The ball found its way to Luca Racic
After 5 minutes, following a bit of pinball in the box, the ball found its way to Luca Racic, who fired into the back of the net. It was actually a pretty brilliant finish considering he's a centre back! And did you expect the mighty Bees to let up after that? I certainly didn't. The pressure was relentless, the chanting continuous, and some Cardiff fans were even leaving for an early half time cuppa! Of course, this just made the Bees fans even happier. Just minutes later Emiliano Marcondes was cynically brought down on the edge of the box, and up stepped Bryan Mbeumo to whip the free kick over the Cardiff wall into the top corner. The Bees were two up!
After this, the tides started to turn. Cardiff's midfield started to press higher up the pitch, and on 34 minutes Adomah whipped in a smart cross to the back post, where Junior Hoilett headed powerfully past Raya's dive. Reinvigorated, Cardiff kept pushing, while Brentford looked like they just wanted half time to come. The Bluebirds' left back Joe Bennett had an almighty throw on him, which Cardiff used just before half time, finding a grateful Joe Ralls, who nodded into the back of the net. 2-2 at half time!