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Es Squad 5 - 1 ricky

A scorching day at Tammo Arena, where 60914 spectators were in place for today's match. Albrecht Schlumpf was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . Everyone was excited about the upcoming Saint Catherine rivalry match and the crowd was divided evenly. Gentlemen prefer blondes and Es Squad prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. They fielded: Iorio - Kadijk, Sasson, Sørensen - Tomasino, Drawz, Bråthen, Karniš, Breton - Diaconescu, Durand.

Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! ricky will go to battle in a 2-5-3 formation. Starters: Vandevenne - Regal, Kurbjuhn - Partein, Molaro, Welling, Švencbir, Broas - Mohamed, Kacperczyk, Jasiulewicz.

Es Squad saw most attack opportunities on the wings by using their mythical ability to push the attack in the right direction. Many thought A. Kadijk ought to have been awarded a penalty 8 minutes into the match, as he went down trying to beat K. Vandevenne after an attack through the middle gave him the one-on-one opportunity. With 10 minutes played, Es Squad's A. Tomasino received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. It was obvious that Es Squad had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle. The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 18 minutes of hard work with a breakthrough from A. Bråthen, who, all by his lonesome, came out of the right wing and hooked the ball over the visitors' keeper. A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased Es Squad's lead to 2 - 0 as F. Diaconescu finished it off clinically, firing the shot from a terrible angle. Everyone had expected a shot from the free kick 36 minutes into the game, but Es Squad sent the ball sideways instead, giving F. Diaconescu a clear look at goal with no wall in his way. He sent it through the keeper's legs for 3 - 0! M. Mohamed enjoyed the sunshine and demonstrated his stunning technique over and over again. 38 minutes into the game, ricky's attack got through on the right, but M. Mohamed couldn't control the ball and his feeble kick wound up in the keeper's arms. 3 - 0 was the halftime score. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Es Squad had 54...54 percent possession. AH AH AH!

Es Squad's F. Diaconescu was delighted to score as he saw his shot go between the legs of the advancing keeper and into the net, following some good attacking movement on the right wing. 4 - 0 after 54 minutes. That was his third goal of the match - a hattrick for F. Diaconescu! That's the name of the game! By now, the players of Es Squad felt that victory was a sure thing and began to play it safe, focusing on defense and not risking too much going forward. The away team improved the scoreline to 4 - 1, as M. Molaro was able to strike home thanks to a good play on the left 73 minutes into the match. 79 minutes into the game, Es Squad were awarded a penalty that E. Sasson converted into a bigger lead without so much as a how-do-you-do to the visiting keeper. It's 5 - 1 now! Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Es Squad would have 51 percent possession in this half was spot on!

F. Diaconescu performed admirably for Es Squad. Good thing A. Kadijk isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. Most important ricky player was M. Mohamed. I can't remember K. Vandevenne ever having a worse night than he just had. The match ends 5 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (low) solid (very low) 30 25 8/20 7/20
Right defense formidable (low) passable (low) 34 22 9/20 6/20
Central defense outstanding (high) formidable (very low) 39 33 10/20 9/20
Left defense formidable (very high) inadequate (high) 36 19 9/20 5/20
Right attack passable (high) excellent (high) 23 31 6/20 8/20
Central attack formidable (very low) magnificent (high) 33 47 9/20 12/20
Left attack formidable (very low) brilliant (very low) 33 41 9/20 11/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense outstanding (very low) passable (very high) 37 24 10/20 6/20
Attack excellent (high) passable (very high) 31 24 8/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill mythical (no tactic) 17 (no tactic) 17/20


1 - 0  A. Bråthen 18'
2 - 0  F. Diaconescu 30'
3 - 0  F. Diaconescu 36'
4 - 0  F. Diaconescu 54'
4 - 1  M. Molaro 73'
5 - 1  E. Sasson 79'
1 card accumulated A. Tomasino 10'



Chance distribution

Home Away
6 2

1 Left attack 1
1 Central attack 0
2 Right attack 1
2 Other 0
0 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 outstanding (very low) passable (very high) 37 24 10/20 6/20
Attack excellent (high) passable (very high) 31 24 8/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill mythical (no tactic) 17 (no tactic) 17/20

Average ratings

Total player experience formidable (low) passable (very low) 34 21 9/20 6/20
Average midfield excellent (low) solid (very low) 30 25 8/20 7/20
Average defense formidable (very high) solid (very low) 36 25 9/20 7/20
Average attack excellent (low) outstanding (very high) 30 40 8/20 10/20
Total average excellent (very high) excellent (low) 32 30 8/20 8/20


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