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Wikings 1 - 0 B 1988

Dark skies made the crowd of 42932 at Valhalla a little nervous, but the rain held off. Juan José Amunátegui was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Chester Kocian and Kuno Strachl. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Wikings decided to go with a 3-5-2 formation. They fielded: Jørgensen - Serup-Nørgaard, Mayerhofer, Frandsen - Conrad, Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Olsen, Vinkler, Spindler - Palmland, Spottag.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and B 1988 formed up in a 3-5-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. The following players took the field: Haren - Prokovas, Cioci, Eilertsen - Edenmo, Kontić, Lemström, Lederer, Coyne - Jacobsen, Frank Jensen.

Down the middle came A. Kontić, making a fantastic play that nearly saw B 1988 take the lead after 16 minutes, but R. Jørgensen preserved the tie. Wikings's T. Frandsen was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 17 minutes. B 1988 had several good opportunities to take the lead, especially 18 minutes in when N. Cioci found himself alone with R. Jørgensen who managed a block. Wikings almost scored after a swift counter-attack 19 minutes into the game, but S. Palmland put the shot from the left flank just outside the frame. Wikings's H. Olsen was shown a yellow card after 24 minutes for slicing down an opponent. With 33 minutes played, M. Spottag came in from the right with the intention of giving Wikings the lead, but his rocket of a shot could only rattle the crossbar. It was 0 - 0 at the break. The forty-five minutes were dominated by B 1988, with an impressive 51 percent possession of the ball.

Making his way up the middle after 59 minutes, J. Havsteen-Mikkelsen almost managed to sneak a goal past the visitors' keeper, but D. Haren was ready and blocked it to keep the score level. 60 minutes into the match, the referee signaled for a Wikings substitution. L. Ankerdal came on for M. Spindler. After 60 minutes, the B 1988 had a quick word about their shape on the field and decided to try another approach. After 75 minutes, the B 1988 coach wanted to see a new face on the field, waving P. Edenmo off. E. Miranda took his place. Given a free kick in a difficult position after 76 minutes, B 1988 tried a variation that they had practiced in training. The kick was sent into the area just in front of the keeper, however, the defense were on their toes and allowed no space for a finish. The game had been going for 82 minutes when M. Spottag came in on the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to put away the 1 - 0 goal, giving Wikings the lead. B 1988 set the tempo, maintaining 51 percent of possession.

Most important Wikings player was J. Havsteen-Mikkelsen. Speaking of stinking up the place, L. Ankerdal sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. B 1988's top performer was clearly A. Frank Jensen. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by E. Miranda today. The match ends 1 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (high) formidable (very low) 31 33 8/20 9/20
Right defense solid (very high) formidable (high) 28 35 7/20 9/20
Central defense world class (very low) formidable (high) 49 35 13/20 9/20
Left defense solid (very high) formidable (high) 28 35 7/20 9/20
Right attack passable (very high) excellent (high) 24 31 6/20 8/20
Central attack passable (very high) brilliant (very low) 24 41 6/20 11/20
Left attack inadequate (high) brilliant (very high) 19 44 5/20 11/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (high) passable (very high) 27 24 7/20 6/20
Attack passable (high) solid (very low) 23 25 6/20 7/20
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1 - 0  M. Spottag 82'
1 card accumulated T. Frandsen 17'
1 card accumulated H. Olsen 24'
Formation Out  M. Spindler
In  L. Ankerdal
LW  To  CF
3-5-2  To  3-4-3
Behavior D. Coyne
Substitution Out  P. Edenmo
In  E. Miranda



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 4

3 Left attack 0
1 Central attack 3
3 Right attack 0
0 Other 1
0 Special events 0
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Indirect set pieces

Defense solid (high) passable (very high) 27 24 7/20 6/20
Attack passable (high) solid (very low) 23 25 6/20 7/20


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Average ratings

Total player experience passable (high) passable (very low) 23 21 6/20 6/20
Average midfield excellent (high) formidable (very low) 31 33 8/20 9/20
Average defense formidable (high) formidable (high) 35 35 9/20 9/20
Average attack passable (low) outstanding (high) 22 39 6/20 10/20
Total average excellent (very low) formidable (very high) 29 36 8/20 9/20


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