Manchester 2 - 7 Grilled
2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Manchester. The following players took the field: Lazzaretto - Ovelar, Bellorini - Buda, Coca, Argimón, Vinigiu, Thode - Margue, Steinboeck, Bugaev.
Grilled started off with a 2-5-3 lineup. Lineup: Kryus - 福泉 (Fuquan), Madaini - Dorogan, 尊文 (Zunwen), Jing Wei, Shun An, 长春 (Changchun) - bin Mohd Kassim, 勇航 (Yonghang), Ying Lee.
It was an obvious ambition of Manchester to use their ability at attacking on the flanks. Grilled seemed to prefer attacking in the middle. After 3 minutes of play, Gastón Ovelar
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right. With 4 minutes played, Vittorio Bellorini
of Manchester fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving. Grilled tied it all up, 28 minutes in, after a spectacular goal by Chow Ying Lee
, who miraculously broke through the home side's central defence, making it 1 - 1. The visiting Woon Shun An
was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 37 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 1 - 2 was the score. Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
was, after 42 minutes, almost able to extend the visitors' lead with a well placed diving header after the ball had looped into the centre, but the home side's keeper Basilio Lazzaretto
made the save. A drive down the left side allowed Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
to get in close and score another goal for Grilled after 43 minutes, taking the score to 1 - 3. Halftime score was 1 - 3. Grilled enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 55 percent of possession.
Manchester were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings. Manchester reduced the lead to 2 - 3 with 56 minutes on the clock when Alex Margue
got the best of a ball floated in from the left. The visitors' 田. 勇航 (Yonghang)
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 76 minutes into the match. 2 - 4 for Grilled. After 77 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave Woon Shun An
a chance to increase the lead for Grilled, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 2 - 5. The players of Grilled now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. Central attacks were the recipe of the day for Grilled, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity. Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 83 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 2 - 6. The Grilled fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early. Grilled's Qassem Madaini
was shown a yellow card after 85 minutes for slicing down an opponent. The Grilled free kick 88 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of Woon Shun An
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 2 - 7! This third goal completed a hattrick for Woon Shun An
. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Grilled, with 55 percent of the ball.
Manchester's best player was Valentin Bugaev
. Volkhardt Steinboeck
on the other hand, had a terrible day. Chow Ying Lee
performed admirably for Grilled. On the other hand, Gleb Dorogan
's play was disheartening. The match ends 2 - 7.