A scorching day at Estádio de Woekie
, where 39629 spectators were in place for today's match. Mattia Guerrieri
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gábor Czukor
and Victor Olaru
Tha_Wuppies tactics involved an interesting 3-4-3 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Fayet - Thorstensson, Crahay, Meneses - Reolid, Mamuaja, Begum, van Arendonk - Ionescu, Fazio, Grundman.
Forza started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Lineup: Boldrini - Brzęczek, Luebbe, van der Branden - Van Der Borght, Boterhoek, bin Mohammad, Skrzycki, Bušek - Aronds, Zárate.
Forza tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when M. bin Mohammad
slipped through the defence on the right to come up alone against T. Fayet
, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning reflexes.
gave Tha_Wuppies the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
Forza's A. Van Der Borght
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 21 minutes having been played. Z. van Dedem
was the replacement.
After 22 minutes, the visitors tied it up at 1 - 1 when a fantastic pass from the left was finished off by R. Boterhoek
With 30 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 2 - 1 lead as A. Fazio
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
It was obvious that team Forza had instructions to attack in the middle instead of on the wings.
2 - 1 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to Forza, who controlled the ball 57 percent of the time.
Cheers filled the stadium as S. Meneses
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 1 to Tha_Wuppies.
Coming from the right, R. Mamuaja
almost managed to score another goal for Tha_Wuppies, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
Forza were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
Tha_Wuppies had to make a substitution after 66 minutes. T. Grundman
limped off the field and was replaced by A. Göktunç
77 minutes into the game, D. van Arendonk
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came G. Denkinger
It was a hot and sunny day, and several players seemed worn out. Maybe this was why S. Meneses
found an unusual amount of space for his snappy footwork.
Forza managed to reduce the score to 3 - 2 as E. Zárate
finished off a well-played combination from the left, easily carving through the defence.
Forza had most of the ball, with 57 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Tha_Wuppies.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Forza's best player was E. Zárate
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 2.