Clear skies welcomed the 44847 spectators who had made their way to Les Wallaces Arena
. Koloman Kuchta
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Malik Šašić
and Philipp Christoph Bolterauer
Wallaces decided to use a 5-4-1 set up.
They fielded: Mikloška - Annan, Berber, Lagache, Roy, Brossault - Reyes, Bridelli, Longo, Kumba - Giancaspero.
A 5-5-0 alignment was the formation of choice for 1. FCD.
The following players took the field: Cômodo - Koliński, Ibero, Casòliva, Dajer, Fröse - Gkonias, Marín Pérez, Gettinger, Traore, Contreras -.
Wallaces were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
An opportunity to take the lead after 5 minutes was wasted as 1. FCD's J. Ibero
missed a penalty, firing wide of the mark.
With 6 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of Wallaces resulted in a counterattack that set G. Giancaspero
free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
The referee showed 1. FCD's L. Gettinger
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Wallaces made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left J. Reyes
completely alone with keeper T. Cômodo
, who made a spectacular block.
0 - 0 was the score after the first half.
1. FCD had most of the ball, with 60 percent of possession.
Wallaces's N. Roy
lived up to his reputation for finding unexpected ways to get the ball in the net when he sent a nifty little pass over to G. Giancaspero
who finished for 1 - 0 with 82 minutes of the match played.
After 86 minutes, a well-worked counterattack by Wallaces on the right presented an easy opportunity in front of the goal that was duly converted by G. Giancaspero
to make it 2 - 0.
The players of Wallaces now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to G. Casòliva
who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post.
Possession in this half belonged to 1. FCD, who controlled the ball 60 percent of the time.
Most important Wallaces player was M. Berber
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The most dominating 1. FCD player was without a doubt A. Marín Pérez
On the other hand, P. Fröse
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 2 - 0.