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Markka 4 - 1 Sacco

The 1077 spectators at Coins Stadium were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Jerry Mallet was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Pēteris Pauļuks and Norbert Wagener. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Markka formed up in a 3-4-3 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. The following players had been selected: Rauberger - Hajzer, Eisenschenk, Todić - Kramsu, Arasa, Singh, Oriol - Pacheco, Christen, Sandvik.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Sacco prefers a 3-5-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. The following players took the field: Allonen - Samanen, Ollilainen, Gardemeister - Mitjonen, Äijälä, Ruisniemi, Kiminki, Durchman - Karppi, Torppa.

The visitors' central defense should have had no trouble clearing the pass to B. Oriol, but the Markka player managed to shrug them off and fire a low shot that 5-holed the keeper to give his team the lead. 1 - 0! After 22 minutes, K. Sandvik put Markka ahead 2 - 0 when he rose to head in a hooked ball, the result of an effort from the right side. A bit of trash talk erupted into a fight as players from both sides congregated in the center of the field 27 minutes into the match. After separating the two sides, the referee and his linesman discussed the scurrilous chain of events - this eventually led to the referee calling Sacco's S. Gardemeister to one side and giving him a straight red card. As quick as a flash, V. Mitjonen of Sacco lost his man and passed the ball to the wide-open M. Torppa who easily hit it home to make it 2 - 1. Markka put themselves up 3 - 1 when C. Arasa broke through on the right, leaving the entire defensive delegation behind him. 3 - 1 was the halftime score. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Sacco, with an impressive 53 percent possession of the ball.

With 70 minutes played, the Sacco coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. H. Ruponen came on and H. Ruisniemi had to leave the fray. The referee showed Markka's M. Hajzer the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. The fierce heat made it important to save breath, and after a few swift runs K. Sandvik found it hard to get back into position. A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Markka's A. Pacheco bringing the lead up to 4 - 1. G. Cerdeira was called on to replace Sacco's M. Torppa after 84 minutes following a nasty collision. Sacco did a good job holding on to the ball, with 57 percent of possession.

Most important Markka player was L. Eisenschenk. Speaking of stinking up the place, W. Christen sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. Sacco's top performer was clearly J. Äijälä. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by G. Cerdeira today. The match ends 4 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) weak (very high) 15 16 4/20 4/20
Right defense magnificent (very low) passable (very high) 45 24 12/20 6/20
Central defense brilliant (high) passable (very low) 43 21 11/20 6/20
Left defense brilliant (very low) poor (very high) 41 12 11/20 3/20
Right attack weak (low) solid (low) 14 26 4/20 7/20
Central attack solid (very low) inadequate (low) 25 18 7/20 5/20
Left attack weak (high) passable (low) 15 22 4/20 6/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (very low) inadequate (low) 25 18 7/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (high) inadequate (very low) 19 17 5/20 5/20
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Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)


1 - 0  B. Oriol 20'
2 - 0  K. Sandvik 22'
2 - 1  M. Torppa 30'
3 - 1  C. Arasa 41'
4 - 1  A. Pacheco 82'
Sent off S. Gardemeister 27'
1 card accumulated M. Hajzer 70'
Got injured M. Torppa 84'
Substitution Out  H. Ruisniemi
In  H. Ruponen
Substitution Out M. Torppa
In G. Cerdeira



Chance distribution

Home Away
4 6

0 Left attack 1
2 Central attack 3
2 Right attack 1
0 Other 0
0 Special events 1
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense solid (very low) inadequate (low) 25 18 7/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (high) inadequate (very low) 19 17 5/20 5/20


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

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (low) wretched (high) 22 7 6/20 2/20
Average midfield weak (high) weak (very high) 15 16 4/20 4/20
Average defense brilliant (high) inadequate (high) 43 19 11/20 5/20
Average attack inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20
Total average solid (very low) inadequate (high) 25 19 7/20 5/20


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