Clear skies welcomed the 37918 spectators who had made their way to Bosco di Capodimonte
. Denis Krasnobaev
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Laurids Gam
and Alfonso Gavara de Cara
A 4-5-1 alignment was the formation of choice for LOKOMOTIV.
Lineup: Felci - Schinzel, Häggård, Brandt, Yangosian - Karb, Szymichowski, Birosta, Hasner, Collette - Klinglesmith.
IMENDOS had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Manrique - Markerink, Grabovac, Striderberg - Zuazu, Chiacchella, Bonifaci, Leuzzi - Ejsak, Montaruli, Bezzubov.
LOKOMOTIV were determined to use their long shot ability.
LOKOMOTIV were very close to putting themselves one up after 10 minutes as B. Klinglesmith
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
34 minutes in, IMENDOS's M. Leuzzi
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
37 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for LOKOMOTIV was A. Hasner
IMENDOS's G. Montaruli
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 38 minutes.
held up a LOKOMOTIV attack after 40 minutes, waited until L. Schinzel
was in shooting position, and then elegantly set him up. L. Schinzel
didn't disappoint his team mates, and from a distance he curled the ball with precision to the right of the keeper making it 2 - 0.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0.
LOKOMOTIV enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
has acquired a talent for predicting the movements of the opposing defence over the years and this almost resulted in a goal 54 minutes into the match.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the LOKOMOTIV coach let A. Maran
replace O. Collette
after 55 minutes.
After a short break after 55 minutes, LOKOMOTIV seemed to change their tactical approach a bit.
After 61 minutes IMENDOS's C. Chiacchella
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
Instead of playing a 50/50 ball into the penalty area, LOKOMOTIV's A. Maran
skipped past the marking defender and passed the ball to B. Klinglesmith
who finished it off from distance. The keeper could only stand and watch as the hard shot hit the underside of the cross bar, and in to make it 3 - 0 with 67 minutes played.
of IMENDOS was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
The score became 4 - 0 at 84 minutes into the game, when LOKOMOTIV were given a penalty which P. Karb
blasted straight down the middle giving the keeper no chance!
Confident in their lead, LOKOMOTIV's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
IMENDOS's J. Ejsak
was shown a yellow card after 86 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
LOKOMOTIV claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.
LOKOMOTIV's top performer was clearly A. Hasner
turned in a dismal performance, however.
performed admirably for IMENDOS.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 4 - 0.