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It had rained all day, but 16386 hardy fans still made it out to Jean-Jülich-Stadion. Rupert Schnittspahn was the appointed referee. Gentlemen prefer blondes and Köln-Ehrenfeld prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players took the field: Drobniak - Åhgård, Esebeck, Diez Canseco - Steensen, Maksimovs, Lubig-Schlosser, Balling, Meesschaert - Guénet, Cusaro.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Eching formed up in a 3-5-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. They fielded: Monsalve - Kecke, Kolár, Tessler - Gehrling, Argenziano, Scandaletti, Heydt, Majcherek - Elias, Miot.

Eching were mostly trying to use their magnificent skill at attacking on the flanks. Always a threat, M. Cusaro tore past his marker and placed the ball right at the feet of the waiting M. Guénet who should have easily scored for Köln-Ehrenfeld, but the ball went wide. Köln-Ehrenfeld made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left M. Cusaro completely alone with keeper G. Monsalve, who made a spectacular block. E. Scandaletti was first to reach a long ball launched through the center from Eching's defense 34 minutes into the game. He managed to keep his cool and beat the keeper to make the score 0 - 1. While the mud made for some stunning slide tackles, it robbed the crowd of witnessing K. Åhgård's breathtaking speed. Köln-Ehrenfeld tried to even things up by sending a long ball through the middle, but the visitors' defense easily read the pass. T. Steensen was just a finger's width away from an equalizer for Köln-Ehrenfeld with a strike from the left, but G. Monsalve managed to deflect the shot out for a corner. Eching made it 0 - 2 as J. Argenziano knocked the corner kick to H. Gehrling who whipped a low drive in off the far post. Gotta love friendly woodwork! T. Balling charged down the left and looked sure to score for Köln-Ehrenfeld 44 minutes into the game, but his shot went just wide. Halftime score was 0 - 2. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Köln-Ehrenfeld, with an impressive 61 percent possession of the ball.

A couple of inches to the right and C. Diez Canseco's free kick 60 minutes into the match would have resulted in the goal of the year for Köln-Ehrenfeld. With 77 minutes played, the unpredictable T. Steensen of Köln-Ehrenfeld fired a sudden long range shot that flew only inches wide of the post. 84 minutes into the game, M. Cusaro had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came T. Spoerk. Köln-Ehrenfeld's S. Maksimovs got the home crowd going bananas when he finished off a left wing bull rush, reducing the away team's lead to 1 - 2. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Köln-Ehrenfeld would have 61 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Köln-Ehrenfeld's top performer was clearly M. Guénet. Good thing R. Esebeck isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. Eching's best player was K. Heydt. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by G. Monsalve today. The match ends 1 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield solid (high) inadequate (very low) 27 17 7/20 5/20
Right defense inadequate (very high) solid (low) 20 26 5/20 7/20
Central defense passable (very low) passable (very high) 21 24 6/20 6/20
Left defense passable (very high) excellent (very low) 24 29 6/20 8/20
Right attack passable (low) solid (very high) 22 28 6/20 7/20
Central attack inadequate (high) inadequate (very high) 19 20 5/20 5/20
Left attack solid (low) solid (high) 26 27 7/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (very high) passable (low) 20 22 5/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (very low) passable (very low) 17 21 5/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20


0 - 1  E. Scandaletti 34'
0 - 2  H. Gehrling 44'
1 - 2  S. Maksimovs 85'
Got injured M. Cusaro 84'
Substitution Out M. Cusaro
In T. Spoerk



Chance distribution

Home Away
11 2

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense inadequate (very high) passable (low) 20 22 5/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (very low) passable (very low) 17 21 5/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very high) poor (high) 16 11 4/20 3/20
Average midfield solid (high) inadequate (very low) 27 17 7/20 5/20
Average defense passable (very low) solid (low) 21 26 6/20 7/20
Average attack passable (low) solid (very low) 22 25 6/20 7/20
Total average passable (high) passable (high) 23 23 6/20 6/20


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