Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 27413 to ST Football Stadium
. Paul Wessels
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gunnar Hermannsson
and Ebo Silvis
Stefenomeniade had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Loidolt - Azade, Rovere, Lindbichler - Eesmaa, Frazza, Artmann, Caterina, Weitzel - Benedit, Gorter.
Jerzu started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Derypapa - Guţu, Sabadini - Caprioli, Onyszko, Cirò, Can, Asperti - Obuchowicz, Hemmes, Schneppenhausen.
Stefenomeniade saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
After 11 minutes of play, J. Benedit
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
Stefenomeniade were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
Stefenomeniade managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when J. Benedit
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Stefenomeniade scored another to make it 3 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for G. Frazza
after 33 minutes.
35 minutes into the game, Jerzu's attack got through on the right, but K. Obuchowicz
couldn't handle the ball and his feeble kick wound up in the keeper's arms.
Jerzu were desperate to get a goal back and pushed forward through the middle 37 minutes into the game. After a scramble in the box, the ball dropped to K. Obuchowicz
, who smashed it home to make the score 3 - 1.
3 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Stefenomeniade had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
With 51 minutes played, Stefenomeniade put themselves up 4 - 1 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to G. Frazza
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
After 57 minutes, J. Benedit
put Stefenomeniade ahead 5 - 1 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
That was his third goal of the match - a hat trick for J. Benedit
By now, the players in Stefenomeniade felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
The visitors got one back when B. Onyszko
finished off a pass from the left and scored after 69 minutes. 5 - 2 was the score.
The visitors replied 72 minutes into the game, reducing the home side's lead to 5 - 3, as A. Caprioli
dashed up the middle, easily lobbing the ball over the home team's keeper.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Stefenomeniade coach let C. Denoyer
replace D. Gorter
after 75 minutes.
Stefenomeniade enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
The most dominating Stefenomeniade player was without a doubt J. Benedit
On the other hand, A. Loidolt
's play was disheartening.
Jerzu's best player was V. Schneppenhausen
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 5 - 3.