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A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 19307 to Pirates Arena. Owen Coyle was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Lauri Komsi and Kārlis Vanks. It was a very hot day and some players suffered from this, especially those relying on tough physical play or a lot of fast runs. For the technical ones, on the other hand, this was ideal conditions. The following players took the field: Salgado - da Costa, Jorge, Pereira Coelho - Ribeiro Fonseca, Galvão, Rocha, Henriques, Monteiro - Pinto, Pereira.

The following players had been selected: Silukân - Tranbratt, Kjellsson, Andersson - Saitoti, Kuusirati, Frostenland, Henriksson, Fjelbo - Yngvesson, Oskarsson.

The coaches were in sync today, as both teams lined up in a 3-5-2 formation. U-20 Sverige's Fredrik Fjelbo managed to lose the defenders as he burst through the right side and scored, putting the visitors ahead, 0 - 1. U-20 Sverige's Ingvald Oskarsson made it through the home team's defense on the right hand side 26 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded net when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line. A defender managed to keep the ball from crossing the goal-line after a curling shot from the right by Joakim Yngvesson beat the keeper with 28 minutes played, preventing U-20 Sverige from going up another goal. Halftime score was 0 - 1. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that U-20 Sverige had 58...58 percent possession. AH AH AH!

Although the whole team were struggling to impress, U-20 Moçambique's André Duarte Jorge was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the field after 46 minutes. Gervásio da Cruz was given a chance to change things around. The bench was restless, and with 46 minutes gone U-20 Moçambique's coach gave Sidónio Amaral Dias the opportunity to try to change the team's fortunes. Belmiro Ribeiro Fonseca reluctantly left the field. U-20 Moçambique needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 46 minutes Manuel Alberto Henriques made way for Rui Ilídio Pernes. 56 minutes into the match, Stig Tranbratt came through the middle and almost added to his team's lead, but the shot went wide. Anders Frostenland had put in a good 60 minutes and left the field with a smile on his face due to his team's lead. Anders Bengtsson was the replacement. After 64 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defense allowed Joakim Yngvesson to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 0 - 2. With 68 minutes played, U-20 Moçambique's Gervásio da Cruz received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. U-20 Sverige's Joakim Yngvesson wanted to play on, but after 70 minutes the decision was made to give Ousmane Ogola a chance in his place. After 70 minutes, the U-20 Sverige players received new instructions from their manager on how to stay in control of the game. After the ball was lifted in from the left, Ousmane Ogola was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 72 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration. With 79 minutes played, U-20 Sverige put themselves up 0 - 3 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Ingvald Oskarsson. Content with how the game was proceeding, the U-20 Sverige coach let Oska Säntti come on for Ingvald Oskarsson after 89 minutes. As the match nears its end, the referee deemed it appropriate to add 1 minutes as stoppage time. The match ends 0 - 3. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that U-20 Sverige would have 62 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Artur Rocha performed admirably for U-20 Moçambique. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by Israel Monteiro today. Most important U-20 Sverige player was Salahedin Silukân. Good thing Oska Säntti isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) passable (low) 15 22 4/20 6/20
Right defense solid (low) brilliant (low) 26 42 7/20 11/20
Central defense solid (low) brilliant (very low) 26 41 7/20 11/20
Left defense solid (high) brilliant (low) 27 42 7/20 11/20
Right attack inadequate (very low) solid (high) 17 27 5/20 7/20
Central attack weak (low) solid (very high) 14 28 4/20 7/20
Left attack poor (very low) excellent (high) 9 31 3/20 8/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense weak (low) solid (low) 14 26 4/20 7/20
Attack poor (high) inadequate (very high) 11 20 3/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)
Style of play 100% defensive neutral

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0 - 1  Fredrik Fjelbo 23'
0 - 2  Joakim Yngvesson 64'
0 - 3  Ingvald Oskarsson 79'
Gervásio da Cruz 68'
Substitution Out  André Duarte Jorge
In  Gervásio da Cruz
Substitution Out  Belmiro Ribeiro Fonseca
In  Sidónio Amaral Dias
Substitution Out  Manuel Alberto Henriques
In  Rui Ilídio Pernes
Substitution Out  Anders Frostenland
In  Anders Bengtsson
Formation Out  Joakim Yngvesson
In  Ousmane Ogola
3-5-2  To  4-5-1
Behavior Per Kjellsson

Substitution Out  Ingvald Oskarsson
In  Oska Säntti



Chance distribution

Home Away
2 8

1 Left attack 1
1 Central attack 2
0 Right attack 5
0 Other 0
0 Special events 0

Replays (100 times)

Home Tie Away
1 0 99

0,1 Average goals 4,2

This shows the results of 100 extra simulations of this game.

Replays Breakdown

0 - 1
0 - 2
Yellow card
New behavior
0 - 3

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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 weak (low) solid (low) 14 26 4/20 7/20
Attack poor (high) inadequate (very high) 11 20 3/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Normal
Tactic skill (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic) (no tactic)
Style of play 100% defensive neutral

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (very low) poor (very high) 9 12 3/20 3/20
Average midfield weak (high) passable (low) 15 22 4/20 6/20
Average defense solid (low) brilliant (low) 26 42 7/20 11/20
Average attack weak (very low) excellent (very low) 13 29 4/20 8/20
Total average inadequate (low) excellent (high) 18 31 5/20 8/20


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