The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 71910 had shown up at Tynecastle Volkspark
for the match. Olof Sandér
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ralph van Vugh
and Juan Barrio
Jambos had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Tornado - Shapetko, Quaderer, Pijsel - Borenich, Plessier, Fürnkaes, Fassbender, Nevanen - Amstein, Masel.
Lietsch started off with a 4-5-1 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Stähli - Herbaut, Elmer, Etter, Dervos - Cho, Torholt, Muhavi, Sandmeyer, Venemans - Wydenkeller.
Pressing was the tactic of the day for Lietsch.
After 19 minutes, J. Pijsel
sent the corner kick right to S. Fürnkaes
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 1 - 0!
Lietsch's talent at pressing frustrated the spectators as the game became a dire midfield struggle.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Jambos to 2 - 0 as I. Amstein
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Jambos, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Lietsch's C. Dervos
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 60 minutes. M. Fasoli
was given a chance to change things around.
At this time in the match, Lietsch were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
The Jambos players could smell victory in the air. S. Fürnkaes
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for C. Aquino
after 77 minutes.
With 82 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock, Lietsch showed some good skill and were able to reduce the score to 2 - 1 when N. Torholt
got past the home side's central defenders right in front of the goal.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave B. Cho
from Lietsch a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 83 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
Jambos were forced into a substitution as D. Borenich
couldn't continue due to some rough treatment, forcing X. Winkler
to come in off the bench.
Coming from the right, G. Plessier
almost managed to score another goal for Jambos, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
Jambos had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Jambos.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Lietsch's best player was M. Fasoli
On the other hand, N. Torholt
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 2 - 1.