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Clouds darkened the skies at Asfalta Stadium as 2895 spectators turned up for the match. Kronstadt tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination. The following players had been selected: Popescu - Sharf, Daan - Rajković, Grum, Hohnschild, Gãnescu, Rosman - Bucur, Coandă, Faur.

St-Etienne started off with a 3-4-3 lineup. The following players took the field: Blin - Milliet, Delorme, Hergolitsch - Saez, van Eendenburg, Havard, Berger - Renault, Saintot, Ruaud.

St-Etienne were determined to shoot from distance before the defense could close them down. M. Faur gave Kronstadt the 1 - 0 lead, as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then placed the ball at the keeper's right post – what a clinical finish! Kronstadt managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when I. Grum slid in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper. Things were going from bad to worse for the visitors. M. Faur was able to squirm through the central defense after 30 minutes and score, bringing the lead to 3 - 0. Confident in their lead, Kronstadt's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. M. Faur had a fantastic opportunity to put Kronstadt up another goal 39 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. L. Daan increased Kronstadt's lead to 4 - 0, connecting with a hooked ball from the right. The away fans are claiming handball, to no avail. 4 - 0 was the score after the first half. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Kronstadt, with an impressive 71 percent possession of the ball.

After 56 minutes, St-Etienne substituted L. Saintot for Y. Mathieu, hoping for a quick impact on the field. A. van Eendenburg became the new St-Etienne captain. J. Perrier was called on to replace St-Etienne's R. Renault after 56 minutes following a nasty collision. Kronstadt's L. Daan had an excellent opportunity 57 minutes in, shooting after bringing down a ball from the right, but he missed the goal by miles! After 67 minutes, St-Etienne's J. Perrier ran past L. Daan like he was standing still to put away the 4 - 1 goal. My oh my, what a goal! The defenders were expecting another pass up the field, but J. Perrier passed back to M. Havard instead, who then took a stunning shot from 35 yards. He knew exactly where that one was going, as it bounced in off the crossbar to make it 4 - 2 after 68 minutes. Kronstadt solidified their lead at the 69 minute mark, as F. Bucur snaked the ball through the central line of defense and finished for 5 - 2. The bench was restless, and with 72 minutes gone St-Etienne's coach gave M. Brasselet the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. A. van Eendenburg reluctantly left the field. As the captain was no longer on the field, C. Saez took over the role for St-Etienne. With 74 minutes played, Kronstadt's E. Hohnschild received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. 75 minutes into the game, Kronstadt's L. Daan tried to nail the coffin shut, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net. M. Coandă had put in a good 89 minutes and left the field with a smile on his face due to his team's lead. I. Costin was the replacement. Lewis Skolnick, in his Tri-Lamb sweater, grabbed the microphone away from the Kronstadt coach in order to tell him that his team had 67 percent possession this half. Nerds.

Kronstadt's best player was M. Faur. However, H. Sharf made a disastrous appearance. Y. Mathieu performed admirably for St-Etienne. W. Milliet turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 5 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield passable (very high) poor (very low) 24 9 6/20 3/20
Right defense weak (low) weak (very high) 14 16 4/20 4/20
Central defense inadequate (very high) excellent (very low) 20 29 5/20 8/20
Left defense weak (low) inadequate (very low) 14 17 4/20 5/20
Right attack solid (low) solid (high) 26 27 7/20 7/20
Central attack excellent (high) outstanding (very low) 31 37 8/20 10/20
Left attack solid (low) solid (low) 26 26 7/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (very high) solid (low) 20 26 5/20 7/20
Attack inadequate (very low) excellent (low) 17 30 5/20 8/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Long shots
Tactic skill (no tactic) supernatural (no tactic) 14 14/20


1 - 0  M. Faur 5'
2 - 0  I. Grum 13'
3 - 0  M. Faur 30'
4 - 0  L. Daan 40'
4 - 1  J. Perrier 67'
4 - 2  M. Havard 68'
5 - 2  F. Bucur 69'
1 card accumulated E. Hohnschild 74'
Got injured R. Renault 56'
Substitution Out  L. Saintot
In  Y. Mathieu
Substitution Out R. Renault
In J. Perrier
Substitution Out  A. van Eendenburg
In  M. Brasselet
Substitution Out  M. Coandă
In  I. Costin


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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 inadequate (very high) solid (low) 20 26 5/20 7/20
Attack inadequate (very low) excellent (low) 17 30 5/20 8/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Long shots
Tactic skill (no tactic) supernatural (no tactic) 14 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (very low) wretched (very high) 21 8 6/20 2/20
Average midfield passable (very high) poor (very low) 24 9 6/20 3/20
Average defense weak (very high) passable (very low) 16 21 4/20 6/20
Average attack solid (very high) excellent (low) 28 30 7/20 8/20
Total average passable (high) inadequate (very high) 23 20 6/20 5/20


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