11191 punters turned up at Alessandro Del Piero
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Ulf Andersson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Mark Palmer
and Michael Hyblad
Bianconeri30 had chosen a strategic 4-3-3 formation.
They fielded: Cvjetković - Cerkovnik, Ketola, Jaworski, Minter - Hoffs, Floyd, Helms - Rowe, Stevenson, Carlsen.
Riverdale decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Nixon - 安鸿 (Anhong) , Brothers, Young, Peacock - Branch, Ladd, Híjar, Williams - Bonds, González.
6 minutes into the game, Bianconeri30 seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to solid
After 13 minutes, F. Carlsen
came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving Bianconeri30 the lead.
Bianconeri30 put themselves up 2 - 0 when W. Rowe
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
Cheers filled the stadium as W. Rowe
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 0 to Bianconeri30.
After 19 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and B. Helms
gave the Bianconeri30 supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 4 - 0.
24 minutes into the game, Bianconeri30 seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a inadequate
level of organisation.
Given a free kick close to the byline, Bianconeri30 tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let F. Floyd
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 5 - 0, 26 minutes into the game.
Confident in their lead, Bianconeri30's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
35 minutes in, Bianconeri30 appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only weak
Halftime score was 5 - 0.
Bianconeri30 enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 68 percent of possession.
The Bianconeri30 players spent the break getting a rerun of the team's tactical organisation and regained a passable
organisation when the game started again.
's speed is always a threat when he gets a little room to move, and 47 minutes into the match was no different as he broke free of his man to send a delightful through ball to F. Carlsen
who knocked it in for Bianconeri30. 6 - 0!
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Bianconeri30 scored another to make it 7 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for J. Hoffs
after 55 minutes.
increased the lead for Bianconeri30 to 8 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
Bianconeri30's F. Floyd
increased the lead to 9 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 65 minutes.
Bianconeri30 solidified their lead at the 66 minute mark, as F. Floyd
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 10 - 0.
At that, F. Floyd
was noted down for a hat trick!
Bianconeri30's B. Helms
increased the lead to 11 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 70 minutes.
That made three goals for B. Helms
and he was marked down for the hat trick.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Bianconeri30 coach let R. Ramsey
replace B. Stevenson
after 76 minutes.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 80 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. E. Truong
was the replacement.
Bianconeri30 claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 76 percent.
performed admirably for Bianconeri30.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Riverdale player was R. Bonds
However, T. Ladd
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 11 - 0.