19976 spectators had found their way to Alpen Arena
, despite the heavy rain. Pier Luigi Trovato
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Konstantin Alvarado de Schroeder
and Elias Verhola
Heim-Giganten had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
They fielded: Formigal - Bona, Živadinović, Živković, De Vilder - Heynat, Relinque, Dushku, Schödl - Alexandre, Mila.
Gerresheim started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Oğuzbala - Kothgassner, Grummesgaard, Oosterling - Buşu, Nogales, Ciborski, Tsarouchitis, Pascarella - Durand-Wever, Jongbloed.
Gerresheim seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
12 minutes of the match played, and a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but C. Oosterling
, after finding himself dashing down on goal from the left with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide.
17 minutes in, Heim-Giganten's C. Mila
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
It was 0 - 0 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to Gerresheim, who controlled the ball 65 percent of the time.
Heim-Giganten's M. Schödl
got himself booked for a foul.
A counterattack by Heim-Giganten after 54 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but C. Mila
, coming in on the left, couldn't get the shot off.
Heim-Giganten's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 63 minutes gone, but M. Dushku
's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
Gerresheim's S. Nogales
was shown a yellow card after 67 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
slipped and slithered in the wet grass. His usual rapid runs were nowhere to be seen today.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Gerresheim, with 67 percent of the ball.
Most important Heim-Giganten player was É. Alexandre
However, M. Heynat
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Gerresheim player was without a doubt N. Grummesgaard
On the other hand, A. Durand-Wever
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 0.