9061 spectators arrived at Bulu Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Attila Péter
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Thierry Korver
and Bjarke Bøgebjerg
Bulubu tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
Lineup: Rancan - Bontà, Alfarano, Borino, Aprile - Scimeca, Della Pietra, Kardaś, van de Put - Hytroś, Roncato.
Football had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
Starters: Uyco - Pasquale, Runcio, Tardini - Klærke, Barozzi, Koenders, Baudaffi - Sanluis, Scuteri, Bacchini.
Pressing was the tactic of the day for Bulubu.
Football decided to play creatively.
The Bulubu coach adjusted their lineup with 2 minutes gone. P. Hytroś
and S. Roncato
assumed each other's positions.
The terraces were silenced after 12 minutes when Football's V. Runcio
put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right.
The home crowd cheered when, after 19 minutes, L. Sanluis
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by P. Hytroś
. At last, Bulubu's D. Aprile
was able to backheel the ball in. 1 - 1.
After 29 minutes, Football's S. Scuteri
made his way through the middle and nonchalantly placed the ball out of the keeper's reach, putting the visitors up 1 - 2.
The home crowd was not impressed when P. Tardini
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 30 minutes. Football were now up 1 - 3.
Confident in their lead, Football's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
1 - 3 was the halftime score.
Football enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 59 percent of possession.
With 55 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, P. Tardini
needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed.
The Football players could smell victory in the air. N. Klærke
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for A. Călugăr
after 60 minutes.
After 60 minutes, Bulubu switched R. Kardaś
with M. Vignes
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Football coach let J. Kubić
replace T. Koenders
after 65 minutes.
Bulubu's M. Bontà
could only shake his head after completely missing a penalty shot 68 minutes into the match.
Bulubu's S. Alfarano
got himself booked for a foul.
The coach of Football was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 70 minutes, K. Hörnum
came on for S. Scuteri
was handed the Football captain's armband.
Some fine movement on the left led to a Football goal after 73 minutes, making it 1 - 4. D. Baudaffi
was noted down as the scorer.
After 82 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed D. Baudaffi
to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 1 - 5.
After 85 minutes, Football's J. Kubić
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Football, with 58 percent of the ball.
Bulubu's best player was E. Scimeca
However, L. Della Pietra
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Football player was without a doubt T. Barozzi
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 1 - 5.