Makoto Nakamura

San Marino - The Ultimate Challenge!

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First off: What am I doing and Why am I doing this??

I am going through all the hardest challenges this game has too offer:

  • Take a team from San Marino to win the European Champions Cup
  • Use Youth Only, no signing ANY players
  • Take the National Team to the European Championships
  • Take the National Team to the World Cup
  • Win the World Cup & European Chamiponships

And why am I doing this?

Well FM 12 has only just come out and I want to stretch it out, I want a game too last me until FM 13, and with using only Youth, I thinks that's reasonable.

Which team will I be?

I will manage Societa Sportiva San Giovanni.

Why San Giovanni?

San Giovanni are the ONLY Sammarinese team too have NEVER won any silverware!

Game Setup:

Database Size - Small

Player count - 2000

Game start date - San Marino - July 2011

Experience - Sunday League Footballer

Societa Sportiva San Giovanni

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Nation - San Marino

Year Founded - 1948

Status - Amateur

Reputation - Regional

Nickname - San Giovanni

Chairman Status - Enjoying life at the club

Legends - Yasar Yazici

Icons - None

Favoured Personnel - None

Fierce Rivals - Pennarossa

Other Rivals - None

Finances - Okay

Average Ticket Price - £2.50

Average Season Ticket Price - £13.00

Season Ticket Holders - 62

Estimated Value - £26,000

Continental Competition - None

Media Prediction - 15th

Squad Personality - Ambitious

Facilities:

Name - Chiesanuova

Location - Chiesanuova

Capacity - 500 (250 seated)

Owned By - Pennarossa

Stadium Condition - Average

Under Soil Heating - No

Roof - No

Surface - Grass

Pitch Dimensions - Length: 94m, Width: 58m

Maximum Pitch Dimensions - Length: 107m, Width: 63m

Pitch Condition - Poor

Corporate Facilities - Basic Corporate Facilities

Training Facilities - Basic Training Facilities

Youth Facilities - Minimal Youth Facilities (Rented)

Junior Coaching - Minimal Junior Coaching

Youth Recruitment - Limited Youth Recruitment

Well that's my introduction done guys, hope you comment because every single comment gives me a little bit of inspiration to keep going!!

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Year on Year Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio Rankings:

2011/12 - 483rd - Between Greek Amateur Division - Athens & Romanian Fourth League Ilfov

2012/13 - 488th - DOWN 5 - Between Swedish Third Division South Svealand & Andorran Cup

2013/14 - 492nd - DOWN 4 - Between Albanian Lower Category & Armenian First League

2014/15 - 487th - UP 5 - Between Swedish Third Division South Svealand & Kazakh First League

2015/16 - 477th - UP 10 - Between Croatian Fourth Division South B & Kazakh First League

2016/17 - 489th - DOWN 12 - Between Swedish Third Division South Svealand & Turkish Regional Amateur League

2017/18 - 423rd - UP 66 - Between Danish Series Group 3 & Moldovan Divizia A

2018/19 - 331st - UP 92 - Between Blue Square South & Slovenian Third League West

2019/20 - 321st - UP 10 - Between Blue Square South & Norwegian Third Division Group 1

2020/21 - 299th - UP 22 - Between Ukranian Second League & Greek Regional Division - 1* Reputation

2021/22 - 263rd - UP 36 - Between Israeli A League & Finnish Second Divison

2022/23 - 198th - UP 65 - Between Albanian First Category & Estonian First League

2023/24 - 151st - UP 47 - Between Icelandic First Division & Finnish First Division - 1 1/2* Reputation

2024/25 - 118th - UP 33 - Between Albanian Superleague & Hungarian Division II

2025/26 - 135th - DOWN 17 - Between Spanish Second Division B4 & Montenegrin Second League

2026/27 - 156th - DOWN 21 - Between Austrian Regional Division & Dutch Super Cup

2027/28 - 174th - DOWN 18 - Between Scottish Second Division & Latvian Higher League

2028/29 - 175th - DOWN 1 - Between Slovak Second Division & Albanian First Category

2029/30 - 138th - UP 37 - Between Azerbaycan Premyer Ligasi & Romanian Second League

