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63697 spectators arrived at The Scorpion Arena, where weather conditions were pretty good for soccer. Luciano Aalbers was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Adrian Krombacher and Hanß Schwerdtner. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Scorpions formed up in a 5-5-0 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Lineup: Tucan - Piedade, King, Lankester, Pyykölä, Faye - Loftus, Krzyżewski, Quinn, Peneira, Manço -.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Fogrigg prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players took the field: Franceschi - Knorr, Cigarra, Suárez - Lust, Deingruber, Martínez, das Xunqueiras, Hörner - Hazım, Tveit.

Like a mighty wizard in the hellish lair of the balrog, Scorpions is aiming to smother the Hephaestian flames of attack with brilliant skill. Trespass is forbidden! Alas, Balrog, you shall not pass! At this time in the match, Scorpions were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0. Fogrigg were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 59 percent of possession.

Scorpions pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a deadlock at times. The home crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief when T. Hazım was unable to give the visitors the go-ahead goal after his attack from the left in minute 57. The pressing tactics used by Scorpions were successful as the ball didn't make it out of the middle third very much. Scorpions's ability to press all over the field paid off frequently. After 81 minutes, Scorpions's R. Loftus 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, F. Vinge ran onto the field to take his place. The Scorpions captaincy was handed to M. Manço. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Fogrigg would have 59 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Scorpions's top performer was clearly A. Quinn. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because J. Piedade seemed to stumble all over the pitch. T. Hazım performed admirably for Fogrigg. Good thing T. Hörner isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 0 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (high) brilliant (high) 31 43 8/20 11/20
Right defense magical (low) outstanding (very high) 70 40 18/20 10/20
Central defense utopian (low) outstanding (very high) 74 40 19/20 10/20
Left defense magical (high) outstanding (very high) 71 40 18/20 10/20
Right attack solid (very low) magnificent (very high) 25 48 7/20 12/20
Central attack wretched (very low) outstanding (high) 5 39 2/20 10/20
Left attack passable (low) magnificent (very low) 22 45 6/20 12/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense outstanding (low) formidable (high) 38 35 10/20 9/20
Attack passable (high) passable (very high) 23 24 6/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20
 

Highlights

Got injured R. Loftus 81'
Substitution Out R. Loftus
In F. Vinge
81'

Possession

41%
59%
41%
59%

Chance distribution

Home Away
2 5

0 Left attack 2
2 Central attack 1
0 Right attack 2
0 Other 0
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense outstanding (low) formidable (high) 38 35 10/20 9/20
Attack passable (high) passable (very high) 23 24 6/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (low) excellent (very low) 22 29 6/20 8/20
Average midfield excellent (high) brilliant (high) 31 43 8/20 11/20
Average defense magical (very high) outstanding (very high) 72 40 18/20 10/20
Average attack inadequate (very low) brilliant (very high) 17 44 5/20 11/20
Total average outstanding (very high) brilliant (low) 40 42 10/20 11/20

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