Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and never relegated
saw a crowd turnout of 55000. Mickaël Coulon
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Matteo Vitolo
and Emílio Veloso
nerviallentus tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players took the field: Morgades - Gryz, Murtas, Acquaroni - Szychowski, Modica, Commini, Doronzo, Hofbauer - Greiller, Palazzetti.
SuperNova! had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: Buffon - Benussi, Ielapi, Verderame - Allianz, Carrubbi, Valgimigli, Semoni, Oliati - Peila, Forni.
nerviallentus took the lead 5 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as M. Acquaroni
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
nerviallentus's B. Gryz
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 19 minutes.
nerviallentus's M. Acquaroni
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 27 minutes.
A free kick just outside of the visitors' penalty area after 28 minutes could have resulted in another goal, but M. Buffon
got a hand out and tipped the ball over the bar.
SuperNova! levelled the score after 30 minutes to make it 1 - 1, as M. Forni
struck home after a fine midfield combination through the centre, which left him completely unmarked.
1 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Possession in this half belonged to nerviallentus, who controlled the ball 54 percent of the time.
52 minutes into the match and the home team took a 2 - 1 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for nerviallentus was G. Greiller
almost put nerviallentus ahead another goal when he curled a free kick over the defensive wall and almost into the net, but the visitors' keeper got there just in time to knock it wide.
finished off the counterattack of SuperNova! from the left rather easily, making the score 2 - 2.
SuperNova!'s M. Ielapi
gave the visitors a 2 - 3 lead after 62 minutes with a superb strike from the right.
After 63 minutes, nerviallentus switched A. Palazzetti
with R. Pedrini
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
69 minutes in, and nerviallentus were able to score the equalising goal to make it 3 - 3 when R. Pedrini
picked up a pass coming in from the right and chipped it past the away team's keeper.
After 75 minutes, the SuperNova! coach had a quick word about the tactical set-up and decided to try another approach.
Slack defending gave nerviallentus a chance to take the lead with 78 minutes played, but A. Szychowski
's cross from the left flank was fumbled in front of the goal and easily dealt with by the opposition.
Making his way up the middle 79 minutes into the match, A. Szychowski
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert M. Buffon
blocked it to keep the score level.
nerviallentus claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
performed admirably for nerviallentus.
However, M. Acquaroni
made a disastrous appearance.
Most important SuperNova! player was M. Forni
On the other hand, I. Oliati
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 3 - 3.