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3836 spectators arrived at Maraca Bombonera, where weather conditions were pretty good for soccer. Mark 'Kid' Van Rysselberghe was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Eduardo Sáenz and . Our studio analysts were correct. bra-arg has taken the field in a 5-3-2 alignment. Lineup: Eckert - Torres, Richter-Hauser, Aguado, Menezes, Salvato - Achterum, Pesch, Cassiano - Nogueira, Lehtovirta.

The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Bellevue formed up in a 5-4-1 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. They fielded: Rapid - Filipović, Vaughan, Turagabea, Văn Cao, Paokis - Lancaster, Charmawawina, Fatt, Gambhir - Akhade.

Using their brilliant counter-attacking abilities was the strategy of choice for bra-arg today. After 15 minutes, the defensive line of bra-arg created a counter-attack through the middle that gave Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta a good look at goal, but his shot glanced harmlessly off the crossbar. An opportunity to take the lead after 32 minutes was wasted as Bellevue's Cô Văn Cao missed a penalty, firing wide of the mark. With 38 minutes gone, a long pass from the defense of bra-arg resulted in a counter-attack that set Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta free through the middle, but the keeper made a spectacular diving save. 0 - 0 was the halftime score. The Count appeared on the jumbotron and announced that Bellevue had 58...58 percent possession. AH AH AH!

After 46 minutes, the bra-arg had a quick word about their shape on the field and decided to try another approach. 55 minutes into the game, Bellevue wanted to bring some new energy to their game. Prashant Akhade gave Wally Whitaker a quick hug as he left the field. Big paper red cards were being held up by the opposing supporters with 67 minutes on the clock after Kosta 'Crush' Filipović's mistimed tackle from behind. The referee only showed the Bellevue player a yellow card though. The counter-attacks of bra-arg were deadly and 70 minutes into the game, Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta controlled a long pass from the right flank and finished to make it 1 - 0. Félix Cassiano let loose a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide. With 80 minutes played, Bellevue's Wally Whitaker received a yellow card for challenging a play with his cleats first. Bellevue set the tempo, maintaining 52 percent of possession.

Fernão Torres performed admirably for bra-arg. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta today. Bellevue's top performer was clearly Grady Rapid. Speaking of stinking up the place, Dhanesh Gambhir sure smelled like the bottom of Batman's shoe after a night of crimefighting in Gotham. The match ends 1 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield weak (high) inadequate (high) 15 19 4/20 5/20
Right defense solid (very low) world class (high) 25 51 7/20 13/20
Central defense excellent (very high) titanic (high) 32 59 8/20 15/20
Left defense passable (very high) magnificent (low) 24 46 6/20 12/20
Right attack excellent (very low) inadequate (very low) 29 17 8/20 5/20
Central attack wretched (low) poor (low) 6 10 2/20 3/20
Left attack inadequate (very high) weak (high) 20 15 5/20 4/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (low) excellent (very low) 18 29 5/20 8/20
Attack weak (very low) inadequate (very low) 13 17 4/20 5/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Vili 'Iceman' Lehtovirta 70'
Kosta 'Crush' Filipović 67'
Wally Whitaker 80'
Behavior Félix Cassiano
Offensive  To  Defensive
LW  To  LIM
46'
Substitution Out  Prashant Akhade
In  Wally Whitaker
Defensive To  Normal
55'

Possession

42%
58%
48%
52%

Chance distribution

Home Away
5 9

0 Left attack 3
3 Central attack 4
2 Right attack 0
0 Other 2
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense inadequate (low) excellent (very low) 18 29 5/20 8/20
Attack weak (very low) inadequate (very low) 13 17 4/20 5/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Counter-attacks Normal
Tactic skill brilliant (no tactic) 11 (no tactic) 11/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (high) weak (very low) 23 13 6/20 4/20
Average midfield weak (high) inadequate (high) 15 19 4/20 5/20
Average defense solid (high) world class (very high) 27 52 7/20 13/20
Average attack inadequate (low) weak (low) 18 14 5/20 4/20
Total average inadequate (very high) solid (very high) 20 28 5/20 8/20

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