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It was an exceptionally sunny day for the crowd of 42955 that came out to The Monkey Cave. Espen Jacobsen was the appointed referee. Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Madona rivalry match and were doing their best to outshout their opponents. Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! SALĀTI will go to battle in a 2-5-3 formation. Lineup: Oskam - Dambrowski, Ragnarsson - Zirn, Ammon, Jula, Verlé, Ollé - Reis, Polyarush, Rizzo.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Litrabols prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. Starters: Parnaíba - Bredesen, da Silva, Brambs - Brun, Derosset, Gjermundsen, Kalinin, Huijdts - Rohatschek, Szöllősi.

Many thought P. Verlé ought to have been awarded a penalty 8 minutes into the match, as he went down trying to beat D. Parnaíba after an attack through the middle gave him the one-on-one opportunity. A mistake by the home side's central defense after 32 minutes allowed A. Rohatschek to score for Litrabols. The visitors have the lead, 0 - 1. Speedy B. Brun tried one of his patented runs 37 minutes into the game, but R. Ragnarsson was just as fast and averted the attack. With 39 minutes on the clock, SALĀTI's V. Polyarush found an opening in the visitors' left side, but his shot was handled easily by the keeper. Halftime score was 0 - 1. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that SALĀTI had 58...58 percent possession. AH AH AH!

B. Brun increased the visitors' lead by volleying in a pass from the right. 0 - 2. A misunderstanding between the visitors' keeper D. Parnaíba and his left defense could have resulted in a goal for SALĀTI, but C. Rizzo's finish was way too meek. SALĀTI could have gotten back into the game if only L. Dambrowski's free kick 81 minutes in had dipped a but more. SALĀTI's E. Ollé was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 82 minutes. With 83 minutes played, C. Rizzo was very close to reducing the deficit for SALĀTI with a low drive from the left, but a defender stuck his foot out just in the nick of time, blocking the shot for a corner. With 84 minutes played, Litrabols's J. da Silva received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. M. Mina was called on to replace SALĀTI's C. Rizzo after 85 minutes following a nasty collision. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that SALĀTI would have 59 percent possession in this half was spot on!

SALĀTI's top performer was clearly V. Polyarush. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by M. Mina today. Most important Litrabols player was A. Rohatschek. Good thing B. Brun isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield magnificent (very high) formidable (low) 48 34 12/20 9/20
Right defense weak (high) magnificent (very low) 15 45 4/20 12/20
Central defense passable (very high) brilliant (low) 24 42 6/20 11/20
Left defense excellent (low) brilliant (very high) 30 44 8/20 11/20
Right attack formidable (very low) world class (low) 33 50 9/20 13/20
Central attack brilliant (high) brilliant (low) 43 42 11/20 11/20
Left attack magnificent (very low) world class (very high) 45 52 12/20 13/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (high) formidable (very low) 27 33 7/20 9/20
Attack solid (high) passable (low) 27 22 7/20 6/20
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0 - 1  A. Rohatschek 32'
0 - 2  B. Brun 65'
1 card accumulated E. Ollé 82'
1 card accumulated J. da Silva 84'
Got injured C. Rizzo 85'
Substitution Out C. Rizzo
In M. Mina



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 3

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense solid (high) formidable (very low) 27 33 7/20 9/20
Attack solid (high) passable (low) 27 22 7/20 6/20


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Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (high) passable (very high) 27 24 7/20 6/20
Average midfield magnificent (very high) formidable (low) 48 34 12/20 9/20
Average defense passable (high) brilliant (very high) 23 44 6/20 11/20
Average attack outstanding (very high) magnificent (very high) 40 48 10/20 12/20
Total average outstanding (very low) brilliant (low) 37 42 10/20 11/20


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