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Elite League, Week 7

Ajax 0 - 1 FC Porto

Elite League Match, Ajax vs. FC Porto (Sun Nov 19)


                                 Ajax  |  FC Porto
                              4-4-2 P  |  4-1-2-1-2 C
                          James Maund  |  Shaun Winzor
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                      C_dos_Passos DF  |  DF B_Moore
                         V_Kompany DF  |  DF C_Obasi
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF Maxi
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF S_Bradley
                       R_Pletikosa MF  |  DM S_Winzor
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF D_Pereira
                          S_Marlet MF  |  MF G_Fofana
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  AM P_Nedved
                        Ian_Wright FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                        A_Arshavin FW  |  FW G_Mixon
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB Helton
                           M_Keown SUB |  SUB C_Barr
                          P_Vieira SUB |  SUB A_R_Essien
                        M_Overmars SUB |  SUB O_Ruggeri
                        D_Bergkamp SUB |  SUB R_Chamgerlain

Referee: C_Cakir (Turkey)


Min. 2  :(aja) Ian_Wright with a burst of pace
          ...  Ian_Wright hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  D_Marshall is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano floats the ball in!
          ...  D_Marshall jumps well to claim it!
Min. 3  :(aja) Ian_Wright knocks it past D_Pereira and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  E_Adebayor stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
Min. 4  :(aja) J_Crujff with the nod to Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio chases it through, he must score !
          ...  It floats over D_Marshall
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 4  :(fcp) S_Winzor slides the ball across to E_Adebayor
          ...  Oscar_Serrano is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
Min. 5  :(fcp) E_Adebayor runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs S_Kolasinac
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  E_Adebayor with the shot on net !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 6  :(fcp) C_Obasi has it now
          ...  He takes on S_Kolasinac
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in S_Bradley!
          ...  But C_dos_Passos reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 8  :(aja) Ian_Wright controls the ball with ease
          ...  Ian_Wright tries to beat D_Marshall!
          ...  D_Marshall saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 10 :(aja) R_Pletikosa looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Oscar_Serrano
          ...  B_Moore with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 12 :(aja) S_Marlet miskicks!
          ...  He finds V_Kompany though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  V_Kompany blasts it at the goal !
          ...  D_Marshall makes a good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Oscar_Serrano
          ...  D_Marshall reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 12 :(fcp) D_Pereira has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past S_Kolasinac
          ...  He puts in G_Fofana!
          ...  V_Kompany with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 14 :(fcp) B_Moore controls the ball with ease
          ...  B_Moore leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 25 :(aja) R_Pletikosa is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with the side footed shot!
          ...  D_Marshall just watches float over the bar!
Min. 26 :(fcp) Maxi plays in G_Mixon with a beautiful ball
          ...  V_Kompany with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 28 :(fcp) E_Adebayor loses S_Kolasinac
          ...  E_Adebayor tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 29 :(aja) R_Pletikosa plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  A_Arshavin decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  A_Arshavin fires a shot at goal !
          ...  D_Marshall with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of D_Marshall
Min. 30 :(aja) R_Pletikosa turns on a sixpence
          ...  B_Moore reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 32 :(aja) V_Kompany with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  B_Moore hits it out for a throw
Min. 32 :(fcp) G_Mixon is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  Maxi latches onto the ball
          ...  Maxi gets his head to the ball !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  FC Porto go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 32 :(aja) S_Marlet nutmegs B_Moore
          ...  B_Moore with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  C_Cakir called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 33 :(fcp) G_Fofana slides it through the middle to G_Mixon
          ...  A delicate header from G_Mixon !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 35 :(aja) J_Crujff back heels to find A_Arshavin in space
          ...  Maxi plays the back pass
          ...  D_Marshall can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pletikosa hits it towards the far post!
          ...  B_Moore clears the corner
Min. 35 :(fcp) G_Mixon picks out E_Adebayor with the cross
          ...  E_Adebayor with a terrific drive !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 38 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Maxi
          ...  He knocks it to Ian_Wright!
          ...  Ian_Wright hits a curling shot!
          ...  But D_Marshall makes a fine save
Min. 42 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from S_Bradley
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Maxi
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(fcp) C_Obasi has it now
          ...  He takes on S_Marlet
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in P_Nedved!
          ...  P_Nedved with a powerful diving header!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And E_Van_d_Sar reacts well to palm it behind!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Winzor curls it into the box!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar jumps well to claim it!
Min. 46 :(aja) C_dos_Passos flicks it past C_Obasi
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  C_dos_Passos with a thundering drive!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 48 :(aja) M_Overmars is being prepared to come on
          ...  Oscar_Serrano is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 49 :(aja) M_Keown comes on for S_Kolasinac and takes up a DF role

