Due to an all-day shower, 29672 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at alabama
. Mathias Nielsen
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Georges Vieren
and Mario Benítez
guinnesdax decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Krongård - de Fuentes, Petrović, Bautista - Laschinske, Lahos, Babócsy, Vignozzi, Hegedüs - Esteve, Opanasenko.
Morbidona had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Romi - Veloso, Lomas, Magnani - Morgen, Comina, Baldi, Zdybel, Lievens - Papierski, Hunyadi.
guinnesdax immediately set off using their skill at pressing their opponents.
guinnesdax's talent at pressing frustrated the spectators as the game became a dire midfield struggle.
16 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for guinnesdax was C. Laschinske
Thighs bulging, D. Opanasenko
charged past the weaker players, seemingly oblivious to the rain.
The home side's M. Hegedüs
came close to extending the lead 19 minutes into the game. His shot came in from the right hand side but V. Romi
managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
The visiting team's W. Lievens
was able to score the 1 - 1 equaliser with a header 21 minutes into the match, after some good work on the right.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1.
guinnesdax enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 58 percent of possession.
They were singing the praises of B. Esteve
52 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 2 - 1 to guinnesdax.
With 70 minutes played, the Morbidona coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. C. Caso
came on, L. Papierski
had to leave the fray.
82 minutes in, guinnesdax's B. Babócsy
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
After 83 minutes, W. Lievens
sprinted between the opposing defenders and squared the ball, but the keeper deflected C. Caso
At this time in the match, guinnesdax were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by guinnesdax, with 57 percent of the ball.
guinnesdax's top performer was clearly V. Vignozzi
On the other hand, M. Bautista
's play was disheartening.
Most important Morbidona player was J. Zdybel
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 1.