Clear skies welcomed the 3682 spectators who had made their way to La Tana dell'Orso
. Nikolay Kulikov
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Lev Cheboksarov
and Antti Pohjamo
Oracolo tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
Lineup: Májek - Galdrappo, Romanato - Crevola, Pirlo, Chi Yuen, Mexía, Paridi - Villaschi, Bonivento, Boixadós.
Kanslooz had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Fassini - Meister, Harders, Schimscheimer - Rabinovich, Oszajca, Grömling, Milijaš - Riad, Nalewajk, Damoiseaux.
always provides an aerial threat at corners, and with 3 minutes gone, he demonstrated this, outjumping his marker, then letting out an anguished howl as his powerful header went narrowly wide.
After a fine move down the middle S. Villaschi
nearly gave the home side a goal after 4 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
made one of his many fine passes from the wing into the middle 32 minutes into the match. S. Nalewajk
bravely attempted to execute a diving header and the ball was met firmly with his forehead for Kanslooz. 0 - 1.
The home crowd was not impressed when E. Oszajca
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 38 minutes. Kanslooz were now up 0 - 2.
Confident in their lead, Kanslooz's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
Oracolo's C. Pirlo
got the home crowd going when he finished off a left wing charge, reducing the away team's lead to 1 - 2.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 1 - 3.
It was 1 - 3 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to Oracolo, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
wanted to play on, but the Kanslooz coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 46 minutes into the game by R. Jongeling
With 49 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed D. Rabinovich
of Kanslooz to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 1 - 4.
50 minutes into the game Oracolo broke through on the left wing and N. Boixadós
managed to reduce the lead to 2 - 4.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 58 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. J. Pegacho
was the replacement.
Oracolo's C. Pirlo
found himself alone on the left side 60 minutes into the match and laid down a perfect shot - right into the arms of the keeper!
Oracolo claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
The most dominating Oracolo player was without a doubt M. Crevola
On the other hand, M. Májek
's play was disheartening.
Most important Kanslooz player was N. Riad
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 4.