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Elite FA Cup, Group E Game 3

Ajax 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 3, Ajax vs. Aberdeen (Wed Dec 19)


                                 Ajax  |  Aberdeen
                              4-4-2 N  |  5-4-1 E
                          James Maund  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK L_Fabianski
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF J_Simunovic
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF W_A_Glen
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF J_Knoxville
                          J_Crujff MF  |  DF A_Rami
                       F_Ljungberg MF  |  MF R_Baggio
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                         I_Muniain MF  |  MF Almen_Abdi
                        Ian_Wright FW  |  MF D_Gaitnat
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB C_Gordon
                             Fazio SUB |  SUB G_Fotheringam
                           M_Keown SUB |  SUB J_McArthur
                     Tomas_Rosicky SUB |  SUB N_Piere
                        D_Bergkamp SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(aja) P_Vieira looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Ian_Wright
          ...  J_Zanetti forces him off the ball
Min. 2  :(abn) R_VD_Vaart is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor tries to chip the ball over E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 3  :(abn) Almen_Abdi sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to E_Adebayor
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio belts it clear
Min. 4  :(aja) I_Muniain knocks it forward
          ...  W_A_Glen slips
          ...  P_Senderos gets to it!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Simunovic
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Ljungberg plays it towards the near post!
          ...  A_Rami wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 5  :(aja) I_Muniain takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  I_Muniain tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  L_Fabianski was lucky there
Min. 9  :(aja) I_Muniain looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to S_Kolasinac
          ...  But A_Rami slides in
Min. 11 :(aja) J_Crujff kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  F_Ljungberg gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Knoxville reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 11 :(abn) D_Gaitnat sidesteps T_Vermaelen
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  S_Kolasinac dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 11 :(aja) T_Wallcott with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves J_Simunovic behind
          ...  A_Rami with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  P_Vieira knocks it forward
          ...  P_Senderos gets on the end of it
          ...  J_Simunovic steals the ball of off him
Min. 13 :(abn) Curled in dangerously from J_Zanetti to R_VD_Vaart
          ...  R_VD_Vaart with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 15 :(abn) E_Adebayor beats Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio recovers to win the ball back
Min. 15 :(abn) J_Simunovic is in some pain
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
Min. 15 :(abn) G_Fotheringam is ready to come on to replace J_Simunovic
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 17 :(abn) R_Baggio miskicks!
          ...  He finds E_Adebayor though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  E_Adebayor has slipped behind the defence!
          ...  He is one on one with E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He nutmegs E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar does well to save it !!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Almen_Abdi lofts the ball in!
          ...  It comes to E_Adebayor
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 19 :(abn) Almen_Abdi with the nod to G_Fotheringam
          ...  G_Fotheringam with a thundering shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gathers it easily
Min. 20 :(abn) The ball is passed in from R_Baggio, he finds E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 22 :(aja) T_Wallcott takes advantage of a mistake by J_Knoxville
          ...  G_Fotheringam gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 26 :(abn) W_A_Glen runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Almen_Abdi
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Almen_Abdi curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar tips it behind
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 27 :(aja) F_Ljungberg finds Ian_Wright in acres of space
          ...  Ian_Wright with the cheeky shot!
          ...  L_Fabianski with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 35 :(abn) Almen_Abdi beats Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  T_Vermaelen with a superb challenge
          ...  B_Kuipers has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 37 :(abn) J_Zanetti looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards E_Adebayor
          ...  A cracking drive from E_Adebayor !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a difficult save
Min. 39 :(aja) J_Crujff moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira with a powerful diving header!
          ...  L_Fabianski can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  L_Fabianski makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes towards him
          ...  He rounds E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He taps it towards the goal!
          ...  It goes wide!!
Min. 48 :(abn) Almen_Abdi with a slick pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio reads the play well
Min. 49 :(aja) P_Vieira finds T_Wallcott on the edge of the box
          ...  J_Knoxville steals the ball of off him
Min. 49 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with a reverse pass to J_Zanetti
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_Kolasinac belts it clear

