The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 20000 had shown up at De Ark
for the match. Gerónimo Algaze
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Mika Laiho
and Jaume Ballester
Overpelt started off with a 4-3-3 lineup.
Starters: Acosta - Bengtsson, Fregni, Bergamini, Ţepeş - Kis, Volery, Martinsson - Ariaans, Gül, Wittesaele.
A 4-3-3 alignment was the formation of choice for doritas.
They fielded: Capuchines - Burcon, Mota Lopes, Gerstenhauer, Valentín - Foucart, De Smedt, Vergas - Fadl, Henry, Božinović.
Overpelt seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
Today, doritas's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
Overpelt fans held their breath as S. Ţepeş
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 1 - 0!
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Overpelt's S. Ţepeş
increasing the lead to 2 - 0.
By now, the players in Overpelt felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
doritas's U. Fadl
left the field after 39 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was B. Canbay
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0.
Overpelt enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 71 percent of possession.
The bench was restless, and with 46 minutes passed doritas's coach gave A. Zanni
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. J. Vergas
reluctantly left the field.
Overpelt were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
With 67 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of doritas resulted in a counterattack that set C. Valentín
free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
of doritas was able to make an impressive rush past the sluggish B. Fregni
, which resulted in a goal making the score 2 - 1.
had a fantastic opportunity to put Overpelt up another goal 73 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
Overpelt claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 68 percent.
Overpelt's top performer was clearly B. Fregni
On the other hand, Ö. Gül
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for doritas.
However, F. Gerstenhauer
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 1.