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The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 33962 had shown up at Stade Marek Tuffner for the match. Mathieu Hugel was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Zygfryd Dosz and Eugenio Quercia. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and United formed up in a 5-4-1 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Lineup: Merkl - Puffky, Richards, Koschembahr, Stellmacher, Nuhiu - Seidberger, Wasmundt, Bertasi, Slupsky - Kollenda.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Juventus prefers a 4-5-1. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players had been selected: Houze - Bosquet, Agüera, Zeddelmann, Grimpilas - Xarpell, Schur, Orner, Blardone, Chudý - Celín.

A titanic level of counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of United. C. Xarpell's speed is always a threat when he gets a little room to move, and this time was no different as he broke free of his man to send an on-target through ball to M. Celín who knocked it in for Juventus. 0 - 1! M. Celín seemed to be defying gravity as he elegantly headed in a goal for Juventus after a corner kick that was nicely executed by X. Bosquet. That makes it 0 - 2. United mounted an inspired counter-attack down the right wing after 23 minutes, but O. Slupsky was unable to convert from short range. United's O. Slupsky took an excellent free kick and was already celebrating when the keeper just managed to push it off the post and out. With 32 minutes played, O. Slupsky knocked one home from a counter-attack down the right wing, making the score 1 - 2. Halftime score was 1 - 2. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Juventus had 56...56 percent possession. AH AH AH!

A counter-attack by United after 50 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but D. Seidberger, coming in on the left, waited too long to shoot. G. Stellmacher charged down the left and had a wonderful opportunity to score the equalizer for United, but the shot went well wide of the goal. V. Chudý had put in a good 80 minutes and left the field with a smile on his face due to his team's lead. J. Fig Nielsen was the replacement. Juventus's C. Xarpell placed the ball right at his teammate's feet after a corner, but S. Blardone couldn't finish. Given a free kick from a ways out after 85 minutes, Juventus sent an arching ball into the penalty box. It was headed clear, but R. Zeddelmann was waiting just outside the area and fired it home to make it 1 - 3. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Juventus lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. United's defense sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counter-attack with 88 minutes gone, but G. Wasmundt's finish was met by the firm hands of the keeper. Juventus were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 55 percent of possession.

The most outstanding United player was without a doubt G. Stellmacher. Good thing O. Slupsky isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. L. Orner performed admirably for Juventus. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because J. Fig Nielsen seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The match ends 1 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield passable (very high) excellent (low) 24 30 6/20 8/20
Right defense magnificent (high) titanic (low) 47 58 12/20 15/20
Central defense supernatural (very low) supernatural (very high) 53 56 14/20 14/20
Left defense supernatural (low) excellent (very low) 54 29 14/20 8/20
Right attack poor (high) world class (very high) 11 52 3/20 13/20
Central attack inadequate (high) weak (high) 19 15 5/20 4/20
Left attack magnificent (low) weak (very low) 46 13 12/20 4/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense formidable (low) outstanding (very low) 34 37 9/20 10/20
Attack passable (low) solid (low) 22 26 6/20 7/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20


0 - 1  M. Celín 4'
0 - 2  M. Celín 10'
1 - 2  O. Slupsky 32'
1 - 3  R. Zeddelmann 85'
Substitution Out  V. Chudý
In  J. Fig Nielsen



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 11

2 Left attack 2
1 Central attack 4
2 Right attack 1
2 Other 1
0 Special events 3
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense formidable (low) outstanding (very low) 34 37 9/20 10/20
Attack passable (low) solid (low) 22 26 6/20 7/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (very low) excellent (very low) 25 29 7/20 8/20
Average midfield passable (very high) excellent (low) 24 30 6/20 8/20
Average defense world class (high) magnificent (very high) 51 48 13/20 12/20
Average attack solid (low) solid (high) 26 27 7/20 7/20
Total average formidable (low) formidable (high) 34 35 9/20 9/20


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