Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Khan Arena
saw a crowd turnout of 26378. Erik Sæther
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kevin Hansen
and Désiré Tricot
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for GengisKhan.
Lineup: Zuppiger - Eitzert, Vega Sandoval, Oehm - Nekrylov, Rusu, Alpkan, Würmseer, Turco - Michalczuk, Hữu Nghĩa.
blüämlisalp started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: Gröschel - Navarra, Hohenhausen, Lovecraft - Chaperon, Fiães, Pinto, Weichselbaum, Stallhofer - Clavier, Musiała.
The wings were the focus of most of GengisKhan's attacks today.
blüämlisalp tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
The terraces were silenced after 12 minutes when blüämlisalp's H. Chaperon
put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right.
After 23 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave S. Clavier
a chance to increase the lead for blüämlisalp, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 2.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 3.
By now, the players in blüämlisalp felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
26 minutes into the game, J. Fiães
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came R. Berki
F. Vega Sandoval
tried to get a goal back for GengisKhan but despite all his hard work down the right, he just couldn't complete the move.
After the ball was lifted in from the left, S. Clavier
was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 30 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration.
Halftime score was 0 - 3.
blüämlisalp had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
The home crowd cheered when, after 65 minutes, E. Navarra
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
of blüämlisalp was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
was called on to replace blüämlisalp's R. Berki
after 72 minutes following a nasty collision.
Players in GengisKhan heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
GengisKhan's V. Michalczuk
managed a superb strike from the left after 75 minutes that would have left goalkeeper K. Gröschel
without a chance, had it not hit the post.
The home side worked their way through the middle and almost got one back when M. Rusu
tried to sneak the ball past the keeper. K. Gröschel
was too alert for that!
Possession in this half belonged to GengisKhan, who controlled the ball 54 percent of the time.
GengisKhan's best player was K. Alpkan
On the other hand, S. Zuppiger
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for blüämlisalp.
However, K. Gröschel
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 3.