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105668 spectators had found their way to S.C. Internacional RS Arena, despite the heavy rain. Vincent Niobe was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Inge Skjelvik and . The match took place on neutral ground. Our studio analysts were correct. Danmark has taken the field in a 7-0-3 alignment. The following players had been selected: Frandsen - Rosenberg, Oversø, Birkegaard, Obel, Schmeichel, Sand Pedersen, Jeppesen - - Lindø Westergaard, Stounberg, Naumann.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Sverige formed up in a 3-4-3 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. Lineup: Andreasson - Alexandersson, Nordling, Sjösjö - Persson, Stensson, Sandander, Persson - Thorstensson, Sedström, Hartborg.

A divine level of counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Danmark. Danmark mounted an inspired counter-attack down the right wing after 13 minutes, but Kenneth Obel was unable to convert from short range. 14 minutes into the game, Danmark seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a poor level of organization. Sverige had several good opportunities to take the lead, especially 22 minutes in when Martin Hartborg found himself alone with Hans Christian Frandsen who managed a block. With the clock showing 27 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Danmark resulted in a counter-attack that was smoothly brought under control by Peter Jeppesen in the center of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. 31 minutes in, Danmark appeared unsure on how to play and their organization was only wretched. Sverige took the lead after 34 minutes making the score 0 - 1. The keeper had no chance on Mats Thorstensson's fine volley fromleft of the net after a cross from the right. After the ball was lifted in from the left, Tomas Sjösjö was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 43 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration. Magnus Sedström increased the visitors' lead by volleying in a pass from the right. 0 - 2. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 2. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Sverige had 100...100 percent possession. AH AH AH!

During the break, Danmark's coach went through the team's tactics yet again, getting them up to inadequate organization. The visitors' Mats Thorstensson took advantage of a mix-up between the home side's goalie and center backs 63 minutes into the match. 0 - 3 for Sverige. By now, the players of Sverige felt that victory was a sure thing and began to play it safe, focusing on defense and not risking too much going forward. 79 minutes into the game, Danmark had difficulty finding their positions and their organization dropped to weak. Maybe it was because of his team's lead, or maybe it was due to the ease with which he broke down the left, but Mats Thorstensson was a bit too sure of his talents, so instead of taking the easy tap-in goal after 80 minutes, he went for the backheel, which he put woefully wide. Sverige came close to extending their lead as Anders Stensson delivered a low effort on goal from the right but the angle was too sharp, and the shot was destined for the side netting. 84 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 4 as Anders Stensson finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular bicycle kick. 86 minutes into the game, Danmark seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a poor level of organization. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Sverige had 100...100 percent possession. AH AH AH!

The most outstanding Danmark player was without a doubt Hans Christian Frandsen. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by Dennis Schmeichel today. Sverige's best player was Johan Andreasson. Good thing Tomas Sjösjö isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 0 - 4.

Rating details

Midfield non-existent magnificent (high) 0 47 0/20 12/20
Right defense divine (+3) (very high) titanic (very low) 92 57 23/20 15/20
Central defense divine (+12) (very high) supernatural (very low) 128 53 32/20 14/20
Left defense divine (+7) (very high) magnificent (high) 108 47 27/20 12/20
Right attack solid (high) divine (+1) (very high) 27 84 7/20 21/20
Central attack magnificent (very low) divine (high) 45 79 12/20 20/20
Left attack solid (high) divine (+5) (very low) 27 97 7/20 25/20
 
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Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill divine (no tactic) 20 (no tactic) 20/20
 

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Highlights

0 - 1  Mats Thorstensson 34'
0 - 2  Magnus Sedström 44'
0 - 3  Mats Thorstensson 63'
0 - 4  Anders Stensson 84'

Possession

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Chance distribution

Home Away
2 8

0 Left attack 4
1 Central attack 2
1 Right attack 2
0 Other 0
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

Defense 0/20 0/20
Attack 0/20 0/20

Miscellaneous

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Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill divine (no tactic) 20 (no tactic) 20/20

Average ratings

Total player experience supernatural (very high) supernatural (high) 56 55 14/20 14/20
Average midfield non-existent magnificent (high) 0 47 0/20 12/20
Average defense divine (+8) (very low) world class (very high) 109 52 28/20 13/20
Average attack formidable (very low) divine (+2) (high) 33 87 9/20 22/20
Total average magnificent (high) extra-terrestrial (low) 47 62 12/20 16/20

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