As the teams prepared to start the match, they both lined up in a 2-5-3 formation. Ropelearner focused on getting players in position for long range shots, taking advantage of their divine (+4) level with that tactic.It was obvious that Ropelearner set up their play to get a shooter in position, and after 5 minutes they succeeded with their tactics when Jean-Félix D'hoedt found a hole in the defence and his long shot left the keeper without a chance. 1 - 0.The visitors didn't give in and, after 9 minutes, Kalki Parvathaneni got through the home side's central line of defence, rolling in the equaliser to make it 1 - 1.Many thought Gianluca Dioguardi ought to have been awarded a penalty 18 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around Valentin Batâr after a determined run through the middle.With 24 minutes played, Koray Güner of Ropelearner fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.Mohammad Ramli Saliman enjoyed the sunshine and demonstrated his stunning technique over and over again.With 34 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. 悠太 (Yuta) 中北 (Nakakita) put the ball away for 1 - 2.The visitors' Chan Ze Han took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 35 minutes into the match. 1 - 3 for Grilled.The referee showed Ropelearner's Piotr Widzyk the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.Chan Ze Han slowly got up on his feet, clutching his right thigh, but eventually signalled that he was ready to play on. Halftime score was 1 - 3.Ropelearner had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
雄輝 (Yuki) 入江 (Irie) wanted to play on, but the Grilled coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 46 minutes into the game by Chu Xin Lee.After 62 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave Mohammad Ramli Saliman a chance to increase the lead for Grilled, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 1 - 4.The fierce heat made it important to save breath, and after a few swift runs Florus Romijn found it hard to get back into position.A marvellous Ropelearner effort on the right-hand side resulted in a goal after 69 minutes by Gábor Gém, making the score 2 - 4.Grilled increased the lead to 2 - 5 as Cyril Künzler scored from the penalty spot, putting the ball in near the top left corner.After 75 minutes, Gianluca Dioguardi had a good opportunity to reduce the scoreline for Ropelearner with a chance created through the middle, but wasn't cool enough. The ball went miles over the bar.Instead of playing a 50/50 ball into the penalty area, Ropelearner's Jean-Félix D'hoedt skipped past the marking defender and passed the ball to 叶 (Ye) 军正 (Junzheng) who finished it off from distance. The keeper could only stand and watch as the hard shot hit the underside of the cross bar, and in to make it 3 - 5 with 83 minutes played.The Grilled players could smell victory in the air. Mohammad Ramli Saliman wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for 田 (Tian) 勇航 (Yonghang) after 88 minutes.The players were tired, but when the referee announced that there would be 2 minutes of added time they, nonetheless, welcomed the extra opportunity to make an impact.The match ends 3 - 5.Possession in this half belonged to Grilled, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.