Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 57461 at The Trap
today. Edoardo Teodoro Golino
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jens Brokholm
and Fabien Chasseriaud
A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for jokers.
The following players took the field: Niemelä - Ounis, Ibn-Akram, Ramli, Sellamna, Ladjal - Guemeida, Abdelmalek, Belhannachi - Mabrouk, Hamaz.
tree tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Quero - Ulmanis, Myllhamar, Wassenaar - Preda, Tumini, Lazarevski, Goia, Johansen - Vaza, Harapes.
tree saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
The visitors' central defence should have had no trouble clearing the pass to A. Ladjal
, but the jokers player managed to shrug them off and fired a low shot past the keeper to give his team the lead. 1 - 0!
An equalising goal seemed certain after 26 minutes when P. Preda
attacked down the left wing, but I. Niemelä
just managed to make a save to keep the ball out of the net.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession was split evenly between the teams.
jokers's A. Ramli
struck his penalty well enough to beat the goalkeeper and extend the home team's lead to 2 - 0 after 68 minutes.
tree managed to reduce the score to 2 - 1 as P. Lazarevski
finished off a well-played combination from the left, easily carving through the defence.
tree managed, after 80 minutes, to even the score at 2 - 2 with a lucky free kick by P. Lazarevski
. Somehow the ball squirmed its way through the defensive wall!
After 84 minutes, tree put themselves up 2 - 3, as L. Vaza
finished off a strike from the left with a real cannonball of a shot.
tree had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
jokers's best player was H. Ounis
However, S. Hamaz
made a disastrous appearance.
Most important tree player was L. Vaza
On the other hand, P. Lazarevski
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 2 - 3.