Due to an all-day shower, 16949 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at Ricklinger Arena
. Manfred Summerside
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Detlev Vaerten
and Baldo Benvegnù
Ricklingen started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Bosslet - Villanueva, White, Diouf - Tiede, Nisstedt, Rinikger, Hanrieder, Soinia - Chernyatiev, Coates.
geißbockstall decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Gellesch - Falkhausen, Oeltze, Bohnenkamp - Melchiorri, Seelbick, Gaunersdorffer, Hindmarsh, Jirák - Quintavalla, Gorostiaga.
Ricklingen saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
geißbockstall seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
The visitors' central defence should have had no trouble clearing the pass to K. Rinikger
, but the Ricklingen player managed to shrug them off and fired a low shot past the keeper to give his team the lead. 1 - 0!
Players in Ricklingen heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
Ricklingen managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when T. Diouf
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Confident in their lead, Ricklingen's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
Ricklingen's J. Nisstedt
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 24 minutes.
was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace.
geißbockstall managed to reduce the score to 2 - 1 as J. Gorostiaga
finished off a well-played combination from the left, easily carving through the defence.
After 31 minutes, T. Diouf
put Ricklingen ahead 3 - 1 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
Ricklingen were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
Ricklingen's A. Tiede
increased the lead to 4 - 1, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 32 minutes.
The teams went for the halftime break at 4 - 1.
Ricklingen claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 60 percent.
Attacking on the wings was the choice for Ricklingen, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
Ricklingen increased the lead as R. Villanueva
struck to make the score 5 - 1 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
After 82 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and K. Rinikger
gave the Ricklingen supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 6 - 1.
Ricklingen had most of the ball, with 61 percent of possession.
Ricklingen's best player was I. Chernyatiev
was a disappointment, however.
geißbockstall's top performer was clearly J. Gorostiaga
On the other hand, D. Gaunersdorffer
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 6 - 1.