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Clear skies welcomed the 4602 spectators who had made their way to Springfield Park. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Alfonso Fernández-Cuesta and . Rochdale started off with a 4-5-1 lineup. The following players had been chosen: Rozumek - Castle, Ward, Fountain, Marks - Sbandi, Xu, Palmelão, Knights, Allen - Clarkson.

bra-arg had chosen a strategic 4-5-1 formation. Starters: Eckert - Torres, Richter-Hauser, Menezes, Salvato - Achterum, Pesch, Nogueira, Cassiano, Serra - Lehtovirta.

Rochdale saw most attack opportunities on the wings, taking advantage of their supernatural level with that tactic. After 26 minutes, Rochdale sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached Connor Clarkson, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 1 - 0. It was 1 - 0 at the break. Rochdale claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 58 percent.

After 46 minutes, bra-arg switched Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta with Marlon Laureano, hoping for a quick impact on the pitch. Lester Xu dispatched a majestic long shot 66 minutes into the match, but missed the goal by a few metres. With their counter attack move halted 67 minutes into the game, bra-arg were left with a free kick. The ball is passed straight through to the other end of the penalty area, with hopes for it to reach Ekkehart Pesch. However, he didn't have his wits about him and the ball went out. After 70 minutes Rochdale's Ferruccio Sbandi contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game. Players in Rochdale heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their central attacks to the wings instead. After 75 minutes, Sérgio Palmelão sent the corner kick right to Davy Castle who headed it sharply past the keeper. 2 - 0! Rochdale enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 59 percent of possession.

The most dominating Rochdale player was without a doubt Connor Clarkson. However, Lester Xu made a disastrous appearance. bra-arg's top performer was clearly Marlon Laureano. On the other hand, Ekkehart Pesch's play was disheartening. The match ends 2 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield passable (high) inadequate (very low) 23 17 6/20 5/20
Right defence brilliant (very high) passable (high) 44 23 11/20 6/20
Central defence excellent (low) solid (high) 30 27 8/20 7/20
Left defence formidable (very high) passable (low) 36 22 9/20 6/20
Right attack poor (very high) solid (high) 12 27 3/20 7/20
Central attack weak (low) wretched (very high) 14 8 4/20 2/20
Left attack solid (very high) formidable (low) 28 34 7/20 9/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (high) inadequate (low) 27 18 7/20 5/20
Attack solid (low) weak (low) 26 14 7/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill supernatural (no tactic) 14 (no tactic) 14/20


1 - 0  Connor Clarkson 26'
2 - 0  Davy Castle 75'
Ferruccio Sbandi 70'
Substitution Out  Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta
In  Marlon Laureano



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 2

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence solid (high) inadequate (low) 27 18 7/20 5/20
Attack solid (low) weak (low) 26 14 7/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Normal
Tactic skill supernatural (no tactic) 14 (no tactic) 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience poor (high) passable (very high) 11 24 3/20 6/20
Average midfield passable (high) inadequate (very low) 23 17 6/20 5/20
Average defence outstanding (very low) passable (very high) 37 24 10/20 6/20
Average attack inadequate (low) passable (high) 18 23 5/20 6/20
Total average solid (low) passable (very low) 26 21 7/20 6/20


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