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87 - Rare
This Man Lives in the Matrix
By notoriouspjd, 03-10-2020

The best feeling I have ever had with a player on FUT was 2013 TOTY Marco Reus. For 7 years, cards have tried and failed to live up to the sheer joy playing with that Reus provided. Until now..

I was lucky enough to pack tradable Firmino from one of the hybrid nations SBC. After seeing his price on the market, I was very tempted to just cash in as I have no real love for the player in real life. But i decided to at least give him a few matches as I was already running a Premier League squad. Best. Decision. Ever.

This man has 17 goals and 10 assists in 5, just 5, games! These were min final 2 placement games, and 3 games in division 4. I was a Gold 2 player last year so this is clearly far from normal. As I started this by saying, I haven't had this much fun with a card in nearly a decade. Everything he touches turns to gold,

Pace: He's is far from Usain Bolt but his pace feels more rapid than i expected from 77. I only played him on basic chem style but if you have problems with his pace, a Hunter seems like a perfect fix. Especially at this stage of FIFA

Shooting: I was worried before playing about this stat, more because of his real life scoring record than any Fifa-based evidence. His shooting is fantastic. Despite his shot power being only 82, his shots are absolute bullets. Genuinely wondering if he is glitched right now because its never not a rocket. One specific spot that deserves mentioning is his volley stat. With basic it is 91, and he's scored 3 in 5 games.

Passing: Crisp and accurate. I think passing in general seems to be much more accurate this year, but his specially is consistently perfect. If the player is within 15 yards, you can close your eyes and have the confidence that the pass will arrive.

Dribbling: Laughably broken for this early in Fifa. With basic he has 96 ball control and 96 dribbling. Right stick dribbling feels like the one star kid on the playground just messing with his opponents. 5 star skills is always amazing and the scoop turns and McGeady spins feel fantastic

Defense: This is an N/A for me, as I played him as an out and out striker. Heading accuracy does fall under this section of the card however, and he scored 2 headers. So two more than I scored in all of Fifa 20

Physical: Good and I can't even fathom as to why. Despite strength in the 70s, he holds off center backs like Icon Drogba

The best part of this card is really hard to attribute to a certain stat group, so I wanted it to have its own area. The "offensive awareness" (which i now realize is probably the positioning stat) is what sets this card apart. His runs are timed to perfection. When not running in behind, the off the ball movement is always to the area with the most space. This is such a refreshing change of pace and easily what has made this card so much fun for me

I didn't want to cop out and just write "none," but through 5 games he's had a 10.0 match rating in 4 of them. So anything i write woul dbe grasping at straws... hes amazing

Formation: 442
Position: ST
Games: 5
GPG: 3.40
APG: 2.00
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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