9263 punters turned up at campo del atlético
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Andrea Ruperti
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Per Liljenér
and Carmine Buttitta
Barcelones had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Escandon - Velaz de Cabrera, Sánchez, Ginesta, La Riba - Larra, Arzalluz, Romero Román, Cobarrubias - Carles, Valdovinos.
Rafael started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
Lineup: Romero Hernández - Mañeru, Silva Meneses, Mesa, Marcos - Sagaseta, Góngora, Teresa, Hurtado Saracho - Cano, Zalvide.
The crowd was amused as E. La Riba
of Barcelones used a few interesting tricks and dribbles to get into the penalty box. The finish by M. Cobarrubias
wasn't very amusing, however, as the ball flew way over the crossbar.
neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to S. Carles
who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post.
Rafael's goal to make the score 0 - 1 came via a questionable penalty, but J. Mañeru
struck it home without a second thought.
Halftime score was 0 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Barcelones, with 54 percent of the ball.
Rafael's V. Góngora
scored to make the score 0 - 2 after 54 minutes by shooting accurately and hard from a long distance, leaving the opponent keeper no other option than to pick the ball out of the net.
With 70 minutes played, J. Sánchez
of Barcelones fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Rafael's counterattacks created a good chance for J. Sagaseta
on the right after 74 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar.
After 77 minutes, Rafael's F. Teresa
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 3.
After this, you could see that the players of Rafael were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
Possession in this half belonged to Barcelones, who controlled the ball 57 percent of the time.
The most dominating Barcelones player was without a doubt J. Romero Román
However, J. Escandon
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Rafael.
S. Romero Hernández
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 0 - 3.