A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 67971 to Soul Arena
. Milouš Procházka
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Krzysztof Paluch
and Aleksi Peltola
Everyone was excited about the upcoming Amman
derby and the crowd was divided evenly.
Ghosts had chosen a strategic 5-2-3 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Peña - Özsevi, Murillo, Fennimore, Niklas, Mathiassen - Orange, Jepsen - Cons, Bigas, Béres.
zo3raan tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
They fielded: Trotter - Catoni, Tikka - 云桂 (Yungui), Sionneau, Vranken, Lang, Jancsó - Mirshekar, Wloka, El-Waked.
Ghosts clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
zo3raan took the lead after 23 minutes making the score 0 - 1. V. Tikka
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
After 32 minutes, a counter attack by Ghosts was converted into a decent free kick opportunity. However, the indirect free kick routine was easily anticipated by the defenders. A textbook example of how to defend a free kick - the attackers were left with few viable options.
It was a hot and sunny day, and several players seemed worn out. Maybe this was why S. Jepsen
found an unusual amount of space for his snappy footwork.
of zo3raan was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
Ghosts showed their counterattack skill 40 minutes into the match by breaking through the middle, with E. Murillo
scoring uncontested for 1 - 1.
Halftime score was 1 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by zo3raan, with 76 percent of the ball.
After 48 minutes, the defensive line of Ghosts created a counterattack through the middle that gave L. Bigas
a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
After 59 minutes zo3raan's 谭. 云桂 (Yungui)
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
's lightning pace was too much for E. Murillo
who could only look on as the zo3raan player blasted one home. 1 - 2.
After 75 minutes Ghosts tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, O. Özsevi
's shot sailed wide after his break down the right.
Against a lesser team, zo3raan could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick routine after 79 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was already blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save.
The visitors nearly scored again after 82 minutes, but a superb save by B. Peña
kept L. Catoni
's free kick out of the net.
Ghosts put pressure on the visitors' central defence 84 minutes into the game, but A. Béres
couldn't find an opening.
zo3raan enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 75 percent of possession.
Most important Ghosts player was L. Bigas
However, O. Özsevi
made a disastrous appearance.
zo3raan's top performer was clearly A. Mirshekar
On the other hand, 谭. 云桂 (Yungui)
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 2.