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1440 punters turned up at Nabão Stadium, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Janus Bruus and . A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Sporting. They fielded: Ferrer - Fuks, Gábos, Colabella, Conceição - Catarino, Cabeda, Guerra, Ribeiro - Araújo, Robalo.

Pickwick had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation. Lineup: Scabbia - Casciano, Signorelli, Saracina, Flottwell - Ben-David, Silberschneider, Loscanna, Beccarini - Belgrano, De Milato.

Kay Flottwell came close to putting the visiting team one up 22 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but Rodrigo Ferrer managed to tip the ball to a corner. Some quick footwork on the left side of the field 29 minutes into the match left Pickwick's Fulvio Loscanna completely free to score. 0 - 1 for the visitors. With 37 minutes played, Kay Flottwell nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar. 0 - 1 was the score after the first half. Sporting claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 54 percent.

Sporting needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 46 minutes Paulo Abel Catarino made way for Jorge Jacinto Gomes. As the captain was no longer on the pitch, Roberto Duarte Ribeiro took over the role of being the Sporting captain. The coach of Pickwick was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 46 minutes, Dino Bottecchia came on for Claudio Beccarini. Content with how the game was proceeding, the Pickwick coach let Isaac Thomassen replace Giuseppe Belgrano after 46 minutes. Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Sporting's Libor Fuks was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 55 minutes. Camilo Duarte Lamúrias was given a chance to change things around. The crowd chanted their encouragement as Sporting's Jorge Jacinto Gomes came in from the right after 58 minutes and put the ball in the net to level the score at 1 - 1. After 58 minutes, the Pickwick coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving Pietro Scabbia off the field. Jonas Antonsson took his place. The visitors could have taken the lead from a free kick after 59 minutes, if it wasn't for the jaw-dropping save by Rodrigo Ferrer. Pickwick took the lead after 61 minutes making the score 1 - 2. Meiry Ben-David placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left. Sporting's Tommy Colabella got himself booked for a foul. With 79 minutes played, Sporting's well-worked indirect free kick caused havoc in the penalty area, and when the ball eventually fell to Jorge Cabeda he gleefully slotted the ball home to make it 2 - 2. 81 minutes into the game, Meiry Ben-David had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide. Possession in this half belonged to Sporting, who controlled the ball 57 percent of the time.

Sporting's best player was Roberto Duarte Ribeiro. However, Jorge Cabeda made a disastrous appearance. Gelindo De Milato performed admirably for Pickwick. On the other hand, Ivano Casciano's play was disheartening. The match ends 2 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (very high) wretched (high) 8 7 2/20 2/20
Right defence inadequate (very low) weak (high) 17 15 5/20 4/20
Central defence passable (high) passable (very low) 23 21 6/20 6/20
Left defence inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20
Right attack weak (very low) weak (low) 13 14 4/20 4/20
Central attack poor (very high) poor (very high) 12 12 3/20 3/20
Left attack weak (very high) weak (very high) 16 16 4/20 4/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
Attack poor (very high) poor (high) 12 11 3/20 3/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)



Chance distribution

Home Away
4 7

0 Left attack 4
1 Central attack 2
2 Right attack 0
1 Other 1
0 Special events 0
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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 weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20
Attack poor (very high) poor (high) 12 11 3/20 3/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (high) wretched (very high) 7 8 2/20 2/20
Average midfield wretched (very high) wretched (high) 8 7 2/20 2/20
Average defence inadequate (very high) inadequate (low) 20 18 5/20 5/20
Average attack weak (low) weak (low) 14 14 4/20 4/20
Total average weak (low) weak (very low) 14 13 4/20 4/20


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