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The 2504 fans in attendance at Estádio das Laranjeiras were roasting in the hot sun. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Martin Okkenhaug and . Tricolor decided to use a 4-5-1 set up. They fielded: Grenfell - Najjar, Adkins, Shannon, Winstanley - Tunna, Bale, Sweeney, Rutherford, Lynch - Malik.

A 5-4-1 alignment was the formation of choice for Tranquebar. The following players had been chosen: Bhardwaj - Agrawal, Kamsani, Prabhu, Kothari, Patel - Kota, Sharma, Khokhar, Jindal - Reddy.

For their match strategy, Tricolor had decided to use their outstanding ability to counter-attack whenever possible. The visitors grabbed the lead after Anand Kothari's free kick succeeded, resulting in a score of 0 - 1. Tranquebar's Manish Kota got himself booked for a foul. 30 minutes into the game, Tricolor seemed to suffer a certain amount of confusion and they fell to a passable level of organisation. With 33 minutes gone, a long pass from the defence of Tricolor resulted in a counterattack that set Abe 'Superstar' Lynch free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save. Bob Winstanley of Tricolor received a yellow card after 35 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 1. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Tranquebar, with 58 percent of the ball.

A review of the gameplan helped Tricolor get back to a solid organisation when the referee blew his whistle again. After 57 minutes Tricolor's Abd El Wahab Najjar contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game. 60 minutes in, Tricolor appeared unsure on how to play and their organisation was only weak. A defender managed to keep the ball from crossing the goal-line after a curling shot coming in from the right from Manoj Kamsani after 63 minutes, and prevented Tranquebar from going up another goal. 72 minutes were showing on the scoreboard when Tricolor's Bob Winstanley received his second yellow card and was sent off. Narendra 'Khalifah' Jindal of Tranquebar had to be helped off the pitch as an injury meant he was unable to finish the game. Sudeep Bokil came in to finish the match. Tricolor's Abe 'Superstar' Lynch was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 75 minutes. With 78 minutes played, Tranquebar put themselves up 0 - 2 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Rajinikanth 'Foggy' Reddy. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Tranquebar lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. 85 minutes into the game, Phil Tunna had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came Joey Arbuthnot. Tranquebar had most of the ball, with 62 percent of possession.

The most dominating Tricolor player was without a doubt Rajiuddin Malik. On the other hand, Andy Bale's play was disheartening. Anand Kothari performed admirably for Tranquebar. Ankit Agrawal turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield poor (very low) poor (very high) 9 12 3/20 3/20
Right defence solid (very low) inadequate (high) 25 19 7/20 5/20
Central defence excellent (low) excellent (very high) 30 32 8/20 8/20
Left defence passable (high) solid (very high) 23 28 6/20 7/20
Right attack poor (high) weak (very low) 11 13 3/20 4/20
Central attack poor (very low) poor (very low) 9 9 3/20 3/20
Left attack weak (low) poor (high) 14 11 4/20 3/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (high) inadequate (high) 19 19 5/20 5/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (high) 14 19 4/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill outstanding (no tactic) 10 (no tactic) 10/20



Chance distribution

Home Away
3 7

0 Left attack 0
3 Central attack 2
0 Right attack 4
0 Other 1
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defence inadequate (high) inadequate (high) 19 19 5/20 5/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (high) 14 19 4/20 5/20


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

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (high) wretched (very high) 7 8 2/20 2/20
Average midfield poor (very low) poor (very high) 9 12 3/20 3/20
Average defence solid (low) solid (low) 26 26 7/20 7/20
Average attack poor (high) poor (high) 11 11 3/20 3/20
Total average weak (high) weak (very high) 15 16 4/20 5/20


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