Clear skies welcomed the 8628 spectators who had made their way to Langbard Major Arena
. Merijn van der Hoeven
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Vincent Bonnewit
and Henning Andernach
Langbardland tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Fantozzi - Bettoni, Anfuso, Nascetti, Rossi - Parigiani, Ottati, Pedulli, Carrubba - Gallo, Carciofi.
maiali had chosen a strategic 4-3-3 formation.
They fielded: Neistason - Di Grancio, Rughetti, Broendsted, Amanpour - Al-Taie, Dylev, Pollux - Marinangeli, Susuri, Magagnoli.
maiali took the lead 2 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. F. Magagnoli
was the scorer.
21 minutes in, Langbardland's R. Nascetti
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
of maiali took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 32 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 2.
After this, you could see that the players of maiali were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
With 34 minutes played, maiali put themselves up 0 - 3 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was I. Dylev
maiali increased their lead after 36 minutes when F. Magagnoli
broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 4, much to the home crowd's dismay.
38 minutes into the game, F. Amanpour
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came S. Taddei
After 40 minutes, maiali's L. Marinangeli
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 5.
It was 0 - 5 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to maiali, who controlled the ball 72 percent of the time.
47 minutes into the game, maiali worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch.
The referee showed Langbardland's G. Ottati
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
71 minutes into the game, maiali were awarded a penalty and L. Marinangeli
was able to increase the visitors' lead to 0 - 6 rolling the ball in by the right post.
was called on to replace Langbardland's F. Carciofi
after 77 minutes following a nasty collision.
After 79 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave D. Rughetti
a chance to increase the lead for maiali, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 7.
maiali increased the lead to 0 - 8 as L. Marinangeli
scored from the penalty spot, putting the ball in near the top left corner.
By then L. Marinangeli
had scored three goals - a hat trick!
maiali enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 76 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Langbardland.
On the other hand, P. Fantozzi
's play was disheartening.
Most important maiali player was S. Susuri
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 0 - 8.