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Clouds darkened the skies at Dinis Gaudiwiesn as 20505 spectators turned up for the match. José Luzón was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jason Michie and Xavier Kowalczyk. Gentlemen prefer blondes and Eching prefers a 4-5-1. Let's see how this plays out for them. Starters: Monsalve - Tessler, Kolár, Baudel, Kecke - Gehrling, Heydt, Scandaletti, Argenziano, Majcherek - Csimbi.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Köln-Ehrenfeld formed up in a 3-5-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. The following players had been selected: Pintelon - Åhgård, Esebeck, Diez Canseco - Steensen, Balling, Maksimovs, Meesschaert, Lees - Gal, Guénet.

It was an obvious ambition of Eching to play a wide game with their brilliant ability to attack down the wings. After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, Köln-Ehrenfeld's K. Åhgård got himself booked. After 31 minutes, Köln-Ehrenfeld's G. Pintelon successfully broke up a pass with his face. Instinctively, he got up again only to unintentionally use his now-throbbing schnozz to break up a second pass. As he was carted off for a concussion check, M. Drobniak ran onto the field to take his place. M. Guénet came close to putting the visiting team one up 33 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but G. Monsalve managed to tip the ball over. 40 minutes into the game, E. Meesschaert almost gave the visitors the lead, as he chipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Köln-Ehrenfeld had 57...57 percent possession. AH AH AH!

The home crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief when R. Lees was unable to give the visitors the go-ahead goal after his attack from the left in minute 60. This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when R. Esebeck slipped through the left defense to come up alone against G. Monsalve, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning-fast reflexes. Köln-Ehrenfeld's D. Gal gave the visitors a 0 - 1 lead after 71 minutes with a superb strike from the right. Eching needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 71 minutes P. Baudel made way for K. Miot. As the game started to slip away for Eching, the manager decided to change the tactical approach. They weren't going to win with their current game plan, so the Eching coach told his players how to change things up 71 minutes in. On any other day, E. Scandaletti's free kick would have found the back of the net to tie the game for Eching, but not today - the visitors' keeper displayed extraordinary reflexes as he not only stopped it but held it too. 74 minutes into the game, Köln-Ehrenfeld worked the left side industriously creating several opportunities to add to their lead, but just couldn't apply the finishing touch. The visitors' M. Guénet took advantage of a mix-up between the home side's goalie and center backs 75 minutes into the match. 0 - 2 for Köln-Ehrenfeld. The bench was restless, and with 80 minutes gone Eching's coach gave J. Heftig the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. H. Gehrling reluctantly left the field. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Köln-Ehrenfeld would have 58 percent possession in this half was spot on!

The most outstanding Eching player was without a doubt K. Heydt. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because G. Monsalve seemed to stumble all over the pitch. S. Maksimovs performed admirably for Köln-Ehrenfeld. Good thing M. Drobniak isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20
Right defense excellent (very low) passable (low) 29 22 8/20 6/20
Central defense solid (high) passable (very low) 27 21 7/20 6/20
Left defense solid (high) passable (low) 27 22 7/20 6/20
Right attack inadequate (very high) passable (high) 20 23 5/20 6/20
Central attack weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20
Left attack passable (low) passable (high) 22 23 6/20 6/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (low) inadequate (very high) 22 20 6/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (very high) weak (very high) 20 16 5/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20


0 - 1  D. Gal 71'
0 - 2  M. Guénet 75'
1 card accumulated K. Åhgård 26'
Got injured G. Pintelon 31'
Substitution Out G. Pintelon
In M. Drobniak
Formation Out  P. Baudel
In  K. Miot
4-5-1  To  3-5-2
Behavior D. Csimbi

CF  To  RF
Behavior M. Kolár

Substitution Out  H. Gehrling
In  J. Heftig
Normal To  Offensive



Chance distribution

Home Away
3 9

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense passable (low) inadequate (very high) 22 20 6/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (very high) weak (very high) 20 16 5/20 4/20


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

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (high) weak (high) 11 15 3/20 4/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20
Average defense solid (very high) passable (low) 28 22 7/20 6/20
Average attack inadequate (high) passable (low) 19 22 5/20 6/20
Total average passable (low) passable (very high) 22 24 6/20 6/20


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