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104210 fans braved the pouring rain at Planet Chess Stadium. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and Cãtãlin Marcu. Honduras tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination. They fielded: Orellana - Espinoza, Barbosa, Mibelli - Cárdenas, Villar, Guerrero, Poleo, Juárez - Caro Contreras, Villablanca.

A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Saudi Arabia. The following players had been chosen: Abu-Ibrahim - Abu-Abdul, Rahman, Musa, Darwish - Sulaiman, Qasim, Nasrabadhi, Khallali - Rabi, Khuldi.

Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Saudi Arabia, taking advantage of their extra-terrestrial level with that tactic. 1 minutes into the game, Honduras wanted to bring some new energy to their game. Antonio Villablanca gave Rogelio Arenal a quick hug as he left the field. Evo Cárdenas tried using a burst of speed to get past his defender after 15 minutes, but it takes more than that to get past fast Abir Darwish. With 25 minutes played Asdrúbal Villar almost put the home team one ahead on a cross coming in from the right, but the shot went just wide. With the clock showing 26 minutes played, a great pass from the defensive line of Saudi Arabia resulted in a counterattack that was smoothly brought under control by Naser Murat 'Pepenele' Khallali in the centre of the opposition's penalty area, but his finish went high. After 29 minutes Saudi Arabia tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, Qasim Rabi's shot sailed wide after his break down the right. Isa Abdullah Sulaiman really should have scored when he was chosen by fate to confront a wide open goal following a great play by Mansour Abu-Abdul after a corner. 37 minutes had elapsed when a great chance for Honduras to take the lead after a good cross from the right found Ricardo Guerrero alone with the keeper, but he chipped it to the wrong side of the post. It was 0 - 0 at the break. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Honduras, with 69 percent of the ball.

Many thought Nicolás Juárez ought to have been awarded a penalty 47 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around Essa Mahmood Abu-Ibrahim after a determined run through the middle. Honduras could have put themselves ahead after 56 minutes but Patricio Caro Contreras missed a volley shot on a ball coming in from the right. Under heavy pressure after 72 minutes, the inexperienced Saudi Arabia struggled to maintain their level of play. A mistake by the home side's central defence after 74 minutes allowed Rifaat 'The Hammer' Musa to score for Saudi Arabia. The scoreboard now read 0 - 1. Content with how the game was proceeding, the Saudi Arabia coach let Abdullah Ibn-Seif replace Ali Shareef Khuldi after 74 minutes. After 74 minutes, the Saudi Arabia players received new instructions from their manager on how to keep in control of the game. The Saudi Arabia coach was visibly pleased with the score so far, but still ordered a few tactical changes 74 minutes into the game. In the lead, Saudi Arabia adjusted their style of play with 74 minutes gone. 76 minutes in, and Honduras were able to score the equalising goal to make it 1 - 1 when Asdrúbal Villar picked up a pass coming in from the right and chipped it past the away team's keeper. Honduras enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 61 percent of possession.

Honduras's top performer was clearly Patricio Caro Contreras. Nicolás Juárez turned in a dismal performance, however. Qasim Rabi performed admirably for Saudi Arabia. However, Abdulah Qasim made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 1 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield brilliant (high) passable (very low) 43 21 11/20 6/20
Right defence brilliant (very low) extra-terrestrial (low) 41 62 11/20 16/20
Central defence supernatural (very low) world class (very high) 53 52 14/20 13/20
Left defence mythical (very high) titanic (high) 68 59 17/20 15/20
Right attack magnificent (low) extra-terrestrial (very high) 46 64 12/20 16/20
Central attack passable (very low) solid (very low) 21 25 6/20 7/20
Left attack poor (high) world class (high) 11 51 3/20 13/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence formidable (very low) formidable (high) 33 35 9/20 9/20
Attack passable (high) solid (very high) 23 28 6/20 7/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) extra-terrestrial (no tactic) 16 16/20
 

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Highlights

0 - 1  Rifaat 'The Hammer' Musa 74'
1 - 1  Asdrúbal Villar 76'
Substitution Out  Antonio Villablanca
In  Rogelio Arenal
1'
Formation Out  Ali Shareef Khuldi
In  Abdullah Ibn-Seif
Towards Wing To  Normal
LF  To  MIM
4-4-2  To  4-5-1
74'
Behaviour Mumtaz Nasrabadhi
Towards Wing  To  Normal
74'
Behaviour Mansour Abu-Abdul
Normal  To  Defensive
74'
Behaviour Abir Darwish
Normal  To  Defensive
74'

Possession

69%
31%
61%
39%

Chance distribution

Home Away
11 4

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence formidable (very low) formidable (high) 33 35 9/20 9/20
Attack passable (high) solid (very high) 23 28 6/20 7/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Normal Counter-attacks
Tactic skill (no tactic) extra-terrestrial (no tactic) 16 16/20

Average ratings

Total player experience titanic (very high) titanic (very low) 60 57 15/20 15/20
Average midfield brilliant (high) passable (very low) 43 21 11/20 6/20
Average defence supernatural (low) titanic (low) 54 58 14/20 15/20
Average attack solid (low) magnificent (high) 26 47 7/20 12/20
Total average brilliant (very low) brilliant (low) 41 42 11/20 11/20

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