It had rained all day, but 61420 hardy fans still made it out to 孙思源 (Sun Si Yuan)
. Reno Battaglia
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Raúl Simón
and Vilmar Vau
People from all over Catalunya
had joined up for the derby.
Celrà.com tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Puigví - Mora, Gauna, Climent - Remedios, Corminas, Payén, Fontanillas, Araníbar - Humara, Pérez Marín.
rivendell decided to use a 4-5-1 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Ølholm - Silvino, Cabarrús, Bērziņš, Romppainen - Cuartas, Crispim, Fuster, Wilstra, Aybar - Matinlassi.
Celrà.com saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
rivendell were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
The boggy pitch disrupted the game, especially for technical players like A. Silvino
knocked one home from a counterattack down the right wing, making the score 0 - 1 after 5 minutes.
Attacking on the wings was the choice for Celrà.com, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack.
With the clock showing 13 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of rivendell resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by P. Romppainen
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
Celrà.com had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to focus on wing attacks instead.
rivendell's M. Cabarrús
was shown a yellow card after 37 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
In a fantastic display of determination, Celrà.com's R. Mora
forced himself to his feet, after an opponent viciously knocked him down.
After 39 minutes, speedy F. Cuartas
dashed past his marker, making plenty of room for the second wave of attack. However, K. Matinlassi
failed to score.
Had it not been for one of the home defenders, F. Crispim
would have put rivendell up another goal 41 minutes into the match with his audacious lob from the right wing.
It was 0 - 1 at the break.
Celrà.com had most of the ball, with 58 percent of possession.
It was obvious that Celrà.com had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
Celrà.com's R. Mora
made an attempt at equalising 59 minutes into the match, coming in from the right, but the ball hit the post and the defence easily cleared the rebound.
After 60 minutes, Celrà.com used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
The counterattacks of rivendell were deadly and 60 minutes into the game, S. Wilstra
received a nice pass from the right flank, making it 0 - 2.
Players in Celrà.com heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead.
With 67 minutes played, A. Humara
was very close to reducing the score for Celrà.com with a low drive from the left, but a defender stuck his foot out just in the nick of time, blocking the shot to a corner.
After 70 minutes, the rivendell players received new instructions from their manager on how to keep in control of the game.
The rivendell coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 70 minutes into the game.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 70 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. C. Ferrer
was the replacement.
Almost all the way down to the corner flag, Celrà.com's K. Araníbar
somehow managed to get a perfect pass into the middle, impossible to miss for M. Pérez Marín
, who struck for 1 - 2.
Celrà.com's A. Humara
made a successful breakthrough on the left after 74 minutes and should have levelled the score, but instead he clipped it over the bar.
Celrà.com enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 57 percent of possession.
Celrà.com's top performer was clearly M. Pérez Marín
was a disappointment, however.
performed admirably for rivendell.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 2.