Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 18591 at FC Perejro Arena
today. Dominik Weigel
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Williams Tilley
and Arne Bastiaans
Perejro tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Dorner - van Riessen, Høiby, Jagannathan - Kulawiak, Butzmann, Groborz, Selkee, Langenhorn - Rompa, Kusaj.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for POZNAN.
Starters: Colmo - Storhaug, Kažanegra, Gaustad - Telej, Piechowski, Kalderon, Karolkiewicz, Bachórz - Sidler, Coll.
Perejro mostly ignored the flanks in favour of their ability to attack in the middle.
POZNAN tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
Perejro's A. Butzmann
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
gave Perejro 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
31 minutes in, Perejro's D. Kusaj
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Cheers filled the stadium as J. Langenhorn
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 2 - 0 to Perejro.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Perejro, who controlled the ball 58 percent of the time.
Perejro solidified their lead at the 48 minute mark, as D. Kusaj
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 3 - 0.
The game was close to savage at times, and Perejro's D. Kusaj
received a second yellow card after 57 minutes; his ticket out of the game.
With 68 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock, POZNAN showed some good skill and were able to reduce the score to 3 - 1 when A. Coll
got past the home side's central defenders right in front of the goal.
77 minutes into the game, P. Rompa
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came D. Prokopczuk
It was obvious that team Perejro had instructions to attack in the middle instead of on the wings.
Perejro claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
Perejro's top performer was clearly D. Prokopczuk
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important POZNAN player was E. Sidler
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 3 - 1.