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Clouds darkened the skies at cruzo Arena as 49038 spectators turned up for the match. Sâm Phùng was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Teodoro Ulrych and Juhana Kuuluvainen. Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Tbilisi rivalry match and were doing their best to outshout their opponents. Starters: Tsie - Oprea, Song, Smirnow - Bonngrosso, Jikia, Iakobadze, Kanashvili, Caron - Schoofs, Limpido.

Lineup: Düzen - Dashev, Lee, Garufa, Luciano - Moyà, Orbelyan, Tvalabeishvili, Dekanoidze, Brănoiu - Cheng.

It was to be a contest between two different football philosophies, since the home team started the game with a 3-5-2 formation while the visitors instead opted for a 4-5-1. A magnificent level of counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of cruzo. 15 minutes into the game, a swerving free kick by Krzysztof Smirnow almost resulted in the home team taking the lead, but the shot glanced harmlessly off the frame of the goal. Mtatsminda caught their opponents out with a clever counter-attack down the right wing 16 minutes into the game. Romeo Luciano was there to finish off the move - 0 - 1! cruzo's Janic Schoofs made a successful breakthrough on the left after 25 minutes and should have tied things up, but instead he sent it over the bar. Always quick and a menace to his opponents, Tanguy Caron got through after 33 minutes, but the keeper deflected his shot and a defender took care of the rebound. It was 0 - 1 at the break. cruzo set the tempo, maintaining 58 percent of possession.

Andrei Brănoiu had put in a good 47 minutes and left the field with a smile on his face due to his team's lead. Zaza Kvirtidze was the replacement. cruzo will have to work out a different routine for indirect free kicks. Though it looked well-rehearsed, their play after 52 minutes was easily anticipated by the opposition and the attackers simply had nowhere to go. cruzo made it 1 - 1 as Janic Schoofs knocked the corner kick to Gigi Jikia who whipped a low drive in off the far post. Gotta love friendly woodwork! The roar of the crowd could only mean one thing - Krzysztof Smirnow's free kick had found the back of the net and put cruzo ahead 2 to 1! The players were tired, but when the referee announced that there would be 1 minutes of added time, they welcomed the extra opportunity to make an impact. The match ends 2 - 1. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that cruzo had 60...60 percent possession. AH AH AH!

The most outstanding cruzo player was without a doubt Janic Schoofs. I can't remember Mario Bonngrosso ever having a worse night than he just had. Mtatsminda's best player was Romeo Luciano. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by Hago Orbelyan today.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (very high) passable (low) 32 22 8/20 6/20
Right defense excellent (high) brilliant (very low) 31 41 8/20 11/20
Central defense supernatural (high) magnificent (high) 55 47 14/20 12/20
Left defense excellent (high) magnificent (high) 31 47 8/20 12/20
Right attack inadequate (very high) solid (very low) 20 25 5/20 7/20
Central attack excellent (very high) weak (high) 32 15 8/20 4/20
Left attack excellent (low) passable (high) 30 23 8/20 6/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Attack passable (very low) weak (very high) 21 16 6/20 4/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill magnificent (no tactic) 12 (no tactic) 12/20
Style of play neutral neutral
 

Highlights

0 - 1  Romeo Luciano 16'
1 - 1  Gigi Jikia 69'
2 - 1  Krzysztof Smirnow 79'
Substitution Out  Andrei Brănoiu
In  Zaza Kvirtidze
47'

Possession

58%
42%
60%
40%

Chance distribution

Home Away
12 1

1 Left attack 0
4 Central attack 0
2 Right attack 1
3 Other 0
2 Special events 0
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Average
0
5
10
15
0 - 1
20
25
30
35
40
45
45
Substitution
50
55
60
65
1 - 1
70
75
2 - 1
80
85
90
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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 solid (very low) passable (high) 25 23 7/20 6/20
Attack passable (very low) weak (very high) 21 16 6/20 4/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill magnificent (no tactic) 12 (no tactic) 12/20
Style of play neutral neutral

Average ratings

Total player experience excellent (high) weak (very low) 31 13 8/20 4/20
Average midfield excellent (very high) passable (low) 32 22 8/20 6/20
Average defense outstanding (high) magnificent (very low) 39 45 10/20 12/20
Average attack solid (high) passable (very low) 27 21 7/20 6/20
Total average formidable (very low) excellent (very low) 33 29 9/20 8/20

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