The 22317 spectators at il regno del demonio
were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Alexander Jakob
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Benedetto Girardi
and Felix Maesschalck
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for fontane.
They fielded: Sábato - Seekamp, Leikari, Hartlieb - Chinigò, Eckhardstein, Madeddu, De Nicolo, Fornaro - Gromatas, Della Corte.
pise tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
Starters: Alcalá - Miles, Wasserman - Gkazonidis, Gergov, Capdevila, Lindblad, Brunner - Sibar, Matić, Vinčiauskas.
2 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for fontane was D. Chinigò
Coming through the middle J. Lindblad
almost scored the equaliser for pise after 10 minutes, but D. Sábato
made an excellent save, tipping the awkwardly curled shot past the post.
19 minutes into the game, D. Sábato
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came J. Baan
A well placed corner kick from C. Brunner
was followed by A. Matić
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for pise, the score now 1 - 1.
hit the corner kick straight to the keeper, but it was mishandled, giving pise's G. Gergov
an easy chance to knock it in for 1 - 2.
No matter how hard he tried, A. Gromatas
just couldn't get his shot past the visitors' right side defence after 29 minutes.
30 minutes into the game, A. Gromatas
came close to levelling the score with a dangerous shot from the centre of the area that went just over the bar.
1 - 2 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by fontane, with 58 percent of the ball.
The crowd was on its feet 55 minutes into the match, as fontane's A. Gromatas
found himself unmarked in front of the goal after a dash up the left side. He calmly put away the 2 - 2 equaliser.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave K. Vinčiauskas
from pise a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 56 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, A. Wasserman
got himself booked. The manager of pise was not happy.
As usual, K. Vinčiauskas
tried to use his strength and hard work for the benefit of the team, but the heat hit him hard and he couldn't keep pace at all.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. A. Mirabile
entered the game for fontane as the match clock showed 66 minutes.
66 minutes in, fontane's E. Eckhardstein
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
was called on to replace fontane's J. Leikari
after 70 minutes following a nasty collision.
fontane fans held their breath as N. Madeddu
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 3 - 2!
pise's A. Matić
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 75 minutes.
fontane managed to extend their lead to 4 - 2 when A. Gromatas
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
fontane's N. Madeddu
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 82 minutes.
Possession in this half belonged to fontane, who controlled the ball 61 percent of the time.
fontane's best player was M. Hartlieb
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The most dominating pise player was without a doubt A. Sibar
On the other hand, W. Alcalá
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 4 - 2.