Dark skies made the crowd of 1071 at MATADERO DE CALAVERAS
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Samuele Carrara
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Rubén Galiano
and Kamil Kubulak
C.A.CALAVERA tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination.
The following players took the field: Kujansuu - Reinoso, Fazzari, Hamdorf, Miglino, Nalbandian - Rolón, Baley, Hilhorst, Tarruella - Margolin.
gilera decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
They fielded: Martsepp - Pereyra, Soto, Geling - Girard, Zanetti, Burdizzo, Ferro, Fetto - Heitz, Nguyen.
It was obvious that C.A.CALAVERA were using their pressing skill as their primary tactic.
gilera showed off their creative tactics.
had a good opportunity to give gilera the lead as he charged down the right and struck the ball towards the top corner, but the home team's goalkeeper made the save.
looked great 10 minutes into the match after stopping a shot from the middle of the penalty area from the visitors' G. Geling
C.A.CALAVERA's R. Hamdorf
got himself booked for a foul.
The home crowd was not impressed by the fancy moves of gilera's O. Girard
after 22 minutes. He converted a pass from the left for a goal, resulting in the visitors taking the 0 - 1 lead.
24 minutes into the game, C.A.CALAVERA had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to inadequate
After 31 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed G. Ferro
to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 0 - 2.
After the ball was lifted in from the left, S. Heitz
was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 32 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 2.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by gilera, with 78 percent of the ball.
Despite his frustration resulting in the smashing of a few teacups, the coach of C.A.CALAVERA was able to get his message across, and raised C.A.CALAVERA's organisation to solid
50 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 3 as T. Nguyen
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of gilera lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
The home crowd was not impressed when S. Heitz
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 57 minutes. gilera were now up 0 - 4.
C.A.CALAVERA's counterattacks created a good chance for J. Miglino
on the right after 76 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar.
gilera's C. Fetto
showed his experience after 77 minutes, as he expertly set himself up to take advantage of a rebound off the crossbar, but his shot was tipped harmlessly out of the way.
The visitors added to their lead 79 minutes into the game, after a sensational penalty kick by gilera's S. Heitz
slid just past the home keeper. 0 - 5.
gilera had to make a substitution after 80 minutes. H. Burdizzo
limped off the field and was replaced by M. Balmacedas
was the new captain of gilera - handed the armband by the departing player.
gilera claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 79 percent.
C.A.CALAVERA's best player was B. Hilhorst
was a disappointment, however.
gilera's top performer was clearly G. Ferro
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 0 - 5.