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Clear skies welcomed the 639 spectators who had made their way to Estádio 6 de Agosto. Harley Mcconnell was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jean Pirmez and Marlon Ackermans. After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, Balsa UTD decided to go with a 3-5-2 formation. Starters: Cservenák - Lima Filho, Burruchaga, Paiva Silva - Romero Florindo, Dorf, Spanaki, Moitinho, Onken - Prevenhueber, Autenrieth.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Sociais prefers a 5-4-1. Let's see how this plays out for them. Lineup: Molina - Peč, Przybysz, Bolettieri, Blatti, Salim - Braga, Lima Soares, Brossard, Gilmore - Nascimento.

Today, Balsa UTD's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks, taking advantage of their magnificent ability. Sociais clearly preferred using their excellent ability to attack in the middle today. Central attacks were the recipe of the day for Sociais, and they were successfully passing the ball from the wing into the middle at the behest of their coach. It was obvious that Balsa UTD had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle. Slack defending gave Balsa UTD a chance to take the lead with 21 minutes played, but W. Autenrieth's cross from the left flank was met gratefully by the opposition who cleared it to safety. After a fine move down the middle H. Prevenhueber nearly put the home side one up with 26 minutes played. His final touch escaped him though and the keeper smothered the ball. The referee showed Balsa UTD's F. Lima Filho the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Unfortunately for Sociais, L. Blatti was injured as the game became more physical, and he had to leave the field. R. Xavante replaced him. It was 0 - 0 at the break. Balsa UTD set the tempo, maintaining 72 percent of possession.

Balsa UTD had a good opportunity to take the lead as I. Paiva Silva came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of F. Molina. Balsa UTD were very close to putting themselves one up with 61 minutes gone as B. Onken got through on the left, but a lapse in concentration sent the ball wide. After 66 minutes of play, B. Onken gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right. I. Paiva Silva received some harsh words from his coach after he acted foolishly 67 minutes into the match, probably out of lack of experience, and almost let an opponent score. Balsa UTD managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when M. Moitinho slid in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Balsa UTD would have 71 percent possession in this half was spot on!

The most outstanding Balsa UTD player was without a doubt W. Autenrieth. I can't remember J. Romero Florindo ever having a worse night than he just had. Most important Sociais player was I. Gilmore. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by J. Lima Soares today. The match ends 2 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield poor (very high) wretched (very low) 12 5 3/20 2/20
Right defense poor (very high) weak (very high) 12 16 3/20 4/20
Central defense poor (very high) passable (high) 12 23 3/20 6/20
Left defense weak (very low) inadequate (very low) 13 17 4/20 5/20
Right attack weak (very high) poor (very low) 16 9 4/20 3/20
Central attack poor (very high) wretched (very low) 12 5 3/20 2/20
Left attack inadequate (very low) wretched (very high) 17 8 5/20 2/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (very low) poor (low) 13 10 4/20 3/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Attack in the middle
Tactic skill magnificent excellent 12 8 12/20 8/20


1 - 0  B. Onken 66'
2 - 0  M. Moitinho 68'
1 card accumulated F. Lima Filho 27'
Got injured L. Blatti 28'
Substitution Out L. Blatti
In R. Xavante



Chance distribution

Home Away
9 2

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
Attack weak (very low) poor (low) 13 10 4/20 3/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Attack in the middle
Tactic skill magnificent excellent 12 8 12/20 8/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (low) wretched (very low) 6 5 2/20 2/20
Average midfield poor (very high) wretched (very low) 12 5 3/20 2/20
Average defense poor (very high) inadequate (low) 12 18 3/20 5/20
Average attack weak (high) wretched (very high) 15 8 4/20 2/20
Total average weak (very low) poor (low) 13 10 4/20 3/20


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