Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 46948 at Refugio Astur
today. Curd Lockowandt
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gustave Vleminckx
and Lorenzo Schlender
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Atletico.
Starters: Hera - Peinado, Pla, Martinet - Aragonés, Imperial, Torsson, Hotárek - Boix, Filipe Silva, Arriba.
ZeusTeam tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Szaszák - Gràcia, Agra, Vieyra - Espejo, Genisans, Inausti, Baguena, Rubio de Tejada - Yera Manzano, Alquézar.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Atletico.
Atletico were very close to putting themselves one up after 19 minutes as E. Arriba
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by N. Pla
. At last, Atletico's L. Martinet
was able to backheel the ball in. 1 - 0.
Atletico's E. Arriba
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 30 minutes.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to ZeusTeam, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
After 60 minutes, ZeusTeam switched E. Genisans
with J. Grijalba
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
The home crowd was dismayed when the referee called a penalty for ZeusTeam after 65 minutes. E. Rubio de Tejada
calmly took the shot and scored. The game was level at 1 - 1.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave J. Espejo
from ZeusTeam a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 66 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
75 minutes into the game, S. Alquézar
was a hair's breadth away from giving ZeusTeam the lead with a shot from over on the left. A prompt block by A. Hera
saved the home team that time.
Atletico could have put themselves ahead after 77 minutes but S. Torsson
missed a volley shot on a ball coming in from the right.
ZeusTeam claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 54 percent.
The most dominating Atletico player was without a doubt E. Arriba
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important ZeusTeam player was S. Alquézar
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 1.