Clouds darkened the skies at La Bombonera
as 19600 spectators turned up for the match. Edoardo Teodoro Veridiani
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Diego Ortu
and Erik Petró
Berna decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Schierbrandt - Rasicci, Maia Lopes, Calveliño do Monte - Tursi, Roshardt, Campos, Mendelhall, Wickihalder - Bodea-Popescu, Torres.
WINSTON tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Lammers - Frascella, Klinčák, Zambra - Harrison, Galva, Carnicero, Adriaanse, Nierman - Drancourt, Colmenar.
Berna clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
WINSTON saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by G. Frascella
. At last, WINSTON's T. Carnicero
was able to backheel the ball in. 0 - 1.
WINSTON's G. Klinčák
showed off his trademark ability to do the unexpected with a tricky pass after 25 minutes. Unfortunately, M. Nierman
was startled by the play and wasn't able to control the finish.
35 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 2 as M. Nierman
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
36 minutes into the game, A. Lammers
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came U. Eberhard
Some fine movement on the left led to a WINSTON goal after 37 minutes, making it 0 - 3. G. Klinčák
was noted down as the scorer.
The players of WINSTON now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
WINSTON's D. Colmenar
made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 41 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded goal when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line.
Berna's H. Wickihalder
was dominating his wing and kept sending fine balls into the opposition's box - P. Bodea-Popescu
managed to volley one of them into the net to make it 1 - 3 after 42 minutes.
A penalty was awarded after 43 minutes, and M. Nierman
made the most of his chance to put WINSTON up by another goal. 1 - 4 for the visitors.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 4.
WINSTON had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
After 60 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by WINSTON was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, É. Torres
got himself booked. The manager of Berna was not happy.
was, after 75 minutes, almost able to extend the visitors' lead with a well placed diving header after the ball had looped into the centre, but the home side's keeper G. Schierbrandt
made the save.
With their counter attack move halted 76 minutes into the game, Berna were left with a free kick. The ball is passed straight through to the other end of the penalty area, with hopes for it to reach G. Mendelhall
. However, he didn't have his wits about him and the ball went out.
The WINSTON players could smell victory in the air. D. Colmenar
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for E. Dickmann
after 78 minutes.
It might be a while before the fans see Berna's C. Calveliño do Monte
again, after he had to leave the field in great distress at the 79 minute mark. He was replaced by B. Certain
A defender managed to keep the ball from crossing the goal-line after a curling shot coming in from the right from M. Galva
after 80 minutes, and prevented WINSTON from going up another goal.
After 83 minutes a very unfortunate collision in the penalty area led to Berna's H. Wickihalder
being carried off the pitch and replaced by V. Projić
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by WINSTON, with 51 percent of the ball.
Most important Berna player was J. Campos
On the other hand, F. Maia Lopes
's play was disheartening.
WINSTON's top performer was clearly M. Drancourt
However, N. Harrison
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 4.