Clouds darkened the skies at HollyWood Cathedral
as 49832 spectators turned up for the match. Vasil Iliev
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Elias Pahlings
and Mauro Tassone
TITIANAS decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Pascual - van Saaze, Koščica, Dindar - Vaz, Gualdino, Valada, Fortin, Anghel - Laurense, Brückenburg.
A 4-5-1 alignment was the formation of choice for BA FC.
The following players took the field: Mariano - Botto, Picanço, Dias, Escovar - Ruhsare, Canobio, Bańko, Martini, Muttilainen - Gama.
still has a lot to learn. For instance, he should know not to make half-hearted passes in front of H. Valada
, who easily scored for TITIANAS, making it 1 - 0.
34 minutes in, BA FC's D. Picanço
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 36 minutes, TITIANAS did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, J. Fortin
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 2 - 0.
TITIANAS solidified their lead at the 37 minute mark, as B. Vaz
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 3 - 0.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of TITIANAS lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
3 - 0 was the halftime score.
TITIANAS had most of the ball, with 68 percent of possession.
A great save by keeper C. Mariano
after 47 minutes kept the visitors in the game after J. Fortin
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
After 59 minutes, BA FC's S. Canobio
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
Cheers filled the stadium as B. Vaz
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 0 to TITIANAS.
After 68 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and E. Dindar
gave the TITIANAS supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 5 - 0.
TITIANAS put themselves up 6 - 0 when A. Anghel
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
79 minutes into the match, the speedy Y. Brückenburg
easily outpaced D. Picanço
, chipped the keeper and made the score 7 - 0.
With 83 minutes played, TITIANAS put themselves up 8 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to Y. Brückenburg
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
TITIANAS enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 72 percent of possession.
TITIANAS's top performer was clearly Y. Brückenburg
On the other hand, B. Vaz
's play was disheartening.
BA FC's best player was D. Martini
However, C. Mariano
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 8 - 0.