Due to an all-day shower, 15781 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at Olimpic del Clot
. Aimé De Laender
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Florian Winkler
and Luc Lhuissier
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for F.C.BRNY.
The following players took the field: Mrabet - Camp, Serna Zuleta, Choi - Alhomäki, Šárocký, Negrini, Żuczkowski, Häggström - Lorusso, Estúñiga.
Marley decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Zayas-Bazán - Neubauer, Misimi, François - Tura, Amsberg, Vega Cárdenas, Iturregi, Mwale - Garbalda, Santisteban.
F.C.BRNY took the lead 20 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as L. Estúñiga
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch.
A great save by keeper J. Zayas-Bazán
after 24 minutes kept the visitors in the game after G. Negrini
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
The home side's T. Lorusso
came close to extending the lead 25 minutes into the game. His shot came in from the right hand side but J. Zayas-Bazán
managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0.
Marley claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 51 percent.
was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace.
The crowd was silenced 61 minutes into the match as the visiting team's J. Santisteban
came in from the left, levelling the score to 1 - 1.
After 73 minutes of play, T. Lorusso
gave the home team a 2 - 1 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
Possession in this half belonged to Marley, who controlled the ball 52 percent of the time.
Most important F.C.BRNY player was B. Šárocký
was a disappointment, however.
Marley's top performer was clearly E. Amsberg
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 1.