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

Min. 46 :(aja) J_Crujff is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to Ian_Wright
          ...  A delicate chip from Ian_Wright !
          ...  L_Fabianski saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 47 :(aja) F_Ljungberg barges the defender off the ball
          ...  F_Ljungberg attempts a lob!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 48 :(aja) L_Fabianski miss-kicks!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio is through!
          ...  W_A_Glen wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 51 :(abn) D_Gaitnat wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Adebayor
          ...  P_Senderos with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him for a talk
Min. 53 :(aja) T_Wallcott looks in some pain. He'll have to come off
Min. 53 :(aja) D_Bergkamp is coming on for T_Wallcott and playing FW
Min. 54 :(aja) F_Ljungberg is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Ian_Wright
          ...  Ian_Wright hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 55 :(aja) F_Ljungberg is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to Ian_Wright
          ...  Ian_Wright gets up high for the header !
          ...  L_Fabianski goes down well to save
Min. 58 :(abn) W_A_Glen finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  I_Muniain rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  B_Kuipers will just give him a speaking to
Min. 58 :(abn) D_Gaitnat with a simple pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  T_Vermaelen makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 58 :(aja) D_Bergkamp flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  E_Adebayor with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  James Maund looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 59 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky is being brought on
          ...  P_Vieira is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 59 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 60 :(aja) Fazio will replace P_Senderos and play DF
Min. 65 :(abn) D_Gaitnat punches J_Crujff off the ball
          ...  He's Butted him !
          ...  B_Kuipers has stopped play
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 66 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  R_VD_Vaart leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Almen_Abdi chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes out and claims it!
Min. 70 :(abn) J_McArthur is coming on and R_Baggio is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 70 :(abn) Emerson will come on for E_Adebayor and play FW
Min. 72 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart kills the ball dead
          ...  R_VD_Vaart flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great finish
          ...  Aberdeen go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 73 :(abn) It looks as though Aberdeen is now playing D
Min. 77 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past R_VD_Vaart
          ...  He puts in T_Vermaelen!
          ...  Emerson takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 77 :(abn) G_Fotheringam gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Emerson is unmarked
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 80 :(aja) T_Vermaelen barges W_A_Glen off the ball
          ...  G_Fotheringam with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  I_Muniain swings it in
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio gets on the end of it
          ...  W_A_Glen steals the ball of off him
Min. 86 :(abn) J_McArthur breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio brings him down!
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(abn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Emerson is through!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 90 :(aja) D_Bergkamp flicks it over the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a powerful diving header!
          ...  L_Fabianski parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And L_Fabianski recovers to save!!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Johan Cruijff Arena
Attendance           : 147,842
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : Alvaro_Rubio
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Tomas_Rosicky (77), Alvaro_Rubio (86)
Injured              : T_Wallcott (53)
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : R_VD_Vaart (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_VD_Vaart (72)
Sent Off             : D_Gaitnat (65)
Booked               : E_Adebayor (58)
Injured              : J_Simunovic (15)
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       11
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :           5        |       9
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           1        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       6
Key Tackles          :           7        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       14
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Final Score          : Ajax 0 - 1 Aberdeen
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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   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  31  13   5  31 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  29  10   9  11 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  29   9  10  36 |  95   0   6   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  98 -22 -22
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  30  10  28 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  20 -20
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  63   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  28   8  24 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  28  23 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  32   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -1
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  38   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

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   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
J_Simunovic    DF   3  30   7   7  21 |  15   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  29   7   8  31 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  28  11  10  41 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
J_Knoxville    DF   3  28  11   9  11 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Rami         DF   3  28   5   7  20 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_Baggio       MF   1  10  30   7  21 |  74   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40  20
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  29   9  24 |  95   0   0   3   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  30  55
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  28  11  30 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
D_Gaitnat      MF   2  10  28  10  31 |  69   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10  10 -10
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  30  35 |  74   0   0   0   0   6   0   1   0   0  18  18  60
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 |  80   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  28   7  12 |  21   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 |  21   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
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