Clear skies welcomed the 3768 spectators who had made their way to Tornado Lucense Arena
. Piersandro Margoni
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Otte Steinhagen
and Ray Westerbaan
Tornado tactics involved an interesting 5-5-0 combination.
They fielded: Sacaluga - Vandivielso, Rodríguez, Benlliure, Martínez de Robles, Garabán - Funtané, Pont, Savater, Tortajada, Miquel -.
Trompitas had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Starters: Campos - Del Valle, Bravo, Campbell, Papasodaro - Vitolo, Trino, Di Giovanni, Valenzuela Porras - Garnier, Beccaris.
It was obvious that Tornado were using their pressing skill as their primary tactic.
Trompitas used their skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field.
With 18 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 - 0 lead as P. Rodríguez
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
Trompitas pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times.
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Trompitas, with 51 percent of the ball.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 46 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. P. García
was the replacement.
Trompitas needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 46 minutes O. Campbell
made way for I. Goverdovskiy
was handed the Trompitas captain's armband.
Sensing defeat in the air, the Trompitas manager directed F. Beccaris
and N. Di Giovanni
to change positions with each other. This was 46 minutes into the match.
Maybe due to the uphill battle the team was facing, the Trompitas manager looked to change things around. After 46 minutes, G. Vitolo
and C. Valenzuela Porras
swapped positions on the field.
After 46 minutes, Trompitas switched P. Trino
with M. Cuberas
, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch.
After 75 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Trompitas found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to solid
Having been awarded a free kick in an awkward position after 78 minutes, Trompitas did not go for a shot but instead fired the ball hard into the 6 yard box. After a brief tussle with his marker, N. Garnier
was able to power the ball past the keeper to make the score 1 - 1.
89 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Trompitas substitution. C. Guiscafre
came on for N. Garnier
Tornado had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.
After the regular 90 minutes, the agony of extra time followed.
The coach gave his players an extra tactical briefing during the break, and after that Trompitas had excellent
would have preferred to play on, but his coach decided otherwise. J. Valenzuela Serrano
entered the game for Tornado as the match clock showed 91 minutes.
As the 91 minute mark approached, the Tornado coach decided it was time for a substitution. V. Pont
reluctantly made way for O. Romero
on the pitch.
With 95 minutes played, Trompitas's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to C. Guiscafre
he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 1 - 2.
What a dramatic win for Trompitas!
Most important Tornado player was P. García
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
performed admirably for Trompitas.
However, M. Campos
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 1 - 2.