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lkmnb 0 - 1 BG

Dark skies made the crowd of 44484 at lkmnb Arena a little nervous, but the rain held off. Tevfik Terek was the appointed referee. Gentlemen prefer blondes and lkmnb prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. Starters: Sjue - Hapon, Sjögren, Viziņš - Beck, Stezkha, Ossa, Mannl, Panduro - Geoffroy, Guzowski.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and BG formed up in a 4-3-3 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. The following players had been selected: Gül - Bēteris, Vagels, Kantser, Kopyl - Rolšteins, Vankovskis, Splinter - Strods, Gauja, Poryadkov.

BG's game plan was to sit back and absorb the pressure, then use their brilliant ability to break on the counter whenever possible. Good work by BG's defensive line after 6 minutes produced a good counter-attack chance, one of which cut elegantly down the middle of the field and found D. Kopyl alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide. The referee showed BG's D. Rolšteins the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Parents shielded their children's eyes as lkmnb's A. Sjögren left the field on a stretcher from a studs-first challenge. Oh good night - his thigh is ripped open! It looks like a pack of zombies got a hold of him! S. Kvarnlius took his place on the pitch. With the clock showing 31 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of BG resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by D. Bēteris in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. After 35 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as BG found themselves out of position and their organization level dropped to poor. It was 0 - 0 at the break. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that lkmnb had 72...72 percent possession. AH AH AH!

BG's coach went over the strategy again during the break, and after that his players had passable organization. You can tell K. Vankovskis practices his free kicks. 58 minutes into the match, he hit a perfect one and made the score 0 - 1. 70 minutes into the game, E. Guzowski came close to leveling the score with a dangerous shot from the center of the area that went just over the bar. On any other day, M. Stezkha's free kick would have found the back of the net to tie the game for lkmnb, but not today - the visitors' keeper displayed extraordinary reflexes as he not only stopped it but held it too. 77 minutes into the game, BG seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a weak level of organization. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that lkmnb would have 69 percent possession in this half was spot on!

J. Mannl performed admirably for lkmnb. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by S. Kvarnlius today. BG's top performer was clearly F. Splinter. I can't remember V. Kantser ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 0 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield solid (very high) weak (low) 28 14 7/20 4/20
Right defense passable (very high) formidable (low) 24 34 6/20 9/20
Central defense passable (very low) excellent (very low) 21 29 6/20 8/20
Left defense inadequate (high) excellent (low) 19 30 5/20 8/20
Right attack weak (low) solid (very high) 14 28 4/20 7/20
Central attack passable (high) inadequate (very low) 23 17 6/20 5/20
Left attack poor (very high) poor (high) 12 11 3/20 3/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (very low) inadequate (very high) 13 20 4/20 5/20
Attack weak (low) weak (low) 14 14 4/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) brilliant (no tactic) 11 11/20


0 - 1  K. Vankovskis 58'
1 card accumulated D. Rolšteins 27'
Got injured A. Sjögren 28'
Substitution Out A. Sjögren
In S. Kvarnlius



Chance distribution

Home Away
2 3

0 Left attack 0
1 Central attack 2
0 Right attack 0
1 Other 1
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defense weak (very low) inadequate (very high) 13 20 4/20 5/20
Attack weak (low) weak (low) 14 14 4/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) brilliant (no tactic) 11 11/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) weak (very low) 17 13 5/20 4/20
Average midfield solid (very high) weak (low) 28 14 7/20 4/20
Average defense passable (very low) excellent (high) 21 31 6/20 8/20
Average attack inadequate (very low) inadequate (high) 17 19 5/20 5/20
Total average passable (low) passable (very low) 22 21 6/20 6/20


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