Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 30442 to St Liffard Arena
. Marcus Svabek
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gerhard Holzbeisser
and Carlos Bauchamp
THOURIE started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: Aste - Antonopoulos, Badre, Baronio - Christophe, Lee, Zupan, Bacquet, Feutchmann - Grzeszczuk, Conde.
capelette decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Starters: Sabanoğlu - Derenbach, Krajcar, Carhuachuco - Vitali, Bastesen, Picard, Pushin, Banea - Breden, Rivello.
The wings were the focus of most of THOURIE's attacks today.
Attacking on the wings was the choice for THOURIE, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
With 15 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 - 0 lead as M. Badre
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by capelette, with 56 percent of the ball.
came close to levelling the score 57 minutes into the game, as he was set up with a through ball coming in from the left, but his shot hit the post.
Good work by the THOURIE defensive line after 58 minutes produced a good counterattack chance, which cut elegantly down the middle of the pitch and found E. Baronio
alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide.
THOURIE's X. Christophe
increased the lead to 2 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 68 minutes.
Some things can only be learned through experience, and E. Baronio
should take his lesson to heart after nearly gifting capelette a goal with 75 minutes of the match played.
With 76 minutes played, E. Bastesen
had a fantastic opportunity to reply but his shot flew harmlessly into the side-netting of the goal.
THOURIE had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to focus on wing attacks instead.
With 81 minutes played, THOURIE put themselves up 3 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to X. Christophe
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
With 85 minutes played, M. Badre
of THOURIE fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
capelette claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
Most important THOURIE player was J. Grzeszczuk
However, S. Aste
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for capelette.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.