Clouds darkened the skies at Stadium
as 621 spectators turned up for the match. Mårten Nilsson
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Angel Andonov
and Hänsel Rügenwalder
KINI had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation.
The following players took the field: Abraão - Inda, Tapiero, Marra, Lepp, Andersson - Petrescu, Otsoa, Mühlan, Makrikostas - Efsane.
Euskoausar decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
Lineup: Foguet - Reisenweber, Entrambasaguas, Ramírez - Quesada, Lopes Couto, Maestro González, Olivares, Chivu - Hylkema, Arauzo.
KINI were relying on their ability to counter-attack.
Euskoausar took the lead after L. Chivu
curved a free kick into the net. 0 - 1
11 minutes in, Euskoausar's J. Ramírez
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
After 18 minutes, Euskoausar's L. Chivu
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 2.
26 minutes into the game KINI broke through on the left wing and L. Efsane
managed to reduce the lead to 1 - 2.
The home crowd was not impressed when M. Quesada
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 31 minutes. Euskoausar were now up 1 - 3.
KINI's P. Makrikostas
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 36 minutes.
Halftime score was 1 - 3.
Euskoausar claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 51 percent.
behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 62 minutes as he gave the ball away to M. Quesada
. Lucky for him though, there was no goal.
With 67 minutes played, Euskoausar put themselves up 1 - 4 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was M. Quesada
69 minutes were showing on the scoreboard when KINI's P. Makrikostas
received his second yellow card and was sent off.
74 minutes into the match, J. Lopes Couto
came through the middle and almost added to his team's lead, but the shot went wide.
A corner kick created great disorder in the penalty area with a goal nearly scored by J. Arauzo
. At last, Euskoausar's C. Maestro González
was able to backheel the ball in. 1 - 5.
The players of Euskoausar now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle.
C. Maestro González
of Euskoausar took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 83 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 1 - 6.
Euskoausar had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
KINI's top performer was clearly H. Tapiero
turned in a dismal performance, however.
J. Lopes Couto
performed admirably for Euskoausar.
On the other hand, M. Quesada
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 6.