The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 22570 had shown up at Thellman FU
for the match. Salvatore Güntensperger
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Lars Rumbold
and Thomas Gatellier
Thellman tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
They fielded: Shirazisiddiq - Silverstedt, Blagdan, Alexandersson - Josefsson, Hitz, Falkblad, Almsjö, Szolár - Godstrand, Dadashi.
HARRIBOYS started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Peischl - Skagen, Barbachanowski, Bespyatykh - Altmann, Lagerberg, Lehmeier, Lunder, Chassidim - Clergeot, Parisi.
Thellman seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
Some great play up the middle by Thellman led to a chance for H. Hitz
to score after 4 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
Thellman's R. Szolár
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
After a fine move down the middle A. Dadashi
nearly gave the home side a goal after 30 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
It was 0 - 0 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Thellman, with 65 percent of the ball.
The guests took the lead 52 minutes into the match, after a right-side attack resulted in M. Altmann
scoring to make it 0 - 1.
of Thellman received a yellow card after 62 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
69 minutes into the match, Thellman's Z. Almsjö
maneuvered his way around the opposition on the left flank, delighting the crowd with his twists and turns. The effort paid off as the ball found the back of the net, evening the score at 1 - 1.
72 minutes into the game, Y. Clergeot
had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.
The game was close to savage at times, and Thellman's H. Hitz
received a second yellow card after 75 minutes; his ticket out of the game.
Thellman claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 65 percent.
performed admirably for Thellman.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The most dominating HARRIBOYS player was without a doubt R. Bespyatykh
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 1 - 1.