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CFC 1 - 4 Dale

A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 26469 to Croon Park Stadium. Mikel Cantero was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Helmuth Friedrich Bräuer and Kurt Eschbach. The intense heat made it hard for players relying on strength or speed to shine. On the other hand, it provided perfect conditions for the more technical players. The following players took the field: Hammerschlag - Śnieć, Andrade, Payet - Johansson, Jędrzejczyk, Skrzeszowski, Cantenys - Laureti, Porter, Ausloos.

The following players had been chosen: Amaireh - Parkes, Agrawal, de Bruine - Geisler, Chernaev, Sulka, Szűcs - Zahren, Shevkov, Boglione.

Both teams came out with a similar approach to the match, having chosen to start with a 3-4-3 formation. Today, CFC's strategy involved concentrating on the flanks for their attacks, taking advantage of their supernatural level with that tactic. Dale were mostly trying to use their divine skill at attacking on the flanks. With 2 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, André Luís Andrade needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn't succeed. With 13 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. Roman 'Big' Sulka put the ball away for 0 - 1. After 37 minutes of play, Calvin Porter evened things up for CFC with an impressive goal coming up the middle. 1 - 1. A mistake by the home side's central defence after 38 minutes allowed Poul Geisler to score for Dale. The scoreboard now read 1 - 2. CFC had a good opportunity to attack in the middle, but remembered their instructions to focus on wing attacks instead. Dale earned themselves a free kick after a counterattack wasn't dealt with adequately by their opponents. Andy Parkes powered the shot in for 1 - 3. 42 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 1 - 4 as Nitin Agrawal finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick. Calvin Porter tried to get a goal back for CFC but despite all his hard work down the right, he just couldn't complete the move. CFC's Angelo Laureti was shown a yellow card after 44 minutes for slicing down an opponent. It was 1 - 4 at the break. Dale had most of the ball, with 53 percent of possession.

Calvin Porter challenged the visitors' central defence eagerly, producing a good chance 55 minutes into the game as he went for a through ball. But, as so many times before, the guests' defensive efforts got the best of it. CFC needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 60 minutes Jan Skrzeszowski made way for Anatoly Kornaukhov. Although the whole team were struggling to impress, CFC's Sadurní Cantenys was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 60 minutes. Kazêwe Havil was given a chance to change things around. After 70 minutes, CFC switched Govaart Ausloos with Bruno Beltrán, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch. As Govaart Ausloos exited the field, Calvin Porter volunteered to be the new set pieces taker. A misunderstanding between the visitors' keeper Jalen Amaireh and his left defence could have resulted in a goal for CFC, but Bruno Beltrán's finish was way too lame. 71 minutes into the game Dale managed a counterattack, but Tzvetan Chernaev took a soft shot from the left flank that was easy prey for the alert keeper. It was obvious that CFC had instructions to attack on the wings instead of in the middle. CFC's Bruno Beltrán found himself alone on the left side 75 minutes into the match and laid down a perfect shot - right into the arms of the keeper! The match ends 1 - 4. CFC enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 51 percent of possession.

Calvin Porter performed admirably for CFC. Rütger Hammerschlag was a disappointment, however. The most dominating Dale player was without a doubt Zoltán Szűcs. However, Tzvetan Chernaev made a disastrous appearance.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very low) inadequate (low) 17 18 5/20 5/20
Right defence solid (very high) brilliant (very high) 28 44 7/20 11/20
Central defence solid (very low) outstanding (low) 25 38 7/20 10/20
Left defence solid (high) magnificent (low) 27 46 7/20 12/20
Right attack formidable (low) outstanding (very high) 34 40 9/20 10/20
Central attack outstanding (very low) formidable (very low) 37 33 10/20 9/20
Left attack excellent (very high) brilliant (low) 32 42 8/20 11/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence passable (low) formidable (very high) 22 36 6/20 9/20
Attack passable (low) solid (low) 22 26 6/20 7/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Attack on wings
Tactic skill supernatural divine 14 20 14/20 20/20
Style of play Neutral 100% Offensive
 

Highlights

0 - 1  Roman 'Big' Sulka 13'
1 - 1  Calvin Porter 37'
1 - 2  Poul Geisler 38'
1 - 3  Andy Parkes 40'
1 - 4  Nitin Agrawal 42'
1 booking accumulated Angelo Laureti 44'
Substitution Out  Jan Skrzeszowski
In  Anatoly Kornaukhov
60'
Substitution Out  Sadurní Cantenys
In  Kazêwe Havil
60'
Substitution Out  Govaart Ausloos
In  Bruno Beltrán
70'

Possession

47%
53%
51%
49%

Chance distribution

Home Away
7 6

1 Left attack 2
2 Central attack 1
4 Right attack 1
0 Other 1
0 Special events 1
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Average
0
5
10
0 - 1
15
20
25
30
35
1 - 1
1 - 2
40
1 - 3
1 - 4
Yellow card
45
45
50
55
60
Substitution
Substitution
65
70
Substitution
75
80
85
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 passable (low) formidable (very high) 22 36 6/20 9/20
Attack passable (low) solid (low) 22 26 6/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Attack on wings
Tactic skill supernatural divine 14 20 14/20 20/20
Style of play Neutral 100% Offensive

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (high) formidable (very high) 15 36 4/20 9/20
Average midfield inadequate (very low) inadequate (low) 17 18 5/20 5/20
Average defence solid (high) brilliant (high) 27 43 7/20 11/20
Average attack formidable (low) outstanding (low) 34 38 9/20 10/20
Total average solid (low) formidable (very low) 26 33 7/20 9/20

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