Dark skies made the crowd of 44610 at Campo Della Fiera Arena
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Mikael Tegman
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Sergio Di Noto
and Miikka Haikala
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Campo.
The following players took the field: Karahan - Smrtnik, Dymarchuk, Halse, Grecu - Mikkelsen, Aschieri, Passiatore, Dahlsgaard - Zuniga, Frąś.
Idolandia started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Gandini - Meneses, Dumenil, Rotich - Barbana, Caronni, Okurapa, Crispino, Barkevyan - Bradipo, Stapilton.
5 minutes of the match played, and a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but S. Stapilton
, after finding himself dashing down on goal from the left with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide.
Campo took the lead 12 minutes in, as E. Mikkelsen
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
Idolandia had a chance to level the score as G. Crispino
suddenly found himself free in the middle of the box with only the keeper to beat, but he misjudged the finish, and only managed to hit the bar.
After 30 minutes, Idolandia switched T. Rotich
with O. Caprioli
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Campo put themselves up 2 - 0 when E. Mikkelsen
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
By now, the players in Campo felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
2 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to Campo, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
After 59 minutes O. Bradipo
made a speedy advance and dropped the ball to S. Stapilton
who shuffled it past the keeper. The score was now 2 - 1.
After 87 minutes, C. Dumenil
sent the corner kick right to G. Crispino
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 2 - 2!
Campo had a chance to take the lead after J. Zuniga
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 87 minutes.
Campo's J. Zuniga
got himself booked for a foul.
With 89 minutes played, Campo's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to A. Frąś
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 3 - 2.
Cheers filled the stadium as O. Dahlsgaard
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 2 to Campo.
Campo claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
performed admirably for Campo.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Idolandia's top performer was clearly S. Stapilton
However, D. Gandini
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 4 - 2.