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1096 spectators had found their way to Borussia Poitiers Park, despite the heavy rain. Kornelius Boenke was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Dré van Heusden and Totis Theotokatos. Lineup: Fiřt - Kosatka, Galik - Iloh, Schröder, Chabot, Vilette, Zillissen - Bruyère, Leprévost, Gauthier.

The following players had been selected: Johannsen - Kraus, Dittes, Çağlan - Dalmat, Bădele, Lateş, Dey, Meireles - Pašić, Naydenov.

Borussia Poitiers 63 trundled out to the pitch in a 2-5-3 formation. The visitors, Bielsa Team OM, chose to start the game with a 3-5-2 lineup. Borussia made a bid to take the lead as a ball coming in on the right hand side left Laurent Leprévost completely alone with keeper Arne Johannsen, who made a spectacular block. The boggy field disrupted the game, especially for technical players like Gaël Bruyère who couldn't move the ball with his usual delicate touches. Tudorică Lateş of Bielsa received a yellow card after 15 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. The 19 minute mark saw the home team take a 1 - 0 lead after a breaking through on the left. The scorer for Borussia was Éric Gauthier. 29 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defense had to look on as Éric Gauthier ran straight through, knocking one home to make it 2 - 0 for Borussia. 37 minutes into the game, Volkan Schröder had to leave the field due to a knee injury. In came Joann Pignolet. Herbert Kraus, who often relies on his speed, had a rotten day on the drenched field. After 43 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Joann Pignolet might have resulted in another goal for Borussia. However, Arne Johannsen made a spectacular save. 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, Borussia's Bronisław Kosatka finally got himself booked for a foul. Cheers filled the stadium as Gaël Bruyère broke through the visitors' central defense to put away the 3 - 0 goal for Borussia. Halftime score was 3 - 0. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Borussia had 65...65 percent possession. AH AH AH!

With 59 minutes played, Hipólito José Meireles had a fantastic opportunity to reply but his shot from the middle nicked the post and went out. Borussia put themselves up 4 - 0 when Gaël Bruyère broke through on the right, leaving the entire defensive delegation behind him. The referee showed Bielsa's Durmuş Ali Çağlan the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Gaël Bruyère was the unlucky victim and couldn't continue the game, so Borussia's Nicolas Goubard had to come off the bench. Borussia's Nicolas Goubard had an excellent opportunity 72 minutes in, shooting after bringing down a ball from the right, but he missed the goal by miles! The visitors replied 81 minutes into the game, reducing the lead to 4 - 1, as Alexandru-Bogdan Bădele dashed up the middle and chipped the ball over the home team's keeper. A great save by keeper Arne Johannsen with 83 minutes gone kept the visitors in the game after Joann Pignolet struck from the left with a real cannonball. Desperate for a goal, Bielsa's Cédric Dey saw that the home team's keeper was off his line. Coming in from the right side, his chip successfully reduced the lead to 4 - 2. The fourth official announced that there would be 3 minutes of stoppage time, giving fans a slim hope that their team could get one more attack in before this was all over. The match ends 4 - 2. Borussia set the tempo, maintaining 63 percent of possession.

The most outstanding Borussia player was without a doubt Laurent Leprévost. Speaking of stinking up the place, Vladimír Fiřt sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. Most important Bielsa player was Miloš Pašić. Good thing Herbert Kraus isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance.

Rating details

Midfield brilliant (very low) passable (high) 41 23 11/20 6/20
Right defense solid (high) passable (high) 27 23 7/20 6/20
Central defense magnificent (high) magnificent (very low) 47 45 12/20 12/20
Left defense excellent (very low) solid (very high) 29 28 8/20 7/20
Right attack solid (very high) solid (high) 28 27 7/20 7/20
Central attack outstanding (low) brilliant (high) 38 43 10/20 11/20
Left attack solid (very low) solid (low) 25 26 7/20 7/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense excellent (very low) solid (low) 29 26 8/20 7/20
Attack excellent (very low) passable (very low) 29 21 8/20 6/20
 
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Possession

65%
35%
63%
37%

Chance distribution

Home Away
8 3

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

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Indirect set pieces

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

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)
Style of play - -

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (high) weak (very high) 23 16 6/20 4/20
Average midfield brilliant (very low) passable (high) 41 23 11/20 6/20
Average defense formidable (low) excellent (very high) 34 32 9/20 8/20
Average attack excellent (low) excellent (very high) 30 32 8/20 8/20
Total average formidable (high) excellent (very low) 35 29 9/20 8/20

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