Clouds darkened the skies at Don Jose Luís Manglano de Mas
as 28200 spectators turned up for the match. Brad Douglas
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Andrzej Szulakowski
and Mats Lönnquist
Pi-Team started off with a 4-5-1 lineup.
Lineup: Bitocchi - Huet, Stoeckel, Böhler, Nollo - Stângă, Grammegna, van der Sluijs, Fortini, Varas de Valdés - Fradiletti.
carallo decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Mones - Roca, Bibiloni, Ónix - Descós, Perret, Nájera, Gorbea, Durango - Pinos-Puente, de Son.
The terraces were silenced after 5 minutes when carallo's X. de Son
put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right.
D. van der Sluijs
made a superb strike after 8 minutes with a shot straight in front of the goal after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors' defenders got a foot in at the last second and warded it off for a corner.
of carallo received a yellow card after 20 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 1.
Pi-Team had most of the ball, with 53 percent of possession.
Against a lesser team, carallo could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick routine after 56 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was already blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save.
60 minutes in, and Pi-Team were able to score the equalising goal to make it 1 - 1 when D. van der Sluijs
picked up a pass coming in from the right and chipped it past the away team's keeper.
Pi-Team's R. Varas de Valdés
got himself booked for a foul.
After 66 minutes, the defensive line of carallo created a counterattack through the middle that gave J. Bibiloni
a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
After 67 minutes, the Pi-Team coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving A. Fradiletti
off the field. A. Yarkın
took his place.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. M. Ibianskis
entered the game for Pi-Team as the match clock showed 69 minutes.
became the new Pi-Team captain.
The visiting X. de Son
was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 70 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 1 - 2 was the score.
of carallo was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
There was concern in the stands when, at the 76 minute mark, Pi-Team's F. Nollo
hit the ground hard, but he refused the attention of the trainer and rejoined his teammates on the pitch.
It was almost a goal for carallo following E. Nájera
's good header after a corner, it went just over the bar though.
After 80 minutes, Pi-Team switched G. Fortini
with M. Benedetto
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
After 83 minutes of game time, S. Pinos-Puente
had an excellent opportunity to add to the visitors' lead, clipping a volley hooked in from the right, but H. Bitocchi
was in the right place and tipped the ball over for a corner.
Pi-Team enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
The most dominating Pi-Team player was without a doubt A. Yarkın
However, F. Nollo
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for carallo.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 2.