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12000 fans turned up at Arena Nord- Ost, and despite threatening clouds, no rain came. Hinnerk Cousin was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Øyvind Kyrkjeeide and Mel Rinnooy Kan. Nord-Ost tactics involved an interesting 4-3-3 combination. The following players had been selected: Mattesini - Grabarczyk, Avrahami, Sliunkovas, Rampone - Polizzi, Kerachev, Järvinen - Micciani, Mahlambeni, Elçibəy.

Olympique decided to use a 3-4-3 set up. The following players took the field: Pascual - Barborinas, Suner, Saidys - Ege, Eicher, Sadik, Rosnati - Nesim, Drożdżyk, Dumontier.

Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Nord-Ost. Olympique concentrated their attacks in the middle of the field, rather than on the wings. Nord-Ost created a good opportunity to score 8 minutes into the game when L. Micciani's hooked ball from the left created a scuffle in front of the goal, but the visitors' defenders eventually won out. Maybe G. Polizzi should join the aquatics team instead. He went down dramatically after 35 minutes, crying out with agony as he fell. The referee was not impressed, though, and showed him a yellow for diving. With 36 minutes gone, the home side managed to take a 1 - 0 lead as A. Rampone flipped the ball in after a cross from the right. Halftime score was 1 - 0. The statistics showed Olympique in control of the ball, with 56 percent possession.

Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Olympique's L. Rosnati was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the field after 70 minutes. G. Sammarco was given a chance to change things around. The bench was restless, and with 70 minutes gone Olympique's coach gave G. Pescarmona the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. B. Eicher reluctantly left the field. Coming through the middle M. Dumontier almost scored the equalizer for Olympique after 76 minutes, but S. Mattesini made an excellent save, tipping the awkward swerving shot past the post. A swift counter-attack by Nord-Ost resulted in a free kick that L. Micciani elegantly bent into the goal - 2 - 0! At this point, it was obvious that the players of Nord-Ost lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. Olympique had to manage with a reduced squad 86 minutes in, after E. Barborinas got into an argument off the ball and struck an opponent. Nord-Ost were forced into a substitution as L. Micciani couldn't continue playing due to some rough treatment, so P. Groza had to come in from the bench. As Nord-Ost's captain went off, he handed the armband to G. Polizzi. Olympique were determined to attack in the middle, even their wing attacks ended up coming through the center. Nord-Ost's coach was furious with T. Mahlambeni after he picked up a yellow for saying one too many words to the ref. Possession in this half belonged to Olympique, who had the ball 62 percent of the time.

Nord-Ost's top performer was clearly İ. Elçibəy. R. Sliunkovas turned in a dismal performance, however. A. Ege performed admirably for Olympique. On the other hand, M. Pascual's play was disheartening. The match ends 2 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20
Right defense outstanding (very low) poor (high) 37 11 10/20 3/20
Central defense brilliant (very low) passable (very high) 41 24 11/20 6/20
Left defense outstanding (high) weak (very low) 39 13 10/20 4/20
Right attack inadequate (very low) weak (low) 17 14 5/20 4/20
Central attack formidable (low) excellent (very high) 34 32 9/20 8/20
Left attack inadequate (low) formidable (very high) 18 36 5/20 9/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense excellent (high) passable (very low) 31 21 8/20 6/20
Attack excellent (high) inadequate (high) 31 19 8/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Attack in the middle
Tactic skill brilliant supernatural 11 14 11/20 14/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  A. Rampone 36'
2 - 0  L. Micciani 77'
1 card accumulated G. Polizzi 35'
Suspended for next match E. Barborinas 86'
1 card accumulated T. Mahlambeni 89'
Got injured L. Micciani 87'
Substitution Out  L. Rosnati
In  G. Sammarco
Offensive To  Toward Middle
70'
Substitution Out  B. Eicher
In  G. Pescarmona
70'
Substitution Out L. Micciani
In P. Groza
87'

Possession

44%
56%
38%
62%
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense excellent (high) passable (very low) 31 21 8/20 6/20
Attack excellent (high) inadequate (high) 31 19 8/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Attack in the middle
Tactic skill brilliant supernatural 11 14 11/20 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) inadequate (very high) 17 20 5/20 5/20
Average midfield weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20
Average defense outstanding (high) weak (very high) 39 16 10/20 4/20
Average attack passable (high) solid (very high) 23 28 6/20 7/20
Total average solid (low) passable (very low) 26 21 7/20 6/20

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