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A scorching day at San Gennaro, where 1220 spectators were in place for today's match. Alfredo Algora was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jorge Barbosa and Krzysztof Walecki. Mazzarri tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination. The following players had been selected: Buşe - Slezák, Zoli, Castelló, Warecki - Zeegelaar, Brđović, Ferreira, Dirlmeier - Pescarmona, Popa.

A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Monkeys. Starters: Donthi - Donthineni, Tucci, Kardar - Chovan, Bajwa, Basu, Ingalhalikar - Cusanno, Copin, Winter.

Mazzarri looked to be more interested in pressing their opponents' attacks than making ones of their own. Monkeys seemed to prefer attacking in the middle. The crowd gasped as A. Bajwa of Monkeys was flattened by an opponent after 22 minutes and had to be helped off the field. D. Bhide hopped from the bench to replace him. The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 25 minutes of hard work with a breakthrough from K. Slezák, who, all by his lonesome, came out of the right wing and hooked the ball over the visitors' keeper. 29 minutes into the game, Monkeys seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate. There was concern in the stands when, at the 37 minute mark, Monkeys's W. Winter hit the ground hard, but with the help of the trainer's magic spray, he rejoined his teammates on the field. 44 minutes into the game, Mazzarri's I. Zeegelaar tried to nail the coffin shut, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net. Mazzarri's W. Warecki got himself booked for a foul. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0. Mazzarri set the tempo, maintaining 54 percent of possession.

The Monkeys 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. Cheers filled the stadium as I. Zoli broke through the visitors' central defense to put away the 2 - 0 goal for Mazzarri. 57 minutes into the game, Monkeys seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a passable level of organization. R. Chovan was usually one of the fastest around, but after a few lightning-like runs, the heat seemed to have drained him of his energy. 72 minutes into the game, Monkeys had difficulty finding their positions and their organization dropped to inadequate. R. Chovan showed his inexperience when he failed to anticipate the bounce of a high ball, allowing Mazzarri's M. Brđović to take advantage and place a shot into the bottom corner of the goal. 3 - 0. 74 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defense had to look on as U. Dirlmeier ran straight through, knocking one home to make it 4 - 0 for Mazzarri. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Mazzarri lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. Monkeys were given a lifeline when the referee pointed to the spot 75 minutes into the game. P. Ingalhalikar struck the penalty well, making it 4 - 1. Monkeys's D. Cusanno refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 80 minutes. Mazzarri pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a deadlock at times. Mazzarri solidified their lead at the 84 minute mark, as D. Popa snaked the ball through the central line of defense and finished for 5 - 1. In minute 86, I. Castelló put Mazzarri ahead 6 - 1 with a tremendous free kick. Possession in this half belonged to Mazzarri, who had the ball 53 percent of the time.

Mazzarri's top performer was clearly D. Popa. U. Dirlmeier turned in a dismal performance, however. The most dominating Monkeys player was without a doubt A. Copin. On the other hand, D. Bhide's play was disheartening. The match ends 6 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (low) wretched (high) 6 7 2/20 2/20
Right defense passable (very low) poor (very low) 21 9 6/20 3/20
Central defense passable (low) poor (very high) 22 12 6/20 3/20
Left defense weak (high) poor (very high) 15 12 4/20 3/20
Right attack poor (high) wretched (very high) 11 8 3/20 2/20
Central attack poor (very high) weak (low) 12 14 3/20 4/20
Left attack wretched (high) poor (high) 7 11 2/20 3/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (high) weak (very low) 15 13 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Attack in the middle
Tactic skill weak formidable 4 9 4/20 9/20


1 - 0  K. Slezák 25'
2 - 0  I. Zoli 49'
3 - 0  M. Brđović 73'
4 - 0  U. Dirlmeier 74'
4 - 1  P. Ingalhalikar 75'
5 - 1  D. Popa 84'
6 - 1  I. Castelló 86'
1 card accumulated W. Warecki 44'
Got injured A. Bajwa 22'
Got bruised W. Winter 37'
Got bruised D. Cusanno 80'
Substitution Out A. Bajwa
In D. Bhide


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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense weak (high) weak (very low) 15 13 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Attack in the middle
Tactic skill weak formidable 4 9 4/20 9/20

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (low) wretched (very low) 10 5 3/20 2/20
Average midfield wretched (low) wretched (high) 6 7 2/20 2/20
Average defense inadequate (high) poor (high) 19 11 5/20 3/20
Average attack poor (low) poor (high) 10 11 3/20 3/20
Total average poor (very high) poor (low) 12 10 3/20 3/20


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