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The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 1908 had shown up at Weiland for the match. Flurin Bethke was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Simon Gregory and Juan José Anguita. A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for helios. The following players had been selected: Starreveld - Zengers, Schovers, Aarden, van der Woude, van Helden - Thomas, van der Krogt, Morais - Arvanitis, Camarena.

Giardina tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination. They fielded: Pergolini - Frosio, Merivot - Malerbi, Cassarà, Vittorioso, Castiglia, Comina - Arcolin, Caprarelli, Pintore.

For their match strategy, helios had decided to use their ability to counter-attack whenever possible. Against a lesser team, helios could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick combination after 2 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save. With the clock showing 20 minutes, the fourth official held up the substitution board. V. Merivot looked to see that it was his number in red, so he made his way over to the sideline and swapped out for J. Jaroma, though he would have liked to continue. The Giardina captaincy was handed to C. Cassarà. As the 27 minute mark approached, the Giardina manager decided it was time for a substitution. Z. Caprarelli reluctantly made way for Q. Ceneda. The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 30 minutes of hard work with a breakthrough from F. Zengers, who, all by his lonesome, came out of the right wing and hooked the ball over the visitors' keeper. After 32 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Giardina found themselves out of position and their organization level dropped to inadequate. The visitors wouldn't quit and after 33 minutes, G. Comina evened things up as he finished off a perfect pass from the right. 1 - 1. 36 minutes in, Giardina appeared unsure on how to play and their organization was only weak. helios were very close to putting themselves one up with 37 minutes gone as L. Arvanitis got through on the left, but a lapse in concentration sent the ball wide. M. Frosio of Giardina received a yellow card after 38 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. helios will be without the services of M. Morais for a time, due to a bad foot injury at the 39 minute mark. He was substituted by P. Bes. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1. helios set the tempo, maintaining 71 percent of possession.

During the break, Giardina's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to solid organization. After 48 minutes, the Giardina coach wanted to see a new face on the field, waving D. Pintore off. H. Mzyk took his place. Many thought M. Camarena ought to have been awarded a penalty 50 minutes into the match, as he went down trying to beat V. Pergolini after an attack through the middle gave him the one-on-one opportunity. The referee showed helios's F. Zengers the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Giardina's G. Comina seeemingly made a nice interception of a pass and had just sent it forward when he came up limping. Looking like Chester from Gunsmoke, he had to leave the field, and Giardina was forced to play a man down. 54 minutes into the game, Giardina seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to inadequate. H. van der Krogt could have put helios into the lead with 58 minutes played, but the free kick went just wide. A foul after 72 minutes resulted in a free kick. H. van der Krogt crushed it, giving the home team the lead 2 to 1. 77 minutes into the game, Giardina seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a inadequate level of organization. helios were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 69 percent of possession.

M. Camarena performed admirably for helios. D. Aarden turned in a dismal performance, however. Giardina's best player was H. Mzyk. C. Cassarà was a disappointment, however. The match ends 2 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) wretched (low) 15 6 4/20 2/20
Right defense passable (low) poor (very high) 22 12 6/20 3/20
Central defense excellent (low) inadequate (low) 30 18 8/20 5/20
Left defense passable (very high) weak (very low) 24 13 6/20 4/20
Right attack wretched (very high) weak (very low) 8 13 2/20 4/20
Central attack inadequate (very low) weak (high) 17 15 5/20 4/20
Left attack wretched (very high) poor (very high) 8 12 2/20 3/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (very high) weak (low) 16 14 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill formidable (no tactic) 9 (no tactic) 9/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  F. Zengers 30'
1 - 1  G. Comina 33'
2 - 1  H. van der Krogt 72'
1 card accumulated M. Frosio 38'
1 card accumulated F. Zengers 52'
Got injured M. Morais 39'
Got injured G. Comina 53'
Substitution Out  V. Merivot
In  J. Jaroma
20'
Substitution Out  Z. Caprarelli
In  Q. Ceneda
27'
Substitution Out M. Morais
In P. Bes
39'
Substitution Out  D. Pintore
In  H. Mzyk
48'
Substitution Out G. Comina
In No substitute
53'

Possession

71%
29%
69%
31%
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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 (low) 16 14 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20

Miscellaneous

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

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (low) disastrous (very high) 18 4 5/20 1/20
Average midfield weak (high) wretched (low) 15 6 4/20 2/20
Average defense solid (very low) weak (low) 25 14 7/20 4/20
Average attack poor (high) weak (very low) 11 13 3/20 4/20
Total average inadequate (very low) poor (high) 17 11 5/20 3/20

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