Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 89999 at ZvaniTAJS MAHAL
today. Anssi Hillu
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Sven-Knudt Hölzle
and Leo Koskelainen
Zv started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Benedetto - Yermiyan, García Peñuela, Hayal - Welling, Zainea, Jones, Monárdez, Dapoto - Ponce, Deuring.
SANDIMUS tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Kovrizhkin - Dmitriev, Bārtuļs, Osikovskis - Davydovich, Tugarev, Kozurov, Knyazev, Pikalev - Trenchs, Cools.
SANDIMUS took the lead 3 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. B. Cools
was the scorer.
Zv's E. Zainea
made an attempt at equalising 6 minutes into the match, coming in from the right, but the ball hit the post and the defence easily cleared the rebound.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 7 minutes, SANDIMUS did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, B. Cools
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 0 - 2.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 2.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Zv, with 58 percent of the ball.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Zv's S. Hayal
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 55 minutes. A. Savino
was given a chance to change things around.
challenged the visitors' central defence eagerly, producing a good chance 56 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.
61 minutes into the game, SANDIMUS worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch.
The bench was restless, and with 65 minutes passed Zv's coach gave M. Gregnanin
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. E. Dapoto
reluctantly left the field.
Zv reduced the lead to 1 - 2 with 69 minutes on the clock when A. Savino
got the best of a ball floated in from the left.
With 70 minutes played, the Zv coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. F. Beira Santos
came on, J. Benedetto
had to leave the fray.
Possession in this half belonged to Zv, who controlled the ball 60 percent of the time.
Most important Zv player was F. Ponce
On the other hand, M. Gregnanin
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for SANDIMUS.
However, N. Tugarev
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 2.