33223 spectators had come to Carlsberg Arena
this cloudy day. Stefan Zetterman
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ralf Peplinsky
and Chris Moss
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Roltsi.
Starters: Cartigny - Schmidt, Cassagne, Flank - Corin, Cangini, Piri, Colding - Kaldalu, Lipenkov, Lehtmets.
Perse tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
They fielded: Einama - Tänav, Reiljan, Tamm - Aabo, Raun, Viksi, Rihma, Raja - Tamm, Paju.
25 minutes of the match played, and a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but H. Raja
, after finding himself dashing down on goal from the left with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide.
Some great play up the middle by Roltsi led to a chance for A. Kaldalu
to score after 26 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
Perse's goal to make the score 0 - 1 came via a questionable penalty, but U. Paju
struck it home without a second thought.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 38 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 2. The Perse fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
Roltsi didn't give in and with 40 minutes played R. Corin
was able to make the score 1 - 2 after an attack on the right.
of Perse was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
It was 1 - 2 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to Roltsi, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
The visitors added to their lead 51 minutes into the game, after a sensational penalty kick by Perse's U. Paju
slid just past the home keeper. 1 - 3.
By now, the players in Perse felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
Roltsi's fans were urging them forward as they tried to get back into the game, and their vocal support was rewarded 70 minutes into the match as A. Lipenkov
ran onto a beautiful ball played through the visitors' defence and slotted it past the keeper to reduce the deficit. 2 - 3.
The crowd roared in delight as A. Kaldalu
finished off a spectacular series of passes through the middle to even the score for Roltsi 71 minutes into the match. 3 - 3.
Roltsi enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Roltsi.
On the other hand, C. Cartigny
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating Perse player was without a doubt T. Viksi
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 3.