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lopu 2 - 3 betulo

Weather conditions were fairly good for soccer, and FC lopu bars Arena saw a turnout of 2318. Lambertus van Otterlo was the appointed referee. lopu tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination. Lineup: Rajala - Vergelis, Magarevich, Agiriano - Podsevalov, Charles, Murugov, Zīle, Veckungs - Lattimer, Gorenčič.

betulo decided to use a 4-4-2 set up. They fielded: Rares - Zilmiņš, van de Biggelaar, De Rocker, Pozuelo - Luzón, Odelzhausen, Afeltowicz, Damstra - Grandolfo, Eğilmez.

lopu mostly ignored the flanks in favor of their ability to attack in the middle. The visiting G. Eğilmez was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 19 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 0 - 1 was the score. 21 minutes into the match, betulo's F. Damstra demonstrated his running prowess as he raced past his defender and passed the ball to G. Eğilmez who chipped it in for 0 - 2. By now, the players of betulo felt that victory was a sure thing and began to play it safe, focusing on defense and not risking too much going forward. lopu almost scored after a swift counter-attack 23 minutes into the game, but R. Zīle put the shot from the left flank just outside the frame. After 33 minutes, betulo's F. Damstra successfully broke up a pass with his face. Instinctively, he got up again only to unintentionally use his now-throbbing schnozz to break up a second pass. As he was carted off for a concussion check, H. Väre ran onto the field to take his place. 0 - 2 was the halftime score. betulo were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 53 percent of possession.

The betulo players could smell victory in the air. A. Rares wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for J. Masdeu after 57 minutes. Everyone had expected a shot from the free kick 60 minutes into the game, but betulo sent the ball sideways instead, giving P. van de Biggelaar a clear look at goal with no wall in his way. He sent it through the keeper's legs for 0 - 3! I. Vergelis sailed high above the opponents as he headed the 1 - 3 goal in on a corner kick from K. Magarevich after 62 minutes of play. lopu's M. Charles was shown a yellow card after 78 minutes for slicing down an opponent. betulo came close to extending their lead as B. Odelzhausen delivered a low effort on goal from the right but the angle was too sharp, and the shot was destined for the side netting. A corner kick created massive confusion in the penalty area, with a near-goal by R. Zīle. At last, lopu's I. Vergelis was able to will the ball into the net. 2 - 3. betulo won the midfield battle for the half, with 53 percent possession of the ball.

The most dominating lopu player was without a doubt S. Gorenčič. K. Magarevich turned in a dismal performance, however. H. Väre performed admirably for betulo. On the other hand, M. Zilmiņš's play was disheartening. The match ends 2 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield weak (low) weak (high) 14 15 4/20 4/20
Right defense weak (high) passable (very low) 15 21 4/20 6/20
Central defense inadequate (very low) solid (high) 17 27 5/20 7/20
Left defense inadequate (low) excellent (low) 18 30 5/20 8/20
Right attack solid (very low) weak (low) 25 14 7/20 4/20
Central attack excellent (low) poor (very high) 30 12 8/20 3/20
Left attack passable (very low) inadequate (low) 21 18 6/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (very low) passable (very low) 21 21 6/20 6/20
Attack passable (high) passable (very low) 23 21 6/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Normal
Tactic skill mythical (no tactic) 17 (no tactic) 17/20


0 - 1  G. Eğilmez 19'
0 - 2  G. Eğilmez 21'
0 - 3  P. van de Biggelaar 60'
1 - 3  I. Vergelis 62'
2 - 3  I. Vergelis 85'
1 card accumulated M. Charles 78'
Got injured F. Damstra 33'
Substitution Out F. Damstra
In H. Väre
Substitution Out  A. Rares
In  J. Masdeu


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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

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


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Normal
Tactic skill mythical (no tactic) 17 (no tactic) 17/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (low) excellent (high) 26 31 7/20 8/20
Average midfield weak (low) weak (high) 14 15 4/20 4/20
Average defense inadequate (very low) solid (low) 17 26 5/20 7/20
Average attack solid (very low) weak (high) 25 15 7/20 4/20
Total average inadequate (high) inadequate (high) 19 19 5/20 5/20


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