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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Sao Paulo FC

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Aberdeen vs. Sao Paulo FC (Wed Jan 23)


                             Aberdeen  |  Sao Paulo FC
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-3-3 A
                          Malky McKay  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                       L_Fabianski GK  |  GK Dante_Silva
                           Douglas DF  |  DF A_Pereira
                        C_Mongongu DF  |  DF Baresi
                          W_A_Glen DF  |  DF A_Britton
                       J_Knoxville DF  |  DF G_Hanley
                          R_Baggio MF  |  MF Li_Chung
                        Almen_Abdi MF  |  MF Shane_Botwin
                         D_Gaitnat MF  |  MF S_Gerrard
                        J_McArthur MF  |  FW L_Massu
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  FW F_Totti
                           Emerson FW  |  FW J_Greaves
                                       |
                          C_Gordon SUB |  SUB J_Hart
                            A_Rami SUB |  SUB G_v_der_Wiel
                        M_Pavlovic SUB |  SUB M_Elliott
                           N_Piere SUB |  SUB M_Barry
                          A_Little SUB |  SUB S_Warwick

Referee: S_Youri (Morrocco)


Min. 1  :(abn) C_Mongongu has space to run with the ball
          ...  C_Mongongu shoots towards goal !
          ...  Dante_Silva with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 1  :(sao) L_Massu drives it forward to A_Britton
          ...  W_A_Glen hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Totti swings it in!
          ...  L_Fabianski reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 2  :(abn) R_Baggio has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  W_A_Glen collects the loose ball!
          ...  A cheeky lob from W_A_Glen !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Dante_Silva tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_McArthur chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Dante_Silva comes out and claims it!
Min. 2  :(abn) C_Mongongu lobs it over the defender
          ...  G_Hanley with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
Min. 5  :(abn) D_Gaitnat hoofs it up field to find Emerson
          ...  Emerson tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Knoxville chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Dante_Silva fists it away!
Min. 6  :(sao) A_Pereira looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to L_Massu
          ...  A cracking drive from L_Massu !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 8  :(abn) Douglas lays the ball back to Emerson
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  A_Pereira belts it clear
Min. 9  :(abn) D_Gaitnat finds E_Adebayor in the box
          ...  But Baresi sweeps up the threat
Min. 10 :(abn) E_Adebayor watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  F_Totti bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  S_Youri calls him for a talk
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  J_McArthur hits it hard
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 12 :(abn) R_Baggio is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to E_Adebayor
          ...  Shane_Botwin with an over the top challenge
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  J_Knoxville hoists it forward
          ...  Douglas gets on the end of it
          ...  A_Pereira beats him to the ball
Min. 14 :(abn) J_McArthur unselfishly heads the ball back to Douglas
          ...  Douglas fires a shot at goal !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  Dante_Silva saves it !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_McArthur floats the ball in!
          ...  Dante_Silva makes the catch!
Min. 14 :(sao) J_Greaves bursts forward
          ...  J_Greaves with the goal bound shot!
          ...  L_Fabianski makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 15 :(sao) J_Greaves runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  J_Greaves with the goal bound shot!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Gerrard swings it in!
          ...  W_A_Glen gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 16 :(abn) Almen_Abdi finds Emerson in the box
          ...  Emerson tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  Dante_Silva narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 18 :(abn) J_McArthur hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Emerson collects the loose ball!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from G_Hanley
Min. 18 :(sao) G_Hanley crosses into the box, finding S_Gerrard
          ...  A powerful header from S_Gerrard !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 23 :(sao) J_Greaves with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows E_Adebayor a clean set of heals
          ...  But Almen_Abdi wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 24 :(abn) Emerson sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Emerson fires a shot at goal !
          ...  Dante_Silva with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 26 :(abn) Douglas brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Adebayor with a terrific drive !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 26 :(sao) Shane_Botwin with an incisive pass to F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti fires a shot at goal !
          ...  L_Fabianski falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 28 :(abn) R_Baggio pass splits open the defence and finds J_McArthur
          ...  An audacious effort from J_McArthur !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 31 :(sao) S_Gerrard is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  F_Totti latches onto the ball
          ...  F_Totti hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  L_Fabianski moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 32 :(sao) S_Gerrard brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  F_Totti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  F_Totti with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 34 :(sao) J_Greaves is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  L_Massu latches onto the ball
          ...  R_Baggio stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 35 :(abn) R_Baggio takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Gaitnat
          ...  D_Gaitnat has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But Dante_Silva pulls out a save of the game
Min. 39 :(abn) J_McArthur flicks the ball through
          ...  E_Adebayor runs onto it!
          ...  E_Adebayor hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But Dante_Silva punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 40 :(abn) D_Gaitnat kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Emerson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Baresi rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 41 :(abn) D_Gaitnat 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 E_Adebayor
          ...  A wicked drive by E_Adebayor !
          ...  Dante_Silva is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  Dante_Silva looks very relieved!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(abn) D_Gaitnat with a pinpoint pass to Emerson
          ...  Emerson with a thundering drive!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 47 :(abn) Almen_Abdi has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Baresi
          ...  He puts in J_Knoxville!
          ...  Baresi recovers to win the ball back
Min. 49 :(abn) Douglas kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A skilful effort from E_Adebayor !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_McArthur chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  R_Baggio gets on the end of it
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 49 :(sao) L_Massu moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Shane_Botwin
          ...  C_Mongongu slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Greaves plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of L_Fabianski

