69361 spectators arrived at Edbe FC Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Faust Lopez
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Santiago Lopez Yeste
and Ferdinand Strolz
Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Woodlands
derby and were doing their best to outshout their opponents.
A 5-2-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Edbe.
They fielded: 轩晶 (Xuanjing) - Maton, Nahid, 顺天 (Shuntian), Aagaard, Soon Sze - Anders, Dušenko - Vrencev, Bohrenkämper, Rodal.
Batavia had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
Lineup: Falkenhusen - Moltrup-Nielsen, Szlendak, Răută - bin Mohd Zain, Zdon, 弘强 (Hongqiang) , Chirciu - Cesário, Zeppegno, Shi Tong.
Edbe clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
For their match strategy, Batavia had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
sailed high above the opponents as he headed in a corner kick from R. Chirciu
after 8 minutes of play, making the score 0 - 1.
庞. 轩晶 (Xuanjing)
got a fingertip on R. Chirciu
's shot from the left 14 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal.
After 15 minutes, a well-worked counterattack by Edbe on the right presented an easy opportunity in front of the goal that was duly converted by G. Vrencev
to make it 1 - 1.
After 19 minutes, Batavia 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 V. Cesário
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 1 - 2.
The head of I. Szlendak
connected with a corner kick after 23 minutes, and the ball ended up with P. Shi Tong
of Batavia who blasted the ball into the net, making the score 1 - 3.
The home crowd cheered when, after 26 minutes, T. Răută
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
Halftime score was 1 - 3.
Batavia enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 72 percent of possession.
The visitors' T. Răută
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 49 minutes into the match. 1 - 4 for Batavia.
60 minutes into the game, Batavia worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 77 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 1 - 5. The Batavia fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
After this, you could see that the players of Batavia were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
After 86 minutes Edbe tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, D. Bohrenkämper
's shot sailed wide after his break down the right.
Batavia had most of the ball, with 70 percent of possession.
庞. 轩晶 (Xuanjing)
performed admirably for Edbe.
However, S. Nahid
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Batavia player was without a doubt E. Zeppegno
On the other hand, I. Szlendak
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 5.