Clear skies welcomed the 29024 spectators who had made their way to Stingray United Arena
. Kerewin Stavasius
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Juan Francisco García de Zuñiga
and Ángel Báez
Stingray started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Juon - Kirkpatrick, Detournay, Mabes - Rilke, Darier, Mazzarotto, Marcum, Marin - Stutz, Frey.
Barca*4* had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
Lineup: Calderón - Pindars, Kesserling, Kaser - Jenal, Negrin, Luca, Molzen - Clerc, Aldrich, Streun.
acted with superior experience when, 19 minutes into the match, he predicted a pass, intercepted it and then finished off with a goal. 0 - 1 for Barca*4*!
The crowd chanted their encouragement as Stingray's P. Marin
came in from the right after 33 minutes and put the ball in the net to level the score at 1 - 1.
34 minutes in, Barca*4*'s F. Negrin
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The corner kick from H. Darier
was powerfully met by the head of J. Kirkpatrick
to make the score 2 - 1.
Stingray's G. Stutz
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
Halftime score was 2 - 1.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Stingray, with 70 percent of the ball.
After 54 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by T. Rilke
might have resulted in another goal for Stingray. However, I. Calderón
made a spectacular save.
of Barca*4* was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
made a run for the goal 64 minutes into the game but the home team's left back managed to sort the situation out in the end.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Stingray's G. Stutz
increasing the lead to 3 - 1.
Stingray put in a good effort on the right, but J. Kirkpatrick
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 83 minutes into the game.
Stingray enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 73 percent of possession.
The most dominating Stingray player was without a doubt H. Darier
was a disappointment, however.
Most important Barca*4* player was C. Clerc
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 1.