Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 39901 to Turbo Arena
. Sándor Gér
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Marius Poianã
and Nicolas Sommerfeldt
Turbotoro started off with a 5-4-1 lineup.
The following players took the field: Ybarra - Paulsson, Zanobi, Dellacasa, Maenza, Holban - Crépieux, Simpson, Chiera, Giancaspero - Plebani.
O.I.A.D. tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Reumert - Branchereau, Rose, Miccolis, Bukała, Misuraca - Honko, Bocco, Delfino, Vermigli - Johansen.
O.I.A.D. clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave S. Zanobi
from Turbotoro a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 13 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
21 minutes into the game, O.I.A.D. seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to solid
22 minutes in, O.I.A.D.'s M. Delfino
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
of Turbotoro had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. R. Todorowski
came in to finish the match.
A counterattack by O.I.A.D. after 26 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but A. Rose
, coming in on the left, couldn't get the shot off.
42 minutes into the game, C. Chiera
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came O. Mitkiewicz
0 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Turbotoro claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 70 percent.
The coach gave his players an extra tactical briefing during the break, and after that O.I.A.D. had solid
53 minutes in, O.I.A.D. appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only solid
Turbotoro fans held their breath as A. Plebani
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 1 - 0!
The referee showed Turbotoro's R. Todorowski
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Turbotoro's O. Mitkiewicz
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 77 minutes having been played. B. Gherardini
was the replacement.
With 82 minutes played, Turbotoro put themselves up 2 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to W. Crépieux
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
Turbotoro's G. Dellacasa
increased the lead to 3 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 84 minutes.
With 85 minutes played, the O.I.A.D. coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. C. Piscopo
came on, O. Johansen
had to leave the fray.
was handed the O.I.A.D. captain's armband.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, O.I.A.D.'s V. Honko
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 86 minutes. E. Di Ronza
was given a chance to change things around.
Turbotoro enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 65 percent of possession.
Most important Turbotoro player was V. Ybarra
On the other hand, R. Todorowski
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating O.I.A.D. player was without a doubt R. Misuraca
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 0.