The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 45000 had shown up at vologna dallara
for the match. Roman Jenner
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ragnar Østbergh
and Valentijn Grotius
vologna decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
They fielded: Serafini - Mayench, Paholpaad, Falkdahl - Asayag, van Hastenberg, Iacopini, Dinu, Köpenig - Kurkinen, Whitney.
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Palestro.
Lineup: Crestini - Ivaldi, Sacchi, Malmignati - Cornaglia, Goina, Colluto, Polimeni - Valzania, Giaccio, Lodes.
vologna seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
With 19 minutes played, vologna's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to J. Kurkinen
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 1 - 0.
Palestro's C. Sacchi
was shown a yellow card after 24 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Unfortunately for vologna, B. Asayag
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. U. Leopardi
The home team will be cursing G. Giaccio
for weeks; he finished off a great pass from the left, knocking it past the keeper without a problem. The match was level at 1 - 1 after 26 minutes.
After 31 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by Palestro was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1.
vologna claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
made one of his many fine passes from the wing into the middle 48 minutes into the match. J. Kurkinen
bravely attempted to execute a diving header and the ball was met firmly with his forehead for vologna. 2 - 1.
A cross coming in on the right hand side left N. Lodes
alone in front of the goal after 51 minutes but his shot was woeful.
A great save by keeper A. Crestini
after 69 minutes kept the visitors in the game after F. Mayench
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, J. Kurkinen
got himself booked. The manager of vologna was not happy.
R. van Hastenberg
could have increased the lead after 78 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
vologna's U. Leopardi
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 81 minutes having been played. D. Lanfranchi
was the replacement.
had a fantastic opportunity to put vologna up another goal 84 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
made a good effort at breaking through on the right, but the home team's left defence cleared the ball to a corner.
Possession of the ball saw an equal split between the teams during the forty-five minutes.
performed admirably for vologna.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Palestro player was N. Lodes
However, N. Malmignati
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 1.