31000 spectators had come to Voith Platz
this cloudy day. Piotr Kierycz
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Krzysztof Małysa
and Gregors Duburs
Stormblast tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
Starters: Sályi - Blind, Moya - Pereira, Snäck, Ferreri, Fröber, Szewczuwieniec - Wisselink, Hadley, Johansen.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Mareks.
They fielded: Einöder - Rabl, Turyanskiy, Bosscher - Sokoli, Wohlauf, Heinisch, Stecher, Fjellstad - Seifert, Petró.
The terraces were silenced after 22 minutes when Mareks's P. Fjellstad
put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right.
With 33 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed P. Seifert
of Mareks to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 2.
Stormblast's J. Wisselink
got himself booked for a foul.
The home crowd was given a certain amount of consolation when E. Szewczuwieniec
scored after a brilliant midfield combination through the centre, reducing the lead to 1 - 2.
1 - 2 was the halftime score.
Stormblast enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
Stormblast's J. Fröber
almost tied things up with 60 minutes played after breaking through on the right, but his shot deflected off the post.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 68 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 1 - 3. The Mareks fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
73 minutes into the game, F. Sokoli
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came A. Fürstaller
74 minutes into the game a free kick by A. Heinisch
found its way through the home side's poorly assembled defensive formation, making Mareks's lead 1 - 4.
The referee showed Stormblast's J. Fröber
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Stormblast, with 51 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for Stormblast.
On the other hand, Z. Sályi
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating Mareks player was without a doubt C. Wohlauf
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 4.