Rapalites 7 - 4 Grilled
ear skies welcomed the 74014 spectators who had made their way to Fisherman's Horizon. Albert Ástþórsson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Carmine Moscato
and Gunārs Gailis
. A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Rapalites. Starters: Ruivo - Haikal Ameer, Maalik - Frizzi, 文扬 (Wenyang), Mantali, bin Ahman, Leaşcu - Huhtamäki, 景铭 (Jingming), Nilo.
Grilled decided to use a 2-5-3 set up. The following players had been chosen: Kryus - 福泉 (Fuquan) , Madaini - bin Jantan, 长春 (Changchun), 尊文 (Zunwen) , Djekshenkulov, Shun An - bin Mohd Kassim, 勇航 (Yonghang) , Ying Lee.
Rapalites showed off their creative tactics. Grilled clearly preferred using their ability to attack in the middle. J. Huhtamäki
of Rapalites was able to make an impressive rush past the sluggish 凌. 福泉 (Fuquan)
, which resulted in a goal making the score 1 - 0. A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Rapalites to 2 - 0 as 裴. 景铭 (Jingming)
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle. 卢. 尊文 (Zunwen)
of Grilled was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle. Rapalites put themselves up 3 - 0 when J. Huhtamäki
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake. Confident in their lead, Rapalites's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. Things were deteriorating for the away team as Rapalites scored another to make it 4 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for José Alberto Nilo
after 40 minutes. A bit later, Grilled's Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
easily reduced the lead to 4 - 1 after a misunderstanding in the home side's central defence. With 44 minutes played, Rapalites put themselves up 5 - 1 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to Tiberio Frizzi
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home. The visitors replied 44 minutes into the game, reducing the home side's lead to 5 - 2, as 凌. 福泉 (Fuquan)
dashed up the middle, easily lobbing the ball over the home team's keeper. After 44 minutes, Tiberio Frizzi
put Rapalites ahead 6 - 2 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing. The teams went for the halftime break at 6 - 2. Rapalites had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
58 minutes into the match, the visitors reduced the lead to 6 - 3 as a free kick by Qassem Madaini
slunk past the home side's goalkeeper. Rapalites's José Alberto Nilo
increased the lead to 7 - 3, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 62 minutes. Grilled reduced the lead after 78 minutes to 7 - 4 as Chow Ying Lee
easily chipped the ball past the home side's keeper after a dazzling play from the right. Rapalites's Kuki Ruivo
left the field after 81 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was Mohd Firdaus bin Rozi
. Grilled needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 85 minutes 凌. 福泉 (Fuquan)
made way for Rashid bin Ahmad
. Rapalites claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent. Shaiful Bahri bin Ahman
performed admirably for Rapalites. On the other hand, Danial Maalik
's play was disheartening. Most important Grilled player was 田. 勇航 (Yonghang)
. Abdul bin Jantan
turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 7 - 4.