The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 2367 had shown up at La Pobla Llarga Arena
for the match. Károly Birkmayer
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Florent Avice
and Fausto del Castillo
Ribera had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation.
Starters: Ilić - Toro, Letelier, Segedi, da Enciñeira, Blanco - Duffield, Mossa, Borlengo, Lý - Ottbergen.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Deportivo.
They fielded: Baris - Dries, Tobback, Chaudoir - Hancart, Hudders, Faut, Vanneck, Duvillier - De Blieck, Drappier.
Ribera took the lead 18 minutes into the game by 1 - 0, as T. Lý
elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar.
Ribera's H. Ottbergen
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 24 minutes.
After 32 minutes, H. Ottbergen
put Ribera ahead 2 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
M. da Enciñeira
could have increased the lead after 37 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park.
40 minutes in, Deportivo's J. Chaudoir
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
2 - 0 was the halftime score.
Ribera enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 85 percent of possession.
Coming from the right, H. Ottbergen
almost managed to score another goal for Ribera, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. H. Ottbergen
squirmed through their central defence after 53 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 0.
After 56 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by N. Segedi
might have resulted in another goal for Ribera. However, I. Baris
made a spectacular save.
Ribera solidified their lead at the 59 minute mark, as K. Duffield
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 4 - 0.
Confident in their lead, Ribera's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
After 61 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and H. Ottbergen
gave the Ribera supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 5 - 0.
That made three goals for H. Ottbergen
and he was marked down for the hat trick.
Ribera claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 85 percent.
performed admirably for Ribera.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Most important Deportivo player was T. De Blieck
However, I. Baris
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 5 - 0.