867 spectators arrived at کبیرکوه
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Wu Hong-yuh
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Iwan Murry
and Cristian Ungureanu
sang had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: Obrušník - Azarbarzin, Majcher, Illarramendi - Cairús, Zaferani, Bagherololoum, Streng, Štenbergas - Ettehadi, Bertinelli.
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Poomerang.
Starters: Tulio - Dito, Johansson, Bergianti - Pesti, Gaca, Siazzu, Siino - De Liso, Rampini, Stolz.
sang used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
Poomerang took the lead 15 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. G. Bergianti
was the scorer.
A good free kick by A. Ettehadi
would have scored the equaliser for sang, had it not been for the dramatic save by the visitors' goalkeeper.
With 29 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed L. Pesti
of Poomerang to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 2.
's lack of experience almost gave Poomerang a goal after 31 minutes, but the shot went right into the keeper's arms.
sang's S. Zaferani
got the home crowd going when he finished off a left wing charge, reducing the away team's lead to 1 - 2.
After 37 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for L. Pesti
who increased Poomerang's lead to 1 - 3.
of sang received a yellow card after 38 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
challenged the visitors' central defence eagerly, producing a good chance 39 minutes into the game as he went for a through ball. But, as so many times before, the guests' defensive efforts got the best of it.
42 minutes into the game, P. Bagherololoum
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came A. Huisman
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 3.
sang had most of the ball, with 63 percent of possession.
With a penalty awarded after 58 minutes, sang's A. Ettehadi
placed the ball low and to the keeper's right, impossible to block. 2 - 3.
Poomerang's E. De Liso
was shown a yellow card after 68 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
's knee will be throbbing for days, but thankfully for sang, he bravely continued in the match.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Poomerang coach let A. Kolokithopoulos
replace F. Rampini
after 70 minutes.
wanted to play on, but the Poomerang coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 75 minutes into the game by B. Martinelli
The Poomerang captaincy was handed to S. Siazzu
sang tried to even things up by sending a long ball towards the centrally placed strikers, but the visitors' defence got the best of this rather direct style of play.
On any other day, A. Ettehadi
's free kick would have found the back of the net to tie the game for sang, but not today - the visitors' keeper displayed extraordinary reflexes as he blocked the shot harmlessly to the side.
of Poomerang was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
The Poomerang players could smell victory in the air. J. Gaca
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for M. Woog
after 80 minutes.
sang claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.
Most important sang player was A. Huisman
On the other hand, I. Obrušník
's play was disheartening.
Poomerang's top performer was clearly A. Kolokithopoulos
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 3.