Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 12000 at Sarang Semut Arena
today. Clemens Biesterveld
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kamil Przygocki
and Klausdieter Schanda
Karawang tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
They fielded: Surbakti - Zein, Alfaridzi, Rachmad, Bukhori - Morhan, Roekanda, Kuncahyo, Siagian - Isdiantono, Pelawi.
GasKan started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Tkachenko - Vanslembrouck, Janković, Andreoli, Alzamora - Bernhardt, 秉朋 (Bingpeng) , Citti, Ahomaa - Schmidt-Pauli, Corral.
After 10 minutes, GasKan's M. Vanslembrouck
made his way through the middle and nonchalantly placed the ball out of the keeper's reach, putting the visitors up 0 - 1.
After the ball was lifted in from the left, N. Schmidt-Pauli
was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 27 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 28 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 2. The GasKan fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
After 33 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave S. Corral
a chance to increase the lead for GasKan, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 3.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of GasKan lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
The visitors' S. Corral
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 34 minutes into the match. 0 - 4 for GasKan.
Halftime score was 0 - 4.
GasKan had most of the ball, with 85 percent of possession.
After 48 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for N. Schmidt-Pauli
who increased GasKan's lead to 0 - 5.
Karawang had to make a substitution after 61 minutes. L. Isdiantono
limped off the field and was replaced by U. Rully
The home crowd was not impressed when N. Schmidt-Pauli
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 62 minutes. GasKan were now up 0 - 6.
After 70 minutes of game time, J. Ahomaa
had an excellent opportunity to add to the visitors' lead, clipping a volley hooked in from the right, but A. Surbakti
was in the right place and tipped the ball over for a corner.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, M. Vanslembrouck
got himself booked. The manager of GasKan was not happy.
Karawang's J. Siagian
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 78 minutes.
After 79 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed R. Andreoli
to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 0 - 7.
of GasKan took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 83 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 8.
That was his third goal of the match - a hat trick for S. Corral
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by GasKan, with 87 percent of the ball.
Karawang's top performer was clearly J. Siagian
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important GasKan player was S. Corral
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 0 - 8.