The crowd of 30023 turning up at 10 Mai
today were greeted with some nasty showers of rain. Riku Beijar
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Sebastian Søgaard
and Jochanan van 's Gravesande
FCD had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation.
The following players took the field: Ftiaratos - van der Geer, Mazâlu, Błaziak, Gerchakov, Manfrotto - Hyvönen, Burlacu, Grigore, Abeijón - Sprakel.
A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for BOBY.
Starters: Diallo - Canacheu, Cristea, Domocoş, Gellén, Vasilescu - Mavrodin, Urba, Jongejan - Ingebrigtsen, Martí Ezquerra.
FCD were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for BOBY.
The rain made it hard for players like Ø. Ingebrigtsen
to show their technical control of the ball on this soggy day.
FCD made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left G. Mazâlu
completely alone with keeper W. Diallo
, who made a spectacular block.
A foul called during a BOBY counterattack resulted in a great chance to score, but Ø. Ingebrigtsen
's shot rattled off the post.
With 33 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of BOBY resulted in a counterattack that set E. Jongejan
free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
It wasn't a pretty goal, but the free kick by C. Abeijón
after 34 minutes somehow found its way past the keeper. FCD takes the lead, 1 - 0!
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
FCD had most of the ball, with 72 percent of possession.
FCD's M. Burlacu
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 79 minutes having been played. I. Ciobotaru
was the replacement.
BOBY were pushed back, and had many dangerous counterattacks. An impressive one came 81 minutes into the match, but Ø. Ingebrigtsen
narrowly missed the free kick attempt that was awarded as a result of a foul.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave J. Hyvönen
from FCD a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 87 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
Possession in this half belonged to FCD, who controlled the ball 72 percent of the time.
The most dominating FCD player was without a doubt P. Grigore
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
BOBY's best player was J. Martí Ezquerra
On the other hand, C. Domocoş
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 0.