Clear skies welcomed the 65326 spectators who had made their way to Westfalenstadion
. Rob Hanssen
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Samuel Prosper
and Berro Derksen
Mülheim started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Keur - Hastik, Talke, Turpin - Mustapha, Owiny, Siblini, Boateng, Draxler-Weber - Turnbull, König-Reich.
stilles decided to use a 5-4-1 set up.
They fielded: Schmauser - Schneglberger, Piguillem, Buscemi, Bekker, Pradère - Sousa, Gercken, Hünninger, Senstangen - Vischering.
Today, Mülheim's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of stilles.
29 minutes into the game stilles managed a counterattack, but D. Piguillem
took a soft shot from the left flank that was easy prey for the alert keeper.
was called on to replace Mülheim's O. König-Reich
after 30 minutes following a nasty collision.
Mülheim created a good opportunity to score 36 minutes into the match when D. Talke
's hooked ball from the left created a scuffle in front of the goal, and the visitors' defenders had a hard time clearing the ball.
got left behind when Mülheim's C. Turnbull
made a sudden run forward after 38 minutes, finishing off with a neat strike. 1 - 0!
With 44 minutes played, Mülheim's B. Hastik
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession was split evenly between the teams.
Mülheim's C. Turnbull
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
Mülheim's S. Turpin
had an excellent opportunity after 76 minutes, shooting after receiving a pass from the right hand side, but he missed the goal by miles!
stilles had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
Most important Mülheim player was I. Owiny
On the other hand, R. Ockershausen
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating stilles player was without a doubt T. Vischering
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 0.