Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 7594 to SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRAN Arena
. Andrea Vecchi
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ralph Ploeger
and Oto Melgarejo
SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Adalia - Argalo, Arosio, Lucio-Villegas, Tamisa - Arango, Descoll, Enegoitia, Fortmann - Escursell, Valtierra.
realcb had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
They fielded: Palahí - Docal, 偌青 (Ruoqing), Garagarberáiz, Mons - Robert, Rafel, Cort, Bonadona - Guemes, Araso.
was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper. However, realcb's D. Mons
managed to get hold of the rebound and tucked the ball into the empty net. 0 - 1
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave Ó. Robert
from realcb a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 25 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
Unfortunately for SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA, G. Valtierra
was injured when the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. S. Oria
SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA tried to even things up by sending a long ball towards the centrally placed strikers, but the visitors' defence got the best of this rather direct style of play.
SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA put pressure on the visitors' central defence 36 minutes into the game, but M. Enegoitia
couldn't find an opening.
realcb showed their counterattack skill 37 minutes into the match by breaking through the middle, with M. Cort
scoring uncontested for 0 - 2.
0 - 2 was the halftime score.
SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 63 percent.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 47 minutes, SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, J. Escursell
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 1 - 2.
53 minutes in, realcb's R. Rafel
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The player down was S. Oria
. The SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA bench looked worried for a while, but in the end he managed to get up.
Good work by the realcb defensive line after 59 minutes produced a good counterattack chance, which cut elegantly down the middle of the pitch and found M. Araso
alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide.
knocked one home from a counterattack down the right wing, making the score 1 - 3 after 86 minutes.
SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA's A. Descoll
got himself booked for a foul.
Due to a severely mistimed tackle, J. Docal
of realcb spent some time on the grass writhing in agony before he could get up and continue the game.
realcb's M. Araso
made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 89 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded goal when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line.
SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA had most of the ball, with 61 percent of possession.
Most important SAL_RENAVDICON_MIRA player was A. Descoll
was a disappointment, however.
realcb's top performer was clearly M. Araso
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 3.