Amr Obaid (Cairo)
The second confrontation of our team also ended in a draw against its Syrian brother, and despite the parity in the important technical statistics between the two teams, this matter calls for a lot of astonishment, after “Al-Abyad” allowed his opponent to outdo him, in some periods of the meeting, despite the advantage of early progress from the beginning.
Detailed statistics indicate that our team owned the ball in total by 59%, compared to 41% for its Syrian counterpart, but the latter controlled the first half hour of play, without any explanation for the decline of “Al-Abyad”, especially since Lima and Cayo retreated from the defensive insurance on both sides, which is What left its effects on the offensive yield of both of them at the beginning, and the acquisition rate of “Nissour Qasioun” at the time was 52%, and he created many dangerous scoring opportunities, and the most surprising thing is that “Al-Abyad” rose up after the equalizing goal in his own goal, to press offensively with all his strength, and increase the percentage of his possession The ball, the speed of its transfer, and the creation of 4 consecutive very dangerous scoring opportunities, were enough to score a comfortable victory, and the question remains, why did “Al-Abyad” not play in that image from the beginning?
It must be admitted that the continuous high pressure implemented by “Nisour Qasioun” in the early periods of the match forced our players to return the ball a lot to the back, in addition to losing many of them under pressure, and this clearly appeared on the midfielders and the two influential parties, as Abdullah Ramadan lost the ball 8 times, compared to 6 for Cayo, and Lima was unable to keep the ball in 5 other times, compared to 4 for Majed Hassan, which was repeated 3 times with Bandar Al-Ahbabi and twice with Shaheen, and most of those wasted balls caused a dangerous counterattack, giving Syria several opportunities and causing In the equalizing goal ball, a strange mistake was repeated during the first hour of the match!
Returning to the game of the “Al-Abyad” goal, it was clear that the plan was executed tightly after a break in possession, passing the ball 17 times in the half of our team’s court, before the longitudinal ball reached the Syrian dangerous areas, and resulted in the goal of progress, and it is strange that this game was rarely repeated. Indeed, the main midfield trio sent only 4 longitudinal passes throughout the match, by 2 for Majed, and one for each of Ramadan and Salmeen, and the trio was satisfied with abundant short passes, most of which came in areas far from the center of the offensive operations, and the offensive features were absent from them except for a shot Only for safe people outside the region, and Ramadan industry for one opportunity as well, and for this the success rate of passes in the opposing half of the stadium came out with a modest accuracy of 74%.
The two teams played clearly on the sides, which was logically in line with their tactical style in previous matches, and the right front of each of them remained the most dangerous and most influential, as “Al-Abyad” launched 42.4% of its attacks through it, compared to 58% for the Syrian side, which posed a clear danger from His cross passes, especially on the left side at the beginning, before moving to the other side, “Nissour Qasioun” passed 18 crosses, one of which caused the equalizing goal after Shaheen lost the ball, and its overall accuracy reached 22.2%, while the percentages of crosses in our team decreased compared to the previous match. , where he passed 13 balls, although it was calculated for our players that its accuracy reached 31%, but our attackers competed in wasting it.
As for the general statistics of offensive attempts and scoring opportunities, “Al-Abyad” was relatively superior, as it shot a total of 11 balls on the Syrian goal, including 3 attempts between the post and the crossbar, compared to 10 shots by “Nour Qasioun”, including 2 minutes, and Ali Khasif saved a dangerous ball. Brilliantly, before the second hit his net, our team was also the most capable of penetrating and threatening the opponent’s goal in 8 attempts, compared to 7 similar to the Syrian brother, who got 6 scoring chances, including 4 in the first half, while our team made 7 chances, including 4 In the second half, which reveals the already general parity with the difference in strategy across the two halves.
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