42643 fans braved the pouring rain at Pojangmacha
. Éric Rénou
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Joseph Boullier
and Jop Urbanus
Soju tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Bos - Lehvonen, Ferreira, Kim - Pípal, Levkovic, Schweigman, Hasselmann, Congiu - Siemieniak, Winkelhofer.
BangHak had chosen a strategic 5-3-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Kiković - De La Cruz, Biazzi, Sterl, Nöttinghof, Barreteau - Zeilberger, Deckert, Hangl - Vallotton, Park.
The wings were the focus of most of Soju's attacks today.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for BangHak.
The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit S. Biazzi
Attacking on the wings was the choice for Soju, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
BangHak had a great opportunity to score following a counterattack after 35 minutes, but O. Vallotton
's shot from the left sailed high over the bar.
A well placed corner kick from L. Lehvonen
was followed by B. Levkovic
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Soju, the score now 1 - 0.
had a hard time on the waterlogged pitch - his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today.
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Soju, with 71 percent of the ball.
Players in Soju heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
With 51 minutes played, Soju's S. Kim
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
of Soju was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
Soju managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when L. Lehvonen
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
BangHak's C. Deckert
was shown a yellow card after 64 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
BangHak needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 65 minutes S. Biazzi
made way for L. Gillby
With 65 minutes played, the BangHak coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. T. Grimm
came on, M. Nöttinghof
had to leave the fray.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 70 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. P. Ion
was the replacement.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Soju coach let V. Hummel
replace G. Winkelhofer
after 70 minutes.
After a short break after 70 minutes, Soju seemed to change their tactical approach a bit.
slipped and slithered in the wet grass. His usual rapid runs were nowhere to be seen today.
BangHak almost scored after a swift counterattack 80 minutes into the game, but S. Barreteau
put the shot from the left flank just outside the goal.
With their counter attack move halted 83 minutes into the game, BangHak were left with a free kick. The ball is passed straight through to the other end of the penalty area, with hopes for it to reach C. Park
. However, he didn't have his wits about him and the ball went out.
Soju had most of the ball, with 61 percent of possession.
Soju's top performer was clearly S. Kim
On the other hand, J. Pípal
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for BangHak.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 0.