A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 12000 to Museum Arena
. Conny Svensson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Luitpold Maidl
and Valerio 'L'Immortale' Colombo
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Football.
The following players took the field: Uyco - Pasquale, Runcio, Tardini - Klærke, Barozzi, Koenders, Baudaffi - Sanluis, Scuteri, Bacchini.
football tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Marrani - Buizza, Planchensteiner, Sattori, Cimbidò - Bottone, Camisassa, Consolo, Dalla Libera - Abbruscato, Righetto.
Football displayed their ability to play creatively.
In a rapid move 15 minutes into the match, E. Bacchini
of Football lost his man and passed the ball to the unmarked S. Scuteri
who easily hit it home to make it 1 - 0. Luckily the ref didn't see him taunting the opposing fans in celebration - naughty boy!
The Football free kick 25 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 G. Pasquale
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 2 - 0!
After this, you could see that the players of Football were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
's technique was perfect on this sunny day and led to some breathtaking tricks that bamboozled the defence.
of Football was able to make an impressive rush past the sluggish V. Planchensteiner
, which resulted in a goal making the score 3 - 0.
Football's N. Klærke
increased the lead to 4 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 36 minutes.
Football increased the lead as E. Bacchini
struck to make the score 5 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
With 43 minutes played, G. Pasquale
could have brought this one home for Football as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
The teams went for the halftime break at 5 - 0.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Football, with 86 percent of the ball.
After 49 minutes, L. Sanluis
put Football ahead 6 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
wanted to play on, but the Football coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 60 minutes into the game by A. Călugăr
The Football players could smell victory in the air. T. Koenders
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for J. Kubić
after 65 minutes.
football's D. Abbruscato
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 65 minutes.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Football coach let G. Petracca
replace S. Scuteri
after 70 minutes.
was handed the Football captain's armband.
Usually a powerful player on the field, V. Runcio
looked kind of pale and tired under the hot sun.
Football solidified their lead at the 78 minute mark, as E. Bacchini
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 7 - 0.
That made three goals for E. Bacchini
and he was marked down for the hat trick.
With 81 minutes played, Football put themselves up 8 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to D. Baudaffi
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
football's M. Buizza
got himself booked for a foul.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Football scored another to make it 9 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for L. Sanluis
after 83 minutes.
Football managed to extend their lead to 10 - 0 when J. Kubić
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Football enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 91 percent of possession.
Football's best player was T. Barozzi
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
E. Dalla Libera
performed admirably for football.
However, V. Planchensteiner
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 10 - 0.