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Elite FA Cup, 2nd Round

Aberdeen 1 - 0 Valencia

Elite FA Cup 2nd Round, Aberdeen vs. Valencia (Wed Feb 20)


                             Aberdeen  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 E  |  5-3-2 C
                          Malky McKay  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                       L_Fabianski GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                        C_Mongongu DF  |  DF A_Van_Buuren
                       J_Simunovic DF  |  DF O_Price
                       J_Knoxville DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                           Douglas DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                          R_Baggio MF  |  DF J_Stam
                        R_VD_Vaart MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                         D_Gaitnat MF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                        J_McArthur MF  |  MF L_Macleod
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  FW N_Kanu
                           Emerson FW  |  FW W_Jose
                                       |
                          C_Gordon SUB |  SUB Krull
                          W_A_Glen SUB |  SUB B_Ivanovic
                            A_Rami SUB |  SUB P_Niemeyer
                           N_Piere SUB |  SUB Maradona
                         S_Iversen SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 2  :(abn) E_Adebayor has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_E_Boyata!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  E_Adebayor tries the shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The crowd goes wild !
          ...  And Aberdeen are leading in the game now
          ...  Aberdeen 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 3  :(abn) A_Rami is coming on for Emerson and will play DF
Min. 3  :(abn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Aberdeen will now be playing D
Min. 3  :(vla) Valencia are switching their playing style to A
Min. 4  :(abn) Douglas beats A_Van_Buuren
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But J_Stam barges him off the ball
Min. 5  :(vla) N_Kanu rushes through the defence
          ...  Douglas slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 8  :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu attempts a lob!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  L_Fabianski is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Kanu curls it into the box!
          ...  L_Fabianski easily catches it!
Min. 10 :(abn) D_Gaitnat sidesteps O_Price
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  D_Gaitnat with the shot on net !
          ...  Kamikaze with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 11 :(vla) The ball is passed in from N_Kanu, he finds W_Jose
          ...  R_VD_Vaart tackles cleanly
Min. 20 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi hoofs it up field to find L_Macleod
          ...  Douglas gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 28 :(vla) D_E_Boyata is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Stam
          ...  C_Mongongu stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 30 :(abn) D_Gaitnat gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  E_Adebayor is unmarked
          ...  O_Price wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 32 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with a pinpoint pass to D_Gaitnat
          ...  D_Gaitnat hits the ball first time!
          ...  But Kamikaze dives to his left
          ...  I think Kamikaze just got a hand on that one
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 32 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  N_Kanu latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  N_Kanu has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  L_Fabianski with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 34 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi with a simple pass to N_Kanu
          ...  D_Gaitnat gets to the ball first
Min. 36 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart hoofs it up field to find E_Adebayor
          ...  A thundering drive by E_Adebayor !
          ...  Kamikaze with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 38 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  A_Van_Buuren is unmarked
          ...  R_Baggio takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(vla) N_Kanu runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off C_Mongongu back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  D_Gaitnat with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 47 :(vla) A defence splitting pass from N_Kanu to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  L_Fabianski won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 1-0 Valencia

Min. 46 :(vla) L_Macleod leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to J_Stam
          ...  E_Adebayor with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  F_Brych gave him a strong warning
Min. 48 :(abn) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  R_Baggio seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  O_Price gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  D_E_Boyata gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 49 :(abn) J_Knoxville takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  A_Van_Buuren rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's F_Brych going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 49 :(vla) W_Jose beats his man
          ...  W_Jose with the punt towards goal!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  L_Fabianski is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Macleod swings it in!
          ...  L_Fabianski comes out and claims it!
Min. 50 :(vla) B_Ivanovic is ready to come on to replace A_Nouri
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 50 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to W_Jose
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by J_Simunovic
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 52 :(vla) N_Kanu has space to run with the ball
          ...  N_Kanu has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 55 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart miskicks!
          ...  He finds J_Knoxville though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  Fine tackle by O_Price
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 58 :(abn) J_McArthur crosses in from the wing, he finds Douglas in the box
          ...  But D_E_Boyata comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 60 :(abn) C_Mongongu beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor with the chance !
          ...  Kamikaze tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 60 :(vla) B_Ivanovic plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  W_Jose decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Simunovic
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 62 :(abn) R_Baggio finds R_VD_Vaart with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  D_E_Boyata with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 64 :(vla) W_Jose runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  W_Jose blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 66 :(abn) Douglas beats his marker
          ...  O_Price clears with a diving header
Min. 70 :(abn) W_A_Glen is going to be brought on
          ...  Douglas is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(vla) Up goes the substitution board - P_Niemeyer on for T_Huddlestone as a MF
Min. 71 :(abn) J_McArthur with a measured pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  N_Kanu takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 72 :(abn) R_Baggio is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 74 :(abn) J_McArthur with a glorious 60-yard pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  D_E_Boyata hits it out for a throw
Min. 75 :(abn) N_Piere will replace J_McArthur and play MF
Min. 78 :(abn) D_Gaitnat with a simple pass to J_Knoxville
          ...  B_Ivanovic wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by R_Baggio
          ...  A_Van_Buuren clears the corner
Min. 80 :(vla) M_Icardi is going to be brought on
          ...  W_Jose is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 81 :(vla) N_Kanu steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  R_Baggio pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  F_Brych has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by F_Brych!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 82 :(vla) M_Icardi pushes it past C_Mongongu
          ...  M_Icardi has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  L_Fabianski goes down well to save
Min. 84 :(vla) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  M_Icardi seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by R_Baggio
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 86 :(abn) D_Gaitnat steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs O_Price
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  B_Ivanovic with the tackle
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(abn) D_Gaitnat with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by O_Price
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 91 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi passes the ball to N_Kanu
          ...  W_A_Glen reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises

*************  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          : E_Adebayor (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Adebayor (2)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Baggio (81)
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : K_El_Ahmadi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_E_Boyata (62)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Aberdeen    |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :           5        |       7
Off target           :           0        |       5
On target            :           5        |       2
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       4
Key Tackles          :           9        |       12
Key Passes           :          11        |       11
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 1 - 0 Valencia
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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   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
C_Mongongu     DF   2  30   9   6  36 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Simunovic    DF   3  30   7   7  21 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Knoxville    DF   3  29  11   9  11 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Douglas        DF   2  29  10   9  18 |  72   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_Baggio       MF   1  10  30   8  21 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  29   9  24 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2  10  28  10  31 |  95   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  28   7  12 |  77   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  30  35 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  55
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  28  21 |   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  29   7   8  31 |  23   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Rami         DF   3  28   5   7  20 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  24   7  30 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
S_Iversen      FW   2   7   8  25  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  35   7   2   2  20 |  95   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  32  12   8  25 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  29  12   7  26 |  95   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  28  10   8  11 |  95   0   3   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  58   8  -2
A_Nouri        DF   1  27  11   6  21 |  52   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   6  29 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  28   7  15 |  95   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  95   0   1   2   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  12
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  82   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Krull          GK  25   2   2   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  28  11   7  22 |  43   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  17  29   5  22 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maradona       MF   1  11  27  17  18 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  25  31 |  13   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -10
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