36940 spectators had found their way to Vieri Arena
, despite the heavy rain. Justin Matthews
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Martinus Francke
and Mimmo Mazzola
Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Uusimaa
derby and were doing their best to outshout their opponents.
Juventus decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Laver - Latomäki, Gustavsson, Kasa - Lehtonen, Penttinen, Suuraho, Gnedovskiy, Perhe - Kares, Rasimus.
Jaktvägen started off with a 5-5-0 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Spampinato - Julien, Claude, Ahlbom, Wennblom, Chaney - de la Iglesia, Diatara, Merdan, Bennani, Kheireddine -.
Jaktvägen were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
had a hard time on the waterlogged pitch - his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today.
Juventus were very close to putting themselves one up after 29 minutes as E. Perhe
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
With 30 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, S. Diatara
needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed.
Some great play up the middle by Juventus led to a chance for J. Latomäki
to score after 34 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
Jaktvägen mounted an inspired counterattack down the right wing after 35 minutes, but S. Wennblom
was unable to convert from short range.
Jaktvägen almost scored after a swift counterattack 38 minutes into the game, but C. Merdan
put the shot from the left flank just outside the goal.
Halftime score was 0 - 0.
Juventus had most of the ball, with 79 percent of possession.
59 minutes in, Juventus's T. Rasimus
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Unfortunately for Jaktvägen, S. Kheireddine
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. M. Andrei
did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch.
After some beautiful movement down the left wing, A. Penttinen
scored for Juventus putting them ahead 1 - 0, after 73 minutes.
Juventus's K. Kares
increased the lead to 2 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 74 minutes.
of Juventus received a yellow card after 77 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Juventus had to manage with a reduced squad after 84 minutes, as K. Kares
got sent off for a needless foul away from the game's action.
In a fantastic display of determination, Jaktvägen's R. Ahlbom
forced himself to his feet, after an opponent viciously knocked him down.
Juventus claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 84 percent.
The most dominating Juventus player was without a doubt R. Laver
However, A. Lehtonen
made a disastrous appearance.
Jaktvägen's top performer was clearly E. Spampinato
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 0.