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Elite League Cup Match 1

Aberdeen 0 - 0 Rangers FC

Elite League Cup Group Match, Aberdeen vs. Rangers FC (Wed Oct 25)


                             Aberdeen  |  Rangers FC
                            5-1-3-1 A  |  5-4-1 C
                          Malky McKay  |  Gazza Grant
                                       |
                       L_Fabianski GK  |  GK Belushi
                            B_Bryn DF  |  DF R_Giovinco
                         D_Burford DF  |  DF D_McGrain
                         A_Pereira DF  |  DF S_Bassong
                       J_Simunovic DF  |  DF J_Tavernier
                         A_Macheda DF  |  DF C_Fuchs
                        P_Niemeyer DM  |  MF L_Thomas
                     Douglas_Costa MF  |  MF B_Hemoth
                      R_Nainggolan MF  |  MF R_Jack
                        J_McArthur MF  |  MF J_Shaddix
                         J_Digweed FW  |  FW R_Acquafresca
                                       |
                           R_Locke SUB |  SUB H_Schumacher
                        D_E_Boyata SUB |  SUB K_Ramsteijn
                        Almen_Abdi SUB |  SUB A_Gunnarsson
                        R_VD_Vaart SUB |  SUB K_Richard
                        D_Rortugal SUB |  SUB J_Garner

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 9  :(abn) Belushi miss-kicks!
          ...  J_Digweed is through!
          ...  J_Digweed has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Belushi gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Belushi !!
Min. 10 :(abn) P_Niemeyer lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  A_Macheda latches on to it
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  S_Bassong picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 11 :(rfc) L_Thomas brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  J_Shaddix makes himself available
          ...  But J_McArthur clears the danger
Min. 12 :(rfc) J_Shaddix with a one-touch layoff to C_Fuchs
          ...  C_Fuchs goes for goal !
          ...  But L_Fabianski punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 14 :(abn) Belushi miskicks!
          ...  J_Digweed is takes control of the ball!
          ...  J_Digweed tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 16 :(abn) R_Nainggolan with the nod to A_Pereira
          ...  J_Tavernier is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Belushi misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Douglas_Costa chips the ball into the area!
          ...  J_Digweed swings a leg at it!
          ...  But Belushi parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 17 :(abn) J_McArthur with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from R_Giovinco
          ...  But C_Fuchs comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 18 :(abn) P_Niemeyer crosses in from the wing, he finds J_Digweed in the box
          ...  J_Digweed drives the ball low !
          ...  But Belushi palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 18 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca pushes it past A_Pereira
          ...  R_Acquafresca goes for goal !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 24 :(rfc) D_McGrain finds R_Acquafresca on the edge of the box
          ...  R_Acquafresca swings in the shot!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 29 :(abn) J_Digweed jumps over D_McGrain's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  D_McGrain recovers to win the ball back
Min. 31 :(abn) Douglas_Costa miskicks!
          ...  He finds J_Digweed though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  C_Fuchs brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But A_Barken waves play on!!!
Min. 36 :(abn) J_McArthur runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs R_Giovinco
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  J_Shaddix reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 39 :(abn) J_McArthur picks up a loose ball
          ...  R_Jack with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  A_Barken gave him a strong warning
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(abn) J_McArthur had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  J_Tavernier steals the ball of off him
Min. 44 :(abn) J_McArthur with a 40-yard pass to J_Digweed
          ...  J_Digweed drives the ball low !
          ...  Belushi can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Belushi makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 44 :(rfc) S_Bassong finds D_McGrain in the box
          ...  D_McGrain has a dig at goal!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 47 :(rfc) D_McGrain back heels to find R_Acquafresca in space
          ...  R_Acquafresca from 20 yards !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  L_Fabianski pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack hits it into the box!
          ...  L_Fabianski fists it away!

