34000 spectators arrived at Los Carmenes Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Klaus Kureth
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Boris Kestler
and Christian Duffau
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for brushete8.
They fielded: Cuciniello - Torres, Leijonsten, Greco - Gunn, Rena, Rutschmann, Turewicz, Vaz - Pereira Jr., Lore.
oilimpo started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Gürkök - Ascanio, Douche, Tischhauser - Sannino, Lieffijn, Burghelea, Pipi, Fürnkranz - Meissner, Grimberg.
There was concern in the stands when, at the 10 minute mark, oilimpo's E. Sannino
hit the ground hard, but he refused the attention of the trainer and rejoined his teammates on the pitch.
The visiting R. Meissner
was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 15 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 0 - 1 was the score.
The home crowd cheered when, after 22 minutes, R. Grimberg
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
With a shot curled in from just outside the middle of the penalty area after 25 minutes played, K. Pereira Jr.
of brushete8 made the score 1 - 1.
After 32 minutes, oilimpo put themselves up 1 - 2, as M. Fürnkranz
finished off a strike from the left with a real cannonball of a shot.
Halftime score was 1 - 2.
This part of the game was a standoff between the teams in terms of possession.
After 55 minutes, J. Torres
made a dash down the middle past the away team's defenders to score the goal that made it 2 - 2.
Down the middle came R. Grimberg
, making a fantastic play that nearly had oilimpo take the lead after 61 minutes, but G. Cuciniello
preserved the tie.
After 80 minutes a very unfortunate collision in the penalty area led to brushete8's C. Rena
being carried off the pitch and replaced by G. Colomer
The referee signaled a penalty for the home side after 84 minutes, amid vocal protests from the visitors. brushete8 fans erupted in celebration as G. Gunn
rifled the ball into the the top corner. 3 - 2!
85 minutes into the game, brushete8 were awarded a penalty that G. Gunn
turned into 4 - 2 without a problem.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by oilimpo, with 52 percent of the ball.
brushete8's best player was Y. Rutschmann
was a disappointment, however.
The most dominating oilimpo player was without a doubt R. Meissner
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 4 - 2.