Hanns entered the field in a 4-3-3 formation. The visitors, Grilled Birds, chose to start the game with a 2-5-3 lineup.Going for long shots seemed to be the pick of the day for Hanns, taking advantage of their brilliant level with that tactic.Grilled used their mythical ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.After 7 minutes Kalki Parvathaneni made a speedy advance and dropped the ball to Chu Xin Lee who shuffled it past the keeper. The score was now 0 - 1.The visitors nearly scored again after 14 minutes, but a superb save by Pierre-Yves Virlet kept Gilbert Webb's free kick out of the net.Hanns tried to even things up by sending a long ball towards the centrally placed strikers, but the visitors' defence got the best of this rather direct style of play.With 24 minutes played, Hanns's Zygfryd Janiak found an opening in the visitors' left side defence, but his shot was handled easily by the keeper.Zygfryd Janiak got left behind when Grilled's Bernie Egan left scorch marks in the turf 28 minutes, finishing off with a blisteringly swift strike. 0-2!After 29 minutes, Grilled's Gilbert Webb burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 3.0 - 3 was the score after the first half.Hanns claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
Grilled players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead.The home team's supporters got excited again when Rodrigo Pacheco broke through the visitors' central defence and caught their keeper off guard, making it 1 - 3.After 60 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for Vikram Mudaliar who increased Grilled's lead to 1 - 4.Hanns succeeded with their tactics after 68 minutes faking a cross into the penalty area, but instead passing a short side pass back to Rodrigo Pacheco who met the ball directly with his outstretched foot. The hard long shot touched the keeper's finger tips, but it wasn't enough to stop it from going in. 2 - 4.After 80 minutes, Hanns switched Martin Czverencz with Yuli Slavinski, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.With 80 minutes played, the Hanns coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Antonio Leoni came on, Pierre-Yves Virlet had to leave the fray.It was announced by the referee that he estimated stoppage time to be around 2 minutes. This meant there could still be an extra attack or two left in the match!Hanns supporters cheered as good work down the right got the ball to Juuso Nikunlassi who reduced the visitors' lead after 89 minutes to 3 - 4.89 minutes in, Grilled's Prokop Mottl received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.The match ends 3 - 4.Hanns had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.