Dark skies made the crowd of 34793 at New Camp Murialdigna
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Roberto Madureira
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Joes Beukman
and Demetrio Matienzo
Murialdigna had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Zizzoli - Carbone, Houy, Lavrenčić - Rito, Cianci, Roccato, Banchetto, Di Fonso - Blomlund, Pombas.
Vanba started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Lineup: Senne - Fetiu, Urogataya, Medina Cantalejo - Bögöly, Przybylowski, Lo Bianco Corrado, Uccheddu, Vavřík - Haamann, Chiarenza.
Murialdigna were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
It was an obvious ambition of Vanba to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
26 minutes into the game, J. Vavřík
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came O. Sunu
Vanba had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to focus on wing attacks instead.
The terraces were silenced after 31 minutes when Vanba's S. Lo Bianco Corrado
put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right.
With 36 minutes played, O. Sunu
of Vanba fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Vanba were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
After 37 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed R. Medina Cantalejo
to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 0 - 2.
With 38 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed R. Medina Cantalejo
of Vanba to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 3.
By now, the players in Vanba felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
of Vanba took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 39 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 4.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 4.
Neither team was controlling the possession at this point in the match, with the stats showing a 50:50 split.
The bench was restless, and with 75 minutes passed Murialdigna's coach gave V. Cusinato
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. A. Rito
reluctantly left the field.
Vanba's G. Bögöly
made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 76 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded goal when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 77 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 5. The Vanba fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Murialdigna's M. Roccato
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 80 minutes. M. Valera Murcia
was given a chance to change things around.
M. Valera Murcia
became the new Murialdigna captain.
With 80 minutes played, the Murialdigna coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. M. Trippetta
came on, G. Lavrenčić
had to leave the fray.
Possession of the ball saw an equal split between the teams during the forty-five minutes.
The most dominating Murialdigna player was without a doubt S. Banchetto
turned in a dismal performance, however.
performed admirably for Vanba.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 0 - 5.