30240 spectators had come to El Coliseum
this cloudy day. Fábio Espírito Santo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Paris Lareida
and Christophe Reichert
coperos tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
They fielded: Ranieri - Zemskikh, Pintér - Lelyukh, Düppenbecker, Šoštarec, Qiu, Bokhove - Gorrite, Tayara, Scrimieri.
Pompei started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Ortiz Madaleno - Arregi, Ciaño, Chell - Leite, Desplá, Precedo, Sotelo, García de Barbón - de Cangas, Jané.
coperos used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
Central attacks were the recipe of the day for coperos, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity.
They were singing the praises of S. Bokhove
9 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to coperos.
coperos put in a good effort on the right, but V. Scrimieri
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 10 minutes into the game.
Pompei had a chance to level the score as P. Chell
suddenly found himself free in the middle of the box with only the keeper to beat, but he misjudged the finish, and only managed to hit the bar.
Coming through the middle I. Arregi
almost scored the equaliser for Pompei after 20 minutes, but P. Ranieri
made an excellent save, tipping the awkwardly curled shot past the post.
21 minutes in, Pompei's P. Chell
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to coperos, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
With 63 minutes gone, coperos 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, L. Lelyukh
did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out.
coperos solidified their lead at the 64 minute mark, as V. Scrimieri
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 2 - 0.
The home side's R. Düppenbecker
came close to extending the lead 66 minutes into the game. His shot came in from the right hand side but J. Ortiz Madaleno
managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
coperos enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 55 percent of possession.
coperos's top performer was clearly V. Scrimieri
On the other hand, P. Ranieri
's play was disheartening.
Most important Pompei player was C. Precedo
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 0.