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The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 36368 had shown up at Chérie-Paris Las Vegas for the match. Davorin Solic was the appointed referee. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Europe formed up in a 5-2-3 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. The following players took the field: van Driezum - de Geer, van der Borgt, van der Weert, van Kolck, Vermeeren - Bakhuis, Zeldenrust - Berends, Copejans, van Campenhout.

Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! Pannekoeken will go to battle in a 3-5-2 formation. Lineup: Lipperts - Yzer, Hafkamp, Geerling - Rousselot, Zielhuis, Stanovnik, Öreg, Neidel - de Kieviet, Thöny.

Europe's game plan was to sit back and absorb the pressure, then break on the counter whenever possible. It was an obvious ambition of Pannekoeken to play a wide game, attacking down the wings rather than through the center. T. Thöny's fine footwork caused nothing but headaches for M. Vermeeren. The keeper wasn't fooled however, and confidently scooped up the ball. After 26 minutes cheers broke out as D. van Campenhout found his way through the guests' central defensive line, rattling the 1 - 0 goal in off the woodwork for Europe. Pannekoeken's right side looked dangerous 30 minutes in, but M. van Driezum made a good save on T. Thöny's hard shot towards the top corner. W. Yzer tied the game at 1 - 1 after 32 minutes, when he converted an incredible pass from the right. With 39 minutes of the match played, a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but T. Thöny, after dashing down on goal from the left and finding himself with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide. Europe almost scored after a swift counter-attack 40 minutes into the game, but D. van Campenhout put the shot from the left flank just outside the frame. The referee showed Pannekoeken's G. Rousselot the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. 1 - 1 was the halftime score. The statistics geek breathlessly ran into the press box to show Pannekoeken in control of the ball, with 65 percent possession. Thanks, Poindexter.

L. Stanovnik let loose a good shot after 57 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide. With 58 minutes gone, B. Berends suddenly found himself completely free on the right wing when a counter-attack by Europe caught their opponents by surprise. Only a great save by the opposing keeper prevented him from scoring. C. van der Weert behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 60 minutes as he gave the ball away to T. Thöny. Lucky for him though, there was no goal. J. de Kieviet came close to putting the visiting team one up 63 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but M. van Driezum managed to tip the ball over. Europe's F. de Geer was shown a yellow card after 65 minutes for slicing down an opponent. Europe mounted an inspired counter-attack down the right wing after 68 minutes, but B. Berends was unable to convert from short range. As the 70 minute mark approached, the Pannekoeken manager decided it was time for a substitution. G. Rousselot reluctantly made way for F. Ibarra. D. Lipperts became the new Pannekoeken captain. Oh dear - the keeper's made a mess of that one. The crowd was very disappointed after he let L. Stanovnik get the go-ahead goal with a speculative shot from the right after 74 minutes. 1 - 2. L. Bakhuis of Europe received a yellow card after 80 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. The home fans looked somber as they watched their team give up another goal, this one coming from their right as P. Öreg put one through the keeper's legs. 1 - 3 after 81 minutes. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Pannekoeken, with an impressive 66 percent possession of the ball.

The most outstanding Europe player was without a doubt B. Berends. I can't remember D. van Campenhout ever having a worse night than he just had. The local beauty queen presented Pannekoeken's J. de Kieviet with a prize turducken for being named Man of the Match. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by P. Öreg today. The match ends 1 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) solid (high) 15 27 4/20 7/20
Right defense brilliant (low) magnificent (very low) 42 45 11/20 12/20
Central defense world class (very low) outstanding (low) 49 38 13/20 10/20
Left defense brilliant (very high) magnificent (very high) 44 48 11/20 12/20
Right attack weak (high) world class (low) 15 50 4/20 13/20
Central attack excellent (high) excellent (very high) 31 32 8/20 8/20
Left attack magnificent (low) supernatural (high) 46 55 12/20 14/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (very high) magnificent (very high) 28 48 7/20 12/20
Attack passable (very high) brilliant (high) 24 43 6/20 11/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Attack on wings
Tactic skill extra-terrestrial utopian 16 19 16/20 19/20


1 - 0  D. van Campenhout 26'
1 - 1  W. Yzer 32'
1 - 2  L. Stanovnik 74'
1 - 3  P. Öreg 81'
1 card accumulated G. Rousselot 41'
1 card accumulated F. de Geer 65'
1 card accumulated L. Bakhuis 80'
Substitution Out  G. Rousselot
In  F. Ibarra



Chance distribution

Home Away
5 10

2 Left attack 4
1 Central attack 1
2 Right attack 3
0 Other 0
0 Special events 2
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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) magnificent (very high) 28 48 7/20 12/20
Attack passable (very high) brilliant (high) 24 43 6/20 11/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Attack on wings
Tactic skill extra-terrestrial utopian 16 19 16/20 19/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (low) excellent (very low) 18 29 5/20 8/20
Average midfield weak (high) solid (high) 15 27 4/20 7/20
Average defense magnificent (very low) brilliant (high) 45 43 12/20 11/20
Average attack excellent (low) magnificent (very low) 30 45 8/20 12/20
Total average excellent (low) outstanding (low) 30 38 8/20 10/20


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