Clouds darkened the skies at CONDEIXA STADIUM
as 4149 spectators turned up for the match. Aðalsteinn Tyrfingsson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Patrice Vendramini
and Maximilian Falkenplatz
CONDEIXA decided to use a 5-2-3 set up.
The following players took the field: Yiannos - Águeda, Antunes, Epifânio, van Maanen, Szalai - Chudzyński, Amigo - Folkestad, Johansen, Sousa.
Zv started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Beira Santos - Zvanītājs, Feldmanis, Zvanītājs, Zvanītājs - Zvanītājs, Rafalovich, Liepa, Grodums - Grassivaro, Suns.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for CONDEIXA.
After 1 minutes, the Zv coach had a quick word about the tactical set-up and decided to try another approach.
After 8 minutes, I. van Maanen
came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving CONDEIXA the lead.
A great save by keeper F. Beira Santos
after 41 minutes kept the visitors in the game after J. Chudzyński
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
A counterattack by Zv after 42 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but J. Grodums
, coming in on the left, couldn't get the shot off.
The referee showed CONDEIXA's H. Antunes
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
1 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by CONDEIXA, with 66 percent of the ball.
The CONDEIXA players could smell victory in the air. P. Epifânio
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for A. Moital
after 46 minutes.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 65 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. C. Felizardo
was the replacement.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the CONDEIXA coach let P. Conci
replace N. Yiannos
after 66 minutes.
A well placed corner kick from C. Águeda
was followed by A. Amigo
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for CONDEIXA, the score now 2 - 0.
Zv needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 70 minutes F. Beira Santos
made way for J. Benedetto
received some harsh words from his coach after he acted foolishly 76 minutes into the match, probably out of lack of experience, and almost let an opponent score.
After 77 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and H. Antunes
gave the CONDEIXA supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 0.
By now, the players in CONDEIXA felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
As the game started to slip away for Zv, the manager decided to change the tactical approach.
CONDEIXA enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 64 percent of possession.
performed admirably for CONDEIXA.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Zv player was J. Benedetto
However, G. Zvanītājs
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 0.