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. Önsal Karakoca
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Hansi Sperber-Cibis
and Alfonso Palacios
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Lightnings.
The following players had been chosen: Tamiolakis - Wolbrink, Karikko - Grainger, Pettersen, Maladenis, Weiss, Jumnian - Cantoni, Quaid, Fleetwood.
hornets started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Koopman - Schübel, Irelli, Karayılan - Bin-Hamdan, Prager, Russolillo, Zein, Virkkilä - Taricco, Di Pinto.
It was an obvious ambition of Lightnings to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
Players in Lightnings heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
After 8 minutes of play, C. Quaid
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. J. Pettersen
squirmed through their central defence after 17 minutes, increasing the lead to 2 - 0.
increased the lead for Lightnings to 3 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
Lightnings were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
Lightnings managed to extend their lead to 4 - 0 when G. Cantoni
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Confident in their lead, Lightnings's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
4 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Lightnings had most of the ball, with 62 percent of possession.
wanted to play on, but the Lightnings coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 60 minutes into the game by N. Jangaziev
Coming from the right, B. Fleetwood
almost managed to score another goal for Lightnings, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
was caught napping as B. Fleetwood
lifted a ball over him following a free kick, but the ball hit the bar, rebounding into the keeper's arms.
With 69 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock, hornets showed some good skill and were able to reduce the score to 4 - 1 when F. Prager
got past the home side's central defenders right in front of the goal.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Lightnings, with 62 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for Lightnings.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important hornets player was A. Taricco
However, M. Karayılan
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 4 - 1.