Kakashi tasks Sakura to go after Sasuke and prevent him from engaging the Sandman trio. Kakashi summons one of his nincompoops, Pakkun, to track down the fugitives. Sakura wakes up Naruto and Shikamaru (who was only pretending to be asleep as he didn’t want to risk it) and they all set off together through a hole in the stadium. Shino follows them. Meanwhile, on the rooftop, Third and Orochimaru prepare for battle. The Sound Four put up a second barrier to prevent anyone from interfering in the duel. The opponents attack each other, Orochimaru summons three coffins, but Hiruzen manages to stop the last one.