4061 spectators arrived at Monster Park
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Mario Urso
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Władysław Denkiewicz
and Hans Hermansson
Olympique started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
Starters: Kostadinov - Lourenço, Fontalquer - Rousselle, Peluffo, Panzacchi, Noffke, Tzvetanov - Kupfer, Gradwohl, Arjmandpour.
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Siltnamiai.
They fielded: Užemeckas - Šeras, Zoltneris - Kopustas, Pagirskas, Jaugielavičius, Gronskas, Kurtinys - Rusickas, Nižauskas, Vunderis.
After a fine move down the middle A. Kupfer
nearly gave the home side a goal after 10 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave V. Kopustas
from Siltnamiai a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 21 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
After 25 minutes Siltnamiai's J. Vunderis
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
Olympique took the lead 32 minutes in, as G. Noffke
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
finished off a quick charge from the left of the field by chipping the ball just past the home side's keeper, making the score 1 - 1 34 minutes into the match.
Olympique fans held their breath as K. Arjmandpour
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 2 - 1!
Olympique increased the lead as U. Peluffo
struck to make the score 3 - 1 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
of Olympique received a yellow card after 39 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
A wonderful trick by K. Arjmandpour
that left A. Jaugielavičius
bewildered really deserved to end in a goal but the keeper made a fine save.
3 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Olympique had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.
Olympique's G. Panzacchi
increased the lead to 4 - 1, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 47 minutes.
Olympique put themselves up 5 - 1 when S. Rousselle
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
Confident in their lead, Olympique's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
After 55 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and G. Noffke
gave the Olympique supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 6 - 1.
A great save by keeper P. Užemeckas
after 56 minutes kept the visitors in the game after H. Gradwohl
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
The Olympique players could smell victory in the air. U. Peluffo
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for J. Deschamps
after 70 minutes.
72 minutes in, Siltnamiai's R. Šeras
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
After 75 minutes, H. Gradwohl
put Olympique ahead 7 - 1 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
Possession in this half belonged to Olympique, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
The most dominating Olympique player was without a doubt A. Kupfer
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Siltnamiai's top performer was clearly A. Jaugielavičius
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 7 - 1.