47346 spectators arrived at De DoodsArena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Tewano Shapiro
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Dieter Immervoll
and Ubaldo Abis
Tikkies decided to use a 4-3-3 set up.
The following players took the field: Euwe - Barnas, Helmers, Dokter, de Neef - den Toom, Hebeda, Ekster - Ritsma, Bonke, El-Jibril.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Reitdiep.
The following players had been chosen: Kaustia - Laurentzy, Primerov, Bouthier, Sandström - Campitelli, Mathon, Zubach, Hunsel - Covaci, Wezelaar.
For their match strategy, Tikkies had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
4 minutes into the game, Tikkies seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate
Some great play up the middle by Tikkies led to a chance for S. de Neef
to score after 9 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
Tikkies almost scored after a counterattack 22 minutes into the match, but B. den Toom
took a shot from the left that landed harmlessly in the side of the net.
Down the middle came G. Covaci
, making a fantastic play that nearly had Reitdiep take the lead after 28 minutes, but M. Euwe
preserved the tie.
Reitdiep's H. Sandström
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 30 minutes having been played. J. Sárközi
was the replacement.
After a fine move down the middle A. El-Jibril
nearly gave the home side a goal after 31 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
It was 0 - 0 at the break.
Reitdiep enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
The Tikkies players spent the break getting a rerun of the team's tactical organisation and regained a solid
organisation when the game started again.
58 minutes into the match, Reitdiep nearly took the lead, as G. Covaci
broke through on the right. M. Euwe
made the save, however.
Reitdiep's G. Covaci
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 67 minutes.
68 minutes into the game, Tikkies had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to passable
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, H. Barnas
got himself booked. The manager of Tikkies was not happy.
Possession in this half belonged to Tikkies, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
The most dominating Tikkies player was without a doubt A. Ritsma
However, P. Dokter
made a disastrous appearance.
Reitdiep's top performer was clearly F. Bouthier
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 0 - 0.