I had ~15 minutes before a work meeting today so I started an online friendlies (because if it goes longer than 15 minutes, I can quit without losing anything in friendlies but not in squad battles). Then I faced a guy with this team: https://imgur.com/o5z7f93
Gullit, Eusebio, Cruyff are all PIM version. Ronaldo is 94. And this guy played extremely well, skill moves after skill moves in critical area, much much better than any opponent I have ever seen in weekend league (I only play to 11 wins or 14 wins). But fortunately the connection for me was very good, probably it was on the Portland server as I am in California.
So I went all in and hoping I wouldn't lose too badly. And I actually won the game (he quit at minute 90):https://imgur.com/jP18qE1https://imgur.com/Dy4s1cx
Because I was very interested in his great squad, I went messaging him and asked if he had any trading tips, then I saw this on his Xbox profile page: https://imgur.com/0CTsEdy
I was extremely surprised so I googled his name and found this page: https://fifa-esports.gamepedia.com/MaXe_vip
What was going on here? Why a pro player plays online friendlies? Did he just played with single hand or some random person just borrowed his account? I mean I started having trouble in weekend league immediately after reaching +10 matchmaking form, and a top 100 player can smash me for sure... Maybe I was having connection advantage?