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Elite FA Cup, Group A Game 1

Ajax 3 - 1 Aston Villa

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 1, Ajax vs. Aston Villa (Wed Nov 15)


                                 Ajax  |  Aston Villa
                              4-4-2 P  |  4-3-1-2 C
                          James Maund  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK Valdivia
                         V_Kompany DF  |  DF Baresi
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF D_Sloan
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF E_Silva
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF G_Driver
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  MF Kaka
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF P_Cocu
                        M_Overmars MF  |  AM Raul
                        Ian_Wright FW  |  FW E_Cavani
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW A_Sanchez
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB P_Hankey
                      C_dos_Passos SUB |  SUB K_Wemberg
                      Alvaro_Rubio SUB |  SUB S_Ferguson
                       R_Pletikosa SUB |  SUB B_Charlton
                        A_Arshavin SUB |  SUB S_Corchia

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 4  :(asv) Raul runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to P_Cocu
          ...  An audacious effort from P_Cocu !
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 5  :(aja) D_Bergkamp with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from P_Cocu
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  That's given Ajax the lead!
          ...  Ajax 1-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 6  :(aja) The Ajax manager told his side to change to a C strategy
Min. 6  :(asv) E_Cavani spits at P_Vieira
          ...  F_Brych tries to calm him down
Min. 8  :(aja) P_Vieira drives it forward to Oscar_Serrano
          ...  E_Cavani wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 14 :(aja) M_Overmars holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira could have let it bounce!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 14 :(asv) G_Driver heads the ball back to A_Arrondel
          ...  V_Kompany with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 14 :(asv) Raul runs forward
          ...  D_Bergkamp slices it
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Cocu hits it towards the far post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away!
Min. 17 :(asv) G_Driver has it now
          ...  He takes on T_Vermaelen
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in A_Sanchez!
          ...  M_Overmars wins the ball well
          ...  F_Brych has given a free kick
Min. 18 :(asv) Raul beats M_Overmars
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Raul tries to beat E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 20 :(aja) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  J_Crujff is through!
          ...  J_Crujff with a blistering shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  Ajax 2-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 21 :(aja) Ajax altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 23 :(aja) J_Stam moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Oscar_Serrano
          ...  Oscar_Serrano chases it through, he must score !
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 29 :(aja) Ian_Wright flicks it over D_Sloan and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Ian_Wright tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 29 :(asv) G_Driver has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past T_Vermaelen
          ...  He puts in A_Sanchez!
          ...  Fine tackle by M_Keown
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 30 :(asv) Aston Villa changed their strategy to play E
Min. 30 :(aja) M_Overmars sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  M_Overmars could have let it bounce!
          ...  But Valdivia makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 30 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  E_Silva scythes the player down.
          ...  Psycho!
          ...  F_Brych lectures him
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  Ian_Wright bends it in
          ...  But Valdivia gets down well to tip the ball wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira plays it into the danger area!
          ...  A_Arrondel wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 34 :(asv) E_Cavani with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows M_Keown a clean set of heals
          ...  E_Cavani tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar never had a chance!
Min. 34 :(aja) M_Overmars sidesteps G_Driver
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  A_Sanchez with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  P_Vieira floats it forward
          ...  D_Bergkamp latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets his head to the ball !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Crujff crosses it in!
          ...  Valdivia easily catches it!
Min. 35 :(asv) P_Cocu retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Raul latches onto the end of it
          ...  P_Vieira forces him off the ball
Min. 40 :(asv) E_Silva is forced to retreat
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Ajax 3-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 41 :(aja) Ajax made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 41 :(asv) Raul with the through ball to Kaka
          ...  Kaka has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It floats over E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 3-0 Aston Villa

