A scorching day at DiGio Stadium
, where 9574 spectators were in place for today's match. Vital Kantz
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Héctor Jusid
and Rocco Brunthaler
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for DiGio.
Starters: Dumbravă - Sousa, Baatrup, Vasiliu - Pirulak, Mazziotti, Pinotti, Fessler - Timor, Margievi, Charlin.
Nuova had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
They fielded: Bruscaglini - Angiolini, Balmanoukyan, Dagsson, Lemaire - Mosconi, Queijeiro, Ferdinand, Nunzi Conti - Šljivar, Edvinsson.
DiGio decided to play creatively.
After 19 minutes, B. Pinotti
sent the corner kick right to K. Pirulak
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 1 - 0!
In an effort to secure the lead, DiGio changed their tactic after 20 minutes.
Nuova levelled the score after 22 minutes to make it 1 - 1, as P. Ferdinand
struck home after a fine midfield combination through the centre, which left him completely unmarked.
caused mayhem in his own defensive line with some mad dribbles within his own penalty zone, but Nuova's T. Nunzi Conti
's shot went just wide.
DiGio's F. Mazziotti
got himself booked for a foul.
37 minutes into the match Nuova's V. Mosconi
couldn't take advantage of the penalty kick to put his team up by a goal.
1 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Nuova, with 54 percent of the ball.
1 - 2 was the score with 56 minutes played, after G. Angiolini
cut through the central defence and chipped home a goal for Nuova.
After 72 minutes Nuova's F. Queijeiro
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
No matter how hard he tried, B. Vasiliu
just couldn't get his shot past the visitors' right side defence after 73 minutes.
got a fingertip on F. Queijeiro
's shot from the left 75 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal.
Nuova enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 53 percent of possession.
DiGio's top performer was clearly F. Mazziotti
However, J. Margievi
made a disastrous appearance.
Most important Nuova player was T. Šljivar
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 2.