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It had rained all day, but 51308 hardy fans still made it out to Stadium of Blue. Francesco Cattaneo was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Alcadio Martín and Eldert Tetteroo. Emsworth decided to use a 4-4-2 set up. They fielded: Zubarev - Altieri, Darvey, Applegarth, Aldini - Bresci, Huzzard, Chalmers, Powell - Payén, Haugan.

A 4-5-1 alignment was the formation of choice for Steaua. The following players had been selected: Kuusijoki - Osorio, Tournade, Ervello, Zarembski - Beniers, Straum, Alinari, Heitman, Ruiz - Boffi.

T. Haugan's name was chanted throughout the stadium after his goal in minute 24 following a run up the middle gave Emsworth the 1 - 0 lead. Emsworth solidified their lead at the 29 minute mark, as A. Darvey snaked the ball through the central line of defense and finished for 2 - 0. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Emsworth lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. Steaua's A. Beniers set up a perfect opportunity for G. Boffi, but the latter failed to score. R. Chalmers was not content with his team's lead, and tried to extend it 43 minutes into the game after a nice run through the middle, but his shot went wide. Halftime score was 2 - 0. Possession in this half belonged to Emsworth, who had the ball 57 percent of the time.

N. Aldini slipped and slid in the wet grass. His usual rapid runs were nowhere to be seen today. C. Ruiz of Steaua received a yellow card after 89 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. Steaua's J. Osorio was shown a yellow card after 89 minutes for slicing down an opponent. Emsworth won the midfield battle for the half, with 57 percent possession of the ball.

Emsworth's best player was E. Payén. On the other hand, N. Aldini's play was disheartening. Steaua's top performer was clearly Y. Heitman. G. Tournade was a disappointment, however. The match ends 2 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield outstanding (low) solid (very high) 38 28 10/20 7/20
Right defense brilliant (very high) brilliant (very high) 44 44 11/20 11/20
Central defense world class (very low) brilliant (high) 49 43 13/20 11/20
Left defense brilliant (high) brilliant (high) 43 43 11/20 11/20
Right attack excellent (high) inadequate (high) 31 19 8/20 5/20
Central attack formidable (low) weak (low) 34 14 9/20 4/20
Left attack weak (very low) brilliant (very low) 13 41 4/20 11/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (high) solid (very high) 27 28 7/20 7/20
Attack passable (high) solid (very low) 23 25 6/20 7/20
 
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Highlights

1 - 0  T. Haugan 24'
2 - 0  A. Darvey 29'
1 card accumulated C. Ruiz 89'
1 card accumulated J. Osorio 89'

Possession

57%
43%
57%
43%
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Indirect set pieces

Defense solid (high) solid (very high) 27 28 7/20 7/20
Attack passable (high) solid (very low) 23 25 6/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

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Average ratings

Total player experience solid (low) solid (very low) 26 25 7/20 7/20
Average midfield outstanding (low) solid (very high) 38 28 10/20 7/20
Average defense magnificent (very low) brilliant (high) 45 43 12/20 11/20
Average attack solid (low) solid (very low) 26 25 7/20 7/20
Total average formidable (very high) excellent (very high) 36 32 10/20 8/20

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