Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 42436 to Eagles Arena
. Jonuz Maxharraj
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Hernán Vergara
and Pablo Iriarte
Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Śląskie
derby and were doing their best to outshout their opponents.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Eagles.
The following players had been chosen: Vilagran - Mtshali, Kilasonia, Glória - Tündik, Carluccio, Uibo, Sajkovski, Cobas - Ghitti, Corradi.
Gwidon had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Nadłonek - Balcewicz, Alarcón, Kisiel - Kanclerz, Danilczuk, Szamałek, Wysocki, Serbin - Grubka, Pece.
Eagles mostly ignored the flanks in favour of their ability to attack in the middle.
Eagles's G. Kilasonia
startled L. Corradi
with an unexpected pass. Unfortunately, the receiver was too stunned by the play to convert the perfect setup into a goal.
11 minutes into the game, W. Grubka
had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.
gave Eagles the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
The visitors' E. Szamałek
was alert after a cross coming in from the left, levelling the score at 1 - 1 after 24 minutes.
had a good opportunity to give Gwidon the lead as he charged down the right and struck the ball towards the top corner, but the home team's goalkeeper made the save.
Halftime score was 1 - 1.
This part of the game was a standoff between the teams in terms of possession.
Eagles were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
Eagles could have put themselves ahead after 52 minutes but A. Ghitti
missed a volley shot on a ball coming in from the right.
With 68 minutes played, L. Corradi
of Eagles fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
A badly positioned defensive formation on a free kick after 71 minutes led to Gwidon's W. Grubka
giving the visitors the lead 1 - 2.
75 minutes into the game, Eagles seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to solid
With a shot curled in from just outside the middle of the penalty area after 77 minutes played, L. Corradi
of Eagles made the score 2 - 2.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Gwidon, with 52 percent of the ball.
Most important Eagles player was A. Ghitti
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Gwidon's top performer was clearly F. Wysocki
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 2.