24591 fans braved the pouring rain at Spare Parts Arena
. Robertus Veld
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Matthias Lenkewitz
and Bobby Zurkirch
ricambi started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Debiasi - Abussi, Szymko, Castellano - Zarro, Nannoni, Signorotto, Perrotta, Gugini - Collaro, Pagniello.
Hsmnch tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players took the field: Geva - Giani, Naip, Mateos Romero - Ramflod, Xira, Bujakowski, Fuglsig, Gavanelli - Gava, Bucurescu.
ricambi seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
It was an obvious ambition of Hsmnch to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave T. Szymko
from ricambi a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 3 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
ricambi were great at switching from defence to attack, and after 6 minutes, E. Abussi
swept through the middle on a counterattack, making the score 1 - 0.
After 8 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by G. Castellano
might have resulted in another goal for ricambi. However, G. Geva
made a spectacular save.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
could have put ricambi up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 16 minutes.
of ricambi received a yellow card after 20 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0.
ricambi enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 59 percent of possession.
The boggy pitch disrupted the game, especially for technical players like I. Xira
Coming from the right, G. Nannoni
almost managed to score another goal for ricambi, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
ricambi were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
Cheers filled the stadium as C. Signorotto
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 2 - 0 to ricambi.
By now, the players in ricambi felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
Possession in this half belonged to ricambi, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
performed admirably for ricambi.
On the other hand, A. Zarro
's play was disheartening.
Most important Hsmnch player was A. Bucurescu
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 0.