Dark skies made the crowd of 59923 at St. Denis square
a little nervous, but the rain held off.
United tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Serumaga - Šiller, Holban, Musoke - Ortenberg, Pollina, Rădescu, Opiyo, Ballegaard - Révol, Salinas.
Kampala decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Tabula - Birabwe Isharaza, Buzabaliao, Lubega Mbidde, Ssejjemba - Waiswa, Sserunkuuma, Tenywa-Makooma, Olal - Makubuya, Bonseu.
The referee signaled a penalty for the home side after 10 minutes, amid vocal protests from the visitors. United fans erupted in celebration as N. Révol
rifled the ball into the the top corner. 1 - 0!
Cheers filled the stadium as G. Holban
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 2 - 0 to United.
After 22 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by N. Révol
might have resulted in another goal for United. However, A. Tabula
made a spectacular save.
27 minutes into the match N. Révol
put United ahead 3 - 0 with a truly marvelous free kick.
After this, you could see that the players of United were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
It was 3 - 0 at the break.
United enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 84 percent of possession.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as United scored another to make it 4 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for F. Pollina
after 57 minutes.
63 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as B. Salinas
broke through, making the score 5 - 0 for United.
After 67 minutes of play, United's C. Opiyo
unexpectedly struck an inside out ball from no angle at all and B. Salinas
slotted it into the net for 6 - 0.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the United coach let D. Lipič
replace N. Révol
after 70 minutes.
wanted to play on, but the United coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 70 minutes into the game by U. Askenstedt
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, B. Salinas
got himself booked. The manager of United was not happy.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in United's G. Holban
increasing the lead to 7 - 0.
Kampala's G. Ssejjemba
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 76 minutes having been played. S. Gakwandi
was the replacement.
With 78 minutes played, United put themselves up 8 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to D. Lipič
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
United managed to extend their lead to 9 - 0 when F. Pollina
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
United increased the lead as G. Rădescu
struck to make the score 10 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
United had most of the ball, with 88 percent of possession.
United's best player was K. Serumaga
was a disappointment, however.
Kampala's top performer was clearly J. Sserunkuuma
J. Lubega Mbidde
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 10 - 0.