Clouds darkened the skies at AnGeLs Arena
as 24100 spectators turned up for the match. Giorgio Kooy
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Mogens Bentsen
and Erny Graaf
Everyone was excited about the upcoming Argeş
derby and the crowd was divided evenly.
A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for AnGeLs.
The following players took the field: Ricciardi - Lobodin, Codrean, Ungureanu, Bazin, Iorgu - Todea, Qannad, Tenorio Castilla - Popa, Puttignani.
S.R.L.. started off with a 4-3-3 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Coull - Desille, Crijne, Mury, Peña Rubia - Tikkaniemi, Kuzmin, Barbadilla - Jacovone, Mihăiasa, Sendecki.
AnGeLs used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of S.R.L...
With 25 minutes gone, D. Jacovone
suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by S.R.L.. caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring.
After 31 minutes, the visitors nearly went up a goal, but M. Barbadilla
's free kick hit the crossbar.
After 35 minutes, the S.R.L.. coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving D. Desille
off the field. P. Kjellsson
took his place.
AnGeLs players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead.
AnGeLs were very close to putting themselves one up after 42 minutes as M. Tenorio Castilla
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
0 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by AnGeLs, with 53 percent of the ball.
As the 46 minute mark approached, the S.R.L.. coach decided it was time for a substitution. I. Kuzmin
reluctantly made way for A. Rampone
on the pitch.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. J. Leipälä
entered the game for S.R.L.. as the match clock showed 46 minutes.
AnGeLs broke through on the left 53 minutes into the game, with J. Popa
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
AnGeLs solidified their lead at the 73 minute mark, as R. Codrean
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 2 - 0.
Neither team was controlling the possession at this point in the match, with the stats showing a 50:50 split.
AnGeLs's best player was D. Bazin
However, F. Iorgu
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating S.R.L.. player was without a doubt D. Jacovone
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 0.