Result of the Sunday October 21, 2007 CSL game between Serbian White Eagles and Trois-Rivieres Attak played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 5:00pm. This was the second semi-final of the CSL Championship playoffs.
Serbian White Eagles (all white, blue numbers)
.......................27 Djordje Radan
17 Dragan Cosic...6 Mirko Medic (cpt)...2 Ricardo Muguia...10 Alex Braletic
9 Sasa Viciknez...8 Nenad Stojcic...13 Nikola Budalic...19 Dragorad Milicevic
..................18 Zoran Kokot...11 Gabriel Pop
Subs:...25 Arthur Zaslavski (gk)...14 Milan Janikic (mid)...15 Milos Scepanovic (fwd)...20 Milan Janosevic (mid)...21 Daniel Milojevic (mid)...22 Noel Ellerton (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Branko Pavlovic...assistant coach Aca Krivokapic...manager Dragisa Latinic...physio Dean Stambolic...trainer Milenko Matic
Trois Rivieres Attak (all navy, white numbers)
.......................22 Jon Paul Piques
16 Olivier Brett...5 Cedric Joqueviel...23 Elkana Mayard...27 Francois Boivin
6 Boubacar Coulibaly...9 Jean Phillipe Etienne...7 Ibrahim Baldeh...19 Alpha Bah
.................8 Jean-Louis Besse...12 Nicolas Lesage
Subs:...24 Adytia Davalia (gk)...2 Sita Taty Matondo (mid)...4 Alex Suprenant...10 Tarek El Haiad...11 Darko Kolic...14 Guillaume Barrette (def)
team officials:...head coach Marc Dos Santos...assistant coach Laurence Labonte...manager Stephane Chiarello...physio Celin Quesnel
Game officials:...referee Isaac Raymond...referee's assistants David Barry and Yusri Rudolf...fourth official Leif Maitland...(neon green shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 5:04pm...SWE defend west end on this warm early evening with a bright sun in the west and not much wind. I immediately signalled from the track by waving my arms that they hadn't started the clock.
1 min...TRA Lesage short pass from middle has TRA Bah take 20 yard low shot from left that's caught by goalie.
2 min...TRA Besse 20 yard shot from right is low and wide left.
4 min...SWE YELLOW card...Medic tackles TRA Lesage on left sideline at 15 yards.
5 min...TRA Coulibaly low 20 yard freekick from left is into short side webbing of net.
6 min…White Eagles Zoran Kokot GOAL…Kokot gets ball on left and turns around and fires 20 yard roller into right corner of net beyond goalie.
10 min...SWE Pop injured at TRA 20 yard line on right when his hell was clipped.
13 min...SWE Stojcic injured at SWE 30 yard line on sweeping tackle.
16 min...TRA Coulibaly up middle takes 30 yard kick that's well wide right of net.
20 min...TRA Boivin gets back in time to head away SWE player's long pass to open SWE Viciknez near right post.
21 min...SWE Viciknez gets short throw-in from right and 20 yard low shot from right is smothered by goalie.
24 min...TRA player's 35 yard freekick from right has TRA Mayard(?) pop up header at 20 yards and goalie catches ball just under bar.
25 min…White Eagles Dragorad Milicevic GOAL…Milicevic on left blasts 25 yard shot into top right corner of net over flying goalie.
25 min...SWE YELLOW card...Milicevic for excess celebrating of his goal.
27 min...TRA YELLOW card...Baldeh for tackle on SWE Stojcic at SWE 40 yard line.
30 min...TRA Boivin 55 yard freekick into box but TRA Lesage is checked off ball before controlling for shot opportunity.
32 min...TRA Boivin run down left and 30 yard cross is wide left behind SWE net.
33 min...TRA Coulibaly 22 yard shot up middle that leaping goalie palms over net for cornerkick. The ball was palmed into the football goalpost and that killed the play.
37 min...TRA goalie has to race back to net when TRA Joqueviel passes back to him at 15 yards on extreme left.
38 min...TRA Bah cornerkick from left has TRA player pop up kick at 12 yards but defenders head away at 5 yards.
40 min...SWE Viciknez steals ball but slips up on right side.
41 min...SWE Viciknez gets long pass on right but 20 yard shot from extreme right is caught by goalie on short side.
42 min...TRA Brett 30 yard freekick from right has TRA player head ball but it deflects off leaping defender wide left.
43 min...TRA player's cornerkick from left is stopped.
46 min...SWE Gabriel Pop gets through ball on left and as he’s rounding goalie, goalie Jon Paul Piques sprawls and trips him. Referee Isaac Raymond calls for a Penalty kick.
47 min...SWE Sasa Viciknez blasts Penalty kick well over top left corner of net.
47 min...half ends 5:51pm right after the TRA goalie takes a goalkick.
2nd Half:...starts 6:08pm.
46 min...SWE Pop feeds pass up middle to SWE Budalic low shot from 12 yards is saved by diving goalie. SWE Pop 15 yard rebound blast pushed wide left by diving goalie.
47 min...TRA player's cornerkick from left ahs defender head ball away.
49 min...TRA Besse blasts partial clearance from 20 yards deflects underside of defenders foot and smothered by goalie.
50 min...SWE Milicevic injured at center line.
50 min...TRA sub...Matondo replaces Bah.
51 min...SWE Medic injured at SWE 25 yard line.
