Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 59452 to Marakana
. Alvise Belzebù
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Thomas Beck
and Daniele Udda
Star decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Slupsky - Onieva Mira, Binder, Marchant - Jonsson, Daguin, Creux, Skura, San Pelayo - Araguaia, Freitas.
OKS Selva tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
Lineup: Karavdić - Schalek, Vučković, Komljenović, Duro, Zajíček - Stefanoni, Moniz, Ivarsson, Crawford - Malkamäki.
For their match strategy, OKS Selva had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
Many thought J. Araguaia
ought to have been awarded a penalty 25 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around F. Karavdić
after a determined run through the middle.
Star's R. Binder
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
OKS Selva almost scored after a swift counterattack 27 minutes into the game, but J. Crawford
put the shot from the left flank just outside the goal.
The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 28 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from G. Creux
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
With 32 minutes played, Star's M. San Pelayo
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0.
Star had most of the ball, with 73 percent of possession.
After 48 minutes, L. Jonsson
put Star ahead 2 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
After 70 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and J. Araguaia
gave the Star supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 0.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Star lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Star scored another to make it 4 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for N. Freitas
after 73 minutes.
really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great play by L. Jonsson
after a corner.
Star managed to extend their lead to 5 - 0 when L. Jonsson
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Star's L. Jonsson
was shown a yellow card after 85 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Possession in this half belonged to Star, who controlled the ball 76 percent of the time.
The most dominating Star player was without a doubt L. Jonsson
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
OKS Selva's top performer was clearly A. Komljenović
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 5 - 0.