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Due to an all-day shower, 2880 paying spectators got to see a match on a pitch-turned-bog at Estádio das Laranjeiras. Jean-Louis Perrin was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Roope Mäntykangas and . A 4-5-1 alignment was the formation of choice for Tricolor. Starters: Tarawaly - Hodgton, Martin, Sneesby, Smithson - Clare, Rutherford, Sweeney, Adkins, Turner - Lynch.

X-Team had chosen a strategic 2-5-3 formation. Lineup: Stanciu - Vânătoru, Manolache - Bilir, San Millán Díez, Pădure, Şnaider, Gyllenbratt - Capotă, Neaga, Chinţoiu.

With 6 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending. Álvaro 'Pajarito' San Millán Díez put the ball away for 0 - 1. Thomas 'Rabbit Legs' Gyllenbratt, who often relies on his speed, had a rotten day on the drenched grass. Abe 'Superstar' Lynch was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace. With 21 minutes played, after a good run down the left, Alexei Smithson went down looking for a penalty after a challenge from the visitors' right fullback, but the referee waved play on, and later warned him for diving. The crowd gasped as Alexei Smithson of Tricolor was flattened by an opponent after 24 minutes and had to be carried off. Bob Winstanley came in off the bench. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 1. X-Team claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 58 percent.

With 66 minutes played, X-Team put themselves up 0 - 2 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Alexandru Manolache. It might be a while before the fans see X-Team's Vlad Vânătoru again, after he had to leave the field in great distress at the 70 minute mark. He was replaced by Mihail-Dan 'Catcher In The' Secară. Alexandru-Dan Capotă came close to extending the visitors' lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of the goal after a pass through the middle. He tried to lift the ball over Solomon 'Warrior' Tarawaly but overcooked it and hit the bar instead. X-Team's Emil 'Thunderstruck' Şnaider was shown a yellow card after 72 minutes for slicing down an opponent. Tricolor were forced into a substitution as Conrad Adkins couldn't continue due to some rough treatment, forcing Andy Bale to come in off the bench. Alexandru-Dan Capotă was, after 74 minutes, almost able to extend the visitors' lead with a well placed diving header after the ball had looped into the centre, but the home side's keeper Solomon 'Warrior' Tarawaly made the save. X-Team enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 61 percent of possession.

Most important Tricolor player was Boris Martin. Caleb Clare turned in a dismal performance, however. X-Team's top performer was clearly Álvaro 'Pajarito' San Millán Díez. Ferhan Bilir on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield solid (very low) formidable (very low) 25 33 7/20 9/20
Right defence outstanding (very low) brilliant (very high) 37 44 10/20 11/20
Central defence brilliant (very high) outstanding (high) 44 39 11/20 10/20
Left defence formidable (very low) brilliant (very low) 33 41 9/20 11/20
Right attack inadequate (high) solid (high) 19 27 5/20 7/20
Central attack wretched (high) formidable (very low) 7 33 2/20 9/20
Left attack inadequate (very high) excellent (low) 20 30 5/20 8/20
Indirect set pieces
Defence passable (high) excellent (very low) 23 29 6/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (very low) inadequate (high) 17 19 5/20 5/20
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Chance distribution

Home Away
3 6

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence passable (high) excellent (very low) 23 29 6/20 8/20
Attack inadequate (very low) inadequate (high) 17 19 5/20 5/20


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Average ratings

Total player experience wretched (very high) weak (very high) 8 16 2/20 4/20
Average midfield solid (very low) formidable (very low) 25 33 7/20 9/20
Average defence outstanding (low) brilliant (very low) 38 41 10/20 11/20
Average attack weak (high) excellent (low) 15 30 4/20 8/20
Total average solid (low) formidable (high) 26 35 7/20 9/20


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