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Ganja 0 - 2 Ásgarð

Dark skies made the crowd of 1779 at PFC Ganja city arena a little nervous, but the rain held off. Timon Buff was the appointed referee with assistance provided by and . Ganja decided to use a 5-4-1 set up. They fielded: Maderböck - Mahmudov, Yusubov, Abdullayev, Qəribov, Qasımzadə - Həsənli, Abdullayev, Allahverdiyev, Dingedans - Həsənov.

Ásgarð had chosen a strategic 3-5-2 formation. Starters: Sánchez - Estivill, Zimaras, Duble - Telaeche, León, Mercs, Stanchi, Scherler - Kordt, Oliveros.

It was an obvious ambition of Ganja to use their excellent ability at attacking on the flanks. Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of Ásgarð, taking advantage of their solid level with that tactic. After 27 minutes Ganja's Maarif Abdullayev contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game. Ásgarð's Emili Estivill could have put the guests one up after 35 minutes after chasing a through ball from the right, but Gabriel Maderböck was as fast as a snake, grabbing the ball from under his nose. It was 0 - 0 at the break. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Ásgarð, with 60 percent of the ball.

As the 46 minute mark approached, the Ásgarð coach decided it was time for a substitution. Rodrigo Telaeche reluctantly made way for Alfredo Farreras on the pitch. After 46 minutes, the Ásgarð coach wanted to see a new face on the pitch, waving Brisco Scherler off the field. Ariel Wiejak took his place. 60 minutes into the game, Ásgarð wanted to bring some new energy to their game. Gonzalo Duble gave Eliseo Mercado a quick hug as he left the field. This was a good period for the visitors, with several opportunities to take the lead, particularly when Juan Manuel Oliveros slipped through the defence on the right to come up alone against Gabriel Maderböck, but the home side's keeper showed his lightning reflexes. 0 - 1 was the score with 78 minutes played, after Ariel Wiejak cut through the central defence and chipped home a goal for Ásgarð. With 80 minutes played, Chris Kordt of Ásgarð fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving. Juan Manuel Oliveros could have put his team up another goal 81 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post. Alfredo Farreras received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 84 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 2. The Ásgarð fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Ásgarð lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. Possession in this half belonged to Ásgarð, who controlled the ball 62 percent of the time.

Ganja's top performer was clearly Kamran Qasımzadə. Natiq Abdullayev turned in a dismal performance, however. Most important Ásgarð player was Chris Kordt. Ariel Wiejak on the other hand, had a terrible day. The match ends 0 - 2.

Rating details

Midfield wretched (very high) poor (high) 8 11 2/20 3/20
Right defence inadequate (very high) formidable (high) 20 35 5/20 9/20
Central defence solid (very low) excellent (high) 25 31 7/20 8/20
Left defence solid (very high) excellent (very low) 28 29 7/20 8/20
Right attack wretched (very high) inadequate (low) 8 18 2/20 5/20
Central attack wretched (very low) solid (low) 5 26 2/20 7/20
Left attack poor (very low) passable (very low) 9 21 3/20 6/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defence inadequate (low) passable (very low) 18 21 5/20 6/20
Attack weak (high) passable (very high) 15 24 4/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Counter-attacks
Tactic skill excellent solid 8 7 8/20 7/20
 

Possession

40%
60%
38%
62%

Chance distribution

Home Away
3 7

0 Left attack 1
2 Central attack 2
1 Right attack 4
0 Other 0
0 Special events 0
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defence inadequate (low) passable (very low) 18 21 5/20 6/20
Attack weak (high) passable (very high) 15 24 4/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack on wings Counter-attacks
Tactic skill excellent solid 8 7 8/20 7/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (very low) wretched (very high) 17 8 5/20 2/20
Average midfield wretched (very high) poor (high) 8 11 2/20 3/20
Average defence passable (very high) excellent (high) 24 31 6/20 8/20
Average attack wretched (high) passable (low) 7 22 2/20 6/20
Total average weak (very low) passable (very low) 13 21 4/20 6/20

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