Clear skies welcomed the 14200 spectators who had made their way to Pets stadium
. Torbjörn Rosener
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Huibert Lukassen
and Otso Järviseutu
Pets started off with a 5-2-3 lineup.
They fielded: Kleibeuker - Pérez-Serrano, Kholomeev, Pachos, Ardilla, Palombarini - Souchard, Verdure - Necula, Rotulo, Beltran.
Boleoni decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Starters: Elderson - Isasaga, Carazo, Labadía, Ahlfeldt - Gorriarán, Debaveye, Vujnović, da Costa - Ritto, Kutin.
Boleoni clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could.
Boleoni almost scored after a swift counterattack 21 minutes into the game, but I. Vujnović
put the shot from the left flank just outside the goal.
Boleoni's counterattacks created a good chance for B. Debaveye
on the right after 23 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar.
The referee showed Pets's J. Ardilla
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
26 minutes into the game, G. Beltran
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came S. Domagalski
0 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in this half belonged to Pets, who controlled the ball 60 percent of the time.
After 68 minutes Boleoni's N. Labadía
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
70 minutes into the game, Pets wanted to bring some new energy to their game. R. Pérez-Serrano
gave A. Nevers
a quick hug as he left the field.
After 71 minutes, the Pets coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving J. Ardilla
off the field. F. Esparber
took his place.
Pets took the lead 78 minutes in, as S. Domagalski
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Boleoni's R. Gorriarán
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 80 minutes. Ó. Endueñas
was given a chance to change things around.
82 minutes into the game, Pets seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a solid
level of organisation.
The visitors' V. da Costa
came close to levelling the score after 83 minutes with a free kick that went just wide of the top left corner.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave G. Souchard
from Pets a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 86 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
There was no way Boleoni's N. Labadía
could continue to play after this, and no replacements were available!
87 minutes into the game, Pets seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to passable
's speed was clear to see after 88 minutes, as he darted down the wing and released S. Domagalski
who placed the ball into the back of the net to make the score 2 - 0.
89 minutes in, Pets's C. Necula
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Pets enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 62 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Pets.
However, L. Kleibeuker
made a disastrous appearance.
Boleoni's top performer was clearly M. Ritto
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 0.