The 62820 fans in attendance at Club Axis Arena
were roasting in the hot sun. Roland Sonneberg
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Pascal Martinez
and Iuri Lopes Cruz
Club decided to use a 5-3-2 set up.
Starters: Larios - Pastrana, Brown, Barrón, Marqués, Montoya - Ita, Chávez, Méndez - Suárez, Martinez.
Madrid. started off with a 4-5-1 lineup.
The following players took the field: Zohar - Dmuchauskas, Sesselmeier, Niculae, Elliot - André, Marc, Conijn, Jonasson, Ring - Lavista.
Madrid. used their skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field.
They were singing the praises of M. Suárez
27 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to Club.
28 minutes into the game, Club were awarded a penalty that M. Suárez
turned into 2 - 0 without a problem.
could have put Club up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 31 minutes.
Club's R. Pastrana
got himself booked for a foul.
2 - 0 was the halftime score.
Club claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 60 percent.
Madrid. needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 46 minutes J. Lavista
made way for A. Gozón
With 52 minutes played, R. Pastrana
could have brought this one home for Club as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high.
Madrid.'s S. Jonasson
was shown a yellow card after 64 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Club increased the lead as M. Suárez
struck to make the score 3 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
That made three goals for M. Suárez
and he was marked down for the hat trick.
The coach of Club was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 68 minutes, O. Ruíz
came on for H. Chávez
The Club captaincy was handed to O. Ruíz
The players of Club now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
After 74 minutes, J. Brown
put Club ahead 4 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
The pressing tactics used by Madrid. were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times.
Cheers filled the stadium as J. Brown
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 5 - 0 to Club.
Club enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 78 percent of possession.
Club's top performer was clearly M. Suárez
However, E. Larios
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Madrid..
On the other hand, B. Sesselmeier
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 5 - 0.