It had rained all day, but 40317 hardy fans still made it out to Festningsparken
. Knut Kirchmeier
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Linwood Joiner
and Malte Kechele
MFK decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Ferek - Bizjak, Bandeira, Kalvig - Engelsen, Esguerra, Lagarde, Cornier, Borro - Lotz, Żołnierkiewicz.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Rubtob.
The following players took the field: Kvandal - Ludolfinger, Jugo, Medeiros - Odewald, Fjørtoft, Brandett, Nilsen, van Furth - Mušič, Silveira.
Thighs bulging, L. Lagarde
charged past the weaker players, seemingly oblivious to the rain.
MFK's F. Cornier
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 23 minutes.
32 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for MFK to take the lead after a good cross from the right found C. Żołnierkiewicz
alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post.
After 34 minutes, Rubtob raised their score by one when V. van Furth
's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by V. Mušič
. 0 - 1.
The home crowd was pulling their hair out after J. Kalvig
missed a penalty shot by miles 36 minutes into the game.
With the crowd on their feet chanting wildly, some great moves down the right hand side after 37 minutes gave MFK a wonderful opportunity to level the score, and X. Bandeira
stepped up to the challenge. 1 - 1
It was 1 - 1 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to MFK, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
MFK could have put themselves ahead after 69 minutes but L. Lagarde
missed a volley shot on a ball coming in from the right.
Rubtob's F. Silveira
had seen it all before, so he waited patiently for the right opportunity. He would get no better chance than the one he took, but his shot was deftly blocked by the keeper.
80 minutes into the match and the home team took a 2 - 1 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for MFK was C. Żołnierkiewicz
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by MFK, with 55 percent of the ball.
Most important MFK player was C. Żołnierkiewicz
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Rubtob's top performer was clearly F. Silveira
V. van Furth
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 1.