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Spartans 2 - 4 VT

The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 3065 had shown up at Body Inside Arena for the match. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . The match took place on neutral ground. Spartans had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation. The following players had been chosen: Ferreira Nascimento - Vilajusana, Forsing - Partalis, Assunção, Lato, Nakoneczny, Al-Thahry - Guillot, Voiculescu, Pirtskhalaishvili.

VT decided to use a 4-4-2 set up. Starters: Uddstrand - Reichenberger, Laár, Wannehr, Maassen - Baltenstern, de Klaver, Kneip, Montalvo Galán - Fleurence, Max.

VT's Christian Kneip gave the visitors a 0 - 1 lead after 1 minutes with a superb strike from the right. Spartans tried to even things up by sending a long ball towards the centrally placed strikers, but the visitors' defence got the best of this rather direct style of play. After 22 minutes VT's Benny Uddstrand contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game. After 23 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed Leon Wannehr to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 0 - 2. Confident in their lead, VT's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. Spartans's Phiruzi Pirtskhalaishvili got the home crowd going when he finished off a left wing charge, reducing the away team's lead to 1 - 2. The crowd chanted their encouragement as Spartans's Radu Voiculescu came in from the right after 37 minutes and put the ball in the net to level the score at 2 - 2. It was 2 - 2 at the break. This part of the game was a standoff between the teams in terms of possession.

After 48 minutes, VT raised their score by one when Eckbert Baltenstern's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by Roman Max. 2 - 3. Gerwazy Lato got left behind when VT's Eckbert Baltenstern left scorch marks in the turf 50 minutes, finishing off with a blisteringly swift strike. 2-4! Had it not been for one of the home defenders, Leon Wannehr would have put VT up another goal 58 minutes into the match with his audacious lob from the right wing. Radu Voiculescu did everything he could to get one back for his Spartans, but keeper Benny Uddstrand denied him with a spectacular block. Radu Voiculescu challenged the visitors' central defence eagerly, producing a good chance 77 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. Possession was split evenly between the teams.

Spartans's top performer was clearly Radu Voiculescu. Percy Forsing was a disappointment, however. Most important VT player was William Fleurence. Péter Laár turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 2 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield passable (low) passable (very low) 22 21 6/20 6/20
Right defence passable (low) magnificent (very high) 22 48 6/20 12/20
Central defence excellent (high) world class (very high) 31 52 8/20 13/20
Left defence passable (very low) world class (low) 21 50 6/20 13/20
Right attack magnificent (very high) brilliant (very high) 48 44 12/20 11/20
Central attack brilliant (very high) inadequate (high) 44 19 11/20 5/20
Left attack world class (low) outstanding (very high) 50 40 13/20 10/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (high) formidable (very high) 27 36 7/20 9/20
Attack solid (low) solid (very low) 26 25 7/20 7/20
 
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Highlights

0 - 1  Christian Kneip 1'
0 - 2  Leon Wannehr 23'
1 - 2  Phiruzi Pirtskhalaishvili 33'
2 - 2  Radu Voiculescu 37'
2 - 3  Roman Max 48'
2 - 4  Eckbert Baltenstern 50'
Benny Uddstrand 22'

Possession

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Chance distribution

Home Away
6 6

1 Left attack 0
4 Central attack 1
1 Right attack 3
0 Other 0
0 Special events 2
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Indirect set pieces

Defence solid (high) formidable (very high) 27 36 7/20 9/20
Attack solid (low) solid (very low) 26 25 7/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

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Average ratings

Total player experience passable (high) excellent (low) 23 30 6/20 8/20
Average midfield passable (low) passable (very low) 22 21 6/20 6/20
Average defence solid (very low) world class (low) 25 50 7/20 13/20
Average attack magnificent (high) formidable (low) 47 34 12/20 9/20
Total average excellent (high) formidable (high) 31 35 8/20 9/20

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