Clouds darkened the skies at Rosario Arena
as 20589 spectators turned up for the match. Patrik Edenby
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gianfranco Pala
and Benoît Guérinel
Tigres had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Alvarado - Marchán, Erarrizaga, Varona Rojas - Lloret, Vargas-Zúñiga, 宝忠 (Baozhong), Pacheco, Cavada - Buenaventura, Medina.
Patis tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
They fielded: Rezaeian - Feiticeiro, Levesque, Kolppanen, Castellbo - Zaro, Adam, Csorba, Gutiérrez-Solana - Coruxeira, Oskó.
Tigres decided to play creatively.
Patis showed off their creative tactics.
After 9 minutes, Tigres's E. Lloret
surprised everyone as he managed to intercept a pass intended for the opposing keeper and flip it in, making the score 1 - 0.
A well placed corner kick from A. Pacheco
was followed by J. Cavada
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Tigres, the score now 2 - 0.
After this, you could see that the players of Tigres were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Patis's G. Zaro
got himself booked for a foul.
had a couple of good opportunities to reply, but the home team's keeper P. Alvarado
was simply unbeatable.
38 minutes in, A. Gutiérrez-Solana
made an incredible run up the middle and nearly reduced the home side's lead, but P. Alvarado
refused to let the ball slip by him.
Tigres's I. Medina
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0.
Tigres claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 55 percent.
The score became 3 - 0 at 52 minutes into the game, when Tigres were given a penalty which A. Pacheco
blasted straight down the middle giving the keeper no chance!
苏. 宝忠 (Baozhong)
should probably have put his team up another goal after 70 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by E. Rezaeian
kept the visitors in the game.
Cheers filled the stadium as J. Cavada
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 0 to Tigres.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave L. Vargas-Zúñiga
from Tigres a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 81 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
Possession in this half belonged to Tigres, who controlled the ball 54 percent of the time.
performed admirably for Tigres.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Patis player was C. Coruxeira
On the other hand, B. Levesque
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 4 - 0.