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Pigs 3 - 1 Sahura

Clear skies welcomed the 4906 spectators who had made their way to Satellite 15. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and Valdas Baltakis. Pigs decided to use a 2-5-3 set up. The following players had been chosen: Fortin - Beerepoot, Turanskiy - Bell, Mercurio, Köves, Scotney, Hayden - O'Grady, Harrison, Borneo.

A 5-3-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Sahura. Starters: Polak - Abd El Fattah, Tharwat, Huck, Zanaty, Bin-Jaber - Candelli, Uyaynah, Fayek - Variar, Štěpán.

Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Sahura, taking advantage of their magnificent level with that tactic. 3 minutes of the match played, and a comedy of errors by the home side gave the visitors a chance at the lead, but Michal Štěpán, after finding himself dashing down on goal from the left with only the keeper to beat, sliced his shot horribly wide. The visitors' central defence should have had no trouble clearing the pass to Glenn Harrison, but the Pigs player managed to shrug them off and fired a low shot past the keeper to give his team the lead. 1 - 0! Coming from the right, Barnabás Köves almost managed to score another goal for Pigs, but his header was tipped over the bar by the visitors' keeper. The bench was restless, and with 20 minutes passed Sahura's coach gave Azmi Hamdan the opportunity the player had been hoping for. Sadik 'Cobra' Abd El Fattah reluctantly left the field. Thadäus Huck of Sahura seemed to be floating in the air as he elegantly headed in to make the score 1 - 1 after a corner kick that was nicely executed by Mohammad 'The Outsider' Uyaynah. Sahura had a great opportunity to score following a counterattack after 34 minutes, but Michal Štěpán's shot from the left sailed high over the bar. With 40 minutes played, Fuad 'The Enforcer' Bin-Jaber of Sahura fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving. The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Pigs, with 74 percent of the ball.

After 50 minutes, the Pigs coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving Garry Bell off the field. Ross Oram took his place. After a fine move down the middle Rick Borneo nearly gave the home side a goal after 64 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide. Sahura's Michal Štěpán left the field after 71 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was Habib Ibrahim. After 72 minutes, Ross Oram came in from the right, feinted, then sped past the off-balance defender to make the score 2 - 1, giving Pigs the lead. Barnabás Köves could have put Pigs up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 74 minutes. Things were deteriorating for the away team as Pigs scored another to make it 3 - 1 after a left side attack resulted in a goal for Glenn Harrison after 77 minutes. Pigs had most of the ball, with 75 percent of possession.

The most dominating Pigs player was without a doubt Rick Borneo. On the other hand, Fitzroy O'Grady's play was disheartening. Sahura's top performer was clearly Venkat 'Warrior' Variar. However, Sultan Zanaty made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 3 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield excellent (low) poor (high) 30 11 8/20 3/20
Right defence formidable (high) outstanding (very low) 35 37 9/20 10/20
Central defence excellent (very low) formidable (very high) 29 36 8/20 9/20
Left defence brilliant (very low) outstanding (very low) 41 37 11/20 10/20
Right attack outstanding (low) formidable (very low) 38 33 10/20 9/20
Central attack brilliant (low) inadequate (high) 42 19 11/20 5/20
Left attack brilliant (very low) formidable (low) 41 34 11/20 9/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence solid (high) formidable (very high) 27 36 7/20 9/20
Attack passable (very low) excellent (low) 21 30 6/20 8/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20



Chance distribution

Home Away
9 3

2 Left attack 2
4 Central attack 0
2 Right attack 0
1 Other 0
0 Special events 1
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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 solid (high) formidable (very high) 27 36 7/20 9/20
Attack passable (very low) excellent (low) 21 30 6/20 8/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) magnificent (no tactic) 12 12/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (very low) weak (very low) 21 13 6/20 4/20
Average midfield excellent (low) poor (high) 30 11 8/20 3/20
Average defence formidable (high) formidable (very high) 35 36 9/20 9/20
Average attack outstanding (very high) excellent (very low) 40 29 10/20 8/20
Total average formidable (high) solid (very low) 35 25 9/20 7/20


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