33761 punters turned up at HOLD YOU BACK
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Leon Burgdorf
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gualtiero Collu
and Peter Löving
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for SQ.
Lineup: Masny - Machalett, Guisset, Giraudeau - Roser, Chermiti, Philippe, Deient, Zemp - Billiet, Rognon.
france had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Fraga - Faridi, Paalvast, Vande Riviere - Stocki, Cidre, Ubago, Pico, Krogh - Rechoum, Bandelli.
SQ broke through on the left 22 minutes into the game, with D. Rognon
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
As the game started to slip away for france, the manager decided to change the tactical approach.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by SQ, with 66 percent of the ball.
had a fantastic opportunity to put SQ up another goal 47 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
could have increased the lead after 48 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
After 60 minutes, france used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
Unhappy with the result so far in the game, the france manager used a brief break in play after 60 minutes to give the players new directives.
With 63 minutes played, SQ's D. Rognon
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
wanted to play on, but the SQ coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 76 minutes into the game by S. Gant
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by J. Ubago
. At last, france's F. Paalvast
was able to backheel the ball in. 1 - 1.
SQ claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 67 percent.
SQ's top performer was clearly J. Guisset
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important france player was J. Rechoum
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 1.