32051 spectators had come to Allmend
this cloudy day. Wilhelm Mazurkiewicz
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jesús Manuel Argüelles
and Vurnon van der Gracht
FB-SCB started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
Starters: Krause - Fuith, Branca - Eppenberger, Gasparin, Betin, Cauvin, Karameshev - Ulloa, Garrido Leite, Lavrenčiukas.
bluemonks tactics involved an interesting 3-4-3 combination.
The following players took the field: Pardo - Pancotti, Manzo, Al-Ameen - Ribeiro, Pochekanski, Gatheral, Erba - Venditti, Sinodinos, Nović.
bluemonks clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
The referee signaled a penalty for the home side after 2 minutes, amid vocal protests from the visitors. FB-SCB fans erupted in celebration as P. Branca
rifled the ball into the the top corner. 1 - 0!
With 6 minutes played, FB-SCB's S. Fuith
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
The visitors' N. Nović
was alert after a cross coming in from the left, levelling the score at 1 - 1 after 8 minutes.
1 - 1 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to FB-SCB, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
Some good play on the left wing created an opportunity for the visitors 52 minutes into the match, and P. Gatheral
wasn't about to let it go by. He got past the defenders and fired a shot that the keeper just missed. 1 - 2 for the visitors.
After 61 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by FB-SCB was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
charged down the left and had a wonderful opportunity to score the equaliser for FB-SCB, but the shot went well wide of the goal.
FB-SCB had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
The most dominating FB-SCB player was without a doubt O. Gasparin
On the other hand, W. Krause
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for bluemonks.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 2.