52 min...TRA Coulibaly 45 yard chip from right is caught by goalie just under bar.
53 min...SWE goalie beats TRA Matondo to grab through ball.
54 min...SWE YELLOW card...Braletic for bashing check on leaping TRA Etienne.
55 min...TRA sub...Kolic replaces injured Etienne (instead of first indicated Baldeh).
56 min...SWE Viciknez cuts 30 yard shot up middle low and wide right.
57 min...SWE Braletic gets ball up middle on break but TRA Mayard retreats and checks him off ball.
58 min...TRA Kolic 30 yard freekick from left blast is caught by flying goalie on right side who hangs on to bullet hard shot.
59 min...SWE goalie grabs bouncing shot from 30 yards on left.
60 min...TRA Kolic cornerkick from left has defender head ball away and TRA Lesage has 12 yard shot blocked, then TRA Baldeh snakes 20 yard shot that flying goalie catches.
62 min...SWE sub...Janosevic replaces Kokot.
63 min...SWE Viciknez 25 yard freekick from left has SWE Pop center ball from right end line but defender clears.
67 min...SWE Medic heads away TRA player's cross into box.
67 min...SWE goalie dives forward and charging TRA player flies over him but ball is wide left of goal.
68 min...SWE goalie makes another key catch on 30 yard shot from left.
69 min...SWE Janosevic cross from left 30 yards has diving goalie knocke away from charging SWE Pop.
73 min...TRA Brett 30 yard freekick from right has defender head away.
74 min...TRA Matondo cross from right has defender block with hip.
75 min...SWE Stojcic falls charging for through ball.
76 min...TRA Kolic cornerkick from right has defender on left head ball away.
76 min...TRA Matondo chips cross from right 15 yards over players in box.
77 min...TRA sub...El Haiad replaces Baldeh.
78 min...TRA Matondo races to cross ball to deflect and win cornerkick.
79 min...TRA El Haiad cornerkick from right is blocked and recross is low and also blocked.
79 min...SWE goalie charges into crowd of players to catch cross from 30 yards on left.
80 min...TRA Lesage shot blocked and Lesage's 10 yard rebound has sliding goalie deflect ball wide left for cornerkick.
81 min...SWE sub...Milojevic replaces Milicevic.
82 min...SWE Viciknez short cornerkick from left is worked out but cross cleared from box.
82 min...TRA Matondo long cross from right has SWE player clear from box.
83 min...SWE goalie swats cornerkick from left through box to right.
84 min...SWE Viciknez 35 yard freekick up middle is caught by goalie.
84 min...Attak Nicolas Lesage GOAL...Attak Sita Taty Matondo cross from right into crowd of players has Lesage knock 3 yarder loose ball into center of net leaving goalie Djordje Radan no chance.
86 min...TRA Brett 20 yard blast is just over net on turned shot like Toronto FC's Danny Dichio got away yesterday.
87 min...TRA YELLOW card...some player gets this for diving in the SWE box.
89 min...SWE sub...Ellerton replaces Viciknez.
90 min...TRA Lesage heads cross from right wide left from 5 yards.
91 min...SWE Stojcic injured at SWE 48 yard line.
92 min...TRA Coulibaly 48 yard cross from left has goalie catch ball but play was whistled down anyway.
92 min...TRA goalie catches ball headed back by defender to prevent a 2 on 1 rush.
92 min...SWE sub...Scepanovic replaces Pop.
94 min...Attak Red card...Darko Kolic draws Red card for foul on SWE player at SWE 25 yard line.
95:46...game ends 6:57pm.
Final Score:…….Serbian White Eagles………2…………Trois-Rivieres Attak…………..1………
Attendance was about 500 on this warm late afternoon. There was a bright sun in the west for the first half but no wind (unlike yesterday) that played a factor in today’s game.
White Eagles had a good chance of putting this game away in the first half but the missed Penalty kick gave the Attak some momentum and they played much better in the second half. Goalie Djordje Radan had to be great with a few flying saves and leaps to take balls off the heads of Attak forwards in the box before they could play them. 50 minute sub Sita Taty Matondo sent in the best crosses. Attak’s Olivier Brett had a great chance to equalize at 86 minutes when his 20 yard midair blast was just over the net. It looked a lot like MLS Toronto FC Danny Dichio’s injury time goal yesterday afternoon. Radan’s best save was at 33 minutes when Attak’s Boubacar Coulibaly sent a 22 yard shot up the middle that he palmed over the net as he fell back.
Montreal Impact’s head coach Nick De Santos and assistant Peter Pinnizotto were watching the game. The Attak is the farm team of the Impact.
This sets up a dream (or nightmare) final between Serbian White Eagles and Toronto Croatia. The game will definitely not be played here at Esther Shiner Stadium for crowd control reasons. The league will announce tomorrow where and when the game will be held. The expected place is Centennial Stadium (although the City of Toronto has closed the field for the season) with makeshift stands placed on the east side of the field opposite the concrete west side stands to keep the supporters apart. Because of the organizing involved—police presence required and to maximize ticket sales, the game may be held in two weeks with the already scheduled banquet awards dinner held later in the day.
White Eagles starters
Mid field action.
Sasa Viciknez running up for penalty kick which he put over the net in 1st half injury time.
Milan Janosevic replaces Zoran Kokot at 62 minutes.
White Eagles team poses with some of their fans after the game.
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