2030/31 - 104th - UP 34 - Between Albanian Superleague & Spanish Second Division B - 2* Reputation

2031/32 - 78th - UP 26 - Between Albanian Superleague & Slovenian First Division

2032/33 - 79th - DOWN 1 - Between Greek National B Division & Belarusian Highest League

2033/34 - 56th - UP 23 - Between Norwegian First Division & Russian First Division - 2 1/2* Reputation

2034/35 - 66th - DOWN 10 - Between Norwegian Cup & Austrian First Division - 2* Reputation

2035/36 -

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Year on Year San Marino National Team Rankings:

2012 - 208th - 5 points

2013 - 208th - 18 points

2014 - 205th - 26 points

2015 - 201st - 43 points

2016 - 208th - 29 points

2017 - 208th - 15 points

2018 - 208th - 7 points

2019 - 208th - 1 point

2020 - 208th - 0 points

2021 - 208th - 2 points

2022 - 208th - 5 points

2023 - 208th - 7 points

2024 - 208th - 17 points

2025 - 208th - 30 points

2026 - 208th - 45 points

2027 - 190th - 88 points

2028 - 156th - 167 points

2029 - 109th - 283 points

2030 - 125th - 220 points

2031 - 83rd - 361 points

2032 - 92nd - 340 points

2033 - 91st - 336 points

2034 - 63rd - 451 points

2035 - 57th - 470 points

2036 -

2037 -

2038 -

2039 -

2040 -

European Champions Cup Finals:

2011/12 - Olympique de Marseilles p0 - 0 Manchester City

2012/13 - F.C Internazionale 0 - 2 Real Madrid

2013/14 - Barcelona 4 - 0 Liverpool

2014/15 - Real Madrid p1 - 1 Liverpool

2015/16 - Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United

2016/17 - Liverpool 2 - 0 Olympique Lyonnais

2017/18 - Arsenal 2 - 1 Liverpool

2018/19 - Arsenal 2 - 0 Liverpool

2019/20 - FC Bayern 1 - 2 Real Madrid

2020/21 - Paris Saint-Germain e2 - 1 Chelsea

2021/22 - Manchester United 1 - 0 Fenerbache

2022/23 - Chelsea 1 - 1p - Inter

2023/24 - Barcelona 3 - 0 Arsenal

2024/25 - Chelsea 2 - 0 A.C Milan

2025/26 - Inter 2 - 2p Chelsea

2026/27 - Manchester United 0 - 2 Paris Saint-Germain

2027/28 - Porto 0 - 3 Barcelona

2028/29 - Liverpool 1 - 1p Chelsea

2029/30 - A.C. Milan 1 - 0 Chelsea

2030/31 - Inter p1 - 1 At. Madrid

2031/32 - A.C. Milan 2 - 3 Chelsea

2032/33 - Inter 0 - 2 Real Madrid

2033/34 - Chelsea p0 - 0 Real Madrid

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EURO Cup Finals:

2011/12 - Hannover 2 - 1 Paris Saint-Germain

2012/13 - Manchester City 2 - 1 Liverpool

2013/14 - Juventus 2 - 3e Olympique Lyonnais

2014/15 - Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Sporting CP

2015/16 - Juventus 3 - 1 Beskitas

2016/17 - Werder Bremen 2 - 1 Juventus

2017/18 - Girondins Bordeaux 1 - 3 Wolfsburg

2018/19 - Manchester City 2 - 1 Zenit

2019/20 - Manchester City 3 - 1 Zenit

2020/21 - Sevilla e3 - 2 Sunderland

2021/22 - Sporting CP 2 - 1 AS Saint-Etienne

2022/23 - A.C. Milan 4 - 0 Porto

2023/24 - Girondins Bordeaux 2 - 0 At. Madrid

2024/25 - Sevilla 1 - 0 Valencia

2025/26 - Sporting CP 2 - 0 Shakhtar

2026/27 - Roma 2 - 0 Schalke

2027/28 - Manchester City 1 - 0 Olympique Marseille

2028/29 - Sevilla 2 - 1 Valencia

2029/30 - Porto 2 - 1 Liverpool

2030/31 - Roma 1 - 2 Valencia

2031/32 - Juventus 0 - 2 Manchester United

2032/33 - Juventus 3 - 0 Atletico Madrid

2033/34 - FC Bayern p1 - 1 Sporting (POR)

