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Saxons 0 - 2 Brann

It had rained all day, but 1754 hardy fans still made it out to The Burial Mound. Damian Cysewski was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Daniel Oliveira and Robrecht Deleye. Saxons tactics involved an interesting 5-5-0 combination. Starters: Haraldsen - Tarvainen, Buron Cuadrado, Bareyre, Hansen, Janecki - Næs, Jensen, Christensen, Karbech Mouritsen, Florentz -.

Brann decided to use a 3-5-2 set up. The following players took the field: de Sousa - Grogg, Verstappen, Götterup - Couceiro, Martinho, Lesueur, Dejaegher, Fjelblad - Aarhus, Kurtov.

The wings were the focus of most of Brann's attacks on this day, taking advantage of their magnificent level with that tactic. It was a bad day for the usually speedy Jean-Marie Lesueur. The mud seemed to slow him down. With 26 minutes played, Heitor Martinho of Brann fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving. 31 minutes of the match played, and a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but Ilija Kurtov, after finding himself dashing down on goal from the left with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide. The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit Símin Gutti Karbech Mouritsen just fine. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 0. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Saxons, with 51 percent of the ball.

Brann's Jean-Marie Lesueur managed to lose the defenders as he advanced down the right wing and scored, putting the visitors ahead after 50 minutes. 0 - 1. The referee showed Saxons's Yehoash Florentz the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Attacking on the wings was the choice for Brann, and they were successfully passing the ball from the middle to the wings to attack. Ilija Kurtov of Brann took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 82 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 2. Thomas Fjelblad wanted to play on, but the Brann coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 85 minutes into the game by Rune 'Husi' Sandve. The Brann players could smell victory in the air. Tom Aarhus wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for Daniel Errea after 89 minutes. Content with how the game was proceeding, the Brann coach let Tomaž Kresnik replace Seth Verstappen after 89 minutes. Brann claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 52 percent.

Saxons's best player was Gordon Bareyre. However, Henry 'Happy' Haraldsen made a disastrous appearance. The most dominating Brann player was without a doubt Olivio Couceiro. On the other hand, Scott Dejaegher's play was disheartening. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield weak (very high) weak (high) 16 15 4/20 4/20
Right defence solid (low) solid (high) 26 27 7/20 7/20
Central defence outstanding (low) passable (low) 38 22 10/20 6/20
Left defence solid (very low) solid (very low) 25 25 7/20 7/20
Right attack poor (low) outstanding (very high) 10 40 3/20 10/20
Central attack disastrous (high) weak (high) 3 15 1/20 4/20
Left attack wretched (very high) solid (low) 8 26 2/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence passable (very low) solid (very low) 21 25 6/20 7/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (high) 18 19 5/20 5/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20



Chance distribution

Home Away
6 5

0 Left attack 2
3 Central attack 2
1 Right attack 1
2 Other 0
0 Special events 0
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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 passable (very low) solid (very low) 21 25 6/20 7/20
Attack inadequate (low) inadequate (high) 18 19 5/20 5/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Attack on wings
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very high) inadequate (high) 16 19 4/20 5/20
Average midfield weak (very high) weak (high) 16 15 4/20 4/20
Average defence excellent (low) solid (very low) 30 25 8/20 7/20
Average attack wretched (high) solid (high) 7 27 2/20 7/20
Total average inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20


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