32561 fans braved the pouring rain at Sutter's Mill
. Mario Valentín Castrado
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jean-Michel Lefebvre
and Edward Wojnowski
Rünenberg had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Meneske - Schönmann, Horber, Leimgruber - Cioccarelli, Pelka, Aoustin, Zenger, Bilon - Dominguez, Dübendorfer.
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Supermanu.
The following players had been chosen: Olaya - Degenhardt, Bruggisser - Das, Keplinger, Capol, Péné, Brasser - Maar, Landreau, Rolland.
Down the middle came E. Keplinger
, making a fantastic play that nearly had Supermanu take the lead after 7 minutes, but A. Meneske
preserved the tie.
14 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for Rünenberg was D. Bilon
Rünenberg's B. Aoustin
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
After 30 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and N. Leimgruber
gave the Rünenberg supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0.
Rünenberg put themselves up 3 - 0 when D. Schönmann
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
With 34 minutes played, N. Zenger
of Rünenberg fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
had a hard time on the waterlogged pitch - his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Rünenberg scored another to make it 4 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for M. Dominguez
after 37 minutes.
After this, you could see that the players of Rünenberg were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
41 minutes in, Rünenberg's G. Dübendorfer
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
4 - 0 was the halftime score.
Rünenberg claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 55 percent.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Supermanu's J. Péné
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 60 minutes. H. Schickel
was given a chance to change things around.
The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit H. Schickel
Rünenberg's N. Leimgruber
got himself booked for a foul.
83 minutes in, an amazing pass from the left side resulted in a goal for the visitors, as S. Maar
anticipated the through ball and scored, reducing the deficit to 4 - 1.
Rünenberg had to make a substitution after 84 minutes. D. Bilon
limped off the field and was replaced by G. Straub
The coach of Rünenberg was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 85 minutes, A. Burch
came on for M. Dominguez
The Rünenberg players could smell victory in the air. D. Schönmann
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for M. Flaig
after 85 minutes.
Possession in this half belonged to Rünenberg, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
The most dominating Rünenberg player was without a doubt N. Zenger
was a disappointment, however.
Supermanu's top performer was clearly B. Landreau
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 4 - 1.