A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 1338 to McAlpineStadium
. Laurent Haak
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Patrizio Ferreri
and Ignacio Aiello
A 5-5-0 alignment was the formation of choice for Hudders.
The following players had been chosen: Igerategi - Pacheco, Barrera, Drozhzhin, Alves, Gatell - Gotxikoa, Ledesma, Condac, Selva, Valenzuela -.
Burmese had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation.
Starters: Barbosa - Otuk, Morgado Santos - Francella, Colbea, Oliveira Filipe, Nogueira Dias, Zsombok - Martins Fernandes, Luciano, Silva Garcia.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Hudders.
Hudders were awarded a penalty 8 minutes into the game but T. Drozhzhin
produced a poor shot, quite easily saved by J. Barbosa
Hudders broke through on the left 10 minutes into the game, with A. Gotxikoa
firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead.
The sun seemed to put İ. Otuk
in a great mood, and he showed off his technical skills all match long.
Hudders put in a good effort on the right, but A. Gotxikoa
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 41 minutes into the game.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Hudders enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 64 percent of possession.
After 73 minutes Burmese's J. Barbosa
limped slightly after a late challenge, but he was able to continue.
75 minutes into the game Burmese's M. Luciano
found a gap in the home side's central defence and scored with a fabulous shot, making it 1 - 1.
Hudders had a chance to take the lead after A. Condac
's dazzling drive up the left, but the opportunity fizzled out as his shot went just over the bar after 77 minutes.
of Hudders was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
Hudders were very close to putting themselves one up after 81 minutes as A. Condac
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, K. Zsombok
got himself booked. The manager of Burmese was not happy.
The intense heat forced P. Nogueira Dias
into making some errors because he couldn't seem to keep up with the others.
Hudders had most of the ball, with 63 percent of possession.
Most important Hudders player was D. Ledesma
However, T. Drozhzhin
made a disastrous appearance.
Burmese's top performer was clearly D. Colbea
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 1 - 1.