Dark skies made the crowd of 961 at La cuna de la Hipoxia
a little nervous, but the rain held off. Diego Ladu
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Remzi Arabul
and Elias Jonas Thomik
Hipóxicos started off with a 2-4-2 lineup.
Lineup: Pulli - Fantoni, Liberman - Choy, Kukis, De Marchi, Henríquez - Vales, Reyna.
Atlético had chosen a strategic 4-5-1 formation.
The following players took the field: Calvo - Márquez Ulloa, Merino, Cuéllar, Helmi Ismail - Higuita, Cmar, Espinosa, Corredor, Soto - Usme.
Hipóxicos had a chance to take the lead after J. Reyna
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 7 minutes.
Some great play up the middle by Hipóxicos led to a chance for N. Vales
to score after 15 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar.
of Atlético received a yellow card after 18 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
After 19 minutes, Hipóxicos's R. Kukis
fell awkwardly, but was determined to stay in the match. That's the spirit!
24 minutes into the game, Hipóxicos seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate
Making his way up the middle 28 minutes into the match, R. Kukis
almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert A. Calvo
blocked it to keep the score level.
The celebrations in the stands could only mean one thing - S. Choy
's free kick had found the back of the net and put Hipóxicos ahead 1 - 0!
38 minutes into the game, R. Merino
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came E. Muñoz
Hipóxicos's T. Liberman
got himself booked for a foul.
Halftime score was 1 - 0.
Neither team was controlling the possession at this point in the match, with the stats showing a 50:50 split.
The Hipóxicos players spent the break getting a rerun of the team's tactical organisation and regained a solid
organisation when the game started again.
The home side's J. Reyna
came close to extending the lead 55 minutes into the game. His shot came in from the right hand side but A. Calvo
managed to save it with an unbelievable reaction stop.
After 55 minutes, E. Henríquez
put Hipóxicos ahead 2 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
After 68 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Hipóxicos found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to inadequate
73 minutes in, Hipóxicos appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only poor
Atlético had most of the ball, with 58 percent of possession.
A. De Marchi
performed admirably for Hipóxicos.
On the other hand, N. Vales
's play was disheartening.
Most important Atlético player was R. Cmar
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 0.