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Clear skies welcomed the 140 spectators who had made their way to ROPECA stadium. Kuno Haud was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Feliciano Alfonso and Robert-Jan de Zwart. Our studio analysts were correct. Villa has taken the field in a 4-4-2 alignment. They fielded: Monari - Pupin, Heijnen, Cavedagna, Scialla - Zampa, Dichio, Raguseo, Verdolin - Sammartino, Stella.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and JuventinaLecce prefers a 5-3-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. Starters: Campesi - Smith, Castiçal, Verh, Nájera, Parias - Garagnani, Demiri, Imbrogno - Brec, Arione.

JuventinaLecce went for a narrow approach, using their solid ability to focus their attacks down the middle. Villa fans held their breath as S. Sammartino gallivanted down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and fired home the go-ahead goal for 1 - 0! Villa's defense sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counter-attack with 20 minutes gone, but A. Stella's finish was met by the firm hands of the keeper. Villa put themselves up 2 - 0 when S. Sammartino broke through on the right, leaving the entire defensive delegation behind him. By now, the players of Villa felt that victory was a sure thing and began to play it safe, focusing on defense and not risking too much going forward. With 31 minutes played, JuventinaLecce showed they hadn't given up and were able to reduce the score to 2 - 1 when M. Brec got past the home side's central defenders right in front of the goal. A. Nájera seemed to be defying gravity as he elegantly headed in a goal for JuventinaLecce after a corner kick that was nicely executed by E. Garagnani. That makes it 2 - 2. The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 2. JuventinaLecce were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 53 percent of possession.

It was obvious that JuventinaLecce had instructions to attack in the middle when they directed a break on the wing into the center of the park. 60 minutes into the match, the referee signaled for a JuventinaLecce substitution. N. Marcosignori came on for M. Brec. Villa made it 3 - 2 as S. Sammartino knocked the corner kick to M. Dichio who whipped a low drive in off the far post. Gotta love friendly woodwork! 65 minutes in, JuventinaLecce called on their luck to even the score at 3 - 3. The free kick by E. Garagnani somehow squirmed its way through the defensive wall! The forty-five minutes were dominated by JuventinaLecce, with an impressive 54 percent possession of the ball.

Most important Villa player was A. Stella. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by A. Monari today. N. Marcosignori performed admirably for JuventinaLecce. Speaking of stinking up the place, D. Campesi sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. The match ends 3 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield poor (very low) poor (low) 9 10 3/20 3/20
Right defense weak (high) inadequate (high) 15 19 4/20 5/20
Central defense inadequate (low) excellent (very low) 18 29 5/20 8/20
Left defense weak (high) inadequate (very low) 15 17 4/20 5/20
Right attack weak (low) poor (low) 14 10 4/20 3/20
Central attack poor (high) poor (very high) 11 12 3/20 3/20
Left attack poor (high) poor (very low) 11 9 3/20 3/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (very high) inadequate (low) 16 18 4/20 5/20
Attack weak (very high) weak (high) 16 15 4/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) solid (no tactic) 7 7/20


1 - 0  S. Sammartino 4'
2 - 0  S. Sammartino 27'
2 - 1  M. Brec 31'
2 - 2  A. Nájera 36'
3 - 2  M. Dichio 62'
3 - 3  E. Garagnani 65'
Substitution Out  M. Brec
In  N. Marcosignori



Chance distribution

Home Away
5 7

1 Left attack 1
2 Central attack 4
1 Right attack 0
0 Other 1
1 Special events 1
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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) inadequate (low) 16 18 4/20 5/20
Attack weak (very high) weak (high) 16 15 4/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) solid (no tactic) 7 7/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (low) disastrous (very high) 6 4 2/20 1/20
Average midfield poor (very low) poor (low) 9 10 3/20 3/20
Average defense weak (very high) passable (low) 16 22 4/20 6/20
Average attack poor (very high) poor (high) 12 11 3/20 3/20
Total average poor (very high) weak (low) 12 14 4/20 4/20


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