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Elite League Cup 2nd Round

Ajax 2 - 1 Arsenal

Elite League Cup 2 Round Match, Ajax vs. Arsenal (Wed Feb 13)


                                 Ajax  |  Arsenal
                              4-4-2 C  |  5-4-1 C
                          James Maund  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK D_James
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF G_Collins
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF R_Holding
                             Fazio DF  |  DF P_Evra
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF C_Blewitt
                       F_Ljungberg MF  |  DF K_Muscat
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF I_Falque
                         I_Muniain MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                        M_Overmars MF  |  MF S_Matthews
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  MF Bebeto
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW P_Crouch
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB Pepe_Reina
                           M_Keown SUB |  SUB D_Burn
                      C_Dos_Passos SUB |  SUB R_Savage
                          J_Crujff SUB |  SUB D_Murphy
                        Ian_Wright SUB |  SUB Ricardo

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 2  :(arn) P_Crouch takes possession
          ...  A glorious effort by P_Crouch !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 3  :(arn) P_Evra finds I_Falque on the edge of the box
          ...  M_Overmars wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 6  :(aja) D_Bergkamp sidesteps R_Holding
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Bebeto wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 8  :(aja) F_Ljungberg gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  P_Vieira is unmarked
          ...  G_Collins gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 19 :(arn) S_Matthews runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of P_Crouch
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Fazio takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 19 :(aja) D_Bergkamp turns on a sixpence
          ...  G_Collins had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  G_Poll shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 20 :(arn) Bebeto plays a long ball to S_Matthews
          ...  S_Kolasinac read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 21 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to P_Crouch
          ...  T_Vermaelen gets to the ball first
Min. 22 :(aja) D_Bergkamp kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  F_Ljungberg gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_Collins brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But G_Poll waves play on!!!
Min. 30 :(aja) T_Wallcott lobs it over C_Blewitt
          ...  R_Holding gathers up the loose ball
Min. 33 :(arn) I_Falque holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch tries to chip the ball over E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 35 :(arn) K_Muscat takes advantage of a mistake by Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  K_Muscat rifles it to the far post !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets up well to catch that one
Min. 38 :(aja) T_Wallcott kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  T_Vermaelen gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  K_Muscat with the block
Min. 39 :(arn) P_Crouch finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  But Alvaro_Rubio wins the tackle
Min. 40 :(aja) F_Ljungberg works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits the ball first time!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_James was caught out there
          ...  That's put Ajax ahead!
          ...  Ajax 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 40 :(arn) R_Holding looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 40 :(aja) The Ajax manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 40 :(arn) Arsenal's manager orders his side to play P
Min. 40 :(arn) Up goes the substitution board - D_Burn on for R_Holding as a DF
Min. 41 :(arn) Bebeto plays a long ball to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  But Fazio wins the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(aja) S_Kolasinac hoofs it up field to find T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott drives it low !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  Ajax 2-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 45 :(aja) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Ajax will now play L
Min. 45 :(arn) R_Savage is ready to come on to replace C_Blewitt
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 45 :(aja) I_Muniain breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  P_Evra brings him down!
          ...  He is warned by G_Poll
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 48 :(aja) Curled in dangerously from P_Vieira to Fazio
          ...  Fazio with the strike !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  D_James dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had D_James beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Muniain hits it towards the far post!
          ...  D_Burn reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 49 :(arn) I_Falque with a clever shimmy
          ...  I_Falque strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 2-0 Arsenal

