Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Čáslavice "B" Arena
saw a crowd turnout of 34175. Ralph Benoit
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gilbert Seitz
and Robin Wäffler
Čáslavice tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Fikr - Smola, Slavchev, Jagła - Volais, Rougier, Bittrich, Çavdar, Bačina - Parkin, Ponticelli.
Moriak started off with a 5-3-2 lineup.
Lineup: Svensson - Østreng, Spratek, Štěpánek, List, De Los Santos - Mengov, Zylevich, Kříha - Eilinger, Kwon.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Čáslavice.
For their match strategy, Moriak had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
finished off the counterattack of Moriak from the left rather easily, making the score 0 - 1.
Some fine passing in the middle of the pitch, carving open the away defence, should have led to a goal for Čáslavice, but P. Ponticelli
's shot went over the bar.
Moriak played a good counterattacking move down the left 5 minutes into the match, with L. Kříha
finishing well for 0 - 2.
By now, the players in Moriak felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
P. De Los Santos
showed why he is feared on the counterattack, breaking through in the middle and scoring for Moriak after 23 minutes to make the score 0 - 3.
Clever play that showed his experience gave E. Volais
a good chance to score, but the shot hit the crossbar.
The home side worked hard to get through the middle and as a result, had a good chance of getting one back as R. Slavchev
tried lifting the ball over keeper T. Svensson
. Unfortunately, the ball went just over the bar.
The visitors' L. Kříha
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 38 minutes into the match. 0 - 4 for Moriak.
challenged the visitors' central defence eagerly, producing a good chance 39 minutes into the game as he went for a through ball. But, as so many times before, the guests' defensive efforts got the best of it.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 4.
Čáslavice had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.
With 59 minutes played, Čáslavice's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to P. Ponticelli
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 1 - 4.
Had it not been for one of the home defenders, A. Eilinger
would have put Moriak up another goal 62 minutes into the match with his audacious lob from the right wing.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, A. Eilinger
got himself booked. The manager of Moriak was not happy.
did everything he could to get one back for his Čáslavice, but keeper T. Svensson
denied him with a spectacular block.
Moriak showed their counterattack skill 82 minutes into the match by breaking through the middle, with P. De Los Santos
scoring uncontested for 1 - 5.
Čáslavice claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 58 percent.
Most important Čáslavice player was P. Ponticelli
However, J. Fikr
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Moriak player was without a doubt A. Eilinger
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 1 - 5.