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BPU 2 - 2 Olympique

Weather conditions were fairly good for soccer, and Pythons Arena saw a turnout of 25914. Our studio analysts were correct. BPU has taken the field in a 3-5-2 alignment. Starters: Vähäkangas - Podlaski, Jagerman, Eckholt - Jonsson, Keudell, Khrisanov, Alexandrov, Saa - Bonvalot, Albecki.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Olympique prefers a 2-5-3. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players had been selected: Jaksch - Luostarinen, Bustamante - Sangsom, Tselempis, Savary, Steger, Mejer - Hugon, Hopland, Kattenberg.

Today, BPU's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks. Down the middle came E. Hopland, making a fantastic play that nearly saw Olympique take the lead after 7 minutes, but P. Vähäkangas preserved the tie. W. Podlaski received some harsh words from his coach after he acted foolishly 20 minutes into the match, probably out of lack of experience, and almost let an opponent score. 21 minutes into the game, P. Sangsom had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came D. Villeroy. The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 37 minutes of hard work with a breakthrough from B. Albecki, who, all by his lonesome, came out of the right wing and hooked the ball over the visitors' keeper. BPU's B. Albecki was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 38 minutes. N. Bonvalot had a fantastic opportunity to put BPU up another goal 41 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. With 42 minutes played, BPU's M. Jonsson pulled up limping after a savage, cowardly challenge. But he's not yet ready to shuffle off this mortal coil. He's staying in to play on. The valiant never taste of death but once! The visitors were awarded a penalty by the referee 43 minutes into the match, much to the anger of the home crowd. E. Luostarinen took advantage of the situation and scored to make it 1 - 1. 1 - 1 was the score after the first half. The forty-five minutes were dominated by BPU, with an impressive 54 percent possession of the ball.

51 minutes in BPU probably could have turned their free kick into a shot, but went for a cross instead. Unfortunately, T. Alexandrov jumped too late and the ball was redirected out for a goal kick. With 55 minutes gone, the home side took a 2 - 1 lead as N. Bonvalot raced down the right flank and casually flipped the ball into the net after a searing cross from the far side of the pitch. BPU's M. Jonsson had a good first touch on the flank, but was quickly closed down so he crossed to B. Albecki who somehow managed to curl the ball wide. The home team will be cursing G. Hugon for weeks; he finished off a great pass from the left, knocking it past the keeper without a problem 70 minutes in. It's anyone's game now! 2 - 2. BPU set the tempo, maintaining 54 percent of possession.

BPU's top performer was clearly C. Keudell. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because P. Vähäkangas seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The local beauty queen presented Olympique's P. Steger with a prize turducken for being named Man of the Match. I can't remember D. Villeroy ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 2 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) inadequate (very low) 20 17 5/20 5/20
Right defense solid (high) weak (low) 27 14 7/20 4/20
Central defense passable (low) passable (high) 22 23 6/20 6/20
Left defense solid (very low) weak (very low) 25 13 7/20 4/20
Right attack excellent (low) inadequate (low) 30 18 8/20 5/20
Central attack weak (high) passable (very high) 15 24 4/20 6/20
Left attack excellent (high) inadequate (high) 31 19 8/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (very low) inadequate (high) 21 19 6/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (low) 18 18 5/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20


1 - 0  B. Albecki 37'
1 - 1  E. Luostarinen 43'
2 - 1  N. Bonvalot 55'
2 - 2  G. Hugon 70'
1 card accumulated B. Albecki 38'
Got injured P. Sangsom 21'
Got bruised M. Jonsson 42'
Substitution Out P. Sangsom
In D. Villeroy



Chance distribution

Home Away
6 5

0 Left attack 1
2 Central attack 1
2 Right attack 1
1 Other 1
1 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 passable (very low) inadequate (high) 21 19 6/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (low) 18 18 5/20 5/20


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

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very low) weak (very high) 13 16 4/20 4/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) inadequate (very low) 20 17 5/20 5/20
Average defense solid (very low) inadequate (very low) 25 17 7/20 5/20
Average attack solid (very low) inadequate (very high) 25 20 7/20 5/20
Total average passable (high) inadequate (low) 23 18 6/20 5/20


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