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RR 1 - 5 Rochdale

1681 punters turned up at Raszków Arena, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Amir Khorshidvand and . RR tactics involved an interesting 5-4-1 combination. The following players took the field: Boroński - Żelazowski, Rudziński, Józsa, Arrábida, Pudlat - Smyth, Ramirás, Rosner, Mszyca - Dana.

Rochdale started off with a 4-5-1 lineup. The following players had been chosen: Colbourne - Yates, Porter, Sánchez Barriga, Lukić - Szachta, Willis, Agrawal, Büsser, Persico - Pitzalis.

It was an obvious ambition of Rochdale to use their extra-terrestrial ability at attacking on the flanks. Kevin Józsa behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 13 minutes as he gave the ball away to Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis. Lucky for him though, there was no goal. The visitors were very close to gaining the lead with a marvellous free kick after 21 minutes, but Marek Boroński made a beautiful one-handed save. Rochdale took the lead after 32 minutes making the score 0 - 1. Scott Porter placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left. After 39 minutes of game time, Clint Willis had an excellent opportunity to add to the visitors' lead, clipping a volley hooked in from the right, but Marek Boroński was in the right place and tipped the ball over for a corner. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 1. Possession in this half belonged to Rochdale, who controlled the ball 59 percent of the time.

With 46 minutes played, the RR coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Bronisław Wohlfeil came on, Zeno Pudlat had to leave the fray. RR needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 46 minutes Oldar 'The Assassin' Dana made way for Janusz Młynarkiewicz. A penalty was awarded after 73 minutes, and Mischa Büsser made the most of his chance to put Rochdale up by another goal. 0 - 2 for the visitors. RR's Mieczysław Mszyca managed a superb strike from the left after 75 minutes that would have left goalkeeper Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne without a chance, had it not hit the post. Marian Rudziński seemed highly inexperienced when, after 81 minutes, he was caught dilly-dallying with the ball and allowed Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis to intercept and strike home the goal for Rochdale to make the score 0 - 3. The players of Rochdale now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. Rochdale's Damiano Persico was shown a yellow card after 83 minutes for slicing down an opponent. With 84 minutes played, a quick exchange of passes on the left wing freed Clint Willis of Rochdale to slip through the defence and score another goal for the visitors. That made the score 0 - 4. What ever got into Clint Willis, the crowd mumbled, as he suddenly struck a cross pass through his own defence - ending up right in front of RR's Mieczysław Mszyca, who easily put the ball away for 1 - 4 after 87 minutes. Attacking on the wings was the choice for Rochdale, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack. Some fine movement on the left led to a Rochdale goal after 88 minutes, making it 1 - 5. Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis was noted down as the scorer. Rochdale had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.

RR's top performer was clearly Janusz Młynarkiewicz. Bronisław Wohlfeil turned in a dismal performance, however. Rochdale's best player was Mischa Büsser. However, Nitin Agrawal made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 1 - 5.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20
Right defence inadequate (very low) brilliant (low) 17 42 5/20 11/20
Central defence passable (very high) formidable (very high) 24 36 6/20 9/20
Left defence inadequate (very low) magnificent (very low) 17 45 5/20 12/20
Right attack poor (very high) weak (low) 12 14 3/20 4/20
Central attack poor (low) weak (low) 10 14 3/20 4/20
Left attack poor (low) brilliant (very high) 10 44 3/20 11/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (very low) formidable (low) 17 34 5/20 9/20
Attack weak (low) passable (very high) 14 24 4/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) extra-terrestrial (no tactic) 16 16/20


0 - 1  Scott Porter 32'
0 - 2  Mischa Büsser 73'
0 - 3  Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis 81'
0 - 4  Clint Willis 84'
1 - 4  Mieczysław Mszyca 87'
1 - 5  Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis 88'
Damiano Persico 83'
Substitution Out  Zeno Pudlat
In  Bronisław Wohlfeil
Substitution Out  Oldar 'The Assassin' Dana
In  Janusz Młynarkiewicz



Chance distribution

Home Away
5 10

3 Left attack 3
0 Central attack 1
1 Right attack 2
0 Other 2
1 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

Defence inadequate (very low) formidable (low) 17 34 5/20 9/20
Attack weak (low) passable (very high) 14 24 4/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) extra-terrestrial (no tactic) 16 16/20

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very high) passable (very high) 16 24 4/20 6/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20
Average defence inadequate (high) brilliant (very low) 19 41 5/20 11/20
Average attack poor (high) passable (very high) 11 24 3/20 6/20
Total average inadequate (very low) excellent (high) 17 31 5/20 8/20


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