It was an exceptionally sunny day for the crowd of 29156 that came out to Orenga Stadium
. Janne Ahokainen
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jérémy Houillon
and Lucjan Franik
Orenga FC started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Franze - Viola, Tonev, Moscatello - Cieplicki, Polat, Reiter, Duarte, Merillat - Gerrits, von Ah.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Carps.
Lineup: Torra - 寸洲 (Cunzhou) , Slamnig, Donzelli - Arechi, Jensen, Hrnčević, Holopainen, Giesen - Román, Aquilano.
Carps used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
With 3 minutes played, Orenga FC's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to O. Tonev
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 1 - 0.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Orenga FC to 2 - 0 as T. Cieplicki
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
should probably have put his team up another goal after 20 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by O. Torra
kept the visitors in the game.
After 26 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by R. Gerrits
might have resulted in another goal for Orenga FC. However, O. Torra
made a spectacular save.
Halftime score was 2 - 0.
Carps enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 51 percent of possession.
It was a hot and sunny day, and several players seemed worn out. Maybe this was why O. Tonev
found an unusual amount of space for his snappy footwork.
The counterattacks of Orenga FC were deadly and 61 minutes into the game, Â. Duarte
received a nice pass from the right flank, making it 3 - 0.
Confident in their lead, Orenga FC's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
With 70 minutes played, the Carps coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. E. Melucci
came on, D. Giesen
had to leave the fray.
74 minutes into the game, Y. Reiter
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came M. Mândroiu
Carps needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 75 minutes A. Aquilano
made way for P. Venezia
Orenga FC increased the lead as R. Gerrits
struck to make the score 4 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
A well-executed free kick by R. Merillat
after 81 minutes made it 5 - 0 for Orenga FC.
Orenga FC's G. von Ah
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Carps's T. Holopainen
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 85 minutes. F. Ceneroni
was given a chance to change things around.
Orenga FC had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Orenga FC.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The most dominating Carps player was without a doubt L. Román
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 5 - 0.