16784 fans braved the pouring rain at Il gabbione
. Vicente Orense
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Amiad Zeltzer
and Mario Catalano
Passi had chosen a strategic 4-5-1 formation.
They fielded: Duarte Pereira - Lapuga, Dénimal, Abeni, 迪喜 (Dixi) - Giulietti, Ruzzante, Bregonzio, Prakaitas, Álvarez - Krivlenkov.
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Feanor.
Lineup: Poittevin - Tomaselli, Lembo, Zaccari - Sacconi, Marcaccio, Selimaj, Di Francesco - Tota, Di Brandimarte, Folliero.
Feanor were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit A. Zaccari
Slack defending gave Passi a chance to take the lead with 10 minutes played, but A. Krivlenkov
's cross from the left flank was fumbled in front of the goal and easily dealt with by the opposition.
After some beautiful movement down the left wing, G. Ruzzante
scored for Passi putting them ahead 1 - 0, after 11 minutes.
The referee showed Passi's E. Abeni
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
's knee will be throbbing for days, but thankfully for Feanor, he bravely continued in the match.
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Passi, who controlled the ball 79 percent of the time.
W. Di Brandimarte
's experience almost gave Feanor a goal after 49 minutes but the keeper made a great save.
was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace.
Passi put in a good effort on the right, but E. Prakaitas
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 80 minutes into the game.
王. 迪喜 (Dixi)
of Passi was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
With 82 minutes played, Passi put themselves up 2 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to E. Abeni
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
Passi put themselves up 3 - 0 when S. Lapuga
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
By now, the players in Passi felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
With 87 minutes having been played, his teammates looked on in disbelief as G. Bregonzio
thoughtlessly misplayed the ball, setting up Feanor's G. Folliero
for an easy goal. 3 - 1.
Passi's Á. Álvarez
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 88 minutes.
Passi had most of the ball, with 83 percent of possession.
Passi's top performer was clearly G. Bregonzio
王. 迪喜 (Dixi)
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Feanor's best player was S. Tota
On the other hand, G. Sacconi
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 3 - 1.