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Torden 2 - 4 Corazon

Overcast weather free of rain made for a turnout of 900 at Torden Arena today. Petteri Lintula was the appointed referee. Gentlemen prefer blondes and Torden prefers a 4-5-1. Let's see how this plays out for them. Starters: Guyer - Rønning, Botelho, Nesheim, Brendmo - Julin, Soltvedt, Niedern, Olsrød, Siri - Alvez.

Our studio analysts were correct. Corazon has taken the field in a 3-5-2 alignment. Lineup: Dima - Ratte, Ziediņš, Orbeta - Cuadro Gutiérrez, Vilkuna, Bittner, Flinkbeck, Capela - Hiraoka, Maier.

Today, Torden's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks. The wings were the focus of most of Corazon's attacks today. M. Cuadro Gutiérrez stunned the crowd with a brilliant counter-attack from the left, giving Corazon the goal to make it 0 - 1. Corazon came close to extending their lead as C. Maier delivered a low effort on goal from the right but the angle was too sharp, and the shot was destined for the side netting. With 22 minutes played, Corazon put themselves up 0 - 2 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was C. Maier. C. Maier increased the visitors' lead by volleying in a pass from the right. 0 - 3. A swat on the tuchus is all it took to keep Corazon's T. Hiraoka in the match after injuring his achilles tendon. The ball is in play and we're underway again after 40 minutes have been played. The head of S. Soltvedt connected with a beautiful corner kick after 41 minutes. He wasn't shooting, though, but rather passing to C. Julin of Torden who buried the shot for 1 - 3. The away team's J. Ziediņš took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 43 minutes increasing Corazon's lead to 1 - 4. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Corazon lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. G. Rovati was called on to replace Corazon's T. Hiraoka after 44 minutes following a nasty collision. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 4. Torden set the tempo, maintaining 51 percent of possession.

Content with how the game was proceeding, the Corazon coach let V. Iglesia come on for O. Bittner after 48 minutes. Attacking on the wings was the theme of the day for Torden, and they were successfully passing the ball outside from the middle. Torden's E. Nesheim found himself alone on the left side 51 minutes into the match and launched a marshmallow of a shot - right into the arms of the keeper. What a turkey! The away team's fans are gobbling it up! 61 minutes into the match, Torden's A. Siri chased down a ball sent down the right and put it into the back of the net, narrowing the score to 2 - 4. With the scoreboard showing that 62 minutes had been played, Corazon nearly put themselves up another goal after G. Rovati came through on the left. Fortunately for the home crowd, the keeper made the save. Torden's counter-attacks created a good chance for F. Niedern on the right after 63 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar. S. Soltvedt charged down the left and looked sure to score for Torden 67 minutes into the game, but his shot went just wide. Corazon were determined to attack down the sideline and their central attempts were constantly abandoned in favor of the wings. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Torden, with an impressive 52 percent possession of the ball.

The local beauty queen presented Torden's E. Nesheim with a prize turducken for being named Man of the Match. Good thing F. Niedern isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. Corazon's top performer was clearly G. Rovati. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by G. Dima today. The match ends 2 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield poor (high) poor (high) 11 11 3/20 3/20
Right defense inadequate (very high) weak (low) 20 14 5/20 4/20
Central defense solid (very low) weak (very high) 25 16 7/20 4/20
Left defense solid (very low) weak (very low) 25 13 7/20 4/20
Right attack weak (low) inadequate (low) 14 18 4/20 5/20
Central attack wretched (high) passable (very low) 7 21 2/20 6/20
Left attack poor (very high) inadequate (high) 12 19 3/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (high) weak (high) 15 15 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Attack on wings
Tactic skill brilliant outstanding 11 10 11/20 10/20


0 - 1  M. Cuadro Gutiérrez 3'
0 - 2  C. Maier 22'
0 - 3  C. Maier 29'
1 - 3  C. Julin 41'
1 - 4  J. Ziediņš 43'
2 - 4  A. Siri 61'
Got bruised T. Hiraoka 40'
Got injured T. Hiraoka 44'
Substitution Out T. Hiraoka
In G. Rovati
Substitution Out  O. Bittner
In  V. Iglesia



Chance distribution

Home Away
6 8

2 Left attack 3
1 Central attack 0
2 Right attack 5
0 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 weak (high) weak (high) 15 15 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Attack on wings
Tactic skill brilliant outstanding 11 10 11/20 10/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very high) poor (very low) 8 9 2/20 3/20
Average midfield poor (high) poor (high) 11 11 3/20 3/20
Average defense passable (high) weak (low) 23 14 6/20 4/20
Average attack poor (high) inadequate (high) 11 19 3/20 5/20
Total average weak (high) weak (high) 15 15 4/20 4/20


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