34421 spectators had come to old trafford
this cloudy day. Jędrzej Sobaś
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Adolfo Laguna Zabia
and David Palacios
nikoteam95 decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
They fielded: Barczyński - Putra, Rumignani, van Goethem - Arbinger, Malinka, Lukosz, Rajala - Andolsi, Wickerode, Chía.
NERIS tactics involved an interesting 3-4-3 combination.
The following players took the field: Ravet - Langevin, Simon, Chochoy - Bonnevie, Fauqueux, Garcia, Ferreira - Chaussepied, Pion, Meslier.
NERIS tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
13 minutes into the game, J. Chaussepied
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
was in the clear after breaking the offside trap following a nikoteam95 counterattack from the left after 14 minutes. His neat finish made the score 1 - 0.
dispatched a majestic long shot 33 minutes into the match, but missed the goal by a few metres.
An equalising goal seemed certain after 42 minutes when S. Fauqueux
attacked down the left wing, but A. Barczyński
just managed to make a save to keep the ball out of the net.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
NERIS claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 66 percent.
It was obvious that team NERIS had instructions to attack in the middle instead of on the wings.
The visitors didn't give in and, after 61 minutes, D. Langevin
got through the home side's central line of defence, rolling in the equaliser to make it 1 - 1.
67 minutes in, nikoteam95 appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only passable
The home crowd was not impressed by the fancy moves of NERIS's J. Meslier
after 77 minutes. He converted a pass from the left for a goal, resulting in the visitors taking the 1 - 2 lead.
Some fine movement on the left led to a NERIS goal after 79 minutes, making it 1 - 3. T. Pion
was noted down as the scorer.
By now, the players in NERIS felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
80 minutes into the game, nikoteam95 had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to weak
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 1 - 4.
Possession in this half belonged to NERIS, who controlled the ball 72 percent of the time.
The most dominating nikoteam95 player was without a doubt B. Andolsi
was a disappointment, however.
Most important NERIS player was T. Pion
On the other hand, X. Chochoy
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 4.