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Chikens 1 - 5 FUTBOL

12000 spectators arrived at New Yersy training Arena, where weather conditions were pretty good for soccer. Stefan Killstål was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Pertti Ylä-Jussila and Arto Tuomela. Our studio analysts were correct. Chikens has taken the field in a 4-4-2 alignment. They fielded: Bandars - Silciems, Freidenfelds, Gaudiņš, Zvonkov - Strazdiņš, Cirks, Shatkovskiy, Livshin - Busev, Kaziukėnas.

Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! FUTBOL will go to battle in a 4-4-2 formation. Starters: Orlovs - Plostnieks, Rozentāls, Čeksters, Ionchenkov - Shakhnazarov, Bladyko, Popielarczyk, Vigansts - Rozentāls, Lūkins.

The FUTBOL free kick 24 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But it was no mistake - E. Vigansts seemingly came out of nowhere and had miles of space to control the ball and pick his spot. That's 0 - 1! After 29 minutes, FUTBOL's A. Orlovs wobbled like a one-legged man on Bourbon Street at Mardi Gras, but he's determined to stay in the match. He's a real fighter! M. Plostnieks increased the visitors' lead by volleying in a pass from the right. 0 - 2. The referee showed Chikens's A. Livshin the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. FUTBOL were forced into a substitution as I. Ionchenkov couldn't continue playing due to some rough treatment, so V. Gerkens had to come in from the bench. A. Livshin almost lowered the gap having danced through the entire left side of the defense, but the shot went straight into the arms of the goalkeeper. Halftime score was 0 - 2. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that FUTBOL had 57...57 percent possession. AH AH AH!

The visitors' V. Gerkens took advantage of a mix-up between the home side's goalie and center backs 52 minutes into the match. 0 - 3 for FUTBOL. Chikens's coach was furious with M. Gaudiņš after he picked up a yellow for saying one too many words to the ref. After 77 minutes A. Strazdiņš could have reduced the lead with a blistering strike from the left wing, had it not been for an excellent block by the visitors' keeper. FUTBOL's O. Shakhnazarov received a ball slotted perfectly through the home side's central defense after 80 minutes, and chipped it past the helpless keeper to increase the lead to 0 - 4. The away fans won't regret traveling for this one! By working their way through the middle, Chikens refused to be intimidated – their efforts finally led to R. Shatkovskiy managing to slip the ball past the keeper to make the score 1 - 4. After 83 minutes, FUTBOL's P. Bladyko burst through the central defense and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 1 - 5. FUTBOL's players now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. There was concern in the stands when, at the 85 minute mark, Chikens's V. Busev hit the ground hard, but with the help of the trainer's magic spray, he rejoined his teammates on the field. J. Bandars got a fingertip on P. Bladyko's shot from the left 87 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal. FUTBOL were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 63 percent of possession.

Chikens's best player was V. Kaziukėnas. Good thing J. Bandars isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. O. Shakhnazarov performed admirably for FUTBOL. I can't remember A. Orlovs ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 1 - 5.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (very low) wretched (low) 5 6 2/20 2/20
Right defense wretched (low) wretched (high) 6 7 2/20 2/20
Central defense wretched (low) poor (high) 6 11 2/20 3/20
Left defense wretched (very low) poor (low) 5 10 2/20 3/20
Right attack wretched (high) poor (low) 7 10 2/20 3/20
Central attack wretched (low) wretched (high) 6 7 2/20 2/20
Left attack wretched (high) wretched (very high) 7 8 2/20 2/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense wretched (very high) poor (very high) 8 12 2/20 3/20
Attack poor (low) poor (high) 10 11 3/20 3/20
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Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)


0 - 1  E. Vigansts 24'
0 - 2  M. Plostnieks 32'
0 - 3  V. Gerkens 52'
0 - 4  O. Shakhnazarov 80'
1 - 4  R. Shatkovskiy 82'
1 - 5  P. Bladyko 83'
1 card accumulated A. Livshin 33'
1 card accumulated M. Gaudiņš 60'
Got bruised A. Orlovs 29'
Got injured I. Ionchenkov 34'
Got bruised V. Busev 85'
Substitution Out I. Ionchenkov
In V. Gerkens



Chance distribution

Home Away
3 8

1 Left attack 2
1 Central attack 4
1 Right attack 1
0 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 wretched (very high) poor (very high) 8 12 2/20 3/20
Attack poor (low) poor (high) 10 11 3/20 3/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very high) wretched (very high) 8 8 2/20 2/20
Average midfield wretched (very low) wretched (low) 5 6 2/20 2/20
Average defense wretched (very low) poor (low) 5 10 2/20 3/20
Average attack wretched (high) wretched (very high) 7 8 2/20 2/20
Total average wretched (low) wretched (very high) 6 8 2/20 2/20


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