Due to an all-day shower, 60000 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at † Germanovich Stadium †
. Daniel Alexander Ilmig
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Oddvar Rønning
and Per Liljenér
A 4-5-1 alignment was the formation of choice for LLE.
They fielded: Giagnoni - Monraats, Germanovich, Arsov, Gafni - Berberi, Grikovs-Ukins, Andrés Robres, Kaleel, Weigelt - Vitkov.
Itcannotbe tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: El-Ommar - Dan, Ganotakis, Ríos - van Andel, Pedersen, Ludvigsen, Skaarup, Rivolta - Coulier, Oriani.
The referee showed Itcannotbe's M. Dan
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Itcannotbe had to make a substitution after 12 minutes. F. Ludvigsen
limped off the field and was replaced by M. Gacharia
As the captain was no longer on the pitch, T. Coulier
took over the role of being the Itcannotbe captain.
spent most of the time in a heap on the ground today, his normally rapid movement hindered by the slippery pitch.
was very close to giving LLE the lead with an ingenious free kick routine 41 minutes into the match, but the ball just grazed the bar.
gave the visitors the lead 42 minutes into the match to make it 0 - 1. The goal was scored from the penalty spot after a handball in the penalty area.
After the ball was lifted in from the left, T. Ganotakis
was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 43 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration.
With the clock showing 44 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of LLE resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by L. Andrés Robres
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
It was 0 - 1 at the break.
LLE claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 51 percent.
LLE's M. Monraats
put his head to a well placed ball, lifted in from the left, and scored to make the score 1 - 1 with 50 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock.
The crowd groaned its disapproval when M. Monraats
missed a free kick that would have given LLE the lead after 51 minutes.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. V. Biserov
entered the game for LLE as the match clock showed 60 minutes.
Priding himself in being an active coach, the LLE manager gave new instructions to his players after 60 minutes.
After 63 minutes, the LLE coach had a quick word about the tactical set-up and decided to try another approach.
The coach of LLE wanted to try to change things around after 65 minutes, and gave new tactical instructions.
73 minutes into the game, LLE wanted to bring some new energy to their game. L. Andrés Robres
gave T. Termezi
a quick hug as he left the field.
was the new captain of LLE - handed the armband by the departing player.
After 73 minutes, following yet another great corner, K. Skaarup
's flick on at the near post reached T. Coulier
, who was just wide with his snapshot - the ball went out for a goal kick.
A mistake by the home side's central defence after 73 minutes allowed T. Coulier
to score for Itcannotbe. The scoreboard now read 1 - 2.
74 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 1 - 3 as M. Gacharia
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
The coach of Itcannotbe was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 75 minutes, V. Guchek
came on for T. Coulier
became the new Itcannotbe captain.
After 75 minutes, the Itcannotbe players received new instructions from their manager on how to keep in control of the game.
LLE's M. Weigelt
found himself alone on the left side 78 minutes into the match and laid down a perfect shot - right into the arms of the keeper!
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. B. Westergård
was the replacement.
The home side worked hard to get through the middle and as a result, had a good chance of getting one back as K. Vitkov
tried lifting the ball over keeper M. El-Ommar
. Unfortunately, the ball went just over the bar.
Itcannotbe's B. Westergård
got himself booked for a foul.
was the unlucky victim and couldn't continue the game, so LLE's S. Jørgensen
had to come off the bench.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Itcannotbe, with 52 percent of the ball.
LLE's best player was A. Grikovs-Ukins
However, S. Jørgensen
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Itcannotbe player was without a doubt M. El-Ommar
R. van Andel
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 1 - 3.