Clouds darkened the skies at anelka Arena
as 18837 spectators turned up for the match. Erwan Lorenceau
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Franciszek Lamus
and Tommy Hardy
casillas tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Urtuuste - Aramon, Pinyol, Rădulescu, Buchlovský, Bunyai - Reitan, Bartolomé, Guadalix, Valdayo - Llurba.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for NECTEAM.
Lineup: Desvalls - Váradi, Furdi, Koskinen, Schinas - Moran, Stonskis, Rice, Sienniak - Hartbom, Cambra.
casillas clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
NECTEAM displayed their ability to play creatively.
0 - 0 was the score after the first half.
casillas enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
NECTEAM took the lead 56 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. A. Cambra
was the scorer.
On any other day, J. Aramon
's free kick would have found the back of the net to tie the game for casillas, but not today - the visitors' keeper displayed extraordinary reflexes as he blocked the shot harmlessly to the side.
casillas's E. Bartolomé
left the field after 80 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was R. Boó
was handed the casillas captain's armband.
casillas's R. Buchlovský
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 85 minutes having been played. H. Estellés
was the replacement.
The NECTEAM players could smell victory in the air. L. Sienniak
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for R. Radigales
after 87 minutes.
casillas had to manage with a reduced squad after 88 minutes, as F. Bunyai
got sent off for a needless foul away from the game's action.
casillas had most of the ball, with 53 percent of possession.
casillas's best player was X. Llurba
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
performed admirably for NECTEAM.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 0 - 1.