3340 fans braved the pouring rain at The Castle of Aaaargh
. Volker Leddon
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Tae-Song Heung
and Rares Cârstea
Kuchenne decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Johansen - Kubina, Brenden, Alberti - Manara, Tomate, Zubkowicz, Gibas, Louro - Zimecki, Fehér.
Ros had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Vigelin - Lecoq, Mos, Orio, Malteni - Zumbrunn, Lönnsten, Sharma, Hansson - Nguyên Châu, Ylijoki.
was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace.
23 minutes into the game, Ros seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to passable
didn't let the weather get him down and made some great moves on the pitch in spite of the rain.
After a fine move down the middle I. Alberti
nearly gave the home side a goal after 29 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
35 minutes in, Ros appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only inadequate
gave Kuchenne the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. W. Tomate
squirmed through their central defence after 43 minutes, increasing the lead to 2 - 0.
Halftime score was 2 - 0.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Kuchenne, with 78 percent of the ball.
During the break, Ros's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to solid
Coming from the right, I. Alberti
almost managed to score another goal for Kuchenne, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
should probably have put his team up another goal after 75 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by G. Vigelin
kept the visitors in the game.
could have increased the lead after 77 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
With 85 minutes played, the Ros coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. J. Ramsey
came on, H. Nguyên Châu
had to leave the fray.
After 85 minutes, Ros switched S. Sharma
with K. Kibler
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Kuchenne had most of the ball, with 76 percent of possession.
Kuchenne's best player was W. Tomate
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Ros player was P. Lönnsten
However, J. Ramsey
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 0.