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Due to an all-day shower, 1975 paying spectators got to see the game on a field-turned-swamp at böisi-arena. Paolo Simonetti was the appointed referee. Gentlemen prefer blondes and UNITED prefers a 3-4-3. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players took the field: Morigi - Devorst, Leonard, Glastra - Vikman, Zinck, Neubauer, Pintz - Johner, Combier, Mattle.

Our studio analysts were correct. Sportman has taken the field in a 5-3-1 alignment. Starters: Rodriguez - Torre, Vignetta, Viola, Surian, Huerta - Fontana, Canfora, Avalos - Ramos.

Sportman had no available replacements when C. Vignetta had to leave the game after 18 minutes because of a strained tendon, leaving the team a man short. The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 30 minutes of hard work with a breakthrough from O. Mattle, who, all by his lonesome, came out of the right wing and hooked the ball over the visitors' keeper. UNITED's coach was furious with J. Pintz after he picked up a yellow for saying one too many words to the ref. A corner kick created massive confusion in the penalty area, with a near-goal by J. Pintz. At last, UNITED's G. Leonard was able to will the ball into the net. 2 - 0. Confident in their lead, UNITED's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. F. Avalos's speed was almost enough to give Sportman a goal after 34 minutes, but his nice pass to N. Ramos was not taken care of properly. When P. Surian was badly injured by a couple of rough challenges after 39 minutes, Sportman fans were unhappy to discover that it was not possible to make a substitution. 42 minutes in, Sportman appeared unsure on how to play and their organization was only inadequate. After 43 minutes, S. Canfora came close to reducing the gap with a free kick aimed near the left post, but C. Morigi warded the ball off for a corner. After 44 minutes, Sportman were awarded a free kick. Rather than shooting straight at goal, the kicker went for an indirect variant which seemed to take his teammates a bit by surprise. G. Torre did manage a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball out of bounds. UNITED's counter-attacks were lethal to the opposing defense, allowing B. Johner to score easily from the right side for 3 - 0. The clock read 44 minutes and things were deteriorating for the away team as UNITED scored another to make it 4 - 0 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for J. Zinck. 44 minutes into the match UNITED's G. Leonard was being cautioned by the referee when he blurted out "I PITY THE FOOL THAT CAUTIONS ME!" The humor was lost on the officials, and his comedic efforts only earned him a straight red card and a trip to the showers. Sportman's L. Fontana 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 Sportman was forced to play a man down. Halftime score was 4 - 0. UNITED were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 66 percent of possession.

Sportman's coach went over the strategy again during the break, and after that his players had solid organization. The cannonball from 35 yards by O. Mattle of UNITED was an impressive attempt, but didn't make it into the net. The referee showed UNITED's O. Mattle the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Sportman fans were dismayed when it was apparent no substitutes remained after P. Rodriguez's injury. With the goal left unguarded, F. Avalos had to leave his normal position and put on the gloves. A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased UNITED's lead to 5 - 0 as F. Combier finished it off clinically, firing the shot from a terrible angle. UNITED managed to extend their lead to 6 - 0 when O. Mattle slid in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper. B. Devorst should probably have put his team up another goal after 71 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by F. Avalos kept the visitors in the game. The forty-five minutes were dominated by UNITED, with an impressive 67 percent possession of the ball.

Most important UNITED player was B. Devorst. Speaking of stinking up the place, B. Johner sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. The most outstanding Sportman player was without a doubt S. Canfora. Good thing F. Avalos isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 6 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield poor (low) wretched (low) 10 6 3/20 2/20
Right defense inadequate (high) weak (low) 19 14 5/20 4/20
Central defense weak (low) weak (very high) 14 16 4/20 4/20
Left defense weak (very low) weak (high) 13 15 4/20 4/20
Right attack passable (high) poor (low) 23 10 6/20 3/20
Central attack poor (high) wretched (high) 11 7 3/20 2/20
Left attack solid (low) poor (very high) 26 12 7/20 3/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (very low) weak (high) 13 15 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) weak (low) 14 14 4/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)


1 - 0  O. Mattle 30'
2 - 0  G. Leonard 32'
3 - 0  B. Johner 44'
4 - 0  J. Zinck 44'
5 - 0  F. Combier 69'
6 - 0  O. Mattle 70'
1 card accumulated J. Pintz 31'
Sent off G. Leonard 44'
1 card accumulated O. Mattle 55'
Got injured C. Vignetta 18'
Got injured P. Surian 39'
Got injured L. Fontana 44'
Got injured P. Rodriguez 56'
Substitution Out C. Vignetta
In No substitute
Substitution Out P. Surian
In No substitute
Substitution Out L. Fontana
In No substitute
Substitution Out P. Rodriguez
In F. Avalos



Chance distribution

Home Away
11 3

4 Left attack 0
3 Central attack 0
2 Right attack 0
0 Other 2
2 Special events 1
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

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


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (high) wretched (low) 7 6 2/20 2/20
Average midfield poor (low) wretched (low) 10 6 3/20 2/20
Average defense weak (very high) weak (high) 16 15 4/20 4/20
Average attack inadequate (very high) poor (low) 20 10 5/20 3/20
Total average weak (high) poor (low) 15 10 4/20 3/20


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