Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 34420 to UniversitateaCraiova Arena
. Riccardo Lunazzi
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Hauke Schachter
and Gintukas Didžiulis
UniversitateaCraiov started off with a 4-3-3 lineup.
Starters: Häuslein - de Quant, Eriksson, Lanzi, Lespagnol - Kemper, Humann, Bonito - Man, Veidmanis, Capoeira.
Voința tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Jaźwiński - Larsson, Mairot, Harkness, van der Kleij, Stanca - Herrlein, Denieul, Vanreusel, Fenix - Feratidis.
of UniversitateaCraiov received a yellow card after 8 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
With the clock showing 16 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Voința resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by A. Herrlein
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
Making his way up the middle 22 minutes into the match, S. Man
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert M. Jaźwiński
blocked it to keep the score level.
gave UniversitateaCraiov the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
UniversitateaCraiov enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 66 percent of possession.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, N. Denieul
got himself booked. The manager of Voința was not happy.
UniversitateaCraiov's M. Capoeira
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 66 minutes.
After 71 minutes, S. de Quant
put UniversitateaCraiov ahead 2 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
UniversitateaCraiov's F. Lanzi
left the field after 76 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was M. Matzeu
UniversitateaCraiov solidified their lead at the 81 minute mark, as J. Veidmanis
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 3 - 0.
After 82 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by M. Capoeira
might have resulted in another goal for UniversitateaCraiov. However, M. Jaźwiński
made a spectacular save.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by UniversitateaCraiov, with 66 percent of the ball.
Most important UniversitateaCraiov player was J. Veidmanis
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Voința's top performer was clearly P. Feratidis
However, Q. Fenix
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 0.