63598 spectators arrived at Camp Nou Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football.
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for BARCELONA.
The following players had been chosen: Podhorsky - Kirmen, Dragnea - Defossé, Ekmetsoglou, Nötzold, Favilla, Kammier - Güven, Babacan, Szynalski.
Hell decided to use a 4-5-1 set up.
Starters: Endrész - Herby, Vitez, van der Graft, Refah - Afeltowicz, Moş, Chiriac, Aas, Raut-Roy - Tampère.
It seemed as though BARCELONA considered the game won before even taking the field, which resulted in a very uninspired start to the game.
The strategy for Hell was to use their ability to press.
One of many good crosses from J. Afeltowicz
on the wing was received and skillfully taken care of by W. Tampère
, who scored for Hell. 0 - 1
After 29 minutes, S. Defossé
made a dash down the middle past the away team's defenders to score the goal that made it 1 - 1.
Hell's talent at pressing frustrated the spectators as the game became a dire midfield struggle.
With 33 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of Hell resulted in a counterattack that set F. Moş
free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
1 - 1 was the score after the first half.
BARCELONA had most of the ball, with 62 percent of possession.
The BARCELONA players had looked too sure of themselves in the first half. Several of the players managed to break this attitude as the second half started, realising they would not be able to win unless they also put in the hard work.
's speed is always a threat when he gets a little room to move, and 58 minutes into the match was no different as he broke free of his man to send a delightful through ball to L. Babacan
who knocked it in for BARCELONA. 2 - 1!
Cheers filled the stadium as M. Nötzold
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 1 to BARCELONA.
Confident in their lead, BARCELONA's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
67 minutes into the game, BARCELONA were awarded a penalty that P. Favilla
turned into 4 - 1 without a problem.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the BARCELONA coach let D. Manu
replace R. Szynalski
after 67 minutes.
made a nice dash down the wing after 73 minutes, but was unable to get the cross into the box. A goal kick was awarded.
After 75 minutes, the defensive line of Hell created a counterattack through the middle that gave H. Herby
a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
80 minutes in, BARCELONA's L. Babacan
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by BARCELONA, with 67 percent of the ball.
Most important BARCELONA player was D. Dragnea
On the other hand, M. Kammier
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Hell.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 4 - 1.