11805 spectators arrived at FC Lupor ArenA
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Andy Kentgens
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Zenon Jędrzejak
and Gaston De Keukeleire
Lupor tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Mehring - Macello, Pirillo, Libero, Cortelazzo - Bossone, Kaçiu, Rossanigo, Zuin - Aquilonia, Tinto.
joker started off with a 3-4-3 lineup.
They fielded: Evsen - Cardon, Lagarde, Krog - Curto Pelle, Casablanca, Cattaneo, Stężała - Turetta, Salatelli, Géza.
joker's J. Lagarde
gave the visitors a 0 - 1 lead after 2 minutes with a superb strike from the right.
13 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 2 as I. Géza
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
Some fine movement on the left led to a joker goal after 22 minutes, making it 0 - 3. M. Cattaneo
was noted down as the scorer.
After 24 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave M. Cattaneo
a chance to increase the lead for joker, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 4.
By now, the players in joker felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
Halftime score was 0 - 4.
joker had most of the ball, with 71 percent of possession.
The visitors' N. Turetta
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 60 minutes into the match. 0 - 5 for joker.
With 64 minutes played, joker put themselves up 0 - 6 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was J. Lagarde
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, A. Bossone
got himself booked. The manager of Lupor was not happy.
Lupor's M. Aquilonia
got himself booked for a foul.
The home keeper was stunned 72 minutes into the match when he misjudged the free kick by M. Cattaneo
and dived in the wrong direction. The visitors increased the lead to 0 - 7.
At that, M. Cattaneo
was noted down for a hat trick!
81 minutes into the game, joker were awarded a penalty and M. Cattaneo
was able to increase the visitors' lead to 0 - 8 rolling the ball in by the right post.
of Lupor received a yellow card after 83 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by joker, with 77 percent of the ball.
Most important Lupor player was M. Aquilonia
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
joker's top performer was clearly I. Géza
On the other hand, P. Casablanca
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 8.