A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 22629 to Sven Zwo Arena
. Grzegorz Gaca
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Bogumyl Romanov
and Burç Tamur
People from all over Sofia
had joined up for the derby.
Sven decided to use a 2-5-3 set up.
Lineup: Buhociu - Kröcker, Cazip - Rusinov, Kovachev, Taşkın, Tzvetkov, Urcun - Mareau, Innanen, Balle Larsen.
bandata tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Georgiev - Lukanov, Belić, Kirilov - Berov, Chakúrov, Avgustinov, Dzhamdzhiev, Petrov - Dzhumaliev, Tomov.
It was a hot and sunny day, and several players seemed worn out. Maybe this was why G. Tomov
found an unusual amount of space for his snappy footwork.
That bandata's E. Petrov
has the ability of doing what no one expects him to do was shown as he ran over an opposing defender, snatched the ball and passed to G. Tomov
who hit it hard into the wide open goal after 40 minutes: 0 - 1!
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 43 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 2. The bandata fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
Confident in their lead, bandata's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
It was 0 - 2 at the break.
Sven enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
found it hard to catch his breath today in the stifling heat.
With 65 minutes played, the Sven coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. A. Dimov
came on, V. Cazip
had to leave the fray.
68 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 3 as K. Kirilov
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
Sven needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 70 minutes J. Mareau
made way for R. Asenov
A drive down the left side allowed P. Dzhumaliev
to get in close and score another goal for bandata after 80 minutes, taking the score to 0 - 4.
After 82 minutes, bandata's V. Berov
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 5.
83 minutes in, bandata's P. Dzhumaliev
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The bench was restless, and with 89 minutes passed Sven's coach gave V. Edlind
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. D. Kröcker
reluctantly left the field.
As the captain was no longer on the pitch, G. Buhociu
took over the role of being the Sven captain.
bandata claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
Sven's top performer was clearly I. Tzvetkov
was a disappointment, however.
bandata's best player was G. Tomov
However, I. Chakúrov
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 5.