8700 punters turned up at cotxeres de sants
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Sjef Vancauwenberghe
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Hansjörg Brennwald
and Matt Lynch
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for bojos.
The following players took the field: Cucurell - Bosch, Monereo, Roca - Irulegui, Camiña, Montoliu, Ortega Aguilar, Junqueras - Mejía, Aretxondo.
cucarela had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: Zurbano - Flokos, Gleu, Pöykiö - Jávorszki, Hernández, Synčák, Hjertstål, Sigorraga - Koschlau, Thulke.
bojos mostly ignored the flanks in favour of their ability to attack in the middle.
bojos made it 1 - 0 as M. Monereo
got a touch to the floated corner kick and flicked the ball to H. Camiña
who whipped a low drive in off the far post.
After 21 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and I. Mejía
gave the bojos supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of bojos lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 22 minutes, bojos did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, G. Ortega Aguilar
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 3 - 0.
cucarela kept trying to force their way through on the right side and J. Koschlau
got his chance after 37 minutes, but the home side's defence held their position and stopped the attack.
The teams went for the halftime break at 3 - 0.
bojos claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 55 percent.
After 46 minutes, cucarela switched I. Jávorszki
with Z. Csörgő
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
The bench was restless, and with 70 minutes passed cucarela's coach gave J. Marina
the opportunity the player had been hoping for. J. Koschlau
reluctantly left the field.
received some harsh words from his coach after he acted foolishly 72 minutes into the match, probably out of lack of experience, and almost let an opponent score.
After 75 minutes, cucarela raised their score by one when Z. Csörgő
's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by G. Thulke
. 3 - 1.
The referee showed cucarela's Z. Csörgő
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
bojos enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
Most important bojos player was I. Mejía
was a disappointment, however.
cucarela's best player was J. Marina
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 1.