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5004 spectators had come to Näpi Park this cloudy day. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Näpikad formed up in a 2-5-3 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Lineup: Isola - Eenmaa, Lekk - Roloff, Bamberg, Stampouloglou, Sakunsirisombat, Mae - Efkende, Ploom, Pistolato.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Þórshamar prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. Starters: Leponen - Dou, Habermacher, Oustampasidis - Eschmann, Bjarkason, Kiljansson, Ísólfsson, Call - Kristbjörnsson, Obrestad.

Þórshamar concentrated their attacks in the middle of the field, rather than on the wings. Näpikad fans held their breath as O. Lekk gallivanted down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and fired home the go-ahead goal for 1 - 0! After 35 minutes, the visitors evened the score after C. Obrestad made it through the middle and struck home making it 1 - 1. Big paper red cards were being held up by the opposing supporters with 37 minutes on the clock after O. Call's mistimed tackle from behind. The referee only showed the Þórshamar player a yellow card though. Näpikad had to make a substitution after 40 minutes. K. Roloff apparently was hit by a thrown bottle of Schlitz by one of the opposing players' fans, and now reeks of blood and bad beer. While the coach remonstrated with the side official about the situation, E. Blanco finished his warmups and came on. Y. Efkende is making an astonishing dash. The fans are chanting his name. You can hear it reverberate around the stadium. Now a manic sprint up the middle and into the box. Oh! He's thrown open the door! He's thrown open the door, shot the ball through, and slammed the door shut on Mr. Tumnus! Näpikad has taken the lead 41 minutes into the match, 2 to 1. There'll be no Turkish Delight after the match for the keeper! Þórshamar were close to putting the equalizer away after 42 minutes as the opposing defense lost the ball to O. Call in a scuffle on the left of the goal, but in the end the ball was cleared over the sideline. The visitors didn't give in and, after 43 minutes, B. Kristbjörnsson got through the home side's central line of defense, rolling in the leveling goal to make it 2 - 2. The home side put themselves ahead 3 - 2 after 44 minutes of hard work with a breakthrough from G. Pistolato, who, all by his lonesome, came out of the right wing and hooked the ball over the visitors' keeper. Þórshamar's G. Bjarkason was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 44 minutes. 3 - 2 was the halftime score. Näpikad set the tempo, maintaining 58 percent of possession.

50 minutes into the game, G. Bjarkason had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came K. Friðgeirsson. Þórshamar tied it all up, 60 minutes in, after a spectacular goal by N. Kiljansson, who miraculously broke through the home side's central defense, making it 3 - 3. The home keeper expected a move to the right, but C. Obrestad surprised him with a free kick aimed the other way 70 minutes into the match. 3 - 4 for Þórshamar. K. Mae made a superb effort after 77 minutes after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors' defenders got a foot in at the last second to preserve the away lead. 79 minutes into the game, Þórshamar were awarded a penalty and C. Obrestad was able to increase the visitors' lead to 3 - 5, rolling the ball in off the right post. He'd already scored two, and with the third, C. Obrestad had a hattrick! The statistics geek breathlessly ran into the press box to show Näpikad in control of the ball, with 52 percent possession. Thanks, Poindexter.

R. Bamberg performed admirably for Näpikad. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by E. Blanco today. Þórshamar's top performer was clearly K. Friðgeirsson. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because C. Obrestad seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The match ends 3 - 5.

Rating details

Midfield passable (low) inadequate (high) 22 19 6/20 5/20
Right defense poor (low) passable (very low) 10 21 3/20 6/20
Central defense weak (very high) outstanding (very high) 16 40 4/20 10/20
Left defense inadequate (very low) inadequate (very low) 17 17 5/20 5/20
Right attack inadequate (low) inadequate (very low) 18 17 5/20 5/20
Central attack excellent (very low) passable (very low) 29 21 8/20 6/20
Left attack solid (very low) weak (high) 25 15 7/20 4/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (very high) solid (very low) 16 25 4/20 7/20
Attack weak (very high) inadequate (very high) 16 20 4/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) supernatural (no tactic) 14 14/20


1 - 0  O. Lekk 30'
1 - 1  C. Obrestad 35'
2 - 1  Y. Efkende 41'
2 - 2  B. Kristbjörnsson 43'
3 - 2  G. Pistolato 44'
3 - 3  N. Kiljansson 60'
3 - 4  C. Obrestad 70'
3 - 5  C. Obrestad 79'
1 card accumulated O. Call 37'
1 card accumulated G. Bjarkason 44'
Got injured K. Roloff 40'
Got injured G. Bjarkason 50'
Substitution Out K. Roloff
In E. Blanco
Substitution Out G. Bjarkason
In K. Friðgeirsson



Chance distribution

Home Away
4 6

1 Left attack 1
2 Central attack 3
1 Right attack 0
0 Other 2
0 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 (very high) solid (very low) 16 25 4/20 7/20
Attack weak (very high) inadequate (very high) 16 20 4/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) supernatural (no tactic) 14 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (low) passable (very high) 10 24 3/20 6/20
Average midfield passable (low) inadequate (high) 22 19 6/20 5/20
Average defense weak (low) solid (low) 14 26 4/20 7/20
Average attack passable (very high) inadequate (very low) 24 17 6/20 5/20
Total average inadequate (very high) passable (very low) 20 21 5/20 6/20


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