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Quarter Finals/first leg - results

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Quarter-finals, result of the draw

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Group A: with FC Gembion bagging the 4th victory after two losses in a row, the great regrets are all on FC Staarid shoulders since they did not manage to win the direct clash Viimsi FC to access the quarter-finals. 1-1 at FT and Viimsi getting the ticket for Spring round. FC Lekuur left also out at 4th place for goal difference.
Group B: Ambrosiana FC needed a 3-0 away victory at FC Panz to claim the second place and the qualification to the next stage. However, the 2011 finalists managed to bag just one goal and left the ground full of regrets for a campaign that was badly handled. FC Panz go on hand in hand with FC Lamp to the next stage. FC Lamp is the very first team in the RdS Champions League to win all the 6 group stage ties. In the same group, JK Ässad leave with no points collected at all.
Group C: another bone cruncher was FC Cariba United as they collected 16 points including the last three points away at JK Kaine. The latters needed a win to try and overcome FC Random. Considering FC Random had a goalless draw at FC Orki, the regrets for JK Kaine are big. However the game against Cariba was not the easiest tie available in this group. FC Cariba United progresses onto the next stage together with FC Random.
Group D: everything was decided in this group since CimBom and Tanit had just to discuss the first place among themselves. In a tight game, it was CimBom to win 1-0 away and secure the first place 4 points adrift of Tanit. The latters have been the only club qualified as second to have collected more points of the other second-placed ones and have scored more goals of the team that preceded them (CimBom 6 goals in 6 games, Tanit 10). Tanit will be a tough client for all the group winners except CimBom. JK Ceares managed to write down the first three points in the last game against FC Andetud as they both exited the competition.

Detailed calculations of the games here.
Comprehensive file here

Matchday 5 - results

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Group A is the most open group of the 2015 tournament. With a bare game to go, all teams have virtually one chance to qualify onto the next round even though FC Gembion hold the wreath of favourites looking everyone from their 9 points. However, in the last matchday, they were demolished by Viimsi FC (4-0) while FC Staarid managed it with a slim win: 1-0.
Group B is done and dusted for FC Lamp. The tiny win away at Ambrosiana (0-1) was enough to progress to the 6-out-of-6 demolishing record in the group. They just need another 3 points against JK Ässad (0 points) to secure the all-time record. FC Panz and Ambrosiana will have to fight for gaining the access to the quarter final. Virtually, FC Panz enjoy an advantage in almost everything as Ambrosiana will need an improbable 3-0 win. And they are playing away. If they manage, it would be an unseen feat in the history of fantasy football and this competition.
In Group C, FC Cariba United reached the minimum expected result (qualifying to next stage) by  beating the first place bidders, FC Random. The awkward part will come in Spring. JK Kaine did not take advantage of FC Random slipping as they drew at FC Orki (2-2).
Group D is already decided with one match to go: CimBom and Tanit march hand in hand towards the Spring stage and have an awesome first place final in the last matchday. It's not just for glory as winning the group means avoiding the first of the other three ones. JK Ceares (first participation) will try to avoid finishing with a melancholic '0 points' in the last game against FC Andetud. The latters were able to hold tableleaders on a goalless draw. Seems hard.


Detailed calculations of the games here.
Comprehensive file here

Matchday 4 - results

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In Group A FC Gembion are almost qualified to quarter finals as they lost 3-2 away to FC Staarid. For the second place Lekuur and Viimsi are left to battle. The next fixtures shall clarify the situation.
In Group B FC Lamp continue their unstoppable march and collect the 4th win out of 4 and they qualified for the quarter finals. Ambrosiana won the second game in a row against JK Ässad and are set for a second-place battle against FC Panz.
In Group C, FC Cariba United are also marching steading towards the next stage boasting the campaign's bext striking line and goal difference. Either FC Random or FC Orki will get a ticket to the quarter finals.
In Group D, everything has been decided since both CimBom and Tanit are qualified to the next round.

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Detailed calculations of the games here.
Comprehensive file here

Matchday 3 - results

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In Group A FC Lekuur collects the second witn in a row and keeps the pace of FC Gembion who have made three out of three after beating bottom-of-the-table FC Staarid, still at 0 points and close to be eliminated.

In Group B, 2011 finalists Ambrosiana clinched an un-hoped for away win at JK Ässad. It's their first three points of the campaign. FC Lamp takes the leadership of the group.

In Group C, the only draw of the matchday 3 seens FC Orki and FC Cariba United sharing the spoils. It's the only group where the top-of-the-table team is not at full points.

