Due to an all-day shower, 3181 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at San Mamés
. Suphayok Suphatra
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ernest Rugelj
and Tinguaro Gutiérrez
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Pantxitos.
The following players took the field: Esperón - Real Gómez, Huet, Lewczyk - Siller, Deslobes, Seel, Munté, Ardid - Nijdam, Iurrita.
hobos decided to use a 2-5-3 set up.
Lineup: Drangastein - Skrakstiņš, Ołtarzewski - Lot, Dadson, Rondou, Skrīveris, Trippetta - Svētnieks, Tyškevičius, Grangård.
Pressing was the tactic of the day for Pantxitos.
11 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for Pantxitos was H. Iurrita
Coming through the middle F. Rondou
almost scored the equaliser for hobos after 12 minutes, but J. Esperón
made an excellent save, tipping the awkwardly curled shot past the post.
Proving his experience, P. Nijdam
scored 2 - 0 for Pantxitos after putting some pressure on the opposing defence at a critical moment.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
With 31 minutes played, Pantxitos put themselves up 3 - 0 when the visiting defenders lost the ball to P. Nijdam
, who came up from the left and proceeded to coolly round the keeper and knock the ball home.
Pantxitos's M. Lewczyk
refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 35 minutes.
3 - 0 was the score after the first half.
hobos claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 60 percent.
Although the whole team were struggling to impress, hobos's C. Trippetta
was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 46 minutes. H. Tsedryk
was given a chance to change things around.
Morale on the visitors' bench was greatly improved when their K. Ołtarzewski
reduced the lead to make it 3 - 1 after 50 minutes, following a pass from the right.
With 74 minutes played, Pantxitos's S. Seel
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
Pantxitos's ability to press all over the field frequently paid dividends.
With 81 minutes of the game having been played, M. Lewczyk
received a blow to the hip in a collision and was unable to continue. Pantxitos, with no available replacements, now faced the prospect of finishing the game with a reduced number of players.
With 83 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock, hobos showed some good skill and were able to reduce the score to 3 - 2 when K. Ołtarzewski
got past the home side's central defenders right in front of the goal.
Possession in this half belonged to hobos, who controlled the ball 61 percent of the time.
Pantxitos's best player was P. Nijdam
was a disappointment, however.
Most important hobos player was F. Rondou
However, I. Skrakstiņš
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 2.