NK Osijek 1
Tuesday 16th July 2013
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Patrick Vieira’s Elite Development Squad got their pre-season programme off and running against Croatian u20 champions NK Osijek on Tuesday night.
A last minute goal from Benedik Mioc at NK Novigrad Stadium was the difference between the sides on the night but there were plenty of positives to take away from the game for the new EDS boss.
Since the Blues arrived in Novigrad last Wednesday, there has only been an in-house game between two City XIs, so this was the first opportunity to see Patrick’s team against proper opposition.
Vieira’s first teamsheet as a manager included the names of 15-year old Tosin Adarabioyo, making only his second-ever start for the u21s alongside Mathias Bossaerts at the centre of defence, as well as second-year scholar Jack Byrne (pictured below).Read full match report