Clouds darkened the skies at Stadio comunale "A. Stakanov"
as 12997 spectators turned up for the match. Romain Viallon
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Edouard Boutin
and Per Åhlman
Modolena had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Lineup: Krūmiņš - Pagano, Calser, Marrani, Franzel - Bertola, Darmon, Byrane, Lambertino - Puttnat, Tarhouni.
NewTeamLio decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Särkioja - Krameri, Strugar, Campbell - Vidić, Paço de Arcos, Gálvez, Kekezović - Hanner, Abascal, Hargitai.
Today, Modolena's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
After some beautiful movement down the left wing, B. Tarhouni
scored for Modolena putting them ahead 1 - 0, after 2 minutes.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Modolena scored another to make it 2 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for G. Marrani
after 3 minutes.
Modolena's G. Marrani
got himself booked for a foul.
NewTeamLio breathed new life into the game with an opportunity to reduce the score after 32 minutes, but the home side's defenders cleared the ball on the line, after a long shot coming in from the left rebounded off the crossbar.
It was 2 - 0 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Modolena, with 58 percent of the ball.
Players in Modolena heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
After 50 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and M. Darmon
gave the Modolena supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 0.
By now, the players in Modolena felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
With 73 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, M. Darmon
needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed.
Modolena's S. Lambertino
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
Modolena put themselves up 4 - 0 when B. Tarhouni
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
Possession in this half belonged to Modolena, who controlled the ball 63 percent of the time.
The most dominating Modolena player was without a doubt H. Franzel
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important NewTeamLio player was J. Hargitai
However, J. Gálvez
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 4 - 0.