The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 79673 had shown up at The Colosseum
for the match. Iván Acedo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Liberto Verde
and Luis Enrique Niño de Guzmán
element had chosen a strategic 4-5-1 formation.
Lineup: Goerdeler - French, Vogelbusch, Baroncini, Khazem - Barcelos, Jerez, Ocaño, Campillo, Brienesse - Carrère.
Athletics decided to use a 5-5-0 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Larreal - Koops, Andrei, Varlık, Baró, Roisdorf - Raeymaekers, Szántai, Kley, Bălan, Pons -.
The strategy for Athletics was to use their ability to press.
18 minutes into the game, F. Baroncini
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came M. Ortmayer
The pressing tactics used by Athletics were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0.
element enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 65 percent of possession.
Priding himself in being an active coach, the element manager gave new instructions to his players after 48 minutes.
element were close to getting a nice long shot opportunity after 49 minutes, but the intense pressure from the defenders made the final pass inaccurate and the opportunity disappeared into thin air.
The referee showed Athletics's D. Raeymaekers
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
The player down was H. French
. The element bench looked worried for a while, but in the end he managed to get up.
Athletics's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 62 minutes gone, but E. Baró
's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper.
75 minutes into the match, the element manager wanted to try a new tactic, and the players loyally obliged.
element had most of the ball, with 67 percent of possession.
Most important element player was V. Campillo
was a disappointment, however.
Athletics's top performer was clearly A. Bălan
However, V. Larreal
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 0.