Clouds darkened the skies at Estadio Tecnologico
as 57000 spectators turned up for the match. Conrad Gicquel
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Moussa Loum
and Jovito Neves
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Rayados.
The following players took the field: Valcuende - Vasco, Dan, Morón - Helal, Waeber, Arosio, Moral, Heras Canales - Demortier, Schintu.
Sabrosas had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Sousa Graça - Hadad, Kähkölä, Dvorský - Rosenbo, Alape, Casablanca, Mary - Cano, Crespo, Cabrera.
Sabrosas took the lead 39 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. K. Dvorský
was the scorer.
With 40 minutes played, after a good run down the left, S. Schintu
went down looking for a penalty after a challenge from the visitors' right fullback, but the referee waved play on, and later warned him for diving.
0 - 1 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Rayados, with 54 percent of the ball.
After 66 minutes, Rayados's S. Schintu
swiftly ran past K. Dvorský
and nutmegged the keeper! 1 - 1.
69 minutes into the game, J. Casablanca
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
74 minutes into the game, Sabrosas wanted to bring some new energy to their game. Á. Crespo
gave D. Morral
a quick hug as he left the field.
As the 75 minute mark approached, the Sabrosas coach decided it was time for a substitution. J. Casablanca
reluctantly made way for J. Oxenstierna
on the pitch.
Sabrosas's E. Alape
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 81 minutes.
of Sabrosas received a yellow card after 83 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Sabrosas took the lead after 86 minutes making the score 1 - 2. K. Dvorský
placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left.
Sabrosas had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
Rayados's top performer was clearly I. Valcuende
However, D. Helal
made a disastrous appearance.
Sabrosas's best player was D. Cano
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 2.