4155 spectators had come to De Hel van Gentbrugge
this cloudy day. Zoltán Vykydal
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Valter Alecrim
and David Trlep
Ghentizm had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
The following players took the field: Hankus - Andersson, Goulet, Cohen - Teixidor, Rózsa, Donat, Di Gioia - Direnç, Abuksis, Tønder.
A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Team.
The following players had been chosen: Quang Hùng - Camps, Halim, Duy Long, Mavuso, Sobuza - Văn Toàn, Lai, Mậu Thi - Trung Lanh, Trung Sang.
For their match strategy, Team had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
After 9 minutes, Ghentizm sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached M. Teixidor
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 1 - 0.
had a fantastic opportunity to put Ghentizm up another goal 13 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
Team had a great opportunity to score following a counterattack after 14 minutes, but H. Trung Lanh
's shot from the left sailed high over the bar.
Ghentizm solidified their lead at the 15 minute mark, as J. Andersson
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 2 - 0.
of Team was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
24 minutes into the game, T. Mậu Thi
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came S. Tràng
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Ghentizm to 3 - 0 as J. Andersson
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
By now, the players in Ghentizm felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
35 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as M. Cohen
broke through, making the score 4 - 0 for Ghentizm.
39 minutes into the match, Ghentizm's M. Teixidor
demonstrated his famed speed as he raced past his marker and passed the ball to C. Direnç
who chipped it in for 5 - 0.
Team's C. Mavuso
got himself booked for a foul.
5 - 0 was the halftime score.
Ghentizm enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 79 percent of possession.
A great save by keeper H. Quang Hùng
after 55 minutes kept the visitors in the game after A. Abuksis
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
Team earned themselves a free kick after a counterattack wasn't dealt with adequately by their opponents. V. Văn Toàn
powered the shot in for 5 - 1.
increased the lead for Ghentizm to 6 - 1, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
With 61 minutes played, V. Văn Toàn
of Team fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Ghentizm's C. Direnç
struck his penalty well enough to beat the goalkeeper and extend the home team's lead to 7 - 1 after 77 minutes.
This third goal completed a hattrick for C. Direnç
Ghentizm claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 81 percent.
The most dominating Ghentizm player was without a doubt C. Direnç
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Team player was H. Trung Lanh
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 7 - 1.