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It wasn't close either, but Real ChamWin F.C would be able to claim some measure of satisfaction for their supporters at their Dream World Stadium this time around - and none could accuse head coach Ataúlfo Cayupi of being overly-cautious, as he switched tack to a 3-4-3 to further worry the Birds' defence. This match would also be goalkeeper Austen Guan's debut against Grilled, as Eduard Chochol was relegated to the bench, not having exactly covered himself in glory in his previous two appearances.
Guan would, however, concede within sixty seconds, in what had to be a thoroughly unconvincing return to league duties. Gilbert Webb
had been released on the left side with most of the rest of the Birds team sitting back, and there should have been no mystery about what he was about to do, when Heng Dong Chu
picked him out. Somehow, Guan allowed the expected strike to slip under him and over the line, which must have given Cayupi a headache over his custodian selection policies.
There was nothing for it but for the hosts to forge on, although they would discover to their detriment that Grilled were again dictating the direction. The match would be paused in the 17th minute for Heng Kang Chu to take a breather, after he took a head-on collision with Grilled's own very-energetic Heng; the contested drop ball went Grilled's way, and Vikram Mudaliar
had few sympathies for ChamWin's troubles, as he stabbed it home for 2-0.
The rest of this half saw the Birds find a third through Cyril Künzler
, as Grilled found the flanks particularly receptive to their advances, what with the opposition's best adaptation being to clog the centre. Mudaliar had buried a half-chance into the side-netting before that, with the Birds having switched their focus to the right wing, and Künzler then got a promising free-kick completely wrong, after having just scored.
With their new tactics not having worked out, Cayupi risked the recovering Víctor Grimau for the mostly-anonymous Edward Fjermestad, going into the second half. Grilled's unimpressed response would be to score almost immediately, as they had for the first - Kalki Parvathaneni
held it up on the right edge of the penalty area, waiting for the supporting run, only to reverse it the other way for Neeraj Muthyala
Real ChamWin F.C's moment would arrive soon after this, at least. If Heng Dong Chu
had a weak point, it would be his unwillingness to track back especially late in the game, and this left Heng Kang Chu with to freely advance half the length of the pitch, in the 50th minute. Moey Xin Seng
tried to recover, as he often does in such situations, but ChamWin's Heng would find team captain Halim Saud with an outside-boot flick, and Saud would knock it past Massoud Dob
to spoil his clean sheet.
Grilled wouldn't spend much time if any wallowing in misery, and it was 5-1 just two minutes later, as Cyril Künzler
made the most of Bernie Egan
's convincing dummy to stake out a great position for the next pass. Cayupi would unexpectedly replace Saud on the hour, with Bosnian midfielder Nemanja Momčilović coming on in his stead; this did presage a more open and contested period, which saw Guan pull off the best save of the day from Egan's diving header, before Muthyala copped a yellow card for his lunge after getting outfoxed by Dietmar Höllriegelskreuth's feints.
The story of the day, however, had to be Cyril Künzler
's, as the Polish winger added an assist to his long list of contributions, with Bilal Mohammad Harun
rocking a bullet header into the top corner, in the 78th minute. An eighth career hat-trick then followed, as Künzler dazzled his way across Rafał Pawlikiewicz's attempted covering, before scooping the ball in off the post; he certainly enjoyed that one.
There remained time enough for José Luiz Velho
, Chan Ze Han
and Islom Davlatov
to relieve their mates, and Chan would find the woodwork in a reasonably-productive ten minutes, but there would be no further addition to Grilled's goal difference.