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Athletic 2 - 4 S.d.S

It had rained all day, but 1850 hardy fans still made it out to Il Tempio. Theodorus Heering was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gustaaf Smets and Germán Guzzetti. Athletic had chosen a strategic 4-3-3 formation. Starters: Speranti - Basile, Andrisani, Kasza, Galluccio - Di Pierdomenico, Nasi, Argenta - Folini, Rottensteiner, Bozzuto.

S.d.S decided to use a 2-5-3 set up. The following players took the field: Feichtinger - Rouvoet, Hilling - Putter, Hovmand Jensen, Hofbauer, Ruska, van der Hilst - Damink, Weusthoff, Lausberg.

Athletic clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could, taking advantage of their formidable level with that tactic. C. Weusthoff didn't let the weather get him down and made some great moves on the pitch in spite of the rain. D. Hofbauer had a good try after 24 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide. 25 minutes into the game, Athletic had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to weak. The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave J. Hilling from S.d.S a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 27 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient! 28 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Athletic substitution. R. Poeira came on for D. Di Pierdomenico. R. Poeira's knee will be throbbing for days, but thankfully for Athletic, he bravely continued in the match. A mistake by the home side's central defence after 30 minutes allowed K. Lausberg to score for S.d.S. The scoreboard now read 0 - 1. G. Basile did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch. Athletic tried to even things up by sending a long ball towards the centrally placed strikers, but the visitors' defence got the best of this rather direct style of play. After 37 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave G. Hovmand Jensen a chance to increase the lead for S.d.S, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 2. By now, the players in S.d.S felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward. 0 - 2 was the score after the first half. S.d.S claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 63 percent.

The Athletic players spent the break getting a rerun of the team's tactical organisation and regained a solid organisation when the game started again. The home crowd cheered when, after 64 minutes, I. van der Hilst's charge up the middle resulted in the keeper making one of his best saves of the day. Athletic hit back on the counter attack 65 minutes into the game with a free kick. Initially it seemed wasted, hit wide towards the wing. But there was an idea to it - the ball was then crossed towards M. Galluccio, who was waiting for it in the box. That's 1 - 2! Don't forget to thank the set pieces coach for that idea! 67 minutes in, and Athletic were able to score the equalising goal to make it 2 - 2 when G. Basile picked up a pass coming in from the right and chipped it past the away team's keeper. With 68 minutes played, S.d.S's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to K. Lausberg he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 2 - 3. P. Folini made a superb strike after 72 minutes with a shot straight in front of the goal after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors' defenders got a foot in at the last second and warded it off for a corner. Athletic were pushed back, and had many dangerous counterattacks. An impressive one came 78 minutes into the match, but D. Rottensteiner narrowly missed the free kick attempt that was awarded as a result of a foul. The visitors' J. Damink took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 82 minutes into the match. 2 - 4 for S.d.S. S.d.S had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.

A. Argenta performed admirably for Athletic. On the other hand, C. Andrisani's play was disheartening. S.d.S's best player was C. Weusthoff. G. Hovmand Jensen on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 2 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (high) poor (low) 7 10 2/20 3/20
Right defence weak (very low) poor (low) 13 10 4/20 3/20
Central defence passable (high) weak (high) 23 15 6/20 4/20
Left defence excellent (low) poor (very low) 30 9 8/20 3/20
Right attack weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Central attack weak (low) solid (high) 14 27 4/20 7/20
Left attack excellent (very low) inadequate (low) 29 18 8/20 5/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (very high) 14 20 4/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill formidable (no tactic) 9 (no tactic) 9/20


0 - 1  K. Lausberg 30'
0 - 2  G. Hovmand Jensen 37'
1 - 2  M. Galluccio 65'
2 - 2  G. Basile 67'
2 - 3  K. Lausberg 68'
2 - 4  J. Damink 82'
1 booking accumulated J. Hilling 27'
Got bruised R. Poeira 28'
Substitution Out  D. Di Pierdomenico
In  R. Poeira



Chance distribution

Home Away
5 7

0 Left attack 1
2 Central attack 4
1 Right attack 1
2 Other 1
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defence weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (very high) 14 20 4/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill formidable (no tactic) 9 (no tactic) 9/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very high) weak (very low) 8 13 2/20 4/20
Average midfield wretched (high) poor (low) 7 10 2/20 3/20
Average defence passable (low) poor (high) 22 11 6/20 3/20
Average attack inadequate (very high) inadequate (very high) 20 20 5/20 5/20
Total average weak (very high) weak (low) 16 14 5/20 4/20


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