Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 2591 at F.C. Cobrans Arena
today. Sascha Jungk
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Toni Krapohl
and Mauricio Lorenzi
A 4-3-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Cobra.
The following players took the field: Bortuzzo - Petronia, Beraldo, Cassina, Foresti - Tatulli, De pace, Rubini - Rossetti, Dalla Libera, Ghio.
Schwabenbach had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Lineup: Andreev - Evsyukov, Hörmann, Grieshaber, Wischnewski - Herschenbach, Podguzov, Ronimus, Herre - Zundel, Urrea Palafox.
The guests took the lead 5 minutes into the match, after a right-side attack resulted in S. Zundel
scoring to make it 0 - 1.
Schwabenbach's P. Evsyukov
was shown a yellow card after 11 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
After 12 minutes, Schwabenbach's S. Zundel
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 2.
Given a free kick close to the byline, Schwabenbach tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let S. Zundel
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 0 - 3, 13 minutes into the game.
This third goal completed a hattrick for S. Zundel
15 minutes in, Schwabenbach's M. Hörmann
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Cobra were forced into a substitution as G. Beraldo
couldn't continue due to some rough treatment, forcing G. Florean
to come in off the bench.
was, after 24 minutes, almost able to extend the visitors' lead with a well placed diving header after the ball had looped into the centre, but the home side's keeper L. Bortuzzo
made the save.
With 27 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed S. Zundel
of Schwabenbach to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 4.
After this, you could see that the players of Schwabenbach were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Halftime score was 0 - 4.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Schwabenbach, with 66 percent of the ball.
of Schwabenbach was able to make an impressive rush past the sluggish M. Foresti
, which resulted in a goal making the score 0 - 5.
61 minutes into the game a free kick by M. Hörmann
found its way through the home side's poorly assembled defensive formation, making Schwabenbach's lead 0 - 6.
L. De pace
of Cobra was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
Some fine movement on the left led to a Schwabenbach goal after 74 minutes, making it 0 - 7. W. Herre
was noted down as the scorer.
of Schwabenbach received a yellow card after 77 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Schwabenbach claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 70 percent.
Cobra's top performer was clearly L. Dalla Libera
On the other hand, M. Foresti
's play was disheartening.
Schwabenbach's best player was S. Zundel
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 7.