The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 37238 had shown up at chachany Arena
for the match. Antonio Conte
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Henrique Morais
and John Têtard
chachany had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation.
Lineup: Figo - Stãncescu, Ivanovs, Reswandi - Alcalde, Wagenführ, Caycho, Segovia, Mirat - Caxias, Nygård.
SVK tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
Starters: Merlonghi - Otazú, Atalaya, Ackermann, Goranov - Pytel, Acurio, Krišanda, Gierej - Bobovský, Hómez.
chachany displayed their ability to play creatively.
behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 29 minutes as he gave the ball away to R. Caycho
. Lucky for him though, there was no goal.
chachany fans held their breath as A. Mirat
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 1 - 0!
The score became 2 - 0 at 34 minutes into the game, when chachany were given a penalty which D. Segovia
blasted straight down the middle giving the keeper no chance!
The visitors got one back when J. Hómez
finished off a pass from the left and scored after 35 minutes. 2 - 1 was the score.
chachany's W. Wagenführ
was shown a yellow card after 39 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
The visitors almost came back with an equaliser 40 minutes into the match after a good combination down the middle, but when R. Krišanda
tried to finish the attack, he couldn't deliver the shot hard enough to seriously challenge the keeper.
It was 2 - 1 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by chachany, with 67 percent of the ball.
sailed high above the opponents as he headed in a corner kick from M. Bobovský
after 58 minutes of play, making the score 2 - 2.
63 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for chachany to take the lead after a good cross from the right found W. Wagenführ
alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post.
The terraces were silenced after 73 minutes when SVK's J. Hómez
put the guests ahead 2 - 3, following an attack on the right.
This third goal completed a hattrick for J. Hómez
The visitors added to their lead 83 minutes into the game, after a sensational penalty kick by SVK's M. Bobovský
slid just past the home keeper. 2 - 4.
almost reduced the deficit, having drawn the entire left side defence away, but the shot went straight into the arms of the goalkeeper.
chachany had most of the ball, with 69 percent of possession.
Most important chachany player was L. Caxias
was a disappointment, however.
SVK's top performer was clearly W. Gierej
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 2 - 4.