63954 spectators had come to f.c gaza Arena
this cloudy day. Kees Cardol
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Etiberto Maritxua
and Jan Carlbo
gaza tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players took the field: Zselénszky - Paterson, Rubianes, Villa - Ojonen, Egozi, Shamgar, Meulesteen, Senić - Echazuría, Causadias.
dandush decided to use a 4-5-1 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Bajer - Jabłoński, Demel, Petrikowsky, Capelle - Pereyra, Ceret, Dittrich, Eiriz, Martí - Ghinzani.
dandush were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
It might be a while before the fans see dandush's M. Ceret
again, after he had to leave the field in great distress at the 27 minute mark. He was replaced by R. Wanningen
gaza had a good opportunity to take the lead as M. Paterson
came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of J. Bajer
After 29 minutes dandush tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, F. Martí
's shot sailed wide after his break down the right.
gave gaza the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
gaza claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 70 percent.
gaza solidified their lead at the 55 minute mark, as G. Echazuría
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 2 - 0.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. X. Causadias
squirmed through their central defence after 69 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 0.
could have increased the lead after 75 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
dandush almost scored after a swift counterattack 76 minutes into the game, but S. Dittrich
put the shot from the left flank just outside the goal.
The away team improved the scoreline to 3 - 1, as F. Martí
struck home, set up well by a play on the left 82 minutes into the match.
After 83 minutes of play, gaza's F. Rubianes
unexpectedly struck an inside out ball from no angle at all and G. Echazuría
slotted it into the net for 4 - 1.
The players of gaza now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
was in the clear after breaking the offside trap following a dandush counterattack from the left after 88 minutes. His neat finish made the score 4 - 2.
gaza had most of the ball, with 71 percent of possession.
performed admirably for gaza.
However, V. Ojonen
made a disastrous appearance.
dandush's top performer was clearly J. Bajer
On the other hand, R. Wanningen
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 4 - 2.