2579 spectators arrived at "Kiva" Football House
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Gustave Plessis
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Nemesi Ibarra
and Vivian Gordien
Hvar started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
They fielded: Savino - Gallagher, Scardina - Perez Vazquez, Bargiacchi, Turrini, Muolo, Montella - Guidorzi, Pazzaglia, Della Casa.
Ahrentinien had chosen a strategic 5-3-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Plojović - Konjević, Dalsgård, Hirvaskari, Abălaru, Szołtysek - Saarland, Strebele, Hohewarte - Hanghofer, Mavrovič.
Ahrentinien used their skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field.
Many thought G. Scardina
ought to have been awarded a penalty 18 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around D. Plojović
after a determined run through the middle.
Hvar made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left T. Bargiacchi
completely alone with keeper D. Plojović
, who made a spectacular block.
Making his way up the middle 24 minutes into the match, V. Della Casa
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert D. Plojović
blocked it to keep the score level.
Hvar's G. Gallagher
got himself booked for a foul.
At the 26 minute mark, it looked like the opportunity for Ahrentinien to score had been missed until H. Hanghofer
suddenly worked his way clear and fired off a spectacular shot. The keeper had no chance! 0 - 1.
Halftime score was 0 - 1.
Hvar enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 81 percent of possession.
65 minutes into the match, Hvar's A. Turrini
maneuvered his way around the opposition on the left flank, delighting the crowd with his twists and turns. The effort paid off as the ball found the back of the net, evening the score at 1 - 1.
At this time in the match, Ahrentinien were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
Hvar broke through on the left 71 minutes into the game, with A. Turrini
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 2 - 1 lead.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
Cheers filled the stadium as V. Della Casa
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 1 to Hvar.
of Hvar was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Hvar, with 83 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for Hvar.
F. Perez Vazquez
was a disappointment, however.
Ahrentinien's top performer was clearly R. Mavrovič
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 1.