Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and siberia Arena
saw a crowd turnout of 51575. Alberto Anero
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Bastien Habermacher
and Martin Ahlgård
siberia started off with a 4-5-1 lineup.
Starters: Liesting - Karamitrousis, Ederra, López, Rietiker - Guart, Saseta, Cazzulati, Stori, Pagliuca - Horváth.
Scorpion1984 had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Mognol - Santambrogio, Vella, Beretta - Skënderi, Guelfo, Marchini, Borsella, Agoni - Bizzo, Marchetti.
siberia saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
It was obvious that siberia had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
finished off the counterattack of siberia from the left rather easily, making the score 1 - 0.
Coming from the right, J. Horváth
almost managed to score another goal for siberia, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
siberia's N. Pagliuca
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 17 minutes.
almost put siberia ahead another goal when he curled a free kick over the defensive wall and almost into the net, but the visitors' keeper got there just in time to knock it wide.
Attacking on the wings was the choice for siberia, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
A great save by keeper F. Mognol
after 29 minutes kept the visitors in the game after D. Guart
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
33 minutes in, siberia appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only solid
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
siberia claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
A review of the gameplan helped siberia get back to a excellent
organisation when the referee blew his whistle again.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
Scorpion1984 were close to putting the equaliser away after 60 minutes as the opposing defence lost control of the ball to M. Skënderi
in a scuffle towards the left of the goal, but in the end the ball was cleared over the dead ball line.
With 73 minutes played, siberia's A. Stori
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
Scorpion1984's N. Marchetti
got himself booked for a foul.
86 minutes into the game, siberia seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to solid
Scorpion1984 had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
performed admirably for siberia.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The most dominating Scorpion1984 player was without a doubt L. Bizzo
On the other hand, M. Skënderi
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 0.