44042 spectators had found their way to Stadion Black Odi
, despite the heavy rain. Tino Styger
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Appie van Zwam
and Vsevolod Burmagin
Odi started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Alexandersson - Serbãnescu, Achimescu, Tomšej - Donnet, Drnjač, Maze, Lukanc, Pantelopoulos - Gur, Toma.
lenk had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Karakucak - Erichsen, Chaman Roy, Chúa - Vuzem, Smith, Volfengenber, Folli, Greig - Gawlik, Chaudri.
lenk's M. Vuzem
finished emphatically to make the score 0 -1 after 14 minutes, after the enigmatic A. Chaudri
pulled a delightful long pass from his box of tricks to bypass the defence.
Due to some great work on the right wing Odi's B. Maze
was able to even the score after 24 minutes to make the score 1 - 1.
Odi took the lead 34 minutes in, as C. Donnet
broke through on the left and put the 2 - 1 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. S. Lukanc
squirmed through their central defence after 36 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 1.
After 40 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and Y. Pantelopoulos
gave the Odi supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 4 - 1.
It was 4 - 1 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to Odi, who controlled the ball 73 percent of the time.
The game was characterised by rough play and many physical challenges on the wet field, but M. Folli
showed great heart and had a good game.
Cheers filled the stadium as F. Achimescu
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 5 - 1 to Odi.
The players of Odi now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Odi's P. Toma
increasing the lead to 6 - 1.
After 78 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by B. Maze
might have resulted in another goal for Odi. However, Ç. Karakucak
made a spectacular save.
Given a free kick close to the byline, Odi tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let A. Gur
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 7 - 1, 79 minutes into the game.
The rain made it hard for players like G. Chaman Roy
to show their technical control of the ball on this soggy day.
Odi enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 71 percent of possession.
Odi's top performer was clearly A. Gur
On the other hand, S. Lukanc
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating lenk player was without a doubt A. Chaudri
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 7 - 1.