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Clouds darkened the skies at Municipal Arena as 2807 spectators turned up for the match. Edouard el Gladiador Thill was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and Amir Arsalan Baba Mohammadi. Spicul decided to use a 3-4-3 set up. They fielded: Bölöni - Omazzi, Dima, Mallet - Maslakov, Nitã, Djurhuus, Crivitz - Căldăruş, Čaklovica, Gusmai.

Ballhonka started off with a 3-5-2 lineup. Lineup: Volden - Reyero, Ng, Bukhave - Sjölind, Baardsen, Burnham, Heggheim, Birkelund - Pitzer, Kurtdemir.

The terraces were silenced after 7 minutes when Ballhonka's R. Heggheim put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right. N. Dima was ever so close to scoring after an excellent corner was beautifully flicked on by J. Crivitz, but the ball bounced off the post to safety. C. Bölöni got a fingertip on E. Birkelund's shot from the left 41 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal. J. Djurhuus showed the skills that make him a real crowd pleaser as he, after 42 minutes, wove through the guests' entire central defence and put the 1 - 1 equaliser away. Ballhonka took the lead 43 minutes into the game, making the score 1 - 2 after some elegant movement down the middle. G. Kurtdemir was the scorer. Ballhonka increased their lead after 44 minutes when V. Burnham broke through on the right, upping the score to 1 - 3, much to the home crowd's dismay. 44 minutes in, Spicul's M. Gusmai received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. E. Baardsen of Ballhonka had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. K. Feriser came in to finish the match. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 3. Possession in this half belonged to Ballhonka, who controlled the ball 52 percent of the time.

The crowd groaned when S. Čaklovica, having maneuvered his way down the right, fired the ball just wide and missed a great opportunity to reduce the deficit for Spicul. After the ball was lifted in from the left, K. Feriser was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 54 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration. It took several tries, but Spicul managed to break through on the left after 56 minutes, getting the ball to V. Maslakov who easily reduced the lead to make the score 2 - 3. K. Feriser of Ballhonka took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 64 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 2 - 4. The players of Ballhonka now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. After 65 minutes, Spicul switched M. Gusmai with Y. Kasselas, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch. With 70 minutes played, J. Crivitz was very close to reducing the score for Spicul with a low drive from the left, but a defender stuck his foot out just in the nick of time, blocking the shot to a corner. Spicul reduced the lead to 3 - 4 with 74 minutes on the clock when N. Dima got the best of a ball floated in from the left. After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, E. Birkelund got himself booked. The manager of Ballhonka was not happy. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Ballhonka, with 57 percent of the ball.

G. Căldăruş performed admirably for Spicul. C. Bölöni was a disappointment, however. Ballhonka's best player was R. Heggheim. On the other hand, E. Sjölind's play was disheartening. The match ends 3 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield poor (high) poor (high) 11 11 3/20 3/20
Right defence inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20
Central defence inadequate (high) passable (high) 19 23 5/20 6/20
Left defence poor (very high) inadequate (high) 12 19 3/20 5/20
Right attack passable (very low) passable (very low) 21 21 6/20 6/20
Central attack excellent (high) poor (very high) 31 12 8/20 3/20
Left attack excellent (very high) solid (low) 32 26 8/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence weak (high) inadequate (low) 15 18 4/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (very low) weak (very high) 17 16 5/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)


0 - 1  R. Heggheim 7'
1 - 1  J. Djurhuus 42'
1 - 2  G. Kurtdemir 43'
1 - 3  V. Burnham 44'
2 - 3  V. Maslakov 56'
2 - 4  K. Feriser 64'
3 - 4  N. Dima 74'
1 booking accumulated M. Gusmai 44'
1 booking accumulated E. Birkelund 76'
Got injured E. Baardsen 44'
Substitution Out E. Baardsen
In K. Feriser
Substitution Out  M. Gusmai
In  Y. Kasselas



Chance distribution

Home Away
6 7

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence weak (high) inadequate (low) 15 18 4/20 5/20
Attack inadequate (very low) weak (very high) 17 16 5/20 4/20


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

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (very low) poor (high) 25 11 7/20 3/20
Average midfield poor (high) poor (high) 11 11 3/20 3/20
Average defence weak (very high) passable (very low) 16 21 4/20 6/20
Average attack solid (very high) inadequate (very high) 28 20 7/20 5/20
Total average inadequate (low) inadequate (very low) 18 17 5/20 5/20


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