24937 fans braved the pouring rain at CIUDAD IMPERIAL Arena
. Marc Lepeu
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jelte Temming
and Adrien Manchon
TOLETUM tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players took the field: Gavrilescu - Infulati, Litvinov, Akın - Cats, Chiaramonti, Grimmius, Falera, Romero Mallo - Osuna, Rinaldi.
hortiguelas decided to use a 5-4-1 set up.
They fielded: Martins - Monroy, Esponellà, Köblös, Argento, Giani - Fiausch, Sunesson, Brocks, Mascaro - Ben Yaghlene.
For their match strategy, hortiguelas had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
hortiguelas mounted an inspired counterattack down the right wing after 15 minutes, but M. Giani
was unable to convert from short range.
had to be alert to tip I. Rinaldi
's fantastic penalty kick over the bar, denying TOLETUM a chance at the lead.
With 35 minutes gone, D. Ben Yaghlene
suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by hortiguelas caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring.
Thighs bulging, E. Falera
charged past the weaker players, seemingly oblivious to the rain.
The referee showed hortiguelas's R. Monroy
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
In a fantastic display of determination, TOLETUM's A. Litvinov
forced himself to his feet, after an opponent viciously knocked him down.
Halftime score was 0 - 0.
TOLETUM enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 64 percent of possession.
At 50 minutes played, D. Cats
came in from the right with the intention of giving TOLETUM the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
After 51 minutes hortiguelas tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, K. Sunesson
's shot sailed wide after his break down the right.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. P. Harlay
entered the game for hortiguelas as the match clock showed 65 minutes.
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 65 minutes. This gave TOLETUM the 1 - 0 lead.
The TOLETUM coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 65 minutes into the game.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, hortiguelas's K. Sunesson
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 66 minutes. F. Paczyński
was given a chance to change things around.
After 66 minutes, hortiguelas used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
With 71 minutes played, T. Brocks
of hortiguelas fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
TOLETUM's I. Rinaldi
made use of his speed to get free of the defence, but he still couldn't get a shot off 75 minutes into the match.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the TOLETUM coach let M. Bocanegra
replace G. Osuna
after 78 minutes.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 82 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. J. Alderliefste
was the replacement.
became the new TOLETUM captain.
TOLETUM had most of the ball, with 70 percent of possession.
The most dominating TOLETUM player was without a doubt E. Falera
However, T. Gavrilescu
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for hortiguelas.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 0.