Clouds darkened the skies at Comunale Jacopo Marcantognini
as 41452 spectators turned up for the match. Juris Zeldmans
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kunibald Stoeckl
and Erik Reinke
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Nightstar.
The following players took the field: Sanz - Querol, Paniagua - Szczechla, Piccinato, Carciofi, Briand, Pettersson - 岡田 (Okada), Mitropanos, Crnkovič.
Kaiella started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Gherzi - Poggiali, Panero, Botterini, Cipri - Fortina, Preatoni, Cubelli, Discenza - Iovino, Gaffuri.
Nightstar were clearly looking ahead to the next match rather than focusing on the one at hand.
Nightstar used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
The visitors' central defence should have had no trouble clearing the pass to 利. 岡田 (Okada)
, but the Nightstar player managed to shrug them off and fired a low shot past the keeper to give his team the lead. 1 - 0!
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Nightstar scored another to make it 2 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for L. Piccinato
after 21 minutes.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. C. Paniagua
squirmed through their central defence after 24 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 0.
After this, you could see that the players of Nightstar were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Cheers filled the stadium as L. Piccinato
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 0 to Nightstar.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Nightstar to 5 - 0 as M. Carciofi
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
With 40 minutes played, M. Carciofi
of Nightstar fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Halftime score was 5 - 0.
Nightstar enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 87 percent of possession.
50 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as M. Carciofi
broke through, making the score 6 - 0 for Nightstar.
The Nightstar players could smell victory in the air. C. Paniagua
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for A. Droste
after 52 minutes.
Nightstar solidified their lead at the 56 minute mark, as E. Mitropanos
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 7 - 0.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 65 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. B. Pettersen
was the replacement.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Nightstar coach let M. Puletua
replace R. Pettersson
after 65 minutes.
With 74 minutes played, Nightstar put themselves up 8 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to 利. 岡田 (Okada)
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
The corner kick from M. Carciofi
was powerfully met by the head of L. Briand
to make the score 9 - 0.
The home side's M. Carciofi
curled a free kick home after 83 minutes, putting Nightstar ahead 10 - 0.
This third goal completed a hattrick for M. Carciofi
85 minutes in, Nightstar's G. Crnkovič
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Nightstar had no available replacements when M. Szczechla
had to leave the game after 86 minutes because of a pulled tendon, leaving the team a man short.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Nightstar, with 89 percent of the ball.
Nightstar's top performer was clearly G. Crnkovič
On the other hand, L. Sanz
's play was disheartening.
Kaiella's best player was M. Discenza
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 10 - 0.