Yugoslavia and a West German side, neu Isenburg, played a warm-up match prior to the World Cup contest at a stadium on the outskirts of Frankfurt on Monday (10th June).
Yugoslavia and a West German side, neu Isenburg, played a warm-up match prior to the World Cup contest at a stadium on the outskirts of Frankfurt on Monday (10th June). Yugoslavia won the match, beating the home team by 9 goals to 2.
The Yugoslav scorers were Jerkovic, who scored three, Karasi who scored two and one goal each scored by Orlak, Vladic, Bajevic, and Petrovic. This was something of a triumph for the eighteen year old Petrovic, who is a rising star in the Yugoslav team.
In their dominating performance over the West German team, the Yugoslavs dispelled any thoughts that they may have been worked too hard over the last few months.
Though the Yugoslav performance was more than convincing, the West German team may have bene overpowered by the enthusiastic response of their fens.
However, Yugoslavia are in Group Two which is the group backed by many experts to produce the eventual winner. The first match in Group Two will be Yugoslavia against the South American masters, Brazil.
As both teams regard themselves as potential champions, many experts think they may play for a draw, in the hope that the other side will be knocked out before the final stages.
SYNOPSIS: Football crowds in west Germany are already working themselves up to fever pitch for the World Cup competition which begins later this week, and on Monday Frankfurt crowds were provided with ample opportunity to release their cheering at a warm-up match between Yugoslavia and their home team New istenburg. Unfortunately, for the fans the first goal was scored by Yugoslavia, and the West German side were not destined to provide their supporters with many more opportunities for revengeful roars.
The New Isenburg penalty was only one of two occasions the fans had for whole-hearted rejoicing. Time and again the Yugoslavs won possession and went into the attack.
The Yugoslavs dominated the match and were constantly invading the opposition's goal space - often with satisfying result. The visitors certainly dispelled any thoughts that they had been worked too hard over the last few months.
Yugoslavia showed the sort of form that could carry them to the final. They are in Group Two, which many experts are backing to produce the eventual winners. It remains to be seen when they meet Brazil.
The scorers for Yugoslavia were Jerkovic, with three;Karasi, with two; and one goal apiece from Orlak, Vladic, Bajevic and Petrovic. The West German team only managed to score twice - making the final score nine-two.