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Spectators: 10838 (Terracing: 8130,
Seating: 2492, VIP seats: 216) The audience thought a goal was coming when Xavier Duff got free with Aaron Smallwood in the 2nd minute, but the goalkeeper managed to catch the ball with a huge effort. Khachatryan's attacker deliberately struck the ball against an opponent to win a corner for his team. The corner was taken by Xavier Duff in the 3rd minute. Xavier Duff made a great header on Khachatryan's corner, it was just that Santos FC's Aaron Smallwood managed to reach the ball for a save. Xavier Duff could have scored with his fast shot on goal in the 9th minute of the match, but Aaron Smallwood made a huge save. Jermaine Richmond showed brilliant goalkeeper skills when he caught the ball after a hard shot from Sheldon Arredondo in the 16th minute of the match. Jermaine Richmond showed brilliant goalkeeper skills when he caught the ball after a hard shot from Sheldon Arredondo in the 17th minute of the match. Sheldon Arredondo might have been able to make a better finish in the 19th minute when he tried to place a hard shot over Jermaine Richmond. Instead the ball went over the crossbar and out. Sheldon Arredondo ran back to his position shaking his head. Vern Pierre kicked well hit freekick during the 20th minute of the match. Xavier Duff could have scored with his fast shot on goal in the 21st minute of the match, but Aaron Smallwood made a huge save. When Santos FC's Lanny Gilmore in the 22nd minute got a chance for a shot 22nd didn't hesitate and placed the ball to the right of the goalie. A beautiful save bye Khachatryan's goalie prevented a goal. In the 24th minute Santos FC were awarded a corner. Virgilio Yeats went to the cornerflag to take it. Santos FC's Virgilio Yeats was first on the ball when the corner was shot and he dangerously headed the ball towards goal, but Jermaine Richmond in the goal jumped up to prevent it from getting in. A collision led to Khachatryan getting a freekick after 25 minutes play. Armen Mkhitaryan hit a great ball. Sheldon Arredondo sent away a hard shot on goal in the 26th minute, but the ball went just over the crossbar and out. A very good chance. Aaron Smallwood made a fantastic save in the 28th minute, when Armen Gabrielyan sent off a good shot on target. 32 minutes into the match, Virgilio Yeats notched a goal, 0-2, to the right of Khachatryan's Jermaine Richmond. Jermaine Richmond was clearly disgusted with the effort of the defense and let the defenders know about it. 35 minutes into the match, Sung McKinley had an open shot that he just couldn't miss and scored to the right of Aaron Smallwood. Santos FC's manager could be seen yelling to the referee that Sung McKinley was offside, but the referee ignored the protest. 1-2. Titus Kohler kicked well hit freekick during the 40th minute of the match. Santos FC's attentive Tory Weeks managed to snatch the ball when Piti Hidalgo made a throw-in in the 42nd minute of the game. Mike Richardson charged in rather forcefully in the 45th minute of the match, and managed to knock his opponent down. The referee showed Mike Richardson the yellow card, and asked the players to shake hands before continuing play. A collision led to Santos FC getting a freekick after 45 minutes play. Mike Richardson hit a great ball. Tory Weeks hit a great freekick 45 minutes into the match. After the first half Santos FC were leading 1-2. They had played with great self confidence throughout the first half and fully deserved their lead.
The wind increased when Armen Gabrielyan made the kick off in the second half. Armen Gabrielyan fired away a screaming shot towards the goal in the 51st minute, but the shot went just over the crossbar without Aaron Smallwood having to interfere. Aaron Smallwood took care of the ball after a well-directed shot from Xavier Duff, even though the ball almost passed him on his left side. 56 minutes into the match, Khachatryan's goalkeeper Jermaine Richmond had to clear away a ball on his right side after a cunning shot by Sheldon Arredondo. If Xavier Duff had kept his shot down it would have been a goal in the 57th minute. The ball went over the crossbar and out instead. Aaron Smallwood showed his good apprehension of the play when he made a fantastic save on a shot from Sung McKinley, who was totally free with the ball in the 65th minute. Aaron Smallwood showed brilliant goalkeeper skills when he caught the ball after a hard shot from Reinaldo Varela in the 68th minute of the match. Sung McKinley struck a weak shot in the 69th minute. Aaron Smallwood didn't even have to move as the ball rolled over the line well wide of the goal. A wasted opportunity for Khachatryan. Xavier Duff kicked well hit freekick during the 71st minute of the match. After having played for 76 minutes, Sung McKinley managed to get in a good position for a shot on goal. Khachatryan's supporters crossed their fingers, but Sung McKinley was, after a quick turn that froze the defenders, out of balance and shot the ball just to the right of the goal. In the 79th minute Lanny Gilmore shot on, it seemed, an open goal, but Jermaine Richmond saw the ball coming and threw himself on it before it passed the goal line. Piti Hidalgo made in the 81st minute of the game a sloppy throw-in which Sung McKinley however managed to control. Piti Hidalgo made in the 83rd minute of the game a quick throw-in and Xavier Duff immediately put the ball in play. In the 84th minute, Santos FC's Lanny Gilmore dribbled the ball into the box and hit a shot with the outside of his foot, sending the keeper the wrong way. 1-3. Piti Hidalgo made in the 87th minute of the game a throw-in that took a bad bounce and was taken care of by Santos FC's Mike Richardson. Aaron Smallwood made a wonderful reflex save on a shot from Xavier Duff in the 87th minute of play. Aaron Smallwood made a wonderful reflex save on a shot from Xavier Duff in the 90th minute of play. Lanny Gilmore blasted a shot towards the goal in the 93rd minute, but the shot hit the top of the crossbar and went out without Jermaine Richmond having to make a save. 93 minutes into the match, Khachatryan's goalkeeper Jermaine Richmond had to clear away a ball on his right side after a cunning shot by Lanny Gilmore. In the 94th minute, Lanny Gilmore hit a crossing free kick to the open man running down the field. The Khachatryan supporters were disappointed that their team didn't take anything from the match, despite matching Santos FC's performance. The match ended with a win for Santos FC.