33166 punters turned up at Eiken Stadion
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Sobiesław Kręcichwost
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Giuseppe Garibaldi
and Nevzat Gürol
Eiken started off with a 3-4-3 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Polo Galván - Weilharter, Delépine, Kopaev - Geneix, Berentsen, Velperpoort, Rønnov - Hautaluoma, Ibaeta, Belletti.
Tammar decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Lineup: Wyrobek - Priego, Öndür, de Carvalho, Ecija - Burlacu, Bermúdez, Torre, Nicolas - Denning, Godoy.
Pressing was the tactic of the day for Tammar.
After 9 minutes, Tammar's N. Ecija
made his way through the middle and nonchalantly placed the ball out of the keeper's reach, putting the visitors up 0 - 1.
came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle. He tried to lift the ball over N. Polo Galván
but overcooked it and hit the bar instead.
The visitors' R. Godoy
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 24 minutes into the match. 0 - 2 for Tammar.
Eiken's F. Geneix
managed a superb strike from the left after 27 minutes that would have left goalkeeper F. Wyrobek
without a chance, had it not hit the post.
neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to F. Rønnov
who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post.
At this time in the match, Tammar were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
could have put his team up another goal 33 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post.
The referee showed Tammar's J. Priego
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
0 - 2 was the halftime score.
Tammar had most of the ball, with 60 percent of possession.
Given a free kick close to the byline, Eiken tried a move that loyal fans may recognise from training. A pass to the side pulled the defence out of position which let A. Ibaeta
slip through on goal. He didn't have to break his stride, and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 1 - 2, 47 minutes into the game.
N. Polo Galván
got a fingertip on A. Öndür
's shot from the left 52 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal.
After 74 minutes of game time, F. Denning
had an excellent opportunity to add to the visitors' lead, clipping a volley hooked in from the right, but N. Polo Galván
was in the right place and tipped the ball over for a corner.
After 76 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave C. Bermúdez
a chance to increase the lead for Tammar, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 1 - 3.
Tammar's M. Torre
got himself booked for a foul.
Tammar's M. Torre
made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 80 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.
showed why he is feared on the counterattack, breaking through in the middle and scoring for Eiken after 81 minutes to make the score 2 - 3.
Tammar claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 67 percent.
Eiken's top performer was clearly J. Hautaluoma
was a disappointment, however.
Most important Tammar player was F. Denning
However, F. Wyrobek
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 3.