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Aberdeen 0 - 1 Rangers FC

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 5, Aberdeen vs. Rangers FC (Wed Jan 30)


                             Aberdeen  |  Rangers FC
                              5-4-1 C  |  5-3-2 C
                          Malky McKay  |  Gazza Grant
                                       |
                       L_Fabianski GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                        C_Mongongu DF  |  DF R_Giovinco
                          W_A_Glen DF  |  DF G_Grant
                       J_Knoxville DF  |  DF D_McGrain
                            A_Rami DF  |  DF Marquinhos
                        M_Pavlovic DF  |  DF Doria
                          R_Baggio MF  |  MF L_Thomas
                        R_VD_Vaart MF  |  MF B_Hemoth
                        Almen_Abdi MF  |  MF R_Jack
                        J_McArthur MF  |  FW R_Acquafresca
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  FW H_Rodellega
                                       |
                          C_Gordon SUB |  SUB Z_Stonewall
                     G_Fotheringam SUB |  SUB K_Ramsteijn
                         D_Gaitnat SUB |  SUB K_Rekik
                           N_Piere SUB |  SUB A_Gunnarsson
                           Emerson SUB |  SUB N_Kanu

Referee: H_Webb (England)


Min. 1  :(abn) Almen_Abdi is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to A_Rami
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
Min. 5  :(rfc) L_Thomas has it now
          ...  He takes on M_Pavlovic
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in B_Hemoth!
          ...  J_Knoxville fouls badly
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 9  :(rfc) R_Jack with an in swinging cross to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  But L_Fabianski smothers the ball.
Min. 11 :(rfc) H_Rodellega skips the challenge from M_Pavlovic
          ...  H_Rodellega has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 13 :(abn) Almen_Abdi is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to E_Adebayor
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  G_Grant picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 15 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits a curling shot!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's given Rangers FC the advantage!
          ...  Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers FC ...
Min. 16 :(rfc) Rangers FC will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 25 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on L_Fabianski!
          ...  R_Baggio brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  H_Webb reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 26 :(rfc) R_Giovinco off the woodwork.
          ...  G_Grant picks up the deflection
          ...  C_Mongongu with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  H_Webb refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 30 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  C_Mongongu leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  H_Webb shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 32 :(rfc) R_Giovinco lays the ball back to B_Hemoth
          ...  B_Hemoth with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  L_Fabianski makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack lofts the ball in!
          ...  W_A_Glen wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 35 :(rfc) R_Jack takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Rodellega
          ...  W_A_Glen gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 38 :(abn) A_Rami nutmegs R_Giovinco
          ...  G_Grant makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Baggio drives it into the box!
          ...  R_Giovinco wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 41 :(abn) A_Rami breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_Marshall!
          ...  D_McGrain brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  H_Webb reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(rfc) B_Hemoth chips the ball over the defence and finds R_Jack
          ...  R_Jack shoots towards goal !
          ...  L_Fabianski with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers FC

Min. 48 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart boots it towards M_Pavlovic
          ...  G_Grant gets to the ball first
Min. 50 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn is going to be brought on
          ...  D_McGrain is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 62 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart plays a great one-two
          ...  He continues to run forward now
          ...  K_Ramsteijn with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 65 :(abn) R_Baggio reads the run of R_VD_Vaart
          ...  A delicate chip from R_VD_Vaart !
          ...  D_Marshall with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 70 :(abn) G_Fotheringam is being brought on
          ...  C_Mongongu is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 70 :(abn) D_Gaitnat will come on for R_Baggio and play MF
Min. 70 :(abn) Emerson is being brought on
          ...  E_Adebayor is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 71 :(rfc) L_Thomas crosses to R_Acquafresca
          ...  J_Knoxville with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 73 :(abn) Almen_Abdi unselfishly heads the ball back to Emerson
          ...  But L_Thomas wins the tackle
Min. 74 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart off the woodwork.
          ...  W_A_Glen picks up the deflection
          ...  B_Hemoth with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Malky McKay looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 75 :(abn) The Aberdeen manager told his side to change to a A strategy
Min. 75 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson is being prepared to come on
          ...  L_Thomas is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 80 :(rfc) N_Kanu comes on for R_Acquafresca and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(rfc) R_Jack breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on L_Fabianski!
          ...  Almen_Abdi brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  H_Webb reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 81 :(abn) J_McArthur holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to Emerson
          ...  Good sliding challenge from G_Grant
Min. 85 :(abn) G_Fotheringam with the dribble
          ...  K_Ramsteijn is easily beaten
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Doria and it had to be
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(rfc) B_Hemoth holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to N_Kanu
          ...  G_Fotheringam gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by K_Ramsteijn!
          ...  L_Fabianski comes out and claims it!
Min. 92 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn with a glorious long pass to N_Kanu
          ...  J_Knoxville reads the game well and cuts out the pass!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance           : 114,000
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : R_VD_Vaart
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Knoxville (5), R_Baggio (25), C_Mongongu (30), Almen_Abdi (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : G_Grant (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Acquafresca (15)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_McGrain (41), K_Ramsteijn (62)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |   Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :           1        |       5
Off target           :           0        |       1
On target            :           1        |       4
Possession           :          49        |       51
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           4        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       7
Key Tackles          :           4        |       6
Key Passes           :           6        |       9
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 0 - 1 Rangers FC
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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 |  96   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
C_Mongongu     DF   2  29   9   6  36 |  73   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
W_A_Glen       DF   2  29   7   8  31 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Knoxville    DF   3  28  11   9  11 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
A_Rami         DF   3  28   5   7  20 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Pavlovic     DF   3  27   6   7  22 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Baggio       MF   1  10  30   8  21 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0 -22 -12 -22
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  29   9  24 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  28  11  30 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  28   7  12 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  30  35 |  73   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fotheringam  DF   2  26   8  11  30 |  23   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2  10  28  10  31 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  24   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  28  21 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Rangers FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  96   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  31  13  11  35 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
G_Grant        DF   3  31   7   9  13 |  96   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  30  13   8  24 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
Marquinhos     DF   2  30   7   2  18 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  27   7   5  32 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  78   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  40  20
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  30   6  22 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
R_Jack         MF   3   7  29  11  22 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  32  36 |  83   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Z_Stonewall    GK  29   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  30  11  10  42 |  43   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  18
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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