Clear skies welcomed the 6656 spectators who had made their way to Koren's Doelpuntenparadijs
. Nicu Pop
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Peter Nielsen
and Willem Jasarevic
Koren had chosen a strategic 5-5-0 formation.
Starters: van der Zijden - Roşioru, Katzburg, Giraud, Marascalchi, bin Hj Uking - Bouwens, Fijnaut, Linder, Lagido, Casasola -.
Deneb decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Lineup: Ruban - te Riele, Mintenko, Mitrenin, Kocian - Xeque, Tanasyuk, Shevchenko, van der Hoven - Säfér, Kudaykulov.
Koren used their skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field.
Deneb immediately set off using their skill at pressing their opponents.
Some things can only be learned through experience, and V. Tanasyuk
should take his lesson to heart after nearly gifting Koren a goal with 6 minutes of the match played.
After 22 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Koren found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to solid
After 32 minutes, the defensive line of Deneb created a counterattack through the middle that gave B. Mintenko
a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
Priding himself in being an active coach, the Deneb manager gave new instructions to his players after 44 minutes.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Koren, who controlled the ball 67 percent of the time.
The Koren players spent the break getting a rerun of the team's tactical organisation and regained a excellent
organisation when the game started again.
48 minutes into the game, Koren seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a solid
level of organisation.
After 60 minutes, the Deneb coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving F. Kocian
off the field. N. Macarrão
took his place.
A free kick aimed at the keeper's far post almost gave Deneb the lead 66 minutes in, but the ball just wasn't able to squirm its way through the defensive wall.
Koren's W. Fijnaut
was shown a yellow card after 73 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Koren pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times.
Koren claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 71 percent.
With the scores being level after 90 minutes, the match went into extra time.
The coach gave his players an extra tactical briefing during the break, and after that Koren had excellent
As the 91 minute mark approached, the Koren coach decided it was time for a substitution. S. bin Hj Uking
reluctantly made way for W. Stalenczyk
on the pitch.
was handed the Koren captain's armband.
91 minutes into the game, Koren wanted to bring some new energy to their game. N. Katzburg
gave V. Schwerdtner
a quick hug as he left the field.
After 92 minutes, the Koren manager redeployed his men. O. Marascalchi
swapped positions with L. Lagido
92 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Koren substitution. S. Geraedts
came on for O. Marascalchi
got new instructions from the Koren coach after 93 minutes. He changed positions with C. Giraud
A weary-looking L. Shevchenko
struggled to keep pace with the advancing attack, but he just didn't have the energy and let Koren's C. Giraud
through to score, making it 1 - 0.
With that Koren had won the game in extra time.
The most dominating Koren player was without a doubt T. Roşioru
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Deneb player was N. Macarrão
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 1 - 0.