62000 spectators arrived at Buz Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Brian Hall
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Dodo Kuchinke
and Ricardo Salcedo
battants decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Buisset - Fournier, Harder, Bardoux - Bidault, Behzad Pour, Fiévet, Lapouge, Philippe - Narcisse, Rossi.
Chamois started off with a 4-5-1 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: De Castro - Hu, Lazare, Pfluegl, Clouet - Ageorges, Faivre, Gomes, Rolland, Bichet - Vittenberg.
battants saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
After 15 minutes, A. Clouet
sent the corner kick right to G. Bichet
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 0 - 1!
After a short break after 15 minutes, Chamois seemed to change their tactical approach a bit.
made a nice dash down the wing after 31 minutes, but was unable to get the cross into the box. A goal kick was awarded.
battants's N. Fiévet
was shown a yellow card after 35 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
After 38 minutes of play, C. Bidault
equalised for battants after an elegant attack from the right.
It was 1 - 1 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by battants, with 56 percent of the ball.
A badly positioned defensive formation on a free kick after 54 minutes led to Chamois's A. Clouet
giving the visitors the lead 1 - 2.
After 55 minutes of play, J. Rossi
evened things up for battants with an impressive goal coming up the middle. 2 - 2.
With the clock showing 74 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Chamois resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by F. Faivre
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
battants claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 55 percent.
Most important battants player was S. Buisset
was a disappointment, however.
performed admirably for Chamois.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 2.