54048 spectators had found their way to Triksebingen
, despite the heavy rain. Hugo Calheiros
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Timo Gutermann
and Mats Wennstedt
Best had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: Sambri - Apotheker, Castellano, Samec - Balsby, Stössel, Bros, Fokin, Lantz - Weiske, Markó.
Thuilui tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Campilho - Musoni, Andersen, Joelsson, Maravilha - Sagmajster, Jacobsen, Røst, Fiedler, Kraupner - Aubert.
For their match strategy, Thuilui had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
With 4 minutes gone, Best had a free kick in a decent position. Despite this being a great chance for a shot, they tried a cheeky move intended to bypass the defence. However, F. Lantz
did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out.
It was a bad day for the usually speedy R. Balsby
. The mud seemed to slow him down.
The boggy pitch disrupted the game, especially for technical players like R. Maravilha
After a fine move down the middle R. Balsby
nearly gave the home side a goal after 29 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
Best had a good opportunity to take the lead as B. Samec
came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of O. Campilho
Thuilui's counterattacks created a good chance for M. Andersen
on the right after 41 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar.
Halftime score was 0 - 0.
Best enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 68 percent of possession.
Best had a chance to take the lead after A. Bros
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 48 minutes.
The guests almost went up by a goal after 62 minutes when F. Aubert
came through and shot from the right. The ball bounced harmlessly off the post, though.
Thuilui's D. Røst
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 78 minutes having been played. J. Halseth
was the replacement.
was handed the Thuilui captain's armband.
Best's W. Stössel
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
's tried to storm through the defence after 81 minutes, but C. Musoni
was just too fast to shake off and the rest of the defence got back to cover.
Slack defending gave Best a chance to take the lead with 82 minutes played, but H. Weiske
's cross from the left flank was fumbled in front of the goal and easily dealt with by the opposition.
Thuilui's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 83 minutes gone, but C. Musoni
's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
Best had most of the ball, with 71 percent of possession.
Best's top performer was clearly V. Apotheker
However, A. Sambri
made a disastrous appearance.
Most important Thuilui player was F. Aubert
On the other hand, J. Halseth
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 0.