the diddlelkes – CS Universitar 5 – 1
Date: 7/2/2003 at 13:30
Arena: the diddlelkes Arena
1679 spectators arrived at the diddlelkes Arena, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. diddlelkes had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation. The following players had been chosen: Brouwer – Jalasoja, Damlamian, van Hoeck, van Zijll Langho – Cordier, Chauvet, Reijntjens, Stigin – Paulsson, Guy.
Universitar started off with a 3-5-2 lineup. The following players had been chosen: Mazilu – Crãciun, Popescu, Tudorie – Cristea, Dobó, Albert, Hidegkuti, Pavel – Alyabyev, Kimio.
In the 2nd minute Universitars Lóránt Albert received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. diddlelkes were forced to a substitution as Grégoire Chauvet couldn´t continue playing due to the rough treatment. Michael Paulsson gave his diddlelkes the lead with 1 – 0, as he successfully challenged both the guests central defenders, then placed the ball unreachably at the goaltenders right post. A speedy charge from the left side of the field put diddlelkes lead up with 2 – 0. Nathan Reijntjens finished that one off competently, firing from an acute angle. With 11 minutes played Michael Paulsson could have brought this one home for diddlelkes, had his hooked ball gone in, but it went just a bit too high. The teams went for a half-time break at 2 – 0. diddlelkes held the ball, with a clear 56 percent possession rate.
After 51 minutes Erwin Guy put diddlelkes ahead 3 – 0 as he rose to head in a hooked ball, the result of an effort from the right side. The visitors reduced the score in the 71st minute to 3 – 1 as a free kick by Lóránt Albert slunk past the home sides goaltender. Hiroshi Kimio had a couple of good opportunities to reply, but the home team´s goaltender Tom Brouwer just wouldn´t surrender. In the games 78:th minute Universitar´s Bogdan Crãciun head butted an opponent nastily and so the referee sent him off immediately. A speedy charge from the left side of the field put diddlelkes lead up with 4 – 1. Erwin Guy finished that one off competently, firing from an acute angle. The structure of the game started to change as diddlelkes decided to pull back and meet their opponents in the defensive zone. Erwin Guy increased diddlelkess lead to 5 – 1 by putting a header away on a hooked ball from the right. This third goal made a hat trick for Erwin Guy. diddlelkes held the ball, with a clear 60 percent possession rate.
Most important diddlelkes player was Erwin Guy. Michel Huet on the other hand, had a terrible day. The most dominating Universitar player was without a doubt Zakhar Alyabyev. Csongor Hidegkuti was a disappointment, however. The match ends 5 – 1.