Clouds darkened the skies at Geppetto Arena
as 48781 spectators turned up for the match. Robert Lauscher
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Elizalde Hodge
and Bien Thai Tran
Geppetto started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Orkondonagoitia - Bazsó, Karpenko - Bevil, Boti, bin Daud, Dwornikowski, Olijslager - Abaroa, Roulier, Rasom.
Trastevere decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Gustavsson - Ambrogi, Uelein, Höcke - Narcisi, Eguarás, Rudan, Rossignoli, Gómez de Espinosa - Gianninoni, Fracasso.
Today, Trastevere's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
Some great play up the middle by Geppetto led to a chance for M. bin Daud
to score after 7 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
After 22 minutes, Geppetto were awarded a free kick. Rather than shooting straight at goal, the taker went for an indirect variant which seemed to take his team mates a bit by surprise. G. Roulier
did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans.
Trastevere were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
26 minutes into the game, G. Narcisi
had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.
Geppetto's F. Rasom
left the field after 32 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was M. Zgutczyński
Geppetto broke through on the left 34 minutes into the game, with P. Olijslager
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
After 36 minutes, R. Bazsó
put Geppetto ahead 2 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
2 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Possession in this half belonged to Geppetto, who controlled the ball 58 percent of the time.
With 50 minutes played, Y. Karpenko
could have brought this one home for Geppetto as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
Given a free kick close to the byline, Trastevere tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let G. Narcisi
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 2 - 1, 59 minutes into the game.
Cheers filled the stadium as M. Zgutczyński
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 1 to Geppetto.
Trastevere had a fair chance to reply after 69 minutes due to some fine moves down the left, but in the end P. Rudan
was slow to keep up with the play and was unable to make it into the penalty box to apply a finish.
The visitors got a chance to pulling one back after 71 minutes, due to a defensive blunder leaving E. Fracasso
completely unmarked. His strike was pathetic though, easy prey for the home side's keeper.
Geppetto claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.
Geppetto's top performer was clearly R. Bazsó
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Trastevere player was R. Eguarás
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 1.