Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Pop Art
saw a crowd turnout of 40883. Marcell Valkay
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Steen Rud Troelsen
and Yağmur Ersun
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for LOBO.
Lineup: Sacayanan - van den Top, Salgado, Mohan - Figuerola, Val, Martínez López, Gojenola, Gras - Lezhnev, Sandoval.
Ariquitaun had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Danciulescu - Golin, Utriainen, Lagerskog - Pavoni, Balbís, Wildtgrube, Mora Castillejo, Casals - Plaia, Manko.
Ariquitaun were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
With 28 minutes played T. Sandoval
almost put the home team one ahead on a cross coming in from the right, but the shot went just wide.
Ariquitaun mounted an inspired counterattack down the right wing after 34 minutes, but E. Golin
was unable to convert from short range.
Ariquitaun took the lead after 37 minutes making the score 0 - 1. M. Lagerskog
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
With 40 minutes played, after a good run down the left, A. Lezhnev
went down looking for a penalty after a challenge from the visitors' right fullback, but the referee waved play on, and later warned him for diving.
Halftime score was 0 - 1.
LOBO claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 51 percent.
The home crowd cheered when, after 55 minutes, E. Plaia
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
LOBO's V. Mohan
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 75 minutes having been played. I. Lambarri
was the replacement.
After 80 minutes, Ariquitaun's V. Manko
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 2.
The players of Ariquitaun now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
Possession in this half belonged to LOBO, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
LOBO's top performer was clearly A. Lezhnev
On the other hand, I. Lambarri
's play was disheartening.
Ariquitaun's best player was E. Plaia
J. Mora Castillejo
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 2.