Dark skies made the crowd of 69287 at Gardiners Creek Stadium
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Róbert Keindl
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Dan Hansson
and Róbert Móricz
Mutantit had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation.
They fielded: Soto - Lucassen, Podobnik - Dolne, Scheppink, Da Costa, Arione, Baggerman - Bergersen, Mille, Fondi.
Urfaspor tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Yli-Panula - Dreessen, Marcello, Groško - Babl, Bierenbroodspot, Grilli, Guanzhong, Ekholm - Ramzi, Basten.
Urfaspor were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
After some beautiful movement down the left wing, S. Dolne
scored for Mutantit putting them ahead 1 - 0, after 12 minutes.
Urfaspor were great at switching from defence to attack, and after 31 minutes, D. Bierenbroodspot
swept through the middle on a counterattack, making the score 1 - 1.
Mutantit took the lead, 2 - 1, after a penalty 32 minutes into the match. J. Lucassen
scored from the penalty spot.
of Mutantit seemed to be floating in the air as he elegantly headed in to make the score 3 - 1 after a corner kick that was nicely executed by J. Lucassen
The coach of Mutantit was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 36 minutes, A. Trevisan
came on for N. Fondi
wanted to play on, but the Mutantit coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 36 minutes into the game by A. David
After 36 minutes, the Mutantit players received new instructions from their manager on how to keep in control of the game.
The Mutantit coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 36 minutes into the game.
With 42 minutes played, A. Da Costa
could have brought this one home for Mutantit as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
3 - 1 was the halftime score.
Mutantit enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 65 percent of possession.
As the game started to slip away for Urfaspor, the manager decided to change the tactical approach.
Cheers filled the stadium as S. Dolne
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 1 to Mutantit.
Confident in their lead, Mutantit's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
There was concern in the stands when, at the 64 minute mark, Urfaspor's L. Ramzi
hit the ground hard, but he refused the attention of the trainer and rejoined his teammates on the pitch.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 89 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. E. van Scheltema
was the replacement.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Mutantit, with 66 percent of the ball.
The most dominating Mutantit player was without a doubt H. Mille
E. van Scheltema
turned in a dismal performance, however.
performed admirably for Urfaspor.
On the other hand, F. Marcello
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 4 - 1.