Hits & Misses: Quarter Finals

We’r back again with the Hits and Misses for the Quarter finals round. We’v outdone ourselves again with a record breaking score of 114 points this time, courtesy of a solid display from our defensive line-up who picked up a whopping 47 points for us. This week’s score saw us break into the top 3% of registered players with a rank of 25,537. Let’s get right into the Good, Bad and Ugly for this round.

The Good

Jasper Cillesen: 9 Points
Cillesen has been featured consistently in the Good section, and he has delivered again this round with 9 points. The Dutch kept a composed clean sheet against Costa Rica over the full 120 minutes, during which Jasper was barely troubled with 4-5 shots on his goal.

Daniel Van Buyten: 9 Points
The Belgium defense was rocked by a stunning half volley from Higuain, losing their clean sheet quite early in the game. But that didn’t stop our giant Belgian centre back from racking up 9 points, courtesy of his success in Blocked shots and Recovered balls through the game.

Mats Hummels: 21 Points
Had it not been for official team sheets being released an hour prior to the game and our gut feeling, we almost missed out on getting Mats on our team Phew! The German centre back picked up a whopping 21 points for his terrific performance against France. He put up a rock solid show at the back, and scored a well taken header early in the game to put them up, and eventually send them through to the semis.

Junior Diaz: 8 Points
The Costa Ricans put on a brilliant defensive display to hold Netherlands for a full 120 minutes, to take the game into penalties. With a clean sheet and few points for Recovered balls and Blocked shots, Junior managed a decent 8 points for us.

James Rodriguez: 10 Points
The Colombian wonder kid was held at bay by a solid Brazilian defense through the match, but eventually went on to score his 6th goal in the competition to cement his claim as the top scorer (as it stands). He got us 10 points, courtesy of a well taken penalty and his success in Balls recovered and Balls delivered.

Yeltsin Tejeda: 8 Points
Tejeda did his bit for us, with a decent tally of 8 points owing to his success in Blocked shots and Balls recovered.

Philipp Lahm: 9 Points
Lahm was back on defensive duty and took up his old left back position against France, where he performed brilliantly with a total of 9 points collected for Balls recovered, Balls delivered and a Passing rate of above 80%.

Arjen Robben: 10 Points
Our pacy Dutch winger put in a good performance against Costa Rica, managing a good 10 points even without getting a goal or assist. This was majorly due to his contribution in balls delivered for which he racked up a good 5 points.

Neymar: 11 Points

The Brazilian attacker put up a good display and contributed with an important assist to rack up 11 points for us, before he was subbed off for a serious back injury that will see him ruled out for the remaining matches. An absolute pity for Brazil, as they will miss their star player for an important clash against Germany in the semi finals.

The Bad

Kevin De Bruyne: 5 Points
The Belgian playmaker was unable to find his way around the Argentinian defense and contributed with just a few Recovered balls to pick up 5 points for us.

Mathieu Valbuena: 4 Points
The dimunitive Frenchman had a good shot on goal in the first half to force Neuer into a quick reflex save. But other than that he was mostly kept at bay by Hummels and company and picked up just 4 points for us.

Thomas Mueller: 4 Points

The German attacker was played behind Klose in this match, and thus had limited chances on goal. With the arrival of Shurrle in the second half, Muller was shifted to the front, but was kept in check by the French defense.

The Ugly

Lionel Messi: 3 Points
Messi finds himself in the Ugly section, solely based on his woeful performance in terms of points this round. He had a chance to score in the dying minutes, as he found himself through on goal, but was thwarted by a very good save from Courtois.