Due to an all-day shower, 1683 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at TIGANIADA STADIUM
. Wilhelm Tuitert
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Lyndsay Furamera
and Jack Domdal
TIGANIADA decided to use a 4-3-3 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Delcart - Holm Larsen, Pineau, Embacher, Seiler - Hinrich, Landrain, Baj - Rapuano, Ludoşan, Medeubaev.
football had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Dmowski - Corvatta, Torti, Zama - Cionna, Pallini, Pieropan, Villano, Allegri - Paparelli, Menth.
TIGANIADA saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
football seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
After a fine move down the middle Z. Medeubaev
nearly gave the home side a goal after 8 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace.
28 minutes into the game, S. Allegri
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
looked great 29 minutes into the match after stopping a shot from the middle of the penalty area from the visitors' C. Menth
football were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
football took the lead 30 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. C. Menth
was the scorer.
football's G. Zama
got himself booked for a foul.
A loud groan was heard from the fans of TIGANIADA, as H. Hinrich
left the pitch in too much pain to finish the match. A. Nuanimubi
took his place on the field.
It was 0 - 1 at the break.
football claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.
spent most of the time in a heap on the ground today, his normally rapid movement hindered by the slippery pitch.
The bench was restless, and with 55 minutes passed TIGANIADA's coach gave O. Turdean
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. Z. Medeubaev
reluctantly left the field.
was having a great game - if anything the pouring rain seemed to be spurring him on!
After 56 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by football was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
Central attacks were the recipe of the day for football, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity.
The home crowd cheered when, after 60 minutes, A. Pieropan
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
An indecisive keeper looked on as a free kick by football's C. Menth
put the visitors up 0 - 2 after 67 minutes.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by football, with 54 percent of the ball.
TIGANIADA's best player was O. Turdean
On the other hand, O. Holm Larsen
's play was disheartening.
Most important football player was A. Pieropan
However, C. Pallini
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 2.