40000 spectators arrived at Obbekjer Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Frederik Antelmann
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by William Lacote
and Jerardo Villegas
Obbekjer started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: Vial - Hızlı, Steiner, Hentze - Paul-Koch, Faaborg, Fabritzek, Stentoft, Sodnik - Chocho, Reinders.
Dragsters decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Gacitua - Verpoucke, Pascal, Lutsyshin, Bording - Reventlow, Schartl, Enchev, Billkvist - Sonntag-Burgos, López.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, N. Sonntag-Burgos
got himself booked. The manager of Dragsters was not happy.
The Dragsters free kick 17 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of N. Sonntag-Burgos
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 0 - 1!
After 23 minutes Obbekjer's Z. Steiner
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
The crowd chanted their encouragement as Obbekjer's S. Sodnik
came in from the right after 40 minutes and put the ball in the net to level the score at 1 - 1.
Obbekjer created a good opportunity to score 41 minutes into the match when P. Reinders
's hooked ball from the left created a scuffle in front of the goal, and the visitors' defenders had a hard time clearing the ball.
Dragsters's M. López
gave the visitors a 1 - 2 lead after 42 minutes with a superb strike from the right.
1 - 2 was the halftime score.
Obbekjer enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 57 percent of possession.
charged down the left and had a wonderful opportunity to score the equaliser for Obbekjer, but the shot went well wide of the goal.
59 minutes into the game, O. Fabritzek
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came H. Nielsen
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 64 minutes, Obbekjer did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, P. Reinders
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 2 - 2.
After a fine move down the middle S. Sodnik
nearly gave the home side a goal after 67 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
Many thought P. Reinders
ought to have been awarded a penalty 68 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around S. Gacitua
after a determined run through the middle.
Obbekjer broke through on the left 74 minutes into the game, with S. Hentze
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 3 - 2 lead.
Obbekjer had most of the ball, with 56 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Obbekjer.
However, S. Hentze
made a disastrous appearance.
Dragsters's best player was N. Sonntag-Burgos
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 2.