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Yarost 1 - 0 Bulgars

The 47599 fans in attendance at Bozenton were roasting in the hot sun. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by José Vila and Enrico Balestrieri. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Yarost formed up in a 4-4-2 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. They fielded: Stoyanov - Piterin, Di Giorgio, Varfolomeev, Dzhioev - Borup, Juwayri, Jurasz, Soon - Florentsen, Roa.

Gentlemen prefer blondes and Bulgars prefers a 5-3-2. Let's see how this plays out for them. Lineup: Abramkin - Martynyuk, Konorev, Kocman, Oğulbaş, Pypin - Turković, Szybilski, Dovgan - Alerić, Follmer.

Bulgars's game plan was to sit back and absorb the pressure, then use their world class ability to break on the counter whenever possible. Yarost were very close to putting themselves one up with 2 minutes gone as Terkel Borup got through on the left, but a lapse in concentration sent the ball wide. Bulgars's defense sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counter-attack with 5 minutes gone, but Zvonko Alerić's finish was met by the firm hands of the keeper. After more pushing and shoving than a pack of helicopter moms trying to get the last appointment for their snowflakes to see the Easter Bunny, Bulgars's Tonko Turković finally got himself booked for a foul. Bulgars almost scored after a counter-attack 35 minutes into the match, but Saygın Oğulbaş took a shot from the left that landed harmlessly in the side netting. What a cunning and devious display of artistry from the technically gifted Bjørn Florentsen! It's just diabolical what he's done to Klaudio Kocman. He's scored for Yarost - 1 - 0. There will be years of therapy after that! Gennady Abramkin was caught napping as Terkel Borup lifted a ball over him following a free kick, but the ball hit the bar, rebounding into the keeper's arms. It was 1 - 0 at the break. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Yarost had 57...57 percent possession. AH AH AH!

Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Bulgars's Zvonko Alerić was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the field after 55 minutes. Rémi Cotard was given a chance to change things around. They weren't going to win with their current game plan, so the Bulgars coach told his players how to change things up 55 minutes in. The bench was restless, and with 60 minutes gone Bulgars's coach gave Antonio Meira the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. Rudolf Szybilski reluctantly left the field. The Yarost players could smell victory in the air. Cléber Roa wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for Jim Igelstad after 61 minutes. The Bulgars players listened closely to their manager, as he gave new tactical instructions for the team. As usual, Nadir Juwayri tried to use his strength and hard work for the benefit of the team, but the heat hit him hard on this day and he couldn't keep up his pace at all. With the clock showing 88 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Yarost resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by Davide Di Giorgio in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Bulgars would have 56 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Most important Yarost player was Feliks Jurasz. Good thing Terkel Borup isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. Bulgars's top performer was clearly Andrey Dovgan. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because Klaudio Kocman seemed to stumble all over the pitch. The match ends 1 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield passable (very high) inadequate (high) 24 19 6/20 5/20
Right defense outstanding (very high) world class (very low) 40 49 10/20 13/20
Central defense supernatural (high) world class (high) 55 51 14/20 13/20
Left defense magnificent (low) world class (low) 46 50 12/20 13/20
Right attack weak (very low) poor (high) 13 11 4/20 3/20
Central attack passable (very high) passable (very high) 24 24 6/20 6/20
Left attack passable (high) outstanding (low) 23 38 6/20 10/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (low) excellent (very low) 26 29 7/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (high) passable (very low) 19 21 5/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) world class (no tactic) 13 13/20


1 - 0  Bjørn Florentsen 39'
Tonko Turković 30'
Formation Out  Zvonko Alerić
In  Rémi Cotard
5-3-2  To  5-4-1
Behavior Igor Follmer
Normal  To  Toward Wing
Substitution Out  Rudolf Szybilski
In  Antonio Meira
Substitution Out  Cléber Roa
In  Jim Igelstad
Behavior Klaudio Kocman
Normal  To  Offensive



Chance distribution

Home Away
8 8

2 Left attack 1
3 Central attack 5
0 Right attack 2
2 Other 0
1 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

Defense solid (low) excellent (very low) 26 29 7/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (high) passable (very low) 19 21 5/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) world class (no tactic) 13 13/20

Average ratings

Total player experience magnificent (very high) passable (very high) 48 24 12/20 6/20
Average midfield passable (very high) inadequate (high) 24 19 6/20 5/20
Average defense magnificent (high) world class (low) 47 50 12/20 13/20
Average attack inadequate (very high) passable (very high) 20 24 5/20 6/20
Total average excellent (low) excellent (high) 30 31 8/20 8/20


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