40392 spectators had found their way to Blodpoolen
, despite the heavy rain. Jukka Maksimov
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Manuel Morales
and Ullrich Petersdorf
KBBK decided to use a 2-5-3 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Högén - Jaakkola, Olmedilla - Dehlhall, Olenbom, Telltorp, Wallskog, Hansson - Prechtl, Hadebe, Laveggi.
skäggos started off with a 5-3-2 lineup.
Starters: de Broqueville - Dincă, Pomian, Espasa, van Kas, Albrecht - Ţuculescu, Frenkens, Shischenko - Weiss, Bogado.
For their match strategy, skäggos had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
At 8 minutes played, F. Hansson
came in from the right with the intention of giving KBBK the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
Slack defending gave KBBK a chance to take the lead with 13 minutes played, but M. Olenbom
's cross from the left flank was fumbled in front of the goal and easily dealt with by the opposition.
KBBK took the lead 14 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as M. Hadebe
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
got left behind when KBBK's F. Hansson
made a sudden run forward after 16 minutes, finishing off with a neat strike. 2 - 0!
After 21 minutes, O. van Kas
sent the corner kick right to M. Albrecht
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 2 - 1!
Cheers filled the stadium as J. Dehlhall
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 1 to KBBK.
After 31 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by J. Olmedilla
might have resulted in another goal for KBBK. However, M. de Broqueville
made a spectacular save.
Halftime score was 3 - 1.
KBBK claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 73 percent.
KBBK managed to extend their lead to 4 - 1 when F. Prechtl
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
KBBK solidified their lead at the 48 minute mark, as E. Wallskog
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 5 - 1.
By now, the players in KBBK felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
The rain made it hard for players like F. Prechtl
to show their technical control of the ball on this soggy day.
KBBK's J. Dehlhall
increased the lead to 6 - 1, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 50 minutes.
The referee showed KBBK's C. Laveggi
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
A loud groan was heard from the fans of skäggos, as I. Shischenko
left the pitch in too much pain to finish the match. B. Vermeiren
took his place on the field.
KBBK's F. Hansson
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 63 minutes having been played. M. Leijonsjö
was the replacement.
KBBK increased the lead as M. Leijonsjö
struck to make the score 7 - 1 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
KBBK had most of the ball, with 75 percent of possession.
The most dominating KBBK player was without a doubt M. Olenbom
On the other hand, F. Prechtl
's play was disheartening.
Most important skäggos player was M. de Broqueville
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 7 - 1.