Report 2012

Trenkwalder Admira wins final against Hannover 96 on penalties.

At wonderful football weather and on perfect pitches the audience could observe spectacular performances of the young players from the beginning.

In Group A, a three-way fight for the two semi-final tickets between FC St. Pauli, Red Bull Salzburg and FK Austria Wien was predominant. Finally Red Bull Salzburg and FK Austria Wien went through to the semi-finals leaving St. Pauli behind on third place.
Group B was dominated by Hannover 96 and Trenkwalder Admira with both of them winning all games and a goalless stalemate in the head-to-head duel.

AThe regional non-professional teams took some bigger teams by surprise and achieved memorable results. The home team of Leonhofen reached a draw versus Bolton Wanderers and rewarded themselves for their effort.

On Sunday at noon the traditional ceremony with the national anthems took place. It was followed by the two semi-finals. The first duel took place between Red Bull Salzburg and Hannover 96. In a technically highly demanding match the German Bundesliga club Hannover 96 had the upper hand and won 1:0. In the second semi-final the audience saw an Austrian duel on eye-level between Trenkwalder Admira and FK Austria Wien, where Admira were deserved winners and booked their place in the final.

The classification matches were followed by the eagerly awaited final. In front of packed stands the two teams of Trenkwalder Admira and Hannover 96 entered the pitch. The two finalists showed a fast and balanced games, were Hannover 96 took an early lead but Admira found the net for an equalizer in the second half. The game finished 1:1 and therefore a penalty shootout took place to determine the winner. In a dramatic penalty shoot-out Trenkwalder Admira had the better end and celebrated their first win at the Dr. Nimmrichter Gedenkturnier.

As part of the award ceremony the best individuals were announced. This year’s top scorer was Dominik Karacan from Hannover 96. The best goalkeeper came from Fußballschule Leonhofen, Dominik Hofmann. The best player of the tournament was a midfielder from FC St. Pauli, Alexander Laukart, who impressed the audience with his technical skills as well as his playing horizon.

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