Due to an all-day shower, 43000 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at Le Lucky Stadium
. Herman Holsjö
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Tiberiu Ilie
and Cãlin Stanciu
C . M started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: Lievetmursu - van der Pennen, Henriette, Campinoti - Roncato, Berthe, Besnier, Gendrot, Saison - Vitoux, Halbide.
LesMarcels tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
The following players took the field: Ratier - Bruzzone, Macindeor, Dawance, Luberti - Rescio, Lagos, Nordbeck, Marri - Grabicki, Piermeier.
Thighs bulging, D. Berthe
charged past the weaker players, seemingly oblivious to the rain.
gave C . M the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
A great save by keeper R. Ratier
after 37 minutes kept the visitors in the game after D. Berthe
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
With 41 minutes played, C . M put themselves up 2 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to A. Saison
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
42 minutes into the game, LesMarcels's attack got through on the right, but F. Piermeier
couldn't handle the ball and his feeble kick wound up in the keeper's arms.
Halftime score was 2 - 0.
C . M enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 64 percent of possession.
did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch.
C . M's A. Campinoti
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
69 minutes into the game, R. Halbide
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came N. De Muynck
The C . M players could smell victory in the air. D. Henriette
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for L. Harris
after 75 minutes.
After 76 minutes, B. Gendrot
put C . M ahead 3 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
After this, you could see that the players of C . M were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
C . M managed to extend their lead to 4 - 0 when N. van der Pennen
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
With 79 minutes played, H. Lagos
of LesMarcels fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
With 81 minutes played, B. Gendrot
could have brought this one home for C . M as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
C . M had most of the ball, with 67 percent of possession.
The most dominating C . M player was without a doubt D. Berthe
turned in a dismal performance, however.
performed admirably for LesMarcels.
On the other hand, T. Dawance
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 4 - 0.