The 13850 spectators at Bradipodromo Arena
were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Henrique Saleiro
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Yann Oget
and Farzin Alvari
Bradipomissile tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
They fielded: Shpringer - Rusiñol, Di bonito, Garrapa, Mallia - Silva Melo, McIntosh, Lemmetyinen, Uddbrant - Ermo, Eastwood.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Rivolese.
Starters: Fečo - Kostov, Christmann, Kernbauer - Rengel, Vizi, Oprea, Smedegaard, Amador - Farías, Karls.
Rivolese tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
Bradipomissile took the lead 4 minutes in, as M. Ermo
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
That Bradipomissile's M. Garrapa
has the ability of doing what no one expects him to do was shown as he ran over an opposing defender, snatched the ball and passed to D. Eastwood
who hit it hard into the wide open goal after 24 minutes: 2 - 0!
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Bradipomissile's J. Lemmetyinen
increasing the lead to 3 - 0.
It was 3 - 0 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to Bradipomissile, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
The sun seemed to put D. Eastwood
in a great mood, and he showed off his technical skills all match long.
The intense heat forced E. Farías
into making some errors because he couldn't seem to keep up with the others.
Bradipomissile put in a good effort on the right, but D. Eastwood
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 68 minutes into the game.
After 72 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and P. Uddbrant
gave the Bradipomissile supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 4 - 0.
The players of Bradipomissile now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
Bradipomissile had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
Most important Bradipomissile player was G. Di bonito
On the other hand, G. Mallia
's play was disheartening.
Rivolese's top performer was clearly D. Karls
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 4 - 0.