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2699 fans braved the pouring rain at Red River Rangers Arena. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Göran Mathiasson and . Schnell started off with a 3-5-2 lineup. They fielded: De Simone - Hacı, Langford, Rees - Rendón, Wallace, Moreno, MacGill, Ventura - Booth, Valkenberg.

Rangers decided to use a 5-4-1 set up. Starters: Appendino - Smith, Murtagh, Etherton, Erdem, Hedley - Moore, Chowdhury, Sanditon, Cox - Anthony.

The strategy for Rangers was to use their passable ability to press. The boggy pitch disrupted the game, especially for technical players like Bert Valkenberg. Many thought Erick Booth ought to have been awarded a penalty 8 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around Flavio Appendino after a determined run through the middle. 17 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for Schnell was Calvin Wallace. 18 minutes in, Schnell's Calvin Wallace received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first. Rangers's Kristian Murtagh had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 24 minutes having been played. Rob Hargreaves was the replacement. The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit Darius Cox just fine. Schnell managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when Erick Booth cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper. After 40 minutes, Calvin Wallace put Schnell ahead 3 - 0 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing. Ollie Langford had a fantastic opportunity to put Schnell up another goal 42 minutes into the match after a pass through the middle set him free, but he fired just over the crossbar. Halftime score was 3 - 0. Schnell enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 72 percent of possession.

Hugh Sanditon did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch. Rangers's talent at pressing frustrated the spectators as the game became a dire midfield struggle. The Schnell players could smell victory in the air. Bert Valkenberg wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for Todor Latinov after 65 minutes. A well-executed free kick by Lefter Hacı after 65 minutes made it 4 - 0 for Schnell. Confident in their lead, Schnell's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. Lefter Hacı increased Schnell's lead to 5 - 0 with a penalty spot cannonball. A great save by keeper Flavio Appendino after 79 minutes kept the visitors in the game after Erick Booth struck from the left with a real cannonball. Still ahead in the game after 89 minutes, Schnell made some tactical adjustments. Erick Booth and José Alfonso Rendón swapped positions. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Schnell, with 69 percent of the ball.

Schnell's top performer was clearly Todor Latinov. On the other hand, Calvin Wallace's play was disheartening. Rob Hargreaves performed admirably for Rangers. Flavio Appendino turned in a dismal performance, however. The match ends 5 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (high) poor (very high) 31 12 8/20 3/20
Right defence excellent (low) passable (very low) 30 21 8/20 6/20
Central defence excellent (low) excellent (low) 30 30 8/20 8/20
Left defence excellent (high) inadequate (very low) 31 17 8/20 5/20
Right attack passable (high) poor (high) 23 11 6/20 3/20
Central attack inadequate (very low) poor (low) 17 10 5/20 3/20
Left attack passable (high) poor (high) 23 11 6/20 3/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (low) inadequate (high) 26 19 7/20 5/20
Attack passable (very high) weak (very high) 24 16 6/20 4/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Pressing
Tactic skill (no tactic) passable (no tactic) 6 6/20


1 - 0  Calvin Wallace 17'
2 - 0  Erick Booth 37'
3 - 0  Calvin Wallace 40'
4 - 0  Lefter Hacı 65'
5 - 0  Lefter Hacı 68'
Calvin Wallace 18'
Kristian Murtagh 24'
Substitution Out Kristian Murtagh
In Rob Hargreaves
Substitution Out  Bert Valkenberg
In  Todor Latinov
Defensive To  Normal
Position swap Out  José Alfonso Rendón
In  Erick Booth



Chance distribution

Home Away
9 0

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence solid (low) inadequate (high) 26 19 7/20 5/20
Attack passable (very high) weak (very high) 24 16 6/20 4/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Pressing
Tactic skill (no tactic) passable (no tactic) 6 6/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (very low) wretched (low) 21 6 6/20 2/20
Average midfield excellent (high) poor (very high) 31 12 8/20 3/20
Average defence excellent (low) passable (high) 30 23 8/20 6/20
Average attack passable (very low) poor (high) 21 11 6/20 3/20
Total average solid (high) weak (high) 27 15 7/20 4/20


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