Due to an all-day shower, 18558 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at Huemul FC Arena
. Cristián Zavaleta
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gregório Aracuri
and Anders Jonasson
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Huemul.
The following players had been chosen: Cherentsov - Nader, Franceschini, Carreras, Eland - Niinikangas, Andronegui, Tezuka, Campos - Ceriello, Chernavin.
C.A.P.O. started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Espinoza - Tironi, García Carrasco, Palermo - Ciappesoni, Trillo, Shin, Acosta, Sanfilippo - Tillian, Killimet.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Huemul.
It was an obvious ambition of C.A.P.O. to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
C.A.P.O. had to make a substitution after 15 minutes. H. Palermo
limped off the field and was replaced by R. Costas
The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit L. Eland
At 28 minutes played, O. Chernavin
came in from the right with the intention of giving Huemul the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
Huemul took the lead 29 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as L. Nader
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
Huemul's F. Andronegui
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 34 minutes.
It was obvious that C.A.P.O. had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle.
Some brilliant football from the visitors' right wing resulted in a levelling of the score as C.A.P.O.'s R. Costas
put the ball in the onion bag after 39 minutes to make it 1 - 1.
1 - 1 was the halftime score.
C.A.P.O. claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.
As the 60 minute mark approached, the C.A.P.O. coach decided it was time for a substitution. C. Acosta
reluctantly made way for S. Mutsch
on the pitch.
70 minutes into the game, Huemul wanted to bring some new energy to their game. V. Niinikangas
gave S. Grife
a quick hug as he left the field.
74 minutes in, C.A.P.O.'s A. Sanfilippo
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The visitors' central defence should have had no trouble clearing the pass to L. Nader
, but the Huemul player managed to shrug them off and fired a low shot past the keeper to give his team the lead. 2 - 1!
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 80 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. H. Guyot
was the replacement.
After 85 minutes, C.A.P.O. raised their score by one when A. Sanfilippo
's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by P. Ciappesoni
. 2 - 2.
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. M. Poussier
entered the game for Huemul as the match clock showed 86 minutes.
C.A.P.O. were determined to attack on the wing and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favour of the wings.
87 minutes into the game, A. Sanfilippo
had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.
Huemul created a good opportunity to score 87 minutes into the match when H. Guyot
's hooked ball from the left created a scuffle in front of the goal, and the visitors' defenders had a hard time clearing the ball.
C.A.P.O. had most of the ball, with 55 percent of possession.
Huemul's best player was O. Chernavin
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
C.A.P.O.'s top performer was clearly Y. Shin
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 2.