A scorching day at Deportivo Estroboscópico Arena
, where 2867 spectators were in place for today's match. Miguel Fernández
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Odd Gravdal
and Peter Boese
Estroboscópico tactics involved an interesting 5-3-2 combination.
The following players took the field: Prado - Zaldúa, Lozada, Bisbe, Ros Ramis, Villandrado - Savalls, Grés, Atutxa - Speakman, Errebelutegi.
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Rabulistische.
They fielded: Mueggenburg - Diebels, Plump, Hofwijks - Firganek, Minckwitz, Petrzak, Lemke - Maggioni, Rodriguez, Balschbach.
Making his way up the middle 6 minutes into the match, A. Speakman
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert D. Mueggenburg
blocked it to keep the score level.
With 11 minutes played A. Speakman
almost put the home team one ahead on a cross coming in from the right, but the shot went just wide.
Estroboscópico took the lead after 23 minutes as a result of E. Errebelutegi
's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 1 - 0.
made a quick rush after 25 minutes, but F. Hofwijks
had no problems keeping up the pace and stopped the attack.
could have put Estroboscópico up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 26 minutes.
Rabulistische had to make a substitution after 27 minutes. G. Diebels
limped off the field and was replaced by R. Legnaro
With 31 minutes played, A. Grés
of Estroboscópico fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Rabulistische, with 51 percent of the ball.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Estroboscópico coach let S. Wildenbeest
replace C. Savalls
after 46 minutes.
The Estroboscópico players could smell victory in the air. A. Grés
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for E. Goacona
after 46 minutes.
finished off a quick charge from the left of the field by chipping the ball just past the home side's keeper, making the score 1 - 1 54 minutes into the match.
Some quick footwork on the left side of the field 60 minutes into the match left Rabulistische's R. Minckwitz
completely free to score. 1 - 2 for the visitors.
was ever so close to scoring after an excellent corner was beautifully flicked on by J. Zaldúa
, but the ball bounced off the post to safety.
A drive down the left side allowed A. Maggioni
to get in close and score another goal for Rabulistische after 79 minutes, taking the score to 1 - 3.
of Estroboscópico received a yellow card after 80 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Rabulistische's R. Minckwitz
got himself booked for a foul.
Rabulistische enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 51 percent of possession.
Most important Estroboscópico player was M. Atutxa
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The most dominating Rabulistische player was without a doubt R. Minckwitz
On the other hand, R. Legnaro
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 1 - 3.