7380 spectators had come to Concordia Matczyn Arena
this cloudy day. Rino Klippstein
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Oskar Persson
and Michal Vorel
Concordia tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Rycombel - August, Nalepa, Rasmus, Fręśko - Swianiewicz, Sasal, Mejer, Kiluk - Machynia, Sztandera.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Szczytno.
Starters: Pozorski - Świgut, Lis, Krocz, Świerszcz - Kieliński, Farana, Szamański, Dawidowski - Stawicki, Dworak.
The visitors' central defence should have had no trouble clearing the pass to I. Nalepa
, but the Concordia player managed to shrug them off and fired a low shot past the keeper to give his team the lead. 1 - 0!
17 minutes into the match, O. August
could have extended the lead, but his powerful free kick went just over the bar.
Szczytno's M. Krocz
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 26 minutes.
Concordia had to make a substitution after 33 minutes. O. August
limped off the field and was replaced by M. Ansen
Concordia managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when D. Kiluk
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
41 minutes into the match, Szczytno replied and reduced the lead to 2 - 1. B. Szamański
scored on a marvellous cross pass coming in from the left.
Halftime score was 2 - 1.
Concordia had most of the ball, with 56 percent of possession.
's lack of experience almost gave Concordia a goal after 68 minutes, but the shot went right into the keeper's arms.
After 76 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and I. Nalepa
gave the Concordia supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 1.
77 minutes into the game, Concordia were awarded a penalty that I. Nalepa
turned into 4 - 1 without a problem.
This third goal completed a hattrick for I. Nalepa
increased Concordia's lead to 5 - 1 with a penalty spot cannonball.
Szczytno's F. Stawicki
got himself booked for a foul.
The visitors replied 83 minutes into the game, reducing the home side's lead to 5 - 2, as S. Dawidowski
dashed up the middle, easily lobbing the ball over the home team's keeper.
After 84 minutes, P. Swianiewicz
put Concordia ahead 6 - 2 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
Concordia claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 54 percent.
The most dominating Concordia player was without a doubt W. Sasal
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Szczytno player was F. Stawicki
On the other hand, M. Krocz
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 6 - 2.