3372 spectators arrived at La Dinan Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Jan Hopman
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gonzalo Válido
and Magnus Danielsson
Football started off with a 3-4-3 lineup.
Lineup: Levrel - Godin, Grzegolec, Vial - Herghelegiu, Kremer, Vella, Villapún - Souche, Papon, Errege.
German tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
They fielded: Girod - Bey, Carvalho Jesus - Bialas, van Puffelen, Lombao, Elterlein, Hohlweg - Sternsdorf, Male, Drugg.
They were singing the praises of J. Errege
9 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to Football.
German tied it all up, 12 minutes in, after a spectacular goal by S. Male
, who miraculously broke through the home side's central defence, making it 1 - 1.
German's A. van Puffelen
was shown a yellow card after 20 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Some quick footwork on the left side of the field 21 minutes into the match left German's O. Lombao
completely free to score. 1 - 2 for the visitors.
22 minutes in, Football's P. Kremer
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
After 24 minutes, J. Errege
made a dash down the middle past the away team's defenders to score the goal that made it 2 - 2.
2 - 2 was the halftime score.
Football enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 53 percent of possession.
47 minutes into the game, Football had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to passable
One of many good crosses from J. Villapún
on the wing was received and skillfully taken care of by D. Papon
, who scored for Football. 3 - 2
With 55 minutes played, Football put themselves up 4 - 2 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to J. Errege
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
That was his third goal of the match - a hat trick for J. Errege
Always quick on his feet, German's K. Drugg
sped down the field after 67 minutes, but his pass to Ä. Sternsdorf
was just a bit too far ahead for him to get a good shot off.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave F. Hohlweg
from German a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 70 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
The visitors replied 77 minutes into the game, reducing the home side's lead to 4 - 3, as F. Hohlweg
dashed up the middle, easily lobbing the ball over the home team's keeper.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Football scored another to make it 5 - 3 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for D. Papon
after 81 minutes.
German's Ä. Sternsdorf
got himself booked for a foul.
The visitors got one back when A. van Puffelen
finished off a pass from the left and scored after 84 minutes. 5 - 4 was the score.
The referee showed Football's S. Vella
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
of German had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. A. Mensdorff
came in to finish the match.
After 87 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Football found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to poor
Unsportsmanlike behaviour by F. Hohlweg
rendered him his second booking of the match, and German had to finish the game with a reduced squad.
Coming from the right, D. Papon
almost managed to score another goal for Football, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
Possession in this half belonged to German, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
Football's best player was C. Souche
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
German's top performer was clearly A. van Puffelen
On the other hand, A. Mensdorff
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 5 - 4.