42533 spectators had found their way to juventude eborae Arena
, despite the heavy rain. Ogeday Tokuzer
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Víctor Álvarez
and Gavril Dascãlu
juventude tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players took the field: Santos Glória - Sztojanov, 加藤 (Kato), Moreni - Assis, Aviz, Aberjel, Eugénio, Eisenberg - Sopas, Dahlgren.
Football had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Starters: Codispoti - Martínez Naranjo, Pires, Cuyp - Masurier, Marado, Ulhoa, Druţă, Ligios - Andreasson, Vieru.
had a good try after 7 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide.
Thighs bulging, D. Sztojanov
charged past the weaker players, seemingly oblivious to the rain.
34 minutes into the game, A. Druţă
was a hair's breadth away from giving Football the lead with a shot from over on the left. A prompt block by L. Santos Glória
saved the home team that time.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0.
Possession in this half belonged to Football, who controlled the ball 54 percent of the time.
Football's L. Cuyp
was shown a yellow card after 59 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
After 73 minutes, G. Sopas
came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 1 - 0, giving juventude the lead.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Football's N. Vieru
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 73 minutes. T. Sá
was given a chance to change things around.
The visitors' T. Sá
was alert after a cross coming in from the left, levelling the score at 1 - 1 after 82 minutes.
Football had to make a substitution after 85 minutes. T. Sá
limped off the field and was replaced by M. Füllengarten
juventude broke through on the left 86 minutes into the game, with K. Eisenberg
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 2 - 1 lead.
juventude had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
juventude's best player was S. Dahlgren
On the other hand, L. Santos Glória
's play was disheartening.
Football's top performer was clearly H. Ulhoa
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 1.