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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Ajax

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, Aberdeen vs. Ajax (Wed Dec 13)


                             Aberdeen  |  Ajax
                              5-4-1 C  |  3-5-2 E
                          Malky McKay  |  James Maund
                                       |
                       L_Fabianski GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                            B_Bryn DF  |  DF Alvaro_Rubio
                         D_Burford DF  |  DF J_Stam
                         A_Macheda DF  |  DF M_Keown
                         A_Pereira DF  |  MF R_Pletikosa
                       J_Simunovic DF  |  MF Oscar_Serrano
                     Douglas_Costa MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                        R_VD_Vaart MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                      R_Nainggolan MF  |  MF M_Overmars
                        J_McArthur MF  |  FW Ian_Wright
                         J_Digweed FW  |  FW A_Arshavin
                                       |
                           R_Locke SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                          W_A_Glen SUB |  SUB T_Vermaelen
                        Almen_Abdi SUB |  SUB J_Crujff
                         D_Gaitnat SUB |  SUB S_Marlet
                           Emerson SUB |  SUB D_Bergkamp

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 1  :(abn) Douglas_Costa with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves M_Overmars behind
          ...  Douglas_Costa runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Runs off and slides on his knees!!
          ...  The fans go wild!
          ...  Lets see if Aberdeen can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Aberdeen 1-0 Ajax ...
Min. 1  :(abn) It looks as though Aberdeen is now playing D
Min. 1  :(aja) I_Muniain kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  What agility from L_Fabianski
Min. 5  :(abn) R_VD_Vaart spots A_Macheda who is in acres of space
          ...  A_Macheda with the header !
          ...  The Aberdeen fans get off there seats!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Aberdeen 2-0 Ajax ...
Min. 11 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with a flicked pass to J_Digweed
          ...  Ian_Wright had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 16 :(abn) Douglas_Costa with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio knocks the ball back to E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Nainggolan plays it towards the near post!
          ...  M_Keown clears the corner
Min. 24 :(aja) Ian_Wright jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Ian_Wright with the overhead !
          ...  L_Fabianski gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Muniain curls it into the box!
          ...  D_Burford clears the danger
Min. 25 :(abn) J_Digweed gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Cleaned up by A_Arshavin
Min. 27 :(abn) R_Nainggolan brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  R_VD_Vaart makes himself available
          ...  M_Keown reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 30 :(abn) J_Digweed with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  A powerful shot by J_Digweed !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 30 :(abn) Douglas_Costa looks injured. He's been stretchered off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
          ...  He returns to the pitch to carry on
          ...  He seems to be ok
Min. 30 :(aja) M_Overmars crosses to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with the header !
          ...  But L_Fabianski makes an easy save
Min. 32 :(abn) R_Nainggolan plays a first time ball through the defence to J_Digweed
          ...  J_Digweed with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes an easy save
Min. 34 :(abn) Douglas_Costa spits at M_Keown
          ...  F_Brych refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 34 :(aja) M_Keown spots M_Overmars who is in acres of space
          ...  M_Overmars with the side footed shot!
          ...  L_Fabianski with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 35 :(abn) Douglas_Costa rushes through the defence
          ...  Douglas_Costa tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 38 :(abn) J_Digweed drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Macheda
          ...  But J_Stam slides in two footed.
          ...  F_Brych has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 39 :(abn) J_McArthur with a short pass to find J_Digweed
          ...  J_Digweed has a dig at goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 39 :(aja) I_Muniain hoists the ball across to Ian_Wright
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  A_Pereira hits it out for a throw
Min. 41 :(abn) J_Digweed with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves R_Pletikosa behind
          ...  J_Digweed keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  Looks like it should be E_Van_d_Sar's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_McArthur chips the ball into the area!
          ...  A_Pereira with the shot!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 42 :(abn) J_Digweed beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  J_Digweed with a thundering drive!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) P_Vieira crosses in from the wing, he finds J_Stam in the box
          ...  J_McArthur forces him off the ball
Min. 44 :(aja) J_Stam is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He gets up again
          ...  Looks like a little bit of play acting
Min. 45 :(aja) R_Pletikosa is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Keown
          ...  M_Keown hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  L_Fabianski with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 48 :(aja) S_Marlet is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Pletikosa is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 48 :(abn) R_Nainggolan pulls it back to J_Digweed
          ...  A great volley from J_Digweed !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 2-0 Ajax

