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WFC 2 - 2 Ginge

Clouds darkened the skies at Tivoli-Neu as 23923 spectators turned up for the match. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Juan Manuel Robles and . Our studio analysts were correct. WFC has taken the field in a 3-4-3 alignment. Lineup: Lazãr - Rasquilho, Baló, Blanca - Bleve, Rizzuto, van Hattem, Bright-Thomas - Gaffney, Bylykbashi, Schönmann.

Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! Ginge will go to battle in a 4-5-1 formation. The following players had been selected: Nenchev - Tessier, Sießenbüttel, Pubek, Ledda - Crannach, Hoti, Minkov, Field, Todd - Holtenbratt.

For their match strategy, Ginge had decided to use their magnificent ability to counter-attack whenever possible. One of many good passes from A. Crannach at the wing was received and skillfully taken care of by E. Holtenbratt, scoring the 0 - 1 goal for Ginge. The counter-attacks of Ginge were deadly and 11 minutes into the game, Z. Minkov controlled a long pass from the right flank and finished to make it 0 - 2. WFC supporters found their voice 17 minutes in as good work down the right got the ball to M. Rizzuto who reduced the visitors' lead to 1 - 2. 23 minutes into the game, H. Pubek had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came K. D'izier. With the scoreboard showing that 28 minutes had been played, Ginge nearly put themselves up another goal after M. Field came through on the left. Fortunately for the home crowd, the keeper made the save. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 2. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that WFC had 53...53 percent possession. AH AH AH!

WFC put pressure on the visitors' central defense with 58 minutes played, but M. Blanca couldn't find an opening. With 60 minutes played, Ginge's E. Holtenbratt received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. M. Bylykbashi pulled a rabbit out of his hat as he wove through the guest's entire central defense and put the 2 - 2 equalizer away after 69 minutes. 73 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for WFC to take the lead after a good ball from the right found M. Bylykbashi alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post. A foul called during a Ginge counter-attack resulted in a great chance to score, but R. Todd's shot rattled off the post. With 86 minutes played S. van Hattem almost put the home team one ahead on a cross coming in from the right, but the shot went just wide. Ginge's R. Todd was shown a yellow card after 87 minutes for slicing down an opponent. This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when R. Todd slipped through the left defense to come up alone against A. Lazãr, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning-fast reflexes. Y. Tessier of Ginge received a yellow card after 89 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. Possession of the ball was split evenly between the teams during the forty-five minutes.

The most outstanding WFC player was without a doubt P. Bleve. I can't remember T. Bright-Thomas ever having a worse night than he just had. Most important Ginge player was Z. Minkov. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because V. Nenchev seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The match ends 2 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield passable (very low) inadequate (low) 21 18 6/20 5/20
Right defense passable (high) formidable (low) 23 34 6/20 9/20
Central defense inadequate (high) outstanding (very low) 19 37 5/20 10/20
Left defense inadequate (very low) excellent (low) 17 30 5/20 8/20
Right attack passable (low) passable (very low) 22 21 6/20 6/20
Central attack outstanding (high) weak (very low) 39 13 10/20 4/20
Left attack passable (very high) passable (low) 24 22 6/20 6/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (low) inadequate (low) 18 18 5/20 5/20
Attack passable (very low) inadequate (very low) 21 17 6/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20


0 - 1  E. Holtenbratt 7'
0 - 2  Z. Minkov 11'
1 - 2  M. Rizzuto 17'
2 - 2  M. Bylykbashi 69'
1 card accumulated E. Holtenbratt 60'
1 card accumulated R. Todd 87'
1 card accumulated Y. Tessier 89'
Got injured H. Pubek 23'
Substitution Out H. Pubek
In K. D'izier



Chance distribution

Home Away
8 7

2 Left attack 1
2 Central attack 2
4 Right attack 2
0 Other 1
0 Special events 1
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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 inadequate (low) inadequate (low) 18 18 5/20 5/20
Attack passable (very low) inadequate (very low) 21 17 6/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20
Average midfield passable (very low) inadequate (low) 21 18 6/20 5/20
Average defense inadequate (very high) formidable (low) 20 34 5/20 9/20
Average attack solid (very high) inadequate (high) 28 19 7/20 5/20
Total average passable (high) passable (very high) 23 24 6/20 6/20


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