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

Min. 48 :(rfc) J_Shaddix cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Thomas
          ...  L_Thomas is through on goal!
          ...  The defender was caught napping
          ...  He just has L_Fabianski to beat
          ...  He rounds L_Fabianski
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  It hits post!!
          ...  D_Burford clears the danger!!
Min. 51 :(abn) P_Niemeyer is hurt
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  He looks like he will continue
Min. 53 :(abn) R_Nainggolan with a slide rule pass to J_Digweed
          ...  J_Tavernier with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
Min. 54 :(rfc) B_Hemoth holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_Giovinco
          ...  D_Burford stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 55 :(abn) J_McArthur takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Douglas_Costa
          ...  A cracking drive from Douglas_Costa !
          ...  Belushi just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 56 :(abn) Douglas_Costa sidesteps R_Giovinco
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Douglas_Costa rifles it at the goal !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 57 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca chests it down
          ...  J_Simunovic bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 57 :(abn) P_Niemeyer with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows S_Bassong a clean set of heals
          ...  R_Giovinco with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 58 :(abn) J_Digweed with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  J_Digweed sees Belushi off his line !
          ...  But Belushi with the difficult save
Min. 58 :(rfc) S_Bassong takes advantage of a bad back pass from R_Nainggolan
          ...  S_Bassong has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  L_Fabianski manages to turn it behind
Min. 60 :(abn) R_Nainggolan miskicks!
          ...  He finds J_Digweed though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  J_Digweed cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  Belushi tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 60 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  A_Pereira slices it
          ...  L_Fabianski moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Shaddix chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of L_Fabianski
Min. 65 :(rfc) There's going to be a change
          ...  K_Richard will come on for B_Hemoth and play MF
Min. 68 :(abn) P_Niemeyer is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to B_Bryn
          ...  B_Bryn with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Belushi watches it sail wide!
Min. 68 :(rfc) R_Jack curls the ball out wide to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Intercepted by D_Burford
Min. 70 :(abn) D_E_Boyata will replace A_Pereira and play DF
Min. 70 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart replaces Douglas_Costa to play as a MF
Min. 70 :(abn) D_Rortugal replaces J_Digweed and will play FW
Min. 70 :(rfc) L_Thomas turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  D_Burford beats him to the ball
Min. 71 :(abn) D_Rortugal with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows C_Fuchs a clean set of heals
          ...  R_Acquafresca with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  D_Rortugal floats it forward
          ...  R_VD_Vaart latches onto the end of it
          ...  R_Jack reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 75 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson is going to be brought on
          ...  L_Thomas is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 76 :(abn) D_Burford hits a hard pass to P_Niemeyer
          ...  P_Niemeyer bears down on goal!
          ...  Belushi is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 78 :(abn) D_E_Boyata slides it through the middle to D_Rortugal
          ...  A well-placed shot from D_Rortugal !
          ...  Belushi gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 78 :(rfc) J_Shaddix runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  A delicate header from J_Shaddix !
          ...  L_Fabianski saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 80 :(rfc) J_Garner replaces R_Acquafresca to play as a FW
Min. 84 :(abn) P_Niemeyer with an incisive pass to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  Belushi falls over
          ...  But Belushi is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 86 :(abn) B_Bryn runs at J_Tavernier
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  R_Giovinco takes possession
Min. 87 :(rfc) S_Bassong runs forward
          ...  S_Bassong fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack plays it into the danger area!
          ...  L_Fabianski easily catches it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  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          : D_Burford (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : S_Bassong
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Giovinco (57), R_Acquafresca (71)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |    Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       9
Off target           :           6        |       4
On target            :           7        |       5
Possession           :          46        |       54
Corners              :           1        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           3        |       5
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :          11        |       8
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 0 - 0 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 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
B_Bryn         DF   2  30   8   8  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
D_Burford      DF   1  28  13   5  12 |  95   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  28  12   7  14 |  73   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Simunovic    DF   3  28   7   7  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Macheda      DF   3  28   5   6  42 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  17  27   5  22 |  95   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
Douglas_Costa  MF   2   8  29  11  42 |  73   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   7  28   5  23 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  27   7  12 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
J_Digweed      FW   1   8   9  29  19 |  73   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  27
R_Locke        GK  36   2   4   4  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  26  10   8  11 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  27  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  27   8  24 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  22   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

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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Belushi        GK  39   8   8   5  11 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
D_McGrain      DF   1  29  12   7  24 |  95   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
S_Bassong      DF   2  29  11   6  30 |  95   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   6
J_Tavernier    DF   3  26  11   7  33 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Fuchs        DF   2  26   8   9  32 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   5
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  31   7  18 |  78   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  29   6  22 |  68   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  28  11  22 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Shaddix      MF   3  11  27  17  31 |  95   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  83   0   0   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   5
H_Schumacher   GK  32   4   7   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  29  11  10  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  28  11 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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