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Elite FA Cup, Group C Game 2

Ajax 0 - 2 Barcelona

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 2, Ajax vs. Barcelona (Thu Jan 02)


                                 Ajax  |  Barcelona
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-5-1 E
                          James Maund  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                             Fazio DF  |  DF J_Myre
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF Ciaran_Clark
                     M_Van_D_Hoorn DF  |  DF J_Miranda
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF Marco_Rojo
                         I_Muniain MF  |  MF R_Kopa
                     Tomas_Rosicky MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                         J_Cruijff MF  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                        M_Overmars MF  |  MF Coutinho
                         G_Puciato FW  |  MF K_Porborsky
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW H_Son
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB Barthez
                       S_Kolasinac SUB |  SUB G_Wilkinson
                      C_Dos_Passos SUB |  SUB Xavi
                          P_Vieira SUB |  SUB Amauri
                        T_Wallcott SUB |  SUB K_Mbappe

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 2  :(aja) J_Cruijff has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Marco_Rojo
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  M_Zetterer won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 2  :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj knocks it forward
          ...  Fazio slips
          ...  H_Son gets to it!
          ...  H_Son attempts a low drive!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 3  :(brc) B_Spencer breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  G_Puciato brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 4  :(brc) Coutinho with the first time flick to H_Son
          ...  H_Son drifts clear!
          ...  He is clean through!
          ...  He is one on one with E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He nutmegs E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar recovers to save it !!
Min. 7  :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  I_Muniain dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 9  :(brc) Coutinho plays the early ball across the box to find H_Son in space
          ...  H_Son with the goal bound shot!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 11 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes advantage of a bad back pass from J_Miranda
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by K_Porborsky !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 15 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  R_Kopa with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  I_Muniain floats it forward
          ...  G_Puciato latches onto the end of it
          ...  Ciaran_Clark takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 16 :(brc) J_Myre takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  J_Myre with his head down lets it go !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 22 :(aja) J_Cruijff feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  D_Bergkamp runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the punt towards goal!
          ...  M_Zetterer blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 27 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark with a measured ball to Adnan_Januzaj
          ...  What a shot from Adnan_Januzaj !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  It's beaten E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 28 :(aja) D_Bergkamp nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Miranda
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 30 :(brc) J_Miranda with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  J_Miranda sees E_Van_d_Sar off his line !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 33 :(aja) J_Cruijff looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 34 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to T_Vermaelen
          ...  T_Vermaelen hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  M_Zetterer is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn drives it into the box!
          ...  M_Zetterer comes out and claims it!
Min. 37 :(aja) G_Puciato can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  From long range G_Puciato bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  M_Zetterer plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 38 :(brc) Coutinho unselfishly lays the ball back to B_Spencer
          ...  B_Spencer with a bicycle kick !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar beats the ball away
Min. 40 :(brc) Barcelona switch to playing A
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 0-0 Barcelona

