2391 punters turned up at Adri Stadium
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Cristian Nemteanu
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Thorben Boehn
and Waldo Baumgartner-Klötzner
GMA tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
Starters: Ríos Martinez - Codinas, Duff, Tijink, Radere, Fally - Kvietik, Salbo, Todman, Bertens - Canedo.
Inut decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
Lineup: Khotami - Grave, Kalliokulju, Näätä - Mourujärvi, Hämynen, Lehtelä, Killskär - Ziemczyk, Sattori, Karanka.
GMA clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
The visiting D. Ziemczyk
was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 7 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 0 - 1 was the score.
Inut's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 9 minutes gone, but J. Mourujärvi
's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
Inut's A. Sattori
got himself booked for a foul.
GMA's G. Salbo
had to leave the pitch and there were no more available substitutions!
With 38 minutes played, GMA's J. Kvietik
found an opening in the visitors' left side defence, but his shot was handled easily by the keeper.
GMA's A. Tijink
was shown a yellow card after 40 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
0 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Possession in this half belonged to Inut, who controlled the ball 52 percent of the time.
A handball in the penalty area gave the home team a penalty 71 minutes into the match, and S. Duff
was able to score, taking the scoreline to 1 - 1.
A late sliding challenge from A. Sattori
was deemed to be his second yellow card offence by the referee, resulting in him being sent off, and Inut left a man down.
With 77 minutes of the game having been played, R. Bertens
received a blow to the hip in a collision and was unable to continue. GMA, with no available replacements, now faced the prospect of finishing the game with a reduced number of players.
After a fine move down the middle J. Kvietik
nearly gave the home side a goal after 78 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
was called on to replace Inut's J. Näätä
after 81 minutes following a nasty collision.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Inut, with 69 percent of the ball.
GMA's top performer was clearly I. Codinas
On the other hand, D. Ríos Martinez
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Inut.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 1.