11729 punters turned up at gazzafc stadio
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Frank Abma
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Valerio Simone
and Oskar Balsby Thomsen
gazzafc decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Jarmołowski - Fres Jaramillo, Kuhlkamp, Krystkowiak - Simmer, Sampaio, Medeiros, Bier, Aupetit - Marinho, Chinigò.
Trani had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: La Sala - Klintbom, Taweesuk, Ispoglou - Popov, Caputo, Doğurmaz, Casapietra, Varesi - Medina Ruiz, Czapiga.
The wings were the focus of most of gazzafc's attacks today.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Trani.
After 4 minutes, Trani put themselves up 0 - 1, as T. Taweesuk
finished off a strike from the left with a real cannonball of a shot.
10 minutes in, and gazzafc were able to score the equalising goal to make it 1 - 1 when S. Kuhlkamp
picked up a pass coming in from the right and chipped it past the away team's keeper.
The gazzafc free kick 19 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of S. Sampaio
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 2 - 1!
of Trani received a yellow card after 20 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Trani's V. Popov
made use of his speed to get free of the defence, but he still couldn't get a shot off 23 minutes into the match.
gazzafc put in a good effort on the right, but S. Sampaio
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 24 minutes into the game.
Halftime score was 2 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by gazzafc, with 74 percent of the ball.
The gazzafc players could smell victory in the air. N. Bier
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for S. Liventsev
after 46 minutes.
wanted to play on, but the gazzafc coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 46 minutes into the game by S. D'Antona
gazzafc managed to extend their lead to 3 - 1 when G. Chinigò
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Confident in their lead, gazzafc's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
With 61 minutes played, gazzafc's P. Medeiros
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
Cheers filled the stadium as S. Kuhlkamp
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 1 to gazzafc.
gazzafc's S. D'Antona
got himself booked for a foul.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 70 minutes, gazzafc did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, G. Chinigò
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 5 - 1.
gazzafc enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 70 percent of possession.
performed admirably for gazzafc.
J. Fres Jaramillo
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Trani player was K. Czapiga
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 5 - 1.