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Cairo 5 - 0 Chorzów

Weather conditions were fairly good for soccer, and Pyramid Road saw a turnout of 52747. Stefano Rigamonti was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Ronald Surakka and Landuin Hofmann-Schäfer. Cairo decided to use a 3-5-2 set up. The following players took the field: Jezuit - Moura, Bartolí, Vlassenbroeck - Sjölund, Glendenning, Jachimczuk, Calderón, Carrião - Tolu, Kaliszuk.

A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Chorzów. The following players had been selected: Geoghegan - Merino, Mohell, Biscoito - Murray, Istrati, Di Stefano, Kilbane - Brolišs, Wardle, Correia.

Cairo broke through on the left after 19 minutes, with A. Tolu firing at an impossible angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead. The clock read 28 minutes and things were deteriorating for the away team as Cairo scored another to make it 2 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for D. Kaliszuk. Cairo managed to extend their lead to 3 - 0 when D. Kaliszuk slid in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper. After 38 minutes, Cairo's D. Glendenning successfully broke up a pass with his face. Instinctively, he got up again only to unintentionally use his now-throbbing schnozz to break up a second pass. As he was carted off for a concussion check, O. Tolvanen ran onto the field to take his place. Cairo solidified their lead at the 41 minute mark, as J. Carrião snaked the ball through the central line of defense and finished for 4 - 0. After this, you could see that Cairo's players were mostly interested in killing time and holding on to their lead. L. Biscoito of Chorzów received a yellow card after 43 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. 4 - 0 was the score after the first half. Cairo were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 69 percent of possession.

The bench was restless, and with 46 minutes gone Chorzów's coach gave J. de Diego the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. B. Merino reluctantly left the field. With 50 minutes played, the Chorzów coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. P. Rothacher came on and N. Wardle had to leave the fray. After 55 minutes, Chorzów substituted R. Kilbane for S. Barry, hoping for a quick impact on the field. G. Geoghegan was caught napping as L. Vlassenbroeck lifted a ball over him following a free kick, but the ball hit the bar, rebounding into the keeper's arms. Cairo put themselves up 5 - 0 when S. Sjölund broke through on the right, leaving the entire defensive delegation behind him. Cairo's À. Bartolí had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 69 minutes gone. J. Johansson was the replacement. Cairo's J. Carrião got himself booked for a foul. A. Tolu had put in a good 77 minutes and left the field with a smile on his face due to his team's lead. A. Mínguez Ochoa was the replacement. The statistics showed Cairo in control of the ball, with 64 percent possession.

D. Kaliszuk performed admirably for Cairo. On the other hand, J. Johansson's play was disheartening. Chorzów's top performer was clearly P. Brolišs. S. Barry turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 5 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (high) weak (low) 31 14 8/20 4/20
Right defense supernatural (low) brilliant (low) 54 42 14/20 11/20
Central defense world class (very high) outstanding (very high) 52 40 13/20 10/20
Left defense titanic (very low) outstanding (high) 57 39 15/20 10/20
Right attack excellent (very high) brilliant (low) 32 42 8/20 11/20
Central attack excellent (very low) world class (very low) 29 49 8/20 13/20
Left attack solid (low) brilliant (low) 26 42 7/20 11/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (very high) excellent (very low) 28 29 7/20 8/20
Attack passable (very high) solid (very low) 24 25 6/20 7/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)
 

Highlights

1 - 0  A. Tolu 19'
2 - 0  D. Kaliszuk 28'
3 - 0  D. Kaliszuk 36'
4 - 0  J. Carrião 41'
5 - 0  S. Sjölund 67'
1 card accumulated L. Biscoito 43'
1 card accumulated J. Carrião 74'
Got injured D. Glendenning 38'
Got injured À. Bartolí 69'
Substitution Out D. Glendenning
In O. Tolvanen
38'
Substitution Out  B. Merino
In  J. de Diego
46'
Substitution Out  N. Wardle
In  P. Rothacher
Normal To  Defensive
50'
Substitution Out  R. Kilbane
In  S. Barry
55'
Substitution Out À. Bartolí
In J. Johansson
69'
Substitution Out  A. Tolu
In  A. Mínguez Ochoa
77'

Possession

69%
31%
64%
36%
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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 solid (very high) excellent (very low) 28 29 7/20 8/20
Attack passable (very high) solid (very low) 24 25 6/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very high) inadequate (low) 16 18 4/20 5/20
Average midfield excellent (high) weak (low) 31 14 8/20 4/20
Average defense supernatural (low) outstanding (very high) 54 40 14/20 10/20
Average attack excellent (very low) brilliant (very high) 29 44 8/20 11/20
Total average outstanding (low) formidable (very low) 38 33 10/20 9/20

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