Dark skies made the crowd of 60000 at San Carlos de Apoquindo
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Ale Mäkelä
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Mikael Gottgård
and David Lorido
U.catolica decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
They fielded: Miklavčič - Xin Teck, Królak, Altube - Akpakoun, Fevza, Vanchikov, Jäger, Colin - Ciondoloni, Destany.
Pata had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Lambarri - Mimica, Kaša, Marco, Vizcaya - Alcaíno, Cardaveras, Treimun, Sotomayor - Basay, Marangozov.
It was an obvious ambition of Pata to use their ability at attacking on the flanks.
U.catolica took the lead, 1 - 0, after a penalty 22 minutes into the match. M. Akpakoun
scored from the penalty spot.
U.catolica put themselves up 2 - 0 when P. Destany
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
By now, the players in U.catolica felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
34 minutes into the game, Pata seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate
U.catolica's D. Jäger
placed the ball right at his teammate's feet after a corner, but Z. Xin Teck
After 36 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and S. Królak
gave the U.catolica supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 0.
3 - 0 was the score after the first half.
U.catolica enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 60 percent of possession.
The coach gave his players an extra tactical briefing during the break, and after that Pata had solid
The Pata players listened closely to their manager, as he gave new tactical instructions for the team.
After 60 minutes, Pata switched A. Marangozov
with J. Lucena Marcos
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
U.catolica's S. Królak
got himself booked for a foul.
U.catolica's P. Destany
increased the lead to 4 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 71 minutes.
Coming in on the left, J. Basay
did everything right to get a goal for Pata after 80 minutes, but his finishing shot was stabbed clear by the keeper.
U.catolica had most of the ball, with 55 percent of possession.
Most important U.catolica player was C. Altube
However, V. Colin
made a disastrous appearance.
performed admirably for Pata.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 4 - 0.