Clouds darkened the skies at footbowl
as 58250 spectators turned up for the match. Jolan Niclaus
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Wolfgang Xu
and Anders Håkansson
30STM tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination.
Lineup: Dalum - von Weshphalen, Mariotte, Hansson, Pottiez - Catafal, Strużek, Kaljunen, Cejudo, Van Ingelgem - Primerano.
STVV decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Starters: Sobis - Gournay, Fourmont, Beyaert - Puentes, Ninane, De Scheirder, Zollinger, Leeuwen - Vansummeren, van Vollenhoven.
STVV used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
had a good try after 9 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide.
Many thought E. Catafal
ought to have been awarded a penalty 10 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around C. Sobis
after a determined run through the middle.
came close to putting the visiting team one up 23 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but S. Dalum
managed to tip the ball to a corner.
After 32 minutes, B. von Weshphalen
came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving 30STM the lead.
34 minutes into the game, A. Primerano
finished off a 30STM left wing counterattack, making the score 2 - 0.
30STM's E. Catafal
made use of his speed to get free of the defence, but he still couldn't get a shot off 35 minutes into the match.
struck a 30 metre free kick home 36 minutes into the match. 3 - 0 for the home team.
After this, you could see that the players of 30STM were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
It was 3 - 0 at the break.
30STM had most of the ball, with 55 percent of possession.
56 minutes into the game, F. Strużek
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came V. Téllez
30STM put in a good effort on the right, but A. Mariotte
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 66 minutes into the game.
After 67 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by M. Cejudo
might have resulted in another goal for 30STM. However, C. Sobis
made a spectacular save.
Possession in this half belonged to 30STM, who controlled the ball 57 percent of the time.
Most important 30STM player was A. Primerano
was a disappointment, however.
performed admirably for STVV.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.