The crowd of 13030 turning up at Giulestina
today were greeted with some nasty showers of rain. Valentin Diaconescu
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Eggerd Wagnes
and Tomas 'B' Adolfsson
FC ARSENAL decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
Lineup: Martins Cardoso - Nistoran, Houmøller, Ilie - Ulisse, Argeşanu, Şotropa, Ruhi - Colomei, Ollerhaftig, Dan.
x3m xICSx started off with a 5-4-1 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Križić - Eikema, Dickhuth, Malewicz, Meléndez, Auzanneau - Ghasempour, Gaarde, Pătraşcu, Hasvik - Najjar.
The most controversial moment of the game was likely the penalty given after 9 minutes. x3m xICSx's M. Gaarde
kept his concentration, despite the upset crowd, and calmly put the ball past the keeper to make the score 0 - 1.
had a hard time on the waterlogged pitch - his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today.
was, after 27 minutes, almost able to extend the visitors' lead with a well placed diving header after the ball had looped into the centre, but the home side's keeper G. Martins Cardoso
made the save.
FC ARSENAL's I. Ilie
put his head to a well placed ball, lifted in from the left, and scored to make the score 1 - 1 with 35 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock.
It was 1 - 1 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to x3m xICSx, who controlled the ball 67 percent of the time.
did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch.
of FC ARSENAL received a yellow card after 69 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Many thought Y. Ruhi
ought to have been awarded a penalty 70 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around G. Križić
after a determined run through the middle.
76 minutes in, x3m xICSx's C. Auzanneau
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The home keeper expected a move to the right, but M. Gaarde
surprised him with a free kick aimed the other way 81 minutes into the match. 1 - 2 for x3m xICSx.
x3m xICSx enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 65 percent of possession.
FC ARSENAL's top performer was clearly K. Ollerhaftig
On the other hand, P. Şotropa
's play was disheartening.
x3m xICSx's best player was M. Gaarde
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 2.