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3976 punters turned up at Minto Meadows, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. Pierrick Nivet was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . The Mints started off with a 3-5-2 lineup. The following players took the field: Möllerung - Messenger, Kiesenebner, Noble - Broomhead, Jiménez Orozco, Sinisbury, McStay, Duke - Buccan, Mantos.

Sahura decided to use a 4-4-2 set up. Lineup: Polak - Candelli, Tsiolas, Hamdan, Meulemans - Bin-Jaber, Huck, Uyaynah, Fayek - Abd El Fattah, Štěpán.

For their match strategy, Sahura had decided to use their outstanding ability to counter-attack whenever possible. The Mints's Martin Broomhead was dominating his wing and kept sending fine balls into the opposition's box - Aitame Mantos managed to volley one of them into the net to make it 1 - 0 after 5 minutes. After 13 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Jackie Noble might have resulted in another goal for The Mints. However, Fritz Polak made a spectacular save. Sahura's counterattacks were lethal to the opposing defence, allowing Fuad 'The Enforcer' Bin-Jaber to score easily from the right flank for 1 - 1. Sahura's Jan-Okko Meulemans managed to lose the defenders as he advanced down the right wing and scored, putting the visitors ahead after 24 minutes. 1 - 2. Sahura's Mohammad 'The Outsider' Uyaynah got himself booked for a foul. The Mints's Aitame Mantos put his head to a well placed ball, lifted in from the left, and scored to make the score 2 - 2 with 35 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock. The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 2. The Mints claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 67 percent.

The Mints's Graeme Buccan tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders. Some great play up the middle by The Mints led to a chance for Aitame Mantos to score after 52 minutes, but the shot hit the crossbar. 70 minutes in, The Mints's Patrick Kiesenebner received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. The Mints were very close to putting themselves one up after 71 minutes as Aitame Mantos got through on the left. However, his concentration failed him, and he shot wide. Ben McStay behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 76 minutes as he gave the ball away to Thadäus Huck. Lucky for him though, there was no goal. The Mints took the lead 78 minutes into the game by 3 - 2, as Mario Jiménez Orozco elegantly received a long range pass through the middle, finishing off with a half-volley shot just below the bar. The Sahura coach was desperate to reverse his team's fortunes in the game, and ordered his team to change strategy. After 78 minutes, Sahura used a short break in the game to take new instructions from their coach. Although the whole team were struggling to impress, Sahura's Sadik 'Cobra' Abd El Fattah was singled out as being the problem as he was called off the pitch after 80 minutes. Naser Khallali was given a chance to change things around. The Mints had most of the ball, with 68 percent of possession.

Most important The Mints player was Aitame Mantos. Wes Messenger on the other hand, had a terrible day. Thadäus Huck performed admirably for Sahura. On the other hand, Fritz Polak's play was disheartening. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield passable (very high) poor (high) 24 11 6/20 3/20
Right defence inadequate (high) excellent (very low) 19 29 5/20 8/20
Central defence excellent (high) solid (high) 31 27 8/20 7/20
Left defence passable (high) solid (very high) 23 28 6/20 7/20
Right attack weak (low) solid (high) 14 27 4/20 7/20
Central attack passable (high) passable (very low) 23 21 6/20 6/20
Left attack inadequate (low) solid (high) 18 27 5/20 7/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (very low) solid (low) 25 26 7/20 7/20
Attack inadequate (high) inadequate (very high) 19 20 5/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) outstanding (no tactic) 10 10/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Aitame Mantos 5'
1 - 1  Fuad 'The Enforcer' Bin-Jaber 14'
1 - 2  Jan-Okko Meulemans 24'
2 - 2  Aitame Mantos 35'
3 - 2  Mario Jiménez Orozco 78'
Mohammad 'The Outsider' Uyaynah 34'
Patrick Kiesenebner 70'
Behaviour Sadik 'Cobra' Abd El Fattah
Normal  To  Towards Wing
78'
Behaviour Michal Štěpán
Normal  To  Towards Wing
78'
Substitution Out  Sadik 'Cobra' Abd El Fattah
In  Naser Khallali
80'

Possession

67%
33%
68%
32%

Chance distribution

Home Away
9 4

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

Defence solid (very low) solid (low) 25 26 7/20 7/20
Attack inadequate (high) inadequate (very high) 19 20 5/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) outstanding (no tactic) 10 10/20

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (low) poor (very low) 14 9 4/20 3/20
Average midfield passable (very high) poor (high) 24 11 6/20 3/20
Average defence passable (very high) solid (very high) 24 28 6/20 7/20
Average attack inadequate (low) solid (very low) 18 25 5/20 7/20
Total average passable (low) passable (very low) 22 21 6/20 6/20

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