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Overcast weather free of rain made for a turnout of 38058 at Ayr-Arena today. Toma Trut was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Torsten Ates and Malik Šašić. Ayr-united decided to use a 3-5-2 set up. The following players had been selected: Pioterek - Ferreiros, Tomažinčič, Ramírez - Obertrave, Lundstad, Akselsen, Rabot, Moscardino - Zobel, Wiedensohler.

A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Þórshamar. Starters: Leponen - Mateescu, Robertsson, Balestrieri - Carocci, Friðgeirsson, Ingibergsson, Harrýsson, Guardião - Neaga, Vajda.

It was obvious that Ayr-united were using their pressing skill as their primary tactic. Þórshamar concentrated their attacks in the middle of the field, rather than on the wings. At this time in the match, Ayr-united were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game. The bleachers were silenced after 15 minutes when Þórshamar's C. Neaga put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right. After 36 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for C. Neaga who increased Þórshamar's lead to 0 - 2. Ayr-united's R. Akselsen got the home crowd going bananas when he finished off a left wing bull rush, reducing the away team's lead to 1 - 2. Halftime score was 1 - 2. Ayr-united set the tempo, maintaining 51 percent of possession.

Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Ayr-united's N. Zobel was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the field after 55 minutes. B. Slipchinsky was given a chance to change things around. The referee showed Ayr-united's R. Rabot the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Þórshamar won the midfield battle for the half, with 51 percent possession of the ball.

Most important Ayr-united player was F. Lundstad. However, B. Slipchinsky made a disastrous appearance. Þórshamar's best player was L. Vajda. On the other hand, J. Leponen's play was disheartening. The match ends 1 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (very high) excellent (very low) 32 29 8/20 8/20
Right defense solid (high) passable (very high) 27 24 7/20 6/20
Central defense magnificent (high) supernatural (low) 47 54 12/20 14/20
Left defense excellent (very low) solid (very low) 29 25 8/20 7/20
Right attack passable (low) formidable (very low) 22 33 6/20 9/20
Central attack inadequate (very high) brilliant (high) 20 43 5/20 11/20
Left attack passable (very low) outstanding (very low) 21 37 6/20 10/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (low) excellent (low) 22 30 6/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (high) solid (very low) 19 25 5/20 7/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Attack in the middle
Tactic skill solid magical 7 18 7/20 18/20
 

Highlights

0 - 1  C. Neaga 15'
0 - 2  C. Neaga 36'
1 - 2  R. Akselsen 37'
1 card accumulated R. Rabot 57'
Substitution Out  N. Zobel
In  B. Slipchinsky
55'

Possession

51%
49%
49%
51%
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense passable (low) excellent (low) 22 30 6/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (high) solid (very low) 19 25 5/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Attack in the middle
Tactic skill solid magical 7 18 7/20 18/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very high) inadequate (very high) 20 20 5/20 5/20
Average midfield excellent (very high) excellent (very low) 32 29 8/20 8/20
Average defense formidable (low) formidable (low) 34 34 9/20 9/20
Average attack passable (very low) outstanding (low) 21 38 6/20 10/20
Total average excellent (very low) formidable (low) 29 34 8/20 9/20

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