Min. 47 :(aja) I_Muniain with the first time flick to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But D_James parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 50 :(aja) I_Muniain brings it under control
          ...  He takes on K_Muscat
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in F_Ljungberg!
          ...  K_Muscat goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 51 :(arn) K_Muscat sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to I_Falque
          ...  I_Muniain knocks the ball back to E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Bebeto curls it into the box!
          ...  P_Crouch gets to it!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 56 :(arn) P_Crouch takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  P_Crouch with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 57 :(arn) K_Muscat makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  D_Bergkamp pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  G_Poll has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by G_Poll!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 58 :(aja) Ian_Wright comes on for D_Bergkamp and takes up a FW role
Min. 59 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  J_Crujff will come on for P_Vieira and play MF
Min. 60 :(aja) M_Keown is being prepared to come on
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 62 :(arn) Bebeto knocks it forward
          ...  Fazio slips
          ...  S_Matthews gets to it!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from J_Crujff
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Falque chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily catches it!
Min. 64 :(aja) T_Wallcott beats K_Muscat
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  T_Wallcott shoots towards goal !
          ...  But D_James pulls out a save of the game
Min. 65 :(arn) S_Matthews with the towering header to G_Collins
          ...  S_Kolasinac takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 66 :(arn) D_Murphy is going to be brought on
          ...  Bebeto is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 66 :(arn) K_Muscat beats I_Muniain
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves G_Poll
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He got away with just a warning
          ...  What's G_Poll going to give?
          ...  PENALTY !! The referee waves the players away
          ...  P_Crouch with the spot kick
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  It's his 10th for the season!!
          ...  Ajax 2-1 Arsenal...
Min. 67 :(aja) Ajax switch to playing D
Min. 72 :(aja) F_Ljungberg runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to T_Wallcott
          ...  K_Muscat tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Crujff curls it into the box!
          ...  G_Collins reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 73 :(arn) P_Evra brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  D_Murphy makes himself available
          ...  F_Ljungberg with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 74 :(arn) D_Burn with a glorious 60-yard pass to I_Falque
          ...  I_Falque flings a shot at goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar just watches float over the bar!
Min. 76 :(aja) Ian_Wright breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  I_Falque brings him down!
          ...  G_Poll wants a quiet word
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  M_Overmars swings it in
          ...  Ian_Wright takes control of it!
          ...  Ian_Wright attempts a chip!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 79 :(arn) P_Evra with a flicked pass to P_Crouch
          ...  S_Kolasinac takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 80 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  M_Overmars latches onto the ball
          ...  M_Overmars has a go!
          ...  D_James falls over
          ...  But D_James is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 82 :(aja) J_Crujff is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to F_Ljungberg
          ...  F_Ljungberg tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  D_James with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(aja) M_Keown holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  K_Muscat reads the play well

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Johan Cruijff Arena
Attendance           : 150,000
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : F_Ljungberg (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Bergkamp (40), T_Wallcott (44)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Bergkamp (57)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : P_Crouch
Scorers              : P_Crouch (66 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Collins (19)
Injured              : R_Holding (40)
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       8
Off target           :           2        |       4
On target            :           6        |       4
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       8
Key Tackles          :          11        |       8
Key Passes           :          12        |       12
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Final Score          : Ajax 2 - 1 Arsenal
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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 |  98   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  64   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  29  10   9  11 |  98   0   3   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  60  40   0
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  98   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  98   0   1   3   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  50  10
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  63   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  28   8  24 |  98   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  13  32 |  98   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  62   0   0   1   0   2   1   1   0   0  -2   8  43
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  98   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  45
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  27  11   5  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  30  10  28 |  35   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  28  23 |  36   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - Arsenal
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_James        GK  34   2   2   3  26 |  98   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  29   9   7  19 |  98   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
R_Holding      DF   1  29   8   6  22 |  40   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Evra         DF   3  27  11  10  21 |  98   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  27   7   6  22 |  45   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Muscat       DF   1  24   8   8  23 |  98   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10  10
I_Falque       MF   3  15  28  10  19 |  98   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  28  12  25 |  98   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  28   7  32 |  98   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Bebeto         MF   1   9  27   7  30 |  70   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  98   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  28
Pepe_Reina     GK  27   2   1   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |  58   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
R_Savage       MF   2   8  27   6  15 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
D_Murphy       FW   2  11   8  27  37 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  25  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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