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Overcast weather free of rain made for a turnout of 38896 at jk Vanakoolimehed Arena today. Pekka Rahkonen was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Marcin Cieciura and Leo Artho. Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Tallinn rivalry match and were doing their best to outshout their opponents. Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! Vanakoolimehed will go to battle in a 5-3-2 formation. The following players took the field: Madalik - Maksum, Eesmaa, Udal, Hurley, Sinyapkin - Lehepuu, Korsmo, Schaufler - van der Mark, Kandimaa.

After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Hundu decided to go with a 5-4-1 formation. They fielded: Uba - Giani, Laas, Pärn, Peterson, Haav - Kivi, Niidu, Zagaynov, Martini - Desllor.

15 minutes into the game, B. Martini had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide. After more pushing and shoving than a pack of helicopter moms trying to get the last appointment for their snowflakes to see the Easter Bunny, Hundu's U. Haav finally got himself booked for a foul. K. Lehepuu missed a penalty shot...but wait! The referee signaled that the keeper had come off his line too early. He didn't miss the second time, though, and Vanakoolimehed took the lead in minute 31, making the score 1 - 0. The clock read 34 minutes and things were deteriorating for the away team as Vanakoolimehed scored another to make it 2 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for J. van der Mark. 2 - 0 was the halftime score. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Hundu would have 55 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Some things can only be learned through experience, and A. Hurley should take his lesson to heart after nearly gifting Hundu a goal after 58 minutes. 61 minutes in, M. Desllor made an incredible run up the middle and nearly reduced the home side's lead, but I. Madalik refused to let the ball slip by him. With 64 minutes played, Hundu's I. Niidu pulled up limping after a savage, cowardly challenge. But he's not yet ready to shuffle off this mortal coil. He's staying in to play on. The valiant never taste of death but once! Hundu set the tempo, maintaining 59 percent of possession.

E. Kandimaa performed admirably for Vanakoolimehed. I can't remember F. Udal ever having a worse night than he just had. Hundu's best player was M. Desllor. Speaking of stinking up the place, K. Uba sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. The match ends 2 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield solid (very low) excellent (very low) 25 29 7/20 8/20
Right defense outstanding (low) inadequate (very high) 38 20 10/20 5/20
Central defense brilliant (low) formidable (low) 42 34 11/20 9/20
Left defense outstanding (low) excellent (high) 38 31 10/20 8/20
Right attack inadequate (high) weak (low) 19 14 5/20 4/20
Central attack excellent (very high) inadequate (very high) 32 20 8/20 5/20
Left attack inadequate (high) solid (very low) 19 25 5/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (very low) solid (very high) 17 28 5/20 7/20
Attack weak (low) solid (low) 14 26 4/20 7/20
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1 - 0  K. Lehepuu 31'
2 - 0  J. van der Mark 34'
1 card accumulated U. Haav 19'
Got bruised I. Niidu 64'



Chance distribution

Home Away
2 9

1 Left attack 4
0 Central attack 3
0 Right attack 1
1 Other 0
0 Special events 1
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Indirect set pieces

Defense inadequate (very low) solid (very high) 17 28 5/20 7/20
Attack weak (low) solid (low) 14 26 4/20 7/20


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Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very low) passable (very high) 13 24 4/20 6/20
Average midfield solid (very low) excellent (very low) 25 29 7/20 8/20
Average defense outstanding (high) solid (very high) 39 28 10/20 7/20
Average attack passable (high) inadequate (very high) 23 20 6/20 5/20
Total average excellent (very low) solid (low) 29 26 8/20 7/20


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