Min. 46 :(brc) Curled in dangerously from B_Spencer to J_Miranda
          ...  J_Miranda has a dig at goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 50 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is coming on and Fazio is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 51 :(aja) J_Cruijff looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  G_Puciato receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  G_Puciato with the drive!
          ...  Looks like it should be M_Zetterer's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  M_Zetterer looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 52 :(aja) P_Vieira comes on for M_Overmars and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 52 :(aja) G_Puciato runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs J_Miranda
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  But J_Myre reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 56 :(brc) H_Son finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  H_Son hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 57 :(aja) M_Keown breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on M_Zetterer!
          ...  K_Porborsky brings him down!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  James Maund looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 58 :(brc) R_Kopa moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Son
          ...  H_Son goes for the top corner !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gathers it easily
Min. 60 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos is ready to come on to replace M_Keown
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 60 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It floats over M_Zetterer
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 60 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Son
          ...  A vicious shot by H_Son !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Spencer curls it into the box!
          ...  J_Myre with the header
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Coutinho
          ...  H_Son gets something on it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  And Barcelona are leading in the game now
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Barcelona ...
Min. 60 :(brc) The Barcelona manager shouts at them from the touchline to play C
Min. 60 :(aja) D_Bergkamp breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on M_Zetterer!
          ...  J_Myre brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 63 :(brc) B_Spencer runs at S_Kolasinac
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  D_Bergkamp with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  C_Tango speaks with his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  H_Son places the ball on the spot!
          ...  He sends E_Van_d_Sar the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Ajax 0-2 Barcelona...
Min. 64 :(brc) The Barcelona manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 64 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark with a perfectly timed run
          ...  S_Kolasinac is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
Min. 65 :(brc) B_Spencer steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs G_Puciato
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  T_Vermaelen looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 66 :(brc) Coutinho can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  C_Dos_Passos takes possession
Min. 67 :(brc) K_Porborsky runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to H_Son
          ...  H_Son from 20 yards !
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 68 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark with a slick pass to R_Kopa
          ...  R_Kopa with the cheeky shot!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar with the difficult save
Min. 68 :(aja) G_Puciato turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  B_Spencer with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  C_Tango calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Bryngar Myre looks relieved
Min. 74 :(aja) I_Muniain with a short pass to find D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But M_Zetterer tips it over
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 74 :(aja) T_Vermaelen with a slick pass to G_Puciato
          ...  Ciaran_Clark stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 75 :(brc) Xavi is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Kopa is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 75 :(brc) a big roar from the crowd as G_Wilkinson comes on for H_Son to play DF
Min. 79 :(brc) K_Porborsky hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Marco_Rojo latches onto it!
          ...  Marco_Rojo goes for the top corner !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 80 :(brc) G_Wilkinson with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  G_Wilkinson with the chance !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Coutinho floats the ball in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of E_Van_d_Sar
Min. 81 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky throws a punch
          ...  J_Myre slumps to the ground
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 85 :(brc) B_Spencer off the woodwork.
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj picks up the deflection
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 86 :(aja) M_Van_D_Hoorn barges G_Wilkinson off the ball
          ...  B_Spencer with a superb challenge
          ...  C_Tango has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  I_Muniain swings it in
          ...  J_Cruijff takes control of it!
          ...  But G_Wilkinson comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(brc) Xavi runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of J_Myre
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  J_Myre with the overhead !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 92 :(brc) K_Porborsky turns on a sixpence
          ...  K_Porborsky lobs E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved

*************  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          : J_Cruijff
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Puciato (3), Tomas_Rosicky (81)
Injured              : N/A
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : H_Son (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : H_Son (60,63 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Kopa (15), J_Myre (60), Ciaran_Clark (74)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       21
Off target           :           5        |       11
On target            :           3        |       10
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           1        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           8        |       14
Key Tackles          :           3        |       5
Key Passes           :           7        |       13
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Final Score          : Ajax 0 - 2 Barcelona
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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 |  93   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  51   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  29  12   7  21 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  29   8   8  33 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   9   6  31 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
I_Muniain      MF   1  11  29   8  24 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  29   7  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -1
J_Cruijff      MF   1   7  28  11  11 |  93   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  20 -20
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9  10  30  42 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   9
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  31  11  10  11 |  42   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  28  11   5  22 |  32   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  40   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Barcelona
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Zetterer     GK  39   3   3   3  32 |  93   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
J_Myre         DF   2  32   9   8  39 |  93   0   1   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  18  -2  10
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  32   9   8  24 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  -2
J_Miranda      DF   2  30  11   7  21 |  93   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  80  20  22
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  28  11   7  30 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  34   8  23 |  76   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8   8
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  31  13  31 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  12  30  10  23 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
Coutinho       MF   3   6  28   8  21 |  93   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  70  20
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  27   8  21 |  93   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  10
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  31  20 |  76   0   0   0   0   8   2   0   0   0   0   0 113
Barthez        GK  31   5   3   1  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  33  10   8  31 |  17   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Xavi           MF   1   5  30  10  31 |  17   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Mbappe       FW   2   7   7  27  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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