It had rained all day, but 35000 hardy fans still made it out to Peppino Prisco
. Echedey Beltrán
was the appointed referee.
giammorese started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Neale - Telenga, Jünemann, Martinic - Floc’h, Ampach, Zavalloni, Örntorp, Sagaseta - Ratkowski, Nielsen.
BistecTeam decided to use a 4-5-1 set up.
They fielded: Capriotti - Pal, Vana, Barni, Espanhol - van Vlaanderen, Bertaccini, Beldermans, Maraviglia, Fényes - Caglio.
BistecTeam clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
The game was characterised by rough play and many physical challenges on the wet field, but J. Ratkowski
showed great heart and had a good game.
With 23 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 - 0 lead as O. Ampach
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. R. Jünemann
squirmed through their central defence after 38 minutes, increasing the lead to 2 - 0.
giammorese's N. Zavalloni
's long shot really ought to have found the net 40 minutes into the match, but it fell just wide of the target.
BistecTeam had a great opportunity to score following a counterattack after 41 minutes, but E. van Vlaanderen
's shot from the left sailed high over the bar.
giammorese increased the lead as C. Nielsen
struck to make the score 3 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
By now, the players in giammorese felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
3 - 0 was the halftime score.
giammorese had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.
giammorese's J. Ratkowski
increased the lead to 4 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 61 minutes.
Cheers filled the stadium as O. Ampach
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 5 - 0 to giammorese.
It was a bad day for the usually speedy Z. Fényes
. The mud seemed to slow him down.
increased the lead for giammorese to 6 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
giammorese solidified their lead at the 87 minute mark, as E. Örntorp
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 7 - 0.
With 88 minutes played, giammorese put themselves up 8 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to O. Ampach
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
That was his third goal of the match - a hat trick for O. Ampach
Possession in this half belonged to giammorese, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
performed admirably for giammorese.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
BistecTeam's top performer was clearly A. Maraviglia
On the other hand, T. Pal
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 8 - 0.