Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 5141 at URSS Arena
today. Mason Schuler
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Marat Kolosov
and Andrés Molina
F.C. tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
They fielded: Pellecchia - Parazzoli, Bricchi, Marra, Piròli - Piccirilli, Chiera, Del Genio, Scrugli - Sirocchi, Liserre.
AlasFC had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
The following players took the field: Wiget - Birkenmaier, Kadoglou, Cebeiro - Torda, Jurczuk, Urošević, Gerini - Lemma, Monterubbianesi, Veysman.
AlasFC were clearly looking ahead to the next match rather than focusing on the one at hand.
AlasFC mostly ignored the flanks in favour of their ability to attack in the middle.
neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to A. Bricchi
who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post.
After 12 minutes, V. Parazzoli
sent the corner kick right to N. Marra
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 1 - 0!
Some brilliant football from the visitors' right wing resulted in a levelling of the score as AlasFC's N. Lemma
put the ball in the onion bag after 23 minutes to make it 1 - 1.
dispatched a majestic long shot 32 minutes into the match, but missed the goal by a few metres.
AlasFC's C. Gerini
managed to lose the defenders as he advanced down the right wing and scored, putting the visitors ahead after 33 minutes. 1 - 2.
35 minutes in, AlasFC's C. Gerini
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
After a scuffle in the guests' penalty area 36 minutes into the game, the home team was awarded a penalty. V. Parazzoli
scored to make it 2 - 2.
The visiting Y. Veysman
was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 37 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 2 - 3 was the score.
2 - 3 was the halftime score.
AlasFC claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 65 percent.
AlasFC were in the lead, even though they'd severely underestimated their opponents. The team looked slightly more willing to put in the necessary work as the second half started.
was, after 51 minutes, almost able to extend the visitors' lead with a well placed diving header after the ball had looped into the centre, but the home side's keeper S. Pellecchia
made the save.
52 minutes into the game, AlasFC were awarded a penalty and C. Gerini
was able to increase the visitors' lead to 2 - 4 rolling the ball in by the right post.
The home keeper was stunned 53 minutes into the match when he misjudged the free kick by C. Gerini
and dived in the wrong direction. The visitors increased the lead to 2 - 5.
This third goal completed a hattrick for C. Gerini
Confident in their lead, AlasFC's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
After 63 minutes, F.C.'s A. Bricchi
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
The AlasFC players could smell victory in the air. Y. Veysman
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for J. de Nies
after 65 minutes.
AlasFC enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 68 percent of possession.
F.C.'s top performer was clearly M. Liserre
was a disappointment, however.
performed admirably for AlasFC.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 5.