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Athletic 2 - 4 S.d.S

It had rained all day, but 1850 hardy fans still made it out to Il Tempio. Theodorus Heering was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gustaaf Smets and Germán Guzzetti. Athletic had chosen a strategic 4-3-3 formation. Starters: Speranti - Basile, Andrisani, Kasza, Galluccio - Di Pierdomenico, Nasi, Argenta - Folini, Rottensteiner, Bozzuto.

S.d.S decided to use a 2-5-3 set up. The following players took the field: Feichtinger - Rouvoet, Hilling - Putter, Hovmand Jensen, Hofbauer, Ruska, van der Hilst - Damink, Weusthoff, Lausberg.

Athletic's game plan was to sit back and absorb the pressure, then break on the counter whenever possible. C. Weusthoff didn't let the weather get him down and made some great moves on the pitch in spite of the rain. D. Hofbauer let loose a good shot after 24 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide. 25 minutes into the game, Athletic had difficulty finding their positions and their organization dropped to weak. Big paper red cards were being held up by the opposing supporters with 27 minutes on the clock after J. Hilling's mistimed tackle from behind. The referee only showed the S.d.S player a yellow card though. 28 minutes into the match, the referee signaled for a Athletic substitution. R. Poeira came on for D. Di Pierdomenico. R. Poeira's knee will be throbbing for days, but thankfully for Athletic, he bravely continued in the match. A mistake by the home side's central defense after 30 minutes allowed K. Lausberg to score for S.d.S. The visitors have the lead, 0 - 1. G. Basile did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy field. Athletic tried to even things up by sending a long ball through the middle, but the visitors' defense easily read the pass. A thrilling play through the middle after 37 minutes gave S.d.S's G. Hovmand Jensen a chance to increase the lead, and he happily obliged. The score was then 0 - 2. By now, the players of S.d.S felt that victory was a sure thing and began to play it safe, focusing on defense and not risking too much going forward. 0 - 2 was the score after the first half. The statistics showed S.d.S in control of the ball, with 63 percent possession.

The Athletic coach might have gone through a whole marker putting the playbook up on the board, but it seemed to have worked, with the team regaining a solid organization for the second half. The ball was in the back of the home team's net yet again after 64 minutes, but this time the referee called the goal back because I. van der Hilst had knocked a member of the opposing team to the ground while the play occurred down the middle of the field. Athletic hit back on the counter-attack 65 minutes into the game and drew a free kick. Initially it seemed wasted, hit wide towards the wing. But there was an idea to it - the ball was then crossed towards M. Galluccio, who was waiting for it in the box. That's 1 - 2! Don't forget to thank the dead ball coach for that idea! After 67 minutes Athletic were able to score the equalizing 2 - 2 goal when G. Basile picked up a pass coming in from the right and lofted it past the away team's keeper. Everyone had expected a shot from the free kick 68 minutes into the game, but S.d.S sent the ball sideways instead, giving K. Lausberg a clear look at goal with no wall in his way. He sent it through the keeper's legs for 2 - 3! P. Folini made a superb effort after 72 minutes after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors' defenders got a foot in at the last second to preserve the away lead. Athletic were pushed back, and had many dangerous counter-attacks. An impressive one resulted in a free kick 78 minutes into the match, but D. Rottensteiner put it just wide. The visitors' J. Damink took advantage of a mix-up between the home side's goalie and center backs 82 minutes into the match. 2 - 4 for S.d.S. S.d.S were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 59 percent of possession.

A. Argenta performed admirably for Athletic. On the other hand, C. Andrisani's play was disheartening. S.d.S's best player was C. Weusthoff. G. Hovmand Jensen on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 2 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (high) poor (low) 7 10 2/20 3/20
Right defense weak (very low) poor (low) 13 10 4/20 3/20
Central defense passable (high) weak (high) 23 15 6/20 4/20
Left defense excellent (low) poor (very low) 30 9 8/20 3/20
Right attack weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Central attack weak (low) solid (high) 14 27 4/20 7/20
Left attack excellent (very low) inadequate (low) 29 18 8/20 5/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (very high) 14 20 4/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill formidable (no tactic) 9 (no tactic) 9/20
 

Highlights

0 - 1  K. Lausberg 30'
0 - 2  G. Hovmand Jensen 37'
1 - 2  M. Galluccio 65'
2 - 2  G. Basile 67'
2 - 3  K. Lausberg 68'
2 - 4  J. Damink 82'
1 card accumulated J. Hilling 27'
Got bruised R. Poeira 28'
Substitution Out  D. Di Pierdomenico
In  R. Poeira
28'

Possession

37%
63%
41%
59%
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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 weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (very high) 14 20 4/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill formidable (no tactic) 9 (no tactic) 9/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very high) weak (very low) 8 13 2/20 4/20
Average midfield wretched (high) poor (low) 7 10 2/20 3/20
Average defense passable (low) poor (high) 22 11 6/20 3/20
Average attack inadequate (very high) inadequate (very high) 20 20 5/20 5/20
Total average weak (very high) weak (low) 16 14 5/20 4/20

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