2378 spectators had found their way to blok beton
, despite the heavy rain. Gibbe Nossent
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Francisco Moreno
and Davide De Rossi
Luckies started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
The following players took the field: Altunterim - Shimkus, Raksunthorndhuma - Wegenstein, Branntwein, van der Elsken, Mazzarri, Atxeita - van Adelsberg, Sammer, Nielen.
Sweden decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Starters: Sörensson - Säfkvist, Haddad, Blomdahl - Adolfsson, Richardsson, Thorstensson, Christiansson, Alexandersson - Nilsson, Ångfeldt.
Luckies took the lead 16 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as N. Raksunthorndhuma
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
24 minutes in, Sweden's J. Christiansson
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
D. van Adelsberg
should probably have put his team up another goal after 29 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by T. Sörensson
kept the visitors in the game.
The visiting team's J. Adolfsson
was able to score the 1 - 1 equaliser with a header 30 minutes into the match, after some good work on the right.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave P. Branntwein
from Luckies a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 31 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
Unfortunately for Sweden, P. Blomdahl
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. S. Fredell
The referee signaled a penalty for the home side after 33 minutes, amid vocal protests from the visitors. Luckies fans erupted in celebration as P. Branntwein
rifled the ball into the the top corner. 2 - 1!
had a hard time on the waterlogged pitch - his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today.
40 minutes into the match the visitors levelled the score at 2 - 2 as A. Thorstensson
struck home from a rebound off the crossbar, following a shot from the right.
It was 2 - 2 at the break.
Luckies claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
Sweden took the lead after 50 minutes making the score 2 - 3. J. Christiansson
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
After 57 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for U. Ångfeldt
who increased Sweden's lead to 2 - 4.
After this, you could see that the players of Sweden were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
A well placed corner kick from P. Branntwein
was followed by S. Sammer
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Luckies, the score now 3 - 4.
Luckies were awarded a penalty with 80 minutes played, and P. Branntwein
made no mistake as he effortlessly slotted the equaliser home. 4 - 4.
Always a threat, A. Wegenstein
tore past his marker and placed the ball right at the feet of the waiting D. van Adelsberg
who should have easily scored for Luckies, but the ball went wide.
The home side put themselves ahead 5 - 4 after 84 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from S. Sammer
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
Luckies had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
Luckies's best player was D. van der Elsken
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
performed admirably for Sweden.
On the other hand, J. Christiansson
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 5 - 4.