Dark skies made the crowd of 7000 at taversion Arena
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Marco Otremba
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Victor Blãnaru
and Thomas Rouveyrol
taversion decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Starters: Sobha - Weerajinda, Jitwiset, Tzui, bin Bahauddin - Wisutrangsi, Ah Wai, Chin Guan, Laorpairotekul - Wongthaworn, Nimmanhemin.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for dekdee.
The following players took the field: Interiana - Emanuel, Sabaté, Sobha, Femenia - Aliart, Merlo, Kakoon, Volpe - Martins, Igüeldo.
dekdee clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
looked great 18 minutes into the match after stopping a shot from the middle of the penalty area from the visitors' P. Aliart
dekdee's R. Volpe
managed to lose the defenders as he advanced down the right wing and scored, putting the visitors ahead after 20 minutes. 0 - 1.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 2.
The referee showed taversion's N. Weerajinda
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
With 39 minutes played, W. Sobha
nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
0 - 2 was the halftime score.
dekdee enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 71 percent of possession.
The visitors' T. Merlo
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 51 minutes into the match. 0 - 3 for dekdee.
After this, you could see that the players of dekdee were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
A drive down the left side allowed D. Emanuel
to get in close and score another goal for dekdee after 53 minutes, taking the score to 0 - 4.
After 54 minutes, dekdee 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 W. Sobha
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 0 - 5.
of dekdee took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 60 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 6.
dekdee increased their lead after 61 minutes when P. Martins
broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 7, much to the home crowd's dismay.
dekdee had most of the ball, with 71 percent of possession.
The most dominating taversion player was without a doubt R. bin Bahauddin
On the other hand, P. Sobha
's play was disheartening.
Most important dekdee player was P. Martins
However, S. Interiana
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 7.