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George J. W. Burton
Spectators: 7232 (Terracing: 5426,
Seating: 1663, VIP seats: 143) Celedonio Elazar hit a great freekick 4 minutes into the match. If Qian Kuan Bing had kept his shot down it would have been a goal in the 5th minute. The ball went over the crossbar and out instead. Santiago Leizarraga who was well placed in front of the goal fired away a dangerous shot that in the 8thth minute tested the skills of Flavio Rioja when he managed to save the team from getting behind. An unexpectedly hard shot by Qian Kuan Bing in the 9th minute of play forced Hornillos's goalkeeper Flavio Rioja to throw himself to the left, to be able to save the ball. Cirilo Ofelio charged in rather forcefully in the 9th minute of the match, and managed to knock his opponent down. The referee showed Cirilo Ofelio the yellow card, and asked the players to shake hands before continuing play. In the 10th minute, Cirilo Ofelio hit a crossing free kick to the open man running down the field. Flavio Rioja made an important save on a dangerous shot by Santiago Leizarraga in the 11th minute. When Cirilo Ofelio was, once again, overly rough in his play he received his second yellow card and was ordered off the ground. 12 minutes had been played. Qian Kuan Bing struck a weak shot in the 14th minute. Flavio Rioja didn't even have to move as the ball rolled over the line well wide of the goal. A wasted opportunity for Banfield 1896 FC. 20 minutes into the match, Hornillos's goalkeeper Flavio Rioja had to clear away a ball on his right side after a cunning shot by Santiago Leizarraga. Flavio Rioja made a fantastic save in the 24th minute, when Santiago Leizarraga sent off a good shot on target. If Santiago Leizarraga had kept his shot down it would have been a goal in the 29th minute. The ball went over the crossbar and out instead. The crowd rose to their feet as Banfield 1896 FC's Santiago Leizarraga slotted home a wonderful shot that went in to the left of Flavio Rioja. That made the score 1-0 after 31 minutes of play. In the 35thth minute of the game Qian Kuan Bing who was perfectly placed tried to make a shot on goal, but Hornillos's Flavio Rioja was lucky and managed to grab hold of the ball. The supporters of Banfield 1896 FC booed when Hornillos was adjudged a doubtful freekick after 36 match minutes in a wonderful position. Roman Iraitz didn't get a good kick on the ball. After having played for 43 minutes, Celedonio Elazar managed to get in a good position for a shot on goal. Hornillos's supporters crossed their fingers, but Celedonio Elazar was, after a quick turn that froze the defenders, out of balance and shot the ball just to the right of the goal. After 47 minutes of play, Banfield 1896 FC's Santiago Leizarraga made it 2-0 when he simply outclassed the defender marking him and hit a curling shot into the right side of the net. Flavio Rioja was left in no man's land by his defense there! The away team players looked dejected as the walked off the pitch at half time. They had fought hard, but were still losing 2-0.
The players of the away team seemed most concentrated when Celedonio Elazar stepped up to make the kick off in the second half. Flavio Rioja showed brilliant goalkeeper skills when he caught the ball after a hard shot from Qian Kuan Bing in the 53rd minute of the match. Flavio Rioja made a wonderful reflex save on a shot from Santiago Leizarraga in the 56th minute of play. Santiago Leizarraga sent away a hard shot on goal in the 57th minute, but the ball went just over the crossbar and out. A very good chance. Santiago Leizarraga scored 3-0 in the 61st match minute with a shot that went into the goal to the right of Flavio Rioja, who was just a little too slow in reacting to the shot. The crowd rose to their feet as Celedonio Elazar kicked a wonderful shot that went in to the left of a diving Leandro Savion. That made the score 3-1 in the 65 minute of play. Banfield 1896 FC's Santiago Leizarraga got a good chance for a goal in the 73rd minute, but he totally mistimed the shot and it went over the crossbar. The audience was convinced that Qian Kuan Bing's extremely hard shot when he got free in front of the goal was going in, but Flavio Rioja was relentless in the 76th minute of the game. If Santiago Leizarraga had kept his shot down it would have been a goal in the 84th minute. The ball went over the crossbar and out instead. An unexpectedly hard shot by Qian Kuan Bing in the 87th minute of play forced Hornillos's goalkeeper Flavio Rioja to throw himself to the left, to be able to save the ball. Flavio Rioja showed brilliant goalkeeper skills when he caught the ball after a hard shot from Qian Kuan Bing in the 94th minute of the match. Banfield 1896 FC's supporters were delighted with their team's performance and swarmed onto the pitch at the end of the match to celebrate the victory with the players.