter than in NT games, mostly because there was no organized support group like Jalgpallihaigla. Levadia has very few dedicated fans.
But overall I was surprised how well Levadia managed to do against the Magpies. The level of individual skill was huge but somehow it didn't really make that much of a difference. Of course it must be said that this current Newcastle team is not a particularly good team: it's a bunch of very talented individuals (many of them failures from bigger clubs) but they seriously lack teamwork and motivation. This was also why Levadia managed to play almost equally to them, although they had far less possession they created almost as many chances as Newcastle. Twente actually managed to be more dangerous and dominate more against Levadia in the previous round.
Overall Levadia definitely deserved a draw, they were the more hungry team (especially in the second half) but unlike the previous games, the luck was not on their side this time. Also the referee was against them in many incidents (the only goal actually came from a freekick given for a clear dive by Martins).
But yeah, not a game to be ashamed of. The difference in the level of quality didn't seem to be that huge as expected. This Levadia team is very likely the best ever Estonian club team, they have the winner mentality even in European games against teams far bigger than them.
Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim