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BD 3 - 2 Paarswit

The 3368 fans in attendance at Black Demond Arena were roasting in the hot sun. Tomislav Kruneš was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Alan Mayes and Brian Madsen. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and BD formed up in a 5-4-1 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Starters: Nora - Kapinos, Tuama, Domingorena, Porto e Melo, Nessler - Pogač, Katner, Barbagallo, Villaseca - Sheppard.

Our studio analysts were correct. Paarswit has taken the field in a 4-5-1 alignment. The following players took the field: Grenling - Nordraak, Latruwe, Meulders, Lebar - Otjacques, Malagón, Rundgren, Louwaege, Batóg - Yordanov.

Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Paarswit. 34 minutes into the game, BD seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to passable. J. Villaseca's long shot really ought to have found the net for BD after 38 minutes, but it fell just wide of the target. Good work by Paarswit's defensive line after 39 minutes produced a good counter-attack chance, one of which cut elegantly down the middle of the field and found V. Yordanov alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide. B. Barbagallo tipped the corner kick right to the keeper, who mishandled it, giving BD's D. Sheppard a chance to knock it in for 1 - 0. R. Porto e Melo saw that the keeper was out and shot from an incredible distance 41 minutes in. Unfortunately for BD, the ball skimmed the crossbar and went over. A. Tuama had a fantastic opportunity to put BD up another goal 42 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. Sometimes the only way to stop a counter-attack is with a foul. Paarswit took full advantage as W. Batóg unleashed a rocket from the resulting free kick making it 1 - 1. 1 - 1 was the halftime score. The statistics geek breathlessly ran into the press box to show BD in control of the ball, with 63 percent possession. Thanks, Poindexter.

During the break, BD's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to solid organization. 50 minutes into the game, BD wanted to bring some new energy to their game. F. Pogač gave S. Schimmel a quick hug as he left the field. R. Porto e Melo wasn't much help defensively. His energy-consuming forward runs proved quite costly in the oppressive heat. As the 60 minute mark approached, the BD manager decided it was time for a substitution. J. Villaseca reluctantly made way for A. Cantinflas. 65 minutes into the match, the referee signaled for a BD substitution. D. Noser came on for D. Sheppard. Though it was beautiful soccer, the home crowd did not enjoy V. Nordraak's goal after a run down the left with 69 minutes on the clock. Paarswit lead, 1 - 2. With 73 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, B. Latruwe needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed. D. Noser's technique was perfect on this sunny day and led to some beautiful tricks that fooled the defense. The crowd roared in delight as D. Noser finished off a spectacular series of plays up the middle to even the score for BD after 80 minutes. 2 - 2. 83 minutes in, Paarswit appeared unsure on how to play and their organization was only passable. The forty-five minutes were dominated by BD, with an impressive 63 percent possession of the ball.

As neither team was able to score a late winner, the teams took to the field again for extra time. BD's coach went over the strategy again during the break, and after that his players had excellent organization. Paarswit's coach had to raise his voice a little, but he also managed to raise his players' organization to solid after reviewing his strategy. R. Porto e Melo gave BD the 3 - 2 lead, as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then placed the ball at the keeper's right post – what a clinical finish! Extra time over, BD were the victors! Most important BD player was C. Domingorena. I can't remember R. Porto e Melo ever having a worse night than he just had. The local beauty queen presented Paarswit's V. Yordanov with a prize turducken for being named Man of the Match. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by J. Malagón today. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (low) poor (high) 18 11 5/20 3/20
Right defense solid (low) solid (very low) 26 25 7/20 7/20
Central defense formidable (low) passable (very low) 34 21 9/20 6/20
Left defense solid (low) passable (very low) 26 21 7/20 6/20
Right attack wretched (very high) poor (very low) 8 9 2/20 3/20
Central attack poor (high) poor (very high) 11 12 3/20 3/20
Left attack solid (very high) inadequate (very high) 28 20 7/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (high) inadequate (low) 23 18 6/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) excellent (no tactic) 8 8/20


1 - 0  D. Sheppard 40'
1 - 1  W. Batóg 43'
1 - 2  V. Nordraak 69'
2 - 2  D. Noser 80'
3 - 2  R. Porto e Melo 105'
Substitution Out  F. Pogač
In  S. Schimmel
Substitution Out  J. Villaseca
In  A. Cantinflas
Substitution Out  D. Sheppard
In  D. Noser



Chance distribution

Home Away
10 4

0 Left attack 1
4 Central attack 2
2 Right attack 0
0 Other 1
4 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 (high) inadequate (low) 23 18 6/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) excellent (no tactic) 8 8/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very high) weak (high) 20 15 5/20 4/20
Average midfield inadequate (low) poor (high) 18 11 5/20 3/20
Average defense excellent (very low) passable (low) 29 22 8/20 6/20
Average attack weak (very high) weak (low) 16 14 4/20 4/20
Total average passable (very low) weak (very high) 21 16 6/20 4/20


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