3918 spectators arrived at Copenhagen Park
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Mário de Oliveira
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kimmo Hasa
and Frank Havesta
CPH tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
They fielded: Asimianakis - Koshkeeraan, Guerfi, Ipatov, Michels, Sattrup - Grabnar, Strauja, Kettich, Muraguchi - Waldstedt.
Monza decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Evertsen - Drobec, Kriisa, Solórzano - Zotalis, Zungu, Sutter, Liber, Guserl - Mainguet, Gravić.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. R. Huijdts
entered the game for Monza as the match clock showed 1 minutes.
Monza's E. Zungu
soared above the crowd, but couldn't knock the corner home 22 minutes into the match.
After 30 minutes of play, L. Waldstedt
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
CPH increased the lead as A. Strauja
struck to make the score 2 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
With 39 minutes played, R. Guserl
had a fantastic opportunity to reply but his shot flew harmlessly into the side-netting of the goal.
It was 2 - 0 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to CPH, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Monza's S. Gravić
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 60 minutes. L. Zanner
was given a chance to change things around.
With 82 minutes played, CPH's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to D. Michels
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 3 - 0.
After this, you could see that the players of CPH were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Monza had a fair chance to reply after 85 minutes due to some fine moves down the left, but in the end J. Mainguet
was slow to keep up with the play and was unable to make it into the penalty box to apply a finish.
Coming in on the left, J. Mainguet
did everything right to get a goal for Monza after 87 minutes, but his finishing shot was stabbed clear by the keeper.
After 89 minutes, Monza switched K. Kriisa
with U. Karalevich
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Monza, with 53 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for CPH.
was a disappointment, however.
Monza's top performer was clearly L. Zanner
However, E. Evertsen
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 0.