Min. 49 :(aja) T_Vermaelen is coming on for J_Stam and playing DF
Min. 49 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart holds the ball up
          ...  He sees J_Digweed in space!
          ...  J_Digweed has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 50 :(aja) Up goes the substitution board - J_Crujff on for Oscar_Serrano as a MF
Min. 51 :(aja) P_Vieira spots Ian_Wright who is in acres of space
          ...  Ian_Wright fires the shot in!
          ...  L_Fabianski gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 52 :(abn) J_Digweed with a precise pass to R_Nainggolan
          ...  R_Nainggolan smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Nainggolan curls it into the box!
          ...  M_Keown wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 53 :(aja) Ian_Wright sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to A_Arshavin
          ...  B_Bryn knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But F_Brych just turns away!
Min. 55 :(abn) J_McArthur cuts through the defence
          ...  J_McArthur with the punt towards goal!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 57 :(abn) J_Digweed runs at Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  J_Digweed tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 57 :(aja) A_Arshavin takes advantage of a mistake by J_Simunovic
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  D_Burford looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 61 :(aja) J_Crujff looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to S_Marlet
          ...  B_Bryn with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 65 :(abn) Douglas_Costa beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_Crujff wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 74 :(abn) R_Nainggolan jumps over M_Keown's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  M_Keown does well to get the tackle in
Min. 74 :(aja) J_Crujff cuts inside A_Macheda
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_Crujff with the shot on net !
          ...  But L_Fabianski tips it over
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 77 :(abn) J_Digweed with a glorious 60-yard pass to D_Burford
          ...  D_Burford runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar manages to turn it behind
Min. 77 :(aja) The ball is passed in from P_Vieira, he finds M_Keown
          ...  The ball hits A_Macheda in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 78 :(abn) W_A_Glen replaces D_Burford and will play DF
Min. 78 :(abn) D_Gaitnat is coming on and Douglas_Costa is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 78 :(abn) Emerson is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Digweed is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(abn) Emerson has it on the edge of the box
          ...  M_Keown with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 79 :(aja) P_Vieira feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  A_Arshavin runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  But W_A_Glen reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 81 :(aja) Ian_Wright beats A_Pereira
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But B_Bryn will cut out the threat
Min. 84 :(aja) Ian_Wright runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Ian_Wright with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  L_Fabianski with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 84 :(abn) Emerson takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past I_Muniain
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  M_Overmars with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  F_Brych called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 84 :(aja) M_Keown is down clutching his leg
          ...  He is ok to carry on though
Min. 85 :(abn) J_McArthur flicks it over T_Vermaelen and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  T_Vermaelen forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_VD_Vaart curls it into the box!
          ...  It is kicked away by Alvaro_Rubio
Min. 87 :(abn) D_Gaitnat miskicks!
          ...  He finds R_VD_Vaart though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  R_VD_Vaart bears down on goal!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(abn) R_Nainggolan is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to Emerson
          ...  Emerson blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance           : 120,000
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : J_Digweed (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Douglas_Costa (1), A_Macheda (5)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : M_Keown
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Ian_Wright (11)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       8
Off target           :           7        |       0
On target            :          10        |       8
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       4
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :          12        |       11
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 2 - 0 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Aberdeen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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L_Fabianski    GK  39   8   4   7  14 |  95   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
B_Bryn         DF   2  31   8   8  31 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
D_Burford      DF   1  29  13   5  12 |  81   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   5
A_Macheda      DF   3  29   5   6  42 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  30
A_Pereira      DF   2  28  12   7  14 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
J_Simunovic    DF   3  28   7   7  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Douglas_Costa  MF   2   8  30  11  42 |  81   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  31
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  28   8  24 |  95   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  45   1
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   7  28   5  23 |  95   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  60  21
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  27   7  12 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
J_Digweed      FW   1   8   9  30  19 |  81   0   0   3   0   8   0   0   0   0   0  30  28
R_Locke        GK  36   2   4   4  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  14   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  27  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  14   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  95   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   7  29 |  52   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |  95   0   5   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  10   5
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  30   8  40 |  48   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  28  12  19 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  28   8  24 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  26  13  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2   8  13
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  43   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  42   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  29   8  22 |  47   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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