The 45000 spectators at El_Trocadero
were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Tommy Crook
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Antero Koskinen
and David Jäger
Maestros decided to use a 5-4-1 set up.
Starters: Hâncu - Vroegindeweij, Pez, Gasbarro, Roach, Jaramillo - Ruiz Mejía, Ferrando, Cruzado, Guizazola - Apitius.
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for peruvianos.
They fielded: Almanza - Chuquillanqui, Libertad, Burgos, Morales - Macizo, Wicht, Huaynate, Ninapaytán - Pillaca, Mendiola.
Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Maestros.
It was a hot and sunny day, and several players seemed worn out. Maybe this was why M. Burgos
found an unusual amount of space for his snappy footwork.
They were singing the praises of L. Jaramillo
32 minutes into the match after his speculative chip from the middle of the penalty box found its way over the visitors' keeper to make the score 1 - 0 to Maestros.
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 33 minutes, Maestros did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, A. Vroegindeweij
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 2 - 0.
2 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Maestros claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 72 percent.
After 52 minutes peruvianos's A. Almanza
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
found it hard to catch his breath today in the stifling heat.
should probably have put his team up another goal after 57 minutes after breaking through the middle, but some great goalkeeping by A. Almanza
kept the visitors in the game.
Things were deteriorating for the away team as Maestros scored another to make it 3 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for A. Vroegindeweij
after 58 minutes.
After 68 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by J. Ferrando
might have resulted in another goal for Maestros. However, A. Almanza
made a spectacular save.
Maestros's L. Jaramillo
was shown a yellow card after 75 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Maestros enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 77 percent of possession.
The most dominating Maestros player was without a doubt G. Pez
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important peruvianos player was S. Morales
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 3 - 0.