The 12000 spectators at all blacks@hikaru. Arena
were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Yves Morel
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Branko Agatonović
and Fabrice Videau
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for blacks@hikaru..
The following players had been chosen: 有光 (Arimitsu) - 立石 (Tateishi), 坂元 (Sakamoto), 片渕 (Katabuchi), 佐野 (Sano) - 竹田 (Takeda), 添田 (Soeda), 小川 (Ogawa), 西口 (Nishiguchi) - 明石 (Akashi), 隅田 (Sumida).
P2YKK decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Lineup: 奥村 (Okumura) - Spichiger, Baber, Zmarz, Wąż - Ito, Caprioli, Comians, 竹内 (Takeuchi) - 江口 (Eguchi), Dragon.
At the beginning of the game, P2YKK appeared to have already taken this victory to the bank.
With 9 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. V. Dragon
put the ball away for 0 - 1.
一. 有光 (Arimitsu)
got a fingertip on M. Wąż
's shot from the left 14 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal.
The referee showed blacks@hikaru.'s 秀. 隅田 (Sumida)
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
blacks@hikaru.'s 真. 佐野 (Sano)
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 23 minutes having been played. 信. 平尾 (Hirao)
was the replacement.
increased P2YKK's lead to 0 - 2 with a superb free kick strike that flew in just under the far top corner.
After 35 minutes, P2YKK's 研. 江口 (Eguchi)
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 3.
By now, the players in P2YKK felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
The corner kick from T. Caprioli
was powerfully met by the head of I. Comians
to make the score 0 - 4.
P2YKK's D. Spichiger
got himself booked for a foul.
's early cross saw the defenders caught out of position and the alert V. Dragon
was able to pounce and roll the ball past the hapless goalkeeper to score for P2YKK. 0 - 5.
After 42 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as P2YKK found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to inadequate
0 - 5 was the score after the first half.
P2YKK claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 74 percent.
During the break, P2YKK's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to solid
The sun seemed to put 章. 竹内 (Takeuchi)
in a great mood, and he showed off his technical skills all match long.
After the ball was lifted in from the left, M. Zmarz
was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 52 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration.
The home crowd was not impressed when D. Spichiger
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 62 minutes. P2YKK were now up 0 - 6.
崇. 立石 (Tateishi)
of blacks@hikaru. received a yellow card after 71 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
After 74 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for T. Caprioli
who increased P2YKK's lead to 0 - 7.
P2YKK's V. Dragon
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 79 minutes.
章. 竹内 (Takeuchi)
could have put his team up another goal 80 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, 信. 平尾 (Hirao)
got himself booked. The manager of blacks@hikaru. was not happy.
With 83 minutes played, 翔. 坂元 (Sakamoto)
of blacks@hikaru. fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
研. 江口 (Eguchi)
of P2YKK took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 84 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 8.
85 minutes into the game, P2YKK seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a poor
level of organisation.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by P2YKK, with 75 percent of the ball.
Most important blacks@hikaru. player was 秀. 隅田 (Sumida)
優. 片渕 (Katabuchi)
was a disappointment, however.
研. 江口 (Eguchi)
performed admirably for P2YKK.
On the other hand, C. 奥村 (Okumura)
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 8.