Min. 47 :(asv) Kaka is first to the loose ball
          ...  Kaka with the header !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 48 :(aja) R_Pletikosa comes on for Oscar_Serrano and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 49 :(aja) C_dos_Passos replaces V_Kompany to play as a DF
Min. 49 :(asv) P_Cocu sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Kaka
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Keown
Min. 50 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  A_Arshavin will come on for Ian_Wright and play FW
Min. 51 :(asv) E_Silva is unmarked!
          ...  E_Silva with the drive!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 56 :(aja) J_Crujff brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  R_Pletikosa gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Arrondel slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 58 :(asv) D_Sloan with an incisive pass to Kaka
          ...  Kaka drives the shot in!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 60 :(asv) B_Charlton is coming on for Kaka and playing MF
Min. 64 :(asv) G_Driver hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  E_Cavani latches onto it!
          ...  M_Keown fouls badly
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 65 :(asv) S_Corchia replaces an unhappy E_Cavani and will play as a FW
Min. 65 :(asv) Aston Villa switch to playing A
Min. 67 :(asv) Raul takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  A_Arshavin with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  F_Brych just wants to lecture him
Min. 68 :(aja) A_Arshavin has it on the edge of the box
          ...  E_Silva clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 68 :(aja) C_dos_Passos slices it
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar moves quickly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Ajax 3-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 69 :(aja) Ajax's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 69 :(aja) P_Vieira with the first time pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Sloan tackles cleanly
Min. 70 :(aja) D_Bergkamp has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_Arrondel!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Fine tackle by S_Corchia
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 72 :(aja) P_Vieira looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with a thundering drive!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 73 :(aja) P_Vieira controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  A_Arshavin gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  A_Arshavin with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 75 :(asv) K_Wemberg is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_Sloan is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 78 :(asv) S_Corchia with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  T_Vermaelen cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 79 :(asv) Raul chips the ball over the defence and finds P_Cocu
          ...  P_Cocu keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 81 :(asv) A_Sanchez runs with pace at the defence
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from T_Vermaelen
Min. 81 :(aja) M_Overmars skips the challenge from A_Arrondel
          ...  Raul goes in stud's first
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 83 :(asv) S_Corchia wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Sanchez
          ...  T_Vermaelen fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 84 :(aja) A_Arshavin takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past A_Arrondel
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  A_Arshavin with the overhead !
          ...  Valdivia guesses right
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(aja) M_Overmars flicks the ball through
          ...  A_Arshavin runs onto it!
          ...  A_Arshavin swings in the shot!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 90 :(aja) J_Crujff with an in swinging cross to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with a terrific drive !
          ...  Valdivia makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 91 :(asv) G_Driver with a measured ball to A_Sanchez
          ...  A glorious effort by A_Sanchez !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries it

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Amsterdam Arena
Attendance           : 143,493
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : J_Crujff (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Bergkamp (5), J_Crujff (20), E_Silva (40 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Keown (64)
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : P_Cocu
Scorers              : C_dos_Passos (68 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Sanchez (34), Raul (81)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |  Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       9
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :           6        |       6
Possession           :          50        |       50
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       10
Key Tackles          :           6        |       5
Key Passes           :           9        |       9
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Final Score          : Ajax 3 - 1 Aston Villa
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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 |  92   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |  50   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
J_Stam         DF   2  26   8   7  29 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  92   0   0   2   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  30
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  28  12  19 |  49   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |  92   0   1   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40   1
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  26  13  32 |  92   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  51   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  26
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  92   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  31
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  42   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  29   8  40 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  41   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  13

Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Valdivia       GK  36   2   2   1  42 |  92   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  28  10   7  21 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Sloan        DF   2  28  10   4  19 |  76   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  25   4   7  12 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Silva        DF   2  23   7   7  29 |  92   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -20   5
G_Driver       MF   1  11  27   5  25 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Kaka           MF   2   7  26  17  32 |  61   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
P_Cocu         MF   3  11  26  11  25 |  92   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
Raul           AM   1   8  23  20  30 |  92   0   0   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -1
E_Cavani       FW   2  10  11  27  26 |  66   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
A_Sanchez      FW   1  10   8  25  32 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0 -22 -22 -17
P_Hankey       GK  27   3   3   5  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Wemberg      DF   2  24   6   7  32 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Ferguson     DF   2  23   8   7  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Charlton     MF   1   7  25   9  30 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  26  45 |  26   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
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