Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 4028 at Hell's Arena
today. Marcelo Cavalca Coutinho
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Daniel Rares
and Carsten Telgte
Faux started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Radoszewski - Zazula, Rodríguez, Jeskanen - Wacławczyk, Podstawek, Pötzschner, Masseron, Cathelin - Pancewicz, Manasseri.
Perspolis tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Madsen - Armesto, Blanksson, Fatemi - Van Hoever, Garret, Habibvand, Ersi, Nekounam - Nobre, Ballard.
A well placed corner kick from A. Pancewicz
was followed by T. Masseron
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Faux, the score now 1 - 0.
After 19 minutes, A. Pancewicz
put Faux ahead 2 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
made a brilliant save 26 minutes into the match, blocking a rocket of a shot from G. Van Hoever
on the right hand side.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Perspolis's G. Van Hoever
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 30 minutes. R. Marie
was given a chance to change things around.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Perspolis, who controlled the ball 52 percent of the time.
With 65 minutes played, the Perspolis coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. G. Muijs
came on, R. Marie
had to leave the fray.
With 69 minutes played, Faux put themselves up 3 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to A. Pancewicz
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Faux lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
The home team's fans were upset when, after 72 minutes, the visiting C. Nobre
broke through the central defence and kicked the ball past the keeper. 3 - 1 was the score.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Faux to 4 - 1 as L. Zazula
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
Perspolis had most of the ball, with 55 percent of possession.
Faux's top performer was clearly S. Cathelin
was a disappointment, however.
Perspolis's best player was G. Muijs
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 4 - 1.