FIFA.com Club Federation Cup (VII Edition) Grand Final

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FIFA.com Club Federation Cup (VII) Grand Final
Event: FIFA.com Club Federation Cup (VII Edition)
Date: 19 October 2011
Venue: Portugal Leões de Lisboa
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Man of the Match: Spain Agustín Muñarch
Attendance: 39,217


The FIFA.com Club Federation Cup (VII Edition) Final was a football match that took place on 19 October 2011, at Leões de Lisboa at Açores, Portugal, to dertermine the winner of the FIFA.com Club Federation Cup (VII Edition). The match was contested by Argentina Villa Elisa F.C. and Mexico AKV Football Club, both attempting to win their first FIFA.com Club Federation Cup.

Villa Elisa won it on penalty shoot-out, after they draw with AKV Football Club in the regular time and then extra time.

The final date was chosen because it falls on the same week with 2011 Rugby World Cup Final.


Finalists

Prior to this game, AKV Football Club and Villa Elisa F.C. have met four times, with two wins per side. However, three of that matches were friendlies. Their last match was an encounter in last season's quarterfinals, with the Mexican side winning it 2 - 0. This is the first time they will meet in a final. None has reached the Final before. AKV Football Club is contesting their first final, despite of had participated in all Cup editions.

They're from Argentina (Villa Elisa F.C.) and México (AKV Football Club), it means that a team from a new country will win the FIFA.com Club Federation Cup.

AKV Football Club's best performance was Semi Finals (I and VI editions), when Villa Elisa's best performance was Quarter Finals (VI edition) in only their first time in the tournament. This is just Villa Elisa's second time in the tournament.

Route to the Final

AKV Football Club were the first (as always) team to join this season's Federation Cup. They were placed at Group D. They started with three consecutive wins against giallarossi (1:0), Ft Worth (3:0) and then they defeated in a very close match to Sebasteaua 1 (2:1), therefore they tied with Plymouth Punishers (0:0). So they advanced to the Knock-out Stage where they defeated Sanad Emperors (3:0) and then Scurge (1:0), a team that eliminated them two times in the past and who lost in last season's semi finals, a final that Scurge would lose by Walkover.

Villa Elisa were placed at Group B. They defeated Os astutos (0:4), Sons of the South (0:1) by WO to Wild Weasels, and tied with Scuge (2:2) with a comeback from 0:2. They would later defeat Devil of Airahaz (4:3) after extratime, in a very entertaning match and therefore defeating FC Sherry (1 time runner-up) 0 - 5 to advance to the final.

AKV Football Club scored ten goals and received just one before reaching the final, and Villa Elisa F.C. scored seven goals and received five. Gabriel Grünberg and David Porter are the top-scorers for AKV Football Club, with three goals each one. Teemu Loikala is the top-scorer of Villa Elisa, scoring four goals during the tournament before reaching the final.


Villa Elisa F.C. Round AKV Football Club
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Spain Os astutos 4 - 0 Match 1 Saudi Arabia giallarossi 1 - 0
USA Sons of the South 1 - 0 Match 2 USA Ft Worth FC 1 - 0
USA Wild Weasels 5 - 0 (WO) Match 3 Romania Sebasteaua 1 2 - 1
USA Scurge 2 - 2 Match 4 USA Plymouth Punishers 0 - 0
Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Argentina Villa Elisa F.C. 4 3 1 0 12 2 +10 10
USA Scurge 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 10
USA Wild Weasels 4 2 0 2 4 8 -4 6
Spain Os astutos 4 1 0 3 3 12 -9 3
USA Sons of the South 4 0 0 4 2 7 -5 0
Final standing
Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico AKV Football Club 4 3 1 0 6 1 +5 10
Romania Sebasteaua 1 4 3 0 1 16 7 +9 9
USA Ft Worth FC 4 2 0 2 13 9 +4 6
USA Plymouth Punishers 4 0 2 2 4 11 -7 2
Saudi Arabia giallarossi 4 0 1 3 2 13 -11 1
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
Romania Devil of Airahaz 4 - 3 (a.e.t.) Quarter-finals Bahrain Sanad Emperors 3 - 0
Germany FC Sherry 5 - 0 Semifinals USA Scurge 1 - 0


