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27671 fans turned up at Neos Kampos, and despite threatening clouds, no rain came. Silviu Udricã was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Pedro Barros and Amrie bin Mohamed. Larisa started off with a 4-4-2 lineup. The following players took the field: Olenander - Unanue, Pirard, Antoriano, Torres - Ingemarsson, Matsson, Engér, Waldmeyer - Schindler, Karila.

Athletic tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination. They fielded: Jové - Sotkajärvi, Kmieć, Pourlair - Calandra, Larsson, Lifquist, Kvarnén, Zaal - Yankov, Öhner.

A free kick aimed at the keeper's far post almost gave Athletic the lead 8 minutes in, but the ball just wasn't able to squirm its way through the defensive wall. After 16 minutes, the visitors nearly went up a goal, but J. Öhner's free kick hit the crossbar. M. Kvarnén was ever so close to scoring after an excellent corner was perfectly redirected by E. Lifquist, but the ball went off the post and out. G. Schindler gave Larisa the 1 - 0 lead, as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then placed the ball at the keeper's right post – what a clinical finish! 31 minutes into the match, the Speedy Gonzalez-like G. Schindler easily outran J. Kmieć to knock in the 2 - 0 goal. With 35 minutes played, Athletic showed they hadn't given up and were able to reduce the score to 2 - 1 when T. Zaal got past the home side's central defenders right in front of the goal. V. Yankov tied the game at 2 - 2 after 38 minutes, when he converted an incredible pass from the right. 2 - 2 was the score after the first half. Athletic were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 52 percent of possession.

After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, Larisa's R. Unanue got himself booked. Larisa broke through on the left after 62 minutes, with T. Engér firing at an impossible angle to give the home side a 3 - 2 lead. Larisa's P. Ingemarsson was delighted to score as he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing keeper and into the net, following some good attacking movement on the right wing. 4 - 2 after 69 minutes. 75 minutes into the game, N. Olenander had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came J. Renerberg. Larisa's E. Karila somehow missed a penalty after 78 minutes, much to the crowd's disappointment. Athletic breathed new life into the game with an attempt to reduce the lead after 84 minutes, but the home side's defenders cleared the ball off the line, after a long shot coming in from the left rebounded off the crossbar. In one quick move, D. Waldmeyer of Larisa lost his man and passed the ball to the wide-open E. Karila who easily hit it home to make it 5 - 2. The home side's F. Matsson came close to extending the lead after 88 minutes. His shot came in from the right but F. Jové managed to push it wide with his fingertips. Possession in this half belonged to Larisa, who had the ball 51 percent of the time.

E. Karila performed admirably for Larisa. However, J. Renerberg made a disastrous appearance. Athletic's best player was V. Yankov. G. Calandra on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 5 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) passable (low) 20 22 5/20 6/20
Right defense formidable (very low) excellent (low) 33 30 9/20 8/20
Central defense magnificent (very low) solid (low) 45 26 12/20 7/20
Left defense outstanding (very low) excellent (very low) 37 29 10/20 8/20
Right attack passable (low) weak (high) 22 15 6/20 4/20
Central attack solid (very low) excellent (very high) 25 32 7/20 8/20
Left attack excellent (very low) weak (high) 29 15 8/20 4/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (very low) inadequate (high) 25 19 7/20 5/20
Attack passable (very low) weak (very high) 21 16 6/20 4/20
 
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Highlights

1 - 0  G. Schindler 28'
2 - 0  G. Schindler 31'
2 - 1  T. Zaal 35'
2 - 2  V. Yankov 38'
3 - 2  T. Engér 62'
4 - 2  P. Ingemarsson 69'
5 - 2  E. Karila 87'
1 card accumulated R. Unanue 60'
Got injured N. Olenander 75'
Substitution Out N. Olenander
In J. Renerberg
75'

Possession

48%
52%
51%
49%
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Indirect set pieces

Defense solid (very low) inadequate (high) 25 19 7/20 5/20
Attack passable (very low) weak (very high) 21 16 6/20 4/20

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Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very high) formidable (very low) 20 33 5/20 9/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) passable (low) 20 22 5/20 6/20
Average defense outstanding (low) solid (very high) 38 28 10/20 7/20
Average attack solid (very low) passable (very low) 25 21 7/20 6/20
Total average solid (very high) passable (very high) 28 24 7/20 6/20

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