A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 50351 to Dinamita Juniors Arena
. Alexandre Serres
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kari Tuulari
and Friedhelm Worschech
Pata tactics involved an interesting 4-5-1 combination.
Lineup: Lambarri - Vizcaya, Marco, Mimica, Kaša - Sotomayor, Alcaíno, Cardaveras, Boonen, Treimun - Marangozov.
Triak started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Herrera - Salmenhaara, Oromí, Trengereid - Fronas, Vasile, Breitling, Pérez, Stållius - Sierpiński, Šaltys.
The wings were the focus of most of Triak's attacks today.
Pata made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left R. Treimun
completely alone with keeper A. Herrera
, who made a spectacular block.
Some lightning fast two foot dribbles by E. Sotomayor
left A. Trengereid
way behind after 31 minutes, but the shot was just wide.
After 36 minutes of play, E. Sotomayor
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
37 minutes into the game, J. Boonen
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came J. Basay
Coming from the right, J. Marco
almost managed to score another goal for Pata, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
With 44 minutes played, the Triak coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. F. Gueydan
came on, Q. Pérez
had to leave the fray.
1 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Pata had most of the ball, with 68 percent of possession.
48 minutes in, Pata's J. Kaša
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
The player down was F. Gueydan
. The Triak bench looked worried for a while, but in the end he managed to get up.
A great save by keeper A. Herrera
after 68 minutes kept the visitors in the game after A. Marangozov
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
Pata put themselves up 2 - 0 when I. Alcaíno
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
Possession in this half belonged to Pata, who controlled the ball 69 percent of the time.
Pata's best player was I. Cardaveras
However, A. Marangozov
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Triak.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 0.