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Devil 8 - 0 Melaka

53044 spectators had come to Devil Theater this cloudy day. Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! Devil will go to battle in a 4-5-1 formation. The following players took the field: Dembek - Kipling, Lüftenegger, Justo, Prühn - Baiocchi, Pandey, Sze Shun, Dubey, Zellweger - Legrand.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Melaka formed up in a 4-4-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. The following players had been selected: bin Tahar - Che-Wei, bin Mustaffa, bin Musa, Nhat - bin Johar, Seng-Hee, Alias, Dhameja - Kong-Phay, bin Ismail.

Devil went for a narrow approach, using their titanic ability to focus their attacks down the middle. G. Legrand's name was chanted throughout the stadium after his goal in minute 4 following a run up the middle gave Devil the 1 - 0 lead. Devil had a good opportunity to attack on the wing, but remembered their instructions to go for middle instead. Devil solidified their lead at the 14 minute mark, as A. Dubey snaked the ball through the central line of defense and finished for 2 - 0. S. Baiocchi gave Devil supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 0 after 15 minutes, following a good exchange of passes on the right that the away team failed to deal with. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Devil lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. Cheers filled the stadium as G. Legrand broke through the visitors' central defense to put away the 4 - 0 goal for Devil. A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased Devil's lead to 5 - 0 as S. Baiocchi finished it off clinically, firing the shot from a terrible angle. It was 5 - 0 at the break. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Devil had 75...75 percent possession. AH AH AH!

Devil players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead. A. bin Ismail tried using a burst of speed to get past his defender after 52 minutes, but it takes more than that to get past speedy S. Lüftenegger. Things were going from bad to worse for the visitors. G. Legrand was able to squirm through the central defense after 57 minutes and score, bringing the lead to 6 - 0. That was his third goal of the match - a hattrick for G. Legrand! That's the name of the game! A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Devil's V. Pandey bringing the lead up to 7 - 0. Devil added another goal to their lead as G. Legrand struck home for 8 - 0 after an attack from the left set him up unmarked in front of the keeper. Devil were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 69 percent of possession.

A. Justo performed admirably for Devil. Good thing A. Dubey isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. Most important Melaka player was S. Seng-Hee. Speaking of stinking up the place, A. Dhameja sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. The match ends 8 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (high) wretched (low) 19 6 5/20 2/20
Right defense excellent (very high) poor (very low) 32 9 8/20 3/20
Central defense world class (very low) poor (very high) 49 12 13/20 3/20
Left defense formidable (high) poor (high) 35 11 9/20 3/20
Right attack inadequate (high) wretched (high) 19 7 5/20 2/20
Central attack weak (very low) wretched (low) 13 6 4/20 2/20
Left attack inadequate (high) wretched (very low) 19 5 5/20 2/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (very low) poor (low) 21 10 6/20 3/20
Attack weak (low) poor (low) 14 10 4/20 3/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20


1 - 0  G. Legrand 4'
2 - 0  A. Dubey 14'
3 - 0  S. Baiocchi 15'
4 - 0  G. Legrand 24'
5 - 0  S. Baiocchi 27'
6 - 0  G. Legrand 57'
7 - 0  V. Pandey 71'
8 - 0  G. Legrand 74'



Chance distribution

Home Away
9 1

2 Left attack 0
6 Central attack 0
1 Right attack 0
0 Other 0
0 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) poor (low) 21 10 6/20 3/20
Attack weak (low) poor (low) 14 10 4/20 3/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Normal
Tactic skill titanic (no tactic) 15 (no tactic) 15/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) passable (high) 17 23 5/20 6/20
Average midfield inadequate (high) wretched (low) 19 6 5/20 2/20
Average defense outstanding (low) poor (low) 38 10 10/20 3/20
Average attack inadequate (very low) wretched (low) 17 6 5/20 2/20
Total average solid (very low) wretched (high) 25 7 7/20 2/20


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