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BPU 1 - 3 girondins

Overcast weather free of rain made for a turnout of 26400 at Pythons Arena today. BPU decided to use a 4-5-1 set up. Starters: Vähäkangas - Eckholt, Žáčko, Jagerman, Podlaski - Saa, Alexandrov, Khrisanov, Keudell, Jonsson - Bonvalot.

girondins had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation. Lineup: Fekih - Altzibar, Dolgov, Vaccaro - Trotta, Orenshtein, Cabreira, Muharembegović, Davidov - Talarico, Božek.

The wings were the focus of most of BPU's attacks today. P. Vähäkangas looked great 8 minutes in after stopping a shot by the visitors' C. Orenshtein. 18 minutes into the game, BPU had difficulty finding their positions and their organization dropped to inadequate. The bleachers were silenced after 32 minutes when girondins's M. Božek put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right. 33 minutes into the game, BPU seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate. No matter how hard he tried, A. Saa just couldn't get past the visitors' right side defense 34 minutes in and eventually the ball was cleared away. Some fine one-twos on the left led to a girondins goal with 40 minutes gone, making it 0 - 2. M. Božek was noted down as the scorer. After 41 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for M. Altzibar who increased girondins's lead to 0 - 3. 0 - 3 was the halftime score. girondins won the midfield battle for the half, with 58 percent possession of the ball.

During the break, BPU's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to solid organization. A spectacular BPU effort on the right resulted in a goal at the 49 minute mark by A. Saa, making the score 1 - 3. After 51 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as BPU found themselves out of position and their organization level dropped to inadequate. Good work by BPU's defensive line after 62 minutes produced a good counter-attack chance, one of which cut elegantly down the middle of the field and found W. Podlaski alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide. 65 minutes into the game, T. Alexandrov had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came C. Amstein. As BPU's captain went off, he handed the armband to C. Keudell. C. Caron was called on to replace girondins's F. Trotta after 74 minutes following a nasty collision. 76 minutes in, BPU appeared unsure on how to play and their organization was only inadequate. The girondins players could smell victory in the air. G. Dolgov wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for G. Latreille after 80 minutes. E. Muharembegović had put in a good 82 minutes and left the field with a smile on his face due to his team's lead. A. Spreeuwenberg was the replacement. The statistics showed girondins in control of the ball, with 56 percent possession.

BPU's best player was N. Bonvalot. P. Vähäkangas turned in a dismal performance, however. Most important girondins player was J. Cabreira. On the other hand, C. Caron's play was disheartening. The match ends 1 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) passable (high) 20 23 5/20 6/20
Right defense solid (very low) excellent (very high) 25 32 7/20 8/20
Central defense solid (high) excellent (high) 27 31 7/20 8/20
Left defense solid (high) formidable (very low) 27 33 7/20 9/20
Right attack solid (high) solid (very low) 27 25 7/20 7/20
Central attack weak (very low) solid (very low) 13 25 4/20 7/20
Left attack solid (low) solid (low) 26 26 7/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (high) passable (high) 23 23 6/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (very low) passable (high) 17 23 5/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20


0 - 1  M. Božek 32'
0 - 2  M. Božek 40'
0 - 3  M. Altzibar 41'
1 - 3  A. Saa 49'
Got injured T. Alexandrov 65'
Got injured F. Trotta 74'
Substitution Out T. Alexandrov
In C. Amstein
Substitution Out F. Trotta
In C. Caron
Substitution Out  G. Dolgov
In  G. Latreille
Substitution Out  E. Muharembegović
In  A. Spreeuwenberg
Normal To  Offensive


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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense passable (high) passable (high) 23 23 6/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (very low) passable (high) 17 23 5/20 6/20


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) passable (high) 11 23 3/20 6/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) passable (high) 20 23 5/20 6/20
Average defense solid (high) excellent (very high) 27 32 7/20 8/20
Average attack passable (low) solid (very low) 22 25 6/20 7/20
Total average passable (high) solid (high) 23 27 6/20 7/20


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