Dark skies made the crowd of 35349 at Sumpfgrube
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Leopold Capała
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Lesław Kuca
and Raimo Liiv
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Ossiwans.
They fielded: Bengtsson - Riquelme, Dimov - Maier, Torretta, Soravia, Zuza, Van Ooteghem - Bregartner, Cromer, Haslinger.
FCG started off with a 3-4-3 lineup.
Lineup: Arsenijević - Darišić, Jovanovic, Vicioso - Held, Orava, Pale, Põld - Mayer, Vana, Poljanec.
Ossiwans tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
Ossiwans had a chance to take the lead after J. Soravia
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 5 minutes.
gave Ossiwans 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
Given a free kick close to the byline, Ossiwans tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let A. Cromer
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 2 - 0, 35 minutes into the game.
After this, you could see that the players of Ossiwans were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Central attacks were the recipe of the day for Ossiwans, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity.
should probably have put his team up another goal after 38 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by P. Arsenijević
kept the visitors in the game.
After 39 minutes FCG's A. Jovanovic
had to be carried off on a stretcher in agony. B. Kucher
came in to replace him.
It was 2 - 0 at the break.
Ossiwans had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
Ossiwans's A. Cromer
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
After 67 minutes, following yet another great corner, S. Van Ooteghem
's flick on at the near post reached J. Soravia
, who was just wide with his snapshot - the ball went out for a goal kick.
70 minutes into the game, B. Kucher
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came J. Schmid
With 76 minutes played, Ossiwans put themselves up 3 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to K. Bregartner
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
Possession was split evenly between the teams.
Most important Ossiwans player was A. Cromer
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The most dominating FCG player was without a doubt A. Mayer
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.