In Group D JK Ceares are still at zero points with Tanit following CimBom. 

- Just 3 home wins out of 8 games
- 4 clean sheets
- 22 goals scored (10 home, 12 away)

Detailed calculations of the games here.
Comprehensive file here

Matchday 2 - results

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First draw of the season as JK Kaine and FC Orki shared the spoils in Group C (2-2)
The only away win was FC Panz in Group B as they won 2-1 away at JK Ässad.

The best score was FC Cariba United, securing three points with three goals to nil.

JK Ässad and Ambrosiana are being left out in Group B as they still have 0 points. Same story for FC Staarid (Group A) and JK Ceares (Group D). The latters lost a mere 2-1 away to 2012 Champions, Tanit.

FC Gembion (Group A) and CimBom (Group D) are leading their groups.

- home wins were 6 this time
- 4 clean sheets
- 24 goals scored (17 home, 7 away)

Matchday 1 - results

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No draws in Matchday 1 of 'RdS Fantasy Champions League' as none of the 16 teams shared the spoils.

Away victories in Group A as both FC Gembion and Viimsi FC did not concede a goal respectively to 2011-12 Champions FC Lekuur and to FC Staarid.
In Group B, titleholders FC Panz got easily rid of Ambrosiana FC with a classic 2-0 win away whereas Ässad and Lamp gave life to a tight game with the latters winning 2-1.

Demolition work by FC Cariba United performed on FC Kaine (4-0) as meanwhile in the same Group C, at FC Random, FC Orki had to surrender 2-3.

Group D saw 2013-14 runners-up, CimBom, beating 2012-13 Champions, Tanit with a one nil win. Newcomers JK Ceares, lost 2-1 away to FC Andetud.

- 3 away wins and 5 home ones.
- 5 clean sheets
- 22 goals scored (12 home, 10 away)

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Detailed calculations of the games here.
Comprehensive file here



I will now try to explain how the results are calculated for each game. If you have any questions, please come/write and ask ;)

FC Cariba United – JK Kaine

Both teams sent their lineups on time, so no problems there.

Lets talk about the substitutions – each team can have maximum up to 3 substitutions + a GK swap per game.

Here’s what happened with FC Cariba United: J.Mathieu (DF) didn’t play and in from substitute came A.Moreno. Everybody else listed by FC Cariba United also played and received a mark according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Italian newspaper where the journalists rate each game (we use their ratings!). As A.Moreno played and received a mark then FC Cariba United played the game with 11 men.

JK Kaine had three midfielders from the lineup who did not play – J.Pastore (he played about 10min, but not enough to receive a mark from the journalists), D.De Rossi and Tiago. Everybody else played so JK Kaine only needs to sub the midfielders. J.Pastore gets subbed by A.Witsel – Witsel played and got a mark. D.De Rossi got subbed by L.Markovic, who unfortunately did not play either. Since JK Kaine did not have any other midfielders listed as substitutes (if more MF subs would have been available, Markovic could have been subbed again since 3 subs are allowed). So JK Kaine had to play the game with 9 men.

At this point +/- points are added. Here’s the complete list of the points awarded:


+3 for each goal scored by a player certified by UEFA;

+3 for each penalty saved by a GK (if penalty was shot out or on post, +3 not awarded);

+1 for each assist by a player

-0,5 for each yellow card certified by UEFA;

-1 for each red card (but if player was sent off as a result of 2 yellow cards, points deducted are -0,5;-0,5, case straight red card after a yellow card, then -0,5;-1) certified by UEFA;

-2 in case of own goal certified by UEFA;

-3 in case a player misses a penalty (either saved, shot out or on a post);

-X according to how many goals a goalkeeper let in.

The total of the marks and the +/- gives the team totals (FC Cariba United 88,5 vs JK Kaine 66). FC Cariba United also got 2 additional points due to home advantage (+2 points always awarded to each team playing home).

The last thing we have to look at how we calculate and evaluate the “defense average” and the midfielders performance.

How do defence average (average of defence performance calculated on marks net of +/- points) works in the match calculation?

We take the 3 defenders of FC Cariba United.

Their average (Sum of votes / 3) is 6,17. Is it a good or a bad one?

Considering votes are assigned from 1 to 10 by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the performance of defence is quite average. What will happen then?

Here comes the defence average points table:

This table tells us how many points our defence will subtract or award to opponents team total.

