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Elite FA Cup, Group E Game 1

Ajax 1 - 1 Aston Villa

Elite FA Cup Groups, Ajax vs. Aston Villa (Thu May 31)


                                 Ajax  |  Aston Villa
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-3-3 L
                          James Maund  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK Dino_Zoff
                     Fernando_Mera DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF Chellini
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF Daniel_Agger
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF Draxler
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  MF B_Charlton
                         I_Muniain MF  |  MF Raul
                     Tomas_Rosicky MF  |  FW A_Arshavin
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW L_McQueen
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW Del_Vecchio
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB F_Eggington
                         V_Kompany SUB |  SUB K_Wemberg
                       T_Vermaelen SUB |  SUB G_Driver
                       F_Ljungberg SUB |  SUB M_Ritchie
                        Ian_Wright SUB |  SUB E_Stranger

Referee: H_Webb (England)


Min. 2  :(aja) D_Bergkamp gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past A_Arrondel!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  A_Arrondel does well to get the tackle in
Min. 6  :(aja) J_Crujff plays a first time ball through the defence to Fernando_Mera
          ...  Fernando_Mera launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 7  :(aja) T_Wallcott comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  Del_Vecchio fouls badly
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He is warned by H_Webb
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 9  :(asv) A_Arshavin takes advantage of a mistake by Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  Good sliding challenge from J_Stam
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Arshavin hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of E_Van_d_Sar
Min. 12 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the side footed shot!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 12 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  D_Bergkamp is clean through!
          ...  Raul with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits it over the wall
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 16 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the chance !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  H_Webb has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 17 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  D_Bergkamp shapes up for a shot!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff looks relieved there!
Min. 17 :(asv) B_Charlton with a slide rule pass to A_Arrondel
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 18 :(asv) Raul lays the ball back to L_McQueen
          ...  Intercepted by J_Stam
Min. 21 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past L_McQueen
          ...  He puts in J_Crujff!
          ...  A thundering drive by J_Crujff !
          ...  Dino_Zoff with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 23 :(aja) I_Muniain reads the run of D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 24 :(asv) Raul is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 27 :(aja) T_Wallcott with a flicked pass to J_Crujff
          ...  J_Crujff with a powerful downward header!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 30 :(asv) The Aston Villa manager told his side to change to a A strategy
Min. 31 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to J_Crujff
          ...  A_Arrondel seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 31 :(asv) Draxler lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  Del_Vecchio latches on to it
          ...  Del_Vecchio goes for goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 32 :(aja) J_Crujff with a 40-yard pass to T_Wallcott
          ...  D_E_Boyata goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 33 :(asv) A_Arshavin takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  H_Webb calls him over
          ...  H_Webb is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  L_McQueen drives it in
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 33 :(asv) B_Charlton runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Raul
          ...  Cleaned up by S_Kolasinac
Min. 37 :(asv) B_Charlton has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Fernando_Mera
          ...  He knocks it to Raul!
          ...  Raul tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 38 :(aja) T_Wallcott takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  T_Wallcott attempts to nutmeg Dino_Zoff!
          ...  Dino_Zoff parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And Dino_Zoff recovers to save!!
Min. 40 :(asv) Del_Vecchio uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  Del_Vecchio sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  That puts Aston Villa ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(aja) J_Stam 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!
          ...  Chellini steals the ball of off him
Min. 46 :(asv) B_Charlton crosses to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Del_Vecchio with the side footed shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 0-1 Aston Villa

