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The 34571 spectators at Knochenspalter Arena were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Klaas Karrer was the appointed referee. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, BB e.V. decided to go with a 3-4-3 formation. The following players had been selected: Tingleff - Eichler, Rübenach, Fürstenrecht - Korpan-Wenzl, Weilhelm, Pieprzyk, Bergtorp - Frietsch, Knechtl, Cepuch.

Our studio analysts were correct. Garbsen has taken the field in a 3-5-2 alignment. The following players took the field: Ruffat - Boga, Corrigan, Montecchiani - Daime, Wielgus, Coco, Meherg, Hoeness - Fürhacker, Casasola.

Garbsen saw most attack opportunities on the wings. Slack defending gave BB e.V. a chance to take the lead with 4 minutes played, but S. Rübenach's cross from the left flank was met gratefully by the opposition who cleared it to safety. Though it was beautiful soccer, the home crowd did not enjoy R. Daime's goal after a run down the left with 5 minutes on the clock. Garbsen lead, 0 - 1. With 12 minutes on the clock, BB e.V.'s P. Cepuch found an opening in the visitors' left side, but his shot was handled easily by the keeper. Garbsen's counter-attacks created a good chance for N. Casasola on the right after 13 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar. With 24 minutes played, BB e.V.'s G. Frietsch made a rush down the left, leaving him free to put the 1 - 1 equalizer away. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1. The statistics geek breathlessly ran into the press box to show BB e.V. in control of the ball, with 52 percent possession. Thanks, Poindexter.

It was obvious that Garbsen had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle. 78 minutes into the match, Garbsen's M. Hoeness demonstrated his running prowess as he raced past his defender and passed the ball to N. Casasola who chipped it in for 1 - 2. Garbsen had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to go down the wing instead. 79 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 1 - 3 as M. Hoeness finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular bicycle kick. Garbsen's M. Hoeness received a ball slotted perfectly through the home side's central defense after 80 minutes, and chipped it past the helpless keeper to increase the lead to 1 - 4. The away fans won't regret traveling for this one! Oh, the humanity! Garbsen's H. Corrigan dropped as if a burning zeppelin fell on him. He may never be the same again. You may want to hide your eyes for the replay. G. Rovedi came in as a replacement after 85 minutes had been played. M. Meherg was handed the Garbsen captain's armband. Lewis Skolnick, in his Tri-Lamb sweater, grabbed the microphone away from the BB e.V. coach in order to tell him that his team had 53 percent possession this half. Nerds.

The most outstanding BB e.V. player was without a doubt M. Knechtl. It wasn't Star Wars night, but S. Rübenach sure smelled like bantha poodoo. D. Fürhacker performed admirably for Garbsen. I can't remember R. Daime ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 1 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield formidable (low) excellent (high) 34 31 9/20 8/20
Right defense outstanding (high) formidable (high) 39 35 10/20 9/20
Central defense formidable (high) formidable (very high) 35 36 9/20 9/20
Left defense brilliant (high) brilliant (high) 43 43 11/20 11/20
Right attack weak (very high) passable (low) 16 22 4/20 6/20
Central attack outstanding (very high) solid (high) 40 27 10/20 7/20
Left attack brilliant (high) titanic (very low) 43 57 11/20 15/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense formidable (very low) solid (high) 33 27 9/20 7/20
Attack formidable (very low) passable (low) 33 22 9/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) mythical (no tactic) 17 17/20


0 - 1  R. Daime 5'
1 - 1  G. Frietsch 24'
1 - 2  N. Casasola 78'
1 - 3  M. Hoeness 79'
1 - 4  M. Hoeness 80'
Got injured H. Corrigan 85'
Substitution Out H. Corrigan
In G. Rovedi



Chance distribution

Home Away
6 8

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

Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defense formidable (very low) solid (high) 33 27 9/20 7/20
Attack formidable (very low) passable (low) 33 22 9/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) mythical (no tactic) 17 17/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (low) inadequate (very low) 18 17 5/20 5/20
Average midfield formidable (low) excellent (high) 34 31 9/20 8/20
Average defense outstanding (high) outstanding (low) 39 38 10/20 10/20
Average attack formidable (very low) formidable (high) 33 35 9/20 9/20
Total average formidable (high) formidable (high) 35 35 9/20 9/20


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