50000 spectators had come to svendsvin Arena
this cloudy day. Guntram Hermann Meiser
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Andrés Alarcón
and Piercarlo Ruggieri
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for svendsvin.
Lineup: Peetermans - Brust, Brun, Bindl - Edens, Hamalainen, Blichfelt, Rudloff, Hồng Anh - Casseron, Laulumaa.
Sundet had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Padilla - Puggaard, Bordeaux, Ølholm - Sandager, Đinh, Carstensen, Grosser Jensen, Erlach - Shpata, Holmgren.
svendsvin mostly ignored the flanks in favour of their ability to attack in the middle.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Sundet.
After 14 minutes, T. Brust
came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving svendsvin the lead.
svendsvin had a good opportunity to attack on the wing, but remembered their instructions to go for middle attacks.
20 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as Đ. Hồng Anh
broke through, making the score 2 - 0 for svendsvin.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of svendsvin lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
made a quick rush after 22 minutes, but B. Blichfelt
had no problems keeping up the pace and stopped the attack.
svendsvin were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
With 31 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of Sundet resulted in a counterattack that set C. Holmgren
free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
With 34 minutes played, B. Edens
could have brought this one home for svendsvin as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
2 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to svendsvin, who controlled the ball 57 percent of the time.
svendsvin put themselves up 3 - 0 when K. Laulumaa
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
It was obvious that team svendsvin had instructions to attack in the middle instead of on the wings.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. N. Bindl
squirmed through their central defence after 58 minutes, increasing the lead to 4 - 0.
nearly reduced the lead 60 minutes into the game, but a splendid one-handed save by L. Peetermans
prevented the attempt coming in from the right flank from hitting the back of the net.
With the clock showing 69 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Sundet resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by B. Ølholm
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
svendsvin claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 55 percent.
performed admirably for svendsvin.
Đ. Hồng Anh
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The most dominating Sundet player was without a doubt H. Đinh
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 4 - 0.