Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 51686 at mayrakerho Arena
today. Jelle-Jan van der Kroft
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Luis Amengual
and Marino Ardoino
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for mayrakerho.
Starters: Hotti - Wainio, Scattina, Groth - Krauspe, Le Crom, Blum, Pereira, Amils Pibernat - Aschieri, Gomis.
Pujottulukepit started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Cistenas - Klockare, Törö, Myyryläinen - Soares, Halko, Hanhela, Ohlgård, Lilius - Nelimarkka, de Cordoue.
Today, mayrakerho's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
It was obvious that mayrakerho had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
mayrakerho were very close to putting themselves one up after 5 minutes as F. Pereira
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
mayrakerho had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to focus on wing attacks instead.
At 31 minutes played, G. Scattina
came in from the right with the intention of giving mayrakerho the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
Pujottulukepit's V. Nelimarkka
got himself booked for a foul.
41 minutes into the game, J. Wainio
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came D. Berselli
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0.
Possession was split evenly between the teams.
The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 62 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from U. Krauspe
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
After 66 minutes, Pujottulukepit switched V. Nelimarkka
with A. Nuotio
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Pujottulukepit's R. Soares
was shown a yellow card after 71 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
With 72 minutes played, the Pujottulukepit coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. F. Mitak
came on, R. Soares
had to leave the fray.
A loud groan was heard from the fans of mayrakerho, as R. Aschieri
left the pitch in too much pain to finish the match. E. Baliu
took his place on the field.
Pujottulukepit needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 75 minutes J. Myyryläinen
made way for N. Hackspik
The coach of mayrakerho was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 78 minutes, M. Rosa
came on for F. Pereira
Pujottulukepit levelled the score after 80 minutes to make it 1 - 1, as A. Nuotio
struck home after a fine midfield combination through the centre, which left him completely unmarked.
A mistake by the home side's central defence after 87 minutes allowed N. de Cordoue
to score for Pujottulukepit. The scoreboard now read 1 - 2.
This part of the game was a standoff between the teams in terms of possession.
performed admirably for mayrakerho.
However, G. Scattina
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Pujottulukepit player was without a doubt A. Nuotio
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 2.