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Cabuie 3 - 2 Saxons

During the pre-game press conference, the manager of Cabuie was caught teary-eyed, proclaiming an undying love for the Club and its glorious history. "It is such an honour to be in the position I am in. I hope that someday, I can live up to it."

Clear skies welcomed the 3589 spectators who had made their way to Ashwick. Guy Lucquin was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and Felix Neufus. Cabuie had chosen a strategic 5-3-2 formation. They fielded: Forato - Defalchidu, Mandić, Clark, Tallis, Rupuma - O'Connor, Lwali, Rauchenwald - Kwong, Cârţână.

A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Saxons. Lineup: av Teigum - Lek, Olguín, Bonnafous - Jensen, Aristotelous, Nafzinger, Molina Moreno, á Nesi - Næs, Bellet.

Pressing was the tactic of the day for Cabuie, taking advantage of their weak level with that tactic. A well placed corner kick from Emanuel Cârţână was followed by Boris O'Connor's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Cabuie, the score now 1 - 0. The crowd was silenced 22 minutes into the match as the visiting team's Anselm Bellet came in from the left, levelling the score to 1 - 1. 32 minutes in, the referee awarded Cabuie a penalty. Emanuel Cârţână coolly slotted it home for a 2 - 1 lead. Saxons's Eyðgrímur 'Moustache Man' Jensen refused to leave the field after injuring his achilles tendon after 37 minutes. Johnny Nafzinger finished off a quick charge from the left of the field by chipping the ball just past the home side's keeper, making the score 2 - 2 40 minutes into the match. 2 - 2 was the halftime score. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Cabuie, with 54 percent of the ball.

This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when Tasos Aristotelous slipped through the defence on the right to come up alone against Vittorio Forato, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning reflexes. A questionable penalty 53 minutes in gave the home side the lead, 3 - 2. The visitors' goalie didn't stand a chance as Emanuel Cârţână knocked the ball home. With 54 minutes played, Slaviša Mandić of Cabuie fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving. Saxons's Eyðgrímur 'Moustache Man' Jensen had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 64 minutes having been played. Dimitar Krústovchev was the replacement. A penalty 78 minutes into the game gave the home side a chance at adding to the score, but an overconfident Emanuel Cârţână shot the ball wide trying to put it away in the top corner. Possession in this half belonged to Cabuie, who controlled the ball 55 percent of the time.

Cabuie's best player was Boris O'Connor. Vito Defalchidu turned in a dismal performance, however. Philippe Bonnafous performed admirably for Saxons. However, Dimitar Krústovchev made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield passable (high) inadequate (high) 23 19 6/20 5/20
Right defence weak (very low) solid (very high) 13 28 4/20 7/20
Central defence inadequate (high) excellent (low) 19 30 5/20 8/20
Left defence poor (very high) excellent (low) 12 30 3/20 8/20
Right attack wretched (very high) inadequate (low) 8 18 2/20 5/20
Central attack weak (high) weak (very high) 15 16 4/20 4/20
Left attack poor (very high) solid (very low) 12 25 3/20 7/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (high) passable (very high) 19 24 5/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill weak (no tactic) 4 (no tactic) 4/20



Chance distribution

Home Away
7 3

1 Left attack 2
1 Central attack 0
1 Right attack 1
3 Other 0
1 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 inadequate (high) passable (very high) 19 24 5/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (low) passable (low) 18 22 5/20 6/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill weak (no tactic) 4 (no tactic) 4/20

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very low) passable (very high) 13 24 4/20 6/20
Average midfield passable (high) inadequate (high) 23 19 6/20 5/20
Average defence weak (high) excellent (very low) 15 29 4/20 8/20
Average attack poor (very high) inadequate (very high) 12 20 3/20 5/20
Total average inadequate (very low) passable (high) 17 23 5/20 6/20


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