1658 spectators had come to el bombardero
this cloudy day. Marlon Frijling
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ivar Carlsson
and Willi Schwartzengarber
kracks_recre decided to use a 4-3-3 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Morel - Seckendorf, van Oel, Sanfilippo, Oliveros - Harder, Madrid, Kuilman - Guzmán, Owca, Berlepsch.
Barcelone* had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Starters: Voigt - Crişan, Patrick, Møller Nielsen, Patouillard - Jahl, Lavaud, Leforestier, Zarins - Le Blanc, Ciron.
kracks_recre used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
Making his way up the middle 11 minutes into the match, A. Owca
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert G. Voigt
blocked it to keep the score level.
Barcelone*'s B. Ciron
was shown a yellow card after 18 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave A. Owca
from kracks_recre a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 31 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
33 minutes into the match, a typically brave header by B. Ciron
from A. Zarins
's cross looped just over the opposing goalkeeper's desperate reach. Goal for Barcelone*, making the score 0 - 1.
kracks_recre's J. Berlepsch
made an attempt at equalising 37 minutes into the match, coming in from the right, but the ball hit the post and the defence easily cleared the rebound.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 1.
kracks_recre had most of the ball, with 54 percent of possession.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Barcelone* coach let J. Ørskov
replace W. Jahl
after 75 minutes.
The Barcelone* players could smell victory in the air. A. Leforestier
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for B. Salles
after 75 minutes.
The coach of Barcelone* was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 75 minutes, A. Žilinec
came on for P. Le Blanc
of Barcelone* took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 78 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 2.
The home team's supporters got excited again when N. Seckendorf
broke through the visitors' central defence and caught their keeper off guard, making it 1 - 2.
kracks_recre players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead.
After 84 minutes of play, L. Harder
evened things up for kracks_recre with an impressive goal coming up the middle. 2 - 2.
kracks_recre took the lead 85 minutes in, as A. Owca
broke through on the left and put the 3 - 2 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
Possession in this half belonged to kracks_recre, who controlled the ball 58 percent of the time.
The most dominating kracks_recre player was without a doubt A. Owca
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Barcelone*'s top performer was clearly B. Ciron
On the other hand, R. Møller Nielsen
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 3 - 2.