37627 spectators had come to Wojne Wallen
this cloudy day. Andrea Lai
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Roman Landau
and Paolo Conte
Hägerstad decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
They fielded: Forsner - Zaccari, López, Comtet - Utterin, Suvanto, Lagerberg, Berg, Robal - Baldasso, Eneén.
Craiova had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation.
The following players took the field: Stanciu - Welkenbach, Ylätalo, Brela, Sandman, Jawaid - Frommelt, Baziliauskas, Esquirol, Leenesonne - Pitton.
At the beginning of the game, Craiova appeared to have already taken this victory to the bank.
Craiova were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
With the clock showing 4 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Hägerstad resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by P. Suvanto
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
Hägerstad's M. Eneén
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 25 minutes.
of Craiova was able to make an impressive rush past the sluggish P. Suvanto
, which resulted in a goal making the score 0 - 1.
remonstrated furiously with the referee after Hägerstad had another decision go against them. The referee had no alternative but to show him another yellow card and send him from the pitch.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Hägerstad, with 52 percent of the ball.
As the match resumes, Craiova seemed to be a little less carefree than during the first half. They realised this would be necessary if they wanted to defend their fragile lead.
Craiova's counterattacks created a good chance for X. Leenesonne
on the right after 48 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar.
The Hägerstad players listened closely to their manager, as he gave new tactical instructions for the team.
The referee showed Hägerstad's P. Comtet
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
This part of the game was a standoff between the teams in terms of possession.
The most dominating Hägerstad player was without a doubt J. Robal
On the other hand, K. Forsner
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Craiova.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 1.