39666 fans braved the pouring rain at Grimming Arena
. Çağlar Ese
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Sylvain Laborie
and Christian Pivot
Hüttenstürmer decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Renin - Kinet, Stepulionis, Kralj - Burks, Nilsson, Burruchaga, Nöbauer, Sill - Schneider, Sevener.
Benno1709 started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: Sim - Markó, Montresor, Maluenda - Kruize, Stroobandt, Zimpel, Rubio Envite, Greiner - Malmberg, Nicastro.
Hüttenstürmer were determined to use their long shot ability.
Many thought Y. Sevener
ought to have been awarded a penalty 18 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around H. Sim
after a determined run through the middle.
Thighs bulging, B. Greiner
charged past the weaker players, seemingly oblivious to the rain.
Benno1709 took the lead 26 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. A. Stroobandt
was the scorer.
showed the skills that make him a real crowd pleaser as he, after 27 minutes, wove through the guests' entire central defence and put the 1 - 1 equaliser away.
The visiting G. Nicastro
was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 30 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 1 - 2 was the score.
could have put his team up another goal 35 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post.
36 minutes into the game, Benno1709 worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch.
It was 1 - 2 at the break.
Hüttenstürmer enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
With 56 minutes played, R. Schneider
of Hüttenstürmer fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
A tussle 65 minutes into the match resulted in a penalty being awarded to the home team and Y. Sevener
put the ball into the back of the net without any difficulty. That tied the score up at 2 - 2.
The boggy pitch disrupted the game, especially for technical players like A. Nilsson
Possession in this half belonged to Benno1709, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
Hüttenstürmer's best player was Y. Sevener
was a disappointment, however.
The most dominating Benno1709 player was without a doubt E. Malmberg
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 2.