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Clear skies welcomed the 37596 spectators who had made their way to Grecia Stadium. Pierpaolo Omicini was the appointed referee. Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Alajuela rivalry match and were doing their best to outshout their opponents. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Grecia f.c decided to go with a 3-5-2 formation. Starters: van Geffen - van den Broek, Moreira, Danielsson - Arellano, Wieringa, De Marco, Körber, Simonski - Grifitths, Cordero.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and dynamo formed up in a 3-5-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. The following players took the field: Serrano Rubiera - Zimmermann, Brown, Ipiña - Valderrama, Pehuenche, Petta, Davidovits, Corazao - Shekun, Alfaro.

dynamo took a creative approach on the field. Making his way up the middle after 5 minutes, M. Körber almost managed to sneak a goal past the visitors' keeper, but C. Serrano Rubiera was ready and blocked it to keep the score level. Grecia f.c's coach was furious with Y. Wieringa after he picked up a yellow for saying one too many words to the ref. Grecia f.c broke through on the left after 27 minutes, with V. Grifitths firing at an impossible angle to give the home side a 1 - 0 lead. 28 minutes had passed when Grecia f.c put themselves up 2 - 0 after the visiting defenders lost the ball to Y. Wieringa, who came up from the left and proceeded to easily go around the goalkeeper and knock the ball home. After 35 minutes, S. Cordero put Grecia f.c ahead 3 - 0 when he rose to head in a hooked ball, the result of an effort from the right side. Grecia f.c's players now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. 36 minutes into the match, the Speedy Gonzalez-like M. Alfaro easily outran R. Moreira to knock in the 3 - 1 goal. The teams went for the halftime break at 3 - 1. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Grecia f.c would have 58 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Maybe A. Arellano should join the aquatics team instead. He went down dramatically after 51 minutes, crying out with agony as he fell. The referee was not impressed, though, and showed him a yellow for diving. M. Pehuenche really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great flick by P. Ipiña after a corner. Grecia f.c's Y. Wieringa was delighted to score as he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing keeper and into the net, following some good attacking movement on the right wing. 4 - 1 after 74 minutes. D. Simonski gave Grecia f.c supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 5 - 1 after 77 minutes, following a good exchange of passes on the right that the away team failed to deal with. Y. Wieringa increased Grecia f.c's lead to 6 - 1, connecting with a hooked ball from the right. The away fans are claiming handball, to no avail. He'd already scored two, and with the third, Y. Wieringa had a hattrick! The forty-five minutes were dominated by Grecia f.c, with an impressive 65 percent possession of the ball.

The most outstanding Grecia f.c player was without a doubt S. Cordero. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because R. Moreira seemed to stumble all over the pitch. G. Brown performed admirably for dynamo. I can't remember M. Alfaro ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 6 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) weak (high) 20 15 5/20 4/20
Right defense excellent (high) passable (very high) 31 24 8/20 6/20
Central defense excellent (high) excellent (low) 31 30 8/20 8/20
Left defense formidable (low) passable (low) 34 22 9/20 6/20
Right attack excellent (very low) inadequate (very high) 29 20 8/20 5/20
Central attack excellent (high) inadequate (high) 31 19 8/20 5/20
Left attack excellent (very low) inadequate (very high) 29 20 8/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (high) passable (very low) 23 21 6/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (low) 18 18 5/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Play creatively
Tactic skill (no tactic) - (no tactic) -


1 - 0  V. Grifitths 27'
2 - 0  Y. Wieringa 28'
3 - 0  S. Cordero 35'
3 - 1  M. Alfaro 36'
4 - 1  Y. Wieringa 74'
5 - 1  D. Simonski 77'
6 - 1  Y. Wieringa 83'
1 card accumulated Y. Wieringa 8'
1 card accumulated A. Arellano 51'



Chance distribution

Home Away
9 2

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense passable (high) passable (very low) 23 21 6/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (low) 18 18 5/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Play creatively
Tactic skill (no tactic) - (no tactic) -

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very low) weak (high) 13 15 4/20 4/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) weak (high) 20 15 5/20 4/20
Average defense excellent (very high) solid (very low) 32 25 8/20 7/20
Average attack excellent (low) inadequate (very high) 30 20 8/20 5/20
Total average solid (high) inadequate (very high) 27 20 7/20 5/20


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