16392 spectators had come to 80%PossessoPalla Arena
this cloudy day. Bryan Acton
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ralph Bon Nielsen
and Ludvig Åkesson
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for 80%PossessoPalla.
Starters: Racu - Grigorov, Roszak, Ossberg - De Biasi, Syväjärvi, Randazzo, Arturo, Utterskog - Comas, Chyliński.
Antares Sc started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Coutigny - Lemos Filho, Sosna, Tamisa - Svantesson, Cannone, Spartacco, Donigyan, Hedef - Novaković, Johler.
2 minutes into the match, Antares Sc's S. Johler
demonstrated his famed speed as he raced past his marker and passed the ball to A. Novaković
who chipped it in for 0 - 1.
28 minutes into the match, C. Lemos Filho
came through the middle and almost added to his team's lead, but the shot went wide.
The Antares Sc free kick 29 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of A. Novaković
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 0 - 2!
Antares Sc's counterattack was impressive and was only stopped by a shocking foul. Somehow, the referee's cards remained in his pocket - a terrible decision! S. Johler
's resulting free kick was easily saved by the keeper.
After 37 minutes 80%PossessoPalla's J. Syväjärvi
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
Antares Sc came close to extending their lead as H. Hedef
delivered a low effort on goal from the right after 38 minutes, but the angle was too narrow and the shot went harmlessly into the side netting.
Halftime score was 0 - 2.
Antares Sc claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.
With 55 minutes played, A. Novaković
nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
Antares Sc increased their lead after 58 minutes when H. Hedef
broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 3, much to the home crowd's dismay.
After 61 minutes of game time, M. Donigyan
had an excellent opportunity to add to the visitors' lead, clipping a volley hooked in from the right, but D. Racu
was in the right place and tipped the ball over for a corner.
The coach of Antares Sc was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 63 minutes, A. Finstad
came on for V. Spartacco
Antares Sc's H. Hedef
made use of his speed to get free of the defence, but he still couldn't get a shot off 66 minutes into the match.
came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle. He tried to lift the ball over D. Racu
but overcooked it and hit the bar instead.
The home side worked their way through the middle and almost got one back when B. Utterskog
tried to sneak the ball past the keeper. H. Coutigny
was too alert for that!
The home crowd was not impressed when J. Tamisa
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 72 minutes. Antares Sc were now up 0 - 4.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Antares Sc lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 73 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. O. Matov
was the replacement.
The Antares Sc coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 83 minutes into the game.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Antares Sc, with 63 percent of the ball.
80%PossessoPalla's top performer was clearly B. Roszak
However, B. Utterskog
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Antares Sc.
On the other hand, H. Coutigny
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 4.