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Overcast weather free of rain made for a turnout of 27774 at Macallè Dome today. Nemesio Chalco was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Tore Sagen and Piotr Kedzia. Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! gasgas will go to battle in a 5-3-2 formation. They fielded: Gioli - Ferolla, Tosoletti, Mianowany, Guadagnali, Piiponniemi - Sima, Rick, Markoff - Hopmans, Menta.

After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Atletico decided to go with a 3-5-2 formation. Lineup: Margheriti - Gagliano, Tricomi, Civelli - Belluzzo, Tavolaro, Oppletal, Piroddi, Ciaccio - Ross, Miotti.

gasgas's game plan was to sit back and absorb the pressure, then use their supernatural ability to break on the counter whenever possible. Making his way up the middle after 6 minutes, D. Hopmans almost managed to sneak a goal past the visitors' keeper, but N. Margheriti was ready and blocked it to keep the score level. After the game, the most discussed event will probably be the penalty awarded after 23 minutes. Despite the controversy, G. Miotti stayed cool and struck it nicely, giving the visitors the 0 - 1 lead S. Ross came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle, but his attempted chip over N. Gioli just kept rising and landed in the relieved crowd. After 28 minutes, Atletico's S. Ross successfully broke up a pass with his face. Instinctively, he got up again only to unintentionally use his now-throbbing schnozz to break up a second pass. As he was carted off for a concussion check, G. Caniglia ran onto the field to take his place. G. Gagliano became the new Atletico captain. gasgas needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 30 minutes D. Menta made way for P. Gotha. gasgas almost scored after a swift counter-attack 31 minutes into the game, but G. Ferolla put the shot from the left flank just outside the frame. Halftime score was 0 - 1. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Atletico would have 56 percent possession in this half was spot on!

The home fans looked somber as they watched their team give up another goal, this one coming from their right as G. Gagliano put one through the keeper's legs. 0 - 2 after 68 minutes. Atletico's players now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. With 75 minutes gone, a long pass from the defense of gasgas resulted in a counter-attack that set L. Guadagnali free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save. Atletico set the tempo, maintaining 53 percent of possession.

gasgas's top performer was clearly C. Sima. Good thing M. Piiponniemi isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The most outstanding Atletico player was without a doubt G. Miotti. I can't remember G. Caniglia ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20
Right defense magnificent (very low) brilliant (very low) 45 41 12/20 11/20
Central defense supernatural (very high) formidable (very high) 56 36 14/20 9/20
Left defense formidable (very high) excellent (low) 36 30 9/20 8/20
Right attack weak (high) weak (low) 15 14 4/20 4/20
Central attack solid (high) solid (low) 27 26 7/20 7/20
Left attack formidable (very low) excellent (low) 33 30 9/20 8/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense excellent (very low) inadequate (high) 29 19 8/20 5/20
Attack solid (low) inadequate (very high) 26 20 7/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill supernatural (no tactic) 14 (no tactic) 14/20


0 - 1  G. Miotti 23'
0 - 2  G. Gagliano 68'
Got injured S. Ross 28'
Substitution Out S. Ross
In G. Caniglia
Substitution Out  D. Menta
In  P. Gotha



Chance distribution

Home Away
4 7

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense excellent (very low) inadequate (high) 29 19 8/20 5/20
Attack solid (low) inadequate (very high) 26 20 7/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill supernatural (no tactic) 14 (no tactic) 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very high) poor (very low) 20 9 5/20 3/20
Average midfield inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20
Average defense magnificent (low) formidable (high) 46 35 12/20 9/20
Average attack solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Total average excellent (low) solid (high) 30 27 8/20 7/20


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