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Clear skies welcomed the 815 spectators who had made their way to Estádio das Laranjeiras. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Paweł 'Szeryf' Szejnfeld and . Tricolor decided to use a 4-5-1 set up. Lineup: Grenfell - Najjar, Sneesby, Shannon, Winstanley - Ralson, Makin, Caretaker, Bale, Martin - Inam.

Rochdale had chosen a strategic 5-4-1 formation. The following players had been chosen: Colbourne - Agrawal, 子楠 (Zinan), Xu, Puay Long, Sumerel - Willis, Palmelão, Persico, Szachta - Pitzalis.

It was obvious that Tricolor were using their solid pressing skill as their primary tactic. Always quick and a menace to his opponents, Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis was very close to getting through after 17 minutes, but he could only put the ball into the keeper's arms. 24 minutes into the match, the speedy Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis easily outpaced Chris Sneesby, chipped the keeper and made the score 0 - 1. The pressing tactics used by Tricolor were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times. Tricolor pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times. The referee showed Tricolor's Abd El Wahab Najjar the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. A loud groan was heard from the fans of Rochdale, as Karol Szachta left the pitch in too much pain to finish the match. Željko Lukić took his place on the field. Almost all the way down to the corner flag, Rochdale's Željko Lukić somehow managed to get a perfect pass into the middle, impossible to miss for Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis, who struck for 0 - 2. It was 0 - 2 at the break. Rochdale enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 67 percent of possession.

Tricolor's talent at pressing frustrated the spectators as the game became a dire midfield struggle. Tricolor's counterattacks created a good chance for Ian Caretaker on the right after 72 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar. After 75 minutes Tricolor tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, Abd El Wahab Najjar's shot sailed wide after his break down the right. The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave Richard Makin from Tricolor a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 76 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient! 80 minutes into the game, Rochdale had difficulty finding their positions and their organisation dropped to passable. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Rochdale, with 67 percent of the ball.

Tricolor's best player was Chris Sneesby. On the other hand, Ian Caretaker's play was disheartening. The most dominating Rochdale player was without a doubt Željko Lukić. 方 (Fang) 子楠 (Zinan) was a disappointment, however. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield poor (low) inadequate (very low) 10 17 3/20 5/20
Right defence formidable (low) passable (very high) 34 24 9/20 6/20
Central defence formidable (very low) solid (very low) 33 25 9/20 7/20
Left defence formidable (low) solid (very high) 34 28 9/20 7/20
Right attack poor (low) disastrous (very high) 10 4 3/20 1/20
Central attack wretched (high) wretched (very high) 7 8 2/20 2/20
Left attack poor (low) excellent (very low) 10 29 3/20 8/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (very high) solid (low) 20 26 5/20 7/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (very high) 14 20 4/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill solid (no tactic) 7 (no tactic) 7/20
 

Possession

33%
67%
33%
67%

Chance distribution

Home Away
2 10

0 Left attack 1
0 Central attack 2
2 Right attack 3
0 Other 1
0 Special events 3
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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 high) solid (low) 20 26 5/20 7/20
Attack weak (low) inadequate (very high) 14 20 4/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill solid (no tactic) 7 (no tactic) 7/20

Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (high) weak (very high) 7 16 2/20 4/20
Average midfield poor (low) inadequate (very low) 10 17 3/20 5/20
Average defence formidable (low) solid (low) 34 26 9/20 7/20
Average attack poor (very low) weak (low) 9 14 3/20 4/20
Total average inadequate (low) inadequate (high) 18 19 5/20 5/20

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