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Kurmju 3 - 0 FK-U-20

The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 19777 had shown up at Kurmju pirksti Arena for the match. Leif Larsson was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Patrik Mikulecký and Mduduzi Katiyo. The rivalry game had been the talk of Rīga all week and fans of both teams could be seen throughout the stadium. Kurmju tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination. They fielded: van der Lem - Abadal, Coscelli, Fransson, Dedziņš - Candio, Naila, Della Ventura, Pūris - Kløvedal, Bencze.

FK-U-20 had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation. Starters: Pupiņš - Skujiņš, Auris, Reginevich, Viciens - Shneyderov, Vilks, Desainis, Barinov - Vēveris, Bulduris.

Kurmju saw most attack opportunities on the wings. The referee showed FK-U-20's R. Auris the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. With 34 minutes gone, the home side managed to take a 1 - 0 lead as M. Dedziņš flipped the ball in after a cross from the right. Big paper red cards were being held up by the opposing supporters with 36 minutes on the clock after T. Kløvedal's mistimed tackle from behind. The referee only showed the Kurmju player a yellow card though. 38 minutes in Kurmju probably could have turned their free kick into a shot, but went for a cross instead. Unfortunately, T. Kløvedal jumped too late and the ball was redirected out for a goal kick. Kurmju's O. Pūris saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates 39 minutes in. Maybe C. Coscelli should join the aquatics team instead. He went down dramatically after 43 minutes, crying out with agony as he fell. The referee was not impressed, though, and showed him a yellow for diving. 1 - 0 was the halftime score. The statistics showed Kurmju in control of the ball, with 65 percent possession.

C. Candio let loose a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide. A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Kurmju's T. Kløvedal bringing the lead up to 2 - 0. Kurmju solidified their lead at the 63 minute mark, as T. Kløvedal snaked the ball through the central line of defense and finished for 3 - 0. By now, the players of Kurmju felt that victory was a sure thing and began to play it safe, focusing on defense and not risking too much going forward. After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, Kurmju's P. Naila got himself booked. With 75 minutes gone, Kurmju's T. Kløvedal had to leave the game after talking back to the referee and receiving his second booking. Kurmju won the midfield battle for the half, with 69 percent possession of the ball.

The most dominating Kurmju player was without a doubt K. Bencze. However, P. Della Ventura made a disastrous appearance. FK-U-20's best player was G. Vilks. J. Reginevich on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 3 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield poor (high) wretched (low) 11 6 3/20 2/20
Right defense passable (very low) poor (very low) 21 9 6/20 3/20
Central defense passable (very low) poor (very low) 21 9 6/20 3/20
Left defense weak (very high) wretched (high) 16 7 4/20 2/20
Right attack poor (low) poor (low) 10 10 3/20 3/20
Central attack inadequate (low) wretched (very high) 18 8 5/20 2/20
Left attack inadequate (low) poor (low) 18 10 5/20 3/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (very low) poor (high) 17 11 5/20 3/20
Attack weak (high) poor (low) 15 10 4/20 3/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  M. Dedziņš 34'
2 - 0  T. Kløvedal 63'
3 - 0  T. Kløvedal 63'
1 card accumulated R. Auris 25'
1 card accumulated T. Kløvedal 36'
1 card accumulated C. Coscelli 43'
1 card accumulated P. Naila 74'
Suspended for next match T. Kløvedal 75'

Possession

65%
35%
69%
31%
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense inadequate (very low) poor (high) 17 11 5/20 3/20
Attack weak (high) poor (low) 15 10 4/20 3/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very low) wretched (very low) 5 5 2/20 2/20
Average midfield poor (high) wretched (low) 11 6 3/20 2/20
Average defense inadequate (very high) wretched (very high) 20 8 5/20 2/20
Average attack weak (high) poor (very low) 15 9 4/20 3/20
Total average weak (high) wretched (very high) 15 8 4/20 2/20

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