Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 17950 at pataquera
today. Filip Francik
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kenneth Frandsen
and Emre Türemen
losanglis tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Salt - Sisante, Hurtado Amezaga - Campaner, Mercadal, Fernández, Stortoni, Deculescu - Juan Zuaza, Lamhauge, Bryde Andersen.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for CATALUNYA.
The following players took the field: Seijo - Dobrescu, Bovin, Lehmkuhl - Garbuna, Koren, Salter, Hilário, Moura - Riedenbauer, Schiavelli.
CATALUNYA were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
losanglis's S. Campaner
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
CATALUNYA's K. Riedenbauer
left the field after 13 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was A. Giménez
losanglis's S. Campaner
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 32 minutes.
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 42 minutes. This gave losanglis the 1 - 0 lead.
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to losanglis, who controlled the ball 75 percent of the time.
losanglis's A. Fernández
had an excellent opportunity after 61 minutes, shooting after receiving a pass from the right hand side, but he missed the goal by miles!
After 63 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and G. Juan Zuaza
gave the losanglis supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0.
Unhappy with the result so far in the game, the CATALUNYA manager used a brief break in play after 63 minutes to give the players new directives.
After 63 minutes, CATALUNYA used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
CATALUNYA caught their opponents out with a clever counterattack down the right wing 71 minutes into the match. V. Dobrescu
was able to finish off the move - 2 - 1.
CATALUNYA's N. Bovin
was shown a yellow card after 72 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. A. Bryde Andersen
squirmed through their central defence after 73 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 1.
By now, the players in losanglis felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
was called on to replace losanglis's C. Hurtado Amezaga
after 80 minutes following a nasty collision.
81 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as G. Juan Zuaza
broke through, making the score 4 - 1 for losanglis.
losanglis enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 77 percent of possession.
losanglis's top performer was clearly B. Stortoni
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important CATALUNYA player was C. Schiavelli
However, A. Giménez
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 4 - 1.