Purmei Inc. 2 - 6 Grilled Birds
Cup, Sapphire (Round 3), Season 6302 November 2016 05:15 HTT
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Purmei 2 - 6 Grilled

13195 spectators had found their way to Singa Arena, despite the heavy rain. Vedran Šarić was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Evtim Kaloyanchev and Erik Stokke. The match took place on neutral ground. They fielded: Petrovici - Obrecht, Možíš, Zatorski, Palacio - Grimmelshausen, Seng Leng, Khairil, Rong Yong, Rossi - Bulteau.

Lineup: Batâr - Trung Quá, Filippone - Leong Kum, Muthyala, Prabhu, Saliman, Xin Seng - Won, Isufi, 勇航 (Yonghang) .

Purmei Inc. fielded a 4-5-1 lineup. For Grilled Birds, the formation of choice was 2-5-3. Purmei seemed to prefer attacking in the middle, taking advantage of their extra-terrestrial level with that tactic. Grilled clearly preferred using their divine ability to attack in the middle. After 12 minutes of play, V. Možíš gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right. Purmei had a good opportunity to attack on the wing, but remembered their instructions to go for middle attacks. 15 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as J. Palacio broke through, making the score 2 - 0 for Purmei. A bit later, Grilled's 田. 勇航 (Yonghang) easily reduced the lead to 2 - 1 after a misunderstanding in the home side's central defence. Grilled had to make a substitution after 24 minutes. N. Muthyala limped off the field and was replaced by 悠. 中北 (Nakakita). 田. 勇航 (Yonghang) was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace. Coming through the middle H. Prabhu almost scored the equaliser for Grilled after 32 minutes, but R. Petrovici made an excellent save, tipping the awkward curled shot past the post. The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 1. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Grilled, with 71 percent of the ball.

M. Xin Seng of Grilled seemed to be floating in the air as he elegantly headed in to make the score 2 - 2 after a corner kick that was nicely executed by G. Filippone. The muddy pitch made the game a gritty affair, which seemed to suit J. Palacio just fine. 75 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Grilled substitution. L. Wan Kang came on for 田. 勇航 (Yonghang) . As the captain was no longer on the pitch, G. Filippone took over the role of being the Grilled captain. The home keeper expected a move to the right, but G. Filippone surprised him with a free kick aimed the other way 79 minutes into the match. 2 - 3 for Grilled. After 81 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for M. Saliman who increased Grilled's lead to 2 - 4. 82 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 2 - 5 as L. Wan Kang finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick. Purmei's J. Palacio had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines, after twisting his ankle with 86 minutes having been played. T. Filho was the replacement. With 88 minutes played, Grilled put themselves up 2 - 6 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was M. Saliman. After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, R. Isufi got himself booked. The manager of Grilled was not happy. M. Xin Seng could have put his team up another goal 88 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post. The players were tired, but when the referee announced that there would be 2 minutes of added time they, nonetheless, welcomed the extra opportunity to make an impact. The match ends 2 - 6. Possession in this half belonged to Grilled, who controlled the ball 70 percent of the time.

Purmei's best player was R. Petrovici. B. Zatorski on the other hand, had a terrible day. Most important Grilled player was R. Isufi. On the other hand, V. Batâr's play was disheartening.

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2016-08-01 00:37:41
anonymous: Thanks for the special mention :) I would just like to expre...
2015-08-17 18:50:02
anonymous: excellent read as always!- Yjorn
2015-06-13 03:08:41
anonymous: Rasha say
2014-12-14 16:56:39
gilbertlim: well, it seemed like that.
2014-12-12 18:26:33
anonymous: I didn't play a 4-5-2
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