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World Cup Finals

2014 - Argentina 2 - 0 Belgium (England failed to Qualify)

2018 - France 2 - 1 Brazil (England beat Spain in the 3rd Place Playoff)

2022 - France 2 - 2p Italy (England lost on penalties to Chile in the 2nd Round)

2026 - Argentina 1 - 3 France (England lost to Italy in the 3rd Place Playoff)

2030 - Germany 2 - 1 Brazil (England lost to France in the 2nd Round)

2034 - Paraguay 0 - 3 Italy (England lost to Spain in the 2nd Round)

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European Championship Finals

2012 - Spain 3 - 1 Germany (England lost 2-1 to Germany in the Semis)

2016 - Ukraine 1 - 2 Czech Republic (England lost on penalties to Denmark in the 2nd Round)

2020 - Czech Republic 1 - 3e Spain (England lost 3-1 to Spain in the 2nd Round)

2024 - Italy 1 - 0 Romania (England lost 3 - 0 to Italy in the Semis)

2028 - Netherlands 4 - 2 Italy (England lost 2-1 to Turkey in the 2nd Round)

2032 - Croatia 3 - 3p Netherlands ( England lost 2-0 to Italy in the Quarter Final)

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Wow who the hell is Yaşar Yazıcı? :/ I've never heard of him and I'm surprised that a remota san marino team has a turkish man as a legend. Gotta look him up on the web.

On topic, insanely hard challenge, best of luck! What is that ranking you gave? The ranking of your league compared to the global leagues?

quick edit: no info on him on the net :/

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Just about the hardest challenge I have seen posted about in here, good luck dude.

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very ambitious :D

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your progress through the years

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Wow who the hell is Yaşar Yazıcı? :/ I've never heard of him and I'm surprised that a remota san marino team has a turkish man as a legend. Gotta look him up on the web.

On topic, insanely hard challenge, best of luck! What is that ranking you gave? The ranking of your league compared to the global leagues?

Yaşar Yazıcı is the San Giovanni Assistant Manager, in last years version he was a Player/ Assistant Manager. He played for San Giovanni from 1992-2007 then he played for Cosmos for a year then became Player/ Assistant Manager until 2010 when he became just an Assistant.

And that ranking is where the league (Campionato Sammarinese) compares to the other European Leagues, right now we're sandwiched between the Greek Amateur Division - Athens & The Romanian Fourth League - Ilfov.

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Just about the hardest challenge I have seen posted about in here, good luck dude.
very ambitious :D

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your progress through the years

Thanks AcidBurn & bboy!! :D

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Youth with a sanmarinese team? Good luck and have patience. I'm betting on 200 years to win the Champions League. :D

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Youth with a sanmarinese team? Good luck and have patience. I'm betting on 200 years to win the Champions League. :D

Thanks noikeee! and I will, I'm in December already so the seasons are going to fly by until I'm back at school next Monday :D

EDIT: Wow, 13 users viewing this thread :D makes me a lil' bit happy!

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And the best of the "Youth Candidates"

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He may not look much but all of the trialists have 4 & 5* Potential!

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So in a few years, your team could be slightly better than what it is now :D

Good luck, I would never have the nerve to try a challenge like this.

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So in a few years, your team could be slightly better than what it is now :D

Good luck, I would never have the nerve to try a challenge like this.

Yea in a few years I may even be lucky enough to try and push to get to the top of the table ;) Thanks Matt :thup:

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Great thread, will keep reading with interest!

Good luck! You'll need a lot of it :D

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Societa Sportiva San Giovanni

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Campionato Sammarinese:

League Table - League Position Graph

Fixtures

We were predicted to finish dead last and we were doing pretty well, no big shocks but we finished 6th in Group A.

Coppa Titano:

Group C Table - Coppa Titano Fixtures

Inconsistency, we couldn't get a decent run of games going and ended up just missing out of qualifying for the next round.

Squad

I got rid of some of the players that played the least at the end of the season so I could fit every player into my desktop screen whihc is quite small..

