Dark skies made the crowd of 23372 at gansos c.f. Arena
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Steinar Langvik
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Marek Szwej
and David Grillot
Salamanca started off with a 3-4-3 lineup.
The following players took the field: Grossman - Zotaj, Díaz, Lapetra Churruca - Bouciqué, Alfredsson, Koker, Bazoli - Fonsos, Batinić, Green.
martoko decided to use a 4-5-1 set up.
They fielded: Agüero - Barrés, Nagy, Sánchez Valera, Gehrold - das Pontes, Díaz de Ledesma, Isasi, Galván, Epelde - Alcántara.
10 minutes into the game, I. Sánchez Valera
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
The terraces were silenced after 25 minutes when martoko's M. Díaz de Ledesma
put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right.
martoko increased the lead to 0 - 2 as L. Alcántara
scored from the penalty spot, putting the ball in near the top left corner.
With 39 minutes played, R. Epelde
nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
Salamanca had a brilliant opportunity to reply as L. Zotaj
received a high ball from the right, striking the ball in the air. Only I. Agüero
's reflexes saved him.
0 - 2 was the score after the first half.
martoko enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
The visitors' L. Nagy
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 69 minutes into the match. 0 - 3 for martoko.
The players of martoko now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 70 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. V. Torre
was the replacement.
After 80 minutes of game time, I. Galván
had an excellent opportunity to add to the visitors' lead, clipping a volley hooked in from the right, but H. Grossman
was in the right place and tipped the ball over for a corner.
martoko claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 54 percent.
Most important Salamanca player was P. Fonsos
However, R. Koker
made a disastrous appearance.
martoko's top performer was clearly L. Alcántara
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 0 - 3.