17003 spectators had found their way to Stadio Asia puzzaculo
, despite the heavy rain. Paul Friedrich Weissörtel
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by David Fransson
and Mikko Andström
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Atletico.
The following players had been chosen: Stenz - Wüest, Bedin, Depenau - Cenci, Bargas, Zerouati, Huneeus, Gvozdić - Munita, Ramos.
Victum decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Boluda - Suwacki, Gröönsjö, Maier - Capeta, Figini, Pilarsky, Beraru, Joudaki - Ben-Gigi, Wulfrank.
It was an obvious ambition of Victum to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
After 4 minutes, following yet another great corner, F. Capeta
's flick on at the near post reached O. Pilarsky
, who was just wide with his snapshot - the ball went out for a goal kick.
Players in Victum heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
A penalty was given after 24 minutes, allowing the visitors to gain the lead: 0 - 1. F. Joudaki
was the scorer.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 2.
Confident in their lead, Victum's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
Halftime score was 0 - 2.
Possession in this half belonged to Atletico, who controlled the ball 57 percent of the time.
At 48 minutes into the game, Atletico's Z. Zerouati
deftly knocked the ball home after an impressive run down the left, reducing the visitors' lead to 1 - 2.
66 minutes in, Victum's G. Wulfrank
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
was struggling to make the ball dance with his usual trickery and panache, and the opposing players had little trouble shutting him down in these muddy conditions.
showed the skills that make him a real crowd pleaser as he, after 77 minutes, wove through the guests' entire central defence and put the 2 - 2 equaliser away.
of Victum received a yellow card after 79 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Atletico claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
Atletico's top performer was clearly O. Bargas
was a disappointment, however.
performed admirably for Victum.
On the other hand, F. Suwacki
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 2 - 2.