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The crowd of 2705 turning up at Limited Edition ARENA today were greeted with some nasty showers of rain. Archibald Polgár was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Blane MacOwl and Juan Carlos Sánchez. The pitch was a disaster, due to all the rain. This spelled problems for the more sophisticated players, who usually could rely on speed or technique. For those relying on grit and strength, it actually meant an edge. Starters: Schabowski - Jansons, Balodis, Mühlebach - Āboliņš, Zinovik, do Apito, Vabolis - Jānīts, Ratnieks, Freimanis.

The following players had been chosen: Teutone - Knüppeler, Sergooris, Bernstein - Kavvadias, Sigurmundsson, Forsman, Stumpe - Meisenheim, Unkelbach, Becks.

As the teams spread out over the pitch, it became clear that they would both be using a 3-4-3 formation today. For their match strategy, Fischmund had decided to use their passable ability to counter-attack whenever possible. Slack defending gave Dutchman a chance to take the lead with 3 minutes played, but Talus' Zinovik's cross from the left flank was fumbled in front of the goal and easily dealt with by the opposition. Fischmund showed their counterattack skill 4 minutes into the match by breaking through the middle, with Jerry Unkelbach scoring uncontested for 0 - 1. Dutchman's Andris Ratnieks put his head to a well placed ball, lifted in from the left, and scored to make the score 1 - 1 with 29 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock. Dutchman's Staņislavs Vabolis was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 32 minutes. 35 minutes into the game, Dutchman seemed a little tentative in their play as their organization fell to solid. 39 minutes into the match and the home team took a 2 - 1 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for Dutchman was Valdis Āboliņš. 40 minutes in, Dutchman appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only passable. A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of Dutchman to 3 - 1 as Antans Freimanis finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle. Cheers filled the stadium as Valdis Āboliņš broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 1 to Dutchman. Jani Forsman went down after twisting his left ankle in minute 43, but was able to continue the match none the less. Halftime score was 4 - 1. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Dutchman, with 74 percent of the ball.

The coach gave his players an extra tactical briefing during the break, and after that Dutchman had solid organisation. 53 minutes into the game, Fischmund seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a poor level of organisation. After 55 minutes, Antans Freimanis put Dutchman ahead 5 - 1 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing. 62 minutes into the game, Dutchman had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to solid. 84 minutes into the match, Dutchman's Andris Ratnieks demonstrated his famed speed as he raced past his marker and passed the ball to Valdis Āboliņš who chipped it in for 6 - 1. That made three goals for Valdis Āboliņš and he was marked down for the hat trick. 85 minutes into the game, Dutchman were awarded a penalty that Jānis Jansons turned into 7 - 1 without a problem. 86 minutes in, Dutchman's Jānis Balodis received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. After 87 minutes, there was a bit of a mixup on the field as Dutchman found themselves out of position and their organisation level dropped to inadequate. Gandalf Becks of Fischmund was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle. Dutchman's Agris Jānīts swung in a good chance from the left, but the visitors' defence were able to clear the ball. It was announced by the referee that he estimated stoppage time to be around 2 minutes. This meant there could still be an extra attack or two left in the match! The match ends 7 - 1. Dutchman had most of the ball, with 74 percent of possession.

Yannick Mühlebach performed admirably for Dutchman. On the other hand, Jānis Jansons's play was disheartening. Most important Fischmund player was Mark Meisenheim. However, Thys Sergooris made a disastrous appearance.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very low) wretched (low) 17 6 5/20 2/20
Right defence weak (very high) poor (low) 16 10 4/20 3/20
Central defence passable (low) poor (very low) 22 9 6/20 3/20
Left defence solid (high) weak (low) 27 14 7/20 4/20
Right attack weak (low) poor (high) 14 11 4/20 3/20
Central attack weak (high) solid (low) 15 26 4/20 7/20
Left attack weak (very high) passable (high) 16 23 4/20 6/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (high) weak (very low) 19 13 5/20 4/20
Attack weak (very low) weak (high) 13 15 4/20 4/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) passable (no tactic) 6 6/20
Style of play Neutral Neutral
 

Highlights

0 - 1  Jerry Unkelbach 4'
1 - 1  Andris Ratnieks 29'
2 - 1  Valdis Āboliņš 39'
3 - 1  Antans Freimanis 41'
4 - 1  Valdis Āboliņš 42'
5 - 1  Antans Freimanis 55'
6 - 1  Valdis Āboliņš 84'
7 - 1  Jānis Jansons 85'
1 booking accumulated Staņislavs Vabolis 32'
1 booking accumulated Jānis Balodis 86'
1 booking accumulated Gandalf Becks 87'
Got bruised Jani Forsman 43'

Possession

74%
26%
74%
26%

Chance distribution

Home Away
11 1

7 Left attack 0
1 Central attack 1
1 Right attack 0
1 Other 0
1 Special events 0
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Average
0
0 - 1
5
10
15
20
25
1 - 1
30
Yellow card
35
Confusion
2 - 1
40
Confusion
3 - 1
4 - 1
Got bruised
45
45
50
Confusion
55
5 - 1
60
Confusion
65
70
75
80
6 - 1
85
7 - 1
Yellow card
Confusion
Yellow card
90
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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 (high) weak (very low) 19 13 5/20 4/20
Attack weak (very low) weak (high) 13 15 4/20 4/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) passable (no tactic) 6 6/20
Style of play Neutral Neutral

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (high) poor (very high) 15 12 4/20 3/20
Average midfield inadequate (very low) wretched (low) 17 6 5/20 2/20
Average defence passable (low) poor (high) 22 11 6/20 3/20
Average attack weak (high) inadequate (very high) 15 20 4/20 5/20
Total average inadequate (low) poor (very high) 18 12 5/20 4/20

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