Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 2746 at El Palacio
today. Johnny Hartmann
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Luca Cappello
and Bruno Moro
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Banda.
They fielded: Haldrup - Enciso, Macias, Echeandía, Di Nardo - Gertzen, Vonzun, El Fassi, Ikrami - Engel, Padberg.
Plagwitz tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Trillo - Haverbusch, Seoane, Rafael - Harloff, Kuokkanen, Abramovich, Straszak, Storner - Daniels, Granges.
Plagwitz immediately set off using their skill at pressing their opponents.
At this time in the match, Plagwitz were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
Banda made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left A. Enciso
completely alone with keeper E. Trillo
, who made a spectacular block.
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 24 minutes. This gave Banda the 1 - 0 lead.
could have increased the lead after 25 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
31 minutes into the game, H. Daniels
almost tied it all up for the visitors with an expertly placed free kick. Unfortunately for Plagwitz, the home keeper made an incredible save.
Banda showed their counterattack skill 37 minutes into the match by breaking through the middle, with W. Ikrami
scoring uncontested for 2 - 0.
Halftime score was 2 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Banda, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
52 minutes in, Plagwitz appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only inadequate
Banda put themselves up 3 - 0 when B. Padberg
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to D. Seoane
who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post.
Plagwitz needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 75 minutes D. Seoane
made way for Y. Zinsberger
After 78 minutes Banda's M. Macias
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
increased the lead for Banda to 4 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
Plagwitz made it 4 - 1 as H. Granges
got a touch to the floated corner kick and flicked the ball to F. Straszak
who whipped a low drive in off the far post.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Banda, with 67 percent of the ball.
Most important Banda player was F. Engel
However, W. Ikrami
made a disastrous appearance.
Plagwitz's top performer was clearly H. Abramovich
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 4 - 1.