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diamons 3 - 2 CA

23673 spectators had found their way to Diamons Bernabeu Arena, despite the heavy rain. Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! diamons will go to battle in a 3-5-2 formation. Starters: Diaz - Larsen, Dzelzis, Zachinno - Lušina, Ene, Paz, Casino, Preinitzer - Klemens, Galicia.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and CA prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players had been selected: Salaun - Ballesteros, Vulin, Egues - Toro, Della Giovanna, Cifer, Sánchez Ochoa, Muntada - Abdollahi, André.

CA went for a narrow approach, using their world class ability to focus their attacks down the middle. 4 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for diamons to take the lead after a good ball from the right found F. Galicia alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post. diamons were very close to putting themselves one up with 11 minutes gone as J. Dzelzis got through on the left, but a lapse in concentration sent the ball wide. Slack defending gave diamons a chance to take the lead with 13 minutes played, but S. Klemens's cross from the left flank was met gratefully by the opposition who cleared it to safety. R. Paz of diamons received a yellow card after 22 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. It was 0 - 0 at the break. diamons were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 59 percent of possession.

diamons broke through on the left after 51 minutes, with P. Casino firing at an impossible angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead. A great save by keeper R. Salaun with 57 minutes gone kept the visitors in the game after F. Galicia struck from the left with a real cannonball. With the clock showing 58 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of CA resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by J. Ballesteros in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. The boggy field disrupted the game, especially for technical players like B. Vulin who couldn't move the ball with his usual delicate touches. V. Muntada finished off a quick charge from the left of the field by chipping the ball just over the home side's keeper, making the score 1 - 1 63 minutes into the game. After 65 minutes, the diamons coach wanted to see a new face on the field, waving J. Dzelzis off. C. Roussos took his place. D. Abdollahi seemed to be defying gravity as he elegantly headed in a goal for CA after a corner kick that was nicely executed by F. Della Giovanna. That makes it 1 - 2. With 72 minutes played, the diamons coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. C. Rădăcină came on and H. Zachinno had to leave the fray. The crowd roared in delight as H. Preinitzer finished off a spectacular series of plays up the middle to even the score for diamons after 74 minutes. 2 - 2. The game had been going for 76 minutes when S. Klemens came in on the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to put away the 3 - 2 goal, giving diamons the lead. diamons set the tempo, maintaining 61 percent of possession.

diamons's top performer was clearly P. Casino. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by S. Diaz today. The most outstanding CA player was without a doubt F. Della Giovanna. Good thing J. Ballesteros isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield formidable (very low) passable (high) 33 23 9/20 6/20
Right defense passable (very low) inadequate (low) 21 18 6/20 5/20
Central defense excellent (very high) formidable (low) 32 34 8/20 9/20
Left defense passable (high) inadequate (very low) 23 17 6/20 5/20
Right attack inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 6/20
Central attack excellent (low) excellent (low) 30 30 8/20 8/20
Left attack inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (very low) passable (very low) 21 21 6/20 6/20
Attack passable (very low) inadequate (high) 21 19 6/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) world class (no tactic) 13 13/20


1 - 0  P. Casino 51'
1 - 1  V. Muntada 63'
1 - 2  D. Abdollahi 65'
2 - 2  H. Preinitzer 74'
3 - 2  S. Klemens 76'
1 card accumulated R. Paz 22'
Substitution Out  J. Dzelzis
In  C. Roussos
Substitution Out  H. Zachinno
In  C. Rădăcină



Chance distribution

Home Away
8 3

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense passable (very low) passable (very low) 21 21 6/20 6/20
Attack passable (very low) inadequate (high) 21 19 6/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) world class (no tactic) 13 13/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (high) inadequate (low) 19 18 5/20 5/20
Average midfield formidable (very low) passable (high) 33 23 9/20 6/20
Average defense solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Average attack passable (low) solid (very low) 22 25 6/20 7/20
Total average solid (high) passable (very high) 27 24 7/20 6/20


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