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Dale 0 - 5 Bodgers

A scorching day at Springfield Park, where 43624 spectators were in place for today's match. Matan Arbeitman was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Roberto Crotta and Thom van Esschoten. It was a sunny day and the technical players could roll the ball around with ease. Those that had to chase after the ball found the weather less appealing, it especially stymied the game of Powerful and Quick players. They fielded: Amaireh - Parkes, Agrawal, Hlucháň - Sulka, Maggio, Boglione, Michaelis - Zahren, Berger, Shevkov.

The following players had been selected: Lautamo - Reimnitz, Cuoghi, Bravo - Zhabotinskiy, Merle, Wachs, Gasser - Carney, Kala, Miuţă.

As the teams spread out over the pitch, it became clear that they would both be using a 3-4-3 formation today. Using their formidable counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for Dale today. Florent Gasser made one of his many fine passes from the wing into the middle with 28 minutes played. Liviu Miuţă went to the air and hit the ball firmly with his forehead for Bodgers. 0 - 1. Bodgers's Yoan Merle received a ball slotted perfectly through the home side's central defense after 29 minutes, and chipped it past the helpless keeper to increase the lead to 0 - 2. The away fans won't regret traveling for this one! Big paper red cards were being held up by the opposing supporters with 30 minutes on the clock after Yoan Merle's mistimed tackle from behind. The referee only showed the Bodgers player a yellow card though. After 40 minutes, Bodgers were awarded a free kick. Rather than shooting straight at goal, the kicker went for an indirect variant which seemed to take his teammates a bit by surprise. Motiur Kala did manage a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball out of bounds. Halftime score was 0 - 2. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Bodgers, with an impressive 63 percent possession of the ball.

The away team's James Carney took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 51 minutes increasing Bodgers's lead to 0 - 3. With 53 minutes played, Andy Parkes's free kick looked like a certain goal for Dale, but to his teammates' dismay, the keeper managed to tip it wide. The referee showed Bodgers's Florent Gasser the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Bodgers's coach was furious with Massimo Cuoghi after he picked up a yellow for saying one too many words to the ref. With 77 minutes played, Bodgers put themselves up 0 - 4 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Motiur Kala. The referee decided to let play continue for an additional 1 beyond the regular 90 minutes. Dale had a magnificent opportunity with 89 minutes gone as Mathies Michaelis hit the ball hard from the edge of the penalty box. However, the shot went wide. The home fans looked somber as they watched their team give up another goal, this one coming from their right as Florent Gasser put one through the keeper's legs. 0 - 5 after 89 minutes. The match ends 0 - 5. Looks like Nate Silver was right again - his prediction that Bodgers would have 68 percent possession in this half was spot on!

Dale's top performer was clearly Borislav Shevkov. I can't remember Nitin Agrawal ever having a worse night than he just had. Salomon Wachs performed admirably for Bodgers. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because Rainer Reimnitz seemed to stumble all over the pitch.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) solid (very high) 15 28 4/20 7/20
Right defense solid (very low) formidable (very high) 25 36 7/20 9/20
Central defense passable (high) brilliant (very low) 23 41 6/20 11/20
Left defense formidable (low) brilliant (very high) 34 44 9/20 11/20
Right attack weak (high) solid (low) 15 26 4/20 7/20
Central attack solid (very low) solid (high) 25 27 7/20 7/20
Left attack inadequate (low) passable (very low) 18 21 5/20 6/20
Indirect set pieces
Defense passable (very high) excellent (low) 24 30 6/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill formidable (no tactic) 9 (no tactic) 9/20
Style of play 100% defensive 100% defensive


0 - 1  Liviu Miuţă 28'
0 - 2  Yoan Merle 29'
0 - 3  James Carney 51'
0 - 4  Motiur Kala 77'
0 - 5  Florent Gasser 89'
Yoan Merle 30'
Florent Gasser 70'
Massimo Cuoghi 76'



Chance distribution

Home Away
3 9

0 Left attack 3
1 Central attack 1
0 Right attack 2
2 Other 2
0 Special events 1
0 - 1
0 - 2
Yellow card
0 - 3
Yellow card
Yellow card
0 - 4
0 - 5

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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 passable (very high) excellent (low) 24 30 6/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill formidable (no tactic) 9 (no tactic) 9/20
Style of play 100% defensive 100% defensive

Average ratings

Total player experience excellent (high) passable (high) 31 23 8/20 6/20
Average midfield weak (high) solid (very high) 15 28 4/20 7/20
Average defense solid (high) brilliant (very low) 27 41 7/20 11/20
Average attack inadequate (high) solid (very low) 19 25 5/20 7/20
Total average inadequate (very high) excellent (high) 20 31 6/20 8/20


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