Dark skies made the crowd of 144323 at Stade Louis ll
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Waldemar Juskowiak
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Stefano Di Pasquale
and Mattias Verreck
The match took place on neutral ground.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Ansan.
The following players took the field: Gauci - De Mey, Sanchez, Šalplachta - Bajković, Jin, Choi, Allegra, Plevier - Kronfeldt, Kang.
BangHak started off with a 5-5-0 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Kiković - Ustara, Nöttinghof, Koscholke, Biazzi, De La Cruz - Barreteau, Gillby, Sterl, Deckert, Ilse -.
BangHak immediately set off using their skill at pressing their opponents.
The pressing tactics used by BangHak were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times.
was ever so close to scoring after an excellent corner was beautifully flicked on by E. Sterl
, but the ball bounced off the post to safety.
Ansan had a chance to take the lead after K. Kang
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 39 minutes.
Halftime score was 0 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Ansan, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
BangHak's ability to press all over the field frequently paid dividends.
Under heavy pressure after 74 minutes, the inexperienced Ansan struggled to maintain their level of play.
BangHak pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times.
Many thought J. Kronfeldt
ought to have been awarded a penalty 87 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around F. Kiković
after a determined run through the middle.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Ansan, with 54 percent of the ball.
After the regular 90 minutes, the agony of extra time followed.
Despite his frustration resulting in the smashing of a few teacups, the coach of Ansan was able to get his message across, and raised Ansan's organisation to excellent
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. A. Arbeitman
entered the game for Ansan as the match clock showed 91 minutes.
At this time in the match, BangHak were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
After 106 minutes, R. Sanchez
came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving Ansan the lead.
Extra time over, Ansan were the victors!
performed admirably for Ansan.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
BangHak's top performer was clearly C. Deckert
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 0.