Clear skies welcomed the 18550 spectators who had made their way to Stiatico Arena
. Marcin Goławski
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jean Rabeling
and Joerg Klinge
Real decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Valenzuela - Darocha, Del Sal, Pecetti - Hutton, Özsözlü, Fitas, Jones, Oliver - Terrosi, van Wieringen.
A 4-5-1 alignment was the formation of choice for BAKUGAN.
Lineup: Pennacchi - Rossi, van Geffelen, Ciceri, Sigartău - Aaby, Românu, Tormettino, Zondag, Centoira - Buße.
10 minutes into the game, BAKUGAN's J. van Geffelen
missed an opportunity to score the leading goal from a penalty when he delivered the shot straight into the keeper's hands.
Some great play up the middle by Real led to a chance for G. Pecetti
to score after 19 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, É. Buße
got himself booked. The manager of BAKUGAN was not happy.
They were singing the praises of E. Fitas
28 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to Real.
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to Real, who controlled the ball 54 percent of the time.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. Ö. Özsözlü
squirmed through their central defence after 54 minutes, increasing the lead to 2 - 0.
The referee showed Real's M. Del Sal
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
After 85 minutes Real's D. Darocha
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
Real increased the lead as R. Jones
struck to make the score 3 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
After this, you could see that the players of Real were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Real enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 53 percent of possession.
The most dominating Real player was without a doubt M. Terrosi
On the other hand, M. Del Sal
's play was disheartening.
Most important BAKUGAN player was L. Românu
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.