Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 59894 at Avalon
today. Franz Lacam
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ricardo Scombatti
and Jens Schultheiß
Burbujeantes started off with a 2-5-3 lineup.
Lineup: Kunygin - Hansson, Fanøe - Kretschmer, Nasi, 傲勇 (Aoyong), Gómez, Harbo - Barceló, Butnevičius, Bogdanov.
Depor decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Kuklík - Grbas, Cnossen, Serrano - Dijk, Lachout, Simpson, Romo, Villagrán - da Col, Răducan.
Burbujeantes mostly ignored the flanks in favour of their ability to attack in the middle.
The wings were the focus of most of Depor's attacks today.
They were singing the praises of L. Kretschmer
4 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 Burbujeantes.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, A. Butnevičius
got himself booked. The manager of Burbujeantes was not happy.
had a fantastic opportunity to put Burbujeantes up another goal 26 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
The home crowd just couldn't believe it when L. Kretschmer
missed a penalty after 29 minutes of the match.
After 32 minutes, following yet another great corner, E. Nasi
's flick on at the near post reached A. Butnevičius
, who was just wide with his snapshot - the ball went out for a goal kick.
Depor's I. Villagrán
was shown a yellow card after 34 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. A. Barceló
squirmed through their central defence after 36 minutes, increasing the lead to 2 - 0.
It was 2 - 0 at the break.
Burbujeantes claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 64 percent.
After 48 minutes a well-practised indirect free kick routine by Burbujeantes was easily anticipated by the defenders. The players forward were so well marked, they were left with few viable options.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Burbujeantes's V. Bogdanov
increasing the lead to 3 - 0.
Confident in their lead, Burbujeantes's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
knew he was in trouble after hacking down an opponent. Despite his pleading with the referee, the Depor player was shown a second yellow card and dismissed from the game.
Depor had to make a substitution after 81 minutes. M. Lachout
limped off the field and was replaced by B. Caicedo
Cheers filled the stadium as A. Butnevičius
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 0 to Burbujeantes.
洪. 傲勇 (Aoyong)
increased the lead for Burbujeantes to 5 - 0, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
Burbujeantes's L. Kretschmer
swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball.
Possession in this half belonged to Burbujeantes, who controlled the ball 67 percent of the time.
Burbujeantes's top performer was clearly V. Bogdanov
On the other hand, K. Hansson
's play was disheartening.
The most dominating Depor player was without a doubt L. Răducan
However, J. Dijk
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 5 - 0.