The crowd of 44185 turning up at Solaris Arena
today were greeted with some nasty showers of rain. Mathieu Ilmberger
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jan Lund
and Xavier Simonin
Andrews started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
Lineup: Giuliati - Petrović, Marsellesa - Ardaña, Cotarelo, Muntana, Padial, Granata - Corts, Sánchez Gil, Tatsuya.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Deusto.
The following players took the field: Loxo - Fougerouse, Eihbeck, Tokan - Mümin, Intxausti, Posadas, Murillo, Kollment - Ferradas, Sibaja.
Andrews tried to focus their attacks down the middle.
3 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for Andrews was E. Ardaña
The visiting team's T. Mümin
was able to score the 1 - 1 equaliser with a header 20 minutes into the match, after some good work on the right.
The rain made it hard for players like S. Posadas
to show their technical control of the ball on this soggy day.
Andrews took the lead 31 minutes into the game by 2 - 1, as M. Granata
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
Halftime score was 2 - 1.
Andrews had most of the ball, with 61 percent of possession.
wanted to play on, but the Andrews coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 64 minutes into the game by E. García de Barbón
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, A. Intxausti
got himself booked. The manager of Deusto was not happy.
did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch.
The coach of Andrews was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 77 minutes, E. Llaurador
came on for M. Granata
F. Sánchez Gil
was the new captain of Andrews - handed the armband by the departing player.
Central attacks were the recipe of the day for Andrews, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. D. Padial
squirmed through their central defence after 77 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 1.
79 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as F. Sánchez Gil
broke through, making the score 4 - 1 for Andrews.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Andrews coach let J. València
replace E. Ardaña
after 82 minutes.
Deusto's T. Ferradas
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 82 minutes having been played. O. Huceste
was the replacement.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Andrews's M. Corts
increasing the lead to 5 - 1.
After this, you could see that the players of Andrews were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
After 87 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by K. Tatsuya
might have resulted in another goal for Andrews. However, X. Loxo
made a spectacular save.
Possession in this half belonged to Andrews, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.
Andrews's best player was F. Sánchez Gil
However, M. Giuliati
made a disastrous appearance.
Most important Deusto player was A. Murillo
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 5 - 1.