Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 12010 at colosso epomeo
today. Saku Komulainen
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Dionisio Filemón Leal Sorriente
and Arnt Røkeberg
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for N-ONE.
Starters: Cabañero - Elefante, Bjørvik, Hiernaux - Saggioro, Mac Kay, Kaiserschlag, De Pascale, Özşah - Oleary, Sánchez.
Cinto had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Tubex - Cellai, Bitonti, Escoffier - Monari, Artusi, Mandia, Patrucco - Nicolaci, Tortelli, Minicozzi.
After 17 minutes, Cinto's A. Nicolaci
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
of Cinto received a yellow card after 23 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
After 24 minutes, G. Özşah
came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving N-ONE the lead.
could have put N-ONE up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 42 minutes.
The referee showed Cinto's A. Escoffier
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
N-ONE claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 72 percent.
49 minutes in, N-ONE's I. Hiernaux
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
's name was chanted throughout the stadium after he made a fantastic save from G. Artusi
's shot from the left 50 minutes into the match.
With 52 minutes played, I. Hiernaux
could have brought this one home for N-ONE as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
finished off a quick charge from the left of the field by chipping the ball just past the home side's keeper, making the score 1 - 1 60 minutes into the match.
After 61 minutes a very unfortunate collision in the penalty area led to N-ONE's G. Özşah
being carried off the pitch and replaced by L. Marchèse
After a fine move down the middle S. Sánchez
nearly gave the home side a goal after 80 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
Possession in this half belonged to N-ONE, who controlled the ball 71 percent of the time.
N-ONE's best player was B. De Pascale
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Cinto player was M. Monari
However, E. Tubex
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 1.