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The crowd of 1472 turning up at RAW ARENA today were greeted with some nasty showers of rain. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . The match took place on neutral ground. Fontana decided to use a 4-5-1 set up. The following players had been chosen: Elefante - Grafite, Alexandre, Dutrieux, Gerau - Dubois, Vietzke, Ibatici, Costanza, Radulović - Lozica.

Zadrugar started off with a 2-5-3 lineup. They fielded: Veskov - Pavlović, Bardill - Terranova, Kerssenfischer, Tennstaedt, Lustheide, Kovačević - Takasalo, Piel, Alventosa.

Fontana used their excellent skill at pressing to cut off the attack angles of their opponents all over the field. Željko Kovačević, who often relies on his speed, had a rotten day on the drenched grass. Zadrugar's counterattacks created a good chance for Željko Kovačević on the right after 19 minutes, but he could only look on with dismay as his strike rebounded off the crossbar. The pressing tactics used by Fontana were successful as the ball remained close to the half way line at all times. Fontana pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a stalemate at times. Jaime Dutrieux neatly controlled the ball after a short corner, and knocked it on to Oreste Costanza who had the whole net open before him, but only managed to hit the post. After 34 minutes, Fabio Ibatici sent the corner kick right to Gombert Gerau who headed it sharply past the keeper. 1 - 0! 1 - 0 was the score after the first half. Zadrugar claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 59 percent.

Fontana's ability to press all over the field frequently paid dividends. At this time in the match, Fontana were using their skill at pressing to successfully stifle the game. The visitors kept the pressure on to tie the game when, after 67 minutes, Željko Kovačević broke through the centre and found himself alone with the keeper. Manuel Elefante made a great block, though. Possession in this half belonged to Zadrugar, who controlled the ball 63 percent of the time.

The most dominating Fontana player was without a doubt Manuel Elefante. However, Christian Dubois made a disastrous appearance. Zadrugar's top performer was clearly Antti Takasalo. Željko Kovačević on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 1 - 0.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20
Right defence outstanding (high) inadequate (high) 39 19 10/20 5/20
Central defence magnificent (low) excellent (low) 46 30 12/20 8/20
Left defence outstanding (very high) passable (very low) 40 21 10/20 6/20
Right attack poor (very low) inadequate (very low) 9 17 3/20 5/20
Central attack poor (low) outstanding (low) 10 38 3/20 10/20
Left attack wretched (very high) weak (very high) 8 16 2/20 4/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence excellent (low) passable (low) 30 22 8/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (very high) passable (low) 20 22 5/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill excellent (no tactic) 8 (no tactic) 8/20
 

Highlights

1 - 0  Gombert Gerau 34'

Possession

41%
59%
37%
63%

Chance distribution

Home Away
6 5

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

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Indirect set pieces

Defence excellent (low) passable (low) 30 22 8/20 6/20
Attack inadequate (very high) passable (low) 20 22 5/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill excellent (no tactic) 8 (no tactic) 8/20

Average ratings

Total player experience weak (very low) inadequate (high) 13 19 4/20 5/20
Average midfield inadequate (very high) solid (high) 20 27 5/20 7/20
Average defence brilliant (low) passable (high) 42 23 11/20 6/20
Average attack poor (very low) passable (very high) 9 24 3/20 6/20
Total average passable (very high) solid (very low) 24 25 6/20 7/20

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