Clear skies welcomed the 44895 spectators who had made their way to El Sardinero
. Daniel Cole
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jan Bengtsson
and Zdzisław Szczepański
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Cantabria.
The following players had been chosen: Jeger - Loranco, Giovanelli, Simeonov, Val - Rocha, Morillo, Prada, Poggi - Yahya, Özipek.
Mister tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Rodoreda - Cabale, Giménez, Pérez Jiménez - Rivas, Verastegui, Cairó, Giraldo, Joara - Derrech, Garrida.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Cantabria.
Some quick footwork on the left side of the field 2 minutes into the match left Mister's J. Cabale
completely free to score. 0 - 1 for the visitors.
was, after 7 minutes, almost able to extend the visitors' lead with a well placed diving header after the ball had looped into the centre, but the home side's keeper J. Jeger
made the save.
Good work by the Cantabria defensive line after 8 minutes produced a good counterattack chance, which cut elegantly down the middle of the pitch and found H. Prada
alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide.
The visitors nearly scored again after 9 minutes, but a superb save by J. Jeger
kept P. Derrech
's free kick out of the net.
Cantabria's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 10 minutes gone, but F. Val
's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
Mister came close to extending their lead as P. Derrech
delivered a low effort on goal from the right after 30 minutes, but the angle was too narrow and the shot went harmlessly into the side netting.
0 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Mister enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 61 percent of possession.
69 minutes into the game, E. Giraldo
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came A. Ribas Blanco
With 83 minutes gone, M. Loranco
suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by Cantabria caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring.
Mister's F. Cairó
was shown a yellow card after 85 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
of Cantabria had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. O. Feragen
came in to finish the match.
The home crowd cheered when, after 87 minutes, A. Verastegui
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
showed the skills that make him a real crowd pleaser as he, after 88 minutes, wove through the guests' entire central defence and put the 1 - 1 equaliser away.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Mister, with 60 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for Cantabria.
However, O. Feragen
made a disastrous appearance.
Mister's top performer was clearly A. Verastegui
On the other hand, G. Giménez
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 1.