You’ve got to put the ball into the net! WSV came out strong and pressing, and created lots of chances. The hosts were pressed back into the defensive, and barely crossed the midfield. Despite the high temperatures, WSV was working hard and bombarding the Wiedenbrück goal. It seemed only a matter of time, but there was no score at half.
The second half was a bit more even, as Wiedenbrück did manage some chances, but GK Christoph Semmler was sharp. WSV continue to pile up opportunities, but things were not going in. Particularily goal-getter Christian Knappmann was unlucky, as his headers just missed the mark by centimeters. So things progressed, and then potential disaster: In the 81st minute, Thomas Schlieter tripped Mainka. Penalty! However Semmler became the hero as he smothered Jansen’s penalty to preserve the draw. WSV actually had a couple of more chances to win the match, but Wiedenbrück’s GK Marcel Hölscher, the best player on the field, stopped Zieba’s point-blank shot from 7 meters, and Baltes had an injury time winner turned away as well.
After the match, WSV coach Hans-Günter Bruns mentioned that the 0-0 result was “a joke”, given all the chances WSV had. But overall, he was satisfied with the effort given on a hot day…
SC Wiedenbrück 2000 - Wuppertaler SV 0:0 (0:0) Attendance: 550 (Jahnstadion) Wiedenbrück: Hölscher - John, Leeneman, Kniat, Rogowski - Strickmann, Krause - Studtrucker, Mainka, Dayangan - D. Jansen Subs: Tietz (35., Studtrucker) B. Halstenberg (73., Strickmann) Rodriguez Diaz (77., Krause) Trainer: Stratos WUPPERTAL: Semmler - El Hammouchi, Schlieter, Flottmann, Herzenbruch - Fleßers, Moosmayer - Landers, Quotschalla, Zieba - Knappmann Subs: Baltes (61., Quotschalla) Zimmermann (77., Landers) Trainer: Bruns