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29823 spectators had found their way to Stadionul National, despite the heavy rain. Torsten Meisterfeld was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Eycke Hotz and Stephen Cappuccini. Gentlemen prefer blondes and Generatia prefers a 4-3-3. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players had been selected: Minciu - Mišović, Stjerne, Caramelli, Boţel - Viegas, De Buck, Qiang Li - Gălăţeanu, Heller, Evensen.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Devils formed up in a 3-5-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. They fielded: Ulmu - Ailincăi, Chiritã, Ionescu - Voczelka, Bucur, Costea, Grosu, Spirea - Cămătaru, Ghiţă.

A titanic level of counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Generatia. Though it was beautiful soccer, the home crowd did not enjoy V. Ghiţă's goal after a run down the left with 2 minutes on the clock. Devils lead, 0 - 1. N. Mišović had a grin on his face as he raced past the weaker players, nearly oblivious to the rain. Maybe it was because of his team's lead, or maybe it was due to the ease with which he broke down the left, but I. Spirea was a bit too sure of his talents, so instead of taking the easy tap-in goal after 18 minutes, he went for the backheel, which he put woefully wide. V. Boţel seemed to be defying gravity as he elegantly headed in a goal for Generatia after a corner kick that was nicely executed by M. Viegas. That makes it 1 - 1. O. Evensen gave Generatia the 2 - 1 lead, as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then placed the ball at the keeper's right post – what a clinical finish! M. Viegas had a fantastic opportunity to put Generatia up another goal 32 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. Halftime score was 2 - 1. Devils set the tempo, maintaining 58 percent of possession.

After 51 minutes, the defensive line of Generatia created a counter-attack through the middle that gave V. Boţel a good look at goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. P. Voczelka has acquired a talent for predicting the movements of the opposing defenders over the years and this almost resulted in a goal 62 minutes into the match. Devils were close to putting the equalizer away after 64 minutes as the opposing defense lost the ball to V. Cămătaru in a scuffle on the left of the goal, but in the end the ball was cleared over the sideline. 70 minutes into the game Devils's D. Costea found a gap in the home side's central defense and scored with a fabulous shot, making it 2 - 2. T. Stjerne might as well have been wearing Pilgrim shoes for all the traction he could get on the waterlogged field - his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today. Big paper red cards were being held up by the opposing supporters with 74 minutes on the clock after C. Gălăţeanu's mistimed tackle from behind. The referee only showed the Generatia player a yellow card though. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Devils had 60...60 percent possession. AH AH AH!

Most important Generatia player was O. Evensen. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because V. Boţel seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The most outstanding Devils player was without a doubt V. Cămătaru. I can't remember R. Ailincăi ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 2 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield passable (low) excellent (very low) 22 29 6/20 8/20
Right defense excellent (high) solid (very low) 31 25 8/20 7/20
Central defense titanic (very high) formidable (very high) 60 36 15/20 9/20
Left defense supernatural (low) world class (very low) 54 49 14/20 13/20
Right attack world class (very high) inadequate (very high) 52 20 13/20 5/20
Central attack brilliant (very low) brilliant (high) 41 43 11/20 11/20
Left attack inadequate (low) magnificent (very low) 18 45 5/20 12/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense outstanding (very high) outstanding (low) 40 38 10/20 10/20
Attack formidable (high) excellent (very high) 35 32 9/20 8/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20


0 - 1  V. Ghiţă 2'
1 - 1  V. Boţel 24'
2 - 1  O. Evensen 31'
2 - 2  D. Costea 70'
1 card accumulated C. Gălăţeanu 74'



Chance distribution

Home Away
6 7

1 Left attack 3
3 Central attack 1
1 Right attack 1
0 Other 1
1 Special events 1
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense outstanding (very high) outstanding (low) 40 38 10/20 10/20
Attack formidable (high) excellent (very high) 35 32 9/20 8/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20

Average ratings

Total player experience excellent (low) outstanding (very low) 30 37 8/20 10/20
Average midfield passable (low) excellent (very low) 22 29 6/20 8/20
Average defense magnificent (very high) outstanding (very low) 48 37 12/20 10/20
Average attack outstanding (very low) formidable (very high) 37 36 10/20 9/20
Total average formidable (very high) formidable (low) 36 34 9/20 9/20


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