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Clear skies welcomed the 3469 spectators who had made their way to Schanzenpark. Han IJsbrandij was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and Basilio Bordera. The match took place on neutral ground. Our studio analysts were correct. Gutierrez has taken the field in a 4-4-2 alignment. Lineup: Pengsapha - Moskała, Venâncio, Júnior, Andrade - Itaipu, Mota, Sander, Volpi - Zavaglia, Ortiz.

After thorough analysis and consultation of astrological charts, SoccerStars decided to go with a 3-4-3 formation. The following players had been selected: Tonela - Knott, Faeh, Bohnenberger - Ramer, Gély, Boehm, Dores - Szproch, Achterhoff, Thuillard.

Gutierrez's game plan was to sit back and absorb the pressure, then use their mythical ability to break on the counter whenever possible. With 2 minutes of the match played, a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but Marek Szproch, after dashing down on goal from the left and finding himself with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide. SoccerStars's Xavier Ramer made use of his speed to get free of his marker, but he still couldn't get a shot off after 6 minutes. Gutierrez caught their opponents out with a clever counter-attack down the right wing 11 minutes into the game. Sérgio José Ortiz was there to finish off the move - 1 - 0! Proving that a foot massage and a pre-game pedicure can work wonders, Pirmin Bohnenberger sent a rocket into the box from the corner, finding Nick Faeh, who headed it past the keeper with extreme prejudice. 16 minutes in and it's 1 - 1! A counter-attack by Gutierrez after 19 minutes could have resulted in a goal, but Diego Mota, coming in on the left, waited too long to shoot. It was 1 - 1 at the break. The forty-five minutes were dominated by SoccerStars, with an impressive 63 percent possession of the ball.

Sérgio José Ortiz missed a penalty shot...but wait! The referee signaled that the keeper had come off his line too early. He didn't miss the second time, though, and Gutierrez took the lead in minute 52, making the score 2 - 1. With 52 minutes played, the SoccerStars coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Romain de Rougemont came on and Catarino Tonela had to leave the fray. With 57 minutes played, Nick Faeh came in from the right and could have drawn the teams level, but the defenders successfully repelled the attack by SoccerStars. The Gutierrez coach was happy with the scoreline, but still wanted to change the lineup. After 64 minutes, Yoann Trocme came on for Michel Zavaglia. 66 minutes had passed when Gutierrez put themselves up 3 - 1 after the visiting defenders lost the ball to Jair Sander, who came up from the left and proceeded to easily go around the goalkeeper and knock the ball home. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Gutierrez lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. SoccerStars needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 75 minutes Silvio Knott made way for Sébastien Dournel. After 80 minutes, SoccerStars substituted Xavier Ramer for Urs Rohrer, hoping for a quick impact on the field. SoccerStars did a good job holding on to the ball, with 65 percent of possession. We'll be back after these interminable commercial messages.

Yoann Trocme performed admirably for Gutierrez. You can tell it was nickel beer night yesterday at the local bar because Frederico Itaipu seemed to stumble all over the pitch. Most important SoccerStars player was Franz Joseph Boehm. Good thing Marek Szproch isn't a horse, because he'd surely be sent to the glue factory after that performance. The match ends 3 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield solid (high) magnificent (very low) 27 45 7/20 12/20
Right defense utopian (very low) passable (high) 73 23 19/20 6/20
Central defense extra-terrestrial (very low) magnificent (very low) 61 45 16/20 12/20
Left defense magical (very high) titanic (low) 72 58 18/20 15/20
Right attack world class (low) formidable (very high) 50 36 13/20 9/20
Central attack outstanding (very low) passable (high) 37 23 10/20 6/20
Left attack outstanding (high) magnificent (high) 39 47 10/20 12/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense outstanding (low) formidable (low) 38 34 10/20 9/20
Attack excellent (high) solid (very low) 31 25 8/20 7/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill mythical (no tactic) 17 (no tactic) 17/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Sérgio José Ortiz 11'
1 - 1  Nick Faeh 16'
2 - 1  Sérgio José Ortiz 52'
3 - 1  Jair Sander 66'
Substitution Out  Catarino Tonela
In  Romain de Rougemont
52'
Substitution Out  Michel Zavaglia
In  Yoann Trocme
64'
Substitution Out  Silvio Knott
In  Sébastien Dournel
75'
Substitution Out  Xavier Ramer
In  Urs Rohrer
80'

Possession

37%
63%
35%
65%

Chance distribution

Home Away
4 9

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

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 outstanding (low) formidable (low) 38 34 10/20 9/20
Attack excellent (high) solid (very low) 31 25 8/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill mythical (no tactic) 17 (no tactic) 17/20

Average ratings

Total player experience excellent (very high) excellent (high) 32 31 8/20 8/20
Average midfield solid (high) magnificent (very low) 27 45 7/20 12/20
Average defense magical (very low) brilliant (low) 69 42 18/20 11/20
Average attack brilliant (low) formidable (high) 42 35 11/20 9/20
Total average magnificent (low) brilliant (very low) 46 41 12/20 11/20

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