29970 spectators had come to Great football plaza
this cloudy day. Joaquim Agostinho Soares
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kevin Nicodemus
and Jens Faler
Gaterinos decided to use a 2-5-3 set up.
They fielded: Macedo - Canyurt, Bouchon - Veiga, Chevalier, Quintin, Fontaine, Buassi - La Rocca, Pettograsso, Zahran.
Santoryu tactics involved an interesting 3-4-3 combination.
Starters: Ruić - Möllers, Russi, Rozenbergs - Lopes, Arslaner, Kavaja, Sladaković - Kočajda, Atanes, Deiana.
Gaterinos used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
Santoryu decided to play creatively.
Gaterinos took the lead, 1 - 0, after a penalty 6 minutes into the match. U. Canyurt
scored from the penalty spot.
One of many good crosses from F. Veiga
on the wing was received and skillfully taken care of by F. Zahran
, who scored for Gaterinos. 2 - 0
Gaterinos increased the lead as G. La Rocca
struck to make the score 3 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
In the lead, Gaterinos adjusted their style of play with 31 minutes gone.
Santoryu's C. Deiana
got himself booked for a foul.
A loud groan was heard from the fans of Gaterinos, as G. La Rocca
left the pitch in too much pain to finish the match. A. Tulenheimo
took his place on the field.
After 37 minutes, A. Tulenheimo
put Gaterinos ahead 4 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
The referee showed Santoryu's H. Russi
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Unfortunately for Gaterinos, B. Pettograsso
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. D. Juch
behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 41 minutes as he gave the ball away to A. Chevalier
. Lucky for him though, there was no goal.
Cheers filled the stadium as F. Zahran
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 5 - 0 to Gaterinos.
By now, the players in Gaterinos felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
It was 5 - 0 at the break.
Gaterinos claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 72 percent.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. A. Tulenheimo
squirmed through their central defence after 50 minutes, increasing the lead to 6 - 0.
A free kick just outside of the visitors' penalty area after 56 minutes could have resulted in another goal, but A. Ruić
got a hand out and tipped the ball over the bar.
Santoryu's G. Möllers
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 62 minutes having been played. M. Rizvanolli
was the replacement.
Gaterinos solidified their lead at the 63 minute mark, as A. Chevalier
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 7 - 0.
The Gaterinos free kick 69 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of A. Tulenheimo
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 8 - 0!
At that, A. Tulenheimo
was noted down for a hat trick!
76 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as F. Buassi
broke through, making the score 9 - 0 for Gaterinos.
Gaterinos enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 73 percent of possession.
Gaterinos's best player was A. Chevalier
was a disappointment, however.
Most important Santoryu player was R. Arslaner
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 9 - 0.