Clear skies welcomed the 40552 spectators who had made their way to mazie mīkstie dos pa biksēm
. Karsten Kroog
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Thomas Wikfeldt
and Cyril Humbert
mīkstie started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: Bazinas - Zamora, Steigenberger, La Spada - Saračević, Claude, Martínez, Deville, Plevier - Gualsoro, Ramos Pemán.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Sruatnev.
The following players had been chosen: Elefants - Buiķis, Chekmezov, Martinsons, Veidemanis - Bārbals, Aksentiev, Milosh, Vīznieks - Elerts, Ulāns.
mīkstie tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
mīkstie took the lead 13 minutes into the match after a magnificent free kick by A. Ramos Pemán
that made the score 1 - 0.
's lack of experience almost gave mīkstie a goal after 27 minutes, but the shot went right into the keeper's arms.
mīkstie solidified their lead at the 28 minute mark, as R. Deville
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 2 - 0.
hit the corner kick straight to the keeper, but it was mishandled, giving mīkstie's M. Martínez
an easy chance to knock it in for 3 - 0.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in mīkstie's A. Ramos Pemán
increasing the lead to 4 - 0.
The players of mīkstie now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
Cheers filled the stadium as R. Plevier
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 5 - 0 to mīkstie.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of mīkstie to 6 - 0 as A. Ramos Pemán
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
At that, A. Ramos Pemán
was noted down for a hat trick!
The teams went for the halftime break at 6 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to mīkstie, who controlled the ball 89 percent of the time.
48 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as G. Gualsoro
broke through, making the score 7 - 0 for mīkstie.
Sruatnev's J. Veidemanis
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 49 minutes.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. R. Deville
squirmed through their central defence after 52 minutes, increasing the lead to 8 - 0.
mīkstie put in a good effort on the right, but A. Ramos Pemán
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 62 minutes into the game.
mīkstie managed to extend their lead to 9 - 0 when A. Ramos Pemán
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
mīkstie's A. Ramos Pemán
struck his penalty well enough to beat the goalkeeper and extend the home team's lead to 10 - 0 after 68 minutes.
mīkstie claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 90 percent.
Most important mīkstie player was W. Steigenberger
On the other hand, D. Saračević
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Sruatnev.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 10 - 0.