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1394 fans turned up at Chamois Nantais Arena, and despite threatening clouds, no rain came. Andreas Richardsson was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Johanne Mons and . After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, royannais decided to go with a 2-5-3 formation. Lineup: Ötün - Obbink, Zorzon - Perrot, Ripault, Defosse, Martin, Le Borgne - Zimmermann, Wallgraben, Stoychev.

Our studio analysts were correct. Cellefrouin has taken the field in a 3-5-2 alignment. The following players took the field: Dzhorgov - Desnoués, Petric, Flood - Petit, Sand, Isopescu, Faubert, Ala-Kantti - Masselot, Nizhelskiy.

Cellefrouin used their outstanding ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the field. With 15 minutes played, royannais's Éric Ripault received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. The visiting Victor Petric was booed thoroughly by the home crowd 22 minutes into the game, after he broke through the middle and scored, resulting in the visitors taking the lead. 0 - 1 was the score. Cellefrouin had a good opportunity to attack on the wing, but remembered their instructions to go for middle instead. Dan Isopescu really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great flick by Torgeir Sand after a corner. Against a lesser team, royannais could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick combination after 36 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save. A beautiful, arcing corner kick from Thim Obbink found Benoît Martin at the far post, soaring to meet the ball. The keeper is late and he's headed it in for 1 - 1! royannais had a good opportunity to take the lead as Gwenaël Le Borgne came up the left side, but he struck the ball weakly and it went straight into the arms of Vasil Dzhorgov. It was 1 - 1 at the break. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Cellefrouin, with an impressive 51 percent possession of the ball.

Kirk Flood gave the visitors the lead 72 minutes into the match to make it 1 - 2. The goal was scored from the penalty spot after a handball inside the box. After a foul with 84 minutes played, royannais were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area. Thim Obbink evened the score out 2 to 2. Some things can only be learned through experience, and Éric Ripault should take his lesson to heart after nearly gifting Cellefrouin a goal after 85 minutes. The home crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief when Charles Petit was unable to give the visitors the go-ahead goal after his attack from the left in minute 88. The visitors' central defense should have had no trouble clearing the pass to Armin Zimmermann, but the royannais player managed to shrug them off and fire a low shot that 5-holed the keeper to give his team the lead. 3 - 2! Possession of the ball was split evenly between the teams during the forty-five minutes.

The most outstanding royannais player was without a doubt Pencho Stoychev. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by Éric Ripault today. Most important Cellefrouin player was Aurélien Faubert. Good thing Bastien Masselot isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield solid (high) excellent (very low) 27 29 7/20 8/20
Right defense brilliant (high) outstanding (very low) 43 37 11/20 10/20
Central defense outstanding (very low) outstanding (very high) 37 40 10/20 10/20
Left defense passable (low) excellent (very high) 22 32 6/20 8/20
Right attack formidable (high) solid (very low) 35 25 9/20 7/20
Central attack brilliant (very low) passable (low) 41 22 11/20 6/20
Left attack solid (high) solid (low) 27 26 7/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (low) solid (low) 26 26 7/20 7/20
Attack passable (high) passable (very high) 23 24 6/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) outstanding (no tactic) 10 10/20


0 - 1  Victor Petric 22'
1 - 1  Benoît Martin 39'
1 - 2  Kirk Flood 72'
2 - 2  Thim Obbink 84'
3 - 2  Armin Zimmermann 89'
Éric Ripault 15'



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 6

2 Left attack 1
1 Central attack 2
0 Right attack 0
3 Other 1
1 Special events 2
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense solid (low) solid (low) 26 26 7/20 7/20
Attack passable (high) passable (very high) 23 24 6/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack in the middle
Tactic skill (no tactic) outstanding (no tactic) 10 10/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very high) passable (high) 20 23 5/20 6/20
Average midfield solid (high) excellent (very low) 27 29 7/20 8/20
Average defense formidable (low) formidable (very high) 34 36 9/20 9/20
Average attack formidable (high) solid (very low) 35 25 9/20 7/20
Total average excellent (very high) excellent (low) 32 30 8/20 8/20


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