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Dobr 3 - 7 Knights

Weather conditions were fairly good for soccer, and Dobrčice Arena saw a turnout of 24707. Rodolfo Papini was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Traian Sfetcu and Olek Latkowski. Our studio analysts were correct. Dobr has taken the field in a 3-5-2 alignment. Starters: Toppel - Srea, Løgstrup, Spiegel - von Hirschhausen, Calligaro, Grond, Gherman, Cadorel - Arabella, Vargas.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Knights formed up in a 2-5-3 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Lineup: Ventura Rodrigues - Baratier, Vinţan - Şchiopu, Lista, Maddii, Ivy, Fortão - Veselý, Pittner, Pohořelý.

Underestimation of the opposition made Knights players perform way below their normal capacity. Knights took the lead after 3 minutes making the score 0 - 1. The keeper had no chance on L. Lista's fine volley after a cross from the left. Some fine one-twos on the left led to a Knights goal with 33 minutes gone, making it 0 - 2. O. Pohořelý was noted down as the scorer. Dobr's K. von Hirschhausen got the home crowd going bananas when he finished off a left wing bull rush, reducing the away team's lead to 1 - 2. Knights's A. Ivy received a ball slotted perfectly through the home side's central defense after 40 minutes, and chipped it past the helpless keeper to increase the lead to 1 - 3. The away fans won't regret traveling for this one! What was E. Maddii thinking? That's what everyone wondered when, for no apparent reason, he shot a cross pass over his own penalty area, giving J. Vargas an extra chance, but unfortunately for Dobr, he didn't get the shot right. Dobr's J. Vargas has the innate ability to create chances out of thin air. 42 minutes in he jumped up and tried a bicycle kick, knocking the ball straight past the keeper, resulting in the 2 - 3 goal. With 43 minutes played, Dobr's J. Vargas made a rush down the left, leaving him free to put the 3 - 3 equalizer away. Knights's L. Lista gave the visitors a 3 - 4 lead after 44 minutes with a superb strike from the right. 3 - 4 was the halftime score. Knights were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 56 percent of possession.

As the match resumes, Knights seemed to be a little less carefree than they were during the first half. They knew this would be necessary if they wanted to defend their fragile lead. 48 minutes in Knights probably could have turned their free kick into a shot, but went for a cross instead. Unfortunately, M. Baratier jumped too late and the ball was redirected out for a goal kick. No matter how hard he tried, J. Cadorel just couldn't get past the visitors' right side defense 57 minutes in and eventually the ball was cleared away. After 58 minutes, Knights's O. Pohořelý burst through the central defense and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 3 - 5. Big paper red cards were being held up by the opposing supporters with 62 minutes on the clock after J. Cadorel's mistimed tackle from behind. The referee only showed the Dobr player a yellow card though. The home crowd was not impressed when E. Maddii came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 67 minutes. Knights were now up 3 - 6. L. Lista somehow managed to break free of his man on the left wing and only needed a relatively easy finish to bring Knights's lead up to 3 - 7. He'd already scored two, and with the third, L. Lista had a hattrick! Knights's A. Ivy was shown a yellow card after 77 minutes for slicing down an opponent. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Knights would have 57 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Most important Dobr player was J. Arabella. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by J. Gherman today. Knights's top performer was clearly F. Pittner. Speaking of stinking up the place, V. Şchiopu sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. The match ends 3 - 7.

Rating details

Midfield passable (very low) solid (low) 21 26 6/20 7/20
Right defense solid (high) solid (low) 27 26 7/20 7/20
Central defense formidable (very high) excellent (low) 36 30 9/20 8/20
Left defense passable (low) solid (high) 22 27 6/20 7/20
Right attack excellent (low) magnificent (very low) 30 45 8/20 12/20
Central attack formidable (very high) magnificent (very high) 36 48 9/20 12/20
Left attack excellent (low) magnificent (high) 30 47 8/20 12/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (very high) inadequate (very high) 24 20 6/20 5/20
Attack solid (low) passable (high) 26 23 7/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)


0 - 1  L. Lista 3'
0 - 2  O. Pohořelý 33'
1 - 2  K. von Hirschhausen 37'
1 - 3  A. Ivy 40'
2 - 3  J. Vargas 42'
3 - 3  J. Vargas 43'
3 - 4  L. Lista 44'
3 - 5  O. Pohořelý 58'
3 - 6  E. Maddii 67'
3 - 7  L. Lista 69'
1 card accumulated J. Cadorel 62'
1 card accumulated A. Ivy 77'



Chance distribution

Home Away
5 8

3 Left attack 3
0 Central attack 2
0 Right attack 2
0 Other 1
2 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 passable (very high) inadequate (very high) 24 20 6/20 5/20
Attack solid (low) passable (high) 26 23 7/20 6/20


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

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) inadequate (very low) 17 17 5/20 5/20
Average midfield passable (very low) solid (low) 21 26 6/20 7/20
Average defense solid (very high) solid (very high) 28 28 7/20 7/20
Average attack excellent (very high) magnificent (high) 32 47 8/20 12/20
Total average solid (high) formidable (low) 27 34 7/20 9/20


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