44040 punters turned up at Parrudão
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Marco Resende Costa
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Sébastien Colin
and Tibo Lievrouw
A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Xaxinense.
They fielded: Ferro - Mano, Fedozzi, Zamfir, Gomes Jr., Baía - Palma, Stenflod, Velloso - Albach, Skarbek.
hickteam decided to use a 2-5-3 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Eichel - Stoltenberg, Özçelik - Iliev, Viaña, Schiedt, Gouveia, Schwanenfeld - Nurmivaara, Stelzle, Reiswig.
Xaxinense used their skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field.
hickteam took a creative approach on the field.
After 5 minutes, hickteam put themselves up 0 - 1, as J. Schwanenfeld
finished off a strike from the left with a real cannonball of a shot.
With 14 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed G. Gouveia
of hickteam to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 2.
21 minutes into the game, Xaxinense had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to poor
The home crowd was not impressed when G. Gouveia
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 27 minutes. hickteam were now up 0 - 3.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of hickteam lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
After 31 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave J. Nurmivaara
a chance to increase the lead for hickteam, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 4.
got left behind when hickteam's J. Nurmivaara
made a sudden run forward after 39 minutes, finishing off with a neat strike. 0 - 5!
40 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 6 as J. Reiswig
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
hickteam's B. Iliev
got himself booked for a foul.
Halftime score was 0 - 6.
hickteam claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 88 percent.
Despite his frustration resulting in the smashing of a few teacups, the coach of Xaxinense was able to get his message across, and raised Xaxinense's organisation to passable
After 61 minutes, hickteam's G. Gouveia
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 7.
At that, G. Gouveia
was noted down for a hat trick!
After 67 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Xaxinense found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to weak
70 minutes into the game, Xaxinense seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a weak
level of organisation.
of hickteam took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 71 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 8.
wanted to play on, but the hickteam coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 75 minutes into the game by R. Casariego
Content with how the game was proceeding, the hickteam coach let T. Morys
replace R. Stoltenberg
after 75 minutes.
was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper. However, hickteam's T. Morys
managed to get hold of the rebound and tucked the ball into the empty net. 0 - 9
After 77 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for J. Nurmivaara
who increased hickteam's lead to 0 - 10.
That made three goals for J. Nurmivaara
and he was marked down for the hat trick.
Xaxinense's S. Zamfir
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 79 minutes.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 81 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 11. The hickteam fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
hickteam's B. Iliev
seemed to stun everyone on the field with an accurate shot that seemed to come from nowhere. Somehow, the keeper managed to keep his cool and made a fantastic save.
The visitors' J. Reiswig
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 87 minutes into the match. 0 - 12 for hickteam.
By then J. Reiswig
had scored three goals - a hat trick!
hickteam had most of the ball, with 91 percent of possession.
Most important Xaxinense player was W. Velloso
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
performed admirably for hickteam.
On the other hand, B. Iliev
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 12.