Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and The Cereal Bowl
saw a crowd turnout of 32883. Hamza Jebali
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gustaw Chlewicki
and Cédric Hégo
A 5-5-0 alignment was the formation of choice for Standoffish.
Lineup: Vale - Plečković, Sotiriadis, Aubry, Schneider, Schlesinger - Jayaga, Tynys, Condori, Mestizo, Jackson -.
Rustiquero tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Vaccaro - Osoria, Nocciolini, Aldea, Stockton - Solorsano, Bockelman, Vecchiato, Briekeling - Getsko, Donovan.
The wings were the focus of most of Standoffish's attacks today.
It was obvious that Standoffish had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
Standoffish's counterattacks created a good chance for A. Jayaga
on the right after 11 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar.
With the clock showing 32 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Rustiquero resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by S. Briekeling
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
With 34 minutes played J. Condori
almost gave the home side the lead with an unexpected free kick set up, but the visitors' A. Vaccaro
was onto it, grabbing the would be breakthrough ball.
received some harsh words from his coach after he acted foolishly 43 minutes into the match, probably out of lack of experience, and almost let an opponent score.
Halftime score was 0 - 0.
Standoffish enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 67 percent of possession.
After 74 minutes, Rustiquero's D. Nocciolini
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
Standoffish claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 69 percent.
Standoffish's top performer was clearly T. Tynys
was a disappointment, however.
Most important Rustiquero player was O. Getsko
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 0.