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41009 fans braved the pouring rain at Raymond "La Science". Aiman Al-Waily was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Andrej Tabar and Xosé Arxóns. Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! United will go to battle in a 2-5-3 formation. The following players had been selected: Point - Niane, Weytens - Billen, Van Yper, Manzoni, Ortaarış, Schalley - Yıldız, Van Laere, Zeltkalis.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Seefhoek prefers a 5-3-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. They fielded: Van Buynder - Fourneau, Bricmont, Winters, Bronchart, De Wispelaere - Votquenne, Simon, Wymeersch - Ucur, Galloy.

A magical level of counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Seefhoek. His teammates looked on in disbelief as Ç. Ortaarış thoughtlessly misplayed the ball, setting up Seefhoek's S. Galloy for an easy goal. 0 - 1. A series of fine plays up the middle should have led to a goal for United, but D. Yıldız's shot went over the bar. Seefhoek mounted an inspired counter-attack down the right wing after 12 minutes, but H. Ucur was unable to convert from short range. 23 minutes into the game, J. Point had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came J. Lobatón. United put pressure on the visitors' central defense with 31 minutes played, but Ç. Ortaarış couldn't find an opening. D. Yıldız made a superb effort after 31 minutes after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors' defenders got a foot in at the last second to preserve the away lead. A. Zeltkalis charged down the left and had a wonderful opportunity to score the equalizer for United, but the shot went well wide of the goal. H. Ucur was in the clear after breaking through the offside trap following a Seefhoek counter-attack from the left with 33 minutes played. His neat finish made the score 0 - 2. After 36 minutes, following yet another great corner, S. Votquenne knocked the ball to G. Fourneau but it was just too high and the shot came off his shin. United's N. Niane managed a superb strike from the left after 37 minutes that would have left goalkeeper R. Van Buynder without a chance, had it not hit the post. Seefhoek's defense sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counter-attack with 38 minutes gone, but S. Galloy's finish was met by the firm hands of the keeper. Halftime score was 0 - 2. United set the tempo, maintaining 71 percent of possession.

United had a brilliant opportunity to reply as T. Van Laere received a high ball from the right and hit it on the bounce. R. Van Buynder's reflexes induced groans from the home crowd, though. After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, Seefhoek's S. Galloy got himself booked. Only after several tries were United able to break through on the left 70 minutes in, getting the ball to K. Van Yper who cockily put away the goal to make the score 1 - 2. Content with how the game was proceeding, the Seefhoek coach let D. Vandersmissen come on for C. Winters after 75 minutes. Ahead in the game after 76 minutes, Seefhoek made some tactical adjustments. S. Votquenne and D. Vandersmissen swapped positions. After 80 minutes Seefhoek tried to use their counter-attacking skills. Unfortunately, S. Galloy's shot sailed wide after his break down the right. D. Vandersmissen of Seefhoek received a yellow card after 81 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. United's O. Manzoni put his head to a high ball coming in from the right after 86 minutes, but the ball went wide. With 87 minutes played, United's F. Weytens received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. United's K. Van Yper almost tied things up after 87 minutes when he broke through on the right, but his shot deflected off the post. With 88 minutes played, H. Ucur knocked one home from a counter-attack down the right wing, making the score 1 - 3. United were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 71 percent of possession.

United's top performer was clearly A. Zeltkalis. Speaking of stinking up the place, J. Lobatón sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. S. Galloy performed admirably for Seefhoek. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by D. Vandersmissen today. The match ends 1 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield world class (low) passable (very low) 50 21 13/20 6/20
Right defense inadequate (high) magnificent (very low) 19 45 5/20 12/20
Central defense formidable (very high) world class (very high) 36 52 9/20 13/20
Left defense inadequate (low) brilliant (very high) 18 44 5/20 11/20
Right attack formidable (high) inadequate (low) 35 18 9/20 5/20
Central attack magnificent (low) outstanding (very high) 46 40 12/20 10/20
Left attack formidable (high) formidable (very high) 35 36 9/20 9/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (very high) outstanding (very low) 20 37 5/20 10/20
Attack inadequate (very high) excellent (high) 20 31 5/20 8/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magical (no tactic) 18 18/20


0 - 1  S. Galloy 7'
0 - 2  H. Ucur 33'
1 - 2  K. Van Yper 70'
1 - 3  H. Ucur 88'
1 card accumulated S. Galloy 57'
1 card accumulated D. Vandersmissen 81'
1 card accumulated F. Weytens 87'
Got injured J. Point 23'
Substitution Out J. Point
In J. Lobatón
Substitution Out  C. Winters
In  D. Vandersmissen
Position swap Out  D. Vandersmissen
In  S. Votquenne



Chance distribution

Home Away
10 7

3 Left attack 1
3 Central attack 1
4 Right attack 3
0 Other 0
0 Special events 2
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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 inadequate (very high) outstanding (very low) 20 37 5/20 10/20
Attack inadequate (very high) excellent (high) 20 31 5/20 8/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magical (no tactic) 18 18/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (very high) inadequate (very high) 28 20 7/20 5/20
Average midfield world class (low) passable (very low) 50 21 13/20 6/20
Average defense passable (very high) magnificent (high) 24 47 6/20 12/20
Average attack outstanding (high) excellent (high) 39 31 10/20 8/20
Total average outstanding (low) formidable (very low) 38 33 10/20 9/20


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