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Elite League, Week 1

Ajax 1 - 0 Barcelona

Elite League Match, Ajax vs. Barcelona (Thu Oct 12)


                                 Ajax  |  Barcelona
                            4-1-3-2 C  |  5-4-1 C
                          James Maund  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK Romero
                      C_dos_Passos DF  |  DF B_Myre
                         V_Kompany DF  |  DF G_Wilkinson
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF J_Myre
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF Ciaran_Clark
                     Oscar_Serrano DM  |  DF J_Miranda
                       R_Pletikosa MF  |  MF R_Kopa
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF Xavi
                        Ian_Wright FW  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW M_Hunt
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB M_De_Sanctis
                           M_Keown SUB |  SUB G_Bale
                            J_Stam SUB |  SUB Maradona
                          S_Marlet SUB |  SUB H_Son
                        A_Arshavin SUB |  SUB Odegaard

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(aja) P_Vieira brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Driven towards goal by D_Bergkamp !
          ...  But Romero makes a fine save
Min. 2  :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Myre
          ...  J_Myre runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Ajax fans taunt him!
Min. 3  :(aja) D_Bergkamp beats the defender
          ...  J_Myre with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 5  :(brc) J_Myre finds himself in a good position
          ...  C_dos_Passos gets to the ball first
Min. 8  :(brc) B_Myre takes advantage of a mistake by Ian_Wright
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  B_Myre with a thundering shot!
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 15 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio is hurt
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
Min. 15 :(aja) M_Keown is being prepared to come on
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 16 :(aja) J_Crujff has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past B_Myre
          ...  He knocks it to D_Bergkamp!
          ...  D_Bergkamp fires a shot at goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He dives on the ground and his team mates follow him!!
          ...  And Ajax are leading in the game now
          ...  Ajax 1-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 17 :(aja) Ajax changed their strategy to play D
Min. 17 :(brc) B_Myre finds his way through
          ...  He lost his man too easily
          ...  B_Myre with a blistering shot !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a good save
Min. 17 :(aja) S_Kolasinac could get a shot on goal here
          ...  Xavi with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 23 :(brc) Xavi finds M_Hunt in the box
          ...  But C_dos_Passos slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 23 :(aja) J_Crujff with a slide rule pass to Ian_Wright
          ...  B_Spencer fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 25 :(aja) S_Kolasinac drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to D_Bergkamp
          ...  J_Myre beats him to the ball
Min. 27 :(aja) P_Vieira hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  D_Bergkamp latches onto it!
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a stunning strike !
          ...  Romero is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 27 :(brc) M_Hunt runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  Ian_Wright gathers up the loose ball
Min. 29 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But J_Myre clears the ball to safety
Min. 33 :(aja) P_Vieira kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  C_dos_Passos gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  G_Wilkinson reads the play well
Min. 37 :(aja) R_Pletikosa takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Bergkamp
          ...  Ciaran_Clark knocks the ball back to Romero
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Romero!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Romero
Min. 39 :(brc) Xavi takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Spencer
          ...  D_Bergkamp wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(brc) R_Kopa knocks it forward
          ...  V_Kompany slips
          ...  B_Myre gets to it!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But B_Kuipers waves play on!!!
Min. 44 :(aja) Ian_Wright slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  R_Kopa with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over
          ...  B_Kuipers is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 46 :(aja) C_dos_Passos runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  C_dos_Passos tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But Romero makes a superb stop down low.

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 1-0 Barcelona

Min. 46 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 48 :(aja) S_Marlet comes on for R_Pletikosa and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 48 :(aja) P_Vieira with a slide rule pass to Ian_Wright
          ...  B_Myre muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him for a talk
Min. 49 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano with a precise pass to M_Keown
          ...  M_Keown hits a great drive!
          ...  But Romero punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 49 :(aja) P_Vieira twists his ankle!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 49 :(aja) J_Stam will replace P_Vieira and play MF
Min. 50 :(aja) Ian_Wright off the woodwork.
          ...  D_Bergkamp picks up the deflection
          ...  But M_Hunt with the fine tackle
Min. 50 :(brc) Xavi controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  V_Kompany with the tackle
Min. 51 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj brings it under control
          ...  He takes on C_dos_Passos
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in B_Spencer!
          ...  J_Crujff with a nasty foul
          ...  B_Kuipers will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 53 :(aja) S_Marlet with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Miranda
          ...  He knocks it to Oscar_Serrano!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But Romero reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 65 :(brc) Barcelona are switching their playing style to A
Min. 68 :(aja) J_Crujff plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Stam decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Stam hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  It floats over Romero
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 70 :(brc) Odegaard is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Miranda is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 70 :(brc) H_Son is being brought on
          ...  B_Spencer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 70 :(brc) Maradona replaces R_Kopa to play as a AM
Min. 72 :(brc) M_Hunt 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!
          ...  Maradona receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Maradona leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Xavi
          ...  The danger is dealt with by C_dos_Passos
Min. 77 :(aja) J_Crujff with a glorious 60-yard pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  But Ciaran_Clark clears the danger
Min. 81 :(aja) S_Marlet has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past B_Myre
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  Blocked by G_Wilkinson
Min. 86 :(aja) S_Marlet brings it under control
          ...  He takes on B_Myre
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets his head to the ball !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Barcelona fans taunt him!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(aja) S_Marlet sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to C_dos_Passos
          ...  Ciaran_Clark anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 90 :(brc) J_Myre is hurt
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
          ...  The Manager has already made his 3 subs!
          ...  They will have to play a man down!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Amsterdam Arena
Attendance           : 150,000
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : D_Bergkamp (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Bergkamp (16)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Crujff (51)
Injured              : Alvaro_Rubio (15), P_Vieira (49)
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : Adnan_Januzaj
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Spencer (23), R_Kopa (44)
Injured              : J_Myre (90)
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |   Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       5
Off target           :           3        |       4
On target            :           5        |       1
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           3        |       8
Key Tackles          :           6        |       8
Key Passes           :          16        |       8
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 0 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 |  96   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  96   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 100   0   5
V_Kompany      DF   2  28  11   8  33 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  27  10   9  11 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Oscar_Serrano  DM   2  16  28  12  19 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  30  25
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  29   8  40 |  50   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  96   0   0   4   1   0   0   1   0   0  -2  53  -2
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |  51   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   4   1   0   0   0  20   0  37
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  26  12   7  21 |  81   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
J_Stam         MF   2  26   8   7  29 |  45   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  29   8  22 |  46   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |   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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Romero         GK  39   2   5   1  22 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
B_Myre         DF   1  33  14   6  30 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  29  10   7  31 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Myre         DF   2  29   9   7  39 |  92   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  29   8   8  24 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -20 -20
J_Miranda      DF   2  27  10   7  21 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
R_Kopa         MF   2  14  31   8  23 |  72   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  29  12  31 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Xavi           MF   1   5  28   9  31 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  11  27  10  23 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Hunt         FW   2   9   8  34  33 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
M_De_Sanctis   GK  27   8   5   5  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Bale         DF   2  31  11   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maradona       AM   1  11  26  16  18 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
H_Son          FW   2   8  10  27  20 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Odegaard       FW   2   4   5  27  31 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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