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Overcast weather free of rain made for a turnout of 59500 at damari today. Edmond Meerbusch was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Stephan Fürmetz and Florian Steinbach. The rivalry game had been the talk of Aigaio all week and fans of both teams could be seen throughout the stadium. A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for latomiakos. The following players took the field: Solari - Kotsiras, Vallejos, Fagerli - Gostkowski, Tsioridis, Katsarolidis, Chlomopoulos, Doxakis - Menegakis, Ðokić.

Taurus had chosen a strategic 3-4-3 formation. The following players had been selected: Bartolucci - Fère, Fazio, Liedling - Zanin, Gibelli, Mezonetas, Fatsoulinos - Hendriksson, Silva, Ishenko.

Taurus took the lead 3 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. K. Ishenko was the scorer. T. Menegakis was first to reach a long ball launched through the center from latomiakos's defense 8 minutes into the game. He managed to keep his cool and beat the keeper to make the score 1 - 1. Making his way up the middle after 14 minutes, T. Menegakis almost managed to sneak a goal past the visitors' keeper, but L. Bartolucci was ready and blocked it to keep the score level. Some great play up the middle by latomiakos led to a chance for T. Menegakis to get the go-ahead goal with 16 minutes played, but the shot hit the crossbar. Taurus's R. Liedling got himself booked for a foul. After 36 minutes Taurus's M. Zanin contracted a slight foot injury, but said he could still finish the game. With 39 minutes played, latomiakos's L. Vallejos received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. Halftime score was 1 - 1. Neither team was controlling possession at this point in the match.

48 minutes into the game, M. Zanin almost gave the visitors the lead, as he chipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. Down the middle came H. Silva, making a fantastic play that nearly saw Taurus take the lead after 68 minutes, but A. Solari preserved the tie. Almost all the way down at the corner flag, Taurus's M. Zanin somehow managed to get a perfect pass into the middle, impossible to miss for J. Hendriksson, who scored for 1 - 2. The visitors' J. Hendriksson took advantage of a mix-up between the home side's goalie and center backs 84 minutes into the match. 1 - 3 for Taurus. After 85 minutes, latomiakos's T. Menegakis ran past G. Fazio like he was standing still to put away the 2 - 3 goal. Possession in this half belonged to Taurus, who had the ball 51 percent of the time.

V. Chlomopoulos performed admirably for latomiakos. On the other hand, M. Gostkowski's play was disheartening. The most dominating Taurus player was without a doubt H. Silva. K. Ishenko turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 2 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield outstanding (very low) formidable (very high) 37 36 10/20 9/20
Right defense excellent (very low) brilliant (very low) 29 41 8/20 11/20
Central defense supernatural (low) supernatural (very low) 54 53 14/20 14/20
Left defense excellent (high) outstanding (very high) 31 40 8/20 10/20
Right attack passable (very low) magnificent (low) 21 46 6/20 12/20
Central attack magnificent (very high) world class (very low) 48 49 12/20 13/20
Left attack brilliant (very low) passable (high) 41 23 11/20 6/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense outstanding (high) solid (very high) 39 28 10/20 7/20
Attack formidable (very low) passable (very high) 33 24 9/20 6/20
 
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Highlights

0 - 1  K. Ishenko 3'
1 - 1  T. Menegakis 8'
1 - 2  J. Hendriksson 71'
1 - 3  J. Hendriksson 84'
2 - 3  T. Menegakis 85'
1 card accumulated R. Liedling 30'
1 card accumulated L. Vallejos 39'
Got bruised M. Zanin 36'

Possession

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49%
51%
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Indirect set pieces

Defense outstanding (high) solid (very high) 39 28 10/20 7/20
Attack formidable (very low) passable (very high) 33 24 9/20 6/20

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Average ratings

Total player experience excellent (very high) solid (low) 32 26 8/20 7/20
Average midfield outstanding (very low) formidable (very high) 37 36 10/20 9/20
Average defense outstanding (low) magnificent (very low) 38 45 10/20 12/20
Average attack formidable (very high) outstanding (high) 36 39 9/20 10/20
Total average outstanding (very low) outstanding (very high) 37 40 10/20 10/20

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