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The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 32296 had shown up at Sulacap Arena for the match. Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Rio de Janeiro rivalry match and were doing their best to outshout their opponents. Gentlemen prefer blondes and Sulacap prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players had been selected: dos Reis - Tuzzio, Vogelmann, Ognjenović - Vuorimies, Pera, Garrido, Pereira, Filakouris - Balassa, Pätsi.

After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, FLAusto decided to go with a 4-4-2 formation. Starters: Verkerken - Carnes, Scola, Abadie, Bandi - Reinamo, Alcantara, Kahriman, Joelsson - Enger, Christiansen.

Sulacap went for a narrow approach, using their divine ability to focus their attacks down the middle. Using their supernatural counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for FLAusto today. The referee showed FLAusto's H. Christiansen the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Sulacap's M. Balassa tried to break through the middle repeatedly, but the visitors' defenders were just too alert. The goal to make it 0 - 1 was scored by H. Christiansen with 39 minutes on the clock, following an opportunistic counter-attack down the middle by FLAusto. 40 minutes into the game, Sulacap's M. Balassa popped up out of nowhere, stole the ball and showed off his fantastic goal scoring skills. 1 - 1. FLAusto almost scored after a counter-attack 43 minutes into the match, but J. Enger took a shot from the left that landed harmlessly in the side netting. The crowd groaned its disapproval when L. Vuorimies missed a free kick that would have given Sulacap the lead after 44 minutes. 1 - 1 was the halftime score. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Sulacap would have 62 percent possession in this half was spot on!

FLAusto took the lead after 58 minutes making the score 1 - 2. The keeper had no chance on C. Abadie's fine volley after a cross from the left. After 74 minutes of play, L. Vuorimies evened things up for Sulacap with an impressive goal coming up the middle. 2 - 2. Sulacap had a good opportunity to attack on the wing, but remembered their instructions to go for middle instead. After 82 minutes cheers broke out as D. Garrido found his way through the guests' central defensive line, rattling the 3 - 2 goal in off the woodwork for Sulacap. Sulacap set the tempo, maintaining 61 percent of possession.

Most important Sulacap player was L. Pera. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because D. Vogelmann seemed to stumble all over the pitch. FLAusto's best player was H. Christiansen. Good thing N. Joelsson isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (high) inadequate (high) 31 19 8/20 5/20
Right defense inadequate (low) world class (very low) 18 49 5/20 13/20
Central defense formidable (very low) titanic (very low) 33 57 9/20 15/20
Left defense inadequate (low) world class (low) 18 50 5/20 13/20
Right attack formidable (very low) inadequate (very low) 33 17 9/20 5/20
Central attack outstanding (very high) outstanding (high) 40 39 10/20 10/20
Left attack formidable (very low) outstanding (low) 33 38 9/20 10/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (very high) excellent (very high) 20 32 5/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (high) passable (low) 19 22 5/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Counter-attacks
Tactic skill divine (+2) supernatural 22 14 22/20 14/20


0 - 1  H. Christiansen 39'
1 - 1  M. Balassa 40'
1 - 2  C. Abadie 58'
2 - 2  L. Vuorimies 74'
3 - 2  D. Garrido 82'
1 card accumulated H. Christiansen 32'



Chance distribution

Home Away
9 3

1 Left attack 2
4 Central attack 1
1 Right attack 0
2 Other 0
1 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 inadequate (very high) excellent (very high) 20 32 5/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (high) passable (low) 19 22 5/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Counter-attacks
Tactic skill divine (+2) supernatural 22 14 22/20 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20
Average midfield excellent (high) inadequate (high) 31 19 8/20 5/20
Average defense passable (high) world class (very high) 23 52 6/20 13/20
Average attack formidable (high) excellent (high) 35 31 9/20 8/20
Total average excellent (low) formidable (low) 30 34 8/20 9/20


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