A scorching day at Tornado Lucense Arena
, where 51331 spectators were in place for today's match. Germano Chilò Trosman
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Stephane Bürgin
and Helmar Beckmann
Tornado started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Cárcamo - Niza, Pérez, Bačiak - Urbano, Cocón, Muñoz Ybarra, Savater, Schettino - Pont, Tortajada.
Greengroucers tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
Lineup: Andersson - Martínez Conde, Guals - Fontecha, Salvador Calvo, Codeseda, Gruilles, Domingos Sousa - Sorzano, La Plaza Blas, Solar.
The wings were the focus of most of Tornado's attacks today.
's technique was perfect on this sunny day and led to some breathtaking tricks that bamboozled the defence.
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 25 minutes. This gave Tornado the 1 - 0 lead.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, C. Muñoz Ybarra
got himself booked. The manager of Tornado was not happy.
The corner kick from M. Pérez
was powerfully met by the head of I. Savater
to make the score 2 - 0.
struck a 30 metre free kick home 41 minutes into the match. 3 - 0 for the home team.
A great save by keeper A. Andersson
after 42 minutes kept the visitors in the game after M. Schettino
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
Tornado were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
With 44 minutes played, Tornado's V. Pont
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
The teams went for the halftime break at 3 - 0.
Tornado claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
Greengroucers needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 50 minutes A. Guals
made way for J. Marlet
Greengroucers kept trying to force their way through on the right side and J. Marlet
got his chance after 51 minutes, but the home side's defence held their position and stopped the attack.
The bench was restless, and with 70 minutes passed Greengroucers's coach gave A. Estacasolos
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. C. Gruilles
reluctantly left the field.
E. La Plaza Blas
could've grabbed a goal for Greengroucers 70 minutes in when he got a pass from the left putting him free of the home side's defence, but he was unable to take advantage of the situation.
Tornado's C. Tortajada
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 71 minutes.
found it hard to catch his breath today in the stifling heat.
Greengroucers's P. Salvador Calvo
got himself booked for a foul.
Tornado put in a good effort on the right, but C. Tortajada
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 83 minutes into the game.
Tornado had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
Tornado's top performer was clearly E. Urbano
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Greengroucers's best player was E. La Plaza Blas
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 0.