The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 30540 had shown up at Er Cannou
for the match.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Barçanova.
The following players took the field: Pescina - Passaretta, Fournie, Elormendi - Gilboa, Aldrich, Saavedra, Agrião, Pérez - Lasalde, Konstas.
zotz had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Khmel - Dossena, Landsverk, Burela - Peña Rubia, Papathanasopoulos, Gorospizcar, Silva Mendoza, Colbinger - Magasi, Bakšis.
Today, Barçanova's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks.
After 2 minutes, the zotz coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving L. Khmel
off the field. N. Marie
took his place.
After 4 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by Barçanova was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
Barçanova took the lead 25 minutes in, as J. Fournie
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
1 - 0 was the score after the first half.
zotz claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 58 percent.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Barçanova coach let S. Liljenquist
replace C. Pérez
after 70 minutes.
The visitors' equaliser seemed sure to come after 71 minutes, following a one on one situation around the left hand side of the goal area, but A. Pescina
got the best of it, blocking the shot from R. Magasi
76 minutes in, zotz's S. Silva Mendoza
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The visitors kept the pressure on to tie the game when, after 77 minutes, J. Bakšis
broke through the centre and found himself alone with the keeper. A. Pescina
made a great block, though.
Barçanova put themselves up 2 - 0 when S. Gilboa
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
Possession in this half belonged to zotz, who controlled the ball 61 percent of the time.
Barçanova's top performer was clearly D. Lasalde
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
performed admirably for zotz.
However, F. Dossena
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 0.