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Spectators: 7199 (Terracing: 5401,
Seating: 1655, VIP seats: 143) The sun was shining, the grass was green and the audience cheered when Chiquinho Araújo got the match started through his kick off. Chiquinho Araújo received a nice pass in the box and took a hard shot in the 6th minute. Cristiano Galvão tensed up and prepared to dive, but the shot went over the goal with him having to interfere. When Roberto Simão fell near the penalty area in the 10th minute he thought he would be awarded a free kick. The referee ignored Imperium MZC's protests and gave Roberto Simão a yellow card for diving instead. After 10 played minutes Imperium MZC got a freekick which was hit by Roberto Simão. After a rather tough play, Gaivota's Zé Augusto Xavier got a free kick in the 13th minute. Cristiano Galvão stood for a superb save when he managed to get hold of Chiquinho Araújo's shot from short distance in the 16th minute. Gaivota's Jano Coutinho proved his good apprehension of play when he, in the 22nd minute of the match, managed to save Gaivota from getting a goal against them. Chiquinho Araújo fired away a screaming shot towards the goal in the 23rd minute, but the shot went just over the crossbar without Cristiano Galvão having to interfere. If Chiquinho Araújo had kept his shot down it would have been a goal in the 27th minute. The ball went over the crossbar and out instead. When the match had gone on for 31 minutes, Chiquinho Araújo put it in 0-1 from a short distance just to the right of Cristiano Galvão. If Waldemar Aguiar had kept his shot down it would have been a goal in the 37th minute. The ball went over the crossbar and out instead. Waldemar Aguiar struck a weak shot in the 39th minute. Cristiano Galvão didn't even have to move as the ball rolled over the line well wide of the goal. A wasted opportunity for Gaivota. Jano Coutinho didn't succeed in stopping the ball in the 42nd minute, which inside left pole to 1-1. After a very even first half the match was still tied. The players went to their respective dressing rooms to discuss the tactics for the second half.
The players of the away team seemed most concentrated when Dorival Torres stepped up to make the kick off in the second half. 54 minutes into the match, Gaivota's goal looked a bit too open when Dorival Torres came free, but Jano Coutinho reached the ball before it rolled over the goal line. Cristiano Galvão showed brilliant goalkeeper skills when he caught the ball after a hard shot from Chiquinho Araújo in the 57th minute of the match. Cristiano Galvão made an important save on a dangerous shot by Waldemar Aguiar in the 58th minute. Waldemar Aguiar could have scored with his fast shot on goal in the 62nd minute of the match, but Cristiano Galvão made a huge save. The Gaivota fans' excitement grew in the 75th match minute when Gaivota's Chiquinho Araújo looked to have a clear shot with the ball near the goal. The shot wasn't hard, but the ball still rolled over the goal line to make it 1-3 before the goalkeeper had a chance to intervene. Waldemar Aguiar's shot was meant for the net just under the crossbar, but Cristiano Galvão read the situation well and was quickly in position to make a wonderful save in the 78th minute of play. Waldemar Aguiar's late challenge caught a Imperium MZC's player on the shin and left him crawling around in pain. The referee blew his whistle and produced the yellow card. Waldemar Aguiar helped the player get up and apologised. Waldemar Aguiar who was well placed in front of the goal fired away a dangerous shot that in the 88thth minute tested the skills of Cristiano Galvão when he managed to save the team from getting behind. Waldemar Aguiar fired away a screaming shot towards the goal in the 92nd minute, but the shot went just over the crossbar without Cristiano Galvão having to interfere.