838 punters turned up at La jungla
, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Miguel Carpio Marcos
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Alexey Rakhmaninov
and Jacek Ćwiertnia
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Villaseca.
The following players took the field: Bublewicz - Aberasturi, Torres - Zurbano, Yebra, Sáenz Barrio, Yngvesson, Bañales - Llordella, Orts, Betanzos.
martoko started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
Starters: Agüero - Manzano Ruiz, Sánchez, Gehrold - Torre, Quedlinburg, Silfwerhall, Díaz de Ledesma, Bahbahani - Leng Wan, Santiesteban.
martoko took the lead 9 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. R. Santiesteban
was the scorer.
Villaseca's U. Zurbano
made a successful breakthrough on the left after 22 minutes and should have levelled the score, but instead he clipped it over the bar.
Villaseca's U. Zurbano
had a good first touch on the flank, but was crowded and, after a change of plan, sent the ball to J. Llordella
who somehow managed to curl the ball wide.
A. Sáenz Barrio
was just a finger's breadth away from an equaliser for Villaseca with a strike from the left, but I. Agüero
managed to ward the shot off for a corner.
33 minutes into the match, Villaseca's R. Yebra
maneuvered his way around the opposition on the left flank, delighting the crowd with his twists and turns. The effort paid off as the ball found the back of the net, evening the score at 1 - 1.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1.
Villaseca claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 54 percent.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave A. Torres
from Villaseca a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 66 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
of martoko had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. Z. Isasi
came in to finish the match.
Villaseca took the lead 69 minutes into the game by 2 - 1, as C. Aberasturi
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
74 minutes into the game, E. Yngvesson
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came I. Bataller
The home side's U. Zurbano
came close to extending the lead 75 minutes into the game. His shot came in from the right hand side but I. Agüero
managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
The home team will be cursing R. Santiesteban
for weeks; he finished off a great pass from the left, knocking it past the keeper without a problem. The match was level at 2 - 2 after 75 minutes.
Possession in this half belonged to martoko, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
Villaseca's best player was R. Yebra
On the other hand, P. Bublewicz
's play was disheartening.
martoko's top performer was clearly Z. Isasi
However, E. Sánchez
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 2 - 2.