The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 2893 had shown up at torpedo de miranda F Arena
for the match. John Begum
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Yonathan van Twist
and Stefano Petrelli
A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for torpedo.
The following players took the field: Rosenberger - Scarano, Arreaza, Bedarida, Urbán, Gut - Örnquist, Auerbacher, Petit - Trafach, Clausen.
AAS had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Ranisch - Uriarte, Nietzsche, Prewein - Retterath, Santos, Kossowski, Green, Köck - Srogi, Sachl.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for torpedo.
The referee showed torpedo's P. Urbán
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Unfortunately for AAS, J. Srogi
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. B. Tielemann
torpedo's M. Gut
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 17 minutes having been played. R. Mäkitalo
was the replacement.
torpedo took the lead after 20 minutes as a result of C. Scarano
's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 1 - 0.
The home crowd was dismayed when the referee called a penalty for AAS after 24 minutes. L. Nietzsche
calmly took the shot and scored. The game was level at 1 - 1.
It wasn't a pretty goal, but the free kick by A. Clausen
after 30 minutes somehow found its way past the keeper. torpedo takes the lead, 2 - 1!
made a run for the goal 32 minutes into the game but the home team's left back managed to sort the situation out in the end.
With 33 minutes gone, A. Clausen
suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by torpedo caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 1.
AAS had most of the ball, with 64 percent of possession.
wanted to play on, but the torpedo coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 62 minutes into the game by A. Moliner
torpedo solidified their lead at the 63 minute mark, as J. Petit
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 3 - 1.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the torpedo coach let L. van Ginneken
replace C. Scarano
after 65 minutes.
torpedo's J. Petit
was shown a yellow card after 66 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
was the unlucky victim and couldn't continue the game, so AAS's J. Díaz de Trechuelo
had to come off the bench.
was first to reach a ball launched long through the center from torpedo's defence 77 minutes into the game. He managed to keep his cool and beat the goalkeeper to make the score 4 - 1.
After this, you could see that the players of torpedo were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
showed why he is feared on the counterattack, breaking through in the middle and scoring for torpedo after 80 minutes to make the score 5 - 1.
AAS enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 67 percent of possession.
Most important torpedo player was B. Örnquist
On the other hand, A. Moliner
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating AAS player was without a doubt M. Santos
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 5 - 1.