Clear skies welcomed the 28809 spectators who had made their way to Chouans United Arena
. Jérôme Panier
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Calvin Elias Perian
and Volkhard Hösel-Wechner
People from all over Pays-de-la-Loire
had joined up for the derby.
Chouans decided to use a 5-3-2 set up.
They fielded: Homo - Lévy, Stejar, Siler, Leleu, Kunda - Milleville, Lachaux, Bossard - Rolli, Goblet.
A 4-3-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Fcna.
The following players took the field: Moutinho - Lewitsch, de Wever, Putz, Mares - Pane, Méndez Ortiz, Kathrein - Michels, Gadaleta, Deletraz.
The referee signaled a penalty for the home side after 9 minutes, amid vocal protests from the visitors. Chouans fans erupted in celebration as M. Siler
rifled the ball into the the top corner. 1 - 0!
After 28 minutes, Chouans sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached E. Rolli
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 2 - 0.
The players of Chouans now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
should probably have put his team up another goal after 34 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by J. Moutinho
kept the visitors in the game.
2 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Chouans claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 67 percent.
Chouans had a magnificent opportunity after 50 minutes as D. Stejar
hit the ball hard from the edge of the penalty box. However, the shot went wide.
With 51 minutes gone, F. de Wever
suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by Fcna caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring.
Cheers filled the stadium as A. Lévy
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 0 to Chouans.
Chouans's C. Goblet
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 81 minutes.
Chouans enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 69 percent of possession.
Most important Chouans player was G. Homo
On the other hand, K. Leleu
's play was disheartening.
Fcna's top performer was clearly B. Deletraz
F. de Wever
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 0.