Match date: 01-12-2021 17:15
Match length: 97 Minutes
Indianapolis vs. ALBEAGLES FC: 6-0
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Jayson Toth Stadium
Spectators: 8482 (Terracing: 6363, Seating: 1950, VIP seats: 169) The field was rather wet after several days of rain when Curt Finch took the kick off in the first half of the match. Olof Rudberg sent away a hard shot on goal in the 4th minute, but the ball went just over the crossbar and out. A very good chance. Gökcan Bahadır struck a weak shot in the 5th minute. Dan Savage didn't even have to move as the ball rolled over the line well wide of the goal. A wasted opportunity for Indianapolis. Diego Armando Giménez blasted a shot towards the goal in the 7th minute, but the shot hit the top of the crossbar and went out without Dan Savage having to make a save. Gökcan Bahadır in the 9thth minute had a little luck and got a chance for a shot in front of the goal. Without hesitation aimed to the right of Dan Savage, who managed to lunge to the right direction and made a save. 14 minutes into the match, Indianapolis's Gökcan Bahadır sent off a blazing shot straight on target, a shot that Dan Savage narrowly saved just below the crossbar. Indianapolis's attacker deliberately struck the ball against an opponent to win a corner for his team. The corner was taken by Olof Rudberg in the 15th minute. Indianapolis's Russell Feutrill played magnificently when he managed to stop the ball from hitting the goal, after a sharp shot by Maxwell Street in the 18th minute of play. Dan Savage didn't have a chance when a screaming shot from Gökcan Bahadır went, in the 20th minute, to the upper right corner, 1-0 was the resulting score. Trent Randle hit a great freekick 26 minutes into the match. The supporters of ALBEAGLES FC booed when Indianapolis was adjudged a doubtful freekick after 30 match minutes in a wonderful position. Osvaldo Thomason didn't get a good kick on the ball. 32 minutes into the match, Diego Armando Giménez dribbled the ball past the defender and swiftly kicked the ball to the left of Dan Savage, 2-0. A collision led to Indianapolis getting a freekick after 35 minutes play. Olof Rudberg hit a great ball. In the 37th minute, one of ALBEAGLES FC:s players had the ball in front of the goal but got pushed and fell. The referee felt it was an obvious case and blew a penalty for ALBEAGLES FC. Dan Savage had in the 38thth minute some difficulties stopping Olof Rudberg's well aimed penalty as it nearly passed him on his left side, but he still managed to hold the ball. Olof Rudberg took the ball and in the 38 minute, shot a rapid shot to the right of a surprised Dan Savage. Dan Savage dived to the right, and did manage to get a hand on the shot, but it still went into the right corner making it 3-0. Gökcan Bahadır could have scored with his fast shot on goal in the 43rd minute of the match, but Dan Savage made a huge save. Diego Armando Giménez was extremely unlucky when he, in the 44th minute, took a shot that hit the right post and went out. Indianapolis's Russell Feutrill played magnificently when he managed to stop the ball from hitting the goal, after a sharp shot by Curt Finch in the 46th minute of play. Gökcan Bahadır who was well placed in front of the goal fired away a dangerous shot that in the 48thth minute tested the skills of Dan Savage when he managed to save the team from getting behind. No-one was surprised that the home team were leading 3-0 at half-time.
The wind increased when Diego Armando Giménez made the kick off in the second half. In the 53rd minute Gökcan Bahadır shot on, it seemed, an open goal, but Dan Savage saw the ball coming and threw himself on it before it passed the goal line. Indianapolis's Gökcan Bahadır got a good chance for a goal in the 55th minute, but he totally mistimed the shot and it went over the crossbar. 57 minutes into the game, Frankie Elmore was given a yellow card after he appeared to trip an opposing player. ALBEAGLES FC's manager was livid on the sidelines, but the referee was unmoved and gave Indianapolis the free kick. After 57 played minutes ALBEAGLES FC got a freekick which was hit by Frankie Elmore. A collision led to Indianapolis getting a freekick after 59 minutes play. Trent Randle hit a great ball. Gökcan Bahadır sent away a hard shot on goal in the 64th minute, but the ball went just over the crossbar and out. A very good chance. An unexpectedly hard shot by Gökcan Bahadır in the 66th minute of play forced ALBEAGLES FC's goalkeeper Dan Savage to throw himself to the left, to be able to save the ball. If Diego Armando Giménez had kept his shot down it would have been a goal in the 70th minute. The ball went over the crossbar and out instead. In the 73rd minute, Diego Armando Giménez made a precise shot to the right of Dan Savage. ALBEAGLES FC's defense was at fault, and the scoreboard reflected the new score, 5-0. The audience was convinced that Gökcan Bahadır's extremely hard shot when he got free in front of the goal was going in, but Dan Savage was relentless in the 76th minute of the game. ALBEAGLES FC's Dan Savage played magnificently when he managed to stop the ball from hitting the goal, after a sharp shot by Olof Rudberg in the 78th minute of play. After 78 minutes of play, Indianapolis's Olof Rudberg made it 6-0 when he simply outclassed the defender marking him and hit a curling shot into the right side of the net. Dan Savage was left in no man's land by his defense there! 81 minutes into the match, Indianapolis's goalkeeper Russell Feutrill had to clear away a ball on his right side after a cunning shot by Nelson Pineda. 82 minutes into the match, ALBEAGLES FC's goal looked a bit too open when Gökcan Bahadır came free, but Dan Savage reached the ball before it rolled over the goal line. Dan Savage took care of the ball after a well-directed shot from Diego Armando Giménez, even though the ball almost passed him on his left side. Maxwell Street hit a great freekick 85 minutes into the match. Olof Rudberg fired away a screaming shot towards the goal in the 91st minute, but the shot went just over the crossbar without Dan Savage having to interfere. Diego Armando Giménez recieved an excellent pass in front of the goal in the 93rd minute. Unfortunately, he received the ball on his off foot and could only manage a weak shot that went over the goal. Diego Armando Giménez sent away a hard shot on goal in the 96th minute, but the ball went just over the crossbar and out. A very good chance. There was no doubt that Indianapolis were the better team. Indianapolis's players enjoyed the ovations of the crowd after the victory.
|Gökcan BahadırG Bahadır(1-0)||20'|
|Diego Armando GiménezD Armando Giménez(2-0)||32'|
|Olof RudbergO Rudberg(3-0)||38'|
|57'||Frankie ElmoreF Elmore|
|Gökcan BahadırG Bahadır(4-0)||66'|
|Diego Armando GiménezD Armando Giménez(5-0)||73'|
|Olof RudbergO Rudberg(6-0)||78'|