43480 spectators arrived at FC Buráci aréna
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Johnny Läuffer
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ville Peepson
and Cristiano Zimmerli
A 5-4-1 alignment was the formation of choice for Buráci.
Lineup: McFly - Kraski, Gaiteri, Johnsen, Komigo, Ljubinković - Sapata, Turschl, Lehepuu, Lahe - Faena.
-DJECO- tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Župarić - Chahal, Nedyalkov, Jałocha, Chapotot - Tămaş, Mačo, Còllas, Geldhof - Hrabovský, Spálovský.
For their match strategy, Buráci had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
After 21 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Buráci found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to solid
0 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Possession in this half belonged to -DJECO-, who controlled the ball 55 percent of the time.
A review of the gameplan helped Buráci get back to a solid
organisation when the referee blew his whistle again.
Buráci's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 51 minutes gone, but F. Turschl
's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
A lovely run by -DJECO-'s J. Geldhof
left his markers for dead and should have resulted in a goal, but the finish went just wide.
58 minutes into the game, -DJECO- seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a passable
level of organisation.
Down the middle came E. Còllas
, making a fantastic play that nearly had -DJECO- take the lead after 74 minutes, but J. McFly
preserved the tie.
With the clock showing 75 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Buráci resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by N. Komigo
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
76 minutes into the game, Buráci had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to solid
78 minutes into the game, -DJECO- seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate
Good work by the Buráci defensive line after 80 minutes produced a good counterattack chance, which cut elegantly down the middle of the pitch and found F. Turschl
alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide.
-DJECO- claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
Buráci's best player was V. Faena
On the other hand, T. Sapata
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating -DJECO- player was without a doubt J. Spálovský
However, A. Jałocha
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 0.