Aberdeen 5-1 BK Hacken: Lewis Ferguson at the double as Dons stroll to Europa Conference League win | Football News
Lewis Ferguson was the post’s breadth of the hat-trick as Aberdeen treated his fans to a new night of European glory after his return to Pittodre.
The midfielder enjoyed his first game alongside former Celtic skipper Scott Brown and scored a long-range 5-1 win over BK Hacken before scoring a penalty.
Andy Condins led Dons during the intense pressure of the first half in the first round of the second qualifying round of the European Conference in front of a reduced crowd of 5,665.
Alexander Jeremeff gave the Swedes a long life with the first attempt of the visitors in the direction of the goal.
But Christian Ramirez and his substitute Connor McLennan gave Dons a breather before next week’s trip to Gothenburg, which is the scene of the 1983 European Cup final victory over Real.
Brown and Ramirez joined Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in their first appearances, but Declan Gallagher was denied a European arrest after being sent to Moterwell last season.
Brown had a real opening for a few minutes. The 36-year-old ran forward to avoid a fight with the hacker, was interviewed by the referee for some minor movement while throwing, and was then presented to Leo Bengsson inside.
half of you. Considin came to the rescue with a block, before being booked for a while on the side of his box.
Hacken’s free-kick hit the wall and Aberdeen slowly landed around the 20th minute, and Brown proved a calming effect after a bit of a chaotic start.
Before Ferguson hit the post, Emmanuel-Thomas kicked 17-year-old right-back Calvin Ramsay from the corner.
Funso Ojo, returning from a loan fine in Wigan and placed in the left half, was forced to stop after his release by Emmanuel-Thomas, who had cleared his head from the corner of the net.
Ramsay also threw the next corner to the back and Konsidin started his perfect run home in the 28th minute with goalkeeper Peter Abrahamson stuck.
Opportunity kept coming. Abrahamson saved twice from Oja and Ramirez before heading out with Ryan Hedges. And Ferguson doubled the lead a minute before the break after a Bengsson act at Hedges.
The midfielder showed his confidence eight minutes later after a powerful shot from close range from 30 yards out that hit the goalkeeper at close range.
The visitors, who have played 11 games in their league season, scored one in the 59th minute when Jeremeff picked up the ball and worked to work in the top corner from 16 yards out.
Aberdeen didn’t put as much pressure on the first half as they did, but they did create occasional chances, even though they sometimes got close to Hedges and Ramirez.
The U.S. striker scored in the 83rd minute when he passed the ball to Jack Mackenzie, who was injured in the Ajay injury, from close range, and McLennan wrapped up his fifth goal of the game during the break.
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