12000 punters turned up at Kau dream team Arena
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Pavlo Nepiypyvo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Edmundo Areias
and Luca Furlan
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for dream.
They fielded: Tolstrup - Lønbæk, Bentsen, Langelund, Stengaard - Skals Jensen, Hansen, Hồng, Djurhuus - Akgün, Ørnstrup.
Aalborg had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Lineup: Skals Jensen - Hesselbjerg, Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Hoff, Kanstrup - Høj, Povlsen, Nonbo, Hasselbalch - Biermann, Clemmensen.
Aalborg had several good opportunities to take the lead, especially 5 minutes in when G. Biermann
came up alone against V. Tolstrup
who managed a block.
came close to putting the visiting team one up 13 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but V. Tolstrup
managed to tip the ball to a corner.
dream mounted an inspired counterattack down the right wing after 14 minutes, but R. Hansen
was unable to convert from short range.
A scuffle developed as players from both sides clashed following a tussle in the centre of the field 27 minutes into the match. After regaining order and consulting his linesman, the referee called dream's O. Langelund
to one side and produced a red card for the player.
After 29 minutes, dream sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached F. Akgün
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 1 - 0.
After 35 minutes, the visitors levelled the scores after B. Povlsen
made it through the middle and struck home to make it 1 - 1.
dream could have put themselves ahead after 37 minutes but J. Skals Jensen
missed a volley shot on a ball coming in from the right.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Aalborg, with 51 percent of the ball.
A mistake by the home side's central defence after 48 minutes allowed R. Clemmensen
to score for Aalborg. The scoreboard now read 1 - 2.
dream's G. Ørnstrup
was shown a yellow card after 53 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
63 minutes into the game, M. Skals Jensen
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came N. Lysdal
was just a finger's breadth away from an equaliser for dream with a strike from the left, but N. Lysdal
managed to ward the shot off for a corner.
dream's L. Hồng
got himself booked for a foul.
Aalborg's I. Hasselbalch
was dominating his wing and kept sending fine balls into the opposition's box - R. Clemmensen
managed to volley one of them into the net to make it 1 - 3 after 74 minutes.
The crowd groaned when L. Djurhuus
, having maneuvered his way down the right, fired the ball just wide and missed a great opportunity to reduce the deficit for dream.
Aalborg had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
dream's best player was J. Skals Jensen
was a disappointment, however.
performed admirably for Aalborg.
However, N. Lysdal
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 3.