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Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Ray Watt Arena saw a crowd turnout of 76495. René Swagemakers was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Artur Gontek and Anđelko Pocrnja. Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this New South Wales derby and were doing their best to outshout their opponents. United decided to use a 3-5-2 set up. Starters: Totev - Clements, Vaissière, Titan - Diggelmann, Dowse, Duval, Sweet, Feeney - Espinoza, Orfei.

A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for TheLacyUnderalls. They fielded: Ukas - Dahlström, Anjos Silva, Felser, Snoeys - Biročák, Saat, Solís, Rupérez - Suikka, Ene.

It was an obvious ambition of United to use their ability at attacking on the flanks. TheLacyUnderalls were relying on their ability to counter-attack. United broke through on the left 9 minutes into the game, with M. Sweet firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead. G. Titan increased United's lead to 2 - 0 with a penalty spot cannonball. P. Diggelmann could have increased the lead after 43 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park. With the clock showing 44 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of TheLacyUnderalls resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by M. Saat in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. D. Ene had a couple of good opportunities to reply after getting through the middle of the opposition defence, but the home team's keeper V. Totev was simply unbeatable. The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0. Possession in this half belonged to United, who controlled the ball 61 percent of the time.

With 58 minutes played, D. Orfei could have brought this one home for United as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high. Attacking on the wings was the choice for United, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack. United's M. Espinoza had an excellent opportunity after 60 minutes, shooting after receiving a pass from the right hand side, but he missed the goal by miles! After 66 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and M. Espinoza gave the United supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 0. A great save by keeper R. Ukas after 77 minutes kept the visitors in the game after M. Espinoza struck from the left with a real cannonball. After 78 minutes, the defensive line of TheLacyUnderalls created a counterattack through the middle that gave M. Saat a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by United, with 60 percent of the ball.

Most important United player was M. Espinoza. On the other hand, F. Duval's play was disheartening. The most dominating TheLacyUnderalls player was without a doubt P. Suikka. M. Dahlström turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 3 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield brilliant (low) solid (low) 42 26 11/20 7/20
Right defence supernatural (very low) titanic (very low) 53 57 14/20 15/20
Central defence brilliant (low) magnificent (high) 42 47 11/20 12/20
Left defence world class (very high) supernatural (very high) 52 56 13/20 14/20
Right attack world class (low) titanic (very low) 50 57 13/20 15/20
Central attack formidable (high) formidable (low) 35 34 9/20 9/20
Left attack magnificent (very high) outstanding (very high) 48 40 12/20 10/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence excellent (very high) excellent (low) 32 30 8/20 8/20
Attack solid (low) passable (very low) 26 21 7/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Counter-attacks
Tactic skill divine supernatural 20 14 20/20 14/20


1 - 0  M. Sweet 9'
2 - 0  G. Titan 31'
3 - 0  M. Espinoza 66'


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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

Defence excellent (very high) excellent (low) 32 30 8/20 8/20
Attack solid (low) passable (very low) 26 21 7/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Counter-attacks
Tactic skill divine supernatural 20 14 20/20 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (low) passable (high) 26 23 7/20 6/20
Average midfield brilliant (low) solid (low) 42 26 11/20 7/20
Average defence world class (very low) supernatural (very low) 49 53 13/20 14/20
Average attack brilliant (very high) brilliant (very high) 44 44 11/20 11/20
Total average magnificent (very low) brilliant (very low) 45 41 12/20 11/20


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