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 0-0 Sao Paulo FC

Min. 46 :(abn) R_Baggio with a probing pass to J_Knoxville
          ...  J_Knoxville with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  Dante_Silva is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 50 :(abn) Almen_Abdi has it now
          ...  He takes on J_Greaves
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_Knoxville!
          ...  J_Knoxville tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  Dante_Silva with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 50 :(sao) F_Totti looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  J_Knoxville with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 52 :(sao) Dante_Silva is in some pain
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  He looks like he will continue
Min. 57 :(sao) G_Hanley reads the run of L_Massu
          ...  L_Massu with a blistering shot !
          ...  L_Fabianski narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 58 :(sao) A_Britton with a pinpoint pass to S_Gerrard
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by S_Gerrard !
          ...  L_Fabianski gets up well to catch that one
Min. 59 :(sao) L_Massu finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from J_Knoxville
Min. 60 :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Pereira is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 61 :(sao) M_Elliott is being brought on
          ...  G_Hanley is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 63 :(abn) R_Baggio crosses in from the wing, he finds J_McArthur in the box
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Britton
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 63 :(sao) F_Totti skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  F_Totti attempts a lob!
          ...  L_Fabianski won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 64 :(sao) Shane_Botwin with a penetrating pass to F_Totti
          ...  But R_Baggio wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but S_Youri has none of it.
Min. 65 :(sao) Li_Chung is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to L_Massu
          ...  L_Massu drives it low !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 66 :(abn) J_McArthur with the towering header to Almen_Abdi
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 66 :(sao) The ball is passed in from Li_Chung, he finds Baresi
          ...  A left-footer by Baresi !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 67 :(sao) S_Warwick is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Greaves is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 69 :(abn) R_Baggio sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  F_Totti hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Knoxville chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Dante_Silva catches it!
Min. 70 :(abn) A_Rami is being brought on
          ...  W_A_Glen is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 70 :(abn) N_Piere takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Almen_Abdi
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 73 :(abn) D_Gaitnat with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A cracking drive from E_Adebayor !
          ...  Dante_Silva has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Dante_Silva is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 76 :(sao) L_Massu picks up the pass
          ...  L_Massu belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  L_Fabianski catches the ball
Min. 77 :(sao) Shane_Botwin sidesteps C_Mongongu
          ...  R_Baggio with an ugly foul
          ...  S_Youri will want to speak to him
Min. 78 :(abn) A_Little is being prepared to come on
          ...  Emerson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(abn) A_Rami finds the space intelligently
          ...  A_Rami shapes up for a shot!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 79 :(abn) R_Baggio cuts the ball back to J_Knoxville
          ...  A_Britton clears with a diving header
Min. 81 :(sao) F_Totti gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside N_Piere!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Knoxville cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 84 :(abn) J_Knoxville plays it forward to R_Baggio
          ...  R_Baggio with a blistering shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered home!
          ...  Have Aberdeen stolen the win late on with that goal?
          ...  Aberdeen 1-0 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 85 :(abn) The Aberdeen manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 86 :(abn) N_Piere picks out A_Little with the cross
          ...  A_Little with a thundering shot!
          ...  Dante_Silva just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 86 :(sao) L_Massu breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on L_Fabianski!
          ...  C_Mongongu brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  Li_Chung shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to Baresi instead
          ...  Baresi with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 87 :(sao) S_Gerrard with the heel pass to F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But L_Fabianski just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  S_Youri has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(abn) N_Piere runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to A_Little
          ...  A_Britton muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  S_Youri refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 90 :(abn) D_Gaitnat nutmegs M_Elliott
          ...  D_Gaitnat rifles it at the goal !
          ...  Dante_Silva won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Excellent strike!!
          ...  Aberdeen 2-0 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 90 :(abn) A_Little punches Shane_Botwin off the ball
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  S_Youri had no choice there!!
          ...  Daniel Perry appluads the decision

*************  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_Baggio (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Baggio (84), D_Gaitnat (90)
Sent Off             : A_Little (90)
Booked               : C_Mongongu (86)
Injured              : N/A
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Sao Paulo FC Match Info
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Best player          : L_Massu
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |  Sao Paulo FC
Attempts on Goal     :          22        |       15
Off target           :          10        |       10
On target            :          12        |       5
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           5        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       10
Key Tackles          :           8        |       9
Key Passes           :          24        |       15
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 2 - 0 Sao Paulo 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 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
Douglas        DF   2  29  10   9  18 |  97   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
C_Mongongu     DF   2  29   9   6  36 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   8
W_A_Glen       DF   2  29   7   8  31 |  74   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
J_Knoxville    DF   3  28  11   9  11 |  97   0   3   1   1   2   0   0   0   0  80  50  31
R_Baggio       MF   1  10  30   7  21 |  97   0   2   6   0   2   1   0   0   0  60  80  56
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  28  11  30 |  74   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  28  10  31 |  97   0   0   5   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  50  45
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  28   7  12 |  97   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40   2
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  30  35 |  97   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  23
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  28  21 |  82   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Rami         DF   3  28   5   7  20 |  23   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
M_Pavlovic     DF   3  27   6   7  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  24   7  30 |  23   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Little       FW   2   7   7  25  21 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -9

Player Statistics - Sao Paulo 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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Dante_Silva    GK  38   1   7   3  22 |  97  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  30  12   7  14 |  64   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Baresi         DF   1  30  11   7  21 |  97   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -18
A_Britton      DF   2  30   9   8  15 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
G_Hanley       DF   2  29  12   7  41 |  65   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  29   7  11 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Shane_Botwin   MF   2   7  28   9  20 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  27  17  21 |  97   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
L_Massu        FW   1   7  11  28  13 |  97   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  22
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  28  42 |  97   0   1   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0 -20  -6
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  28  23 |  71   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
J_Hart         GK  28   2   2   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  29   7   4  23 |  33   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Elliott      DF   1  25   7   5  21 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Barry        MF   2  17  27   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Warwick      FW   2   8   8  25  24 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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