The crowd of 27873 turning up at Lakerovci Arena
today were greeted with some nasty showers of rain. Daniel Schußmann
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Melchor Visca
and Per Månsson
Lakerovci tactics involved an interesting 3-4-3 combination.
The following players took the field: Stoia - Tercjak, Cederbo, Åkesson - Friberg, Kocifaj, Vidojević, Curras - Boomkens, Ordeanu, Audet.
Raslavice had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Zoppellaro - Rotolo, Flüeler, Filomarino - Bőke, Dupré, Arnal, Roseira, Kanevičius - Iguerabide, Kalff.
Raslavice displayed their ability to play creatively.
The game was characterised by rough play and many physical challenges on the wet field, but L. Tercjak
showed great heart and had a good game.
Some great play up the middle by Lakerovci led to a chance for M. Cederbo
to score after 19 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
After 23 minutes, Raslavice's R. Dupré
made his way through the middle and nonchalantly placed the ball out of the keeper's reach, putting the visitors up 0 - 1.
With 29 minutes played, after a good run down the left, A. Ordeanu
went down looking for a penalty after a challenge from the visitors' right fullback, but the referee waved play on, and later warned him for diving.
After 30 minutes, Raslavice's S. Iguerabide
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 2.
It was 0 - 2 at the break.
Raslavice enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
After 49 minutes A. Kanevičius
made a speedy advance and dropped the ball to S. Iguerabide
who shuffled it past the keeper. The score was now 0 - 3.
Confident in their lead, Raslavice's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
61 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 4 as M. Bőke
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
Lakerovci's M. Cederbo
cut towards the middle after 79 minutes, receiving a brilliant pass and slicing through the visiting team's central defence, reducing the lead to 1 - 4.
's lightning pace was too much for M. Cederbo
who could only look on as the Raslavice player blasted one home. 1 - 5.
At that, S. Iguerabide
was noted down for a hat trick!
Raslavice's D. Roseira
made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 85 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded goal when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line.
Possession in this half belonged to Raslavice, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
Lakerovci's best player was N. Boomkens
was a disappointment, however.
Most important Raslavice player was N. Flüeler
On the other hand, G. Zoppellaro
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 5.