Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 62957 at Stadion Heroja Oluje
today. Olaf Waidringer
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Piotr Buliński
and Héctor Ansaldo
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Droljice.
They fielded: Oonishi - Scippa, Kovtun, Ban - Heinikainen, Odriozola, Berg, Obad, Libelle - Gregersen, Rubio Envite.
Isosport decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Starters: Mottais - Perkušić, Lazzerini, Palacios - Preveden, Komarić, Hawker, Zudenigo, Belloni - Nancy, Brara.
After 8 minutes of play, E. Gregersen
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
In a rapid move 28 minutes into the match, L. Nancy
of Isosport lost his man and passed the ball to the unmarked E. Brara
who easily hit it home to make it 1 - 1. Luckily the ref didn't see him taunting the opposing fans in celebration - naughty boy!
32 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for Droljice to take the lead after a good cross from the right found R. Rubio Envite
alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post.
After 40 minutes Droljice's P. Heinikainen
had to be carried off on a stretcher in agony. H. Badetscher
came in to replace him.
At 43 minutes played, F. Obad
came in from the right with the intention of giving Droljice the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
Halftime score was 1 - 1.
Possession in this half belonged to Droljice, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
Droljice's E. Gregersen
was shown a yellow card after 49 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Droljice made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left M. Libelle
completely alone with keeper M. Mottais
, who made a spectacular block.
As the 63 minute mark approached, the Isosport coach decided it was time for a substitution. G. Belloni
reluctantly made way for G. Djambić
on the pitch.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Droljice, with 63 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for Droljice.
However, W. Ban
made a disastrous appearance.
Isosport's best player was J. Preveden
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 1.