The 46269 fans in attendance at Skambank!
were roasting in the hot sun. Jaime Zavala
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Tomas González
and Tuomas Villanen
Tåfis had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
They fielded: Depuydt - Marot, Flies, Martinez - Guerreiro, Jörgensson, Figueroa, Blagojević, Funes - Huszta, Cabrobró.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Kolnes.
Lineup: Tholey - Péron, Fjeldberg, Évain - Lindoso, Kristinsson, Hansen, Ilioiu, Eitdorf - Fabera, Chamorro.
After a fine move down the middle A. Cabrobró
nearly gave the home side a goal after 7 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
Tåfis took the lead 21 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as T. Figueroa
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Tåfis claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.
Kolnes's right side looked dangerous 52 minutes in, but G. Depuydt
made a good save on S. Hansen
's hard shot to the top corner.
didn't pace himself at all, and after a series of daring offensive runs he was too tired to help out in the defensive play.
could have increased the lead after 59 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
Tåfis's B. Marot
had an excellent opportunity after 72 minutes, shooting after receiving a pass from the right hand side, but he missed the goal by miles!
A cross coming in on the right hand side left E. Eitdorf
alone in front of the goal after 75 minutes but his shot was woeful.
After 80 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by G. Funes
might have resulted in another goal for Tåfis. However, R. Tholey
made a spectacular save.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Tåfis, with 58 percent of the ball.
The most dominating Tåfis player was without a doubt T. Figueroa
was a disappointment, however.
Kolnes's best player was S. Hansen
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 1 - 0.