Due to an all-day shower, 39935 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at DunfAlò
. Carlo Perotti
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Cyril Cabrera
and Geoffrey Ward
All of Lombardia
was shut down for the day, as fans of both clubs came to the derby.
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Darkstadt.
Lineup: Rödingshausen - Spreafico, Salomon - Schmittknecht, Ruscitti, Gigov, Nisii, Guzmán Ibáñez - Rizzoli, Poirier, Peyras.
Melody tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination.
Starters: Romanović - Oheimb, Dohmen, Elverfeldt, Păuna - Torroni, Ricci, De Simei, Razzino, Anselmi - Cela.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Melody.
After 17 minutes of play, H. Peyras
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
After 20 minutes, Darkstadt's V. Ruscitti
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
22 minutes into the match, Darkstadt's A. Guzmán Ibáñez
demonstrated his famed speed as he raced past his marker and passed the ball to H. Peyras
who chipped it in for 2 - 0.
should probably have put his team up another goal after 23 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by T. Romanović
kept the visitors in the game.
34 minutes into the game, V. Ruscitti
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came C. Paroli
Darkstadt's R. Poirier
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 36 minutes.
A counterattack by Melody after 37 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but C. Anselmi
, coming in on the left, couldn't get the shot off.
Halftime score was 2 - 0.
Darkstadt enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 76 percent of possession.
Sensing defeat in the air, the Melody manager directed A. Torroni
and F. Ricci
to change positions with each other. This was 46 minutes into the match.
After 46 minutes of the match, the manager still hoped to turn things around. G. Razzino
was ordered to assume a different position on the pitch. He took the place of C. Anselmi
, who in turn replaced his team mate.
After 62 minutes, A. Gigov
put Darkstadt ahead 3 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Darkstadt's A. Salomon
increasing the lead to 4 - 0.
After this, you could see that the players of Darkstadt were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
The corner kick from A. Salomon
was powerfully met by the head of A. Gigov
to make the score 5 - 0.
had a fantastic opportunity to put Darkstadt up another goal 73 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
77 minutes in, Darkstadt's A. Salomon
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Darkstadt solidified their lead at the 78 minute mark, as R. Schmittknecht
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 6 - 0.
A. Guzmán Ibáñez
spent most of the time in a heap on the ground today, his normally rapid movement hindered by the slippery pitch.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Melody's D. Oheimb
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 84 minutes. G. Parrott
was given a chance to change things around.
The bench was restless, and with 87 minutes passed Melody's coach gave J. Teerimäki
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. V. Păuna
reluctantly left the field.
After 88 minutes, Melody switched M. Dohmen
with M. Forestan
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Darkstadt, with 76 percent of the ball.
The most dominating Darkstadt player was without a doubt R. Poirier
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Melody's best player was T. Romanović
However, J. Cela
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 6 - 0.