Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and bruckner Arena
saw a crowd turnout of 22796. Massimo Meiss
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Derek van der Stoop
and Magne Martinsen
bruckner had chosen a strategic 5-3-2 formation.
They fielded: Serbãnescu - Antonie, Witschke, Duffy, Ichim, Ökelik - Mitu, Neacşu, Tomić - Şekerli, Inásel.
Internationale decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Bari - Reynaert, Sahlstén, Tamelli, Izhar - Vérité, Diumé, Xereu, Choroszewski - Prehofer, Grigorean.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of bruckner.
After some beautiful movement down the left wing, A. Antonie
scored for bruckner putting them ahead 1 - 0, after 6 minutes.
really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great play by P. Diumé
after a corner.
With 31 minutes played, bruckner put themselves up 2 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to P. Ichim
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
After 32 minutes, Internationale's L. Tamelli
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
2 - 0 was the halftime score.
Internationale had most of the ball, with 53 percent of possession.
bruckner's J. Inásel
increased the lead to 3 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 61 minutes.
Internationale had to make a substitution after 62 minutes. T. Choroszewski
limped off the field and was replaced by F. Prem
Some things can only be learned through experience, and P. Ichim
should take his lesson to heart after nearly gifting Internationale a goal with 63 minutes of the match played.
bruckner's C. Neacşu
was shown a yellow card after 71 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
of Internationale had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. N. Marelja
came in to finish the match.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of bruckner to 4 - 0 as K. Duffy
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
By now, the players in bruckner felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
bruckner's D. Witschke
got himself booked for a foul.
bruckner managed to extend their lead to 5 - 0 when M. Ökelik
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
When C. Neacşu
made yet another studs-first tackle after 87 minutes, the referee was obliged to book the bruckner player for the second time, sending him off the pitch.
was the unlucky victim and couldn't continue the game, so Internationale's T. Aldulea
had to come off the bench.
Internationale enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 72 percent of possession.
performed admirably for bruckner.
However, D. Tomić
made a disastrous appearance.
Internationale's top performer was clearly P. Diumé
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 5 - 0.