The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 65349 had shown up at Estadio Juan Pablo Montoya
for the match. Eric Lindig
was the appointed referee.
Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Zürich
derby and were doing their best to outshout their opponents.
Colombia tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
Lineup: Pareja - Burian, Slump - Rabajda, Mikuta, Zirck, Mazza, Grassia - Kalkman, Velamore, Carranza.
Furtal started off with a 4-3-3 lineup.
The following players took the field: Mocó - Musayyab, Burkia, Karle, Ferreira - Grauer, Mersdorf, Mnari - Châtelard, Vologzhanin, Paulides.
Furtal used their skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field.
They were singing the praises of A. Mazza
18 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to Colombia.
The pressing tactics used by Furtal were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times.
Colombia put themselves up 2 - 0 when J. Carranza
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
of Colombia received a yellow card after 32 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
At this time in the match, Furtal were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
As the game started to slip away for Furtal, the manager decided to change the tactical approach.
After 35 minutes of the match, the manager still hoped to turn things around. Y. Musayyab
was ordered to assume a different position on the pitch. He took the place of A. Ferreira
, who in turn replaced his team mate.
Sensing defeat in the air, the Furtal manager directed R. Paulides
and J. Châtelard
to change positions with each other. This was 35 minutes into the match.
After 35 minutes, Furtal used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
Unhappy with the result so far in the game, the Furtal manager used a brief break in play after 35 minutes to give the players new directives.
The Colombia coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 35 minutes into the game.
In the lead, Colombia adjusted their style of play with 35 minutes gone.
The coach of Colombia was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 40 minutes, Z. Stazić
came on for G. Slump
2 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Colombia, with 68 percent of the ball.
Furtal's talent at pressing frustrated the spectators as the game became a dire midfield struggle.
With 71 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock, Furtal showed some good skill and were able to reduce the score to 2 - 1 when R. Paulides
got past the home side's central defenders right in front of the goal.
82 minutes into the match, a typically brave header by A. Vologzhanin
from H. Mnari
's cross looped just over the opposing goalkeeper's desperate reach. Goal for Furtal, making the score 2 - 2.
Clever play that showed his experience gave H. Mnari
a good chance to score, but the shot hit the crossbar.
After some beautiful movement down the left wing, F. Kalkman
scored for Colombia putting them ahead 3 - 2, after 87 minutes.
87 minutes in, Colombia's F. Kalkman
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Furtal pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times.
Colombia enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 69 percent of possession.
Most important Colombia player was F. Kalkman
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Furtal's top performer was clearly J. Châtelard
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 3 - 2.