4743 spectators had found their way to barcelonita 10 Arena
, despite the heavy rain. Roger Molins
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jorge Gombáu
and Henk Bandsma
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for barcelonita.
The following players had been chosen: Vargas Segovia - Izaga, Mureşan, Franqueza, Ramírez Guzmán - Jabariego, Spandole, Cenarruza, Colmelo - Segorbe, Velaostegui.
Estudiantes decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Lineup: Fernández Solar - Rivas Urtiaga, Ortega Aguilar, del Pino García, Gama - Lobató, Biarge, 昌维 (Changwei), Irigoiti - Franca, Aunes.
barcelonita's S. Spandole
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 23 minutes.
Many thought J. Cenarruza
ought to have been awarded a penalty 24 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around A. Fernández Solar
after a determined run through the middle.
胡. 昌维 (Changwei)
, who often relies on his speed, had a rotten day on the drenched grass.
After 36 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by barcelonita was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
After 37 minutes, the defensive line of Estudiantes created a counterattack through the middle that gave C. Aunes
a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
was having a great game - if anything the pouring rain seemed to be spurring him on!
barcelonita had a good opportunity to take the lead as R. Jabariego
came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of A. Fernández Solar
It was 0 - 0 at the break.
barcelonita claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 58 percent.
barcelonita's I. Velaostegui
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
After 64 minutes of play, S. Spandole
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
After 67 minutes barcelonita's S. Spandole
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
After 75 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by H. Franqueza
might have resulted in another goal for barcelonita. However, A. Fernández Solar
made a spectacular save.
Estudiantes had a chance to level the score as 胡. 昌维 (Changwei)
suddenly found himself free in the middle of the box with only the keeper to beat, but he misjudged the finish, and only managed to hit the bar.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by barcelonita, with 54 percent of the ball.
The most dominating barcelonita player was without a doubt R. Colmelo
However, J. Vargas Segovia
made a disastrous appearance.
Estudiantes's top performer was clearly C. Aunes
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 1 - 0.