Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 1452 at Blue Arena
today. Patrick Lind
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ali Kemal Arıbaş
and Viktor Tilman
Niebiescy started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Janikowski - Krygowski, Adaszek, Kurtok - Iturbide, Ion, Valdéz, Murcho, Jibotean - Piekło, Żerek.
Erka decided to use a 2-5-1 set up.
Lineup: Svinrev - Badowski, Kopytko - Kata, Sagaria, Peter, Skrobowski, Jurczyk - Boniek.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Niebiescy.
Erka were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 17 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from A. Jibotean
, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
18 minutes into the game, Erka seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a passable
level of organisation.
Cheers filled the stadium as A. Jibotean
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 2 - 0 to Niebiescy.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Niebiescy lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
Niebiescy put themselves up 3 - 0 when P. Iturbide
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
After 30 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Erka found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to passable
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave P. Sagaria
from Erka a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 31 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
With 32 minutes played, Niebiescy's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to P. Iturbide
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 4 - 0.
33 minutes in, Erka appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only inadequate
38 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as C. Murcho
broke through, making the score 5 - 0 for Niebiescy.
Erka's J. Jurczyk
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 40 minutes.
5 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Niebiescy enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 73 percent of possession.
Despite his frustration resulting in the smashing of a few teacups, the coach of Erka was able to get his message across, and raised Erka's organisation to solid
Niebiescy's P. Iturbide
increased the lead to 6 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 52 minutes.
At that, P. Iturbide
was noted down for a hat trick!
After 57 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and M. Adaszek
gave the Niebiescy supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 7 - 0.
62 minutes into the game, Erka had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to passable
Niebiescy solidified their lead at the 70 minute mark, as C. Murcho
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 8 - 0.
After 74 minutes, P. Kurtok
put Niebiescy ahead 9 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, D. Żerek
got himself booked. The manager of Niebiescy was not happy.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Niebiescy's C. Murcho
increasing the lead to 10 - 0.
This third goal completed a hattrick for C. Murcho
Niebiescy claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 74 percent.
The most dominating Niebiescy player was without a doubt G. Valdéz
was a disappointment, however.
Erka's top performer was clearly T. Peter
However, M. Boniek
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 10 - 0.