40450 spectators had come to Kamikaze
this cloudy day. Arthur Couchepin
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Oskar Balsby Thomsen
and Maciek Wyszomierski
ä-bronx had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation.
Starters: Pekhotkin - Mevan, Weiersmüller, Bhutia, Manzanares, van Kan - Spignoli, Aydıner, Cecetto, Scarpinelli - Ascuí.
Madrid started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Aldekoa - Luša, Vršek, Baccolini - Carvalhal, Malpica, Somalo Portero, Mouré Romanillos, Isgren - Brubach, Milea.
Madrid took the lead 2 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. R. Carvalhal
was the scorer.
of ä-bronx seemed to be floating in the air as he elegantly headed in to make the score 1 - 1 after a corner kick that was nicely executed by K. Bhutia
ä-bronx took the lead after 20 minutes as a result of R. Manzanares
's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 2 - 1.
Madrid's right side looked dangerous 21 minutes in, but S. Pekhotkin
made a good save on E. Malpica
's hard shot to the top corner.
Madrid's P. Milea
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 27 minutes.
After 29 minutes, ä-bronx were awarded a free kick. Rather than shooting straight at goal, the taker went for an indirect variant which seemed to take his team mates a bit by surprise. G. Weiersmüller
did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans.
The visitors were awarded a penalty by the referee 38 minutes into the match, much to the anger of the home crowd. P. Vršek
took advantage of the situation and scored to make it 2 - 2.
The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 2.
Madrid had most of the ball, with 58 percent of possession.
After 65 minutes, the Madrid coach made a sign to A. Somalo Portero
, who soon changed positions with P. Vršek
The Madrid free kick 84 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of D. Brubach
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 2 - 3!
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, ä-bronx's K. Bhutia
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 84 minutes. Y. Shamir
was given a chance to change things around.
The ä-bronx coach was desperate to reverse his team's fortunes in the game, and ordered his team to change strategy.
An indecisive keeper looked on as a free kick by Madrid's P. Vršek
put the visitors up 2 - 4 after 85 minutes.
Madrid claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 62 percent.
performed admirably for ä-bronx.
However, S. Pekhotkin
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Madrid player was without a doubt P. Milea
On the other hand, A. Somalo Portero
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 2 - 4.