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A brilliantly sunny day had enticed a crowd of 3248 to Maraca Bombonera. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Yuri Carrani and Camillo Mascolo. bra-arg tactics involved an interesting 5-3-2 combination. Starters: Ilie - Torres, Demeulenaere, Menezes, Richter-Hauser, Salvato - Faraco, Lisboa, Pasch - Lehtovirta, Nogueira.

Rochdale started off with a 5-4-1 lineup. The following players took the field: Colbourne - Lukić, Sánchez Barriga, Büsser, Porter, Yates - Persico, Willis, Agrawal, Szachta - Golovnya.

Using their counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for bra-arg on this day, taking advantage of their world class level with that tactic. For their match strategy, Rochdale had decided to use their magical ability to counter-attack whenever possible. Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis was called on to replace Rochdale's Myroslav Golovnya after 6 minutes following a nasty collision. Gorka Sánchez Barriga was the new captain of Rochdale - handed the armband by the departing player. Gorka Sánchez Barriga had a good try after 30 minutes, coming in on a fine move from the left, but the ball went wide. bra-arg had to make a substitution after 31 minutes. Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta limped off the field and was replaced by Marlon Laureano. Rochdale's Clint Willis gave the visitors a 0 - 1 lead after 34 minutes with a superb strike from the right. 0 - 1 was the halftime score. Rochdale had most of the ball, with 58 percent of possession.

Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis wasn't much help defensively. His energy-consuming forward runs proved quite costly in the oppressive heat. With 69 minutes played, Rochdale put themselves up 0 - 2 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Željko Lukić. Good work by the bra-arg defensive line after 73 minutes produced a good counterattack chance, which cut elegantly down the middle of the pitch and found Alessandro Salvato alone in front of the goal, but his shot whistled just wide. Rochdale increased their lead after 82 minutes when Gianluca Carlo Pitzalis broke through on the right, upping the score to 0 - 3, much to the home crowd's dismay. Rochdale had to manage with a reduced squad after 83 minutes, as Scott Porter got sent off for a needless foul away from the game's action. Several players seemed a little dazed by the warm weather, and were repeatedly tricked by the clever and agile Alessandro Salvato. Rochdale claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.

bra-arg's top performer was clearly Marlon Laureano. However, Silvano Nogueira made a disastrous appearance. Rochdale's best player was Charles 'Charlie Boy' Colbourne. Dean 'The Guv'nor' Yates was a disappointment, however. The match ends 0 - 3.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (high) solid (very low) 19 25 5/20 7/20
Right defence brilliant (high) world class (high) 43 51 11/20 13/20
Central defence world class (low) supernatural (high) 50 55 13/20 14/20
Left defence outstanding (very low) world class (very high) 37 52 10/20 13/20
Right attack formidable (high) world class (very low) 35 49 9/20 13/20
Central attack poor (high) weak (very low) 11 13 3/20 4/20
Left attack formidable (low) weak (very high) 34 16 9/20 4/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (high) outstanding (very low) 27 37 7/20 10/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Counter-attacks
Tactic skill world class magical 13 18 13/20 18/20
 

Possession

42%
58%
43%
57%

Chance distribution

Home Away
2 7

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence solid (high) outstanding (very low) 27 37 7/20 10/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (very high) 18 24 5/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Counter-attacks
Tactic skill world class magical 13 18 13/20 18/20

Average ratings

Total player experience solid (high) passable (very high) 27 24 7/20 6/20
Average midfield inadequate (high) solid (very low) 19 25 5/20 7/20
Average defence brilliant (very high) supernatural (very low) 44 53 11/20 14/20
Average attack solid (high) solid (low) 27 26 7/20 7/20
Total average excellent (low) formidable (high) 30 35 8/20 9/20

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