46814 spectators arrived at Viking Lorraine Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Aarto Valkama
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Anton Nørlund
and Vítor Itaipuaçu
Lorraine had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Casaprín - Leiner, Versluis, Bastiagueiro - Schoesswendter, Hamon, Bukovický, Gleitberg, Badra - Torres Ponce, Kara.
diaboloteam decided to use a 5-4-1 set up.
They fielded: Véron - Oberrath, Truchon, Gayon, Rémy, Onderwater - Bessière, Ferreira, Bourigault, Queinnec - Langlet.
Today, Lorraine's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
diaboloteam were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
0 - 1 was the score with 4 minutes played, after C. Bourigault
cut through the central defence and chipped home a goal for diaboloteam.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, K. Leiner
got himself booked. The manager of Lorraine was not happy.
Lorraine's E. Versluis
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 18 minutes.
Some fine passing in the middle of the pitch, carving open the away defence, should have led to a goal for Lorraine, but B. Bukovický
's shot went over the bar.
The crowd chanted their encouragement as Lorraine's D. Torres Ponce
came in from the right after 34 minutes and put the ball in the net to level the score at 1 - 1.
Halftime score was 1 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Lorraine, with 57 percent of the ball.
stunned the crowd with a brilliant counterattack from the left, giving diaboloteam the goal to make it 1 - 2.
fired a shot from distance after 73 minutes, but the long shot couldn't find the net for diaboloteam.
After 74 minutes, a well-worked counterattack by Lorraine on the right presented an easy opportunity in front of the goal that was duly converted by R. Badra
to make it 2 - 2.
Lorraine had most of the ball, with 57 percent of possession.
The most dominating Lorraine player was without a doubt S. Kara
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important diaboloteam player was C. Bourigault
However, H. Oberrath
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 2.