38429 fans braved the pouring rain at cantinho da glória
. Hayri Gül
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Siem Velthoen
and Olli Mäentakanen
fikas tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Lineup: Kroezen - Nunes Lourenço, Preda, Peters - Torgersen, Ladefoged, Zangi, Costa Filipe, Kuchczyński - Varatojo, Hémery.
Guerreiro decided to use a 4-5-1 set up.
The following players took the field: Pais - Borralho, Varatojo, Taipa, Santa Marta - Rueff, Luz, Pesca, Caetano, Brazuna - Pessoa.
spent most of the time in a heap on the ground today, his normally rapid movement hindered by the slippery pitch.
Guerreiro took the lead after 17 minutes making the score 0 - 1. C. Caetano
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
With 29 minutes played, after a good run down the left, K. Ladefoged
went down looking for a penalty after a challenge from the visitors' right fullback, but the referee waved play on, and later warned him for diving.
was just a finger's breadth away from an equaliser for fikas with a strike from the left, but P. Pais
managed to ward the shot off for a corner.
After 37 minutes, Guerreiro raised their score by one when M. Brazuna
's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by O. Pessoa
. 0 - 2.
Confident in their lead, Guerreiro's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 2.
Guerreiro enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 51 percent of possession.
Guerreiro came close to extending their lead as D. Santa Marta
delivered a low effort on goal from the right after 64 minutes, but the angle was too narrow and the shot went harmlessly into the side netting.
It took several tries, but fikas managed to break through on the left after 66 minutes, getting the ball to T. Torgersen
who easily reduced the lead to make the score 1 - 2.
D. Santa Marta
was struggling to make the ball dance with his usual trickery and panache, and the opposing players had little trouble shutting him down in these muddy conditions.
fikas's M. Hémery
made an attempt at equalising 83 minutes into the match, coming in from the right, but the ball hit the post and the defence easily cleared the rebound.
Guerreiro claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
The most dominating fikas player was without a doubt K. Ladefoged
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Guerreiro player was O. Pessoa
However, S. Varatojo
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 2.