The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 18944 had shown up at Colisseum Liendres FC Arena
for the match. Enrico Crea
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Paul Bentsen
and Ola Karlsson
Liendres had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
They fielded: Ventrone - Granell, Lachira, Knutsson, Cuscullola - Ganza, Trabace, Fernández Cossio, Abed-Sulayman - Teruel, Bar-Sheshet.
cocar started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Gottschalksdorff - Vertriest, Espanyol, Garzón - Amaro, Leokenevas, Duarte, Brandts, Oscoy - Hansen, Lifander.
With 8 minutes gone, cocar had a free kick in a decent position. Despite this being a great chance for a shot, they tried a cheeky move intended to bypass the defence. However, A. Duarte
did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out.
The referee showed cocar's J. Vertriest
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
After 31 minutes of play, I. Lachira
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
cocar's J. Hansen
showed his experience, anticipating the outcome of the opponent's defensive clearance and positioning himself perfectly to volley in an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box. 1 - 1.
Some great play up the middle by Liendres led to a chance for A. Bar-Sheshet
to score after 33 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
stunned the crowd with a brilliant counterattack from the left, giving cocar the goal to make it 1 - 2.
The visitors nearly scored again after 38 minutes, but a superb save by G. Ventrone
kept P. Lifander
's free kick out of the net.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 2.
Possession of the ball saw an equal split between the teams during the forty-five minutes.
With a shot curled in from just outside the middle of the penalty area after 70 minutes played, A. Bar-Sheshet
of Liendres made the score 2 - 2.
The corner kick from A. Granell
was powerfully met by the head of A. Bar-Sheshet
to make the score 3 - 2.
The visitors kept the pressure on to tie the game when, after 72 minutes, A. Espanyol
broke through the centre and found himself alone with the keeper. G. Ventrone
made a great block, though.
The visitors' A. Espanyol
was alert after a cross coming in from the left, levelling the score at 3 - 3 after 75 minutes.
cocar enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
Liendres's best player was J. Trabace
However, I. Lachira
made a disastrous appearance.
cocar's top performer was clearly G. Brandts
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 3 - 3.