Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Huracan de Adeje Arena
saw a crowd turnout of 35000. Bogusław Kanecki
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Argiris Kouvarakis
and Moritz Heimgassen
Huracan decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Jiménez Ayuso - Pineda, Vilasboas, N'Gning - Cousin, Hiebel, Pacheco, Haralambie, Lill - Tindall, Coulet.
Castell_dAlaró started off with a 5-4-1 lineup.
They fielded: Ávila - Picek, Kahánek, Echave, Arnaud, García-Camba - Volker, Stene, Gray, Bibiloni - Klinčík.
For their match strategy, Castell_dAlaró had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible.
really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great play by H. Lill
after a corner.
Some great play up the middle by Huracan led to a chance for B. Pacheco
to score after 7 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
A foul after 19 minutes resulted in a free kick. J. Cousin
cannonballed it, giving the home team the lead 1 - 0.
Huracan's T. Coulet
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
Castell_dAlaró almost scored after a swift counterattack 23 minutes into the game, but B. Stene
put the shot from the left flank just outside the goal.
35 minutes into the game, S. Haralambie
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came T. Corroza
should probably have put his team up another goal after 39 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by R. Ávila
kept the visitors in the game.
There was concern in the stands when, at the 41 minute mark, Castell_dAlaró's C. Arnaud
hit the ground hard, but he refused the attention of the trainer and rejoined his teammates on the pitch.
1 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Huracan, with 63 percent of the ball.
With the clock showing 50 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Castell_dAlaró resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by M. Bibiloni
in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high.
Castell_dAlaró's M. Bibiloni
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 57 minutes.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Castell_dAlaró's D. Gray
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 60 minutes. W. Lesmes
was given a chance to change things around.
With 60 minutes gone, N. Volker
suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counterattack by Castell_dAlaró caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Huracan to 2 - 0 as T. Coulet
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
After this, you could see that the players of Huracan were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Possession in this half belonged to Huracan, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
performed admirably for Huracan.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Castell_dAlaró's best player was B. Klinčík
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 0.