Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 18165 to Arena del Colosseo
. Konstantin Romanov
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Iancu Bucur
and Marcin Sztenkiel
Red started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Dision - Babo, Lazzara, Castronovo - Gaias, Cieckan, Sansoni, Granata, Medano - Røed, Wilkman.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Tarentum.
Lineup: Bertè - Ávalos, Pinamonte, Huet - Ougier, Calda, Jasaň, Laval, Bech Jensen - Sambusiti, Schubot.
Red used their skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field.
Red made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left D. Lazzara
completely alone with keeper D. Bertè
, who made a spectacular block.
Tarentum's A. Ougier
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 34 minutes having been played. A. Monte
was the replacement.
Tarentum were pushed back, and had many dangerous counterattacks. An impressive one came 41 minutes into the match, but E. Pinamonte
narrowly missed the free kick attempt that was awarded as a result of a foul.
Halftime score was 0 - 0.
Red enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 57 percent of possession.
Priding himself in being an active coach, the Tarentum manager gave new instructions to his players after 46 minutes.
With the match clock at 46 minutes, Tarentum modified their style of play a little bit.
was very close to giving Red the lead with an ingenious free kick routine 57 minutes into the match, but the ball just grazed the bar.
As the 61 minute mark approached, the Red coach decided it was time for a substitution. S. Røed
reluctantly made way for L. Gualdi
on the pitch.
61 minutes into the game, Tarentum wanted to bring some new energy to their game. O. Jasaň
gave N. Büchel
a quick hug as he left the field.
With 62 minutes played, M. Medano
of Red fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
65 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Red substitution. J. Metz
came on for G. Gaias
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. F. Bizzozero
entered the game for Red as the match clock showed 70 minutes.
The pressing tactics used by Red were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times.
After 74 minutes, Tarentum's B. Schubot
surprised everyone as he managed to intercept a pass intended for the opposing keeper and flip it in, making the score 0 - 1.
was just a finger's breadth away from an equaliser for Red with a strike from the left, but D. Bertè
managed to ward the shot off for a corner.
Possession in this half belonged to Red, who controlled the ball 61 percent of the time.
performed admirably for Red.
On the other hand, J. Metz
's play was disheartening.
Tarentum's top performer was clearly L. Calda
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 0 - 1.