The crowd of 28926 turning up at Gades Arena Playa
today were greeted with some nasty showers of rain. Marco Maradona
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Klaas Carlo
and Magnus Rambrant
Gades tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Eza - Camaña, Sollberger, Maristo - Ulutürk, Torruella, Rosenberger, Guàrdia, Lienberger - Kleijn, Trezzi.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Dragonfly.
The following players had been chosen: Rivas - Urquiola, Mladenov, Belltall, Oriol Gordo - Navas, Deza, Vicioso, Ubiedo - Amuza, Orihuela.
The boggy pitch disrupted the game, especially for technical players like A. Oriol Gordo
The visitors' central defence should have had no trouble clearing the pass to L. Lienberger
, but the Gades player managed to shrug them off and fired a low shot past the keeper to give his team the lead. 1 - 0!
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 17 minutes, Gades did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, H. Kleijn
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 2 - 0.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Gades's S. Guàrdia
increasing the lead to 3 - 0.
Confident in their lead, Gades's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
With 37 minutes played, Gades put themselves up 4 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to L. Lienberger
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
The referee showed Dragonfly's E. Navas
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Gades's J. Rosenberger
increased the lead to 5 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 44 minutes.
It was 5 - 0 at the break.
Gades had most of the ball, with 88 percent of possession.
It was a bad day for the usually speedy E. Navas
. The mud seemed to slow him down.
Gades solidified their lead at the 61 minute mark, as H. Kleijn
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 6 - 0.
70 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as S. Sollberger
broke through, making the score 7 - 0 for Gades.
After 71 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and J. Torruella
gave the Gades supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 8 - 0.
Gades put themselves up 9 - 0 when J. Rosenberger
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
Possession in this half belonged to Gades, who controlled the ball 90 percent of the time.
Gades's top performer was clearly J. Torruella
On the other hand, L. Lienberger
's play was disheartening.
Dragonfly's best player was G. Belltall
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 9 - 0.