Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 55770 at COLISEU TRICOLOR
today. Andrea Zoi
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ville Laulajainen
and Christophe Chan
Everyone was excited about the upcoming São Paulo
derby and the crowd was divided evenly.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for S.C..
Lineup: Højer Nielsen - Zlatković, Weißensteiner, van Dulmen - Poeta, Wiesensteig, Pavone, Abutbul, Moura Cruz - Pizzolato, Kubach.
A.F.S. had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players took the field: Pesci - Quintavalla, Kalloch, Ráskó - Spanner, Massen, Garibay, Balashev, Peshev - Pena Bueno, Zak.
S.C. saw most attack opportunities on the wings.
After 20 minutes, A.F.S. put themselves up 0 - 1, as A. Quintavalla
finished off a strike from the left with a real cannonball of a shot.
F. Pena Bueno
of A.F.S. was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
After 29 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for A. Spanner
who increased A.F.S.'s lead to 0 - 2.
By now, the players in A.F.S. felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
A.F.S.'s R. Garibay
was shown a yellow card after 33 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
34 minutes into the match, S.C.'s D. Moura Cruz
demonstrated his famed speed as he raced past his marker and passed the ball to T. Kubach
who chipped it in for 1 - 2.
A penalty was awarded after 36 minutes, and A. Balashev
made the most of his chance to put A.F.S. up by another goal. 1 - 3 for the visitors.
almost reduced the deficit, having drawn the entire left side defence away, but the shot went straight into the arms of the goalkeeper.
Halftime score was 1 - 3.
A.F.S. claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 55 percent.
A drive down the left side allowed R. Massen
to get in close and score another goal for A.F.S. after 64 minutes, taking the score to 1 - 4.
's early cross saw the defenders caught out of position and the alert A. Zak
was able to pounce and roll the ball past the hapless goalkeeper to score for A.F.S.. 1 - 5.
The coach of A.F.S. was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 74 minutes, O. Empain
came on for A. Balashev
The home side worked hard to get through the middle and as a result, had a good chance of getting one back as M. Abutbul
tried lifting the ball over keeper E. Pesci
. Unfortunately, the ball went just over the bar.
A.F.S.'s P. Peshev
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 80 minutes.
81 minutes into the game, A.F.S. were awarded a penalty and R. Garibay
was able to increase the visitors' lead to 1 - 6 rolling the ball in by the right post.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by A.F.S., with 56 percent of the ball.
Most important S.C. player was T. Kubach
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
F. Pena Bueno
performed admirably for A.F.S..
However, E. Pesci
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 6.