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Elite League Cup Match 3

Ajax 1 - 0 Chelsea

Elite League Cup Groups Match 3, Ajax vs. Chelsea (Wed Nov 28)


                                 Ajax  |  Chelsea
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-1-2-1-2 A
                          James Maund  |  James Houston
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK J_Reina
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF L_Olsen
                             Fazio DF  |  DF Kommper
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF G_Burdisso
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF M_Madl
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  DM Mo_Diame
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF D_Savicevic
                     Tomas_Rosicky MF  |  MF Robertinho
                        M_Overmars MF  |  AM P_Coutinho
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW M_Vucinic
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW Houston
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB J_Bond
                        P_Senderos SUB |  SUB Ajer
                      Alvaro_Rubio SUB |  SUB Juarez
                       F_Ljungberg SUB |  SUB Drexler
                        Ian_Wright SUB |  SUB Edouard

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 1  :(aja) Oscar_Serrano hoists the ball across to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira with the side footed shot!
          ...  But J_Reina makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 6  :(chs) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Robertinho is through!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky with a well timed tackle
          ...  G_Poll didn't like it though
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 7  :(chs) P_Coutinho leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to Kommper
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 8  :(chs) D_Savicevic beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds M_Vucinic
          ...  M_Vucinic attempts to nutmeg E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 11 :(chs) P_Coutinho knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  P_Coutinho with the attempt at goal!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 11 :(aja) D_Bergkamp runs towards the goal
          ...  Mo_Diame with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 13 :(chs) Mo_Diame puts in Houston
          ...  Houston chases it through, he must score !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 15 :(aja) M_Overmars plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  Mo_Diame tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  G_Poll has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by G_Poll!
          ...  Shown a RED CARD!!
Min. 17 :(aja) P_Vieira with the nod to M_Overmars
          ...  M_Overmars hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  J_Reina gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by J_Reina !!
Min. 20 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano knocks it past L_Olsen and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Oscar_Serrano tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  J_Reina with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 20 :(chs) P_Coutinho cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Vucinic
          ...  T_Vermaelen wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 21 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  J_Reina makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 25 :(aja) D_Bergkamp finds himself in acres of space
          ...  Kommper rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  Surely a Penalty!
          ...  Given !!
          ...  Ajax can have few complaints there!
          ...  D_Bergkamp is the man who takes it
          ...  He sends J_Reina the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Lets see if Ajax can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Ajax 1-0 Chelsea...
Min. 27 :(chs) Houston turns past S_Kolasinac
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Houston with his head down lets it go !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 31 :(chs) Houston beats Fazio
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Houston with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes a fine save
Min. 32 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards Fazio
          ...  Fazio fires a shot at goal !
          ...  J_Reina makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 33 :(aja) Fazio brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Kommper
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  Kommper reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 34 :(aja) S_Kolasinac jumps over L_Olsen's challenge
          ...  L_Olsen moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 36 :(chs) D_Savicevic is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to P_Coutinho
          ...  P_Coutinho aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 37 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs M_Madl
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  D_Bergkamp has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  J_Reina falls over
          ...  But J_Reina is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 39 :(aja) E_Van_d_Sar looks in some pain. He'll have to come off
Min. 39 :(aja) G_Langerak is going to be brought on
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play GK
Min. 40 :(aja) T_Wallcott plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  T_Wallcott swings in the shot!
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 40 :(aja) P_Vieira with a glorious 60-yard pass to T_Wallcott
          ...  M_Vucinic is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano sidesteps Kommper
          ...  But M_Madl wins the tackle

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

Min. 46 :(aja) T_Wallcott leaves his marker standing
          ...  T_Wallcott sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  Brilliant save from J_Reina
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 47 :(aja) T_Wallcott picks up a loose ball
          ...  A wicked drive by T_Wallcott !
          ...  But J_Reina comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 48 :(aja) Up goes the substitution board - Ian_Wright on for T_Wallcott as a FW
Min. 49 :(aja) F_Ljungberg replaces an unhappy Tomas_Rosicky and will play as a MF
Min. 49 :(aja) Ian_Wright with a well-controlled run
          ...  A powerful header from Ian_Wright !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 54 :(chs) D_Savicevic finds Houston with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  M_Overmars fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 56 :(chs) Kommper threads the through ball to Houston
          ...  Houston tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  G_Langerak blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 59 :(aja) F_Ljungberg with the diagonal pass M_Overmars
          ...  Houston is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  J_Reina misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Ljungberg plays it into the danger area!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by M_Madl
Min. 61 :(aja) P_Vieira races into the box
          ...  He sees M_Keown lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  L_Olsen cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 62 :(aja) M_Overmars hits a hard pass to F_Ljungberg
          ...  F_Ljungberg throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But J_Reina with the difficult save
Min. 63 :(aja) T_Vermaelen controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  M_Overmars gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  M_Overmars flings a shot at goal !
          ...  J_Reina won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 63 :(chs) P_Coutinho plays in D_Savicevic with a beautiful ball
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 65 :(chs) The Chelsea manager shouts at them from the touchline to play L
Min. 70 :(chs) M_Vucinic loses M_Keown
          ...  Good sliding challenge from T_Vermaelen
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Robertinho drives it into the box!
          ...  Ian_Wright gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 80 :(chs) Ajer comes on for Kommper and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(chs) Juarez is coming on and D_Savicevic is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 80 :(chs) a big roar from the crowd as Edouard comes on for P_Coutinho to play FW
Min. 80 :(aja) T_Vermaelen takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past Robertinho
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Robertinho with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 82 :(aja) M_Overmars pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But G_Burdisso sweeps up the threat
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Johan Cruijff Arena
Attendance           : 145,965
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : D_Bergkamp (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Bergkamp (25 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Tomas_Rosicky (6)
Injured              : E_Van_d_Sar (39)
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : Houston
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : Mo_Diame (15)
Booked               : Kommper (25), M_Vucinic (40), Robertinho (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Chelsea
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       7
Off target           :           3        |       0
On target            :          10        |       7
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       10
Key Tackles          :           4        |       6
Key Passes           :          11        |       7
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 0 Chelsea
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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 |  39   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  29  10   9  11 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  92   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
M_Keown        DF   3  27  12   7  21 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  92   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  29  12  19 |  92   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  92   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  50   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  13  32 |  92   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  92   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  40  20  75
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  49   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |  53   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  31  13   5  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  29   9  10  36 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  42   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  28  23 |  43   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1

Player Statistics - Chelsea
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Reina        GK  35   2   3   1  18 |  92   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  27   8   6  42 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Kommper        DF   1  26   9   8  32 |  81   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
G_Burdisso     DF   2  26   5   9  39 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  25   9   6  22 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
Mo_Diame       DM   2  13  25   7  42 |  15   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
D_Savicevic    MF   1   8  28   9  21 |  81   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Robertinho     MF   3   5  25   5  10 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
P_Coutinho     AM   2   7  25  16  31 |  81   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  20
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   9  26  14 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0 -22 -22 -12
Houston        FW   1   5   7  25  21 |  92   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  20   0  40
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ajer           DF   1  25   7   7  22 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Juarez         MF   3   7  29   7  21 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Drexler        MF   3   8  28   9  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Edouard        FW   3   7   5  25  23 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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