57032 spectators arrived at Christiansand stars Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Gilarranz Torres
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Immánuel Lukáts
and Francesco Trevelin
Christiansand decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Bowens - Armati, Halevi, Feßler - Jørgensen, Leine, Leine, Torp, Balling - Gonser, Özerek.
Ildregn had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Løken - Paulsen, Nyhus - Monsen, Winjum, Pedersen, Nielsen, Rønne - Hagen, Larsen, Skrivervik.
Christiansand tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
Ildregn used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
Christiansand took the lead 2 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as G. Feßler
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Christiansand to 2 - 0 as H. Leine
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Christiansand lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
The score became 3 - 0 at 22 minutes into the game, when Christiansand were given a penalty which J. Torp
blasted straight down the middle giving the keeper no chance!
Central attacks were the recipe of the day for Christiansand, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Christiansand's B. Gonser
increasing the lead to 4 - 0.
Halftime score was 4 - 0.
Christiansand had most of the ball, with 67 percent of possession.
The bench was restless, and with 46 minutes passed Ildregn's coach gave J. Khan
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. K. Nyhus
reluctantly left the field.
Christiansand's T. Halevi
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
could have increased the lead after 60 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
69 minutes into the match, Ildregn replied and reduced the lead to 4 - 1. A. Winjum
scored on a marvellous cross pass coming in from the left.
Christiansand put in a good effort on the right, but H. Leine
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 76 minutes into the game.
After 77 minutes, J. Torp
sent the corner kick right to E. Özerek
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 5 - 1!
81 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as E. Özerek
broke through, making the score 6 - 1 for Christiansand.
Ildregn's O. Paulsen
got himself booked for a foul.
Christiansand were forced into a substitution as J. Torp
couldn't continue due to some rough treatment, forcing V. Backe
to come in off the bench.
The Christiansand captaincy was handed to Ø. Leine
Ildregn made it 6 - 2 as J. Skrivervik
got a touch to the floated corner kick and flicked the ball to H. Pedersen
who whipped a low drive in off the far post.
Christiansand players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead.
Christiansand solidified their lead at the 88 minute mark, as P. Armati
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 7 - 2.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Christiansand, with 70 percent of the ball.
The most dominating Christiansand player was without a doubt Ø. Leine
was a disappointment, however.
Most important Ildregn player was J. Skrivervik
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 7 - 2.