Clouds darkened the skies at 9érne Trafford
as 37115 spectators turned up for the match. Davide Corrocher
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Samuel Bild
and Mark Boom
9érne tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Jensen - Aslak, Hansen, Næss - Nørgård, Raboch, Nonbye, Tokarz, Juel - Munk, Iversen.
BenjiiRockets started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Uman - Fagerberg, Kjær Jensen, Curth, Issa - Borin, Olsen, Snedker, Stanojlović - El-Omar, Hove.
9érne seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
9érne players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead.
gave 9érne the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
should probably have put his team up another goal after 13 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by M. Uman
kept the visitors in the game.
BenjiiRockets were great at switching from defence to attack, and after 14 minutes, I. Kjær Jensen
swept through the middle on a counterattack, making the score 1 - 1.
A badly positioned defensive formation on a free kick after 29 minutes led to BenjiiRockets's V. Stanojlović
giving the visitors the lead 1 - 2.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 2.
9érne enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 63 percent of possession.
got left behind when 9érne's B. Iversen
made a sudden run forward after 72 minutes, finishing off with a neat strike. 2 - 2!
9érne had a chance to take the lead after D. Juel
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 80 minutes.
9érne claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 65 percent.
Most important 9érne player was J. Tokarz
However, G. Næss
made a disastrous appearance.
BenjiiRockets's top performer was clearly A. El-Omar
On the other hand, K. Fagerberg
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 2 - 2.