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48000 spectators had come to The City Ground this cloudy day. Berthold Binder was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Martin Oskarsson and Lothar Nolting. Burlington started off with a 3-5-2 lineup. The following players took the field: Respaldiza - Andronache, Lund, Lucey - Meek, Farrar, Teacher, Herma, Wood - Beck, da Rocha.

Gooners had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation. Starters: Okker - Csánig, Ergenekon, Buck - Blanchfield, Collins, Irving, Tandy, Thomas - Luding, Mačok.

Burlington fans held their breath as R. Beck scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 1 - 0! Burlington's S. da Rocha was shown a yellow card after 8 minutes for slicing down an opponent. A great save by keeper M. Okker after 11 minutes kept the visitors in the game after J. Lucey struck from the left with a real cannonball. S. da Rocha's speed was clear to see after 12 minutes, as he darted down the wing and released R. Beck who placed the ball into the back of the net to make the score 2 - 0. The visitors' right side was dangerous today; Z. Csánig made the home team's keeper look foolish as he easily scored to reduce the lead to 2 - 1 13 minutes into the match. J. Lucey increased the lead for Burlington to 3 - 1, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it! A. Wood fired a shot from distance after 23 minutes, but the long shot couldn't find the net for Burlington. Gooners's L. Buck had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 28 minutes having been played. J. Laguna Millán was the replacement. It was 3 - 1 at the break. Burlington claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 69 percent.

R. Beck of Burlington seemed to be floating in the air as he elegantly headed in to make the score 4 - 1 after a corner kick that was nicely executed by E. Lund. This third goal completed a hattrick for R. Beck. I. Herma could have increased the lead after 57 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park. After 66 minutes, O. Farrar put Burlington ahead 5 - 1 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing. By now, the players in Burlington felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward. E. Lund's curling free kick almost found the goal for Burlington, but the visitors' keeper somehow managed to get ahold of it. R. Beck could have put Burlington up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 77 minutes. Burlington managed to extend their lead to 6 - 1 when A. Wood cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper. Possession in this half belonged to Burlington, who controlled the ball 71 percent of the time.

Most important Burlington player was T. Meek. S. da Rocha turned in a dismal performance, however. Gooners's top performer was clearly J. Blanchfield. M. Thomas was a disappointment, however. The match ends 6 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield brilliant (high) inadequate (high) 43 19 11/20 5/20
Right defence solid (very high) formidable (very high) 28 36 7/20 9/20
Central defence excellent (high) formidable (high) 31 35 8/20 9/20
Left defence excellent (very low) formidable (very high) 29 36 8/20 9/20
Right attack brilliant (very high) outstanding (high) 44 39 11/20 10/20
Central attack passable (very high) excellent (low) 24 30 6/20 8/20
Left attack outstanding (very high) excellent (very high) 40 32 10/20 8/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence excellent (low) solid (very high) 30 28 8/20 7/20
Attack solid (very low) passable (very low) 25 21 7/20 6/20
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Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)


1 - 0  R. Beck 4'
2 - 0  R. Beck 12'
2 - 1  Z. Csánig 13'
3 - 1  J. Lucey 19'
4 - 1  R. Beck 54'
5 - 1  O. Farrar 66'
6 - 1  A. Wood 79'
1 booking accumulated S. da Rocha 8'
Got injured L. Buck 28'
Substitution Out L. Buck
In J. Laguna Millán


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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defence excellent (low) solid (very high) 30 28 8/20 7/20
Attack solid (very low) passable (very low) 25 21 7/20 6/20


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Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (very low) passable (very low) 21 21 6/20 6/20
Average midfield brilliant (high) inadequate (high) 43 19 11/20 5/20
Average defence excellent (low) formidable (very high) 30 36 8/20 9/20
Average attack formidable (very high) formidable (low) 36 34 9/20 9/20
Total average formidable (very high) excellent (low) 36 30 10/20 8/20


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