Match commentary

Minute Commentary
00:00 It had rained all day, but 39217 hardy fans still made it out to Leões de Lisboa.
00:00 The match took place on neutral ground.
00:00 Football had chosen a strategic ‭5-4-1‬ formation.
00:00 Starters: Ozorio - Jiménez, Dupal, Grünberg, Arredondo, Kadišs - Porter, Stepen, Fasseur, Galaktopoulos - Ayman.
00:00 Villa decided to use a ‭3-5-2‬ set up.
00:00 The following players had been chosen: Ierino - Fortuna, Ramos, Rodríguez - Lenglart, Corbo, Cerrada, Nikula, Reyna - Loikala, Muñarch.
01:19 Villa were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
03:14 Rodolfo Cerrada showed great fighting spirit and didn't seem to mind the rain at all.
08:09 Football's Cai Stepen got himself booked for a foul.
12:24 Football had to make a substitution after 12 minutes. Gvido Kadišs limped off the field and was replaced by Javier Fernández Lorca.
18:24 Agustí Muñarch, who often relies on his speed, had a rotten day on the drenched grass.
33:12 David Porter's name was chanted throughout the stadium after his goal up the middle after 33 minutes gave Football the 1 - 0 lead.
34:47 The corner kick from Andrea Corbo set Carlos Rodríguez up perfectly, as he soared to meet the ball, heading it in for 1 - 1.
37:25 With 37 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of Football resulted in a counterattack that set Marnix Fasseur free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
39:41 There was concern in the stands when, at the 39 minute mark, Football's Paul Jiménez hit the ground hard, but he refused the attention of the trainer and rejoined his teammates on the pitch.
45:00 1 - 1 was the score after the first half.
45:00 The forty-five minutes were dominated by Football, with an impressive 55 percent possession of the ball.
51:34 The guests almost went up by a goal after 51 minutes when Agustí Muñarch came through and shot from the right. The ball bounced harmlessly off the post, though.
61:36 61 minutes into the game, Francisco Reyna had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.
62:31 Many in the crowd felt the referee was being too lenient when he only showed Football's Gabriel Grünberg a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 62 minutes into the game.
68:28 With 68 minutes played David Porter almost put the home team one ahead on a cross coming in from the right, but the shot went just wide.
71:47 It was obvious that Villa had instructions to attack on the wings when they choose to attack on the wing instead of in the middle.
71:59 Pekka Nikula had a good try after 71 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide.
90:00 This half belonged to Football, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.
90:00 After the regular 90 minutes, the agony of overtime followed.
91:22 91 minutes into the game, Agustí Muñarch was a hair's breadth away from giving Villa the lead with a shot from over on the left. A block by Mauro Ozorio saved the home team that time.
190:00 After 119 minutes, the Football coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving Vladimír Dupal off the field. Camilo Valencia took his place.
190:00 119 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Football substitution. Håkan Grundskog came on for Joel Arredondo.
120:00 After overtime, the game was still tied and a penalty contest ensued.
121:18 Football's Emre Can Ayman showed he has nerves of steel when it comes to penalty contests, easily changing the score to 2 - 1.
123:08 Villa's Andrea Corbo kept his cool as he faced down Mauro Ozorio. His composure paid off as he scored easily for 2 - 2.
124:38 Football's Gabriel Grünberg made no mistake. José Luis Ierino didn't have a chance. 3 - 2.
125:48 Villa's Pekka Nikula was relaxed as he smoothly put the ball in the net. 3 - 3!
127:30 Football's Paul Jiménez hesitated a long time before shooting a penalty going just wide of the left post. Still 3 - 3.
129:13 Overwhelmed by the pressure, Villa's José Luis Ierino put the ball right into the waiting arms of Mauro Ozorio. The scores stays 3 - 3.
130:40 Football's Camilo Valencia was seemingly taken by the gravity of the moment, and produced a badly struck penalty - right into the arms of José Luis Ierino. Score still 3 - 3.
132:01 Villa's Agustí Muñarch coolly put the ball past Mauro Ozorio. 3 - 4.
133:34 Football's Håkan Grundskog didn't hesitate but José Luis Ierino managed the save, resulting in an unchanged 3 - 4 score.
134:49 Villa's Manuel Ramos showed he has nerves of steel when it comes to penalty contests, easily changing the score to 3 - 5.
134:49 Mauro Ozorio performed admirably for Football.
134:49 Håkan Grundskog was a disappointment, however.
134:49 Villa's top performer was clearly Rodolfo Cerrada.
134:49 Antoine Lenglart turned in a dismal performance, however.
134:49 The match ends 3 - 5.

Match details

19 October 2011
 22:00 (HT Time)
Villa Elisa F.C. Argentina 1 – 1 (a.e.t) Mexico AKV Football Club Leões de Lisboa, Açores
  Attendance: 39,217
Carlos Rodríguez  Goal  35   David Porter  Goal  33
  Penalties  
Andrea Corbo Goal
Pekka Nikula Goal
José Luis Ierino Missed
Agustí Muñarch Goal
Manuel Ramos Goal
4 – 2 Goal Emre Can Ayman
Goal Gabriel Grünberg
nervous Paul Jiménez
nervous Camilo Valencia
nervous Håkan Grundskog

Comments prior the game

Player Commentary
Argentina Carlos Rodríguez It will be a tough game, we know that AKV Football Club is a great team, we should take care of not commit fouls near the area, we should get on the field fully concentrated to play.
Argentina José Luis Ierino The team is well, we're coming from winning in the league, it will be an equal encounter, the team which is better will take the glory and we come for it.
Argentina Rubén Darío Espina We never thought to get here and decide the cup with AKV. I do not worry about the game as we're minded we saw many videos of AKV. We know the game they play. What worries me is what might happen outside the field with the fans of the two teams doing outrages and break the friendship between both clubs.
Germany Gabriel Grünberg This is the most important match in our history. We're going to do anything to win this game, as it is our first FIFA.com Club Federation Cup final and really a loss would break my manager's heart. Our fanatics have waited this for a long time, and now our time has come. I want to lift this trophy, which would be my greatest achievement in my 17-year career. Which can end this Wednesday if we take the trophy.
Mexico Román Azcué I know that surely I will not play, but I'm still supporting the team that allowed me to become a professional player. This is club's most important match in history, I know I'm a historical player in the club, just because I was the best mexican player of the club (It will end soon, if it has not ended yet, because of Mauro Ozorio) and scoring a hattrick in our first game ever. I think we should play smarter than our opponent to win this match.
Northern Ireland David Porter I'm very excited about this match, I'm nervious. This is going to be the greatest match I've ever played. I want to say bye to this great club who allowed me to train what I needed with a great match and the greatest title they can get. If I have chances to become a NT player for Northern Ireland is thanks to this club.
Sweden Håkan Grundskog I will not comment too much, just say that we will play as good as we can because we need to win this match.


Broadcasting

The match was televised live on AKV Sports, with special coverage starting 2 hours before the start of the match.

Almost 3 million viewers watched the match live only in México. A total of 6 million viewers watched the match on AKV Sports.

Prizes

The winner of this match won 30 days of Supporter donated by Romania limpkin.