78994 spectators had come to Orlov Grad
this cloudy day. Kanda Chinda
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gábor Gér
and Evert-Jan van Toor
Orli tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Quliyev - Cammareri, Kunsmann, Bertelsen - Marchand, Zdravič, Bizjak, Gené, van der Woerd - Ogrinec, Salej.
system started off with a 4-5-1 lineup.
Starters: Bogdanovič - Blumenau, Troelsen, Maristo, Rinikger - Pençe, Pusek, Feltner, Desutter, Kortüm - de Ridder.
system mostly relied on their long range shooting ability.
Orli's V. Bertelsen
was shown a yellow card after 10 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
of system had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. K. Aziz
came in to finish the match.
As the captain was no longer on the pitch, M. de Ridder
took over the role of being the system captain.
system focused on finding shooting opportunities from distance and after 14 minutes C. Feltner
fired off the big cannon, but the shot went sailing over the cross bar and into the car park.
was called on to replace system's M. Bogdanovič
after 30 minutes following a nasty collision.
Orli broke through on the left 37 minutes into the game, with C. Salej
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to system, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
Some beautiful play by system set up C. Feltner
in a good shooting position after 53 minutes, but M. Quliyev
made a great save on the low hard shot.
Orli's D. Ogrinec
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 54 minutes.
system's I. Rinikger
got himself booked for a foul.
Unfortunately for Orli, Č. Bizjak
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. O. Stibrič
system had to make a substitution after 68 minutes. P. Desutter
limped off the field and was replaced by R. Roche
was caught napping as L. Zdravič
lifted a ball over him following a free kick, but the ball hit the bar, rebounding into the keeper's arms.
With 75 minutes played, Orli put themselves up 2 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to A. van der Woerd
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
Confident in their lead, Orli's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, C. Salej
got himself booked. The manager of Orli was not happy.
Possession was split evenly between the teams.
Orli's best player was C. Salej
was a disappointment, however.
system's top performer was clearly C. Feltner
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 0.