The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 292 had shown up at Spaten Pinkus Arena
for the match. Joey Grassere
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Juan-Carlos Kalb
and Elmir Allahverdiyev
Spaten decided to use a 4-5-1 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Schelke - Kaditz, Spieß, Titiz, Dallabona - Leitner, Helmschrott, Wertheim, Garris, Dragojević - Wunderle.
Westerholt had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation.
They fielded: Dijksman - Sucksdorff, Fuchser, Shepityak, Tucker, 和田 (Wada) - Zitzen, Bruijsten, Vignau, Klüchtzner - Wohner.
Spaten were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 3 minutes. This gave Spaten the 1 - 0 lead.
A cross coming in on the right hand side left H. Zitzen
alone in front of the goal after 10 minutes but his shot was woeful.
16 minutes in, Spaten's Ð. Dragojević
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
It was obvious that Spaten had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
With 17 minutes played, J. Spieß
could have brought this one home for Spaten as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
Spaten enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 53 percent of possession.
After 49 minutes, Spaten were awarded a free kick as their counter attack broke down. The set piece was lifted over the top, intended to open up the defence. However, the target man seemed to be taken by surprise, and could not reach the ball before it crossed the line for a goal kick.
A great save by keeper A. Dijksman
after 79 minutes kept the visitors in the game after A. Leitner
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
A counterattack by Westerholt after 80 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but D. Wohner
, coming in on the left, couldn't get the shot off.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Spaten, with 55 percent of the ball.
Spaten's best player was S. Wunderle
On the other hand, A. Dallabona
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Westerholt.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 0.