Dark skies made the crowd of 12000 at Municipal de Montepríncipe
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Noah Hess
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Sylvain Veldhuis
and Konrad Ilkenmeyer
#Rabaeneltren had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Chulià - Goyaes, Écija, Desguell, Annunziata - Roig, Lanzas Manzanares, Pera Madrazo, Stoyanov - Sisante, Valdés.
Aluca started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
They fielded: Cidre - Monzón Benito, Jul, Núñez - Abrain, Elorza, Adrian, Naim, Colle - Radaelli, Vooremaa.
With 11 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. R. Naim
put the ball away for 0 - 1.
After 22 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave A. Adrian
a chance to increase the lead for Aluca, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 2.
Aluca increased their lead after 23 minutes when A. Adrian
broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 3, much to the home crowd's dismay.
came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle. He tried to lift the ball over S. Chulià
but overcooked it and hit the bar instead.
With 30 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed S. Colle
of Aluca to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 4.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Aluca lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
0 - 4 was the score after the first half.
Aluca claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 85 percent.
The home crowd cheered when, after 48 minutes, J. Vooremaa
's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day.
After 70 minutes, Aluca's P. Elorza
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 5.
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 6.
At that, A. Adrian
was noted down for a hat trick!
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 73 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 7. The Aluca fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
of Aluca took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 77 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 8.
Aluca had most of the ball, with 87 percent of possession.
#Rabaeneltren's best player was S. Écija
was a disappointment, however.
The most dominating Aluca player was without a doubt E. Radaelli
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 8.