Key Players:

Highest Average Rating:

Diego Pasquali - 6.87

Top Goalscorer:

Duarte Evandro Rodriguez - 8

Season            Campionato Sammarinese                  Coppa Titano                EURO Cup           Champions Cup
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2011/12                   6th                              3rd Grp C                     -                    -

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And the best of the "Youth Candidates"

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He may not look much but all of the trialists have 4 & 5* Potential!

May not look much? You kidding me? The kid's got some serious flair! :D

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Solid first season to say you were expected to come bottom. Build on that for next season and you'll be the new Barcelona in no time! ;)

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Solid first season to say you were expected to come bottom. Build on that for next season and you'll be the new Barcelona in no time! ;)

I think for now I just have to work on being the new Tre Fiori ;)

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I think for now I just have to work on being the new Tre Fiori ;)

Who said aiming high was a bad thing? Filippo Ballardini to be the new Messi? :cool:

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I'm doing something similar but with the San Marino club based in the Italian league system and I will be signing players, I really wouldn't have the patience for this.

But good luck anyway, I thought my own challenge was tough!

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I'm doing something similar but with the San Marino club based in the Italian league system and I will be signing players, I really wouldn't have the patience for this.

But good luck anyway, I thought my own challenge was tough!

Thanks John, good luck with your San Marino challenge :thup:

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March 8th - Youth Candidate Day

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The Candidates then played my current U19's as a comparison and here's the result:

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Societa Sportiva San Giovanni

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Campionato Sammarinese

League Table - League Position Graph

League Fixtures

We did much better, winning the Groups but we lost in the playoffs that followed.

Coppa Titano:

Group C Table - Coppa Titano Fixtures

Semi-Final

Again, much better than last year, we made it through the Group Stages and eventually got hammered by Tre Penne in the Semis.

Squad

I got rid of the deadwood at the end, might try and promote my Youth Prospects next year.

Key Players:

Top Goalscorer & Highest Avg Rating:

Alfonso Carnio - 16

Mr. Consistent:

Loris Zafferani

Youth Prospects:

Season            Campionato Sammarinese              Coppa Titano                EURO Cup           Champions Cup         Average Attendance    Club Worth (£)
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2011/12                   6th                          3rd Grp C                     -                    -                       193              £26,000
2012/13                1st Grp A                      Semi-Finals                    -                    -                       243              £80,000

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Yay, San Marino is going sideways in the world! and my imgur picture editing keeps messing up so no cropping for now

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Well...this is annoying:

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Everyone wants my Youth, thankfully he accepts my amateur contract over there's.

EDIT: Also our first youth gets a cap! It's an U21 Cap but it counts!

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March 8th - Youth Candidate Day

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I think Fabio La Mura is going to be the first Sammarinese "Star" for someone of this country to have those stats, he's better than most other strikers already

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Totally! He looks like a gem among the others, make him shine!

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I think I know why our Youths are quite good for this level, I don't know what it means but out Junior Coaching has gone from Minimal to Basic!

And our Squad Personality has changed to "Hungry for Success"

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You'll be an absolute hero if you manage to complete any one of the goals you've set yourself. :eek: Can see it taking some time, even at the rate your youths have gotten better in these three seasons. Will be awesome when you start getting players called up to the San Marino senior team in the future, YP4 and YP5 look like they might have a shot at that in the future. :thup:

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You'll be an absolute hero if you manage to complete any one of the goals you've set yourself. :eek: Can see it taking some time, even at the rate your youths have gotten better in these three seasons. Will be awesome when you start getting players called up to the San Marino senior team in the future, YP4 and YP5 look like they might have a shot at that in the future. :thup:

Thanks Romanista, I'll try and become a hero then ;)

I have an end of season update to do but I'm too tired now, check back in 10 hours ;)

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Good luck with this, really is a mammoth of a challenge, hope you have plenty of free time!

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Good luck with this, really is a mammoth of a challenge, hope you have plenty of free time!

Thanks Mikal, I have waaay too much free time!

Also my imgur is messed up, what the next best image uploading site to use?

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Little question for you, are you allowed to sign new coaches?

