Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 1949 to Germanen-Arena
. Stephan von der Goltz
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Frank Sonck
and Felix Riemhofer
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Walsrode.
They fielded: Roberg - Pan, Borzych - Eckelmann, Petershausen, Lippenberger, Weichselbraun, Darwin - Drögenvorwerk, Trudolyubov, Krichbaum.
Corazon decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Dima - Romero, Erkelens, Ratte - Wäänänen, Vilkuna, Zebedeo, Bittner, Basse - Maier, Rovati.
Corazon were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
Walsrode's M. Eckelmann
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
The counterattacks of Corazon were deadly and 9 minutes into the game, C. Maier
received a nice pass from the right flank, making it 0 - 1.
A wonderful trick by V. Darwin
that left S. Erkelens
bewildered really deserved to end in a goal but the keeper made a fine save.
Attacking on the wings was the choice for Corazon, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 2.
By now, the players in Corazon felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
Corazon's C. Ratte
made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 37 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded goal when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave O. Drögenvorwerk
from Walsrode a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 40 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
A misunderstanding between the visitors' keeper G. Dima
and his left defence could have resulted in a goal for Walsrode, but V. Trudolyubov
's finish was way too lame.
Walsrode reduced the lead to 1 - 2 with 43 minutes on the clock when O. Krichbaum
got the best of a ball floated in from the left.
With 44 minutes having been played, Walsrode scored to make it 2 - 2. A dribble down the left wing, followed by a shot which took a wicked bounce off a defender resulted in the keeper having no chance. Everyone thought it'd been an own goal, but W. Pan
was marked down as the scorer.
2 - 2 was the halftime score.
Walsrode enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 56 percent of possession.
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 55 minutes. This gave Walsrode the 3 - 2 lead.
Cheers filled the stadium as V. Trudolyubov
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 2 to Walsrode.
Confident in their lead, Walsrode's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Walsrode, with 57 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for Walsrode.
was a disappointment, however.
The most dominating Corazon player was without a doubt A. Basse
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 4 - 2.