Dark skies made the crowd of 63098 at Two Places Arena
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Stan Neagu
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Robert Carles
and Ghindã-Nicolae Bondoc
tondelli started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Huayhua - Veiga, Vitali, Gherselli, Bałka - Vázquez, Boccabianca, Oddo, Hänninen - Neuman, Herbály.
A 4-3-3 alignment was the formation of choice for gerbiese.
Starters: Brodahl - Ginobili, Villalón, Motti, Klæboe - Barreña, Detmer, Catallo - Smedile, Degortes, Cordone.
tondelli took the lead after 11 minutes as a result of V. Neuman
's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 1 - 0.
22 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as F. Herbály
broke through, making the score 2 - 0 for tondelli.
Confident in their lead, tondelli's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
increased the lead for tondelli to 3 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
After 37 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and J. Vázquez
gave the tondelli supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 4 - 0.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as tondelli scored another to make it 5 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for S. Boccabianca
after 38 minutes.
The teams went for the halftime break at 5 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to tondelli, who controlled the ball 83 percent of the time.
After 50 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by F. Herbály
might have resulted in another goal for tondelli. However, R. Brodahl
made a spectacular save.
tondelli managed to extend their lead to 6 - 0 when L. Hänninen
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
tondelli increased the lead as C. Gherselli
struck to make the score 7 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. F. Herbály
squirmed through their central defence after 61 minutes, increasing the lead to 8 - 0.
This third goal completed a hattrick for F. Herbály
of tondelli received a yellow card after 78 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by tondelli, with 83 percent of the ball.
tondelli's best player was F. Herbály
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
gerbiese's top performer was clearly M. Degortes
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 8 - 0.