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 0-1 FC Porto

Min. 47 :(fcp) G_Mixon takes advantage of a mistake by M_Keown
          ...  M_Overmars stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 48 :(fcp) G_Mixon beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  G_Mixon with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 50 :(aja) D_Bergkamp replaces A_Arshavin to play as a FW
Min. 54 :(aja) Ian_Wright runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  S_Bradley hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of D_Marshall
Min. 57 :(aja) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  D_Bergkamp is through!
          ...  C_Obasi with the block
Min. 58 :(fcp) B_Moore with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  C_dos_Passos with a nasty foul
          ...  C_Cakir will want to speak to him
Min. 63 :(aja) M_Overmars shoves D_Pereira in the chest!!
          ...  C_Cakir has seen it!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  C_Cakir reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 65 :(fcp) C_Barr is being prepared to come on
          ...  Maxi is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 65 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri is coming on for G_Fofana and will play MF
Min. 67 :(fcp) The FC Porto manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 67 :(aja) S_Marlet flicks the ball through
          ...  D_Bergkamp runs onto it!
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 67 :(fcp) E_Adebayor gains control of the loose ball
          ...  E_Adebayor with a powerful diving header!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets his fingertips to it
Min. 69 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with the heel pass to M_Overmars
          ...  C_Obasi cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 70 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain is being brought on
          ...  E_Adebayor is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 71 :(aja) C_dos_Passos with a precise pass to V_Kompany
          ...  C_Barr wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars hits it into the box!
          ...  S_Winzor reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 76 :(fcp) P_Nedved takes advantage of a mistake by Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  D_Bergkamp fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  C_Cakir warns him
Min. 76 :(fcp) B_Moore has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past V_Kompany
          ...  He puts in R_Chamgerlain!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio takes possession
Min. 77 :(aja) R_Pletikosa with a neat pass into Ian_Wright
          ...  C_Barr forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Keown lofts the ball in!
          ...  D_Marshall makes the catch!
Min. 78 :(aja) R_Pletikosa heads the ball back to C_dos_Passos
          ...  R_Chamgerlain goes in studs first
Min. 79 :(fcp) P_Nedved pass splits open the defence and finds R_Chamgerlain
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio hits it out for a throw
Min. 87 :(fcp) P_Nedved sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  But Alvaro_Rubio reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes possession
          ...  He's got no outlet
          ...  He decides to go alone
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by O_Ruggeri
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  D_Marshall makes the catch!

*************  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          : R_Pletikosa
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : V_Kompany (12), M_Overmars (63)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : B_Moore (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Maxi (32)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       9
Off target           :           5        |       4
On target            :           4        |       5
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           8        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       9
Key Tackles          :           6        |       11
Key Passes           :          11        |       9
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Final Score          : Ajax 0 - 1 FC Porto
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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 |  97   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -19
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   3
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  97   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  27  10   9  11 |  49   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  29   8  40 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  29   8  22 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  28  12  19 |  48   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  97   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  54   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
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 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  26  13  32 |  49   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  43   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -19

Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  97  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
B_Moore        DF   2  30  13  11  20 |  97   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 120  10   5
C_Obasi        DF   2  27  11   8  39 |  97   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
Maxi           DF   1  27   8   8  22 |  69   0   2   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  40  10  30
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  12   7  21 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Winzor       DM   3  20  24  10  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  28   7  32 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  26   7  21 |  69   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30  25
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  29  35 |  74   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  27  42 |  97   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0  20  55  22
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Barr         DF   2  31  13  10  27 |  28   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Ruggeri      MF   1   9  26  22  19 |  28   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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