Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 53675 to Ivica Osim Arena
. Jørgen Bak
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Bastien Habermacher
and Jon Breeden
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for FCF.
They fielded: Arbelo - Joó, Mendoza, Medina - Sória, Juppi, Hedilla, Bratosin - Roztoczyński, Bardaro, Heisson.
FC.Hatinac tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination.
The following players took the field: Terrasse - Tsoukalios, Pérez, Conrad, Wishart - Ledoux, Radivojević, Collandra, Hozić, Villarroel - Schorndorf.
had a good opportunity to give FC.Hatinac the lead as he charged down the right and struck the ball towards the top corner, but the home team's goalkeeper made the save.
15 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for FCF to take the lead after a good cross from the right found V. Bardaro
alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post.
They were singing the praises of F. Heisson
30 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to FCF.
could have made it all square after 33 minutes, if only his free kick had been a few inches to the other side of the post.
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
FC.Hatinac enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
The bench was restless, and with 60 minutes passed FC.Hatinac's coach gave H. Myllymäki
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. C. Wishart
reluctantly left the field.
The FC.Hatinac coach was desperate to reverse his team's fortunes in the game, and ordered his team to change strategy.
Unhappy with the result so far in the game, the FC.Hatinac manager used a brief break in play after 60 minutes to give the players new directives.
After 60 minutes, FC.Hatinac used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. V. Bardaro
squirmed through their central defence after 60 minutes, increasing the lead to 2 - 0.
The home crowd roared its approval when V. Tsoukalios
missed a chance to reduce the lead from a penalty for FC.Hatinac after 72 minutes.
The referee showed FC.Hatinac's N. Ledoux
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
With 80 minutes played, A. Conrad
had a fantastic opportunity to reply but his shot flew harmlessly into the side-netting of the goal.
's lightning pace was too much for V. Tsoukalios
who could only look on as the FCF player blasted one home. 3 - 0.
86 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as M. Roztoczyński
broke through, making the score 4 - 0 for FCF.
Confident in their lead, FCF's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
FC.Hatinac fought on and, after 88 minutes, Z. Radivojević
was able to reduce the deficit to 4 - 1 after some excellent moves on the right side were finished off with an incredibly clever chip.
FC.Hatinac had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
The most dominating FCF player was without a doubt F. Heisson
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
FC.Hatinac's best player was M. Collandra
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 4 - 1.