Min. 48 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  Ian_Wright will come on for T_Wallcott and play FW
Min. 48 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano crosses in from the wing, he finds Fernando_Mera in the box
          ...  Fernando_Mera lobs Dino_Zoff!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  He runs off to the Ajax fans to celebrate!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Ajax 1-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 49 :(aja) F_Ljungberg is being prepared to come on
          ...  I_Muniain is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 50 :(aja) a big roar from the crowd as V_Kompany comes on for Alvaro_Rubio to play DF
Min. 50 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano back heels to find Ian_Wright in space
          ...  D_E_Boyata stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 51 :(aja) F_Ljungberg with a real burst of pace
          ...  A_Arrondel is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Dino_Zoff misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  F_Ljungberg makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Aston Villa fans laugh at him
Min. 53 :(asv) Raul leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to L_McQueen
          ...  L_McQueen could have let it bounce!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_McQueen hits it into the box!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away!
Min. 54 :(asv) B_Charlton is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to Draxler
          ...  Draxler tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 55 :(asv) K_Wemberg will replace A_Arrondel and play DF
Min. 57 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past K_Wemberg
          ...  The cross hits D_Bergkamp on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  Dino_Zoff grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 60 :(asv) G_Driver is being prepared to come on
          ...  Draxler is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 60 :(asv) A_Arshavin shifts into the MF position in a tactical change
Min. 62 :(aja) J_Crujff hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Fernando_Mera collects the loose ball!
          ...  Fernando_Mera with the cheeky shot!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff with the difficult save
Min. 63 :(aja) Ian_Wright with a penetrating pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Dino_Zoff falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 64 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with a probing through ball Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky with the side footed shot!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 65 :(asv) E_Stranger is coming on for L_McQueen and will play FW
Min. 67 :(asv) E_Stranger with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  Good sliding challenge from V_Kompany and it had to be
Min. 68 :(aja) F_Ljungberg brings it under control
          ...  He takes on D_E_Boyata
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Ian_Wright!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Del_Vecchio
Min. 68 :(aja) Ian_Wright finds his way through
          ...  He has tremendous pace
          ...  Del_Vecchio with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  H_Webb calls him over
          ...  H_Webb tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano fires it towards the goal
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  V_Kompany hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Dino_Zoff jumps well to claim it!
Min. 69 :(asv) G_Driver with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Arshavin gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A thundering drive by A_Arshavin !
          ...  It floats over E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 71 :(asv) B_Charlton sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Del_Vecchio
          ...  V_Kompany pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 72 :(aja) Ian_Wright with the nod to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a blistering shot !
          ...  Looks like it should be Dino_Zoff's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Kolasinac floats the ball in!
          ...  Dino_Zoff comes out and claims it!
Min. 77 :(asv) Del_Vecchio knocks the ball past the lunge of the defender
          ...  Del_Vecchio with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  What agility from E_Van_d_Sar
Min. 79 :(aja) F_Ljungberg feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  G_Driver leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  Fernando_Mera with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 80 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled D_E_Boyata
          ...  D_E_Boyata reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 81 :(asv) Del_Vecchio leaves J_Stam standing
          ...  Del_Vecchio with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 83 :(asv) A_Arshavin uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  Ian_Wright with a well timed tackle
          ...  H_Webb didn't like it though
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  Chellini drives it under the wall
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 84 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a bicycle kick !
          ...  Dino_Zoff falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  And goes wide!!
          ...  Dino_Zoff looks relieved!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Oscar_Serrano!
          ...  K_Wemberg gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky with a precise ball to Ian_Wright
          ...  Ian_Wright chases it through, he must score !
          ...  Dino_Zoff makes a difficult save
Min. 93 :(aja) V_Kompany with electric pace
          ...  He eases past G_Driver
          ...  V_Kompany controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 94 :(aja) Ian_Wright unselfishly lays the ball back to S_Kolasinac
          ...  S_Kolasinac aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff makes an easy save

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Johan Cruijff Arena
Attendance           : 143,931
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : D_Bergkamp
Scorers              : Fernando_Mera (48)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Alvaro_Rubio (33)
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Del_Vecchio (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Del_Vecchio (40)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Del_Vecchio (68), G_Driver (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |   Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          22        |       12
Off target           :           9        |       4
On target            :          13        |       8
Possession           :          65        |       35
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           4        |       6
Key Tackles          :           6        |       8
Key Passes           :          18        |       11
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 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 |  95   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  31   9   8  27 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  47
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  29   9  10  36 |  51   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  28  10   9  11 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   7  29 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  95   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  28  12  19 |  95   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  28   8  24 |  50   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  27   7  32 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  95   0   0   1   0   9   0   0   0   0   0  10  54
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  49   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |  44   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  28  11  12 |  45   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  27  23 |  46   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10

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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Dino_Zoff      GK  31   2   2   3  30 |  95  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  27  10   8  11 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  26   4   7  12 |  56   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Chellini       DF   1  25   9   8  11 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Daniel_Agger   DF   2  24   7   6  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Draxler        MF   1   8  30   7  31 |  61   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
B_Charlton     MF   1   8  25   9  30 |  95   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
Raul           MF   1   8  24  21  30 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
A_Arshavin     MF   2   6   8  26  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
L_McQueen      FW   1   8  10  25  10 |  66   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   7  23  20 |  95   0   1   0   0   5   1   1   0   0  18  -2  73
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Wemberg      DF   2  25   6   7  32 |  39   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Driver       MF   1  11  28   5  25 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
M_Ritchie      MF   1  12  23   7  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   7  27  20 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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