Due to an all-day shower, 9324 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at kin team Arena
. Torben Daams
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Peter Löving
and Cesare Lovisi
team started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Klemencz - Henraat, Boeckmann, Gómez de Alba, Wobmann - Karlshof, Nunes, Egeland, Ljungholt - Morarka, Serdengeçti.
Tijoleño had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Starters: Bertomeu - Eiriz, Kénoszt, Bazan, Torres Ponce - Pascual, Del Río, Enrile, Dorante - Ţogoe, Ribes.
Making his way up the middle 11 minutes into the match, J. Nunes
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert J. Bertomeu
blocked it to keep the score level.
After 15 minutes team's F. Wobmann
had to be carried off on a stretcher in agony. H. Wawra
came in to replace him.
This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when P. Enrile
slipped through the defence on the right to come up alone against T. Klemencz
, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning reflexes.
25 minutes into the game, O. Egeland
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came M. Wechsler
was having a great game - if anything the pouring rain seemed to be spurring him on!
I. Torres Ponce
of Tijoleño received a yellow card after 39 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
After a fine move down the middle E. Ljungholt
nearly gave the home side a goal after 42 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0.
Tijoleño enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 51 percent of possession.
With 49 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 - 0 lead as M. Wechsler
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
With 52 minutes played, C. Ţogoe
came in from the right and could have evened the score, but the defenders successfully repelled the attack by Tijoleño.
The team players could smell victory in the air. T. Serdengeçti
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for M. Bruna
after 60 minutes.
Undaunted, Tijoleño managed to tie it all up after 63 minutes, with C. Ţogoe
's lucky free kick. The score was 1 - 1.
At 65 minutes played, E. Ljungholt
came in from the right with the intention of giving team the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper. However, Tijoleño's Á. Kénoszt
managed to get hold of the rebound and tucked the ball into the empty net. 1 - 2
did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch.
Tijoleño claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 54 percent.
Most important team player was B. Morarka
However, H. Wawra
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Tijoleño.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 2.