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Overcast weather free of rain made for a turnout of 74666 at Mount Doom Stadium today. Dirk Wiesel was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Víctor Aladrén and Nison Berezin. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, rivendell decided to go with a 2-5-3 formation. The following players had been selected: Espadañero - Maniez, Bērziņš - Cuartas, Wilstra, Fuster, Ferrer, Capritti - Fregni, Salmen, Matinlassi.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Purple formed up in a 3-5-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Starters: Velasco - Kornherr, Hulthin, Brčić - Oberkleen, Scarpelli, Benavent, Berriolo, Aso - Barros, Gervasoni.

Many fans are yawning as Purple appears to be more enamored of using their formidable pressing skills to smother the opponents' attacks rather than create attacks of their own. But all will be forgiven if it achieves a good result. Purple pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a deadlock at times. rivendell had to make a substitution after 33 minutes. S. Wilstra apparently was hit by a thrown bottle of Schlitz by one of the opposing players' fans, and now reeks of blood and bad beer. While the coach remonstrated with the side official about the situation, F. Crispim finished his warmups and came on. K. Matinlassi is making an astonishing dash. The fans are chanting his name. You can hear it reverberate around the stadium. Now a manic sprint up the middle and into the box. Oh! He's thrown open the door! He's thrown open the door, shot the ball through, and slammed the door shut on Mr. Tumnus! rivendell has taken the lead 37 minutes into the match, 1 to 0. There'll be no Turkish Delight after the match for the keeper! Cheers filled the stadium as F. Crispim broke through the visitors' central defense to put away the 2 - 0 goal for rivendell. It was 2 - 0 at the break. rivendell were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 57 percent of possession.

46 minutes into the game, rivendell adjusted their style of play and hoped to close out the game with their lead intact. rivendell's M. Fregni wanted to play on, but after 46 minutes the decision was made to give P. Romppainen a chance in his place. At this time in the match, Purple were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game. After 62 minutes, V. Salmen put rivendell ahead 3 - 0 when he rose to head in a hooked ball, the result of an effort from the right side. rivendell's V. Salmen saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates 65 minutes in. rivendell's F. Crispim was delighted to score as he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing keeper and into the net, following some good attacking movement on the right wing. 4 - 0 after 69 minutes. By now, the players of rivendell felt that victory was a sure thing and began to play it safe, focusing on defense and not risking too much going forward. The bench was restless, and with 70 minutes gone Purple's coach gave Z. El-Edwan the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. E. Barros reluctantly left the field. As the captain was no longer on the field, Z. El-Edwan took over the role for Purple. F. Crispim let loose a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide. rivendell set the tempo, maintaining 56 percent of possession.

rivendell's top performer was clearly K. Matinlassi. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by P. Romppainen today. Purple's best player was Z. El-Edwan. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because G. Kornherr seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The match ends 4 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield brilliant (low) excellent (very high) 42 32 11/20 8/20
Right defense world class (very low) brilliant (low) 49 42 13/20 11/20
Central defense magnificent (very high) brilliant (very high) 48 44 12/20 11/20
Left defense brilliant (high) world class (very low) 43 49 11/20 13/20
Right attack supernatural (low) brilliant (high) 54 43 14/20 11/20
Central attack world class (low) formidable (low) 50 34 13/20 9/20
Left attack magnificent (low) inadequate (high) 46 19 12/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (very low) solid (very high) 25 28 7/20 7/20
Attack passable (high) solid (low) 23 26 6/20 7/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Pressing
Tactic skill (no tactic) formidable (no tactic) 9 9/20


1 - 0  K. Matinlassi 37'
2 - 0  F. Crispim 39'
3 - 0  V. Salmen 62'
4 - 0  F. Crispim 69'
Got injured S. Wilstra 33'
Substitution Out S. Wilstra
In F. Crispim
Behavior A. Bērziņš

Formation Out  M. Fregni
In  P. Romppainen
RF  To  LB
2-5-3  To  3-5-2
Substitution Out  E. Barros
In  Z. El-Edwan
Normal To  Defensive



Chance distribution

Home Away
8 1

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense solid (very low) solid (very high) 25 28 7/20 7/20
Attack passable (high) solid (low) 23 26 6/20 7/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Pressing
Tactic skill (no tactic) formidable (no tactic) 9 9/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (very high) excellent (low) 28 30 7/20 8/20
Average midfield brilliant (low) excellent (very high) 42 32 11/20 8/20
Average defense magnificent (low) magnificent (very low) 46 45 12/20 12/20
Average attack world class (low) excellent (very high) 50 32 13/20 8/20
Total average magnificent (low) formidable (very high) 46 36 12/20 10/20


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