Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 1581 to mara stadium
. Konrad Limacher
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Niklas Bergquist
and Dorus van Veldhuizen
mm96 tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Camerini - Messuti, Bottani, Henriksson - Mazzega, Verri, Laluci, Parlati, Rumolo - Scarpacci, Di Lonardo.
Danbanan started off with a 3-4-3 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Gilles - Pihelga, Hilkhuijsen, Silagadze - Denisov, Wulfsdorf, Battiato, Schkeuditz - Cortesero, Falout, Negoi.
mm96's P. Parlati
got himself booked for a foul.
After 10 minutes of play, C. Di Lonardo
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
mm96 put in a good effort on the right, but C. Di Lonardo
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 27 minutes into the game.
It might be a while before the fans see Danbanan's S. Gilles
again, after he had to leave the field in great distress at the 41 minute mark. He was replaced by T. Gherghe
After 42 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and G. Rumolo
gave the mm96 supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0.
After this, you could see that the players of mm96 were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Good work by the Danbanan defensive line after 44 minutes produced a good counterattack chance, which cut elegantly down the middle of the pitch and found H. Hilkhuijsen
alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide.
Halftime score was 2 - 0.
mm96 had most of the ball, with 74 percent of possession.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 74 minutes, mm96 did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, G. Verri
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 3 - 0.
After 85 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by C. Di Lonardo
might have resulted in another goal for mm96. However, T. Gherghe
made a spectacular save.
of Danbanan was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
of mm96 got sent off for kicking the ball after the whistle, a completely uncalled for move, earning him his second yellow card of the game.
could have put mm96 up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 89 minutes.
mm96 enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 71 percent of possession.
The most dominating mm96 player was without a doubt G. Verri
turned in a dismal performance, however.
performed admirably for Danbanan.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.