20444 spectators arrived at Arena Almendrense
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Márton Buday
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Mustafa Karl
and Tomas Pettersson
Almendrense tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Masin - Vilaboi, Erhardt, Hanks - Lèbre, Emran, Zanellato, Saavedra, Gelabert - Miertschink, Finikiadis.
SLBenfica-187 decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Starters: Madeira - Pedro Santos, Baptista, Farelo, Maranhense - Trigo, Julião, Martins Pires, Santos Gil - Freitas Moreira, Tavares.
Almendrense seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
SLBenfica-187's T. Baptista
had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 7 minutes having been played. R. Torres Sousa
was the replacement.
was very close to giving Almendrense the lead with an ingenious free kick routine 18 minutes into the match, but the ball just grazed the bar.
It wasn't a pretty goal, but the free kick by A. Vilaboi
after 21 minutes somehow found its way past the keeper. Almendrense takes the lead, 1 - 0!
Almendrense were given a gift! The ref dubiously awarded them a penalty 22 minutes into the match, which was neatly put away by A. Vilaboi
. 2 - 0 for the home side.
SLBenfica-187's I. Martins Pires
got himself booked for a foul.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. T. Finikiadis
squirmed through their central defence after 35 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 0.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of Almendrense lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Almendrense's T. Finikiadis
increasing the lead to 4 - 0.
4 - 0 was the halftime score.
Almendrense enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 88 percent of possession.
Almendrense managed to extend their lead to 5 - 0 when L. Zanellato
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Almendrense to 6 - 0 as O. Miertschink
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
Cheers filled the stadium as L. Zanellato
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 7 - 0 to Almendrense.
had a fantastic opportunity to put Almendrense up another goal 68 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
The score became 8 - 0 at 76 minutes into the game, when Almendrense were given a penalty which A. Vilaboi
blasted straight down the middle giving the keeper no chance!
This third goal completed a hattrick for A. Vilaboi
Almendrense had most of the ball, with 89 percent of possession.
Almendrense's best player was A. Saavedra
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important SLBenfica-187 player was R. Santos Gil
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 8 - 0.