Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 2128 at Le stade du Bout du Monde
Rochelle started off with a 3-4-3 lineup.
Starters: Kamelakos - Stølen, Modica, Razzini - Descheemaeker, Sifontes, Belle, Boucher - Moltedo, Gutierrez, Kempen.
Rangers decided to use a 2-5-3 set up.
Lineup: Karllund - 崇正 (Chongzheng), Trotta - Lamb, Scott, Guite, Summerfield, Doyle - Pelado, Falkner, Heves.
The guests took the lead 18 minutes into the match, after a right-side attack resulted in R. Guite
scoring to make it 0 - 1.
After 22 minutes, Rangers's G. Pelado
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 2.
With 31 minutes played, Rochelle's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to M. Sifontes
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 1 - 2.
's early cross saw the defenders caught out of position and the alert F. Boucher
was able to pounce and roll the ball past the hapless goalkeeper to score for Rochelle. 2 - 2.
2 - 2 was the halftime score.
Rangers claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
Some good play on the left wing created an opportunity for the visitors 67 minutes into the match, and G. Pelado
wasn't about to let it go by. He got past the defenders and fired a shot that the keeper just missed. 2 - 3 for the visitors.
After 78 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for B. Heves
who increased Rangers's lead to 2 - 4.
Rangers had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
Rochelle's top performer was clearly M. Sifontes
On the other hand, A. Razzini
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Rangers.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 4.