Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Royal Suite Stadion - Zürich
saw a crowd turnout of 50000. Hernâni Lêndea
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Tue Trust
and Ignacio Villaver Sobrino
Runners decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Gilas - Allofs, Ludewig, Ifrach - Schweitzer, Llaneras, Mariategui, Giraudet, Uranc - Goovaarts, Gobeaux.
The Georg started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Bloemhoff - Bulcsú, Andriessen, Szatkowski - Karhapää, Lõvi, Theys, Smidt, Ahmatov - Giovanelli, Düring.
Some great play up the middle by Runners led to a chance for A. Mariategui
to score after 17 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
The corner kick from B. Ludewig
was powerfully met by the head of R. Ifrach
to make the score 1 - 0.
The Georg's J. Andriessen
got himself booked for a foul.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
could have increased the lead after 37 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
After 41 minutes Runners's A. Mariategui
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
Runners put themselves up 2 - 0 when Z. Gobeaux
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
Halftime score was 2 - 0.
Runners enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 55 percent of possession.
After 60 minutes, K. Giraudet
put Runners ahead 3 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
After 65 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by The Georg was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
Runners's M. Goovaarts
had an excellent opportunity after 67 minutes, shooting after receiving a pass from the right hand side, but he missed the goal by miles!
The visitors got a chance to pulling one back after 77 minutes, due to a defensive blunder leaving O. Düring
completely unmarked. His strike was pathetic though, easy prey for the home side's keeper.
Runners had most of the ball, with 56 percent of possession.
The most dominating Runners player was without a doubt I. Schweitzer
was a disappointment, however.
The Georg's top performer was clearly O. Düring
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.