The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 12000 had shown up at Sateda Arena
for the match. Ivan Arcos
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gunnar Eiselt
and Eugen Popelka
A 5-2-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Ronon.
The following players had been chosen: Lavaine - Filchev, Abadín, Zabala, Conway, Chelman - Orriols, Suelves - Essel, Michel, From.
chocolate decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
They fielded: Svocák - Torin, Jansson, Iturraspe - Dubois, Brival, Ackerly, Mózes, Gorocín - Unceta, Delaportella.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Ronon.
chocolate were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
A quick counter attack by Ronon forced the opponent's defender to give away a freekick. J. Michel
was allowed to take it quickly by the referee, much to the dismay of the goalkeeper who wasn't prepared. 1 - 0!
The crowd gasped as D. Ackerly
of chocolate was flattened by an opponent after 28 minutes and had to be carried off. A. Calpena
came in off the bench.
The visitors refused to give in and, after 33 minutes, D. Jansson
evened things up as he finished off a perfect pass from the right. 1 - 1
Ronon bypassed the midfield with their counterattack, leading to a free kick goal by J. Michel
for 2 - 1.
2 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by chocolate, with 62 percent of the ball.
An equalising goal seemed certain after 51 minutes when D. Dubois
attacked down the left wing, but F. Lavaine
just managed to make a save to keep the ball out of the net.
The visitors were awarded a penalty by the referee 55 minutes into the match, much to the anger of the home crowd. D. Jansson
took advantage of the situation and scored to make it 2 - 2.
Ronon's counterattacks created a good chance for R. From
on the right after 71 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar.
Coming in from the right, Ronon had a good opportunity to convert on a counterattack after 80 minutes, but R. From
's attempt to finish was easily stopped.
86 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Ronon substitution. R. Villaggio
came on for A. Suelves
After 87 minutes, the Ronon coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving V. Orriols
off the field. R. Langmaier
took his place.
Possession in this half belonged to chocolate, who controlled the ball 68 percent of the time.
Most important Ronon player was P. Abadín
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The most dominating chocolate player was without a doubt I. Mózes
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 2.