Clouds darkened the skies at Giant Woodpeckers Arena
as 12000 spectators turned up for the match. Sverre Hesselballe
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Oriol Acevedo
and Didier Kraaijeveld
Woodpeckers started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
Starters: Hawes - Balzaretti, Madrazo, Bartzat, Conde - Leveque, Laakso, Fernández, Rosello - Guiza, Chakasum.
Chacaritale had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
The following players had been chosen: Özönder - Bryjak, Linno, Dovidaitis - Iñurrategi, Dziekan, Irastorza, Hallamaa, Sandu - Vogle, Fernur.
Chacaritale's F. Linno
gave the visitors a 0 - 1 lead after 13 minutes with a superb strike from the right.
With 30 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed E. Dovidaitis
of Chacaritale to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 2.
The home crowd was not impressed when B. Dziekan
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 31 minutes. Chacaritale were now up 0 - 3.
behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 35 minutes as he gave the ball away to W. Irastorza
. Lucky for him though, there was no goal.
A drive down the left side allowed W. Irastorza
to get in close and score another goal for Chacaritale after 36 minutes, taking the score to 0 - 4.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 4.
Possession in this half belonged to Chacaritale, who controlled the ball 83 percent of the time.
After 71 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for A. Fernur
who increased Chacaritale's lead to 0 - 5.
Confident in their lead, Chacaritale's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
Some fine movement on the left led to a Chacaritale goal after 73 minutes, making it 0 - 6. B. Dziekan
was noted down as the scorer.
After 74 minutes, Chacaritale's J. Hallamaa
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 7.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 75 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 8. The Chacaritale fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
Chacaritale had most of the ball, with 85 percent of possession.
The most dominating Woodpeckers player was without a doubt K. Chakasum
However, B. Hawes
made a disastrous appearance.
Chacaritale's best player was B. Dziekan
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 8.