Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 24299 to Decibel Arena
. Winand Vanderbiesen
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ludwig Reimar Harangus
and Lukas Kortus
Hellraiser82 decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
Lineup: Taras - Escobillana, Björk, Schulz-Fagot - Alférez García, Micheli, Belinfante, Halm - Ţiu, Aparicio, Vergara.
balords had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Düsseldorf - Verdolin, Lokajíček, Resul - Seiffert, Bezza, Pringsheim, Petrache, Beneventano - Claret, Pupin.
Hellraiser82 saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
balords's goal to make the score 0 - 1 came via a questionable penalty, but M. Seiffert
struck it home without a second thought.
15 minutes into the match, Hellraiser82's G. Micheli
maneuvered his way around the opposition on the left flank, delighting the crowd with his twists and turns. The effort paid off as the ball found the back of the net, evening the score at 1 - 1.
Ó. Alférez García
's speed is always a threat when he gets a little room to move, and 16 minutes into the match was no different as he broke free of his man to send a delightful through ball to O. Vergara
who knocked it in for Hellraiser82. 2 - 1!
balords's right side looked dangerous 22 minutes in, but G. Taras
made a good save on S. Pupin
's hard shot to the top corner.
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by S. Pupin
. At last, balords's H. Lokajíček
was able to backheel the ball in. 2 - 2.
balords's G. Verdolin
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 31 minutes.
Halftime score was 2 - 2.
Possession in this half belonged to balords, who controlled the ball 55 percent of the time.
looked great 55 minutes into the match after stopping a shot from the middle of the penalty area from the visitors' S. Pupin
Hellraiser82's A. Aparicio
was shown a yellow card after 61 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
A mistake by the home side's central defence after 72 minutes allowed E. Claret
to score for balords. The scoreboard now read 2 - 3.
wanted to play on, but the balords coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 75 minutes into the game by A. Paro
The crowd roared in delight as V. Escobillana
finished off a spectacular series of passes through the middle to even the score for Hellraiser82 77 minutes into the match. 3 - 3.
With 79 minutes played, A. Paro
of balords fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
81 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for Hellraiser82 to take the lead after a good cross from the right found Ó. Alférez García
alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post.
balords enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
Hellraiser82's best player was O. Ţiu
was a disappointment, however.
The most dominating balords player was without a doubt J. Pringsheim
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 3.