Dark skies made the crowd of 36623 at De Gruttosteeg
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Vidar Ingvaldsen
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Digol Bianchi
and Luis Enrique Martínez
United decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Camayo - Hellebrekers, Vossaert, Zaatman - Witteveen, Zanatta, Oidra, van der Doel, Streekstra - Caraman, Šperka.
Gotcha started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Mrkajić - Goh, Dal Brun, Haidl - Varley, Tanrıdağ, Toffoli, Le Parc, Parolini - Bodera, Baldisserotto.
The home crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief when G. Parolini
was unable to put the ball in the net after his show of skill down the left 16 minutes into the match. He was seen beating the pitch in frustration at missing such a good chance to give his team the lead!
After 19 minutes United's A. Oidra
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
31 minutes in, United's A. Vossaert
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
United's R. Witteveen
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 32 minutes.
Some quick footwork on the left side of the field 39 minutes into the match left Gotcha's M. Baldisserotto
completely free to score. 0 - 1 for the visitors.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 1.
Gotcha had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
got a fingertip on R. Haidl
's shot from the left 62 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal.
66 minutes into the game, Gotcha worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch.
Gotcha's T. Bodera
was shown a yellow card after 67 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
With 76 minutes played, A. Tanrıdağ
nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
It might be a while before the fans see United's E. Camayo
again, after he had to leave the field in great distress at the 77 minute mark. He was replaced by K. Özertan
Possession in this half belonged to Gotcha, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
The most dominating United player was without a doubt J. Šperka
On the other hand, K. Özertan
's play was disheartening.
Gotcha's best player was M. Baldisserotto
However, V. Mrkajić
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 1.