29805 spectators arrived at FC Glaibasel Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Boris Crumpton
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Juan Gonzalez
and Chuah Tung Long
Glaibasel decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Steinbock - Borriello, De Cooman, Grandhomme - Piralla, Baysinger, Alner, Appenzeller, Meredith - Schübbe, Goff.
la_dolce_vita had chosen a strategic 4-5-1 formation.
Starters: Vila Luz - Jaberg, Torsson, Atakul, Skeide - Clincke, Kjærside, Grunewald, Bonafonte, Messinger - Hennart.
Today, Glaibasel's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when E. Messinger
slipped through the defence on the right to come up alone against J. Steinbock
, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning reflexes.
Glaibasel took the lead 34 minutes into the match after a magnificent free kick by E. Baysinger
that made the score 1 - 0.
Players in Glaibasel heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
With 42 minutes played, K. Schübbe
could have brought this one home for Glaibasel as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
la_dolce_vita claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
The crowd was silenced 54 minutes into the match as the visiting team's G. Atakul
came in from the left, levelling the score to 1 - 1.
came close to putting the visiting team one up 65 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but J. Steinbock
managed to tip the ball to a corner.
72 minutes into the game, W. Jaberg
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
Glaibasel had a good opportunity to take the lead as L. Meredith
came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of D. Vila Luz
The goal to make it 1 - 2 was scored by G. Atakul
after 74 minutes, following an opportunistic counterattack down the middle by la_dolce_vita.
Had it not been for one of the home defenders, L. Hennart
would have put la_dolce_vita up another goal 75 minutes into the match with his audacious lob from the right wing.
came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle. He tried to lift the ball over J. Steinbock
but overcooked it and hit the bar instead.
la_dolce_vita had most of the ball, with 53 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Glaibasel.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
la_dolce_vita's best player was K. Kjærside
D. Vila Luz
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 2.