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Clouds darkened the skies at El Templo as 4930 spectators turned up for the match. Flavio Karl was the appointed referee. The rivalry game had been the talk of Metropolitana all week and fans of both teams could be seen throughout the stadium. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Sichupanboys decided to go with a 3-4-3 formation. The following players took the field: Acuña - Ambrosetti, Tănăsoiu, Machuca - Frosta, Seguel, Tocantins, Barrera - Alinco, Hurko, Voinea.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and ictux formed up in a 3-4-3 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Lineup: Magrini - Ziobrowski, Fernández, Hemmes - Boros, Dittborn, Neumann, Fraschini - Gálvez, Pimentel, Flores.

Sichupanboys saw most attack opportunities on the wings by using their excellent ability to push the attack in the right direction. Like a mighty wizard in the hellish lair of the balrog, ictux is aiming to smother the Hephaestian flames of attack with inadequate skill. Trespass is forbidden! Alas, Balrog, you shall not pass! ictux's talent at pressing frustrated their opponents and the fans as the game became a stalemate in the middle of the park. A mistake by the home side's central defense after 6 minutes allowed A. Gálvez to score for ictux. The visitors have the lead, 0 - 1. The visitors' M. Ziobrowski took advantage of a mix-up between the home side's goalie and center backs 24 minutes into the match. 0 - 2 for ictux. After 27 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for K. Neumann who increased ictux's lead to 0 - 3. The away team's D. Boros took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 31 minutes increasing ictux's lead to 0 - 4. ictux's players now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. Maybe J. Tocantins should join the aquatics team instead. He went down dramatically after 34 minutes, crying out with agony as he fell. The referee was not impressed, though, and showed him a yellow for diving. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 4. ictux were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 56 percent of possession.

ictux already had the lead, so D. Pimentel probably won't be too disappointed that his speculative shot from the right 59 minutes in fell wide of the goal. At 63 minutes into the game, Sichupanboys's J. Tocantins cooly knocked the ball home after an impressive run down the left, reducing the visitors' lead to 1 - 4. The game had been going for 66 minutes when D. Pimentel broke through on the right, upping the score to 1 - 5 for ictux, much to the home crowd's dismay. ictux's coach was furious with K. Neumann after he picked up a yellow for saying one too many words to the ref. Q. Alinco's Road Runner-esque speed was too much for M. Ziobrowski who could only look on as the Sichupanboys player blasted one home. 2 - 5. The pressing tactics used by ictux were successful as the ball didn't make it out of the middle third very much. The home side worked hard to get through the middle and as a result, had a good chance of getting one back as Q. Alinco tried lifting the ball over keeper A. Magrini. Unfortunately, the ball went just over the bar. At this time in the match, ictux were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that ictux would have 58 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Sichupanboys's best player was D. Barrera. I can't remember J. Acuña ever having a worse night than he just had. Most important ictux player was A. Gálvez. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by N. Fraschini today. The match ends 2 - 5.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (very high) poor (low) 8 10 2/20 3/20
Right defense poor (very low) inadequate (very low) 9 17 3/20 5/20
Central defense poor (very high) excellent (very high) 12 32 3/20 8/20
Left defense wretched (very high) inadequate (low) 8 18 2/20 5/20
Right attack poor (very high) poor (very low) 12 9 3/20 3/20
Central attack weak (very high) passable (low) 16 22 4/20 6/20
Left attack weak (high) inadequate (high) 15 19 4/20 5/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (low) weak (very high) 14 16 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (high) weak (high) 15 15 4/20 4/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Pressing
Tactic skill excellent inadequate 8 5 8/20 5/20
 

Highlights

0 - 1  A. Gálvez 6'
0 - 2  M. Ziobrowski 24'
0 - 3  K. Neumann 27'
0 - 4  D. Boros 31'
1 - 4  J. Tocantins 63'
1 - 5  D. Pimentel 66'
2 - 5  Q. Alinco 83'
1 card accumulated J. Tocantins 34'
1 card accumulated K. Neumann 76'

Possession

44%
56%
42%
58%

Chance distribution

Home Away
3 7

1 Left attack 1
1 Central attack 4
0 Right attack 2
0 Other 0
1 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 weak (low) weak (very high) 14 16 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (high) weak (high) 15 15 4/20 4/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Pressing
Tactic skill excellent inadequate 8 5 8/20 5/20

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (very low) wretched (very low) 9 5 3/20 2/20
Average midfield wretched (very high) poor (low) 8 10 2/20 3/20
Average defense poor (very low) passable (low) 9 22 3/20 6/20
Average attack weak (high) inadequate (very low) 15 17 4/20 5/20
Total average poor (high) weak (very high) 11 16 3/20 5/20

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