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Demolidor 1 - 0 ITO

Dark skies made the crowd of 62826 at Demolidor Arena a little nervous, but the rain held off. Freddie Kroese was the appointed referee. People from all over São Paulo had joined up for the rivalry game. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Demolidor decided to go with a 5-4-1 formation. They fielded: García - Teixeira, Niesten, Pinho Filho, Carrilho, Gortalov - Aurbach, Pimentel, Škerijanc, Goret - Lægdene.

Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! ITO will go to battle in a 5-4-1 formation. The following players had been selected: Ried - Hulsmans, Viegas, Durães, Paes Dias, Santos Lima - Palmito, Devoldere, Willard, Pisano - Schiner.

Demolidor were mostly trying to use their supernatural skill at attacking on the flanks. ITO's game plan was to sit back and absorb the pressure, then use their supernatural ability to break on the counter whenever possible. Good work by ITO's defensive line after 21 minutes produced a good counter-attack chance, one of which cut elegantly down the middle of the field and found A. Viegas alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide. Some great play up the middle by Demolidor led to a chance for B. Niesten to get the go-ahead goal with 27 minutes played, but the shot hit the crossbar. 0 - 0 was the halftime score. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Demolidor had 67...67 percent possession. AH AH AH!

Demolidor took the lead 51 minutes in, as B. Niesten broke through on the left and put his shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper, bringing the score to 1 - 0. Z. Škerijanc could have put Demolidor up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 61 minutes. With the clock showing 70 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of ITO resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by S. Durães in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. The referee showed Demolidor's E. Carrilho the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Demolidor's R. Lægdene wanted to play on, but after 75 minutes the decision was made to give J. Włoszczyński a chance in his place. A counter-attack by ITO after 76 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but A. Pisano, coming in on the left, waited too long to shoot. With 79 minutes played, Demolidor's Z. Škerijanc received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. O. Chagas did some final stretches before entering the game as ITO's trainer helped S. Santos Lima off the field after an injury. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Demolidor would have 70 percent possession in this half was spot on!

G. García performed admirably for Demolidor. Speaking of stinking up the place, A. Gortalov sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. ITO's top performer was clearly C. Palmito. I can't remember S. Durães ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 1 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield formidable (low) weak (very high) 34 16 9/20 4/20
Right defense mythical (low) titanic (very high) 66 60 17/20 15/20
Central defense supernatural (high) supernatural (high) 55 55 14/20 14/20
Left defense supernatural (very low) mythical (very low) 53 65 14/20 17/20
Right attack poor (very low) magical (very high) 9 72 3/20 18/20
Central attack weak (very high) poor (very low) 16 9 4/20 3/20
Left attack titanic (very high) inadequate (very high) 60 20 15/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense brilliant (very low) outstanding (very low) 41 37 11/20 10/20
Attack excellent (low) passable (low) 30 22 8/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Counter-attacks
Tactic skill supernatural supernatural 14 14 14/20 14/20


1 - 0  B. Niesten 51'
1 card accumulated E. Carrilho 73'
1 card accumulated Z. Škerijanc 79'
Got injured S. Santos Lima 80'
Substitution Out  R. Lægdene
In  J. Włoszczyński
Substitution Out S. Santos Lima
In O. Chagas



Chance distribution

Home Away
8 4

2 Left attack 1
4 Central attack 3
0 Right attack 0
2 Other 0
0 Special events 0
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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 brilliant (very low) outstanding (very low) 41 37 11/20 10/20
Attack excellent (low) passable (low) 30 22 8/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Counter-attacks
Tactic skill supernatural supernatural 14 14 14/20 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience formidable (very low) passable (high) 33 23 9/20 6/20
Average midfield formidable (low) weak (very high) 34 16 9/20 4/20
Average defense titanic (low) titanic (very high) 58 60 15/20 15/20
Average attack solid (very high) formidable (low) 28 34 7/20 9/20
Total average outstanding (very high) outstanding (very low) 40 37 10/20 10/20


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