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56345 spectators arrived at Mackoslav I, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Néstor Sánchez Barriga and Sven de Sluijper. The match took place on neutral ground. Belgium tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination. Starters: Praet - Keersse, Cailliau - Verhulst, Cobbaert, Gemoets, Truchet, Lootens - Massé, Chevalier, Van Neuville.

Sverige had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation. The following players had been chosen: Mellgren - Edenbo, Erskär, Pachos, Muurela - Pettersson, Åkerner, Sunelis, Oskarsson - Danielsson, Kullenhall.

Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Sverige, taking advantage of their titanic level with that tactic. Bas Van Neuville's lightning pace was too much for Björn Erskär who could only look on as the Belgium player blasted one home. 1 - 0. The visiting team's Urban 'Ubbe' Danielsson was able to score the 1 - 1 equaliser with a header 9 minutes into the match, after some good work on the right. A well placed corner kick from Charles-Henri Keersse was followed by Beerend 'Breekijzer' Truchet's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Belgium, the score now 2 - 1. After 21 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Bas Van Neuville might have resulted in another goal for Belgium. However, Fredric Mellgren made a spectacular save. After 22 minutes, the defensive line of Sverige created a counterattack through the middle that gave Johan Kullenhall a good look at the goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. Bas Van Neuville could have put Belgium up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 25 minutes. Halftime score was 2 - 1. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Belgium, with 58 percent of the ball.

Bas Van Neuville could have increased the lead after 47 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park. Urban 'Ubbe' Danielsson was in the clear after breaking the offside trap following a Sverige counterattack from the left after 48 minutes. His neat finish made the score 2 - 2. Belgium created a good opportunity to score 58 minutes into the match when Réginald Cobbaert's hooked ball from the left created a scuffle in front of the goal, and the visitors' defenders had a hard time clearing the ball. Belgium broke through on the left 61 minutes into the game, with Réginald Cobbaert firing in from an acute angle to give the home side a 3 - 2 lead. Sverige needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 61 minutes Johan Kullenhall made way for Robert 'Morfar' Billner. With 61 minutes played, the Sverige coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Algot Grenkvist came on, Gabriel 'Archangel' Åkerner had to leave the fray. Sverige's right side looked dangerous 70 minutes in, but Noud 'Tarantula' Praet made a good save on Yiorgos Pachos's hard shot to the top corner. The Sverige players listened closely to their manager, as he gave new tactical instructions for the team. Belgium put in a good effort on the right, but Bas Van Neuville saw his volley fly wide of the mark 75 minutes into the game. After 77 minutes, Belgium began to show their lack of experience and they threatened to wilt under the heavy pressure from their opposition. Sverige's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 82 minutes gone, but Claes Oskarsson's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper. Possession in this half belonged to Belgium, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.

The most dominating Belgium player was without a doubt Reinaud 'Heerser' Chevalier. On the other hand, Pieterjan Verhulst's play was disheartening. Most important Sverige player was Urban 'Ubbe' Danielsson. Algot Grenkvist was a disappointment, however. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield brilliant (very low) solid (high) 41 27 11/20 7/20
Right defence magical (very low) divine (+1) (very low) 69 81 18/20 21/20
Central defence brilliant (very low) magical (high) 41 71 11/20 18/20
Left defence passable (low) divine (very high) 22 80 6/20 20/20
Right attack mythical (low) extra-terrestrial (very low) 66 61 17/20 16/20
Central attack extra-terrestrial (low) passable (very high) 62 24 16/20 6/20
Left attack titanic (low) titanic (very high) 58 60 15/20 15/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence excellent (very high) outstanding (high) 32 39 8/20 10/20
Attack solid (very high) solid (high) 28 27 7/20 7/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) titanic (no tactic) 15 15/20
 

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Highlights

1 - 0  Bas Van Neuville 8'
1 - 1  Urban 'Ubbe' Danielsson 9'
2 - 1  Beerend 'Breekijzer' Truchet 17'
2 - 2  Urban 'Ubbe' Danielsson 48'
3 - 2  Réginald Cobbaert 61'
Substitution Out  Johan Kullenhall
In  Robert 'Morfar' Billner
Defensive To  Towards Wing
61'
Substitution Out  Gabriel 'Archangel' Åkerner
In  Algot Grenkvist
61'
Behaviour Pekka Muurela
Normal  To  Offensive
75'

Possession

58%
42%
62%
38%

Chance distribution

Home Away
10 5

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence excellent (very high) outstanding (high) 32 39 8/20 10/20
Attack solid (very high) solid (high) 28 27 7/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) titanic (no tactic) 15 15/20

Average ratings

Total player experience magical (low) magical (high) 70 71 18/20 18/20
Average midfield brilliant (very low) solid (high) 41 27 11/20 7/20
Average defence brilliant (very high) divine (low) 44 78 11/20 20/20
Average attack extra-terrestrial (low) magnificent (very high) 62 48 16/20 12/20
Total average world class (very low) world class (high) 49 51 13/20 13/20

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