Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 36000 to El Palacio del Val
. Kenny Baastrup
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Tobias Palmer
and Thieu Snel
delValcitos started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Lamiaux - Davato, Gruda, Huber - Stappaerts, Mattila, Sbragi, Adamski, Botturi - Antonsen, Liczmański.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for richies.
They fielded: Angulo - Oudhuis, Rawie, Stotz - de Castro, Azuara, Hager, Eitzeroth, Beachdel - León, Börjesson.
delValcitos seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
The strategy for richies was to use their ability to press.
richies's G. Stotz
managed to lose the defenders as he advanced down the right wing and scored, putting the visitors ahead after 13 minutes. 0 - 1.
After 32 minutes, richies's G. Stotz
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
richies pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times.
After 39 minutes, richies's G. Eitzeroth
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 2.
At this time in the match, richies were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game.
The pressing tactics used by richies were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times.
delValcitos had to make a substitution after 43 minutes. M. Mattila
limped off the field and was replaced by S. Bliss
did everything he could to get one back for his delValcitos, but keeper J. Angulo
denied him with a spectacular block.
charged down the left and looked sure to score for delValcitos 44 minutes into the game, but his shot went just wide.
0 - 2 was the score after the first half.
delValcitos enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 60 percent of possession.
richies's ability to press all over the field frequently paid dividends.
wanted to play on, but the richies coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 62 minutes into the game by K. Rusnak
delValcitos's C. Sbragi
cut towards the middle after 62 minutes, receiving a brilliant pass and slicing through the visiting team's central defence, reducing the lead to 1 - 2.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 64 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. U. Rainato
was the replacement.
delValcitos's A. Liczmański
was shown a yellow card after 64 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
delValcitos were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up centrally.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the richies coach let F. Duchert
replace R. León
after 80 minutes.
Possession in this half belonged to delValcitos, who controlled the ball 60 percent of the time.
The most dominating delValcitos player was without a doubt C. Sbragi
However, J. Lamiaux
made a disastrous appearance.
richies's top performer was clearly F. Hager
On the other hand, U. Rainato
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 2.