66615 spectators had come to Eagles ArenA
this cloudy day. Mirco Sassoli
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Piotr Sajdowski
and Arkadiusz Grylewicz
Eagles started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
Lineup: Keller-Volpert - Orgish, Mugo - Panaitescu, de Laat, Alexandru, Merluşcă, Solano - Papp, Tanzler, Moreanu.
F.C. tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
They fielded: Smoroń - Buzaglo, Gilyán, Galfrè - Roşu, Bárány, Unchieş, Stan, Mocanu - Candido, Gordić.
made one of his many fine passes from the wing into the middle 7 minutes into the match. G. Candido
bravely attempted to execute a diving header and the ball was met firmly with his forehead for F.C. . 0 - 1.
of F.C. took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 22 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 2.
25 minutes in, Eagles's N. Orgish
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The home crowd was given a certain amount of consolation when V. Moreanu
scored after a brilliant midfield combination through the centre, reducing the lead to 1 - 2.
Halftime score was 1 - 2.
Possession in this half belonged to Eagles, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
The crowd roared in delight as K. Papp
finished off a spectacular series of passes through the middle to even the score for Eagles 63 minutes into the match. 2 - 2.
77 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a F.C. substitution. Z. Froch
came on for S. Unchieş
As the captain was no longer on the pitch, R. Stan
took over the role of being the F.C. captain.
Given a free kick close to the byline, Eagles tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let K. Tanzler
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 3 - 2, 79 minutes into the game.
84 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as T. Mugo
broke through, making the score 4 - 2 for Eagles.
84 minutes in, D. Gordić
made an incredible run up the middle and nearly reduced the home side's lead, but D. Keller-Volpert
refused to let the ball slip by him.
Cheers filled the stadium as V. Moreanu
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 5 - 2 to Eagles.
After 86 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by J. de Laat
might have resulted in another goal for Eagles. However, J. Smoroń
made a spectacular save.
Eagles claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 63 percent.
J. de Laat
performed admirably for Eagles.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
F.C. 's top performer was clearly G. Candido
However, J. Smoroń
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 5 - 2.