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3331 punters turned up at Fish, and despite threatening clouds on the horizon, no rain came. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . The match took place on neutral ground. A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for lesprit. They fielded: Kraller - Zoubir, Dahbi, Verdoes - Hilmi, Hadji, Lande, Abadou, Oliveira Paiva - Cohen, Barreiro.

Magestick started off with a 2-5-3 lineup. The following players had been chosen: Kaviedes - Trbojević, Jouet - Guerrero, Parade, Carlsten, Porcheron, Loureiro - Sokolskis, Pozo, Quiroz.

lesprit clearly preferred using their world class ability to attack in the middle. Magestick used their passable skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field. Magestick took the lead after 3 minutes making the score 0 - 1. Julio Guerrero placed the ball out of reach for the home side's keeper after a fine move, coming in from the left. The pressing tactics used by Magestick were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times. 37 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 2 as Ramón Quiroz finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick. At 38 minutes into the game, lesprit's Sadi Barreiro deftly knocked the ball home after an impressive run down the left, reducing the visitors' lead to 1 - 2. Some fine passing in the middle of the pitch, carving open the away defence, should have led to a goal for lesprit, but Bachar Hadji's shot went over the bar. 1 - 2 was the halftime score. lesprit had most of the ball, with 51 percent of possession.

The crowd roared in delight as Bruno Lande finished off a spectacular series of passes through the middle to even the score for lesprit 52 minutes into the match. 2 - 2. lesprit's Niels-Jan Verdoes left the field after 55 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was Akwli Boulâich. The Magestick coach adjusted their lineup with 71 minutes gone. Amaro Loureiro and Sebastián Pozo assumed each other's positions. After 75 minutes, the Magestick coach made a sign to Julio Guerrero, who soon changed positions with Alvyras Sokolskis. David Porcheron caught everyone by surprise with a unexpected volley after 75 minutes. Alvyras Sokolskis was perfectly placed to take advantage of the play, but unfortunately, he was as surprised as anyone and couldn't finish for Magestick. Making his way up the middle 76 minutes into the match, Søren Cohen almost managed to squeeze a goal past the visitors' keeper, but the alert William Kaviedes blocked it to keep the score level. Magestick pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by lesprit, with 63 percent of the ball.

As neither team had managed to win, extra time was called. Against a lesser team, lesprit could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick routine after 98 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was already blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save. lesprit fans held their breath as Sadi Barreiro scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 3 - 2! The most dominating lesprit player was without a doubt Sadi Barreiro. Akwli Boulâich turned in a dismal performance, however. Magestick's best player was William Kaviedes. However, Sebastián Pozo made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 3 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield poor (high) poor (low) 11 10 3/20 3/20
Right defence poor (very high) passable (low) 12 22 3/20 6/20
Central defence excellent (low) formidable (very low) 30 33 8/20 9/20
Left defence excellent (high) passable (very low) 31 21 8/20 6/20
Right attack inadequate (low) poor (high) 18 11 5/20 3/20
Central attack excellent (low) weak (very low) 30 13 8/20 4/20
Left attack world class (very high) poor (high) 52 11 13/20 3/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence passable (high) inadequate (very low) 23 17 6/20 5/20
Attack passable (very low) weak (low) 21 14 6/20 4/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the Middle Pressing
Tactic skill world class passable 13 6 13/20 6/20
 

Highlights

0 - 1  Julio Guerrero 3'
0 - 2  Ramón Quiroz 37'
1 - 2  Sadi Barreiro 38'
2 - 2  Bruno Lande 52'
3 - 2  Sadi Barreiro 100'
Niels-Jan Verdoes 55'
Substitution Out Niels-Jan Verdoes
In Akwli Boulâich
55'
Position swap Out  Sebastián Pozo
In  Amaro Loureiro
71'
Position swap Out  Alvyras Sokolskis
In  Julio Guerrero
75'

Possession

51%
49%
63%
37%

Chance distribution

Home Away
9 3

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence passable (high) inadequate (very low) 23 17 6/20 5/20
Attack passable (very low) weak (low) 21 14 6/20 4/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the Middle Pressing
Tactic skill world class passable 13 6 13/20 6/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) inadequate (high) 17 19 5/20 5/20
Average midfield poor (high) poor (low) 11 10 3/20 3/20
Average defence passable (very high) solid (very low) 24 25 6/20 7/20
Average attack formidable (very low) poor (very high) 33 12 9/20 3/20
Total average passable (high) weak (very high) 23 16 6/20 4/20

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