The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 12700 had shown up at DOMUS BIRRAE
for the match. Justus van Blitterswijk
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Lars Szepan
and Alfons Sorvali
karmeliet decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
They fielded: Tognozzi - Giani, Gecaj, Muti, Maiorca - Torda, Marasca, Piano, Peren - Prošel, Bernardelli.
Pachino started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Farina - Cingolani, Rasicci, Arcidiacono, Ferracuti - Falasca, Bechini, Egidio, Ferlini - Pedota, Riccato.
Making his way up the middle 2 minutes into the match, C. Piano
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert D. Farina
blocked it to keep the score level.
karmeliet were very close to putting themselves one up after 23 minutes as A. Gecaj
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
karmeliet took the lead 28 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as G. Marasca
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
karmeliet's H. Prošel
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
After 36 minutes, the visitors tied it up at 1 - 1 when a fantastic pass from the left was finished off by G. Rasicci
Halftime score was 1 - 1.
karmeliet claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 59 percent.
karmeliet fans held their breath as G. Marasca
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 2 - 1!
should probably have put his team up another goal after 69 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by D. Farina
kept the visitors in the game.
A great save by keeper D. Farina
after 74 minutes kept the visitors in the game after D. Torda
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
The visiting team's D. Pedota
was able to score the 2 - 2 equaliser with a header 78 minutes into the match, after some good work on the right.
Possession in this half belonged to karmeliet, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
Most important karmeliet player was C. Giani
On the other hand, C. Piano
's play was disheartening.
Pachino's best player was A. Ferlini
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 2.