Nice thread by the way. :thup:

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Societa Sportiva San Giovanni

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Campionato Sammarinese

League Table - League Position Graph

League Fixtures

Started off very inconsistent losing by big margins followed by winning easily we managed to top our group and somehow get to the final but lost to Murata, who for now I shall call our bogey team.

Coppa Titano:

Group B Table - Coppa Titano Fixtures

A Bad showing this year as we couldn't make it out of the Group Stages finishing 3rd.

Squad

Again, as I probably always will, got rid of the players that played the least/ didn't play so no big changes, the first youths are breaking through even though they're still in the Youth Squad.

Key Players:

Youth Prospects:

Andrea Pedretti (YP1)- Made 20 appearances in the Youth Team but with 19 of them appearing as a sub.

Raoul Belmonte (YP2) - Has far exceeded my expectations already and the only way is up for this kid, with 21 appearances and 8 assists, he's only 17!

Giorgio Fusi (YP3) - Also joined the first team with 17 appearances, netting 6 goals aswell.

Fabio La Mura (YP4) - Only played one Youth game but i'm expecting him to have some first team games next season.

Simone Santunione (YP5) - Also only played one Youth game, might have him on as a sub some point.

Next season we get to play in the EURO Cup Second Qualifying Round, I'm hoping to use the money that we get to increase the Youth Facilities.

Season            Campionato Sammarinese              Coppa Titano                EURO Cup           Champions Cup         Average Attendance    Club Worth (£)
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2011/12                   6th                          3rd Grp C                     -                    -                       193              £26,000
2012/13                1st Grp A                      Semi-Finals                    -                    -                       243              £80,000
2013/14                1st Grp B                       3rd Grp B                     -                    -                       236              £95,000

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I was hoping for something a bit easier...They were Turkish Premier League Runners Up in 2011 and finished 3rd in the EURO Cup Group E last year, behind Man City & Metalist

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Dude that's totally harsh. Trabzonspor is a good team already but they are tremendously overrated by our researchers, they are the Barça of Turkey in FM12. I'll just say, let them get on the pitch without pressure and try to learn from the experience..

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Atleast we'll get something from it:

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Considering the players that they have of their disposal:

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I must keep it under 10-0....

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That Taner is nothing compared to Burak Yılmaz. Just wish he doesn't play. But the money you'll get is almost 1/8 of your club value, great income..

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San Giovanni's Maiden European Voyage

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This is how we line up, our goalkeeper is 33, our backup is 32, 7 of the first 11 are 17 or younger, our substitutes are mainly in their mid 20's but aren't as good. Trabzonspor are 1-33 Favourites, we're 50-1 to even get a result against them..

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They've decided to try and score as much as they can by going with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

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We've told the players, that we're nowhere near as good as them and that the pressure is off. Game on.

04:39 - A pass covering half the ground makes an early goal for Trabzonspor, 1-0

06:49 - A drill cross to unmarked Devrim Ozen and he taps it beneath Luca Bellavista's body and into the net 2-0 Trabzonspor

10:28 - Engin Peker sprints through our defence and taps it past Luca Bellavista....3-0 Trabzonspor

12:43 - Engin Peker runs from the halfway line gets into the box crosses it to Devrim Ozen who taps it into the bottom right corner 4-0 Trabzonspor

24:24 - Luca Bellavista runs after the ball as Engin Peker runs round him and taps it in, 5-0 Trabzonspor

44:49 - Okan Acar picks up on a misplaced pass and shoots from outside the box. 6-0 Trabzonspor

46:49 (+1) - Engin Peker scores again, this time a penalty, 7-0 Trabzonspor

2nd Half:

47:00 - Baris Kirgiz hits it between 4 defenders in the box and past the keeper, 8-0 Trabonzspor

65:34 - Engin Peker goes round a defender and shoots from the tightest of angles, 9-0 Trabzonspor

69:42 - Serdar Ozkan gets shown a 2nd yellow, Trabzonspor now play with 10 men!

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Oh, because you didn't add that league or well known clubs from europe or sth. they're playing with mostly unreal players.

edit: I'll take that back, tough luck mate

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It's over!!

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We were badly outclassed, we're amateur, they're one of the best in Turkey, now we have the home leg...

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This is mental... but fun to read at the same time! Good Luck, don't give up

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