The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 27650 had shown up at Time out
for the match. Martin Karlsson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Włodzimierz Karolak
and Simon Ó Faodhagáin
FCRJ_A had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Muciņš - Eriksen, Rimmele, da Costa, Višak - Bahner, Emílio, Boertsel, Schneck - Cunha, Delamuraz.
USpalermo started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: 利福 (Lifu) - Wichmann, Boczkowski, Kiisk - Palmieri, Anguiano, Galobart, Kjær, Vonlanthen - Legut, Krüger.
27 minutes in, USpalermo's J. Kjær
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
29 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for FCRJ_A to take the lead after a good cross from the right found S. Rimmele
alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post.
This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when B. Wichmann
slipped through the defence on the right to come up alone against I. Muciņš
, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning reflexes.
0 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by USpalermo, with 51 percent of the ball.
75 minutes into the game, FCRJ_A wanted to bring some new energy to their game. A. Emílio
gave R. Brusadelli
a quick hug as he left the field.
FCRJ_A's R. Boertsel
left the field after 76 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was M. Modafferi
As the 80 minute mark approached, the FCRJ_A coach decided it was time for a substitution. L. Cunha
reluctantly made way for M. Langenbach
on the pitch.
80 minutes into the game, E. Krüger
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
USpalermo enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
FCRJ_A's best player was S. Rimmele
On the other hand, M. Langenbach
's play was disheartening.
USpalermo's top performer was clearly E. Krüger
俞. 利福 (Lifu)
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 0 - 0.