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33597 spectators arrived at Napoli square garden, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Ville-Valtteri Litmanen was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Guillaume Desmaris and Jani Merikumpu. U-20 Italia had chosen a strategic 5-3-2 formation. The following players took the field: Stipa - Di Maso, Celeghini, Garzitto, Battiston, Pellattiero - Malusardi, Cinquini, Micai - Galtarossa, Batini.

U-20 Magyarország tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination. Lineup: Liber - Maróti, Sallói - Rajczi, Princz, Heckmann, Váradi, Szekerka - Birkás, Túri, Pribojszki.

U-20 Italia clearly had decided to counter-attack when they could, taking advantage of their outstanding level with that tactic. Almost all the way down to the corner flag, U-20 Magyarország's Arnold Rajczi somehow managed to get a perfect pass into the middle, impossible to miss for Norbert Szekerka, who struck for 0 - 1. A drive down the left side allowed Ervin Birkás to get in close and score another goal for U-20 Magyarország after 13 minutes, taking the score to 0 - 2. U-20 Italia's Cristian Galtarossa made use of his speed to get free of the defence, but he still couldn't get a shot off 28 minutes into the match. With 33 minutes played, U-20 Magyarország put themselves up 0 - 3 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Norbert Szekerka. U-20 Magyarország's Zoltán Princz made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 37 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded goal when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line. 37 minutes into the game, U-20 Italia had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to inadequate. After 38 minutes, U-20 Magyarország's Norbert Szekerka burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 4. At that, Norbert Szekerka was noted down for a hat trick! U-20 Magyarország had to make a substitution after 40 minutes. Milán Sallói limped off the field and was replaced by Márton Novodomszki. It was 0 - 4 at the break. Possession in this half belonged to U-20 Magyarország, who controlled the ball 59 percent of the time.

During the break, U-20 Italia's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to solid organisation. After 46 minutes, U-20 Italia switched Mario Malusardi with Manolo Scava, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch. András Liber wanted to play on, but the U-20 Magyarország coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 46 minutes into the game by János Magasi. János Magasi was handed the U-20 Magyarország captain's armband. Content with how the game was proceeding, the U-20 Magyarország coach let Balázs Németh replace Sándor Pribojszki after 56 minutes. Levente Túri increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 0 - 5. Krisztián Maróti received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 69 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 6. The U-20 Magyarország fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early. With 70 minutes played, the U-20 Italia coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Marco De Bernardo came on, Pierluigi Pellattiero had to leave the fray. After 82 minutes, U-20 Italia sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached Aronne Battiston, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 1 - 6. The match ends 1 - 6. U-20 Magyarország enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 64 percent of possession.

Most important U-20 Italia player was Manuele 'Batigol' Batini. Cristian Galtarossa turned in a dismal performance, however. U-20 Magyarország's top performer was clearly János Magasi. On the other hand, Márton Novodomszki's play was disheartening.

Rating details

Midfield poor (low) weak (very high) 10 16 3/20 4/20
Right defence inadequate (low) outstanding (very high) 18 40 5/20 10/20
Central defence solid (very high) solid (high) 28 27 7/20 7/20
Left defence excellent (very low) solid (very high) 29 28 8/20 7/20
Right attack poor (high) excellent (low) 11 30 3/20 8/20
Central attack poor (very high) weak (very high) 12 16 3/20 4/20
Left attack weak (low) excellent (low) 14 30 4/20 8/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (very high) inadequate (very high) 20 20 5/20 5/20
Attack weak (low) poor (very high) 14 12 4/20 3/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill outstanding (no tactic) 10 (no tactic) 10/20
Style of play - -

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0 - 1  Norbert Szekerka 4'
0 - 2  Ervin Birkás 13'
0 - 3  Norbert Szekerka 33'
0 - 4  Norbert Szekerka 38'
0 - 5  Levente Túri 66'
0 - 6  Krisztián Maróti 69'
1 - 6  Aronne Battiston 82'
Milán Sallói 40'
Substitution Out Milán Sallói
In Márton Novodomszki
Substitution Out  Mario Malusardi
In  Manolo Scava
Substitution Out  András Liber
In  János Magasi
Substitution Out  Sándor Pribojszki
In  Balázs Németh
Substitution Out  Pierluigi Pellattiero
In  Marco De Bernardo



Chance distribution

Home Away
4 8

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

Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defence inadequate (very high) inadequate (very high) 20 20 5/20 5/20
Attack weak (low) poor (very high) 14 12 4/20 3/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill outstanding (no tactic) 10 (no tactic) 10/20
Style of play - -

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very high) poor (low) 8 10 2/20 3/20
Average midfield poor (low) weak (very high) 10 16 3/20 4/20
Average defence solid (very low) excellent (very high) 25 32 7/20 8/20
Average attack weak (very low) solid (very low) 13 25 4/20 7/20
Total average weak (very high) passable (very high) 16 24 4/20 7/20


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