12000 fans braved the pouring rain at GrandTheft Hold'em Arena
. Gyula Kaczkó
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Idriss Diarra
and Bastian Dürre
GrandTheft had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Starters: Fossheim - Overholdt, Skjelbreid, Kvalsund, Stene - Bugge, Nilsson, Reiersen, Nordal - Løvold, Bang.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Mozilla.
The following players took the field: Einarsson - Nilsson, Kristiansen, Øen, Smith - Nilsen, Herland, Magnusson, Andersen - Øvrebø, Aksnes.
After 15 minutes of play, A. Nilsson
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
Perseverence paid off for Mozilla, as their B. Nilsson
equalised making it 1 - 1 with a fabulous free kick.
The GrandTheft free kick 29 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of B. Bugge
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 2 - 1!
With 30 minutes played, L. Bang
of GrandTheft fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
The unexpected cross pass from GrandTheft's R. Løvold
after 35 minutes opened up the defence and was received by K. Nordal
who finished off for 3 - 1.
GrandTheft increased the lead as A. Nilsson
struck to make the score 4 - 1 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
4 - 1 was the halftime score.
GrandTheft claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
Against a lesser team, GrandTheft could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick routine after 47 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was already blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of GrandTheft to 5 - 1 as B. Kvalsund
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
The players of GrandTheft now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
was struggling to make the ball dance with his usual trickery and panache, and the opposing players had little trouble shutting him down in these muddy conditions.
GrandTheft's B. Stene
increased the lead to 6 - 1, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 70 minutes.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
GrandTheft enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
Most important GrandTheft player was L. Bang
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Mozilla's top performer was clearly O. Nilsen
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 6 - 1.