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39826 fans braved the pouring rain at FC Dambrugge Arena. Miguel Yern was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Júlio César Neves Lima and . The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Seefhoek formed up in a 3-5-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Starters: Van Buynder - De Wispelaere, Fourneau, Bronchart - Wymeersch, Simon, Vanderlinden, Bourdon, Vandersmissen - Galloy, Hernou.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and United prefers a 2-5-3. Let's see how this plays out for them. Lineup: Point - Macolino, Weytens - Billen, Van Yper, Manzoni, Ortaarış, Schalley - Yıldız, Van Laere, Zeltkalis.

The bleachers were silenced after 4 minutes when United's K. Van Yper put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right. A. Zeltkalis might as well have been wearing Pilgrim shoes for all the traction he could get on the waterlogged field - his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today. After 10 minutes D. Vandersmissen made a speedy advance and dropped the ball to B. Hernou who blasted it past the keeper. The score was now 1 - 1. A. Zeltkalis let loose a good shot after 14 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide. A poorly positioned wall on a free kick after 16 minutes allowed for United's A. Macolino to give the visitors the 1 - 2 lead. The referee showed Seefhoek's R. Vanderlinden the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. 1 - 2 was the score after the first half. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that United had 57...57 percent possession. AH AH AH!

The away team's T. Van Laere took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 59 minutes increasing United's lead to 1 - 3. After 63 minutes, United's O. Manzoni burst through the central defense and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 1 - 4. Confident in their lead, United's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. There was concern in the stands when, at the 67 minute mark, United's Ç. Ortaarış hit the ground hard, but with the help of the trainer's magic spray, he rejoined his teammates on the field. Oh dear, hide the children! 84 minutes into the match, B. Hernou came down the left flank with a torch in one hand and a sword in the other. He's annihilated the defense and devastated the keeper! Goal for Seefhoek, reducing the lead to 2 - 4. Maybe H. Billen should join the aquatics team instead. He went down dramatically after 89 minutes, crying out with agony as he fell. The referee was not impressed, though, and showed him a yellow for diving. Seefhoek didn't give an inch and after 89 minutes B. Hernou was able to put the 3 - 4 goal away after a fine individual play on the right. One, two, three goals! That completed a hattrick for B. Hernou. AH! AH! AH! Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that United would have 56 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Seefhoek's top performer was clearly S. Galloy. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by R. Vanderlinden today. Most important United player was K. Van Yper. I can't remember L. Schalley ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 3 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield solid (very low) excellent (very high) 25 32 7/20 8/20
Right defense outstanding (very low) solid (low) 37 26 10/20 7/20
Central defense outstanding (very low) brilliant (high) 37 43 10/20 11/20
Left defense outstanding (low) solid (high) 38 27 10/20 7/20
Right attack excellent (high) excellent (low) 31 30 8/20 8/20
Central attack outstanding (very low) brilliant (very low) 37 41 10/20 11/20
Left attack excellent (low) excellent (very low) 30 29 8/20 8/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense excellent (very high) solid (low) 32 26 8/20 7/20
Attack solid (very high) passable (high) 28 23 7/20 6/20
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Tactic Normal Normal
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0 - 1  K. Van Yper 4'
1 - 1  B. Hernou 10'
1 - 2  A. Macolino 16'
1 - 3  T. Van Laere 59'
1 - 4  O. Manzoni 63'
2 - 4  B. Hernou 84'
3 - 4  B. Hernou 89'
1 card accumulated R. Vanderlinden 25'
1 card accumulated H. Billen 89'
Got bruised Ç. Ortaarış 67'



Chance distribution

Home Away
3 9

1 Left attack 5
0 Central attack 2
1 Right attack 1
0 Other 1
1 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense excellent (very high) solid (low) 32 26 8/20 7/20
Attack solid (very high) passable (high) 28 23 7/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) excellent (low) 17 30 5/20 8/20
Average midfield solid (very low) excellent (very high) 25 32 7/20 8/20
Average defense outstanding (very low) excellent (very high) 37 32 10/20 8/20
Average attack formidable (very low) formidable (very low) 33 33 9/20 9/20
Total average excellent (very high) excellent (very high) 32 32 8/20 9/20


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