33186 spectators arrived at C.F.Resolís Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Guy Bontemps
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Giuseppe Villani
and Kostas Taralidis
C.F.Resolís tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
They fielded: Verhage - Navarro Alas, Novgorod, Sierra Urquijo, Ortiz el Mozo - Rubio Sáez, Pupi, Övül, Albitre - Sciortino, Donlebrún.
Redemption had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation.
The following players took the field: Pimalscher - Gleu, Duarte - Vieiro, Roda, Ribas, Sáez, Tabajara - Foga, Ingemarsson, Marsellés.
C.F.Resolís tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
Redemption mostly ignored the flanks in favour of their ability to attack in the middle.
C.F.Resolís fans held their breath as M. Sciortino
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 1 - 0!
With 20 minutes played, A. Ribas
of Redemption fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Some brilliant football from the visitors' right wing resulted in a levelling of the score as Redemption's Ó. Sáez
put the ball in the onion bag after 25 minutes to make it 1 - 1.
26 minutes into the match, Redemption nearly took the lead, as G. Vieiro
broke through on the right. C. Verhage
made the save, however.
of C.F.Resolís was able to make an impressive rush past the sluggish G. Duarte
, which resulted in a goal making the score 2 - 1.
After 28 minutes, J. Novgorod
put C.F.Resolís ahead 3 - 1 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
's early cross saw the defenders caught out of position and the alert E. Marsellés
was able to pounce and roll the ball past the hapless goalkeeper to score for Redemption. 3 - 2.
After 33 minutes, G. Duarte
sent the corner kick right to Ó. Sáez
who headed it sharply past the keeper. 3 - 3!
Central attacks were the recipe of the day for C.F.Resolís, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity.
C.F.Resolís's S. Ortiz el Mozo
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
Redemption players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead.
The visiting O. Tabajara
was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 41 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 3 - 4 was the score.
3 - 4 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Redemption, with 64 percent of the ball.
After 53 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for E. Marsellés
who increased Redemption's lead to 3 - 5.
The visitors' J. Gleu
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 62 minutes into the match. 3 - 6 for Redemption.
of Redemption was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
After a short break after 69 minutes, Redemption seemed to change their tactical approach a bit.
After 69 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave M. Ingemarsson
a chance to increase the lead for Redemption, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 3 - 7.
With the scoreboard showing that 72 minutes had been played, Redemption nearly put themselves up another goal after M. Ingemarsson
came through on the left. Fortunately for the home crowd, the keeper made the save.
Possession in this half belonged to Redemption, who controlled the ball 64 percent of the time.
performed admirably for C.F.Resolís.
On the other hand, H. Navarro Alas
's play was disheartening.
Redemption's top performer was clearly E. Marsellés
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 7.