29862 spectators arrived at Saaletal-Kampfbahn
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Lucash Cándamo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Samuel Kyhlwald
and Christian Tepa
Saaletal had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Fosu - Bremer, Abisogun, De Graef - Süttinger, Ceriani, Schischka, Messiano, Holleuffer - Steinbach-Hass, Tenzer.
Pflichtverweigerung decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
They fielded: Warlich - Kothmann, Rasch, Ehritt, Bange - Reisenbüchler, Heuchelheim, Zeppenfeld, Ehmke - Basler, Karhunen.
It was an obvious ambition of Saaletal to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
For their match strategy, Pflichtverweigerung had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
Saaletal had a chance to take the lead after G. Abisogun
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 6 minutes.
Good work by the Pflichtverweigerung defensive line after 7 minutes produced a good counterattack chance, which cut elegantly down the middle of the pitch and found S. Karhunen
alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide.
Saaletal's G. Abisogun
got himself booked for a foul.
of Pflichtverweigerung had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. D. Flaubert
came in to finish the match.
It was 0 - 0 at the break.
Saaletal had most of the ball, with 62 percent of possession.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. J. Negendanck
entered the game for Pflichtverweigerung as the match clock showed 46 minutes.
65 minutes into the game, Saaletal wanted to bring some new energy to their game. B. Schischka
gave M. Balili
a quick hug as he left the field.
After 65 minutes, the Saaletal coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving K. Süttinger
off the field. F. Luppes
took his place.
of Saaletal seemed to be floating in the air as he elegantly headed in to make the score 1 - 0 after a corner kick that was nicely executed by N. Steinbach-Hass
Saaletal's E. Tenzer
increased the lead to 2 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 73 minutes.
Q. De Graef
wanted to play on, but the Saaletal coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 75 minutes into the game by S. Roodveld
With 82 minutes played, Saaletal put themselves up 3 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to F. Luppes
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Saaletal, with 65 percent of the ball.
Saaletal's top performer was clearly N. Steinbach-Hass
However, E. Fosu
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Pflichtverweigerung.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.