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The local marching band welcomed a crowd of 15745 to El Gigante de Escalada. Barry-Ad Krotwaar was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Harry Bichsel and Hélder Savedra. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Talleres decided to go with a 4-3-3 formation. The following players had been selected: Molnár - Nolan, Akgün, Oña Espinosa, Sevgim - Suder, Lavilla, Uttersjö - Veniani, Campilho, Benedit.

Our studio analysts were correct. Pollitos has taken the field in a 4-5-1 alignment. Starters: Ballack - Romero, Milito, Cravotti, Barzilay - Asa, Hoehfurtner, Sędziński, De Carolis, Pakzat - Sánchez.

Pollitos were mostly trying to use their world class skill at attacking on the flanks. J. Suder's long shot really ought to have found the net for Talleres after 3 minutes, but it fell just wide of the target. With the clock showing 4 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Pollitos resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by Á. Asa in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. Talleres fans held their breath as J. Suder gallivanted down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and fired home the go-ahead goal for 1 - 0! 13 minutes had passed when Talleres put themselves up 2 - 0 after the visiting defenders lost the ball to S. Veniani, who came up from the left and proceeded to easily go around the goalkeeper and knock the ball home. Talleres put themselves up 3 - 0 when J. Uttersjö broke through on the right, leaving the entire defensive delegation behind him. Z. Sędziński could've grabbed a goal for Pollitos 40 minutes in when he got a pass from the left putting him free of the home side's defense, but he was unable to take advantage of the situation. The teams went for the halftime break at 3 - 0. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Talleres would have 54 percent possession in this half was spot on!

49 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defense had to look on as T. Campilho ran straight through, knocking one home to make it 4 - 0 for Talleres. Confident in their lead, Talleres's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. After 60 minutes, Talleres sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached S. Benedit, who had plenty of time to shoot and score - 5 - 0. Coming in on the left, G. De Carolis did everything right to get a goal for Pollitos after 62 minutes, but his curling shot was punched clear by the keeper. The Talleres coach was happy with the scoreline, but still wanted to change the lineup. After 70 minutes, M. Cagliani came on for S. Benedit. After 71 minutes, following yet another great corner, J. Suder knocked the ball to T. Akgün but it was just too high and the shot came off his shin. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Talleres had 56...56 percent possession. AH AH AH!

T. Campilho performed admirably for Talleres. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by N. Sevgim today. Pollitos's top performer was clearly Á. Asa. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because M. Ballack seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The match ends 5 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield weak (very low) poor (high) 13 11 4/20 3/20
Right defense inadequate (very low) poor (high) 17 11 5/20 3/20
Central defense passable (very low) inadequate (low) 21 18 6/20 5/20
Left defense weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Right attack inadequate (very low) weak (high) 17 15 5/20 4/20
Central attack solid (very low) wretched (very high) 25 8 7/20 2/20
Left attack weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (very high) weak (high) 20 15 5/20 4/20
Attack inadequate (low) weak (very low) 18 13 5/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) world class (no tactic) 13 13/20


1 - 0  J. Suder 5'
2 - 0  S. Veniani 13'
3 - 0  J. Uttersjö 36'
4 - 0  T. Campilho 49'
5 - 0  S. Benedit 60'
Substitution Out  S. Benedit
In  M. Cagliani



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 5

2 Left attack 3
1 Central attack 1
1 Right attack 1
1 Other 0
2 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 inadequate (very high) weak (high) 20 15 5/20 4/20
Attack inadequate (low) weak (very low) 18 13 5/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) world class (no tactic) 13 13/20

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (high) wretched (very high) 11 8 3/20 2/20
Average midfield weak (very low) poor (high) 13 11 4/20 3/20
Average defense inadequate (low) weak (high) 18 15 5/20 4/20
Average attack inadequate (high) poor (very high) 19 12 5/20 3/20
Total average inadequate (very low) weak (very low) 17 13 5/20 4/20


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