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Scorpions 3 - 2 AFC

Due to an all-day shower, 1367 paying spectators got to see the game on a field-turned-swamp at Le Sanctuaire. Elias Dekoning was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gilles Juppé and Mark Eggquist. They fielded: Polo - Lanz, Stojecki, Foelix, Thomassen - Bergesen, Texier, Plaß, Golshan - Kasem, Rubio Escudero.

Starters: Saywell - Barakt, Lavener, Sartelet - Barthélémy, Bujosi, Spolini, Gal - Da Silva, Chertes, Faltinelli.

Les Scorpions Rochelais started the game in a 4-4-2 formation, whereas Ardillières FC lined up in a 3-4-3. Leon Plaß gave Scorpions the 1 - 0 lead, as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then placed the ball at the keeper's right post – what a clinical finish! With 22 minutes played, Scorpions's Sébastien Texier pulled up limping after a savage, cowardly challenge. But he's not yet ready to shuffle off this mortal coil. He's staying in to play on. The valiant never taste of death but once! 26 minutes in Scorpions probably could have turned their free kick into a shot, but went for a cross instead. Unfortunately, Paris Foelix jumped too late and the ball was redirected out for a goal kick. Abdelalim Barakt of AFC received a yellow card after 31 minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior. The home side's Sébastien Texier came close to extending the lead after 33 minutes. His shot came in from the right but Ritchie Saywell managed to push it wide with his fingertips. 37 minutes had passed when Scorpions put themselves up 2 - 0 after the visiting defenders lost the ball to Leon Plaß, who came up from the left and proceeded to easily go around the goalkeeper and knock the ball home. 2 - 0 was the halftime score. Scorpions did a good job holding on to the ball, with 53 percent of possession. We'll be back after these interminable commercial messages.

With 56 minutes played, the AFC coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Jens-Guido Roßers came on and Gérald Da Silva had to leave the fray. After 58 minutes, AFC substituted Patrick Bujosi for Damien Cuny, hoping for a quick impact on the field. Ritchie Saywell was caught napping as Sébastien Texier lifted a ball over him following a free kick, but the ball hit the bar, rebounding into the keeper's arms. In minute 60, Sébastien Texier put Scorpions ahead 3 - 0 with a tremendous free kick. Although the whole team were struggling to impress, AFC's Yvan Gal was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the field after 61 minutes. Razi Youssefi was given a chance to change things around. AFC's Eduard Chertes rushed past his defender and should have scored, but the finish was just wide, taking some paint off the post as it went out. Content with how the game was proceeding, the Scorpions coach let Adrian Moroe come on for David Rubio Escudero after 70 minutes. As quick as a flash, Eduard Chertes of AFC lost his man and passed the ball to the wide-open Jens-Guido Roßers who easily hit it home to make it 3 - 1. Eduard Chertes slipped and slid in the wet grass. His usual rapid runs were nowhere to be seen today. AFC managed to reduce their deficit as Eduard Chertes finished off a well-played combination from the left, easily carving through the home team's defense after 85 minutes. The players were tired, but when the referee announced that there would be 2 minutes of added time, they welcomed the extra opportunity to make an impact. The match ends 3 - 2. Scorpions set the tempo, maintaining 54 percent of possession.

Scorpions's best player was Bwrhan Kasem. Good thing Janusz Stojecki isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. Ritchie Saywell performed admirably for AFC. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because Eduard Chertes seemed to stumble all over the pitch.

Rating details

Midfield formidable (high) excellent (low) 35 30 9/20 8/20
Right defense supernatural (low) brilliant (very high) 54 44 14/20 11/20
Central defense titanic (low) brilliant (low) 58 42 15/20 11/20
Left defense world class (low) magnificent (low) 50 46 13/20 12/20
Right attack excellent (high) formidable (high) 31 35 8/20 9/20
Central attack outstanding (very low) formidable (very low) 37 33 10/20 9/20
Left attack inadequate (high) outstanding (low) 19 38 5/20 10/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense excellent (high) excellent (very high) 31 32 8/20 8/20
Attack solid (low) solid (very high) 26 28 7/20 7/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)
Style of play - -


1 - 0  Leon Plaß 17'
2 - 0  Leon Plaß 37'
3 - 0  Sébastien Texier 60'
3 - 1  Jens-Guido Roßers 78'
3 - 2  Eduard Chertes 85'
Abdelalim Barakt 31'
Sébastien Texier 22'
Substitution Out  Gérald Da Silva
In  Jens-Guido Roßers
Substitution Out  Patrick Bujosi
In  Damien Cuny
Substitution Out  Yvan Gal
In  Razi Youssefi
Formation Out  David Rubio Escudero
In  Adrian Moroe
Normal To  Toward Middle
LF  To  LW
4-4-2  To  4-5-1



Chance distribution

Home Away
8 4

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defense excellent (high) excellent (very high) 31 32 8/20 8/20
Attack solid (low) solid (very high) 26 28 7/20 7/20


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 (very low) passable (low) 21 22 6/20 6/20
Average midfield formidable (high) excellent (low) 35 30 9/20 8/20
Average defense supernatural (low) brilliant (very high) 54 44 14/20 11/20
Average attack excellent (very low) formidable (high) 29 35 8/20 9/20
Total average outstanding (high) formidable (very high) 39 36 10/20 10/20


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