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OD 5 - 0 Metsis

Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 1683 at Riistapelto today. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Axel Engsjö and Badea Ştefănescu. The match took place on neutral ground. OD had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation. The following players had been chosen: Taivainen - Sundberg, Tuhkalainen, Gryaznov - Tuupanen, Reha, Luiro, Stöckell, Korpinen - Filppula, Muttonen.

Metsis tactics involved an interesting 3-4-3 combination. The following players took the field: Kautto - Iglesia, Melone, Nergård - Perälä, Wahteristo, Naskali, Vihijärvi - Hartikainen, Ðukanović, Nurmirinta.

For their match strategy, Metsis had decided to use their solid ability to counter-attack whenever possible. 11 minutes into the game, Antero Naskali almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. OD's Timo Taivainen had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 13 minutes having been played. Antti Rantanen was the replacement. With 33 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 - 0 lead as Mikael Tuupanen flipped the ball in after a cross from the right. After 39 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Markus Korpinen might have resulted in another goal for OD. However, Ville Kautto made a spectacular save. 1 - 0 was the halftime score. OD had most of the ball, with 58 percent of possession.

OD's Juhani Filppula increased the lead to 2 - 0, after he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing goalkeeper following some good play down the right wing after 52 minutes. Stanislav Gryaznov could have put OD up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 55 minutes. After 63 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and Jukka-Pekka Muttonen gave the OD supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 3 - 0. After 69 minutes, Jukka-Pekka Muttonen put OD ahead 4 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing. At this point, it was obvious that the players of OD lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. The corner kick from Markus Korpinen was powerfully met by the head of Stanislav Gryaznov to make the score 5 - 0. Metsis needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 75 minutes Aapeli Perälä made way for Carlos Valente. With 75 minutes played, the Metsis coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Jesper Huvinen came on, Antero Naskali had to leave the fray. With 76 minutes played, Iisakki Sundberg could have brought this one home for OD as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high. A counterattack by Metsis after 77 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but Timo Wahteristo, coming in on the left, couldn't get the shot off. OD claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 56 percent.

OD's best player was Jukka-Pekka Muttonen. On the other hand, Antti Rantanen's play was disheartening. Most important Metsis player was Ville Kautto. Philip Melone was a disappointment, however. The match ends 5 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield formidable (high) solid (low) 35 26 9/20 7/20
Right defence formidable (low) brilliant (very high) 34 44 9/20 11/20
Central defence formidable (very low) outstanding (very low) 33 37 9/20 10/20
Left defence outstanding (very low) outstanding (very low) 37 37 10/20 10/20
Right attack excellent (low) excellent (high) 30 31 8/20 8/20
Central attack solid (low) formidable (very high) 26 36 7/20 9/20
Left attack passable (very high) inadequate (low) 24 18 6/20 5/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (very low) 18 21 5/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) solid (no tactic) 7 7/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Mikael Tuupanen 33'
2 - 0  Juhani Filppula 52'
3 - 0  Jukka-Pekka Muttonen 63'
4 - 0  Jukka-Pekka Muttonen 69'
5 - 0  Stanislav Gryaznov 74'
Timo Taivainen 13'
Substitution Out Timo Taivainen
In Antti Rantanen
13'
Substitution Out  Aapeli Perälä
In  Carlos Valente
75'
Substitution Out  Antero Naskali
In  Jesper Huvinen
75'

Possession

58%
42%
56%
44%

Chance distribution

Home Away
10 2

3 Left attack 1
1 Central attack 1
5 Right attack 0
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

Defence inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (very low) 18 21 5/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) solid (no tactic) 7 7/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (low) excellent (very low) 26 29 7/20 8/20
Average midfield formidable (high) solid (low) 35 26 9/20 7/20
Average defence formidable (high) outstanding (high) 35 39 9/20 10/20
Average attack solid (high) solid (very high) 27 28 7/20 7/20
Total average excellent (very high) excellent (high) 32 31 9/20 8/20

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