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Skyliner 1 - 3 VT

In a special plea, the VT manager had gone on local radio to tell fans how important their support is to the team. As the players entered the field, the crowd rose to their feet and started chanting their names.

A scorching day at Vallen Arena, where 3919 spectators were in place for today's match. Marian Rudek was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Jonas Davidsson and Harri 'Smeden' Smed. The match took place on neutral ground. A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Skyliner. They fielded: Høj Pedersen - Novičić, Güven - Di Luca, Matz, Arhar, Robin, Zeilberger - Ploderer, Tzankov, Singh.

VT had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation. The following players took the field: Uddstrand - Wannehr, de Klaver, Kneip, Reichenberger - Mønsted, Niazov, De Los Santos, Baltenstern - Fleurence, Max.

Skyliner were mostly trying to use their divine (+2) skill at attacking on the flanks. Skyliner had to make a substitution after 7 minutes. Paolo Di Luca limped off the field and was replaced by Stéphane Le Moël. The terraces were silenced after 10 minutes when VT's Pedro De Los Santos put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right. Kris Ploderer made a quick rush after 21 minutes, but Christian Kneip had no problems keeping up the pace and stopped the attack. The referee showed Skyliner's Heiner Zeilberger the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Benny Uddstrand was the unlucky victim and couldn't continue the game, so VT's Flavio Preite had to come off the bench. Amiram Niazov sailed high above the opponents as he headed in a corner kick from Christian Kneip after 25 minutes of play, making the score 0 - 2. By now, the players in VT felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward. Kris Ploderer charged down the left and looked sure to score for Skyliner 27 minutes into the game, but his shot went just wide. 0 - 2 was the halftime score. Possession in this half belonged to Skyliner, who controlled the ball 56 percent of the time.

Kylian Robin did everything he could to get one back for his Skyliner, but keeper Flavio Preite denied him with a spectacular block. 57 minutes in, Skyliner's Oğuz Güven received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. Skyliner's Heiner Zeilberger placed the ball right at his teammate's feet after a corner, but Kris Ploderer couldn't finish. After 65 minutes, VT's Emil Mønsted swiftly ran past Alexander Arhar and nutmegged the keeper! 0 - 3. Skyliner's Alexander Arhar got the home crowd going when he finished off a left wing charge, reducing the away team's lead to 1 - 3. With 71 minutes gone, Skyliner had a free kick in a decent position. Despite this being a great chance for a shot, they tried a cheeky move intended to bypass the defence. However, Lyubomir Tzankov did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out. Skyliner's Andrija Novičić was shown a yellow card after 77 minutes for slicing down an opponent. Skyliner had most of the ball, with 57 percent of possession.

Most important Skyliner player was Lyubomir Tzankov. Stéphane Le Moël turned in a dismal performance, however. VT's best player was Emil Mønsted. Flavio Preite was a disappointment, however. The match ends 1 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield formidable (very low) solid (low) 33 26 9/20 7/20
Right defence passable (very low) magnificent (very low) 21 45 6/20 12/20
Central defence excellent (high) outstanding (very high) 31 40 8/20 10/20
Left defence solid (very low) magnificent (very low) 25 45 7/20 12/20
Right attack magnificent (high) magnificent (high) 47 47 12/20 12/20
Central attack magnificent (high) solid (very low) 47 25 12/20 7/20
Left attack supernatural (low) magnificent (very high) 54 48 14/20 12/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (very low) excellent (high) 25 31 7/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill divine (+2) (no tactic) 22 (no tactic) 22/20



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 4

3 Left attack 0
1 Central attack 1
0 Right attack 1
1 Other 0
2 Special events 2
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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 solid (very low) excellent (high) 25 31 7/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill divine (+2) (no tactic) 22 (no tactic) 22/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (high) excellent (low) 23 30 6/20 8/20
Average midfield formidable (very low) solid (low) 33 26 9/20 7/20
Average defence solid (low) brilliant (very high) 26 44 7/20 11/20
Average attack world class (low) outstanding (very high) 50 40 13/20 10/20
Total average formidable (very high) outstanding (very low) 36 37 10/20 10/20


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