FC Cariba United defense average stays in gree-highlighted level. However, the line-up was attacking (3 defenders only). The rules in this case penalize a bit for opting for a more attacking scheme (like in real football: you may suffer a bit in defence if your scheme is attacking one). Therefore, in case of 3-men defence, the average level is always shifted one level up as yellow-highlighted. Therefore the performance of FC Cariba United defenders did not give or take any points from JK Kaine team total.
The average for JK Kaine defence was 6,33. So the performance of JK Kaine defenders should deduct 2 points from the team total of FC Cariba United. But as JK Kaine also played with 3-men defence the level was also shifted one level up. So 1 point was deducted from the total of FC Cariba United.

NB! If a team has defenders who did not receive a mark and were not subbed out, then for calculation purposes they receive a standard 5 mark. Again that is only for the calculation purpose!

Let’s see now what happens with midfield performance.

Here things are simpler. One team gets necessarily plus points the other minus points.

This is calculated on the basis of difference between midfields total.

FC Cariba United midfield sums a really impressive score of 29 with 4 men.

JK Kaine sums a good 31,5 with 5 men.

If one team has more midfielders on the field then the opponent then the rules say that gap between MF number (5 vs 4 for example) must be filled in only for calculation purpose with a standard 5 mark.

5 standard is therefore used to fill in gaps in MF and to give a mark to blank player for calculation purposes.

So we add a standar mark 5 to the midfield total of FC Cariba United.
FC Cariba United 34
JK Kaine 31,5

The difference between FC Cariba United total (34) and JK Kaine MF total (31,5) is 2.5, let’s see how (blue-highlighted line) it does convert in the conversion table for MF performance:

+1 to FC Cariba United

-1 to JK Kaine


Team totals are now modified with final score: FC Cariba United 88,5 – JK Kaine 65.

How this translates into goal?

According to the following table:

FC Cariba United 4
JK Kaine 0




NB!!! In case teams are in the same level, in order one team to win over the other, the final score difference should be more then 1,5 points. Example: 70-71.5, the score will remain 1-1; 69-71.5, the score will be 1-2 -> one more goal is awarded to team with higher final score. The extra goal awarded will not be taken into consideration in the group stage goal difference.
If both teams fail to get 66 points and the score remains 0:0, then the difference in points should be 10 or more points. Example 60-55 -> it’s 0:0; 60-45 -> it’s 1:0. And again the goal will not be taken into consideration in the group stage goal difference.


*5-men defence case*please read

In case someone would opt for this very defensive scheme due to several reasons (few FW available or solid DF to trust in) the rules award this choice!

Let’s see the conversion table again:

Let’s say the 5-men defence team got an average of 6.3

Normally it would subtract from opponent the yellow-highlighted figure

The award consists in shifting the level down here, green-highlighted

The 5-men defence team will subtract 3 instead of only 2 points.

As you can see, you can decide to “hurt” your opponent by choosing one or the other scheme.

The Draw

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The RdS Fantasy Champions is back!

We are ready for the draw of the 16 teams subscribed to the 2014-15 edition.

This is the full list (by clicking on the team name you will have access to the squad list***):

FC Cariba United - Kristian
JK Ässad - Leo
Viimsi FC - Tõnis
JK Kaine - Edvin
FC Andetud - Marko
Ambrosiana FC - Angelo
Tanit - Tancredi
FC Gembion - Giuseppe
CimBom - Mätin
FC Panz - Turan
FC Orki - Orhan
FC Random - Mihkel
FC Lamp - Andre
FC Lekuur - Raul
JK Ceares - Nicolas
FC Staarid - Oliver

Let's go on with the draw!

*** Squads were composed according to the following drafting lists:

FC Gembion, Viimsi FC, FC Lekuur, JK Ässad, FC Random, CimBom, JK Ceares, Tanit, FC Orki, FC Lamp, FC Panz, FC Cariba United, FC Staarid, FC Andetud, JK Kaine, Ambrosiana FC

JK Ceares, FC Andetud, FC Cariba United, FC Random, Ambrosiana FC, FC Panz, FC Orki, FC Lamp, FC Staarid, Tanit, JK Ässad, JK Kaine, CimBom, FC Gembion, Viimsi FC, FC Lekuur

FC Lamp, Tanit, JK Kaine, Viimsi FC, FC Orki, FC Lekuur, FC Gembion, JK Ceares, FC Panz, JK Ässad, FC Andetud, FC Cariba United, FC Staarid, CimBom, FC Random, Ambrosiana FC

JK Kaine, FC Cariba United, FC Staarid, Ambrosiana FC, Viimsi FC, CimBom, FC Orki, FC Lamp, FC Lekuur, FC Gembion, Tanit, FC Andetud, JK Ceares, JK Ässad, FC Panz, FC Random