36000 spectators arrived at Pontcanna Fields
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Diego Álava
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Cameron Dubois
and Albert Hegyi
Caerdydd started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Magnasco - Alexander, Beedle, Schiattarella - Crook, Walker, Lefkow, Mason, Guilloux - Ahn, Campbell.
Monkeys decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
They fielded: Məhərrəmzadə - Belkaid, Wexell, Howe, Dew - Birch, Janićijević, Quesada, Turcott - Bešlić, Méndez.
was very close to giving Caerdydd the lead with an ingenious free kick routine 3 minutes into the match, but the ball just grazed the bar.
A well placed corner kick from B. Crook
was followed by J. Schiattarella
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Caerdydd, the score now 1 - 0.
Monkeys had a great opportunity to score following a counterattack after 33 minutes, but M. Wexell
's shot from the left sailed high over the bar.
After 39 minutes, Caerdydd sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached M. Ahn
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 2 - 0.
It was 2 - 0 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Caerdydd, with 68 percent of the ball.
The home side's F. Guilloux
came close to extending the lead 59 minutes into the game. His shot came in from the right hand side but C. Məhərrəmzadə
managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
Monkeys's C. Birch
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 64 minutes having been played. M. Ivanovic
was the replacement.
Caerdydd's J. Schiattarella
increased the lead to 3 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 69 minutes.
was called on to replace Monkeys's M. Ivanovic
after 73 minutes following a nasty collision.
Caerdydd claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 69 percent.
The most dominating Caerdydd player was without a doubt M. Ahn
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Monkeys's best player was M. Wexell
However, D. Turcott
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 0.