62719 spectators arrived at skaArena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Jani Halmetoja
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Håvard Gjersøe
and Joachim Grzech
gaori FC decided to use a 5-4-1 set up.
Starters: Vizconde - Ahn, Yun, Kim, Lee, Urbaniczky - Zapletal, Cipollone, Arsenov, Väinölä - Frøyen.
BangHak started off with a 5-5-0 lineup.
The following players took the field: Kiković - De La Cruz, Nöttinghof, Koscholke, Biazzi, Ustara - Zeilberger, Sterl, Gillby, Deckert, Barreteau -.
The wings were the focus of most of gaori FC's attacks today.
The strategy for BangHak was to use their ability to press.
gaori FC's A. Väinölä
was dominating his wing and kept sending fine balls into the opposition's box - S. Frøyen
managed to volley one of them into the net to make it 1 - 0 after 15 minutes.
BangHak pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times.
gaori FC's A. Väinölä
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 36 minutes.
40 minutes in, gaori FC's S. Frøyen
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The home side's K. Ahn
came close to extending the lead 41 minutes into the game. His shot came in from the right hand side but F. Kiković
managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by gaori FC, with 52 percent of the ball.
After 46 minutes, BangHak switched S. Biazzi
with C. Park
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, BangHak's M. Nöttinghof
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 46 minutes. O. Vallotton
was given a chance to change things around.
With 60 minutes played, the BangHak coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. C. Popa
came on, E. Sterl
had to leave the fray.
As the game started to slip away for BangHak, the manager decided to change the tactical approach.
knew he was in trouble after hacking down an opponent. Despite his pleading with the referee, the gaori FC player was shown a second yellow card and dismissed from the game.
The BangHak players listened closely to their manager, as he gave new tactical instructions for the team.
BangHak's talent at pressing frustrated the spectators as the game became a dire midfield struggle.
BangHak's ability to press all over the field frequently paid dividends.
BangHak were close to putting the equaliser away after 72 minutes as the opposing defence lost control of the ball to U. Zeilberger
in a scuffle towards the left of the goal, but in the end the ball was cleared over the dead ball line.
The pressing tactics used by BangHak were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times.
of gaori FC was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
gaori FC had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
gaori FC's best player was K. Ahn
However, D. Vizconde
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for BangHak.
Á. De La Cruz
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 0.