The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 12000 had shown up at New Jola Stadium
for the match. Iwan van Ardenne
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ted Eid
and Christophe Vergnes
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Jolaurlo.
The following players had been chosen: Villalobos - Silei, Frazza, Dosio - Ganji, Galili, Fuertes, Gogg, Orefice - Vignozzi, Beijers.
Verona tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
The following players took the field: Szumowski - Manduchi, Gawenda - Diaz Casas, Podda, Netzfang, Di Fraia, Risitano - Deliu, Hochbrück, Zwoelfer.
Verona's R. Podda
could have put the guests one up after 16 minutes after chasing a through ball from the right, but J. Villalobos
was as fast as a snake, grabbing the ball from under his nose.
28 minutes into the game, M. Gawenda
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when A. Netzfang
slipped through the defence on the right to come up alone against J. Villalobos
, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning reflexes.
really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great play by N. Frazza
after a corner.
At 38 minutes played, O. Galili
came in from the right with the intention of giving Jolaurlo the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
0 - 0 was the halftime score.
Verona enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 61 percent of possession.
46 minutes into the game, Jolaurlo wanted to bring some new energy to their game. G. Silei
gave F. Macrini
a quick hug as he left the field.
With 48 minutes gone, Verona had a free kick in a decent position. Despite this being a great chance for a shot, they tried a cheeky move intended to bypass the defence. However, G. Hochbrück
did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. R. Anemone
entered the game for Jolaurlo as the match clock showed 60 minutes.
The Jolaurlo captaincy was handed to F. Ganji
With 72 minutes played, A. Gogg
of Jolaurlo fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Jolaurlo had a magnificent opportunity after 80 minutes as F. Ganji
hit the ball hard from the edge of the penalty box. However, the shot went wide.
The guests took the lead 81 minutes into the match, after a right-side attack resulted in G. Hochbrück
scoring to make it 0 - 1.
After 84 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for B. Di Fraia
who increased Verona's lead to 0 - 2.
The visitors' B. Di Fraia
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 85 minutes into the match. 0 - 3 for Verona.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Verona lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
The corner kick from R. Fuertes
was powerfully met by the head of O. Galili
to make the score 1 - 3.
A drive down the left side allowed G. Hochbrück
to get in close and score another goal for Verona after 88 minutes, taking the score to 1 - 4.
Possession in this half belonged to Verona, who controlled the ball 64 percent of the time.
Most important Jolaurlo player was A. Gogg
was a disappointment, however.
performed admirably for Verona.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 4.