5088 spectators arrived at Stadion der Kraftwerker
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Nils Ziesenboeck
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Antonio Gomes de Alvarenga
and Tommy Hardy
TSG tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
Lineup: Gajic - Rehrl, Ybarra - Avidar, Kuhaupt, Dascălu, Galván, Rödsaal - Klippstein, Maul, Koziura.
va had chosen a strategic 4-3-3 formation.
The following players took the field: Avelar - Ventura, Pizzagalli, Vicencinović, Brogli - Mitjavila, Detlaf, Grytten - Cannizzaro, Neculñir, Dahouk.
As the 1 minute mark approached, the va coach decided it was time for a substitution. B. Avelar
reluctantly made way for D. Sirap
on the pitch.
looked great 27 minutes into the match after stopping a shot from the middle of the penalty area from the visitors' Â. Ventura
TSG broke through on the left 34 minutes into the game, with V. Maul
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
As U. Rödsaal
had, completely unprovoked, swept the legs out from under an opponent in front of a linesman, the referee gave the TSG player a red card without batting an eyelid.
Some brilliant football from the visitors' right wing resulted in a levelling of the score as va's T. Mitjavila
put the ball in the onion bag after 43 minutes to make it 1 - 1.
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 44 minutes. This gave TSG the 2 - 1 lead.
Halftime score was 2 - 1.
va had most of the ball, with 60 percent of possession.
After 46 minutes, va used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
As the game started to slip away for va, the manager decided to change the tactical approach.
After 47 minutes, the visitors tied it up at 2 - 2 when a fantastic pass from the left was finished off by Â. Ventura
va made it 2 - 3 as V. Vicencinović
got a touch to the floated corner kick and flicked the ball to Â. Ventura
who whipped a low drive in off the far post.
After 83 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed B. Dahouk
to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 2 - 4.
A quick free kick deep in the opponent's half found J. Klippstein
, who produced a brilliant first touch to send it flying beyond the keeper into the net. This reduced the away team's lead to 3 - 4.
The crowd gasped as S. Rehrl
of TSG was flattened by an opponent after 85 minutes and had to be carried off. M. Canals
came in off the bench.
Given a free kick close to the byline, va tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let J. Neculñir
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 3 - 5, 86 minutes into the game.
TSG's J. Klippstein
managed a superb strike from the left after 88 minutes that would have left goalkeeper D. Sirap
without a chance, had it not hit the post.
of TSG was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
The visitors nearly scored again after 89 minutes, but a superb save by I. Gajic
kept B. Dahouk
's free kick out of the net.
Possession in this half belonged to va, who controlled the ball 64 percent of the time.
performed admirably for TSG.
On the other hand, M. Canals
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating va player was without a doubt T. Mitjavila
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 5.