Dark skies made the crowd of 47035 at San Justerini & Brooks
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Enrique Vogt von Ammerthal
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gustav Andersen
and Romain Leroux
Matrukitos decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Palomino - Sequerra, Indacoechea, Brakstad - Iaselli, Frost, Chapar, Morup-Jensen, San German - Thrul, Houweling.
Gondolin had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Quijano - Rincón, Palomba, Frankenberg-Ludwigsdorff - Udroiu, Lazăr, Bednarek, Kreisler, Tarasov - de Mérode, Ortiz.
After 1 minutes, the Matrukitos coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving R. San German
off the field. G. Calhau
took his place.
Given a free kick close to the byline, Matrukitos tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let P. Houweling
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 1 - 0, 13 minutes into the game.
Matrukitos's P. Houweling
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 24 minutes.
Matrukitos were given a gift! The ref dubiously awarded them a penalty 27 minutes into the match, which was neatly put away by R. Sequerra
. 2 - 0 for the home side.
It was 2 - 0 at the break.
Matrukitos enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 53 percent of possession.
could have increased the lead after 47 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
With 55 minutes played, Matrukitos's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to P. Chapar
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 3 - 0.
had a couple of good opportunities to reply, but the home team's keeper P. Palomino
was simply unbeatable.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Matrukitos scored another to make it 4 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for P. Houweling
after 72 minutes.
Confident in their lead, Matrukitos's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Matrukitos, with 52 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for Matrukitos.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Gondolin's top performer was clearly S. de Mérode
However, D. Udroiu
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 4 - 0.