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15993 fans braved the pouring rain at old trafford. Marian Ghica was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Juri Moeskops and Almar Hukom. mankunianci decided to use a 5-4-1 set up. The following players had been selected: Narancio - Hatavets, Glam, van Ostaaijen, Marassi, Hazha - Nalić, Mora, Schmidt, Nicolo' - Lühdorff.

LIVERPOOL tactics involved an interesting 3-4-3 combination. They fielded: Scalmana - Santner, Fredriksson, Courtois - Forssjö, Skorodumov, van der Kuijlen, Gallaga - Boberski, Bari, Flessas.

It was an obvious ambition of LIVERPOOL to play a wide game, attacking down the wings rather than through the center. LIVERPOOL's V. Skorodumov managed to lose the defenders as he burst through the right side and scored, putting the visitors ahead, 0 - 1. A. Nicolo' really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great flick by T. Glam after a corner. The ball was in the back of the home team's net yet again after 32 minutes, but this time the referee called the goal back because F. Boberski had knocked a member of the opposing team to the ground while the play occurred down the middle of the field. With the clock showing 33 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of mankunianci resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by A. Nicolo' in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. Attacking on the wings was the theme of the day for LIVERPOOL, and they were successfully passing the ball outside from the middle. The game had been going for 39 minutes when J. Bari broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 2 for LIVERPOOL, much to the home crowd's dismay. 0 - 2 was the score after the first half. LIVERPOOL set the tempo, maintaining 54 percent of possession.

The bench was restless, and with 49 minutes gone mankunianci's coach gave E. Portela the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. A. Nicolo' reluctantly left the field. V. Skorodumov increased LIVERPOOL's lead to 0 - 3 with a superb free kick that flew in just under the crossbar at the far post. After this, you could see that LIVERPOOL's players were mostly interested in killing time and holding on to their lead. Although the whole team were struggling to impress, mankunianci's S. Mora was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the field after 54 minutes. J. van der Luyt was given a chance to change things around. After 63 minutes, mankunianci substituted H. Lühdorff for A. Kirmanen, hoping for a quick impact on the field. A penalty kick was awarded to mankunianci after 65 minutes, and J. Schmidt expertly put it away. 1 - 3. When I. Narancio was badly injured by a couple of rough challenges after 66 minutes, mankunianci fans were unhappy to discover that it was not possible to make a substitution. E. van Ostaaijen bravely took on the responsibilities of the departed keeper. LIVERPOOL's C. Courtois received a ball slotted perfectly through the home side's central defense after 77 minutes, and chipped it past the helpless keeper to increase the lead to 1 - 4. The away fans won't regret traveling for this one! After 84 minutes mankunianci's A. Kirmanen contracted a slight foot injury, but said he could still finish the game. LIVERPOOL had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to go down the wing instead. After 86 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defense allowed V. Skorodumov to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 1 - 5. One, two, three goals! That completed a hattrick for V. Skorodumov. AH! AH! AH! After 88 minutes, LIVERPOOL's M. Forssjö burst through the central defense and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 1 - 6. The home crowd was not impressed when N. Flessas came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 89 minutes. LIVERPOOL were now up 1 - 7. Possession in this half belonged to LIVERPOOL, who had the ball 59 percent of the time.

mankunianci's top performer was clearly P. Hazha. E. van Ostaaijen turned in a dismal performance, however. The most dominating LIVERPOOL player was without a doubt J. Bari. On the other hand, C. Courtois's play was disheartening. The match ends 1 - 7.

Rating details

Midfield poor (very high) weak (very low) 12 13 3/20 4/20
Right defense solid (very low) passable (very high) 25 24 7/20 6/20
Central defense excellent (very low) formidable (very low) 29 33 8/20 9/20
Left defense solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Right attack poor (high) excellent (low) 11 30 3/20 8/20
Central attack wretched (very low) passable (high) 5 23 2/20 6/20
Left attack poor (very low) solid (very high) 9 28 3/20 7/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (very high) passable (low) 16 22 4/20 6/20
Attack weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) formidable (no tactic) 9 9/20
 

Highlights

0 - 1  V. Skorodumov 2'
0 - 2  J. Bari 39'
0 - 3  V. Skorodumov 53'
1 - 3  J. Schmidt 65'
1 - 4  C. Courtois 77'
1 - 5  V. Skorodumov 86'
1 - 6  M. Forssjö 88'
1 - 7  N. Flessas 89'
Got injured I. Narancio 66'
Got bruised A. Kirmanen 84'
Substitution Out  A. Nicolo'
In  E. Portela
49'
Substitution Out  S. Mora
In  J. van der Luyt
54'
Substitution Out  H. Lühdorff
In  A. Kirmanen
63'
Substitution Out I. Narancio
In E. van Ostaaijen
66'

Possession

46%
54%
41%
59%
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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 weak (very high) passable (low) 16 22 4/20 6/20
Attack weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) formidable (no tactic) 9 9/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very high) weak (low) 8 14 2/20 4/20
Average midfield poor (very high) weak (very low) 12 13 3/20 4/20
Average defense solid (low) solid (high) 26 27 7/20 7/20
Average attack wretched (very high) solid (high) 8 27 2/20 7/20
Total average weak (high) passable (low) 15 22 4/20 6/20

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