Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 3049 at Zuper Chaouen Arena
today. Nilo Guina
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Evtim Vúzharov
and Cristoph Stöbel
babich had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
They fielded: Schallner - Mantere, Weninger, Fellbaum, Koehn - Baumhof, Milićević, Ruiz Marco, Bin-Yousif - Fattorusso, Raymond.
B-Field tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Angermeyer-Naumann - Mishev, Levin, Botterbloom - Kortselis, Benavidez, Kündighoven, Filter, Skerpen - Capell, Rödinger.
babich seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
7 minutes in, babich's S. Baumhof
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Unfortunately for B-Field, D. Levin
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. V. Sippl
neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to M. Weninger
who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post.
babich had a good opportunity to attack on the wing, but remembered their instructions to go for middle attacks.
babich took the lead 36 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as S. Baumhof
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to babich, who controlled the ball 54 percent of the time.
After 56 minutes, B-Field switched R. Filter
with P. Gastner
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
The B-Field captaincy was handed to V. Sippl
had a fantastic opportunity to put babich up another goal 60 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
babich solidified their lead at the 76 minute mark, as S. Baumhof
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 2 - 0.
77 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as G. Fattorusso
broke through, making the score 3 - 0 for babich.
The players of babich now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
B-Field reduced the lead after 80 minutes to 3 - 1 as R. Rödinger
easily chipped the ball past the home side's keeper after a dazzling play from the right.
The referee showed babich's M. Milićević
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Several players were looking tired, especially N. Koehn
who gifted the opposition a goal as he lost the ball to a still energetic Y. Kortselis
of B-Field after 84 minutes. 3 - 2
B-Field's counterattack was impressive and was only stopped by a shocking foul. Somehow, the referee's cards remained in his pocket - a terrible decision! S. Benavidez
's resulting free kick was easily saved by the keeper.
88 minutes into the game, babich seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to weak
B-Field claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 58 percent.
The most dominating babich player was without a doubt G. Fattorusso
On the other hand, N. Koehn
's play was disheartening.
B-Field's best player was V. Sippl
However, P. Gastner
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 2.