Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 55002 to zurrapafc stadium
. Joakim K. Andersson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Armando van Binsbergen
and Anders Dalholt
zurrapafc had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Starters: Lazov - Xavier, Velazquez, Balaguer Callejón, Romualdi - Marinas, Łużyński, Vahva, Rafter - Jatczak, Frisch.
juventude decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Santos Glória - Moreni, 加藤 (Kato), Sztojanov - Assis, Eugénio, Aviz, Santa Cruz, Eisenberg - Sopas, Nicolet.
A mistake by the home side's central defence after 5 minutes allowed A. Assis
to score for juventude. The scoreboard now read 0 - 1.
After 8 minutes of play, K. Rafter
equalised for zurrapafc after an elegant attack from the right.
zurrapafc could have put themselves ahead after 31 minutes but K. Rafter
missed a volley shot on a ball coming in from the right.
zurrapafc's B. Marinas
got himself booked for a foul.
juventude's G. Nicolet
managed to lose the defenders as he advanced down the right wing and scored, putting the visitors ahead after 34 minutes. 1 - 2.
It was 1 - 2 at the break.
zurrapafc enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 51 percent of possession.
The crowd was on its feet 47 minutes into the match, as zurrapafc's K. Rafter
found himself unmarked in front of the goal after a dash up the left side. He calmly put away the 2 - 2 equaliser.
With 75 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. G. Nicolet
put the ball away for 2 - 3.
The zurrapafc coach was desperate to reverse his team's fortunes in the game, and ordered his team to change strategy.
After 80 minutes, zurrapafc used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach.
Unhappy with the result so far in the game, the zurrapafc manager used a brief break in play after 80 minutes to give the players new directives.
The zurrapafc players listened closely to their manager, as he gave new tactical instructions for the team.
juventude increased their lead after 84 minutes when A. Assis
broke through on the right, upping the score to 2 - 4, much to the home crowd's dismay.
The players of juventude now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
juventude's A. Moreni
was shown a yellow card after 85 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
In a fantastic display of determination, zurrapafc's D. Balaguer Callejón
forced himself to his feet, after an opponent viciously knocked him down.
wanted to play on, but the juventude coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 89 minutes into the game by J. van der Gun
juventude claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 54 percent.
Most important zurrapafc player was I. Frisch
However, F. Velazquez
made a disastrous appearance.
juventude's best player was A. Assis
J. van der Gun
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 4.