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Elite League Cup Match 2

Ajax - FC Porto

Elite League Cup Group Match, Ajax vs. FC Porto (Thu May 30)


                                 Ajax  |  FC Porto
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-4-2 N
                          James Maund  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK Dino_Zoff
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF S_Bradley
                             Fazio DF  |  DF L_Jones
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF T_Haas
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF J_Nasazzi
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  MF M_Politano
                       F_Ljungberg MF  |  MF R_Neves
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF G_Fofana
                     Tomas_Rosicky MF  |  MF F_Alvares
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW A_Langlitz
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW R_Chamgerlain
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB B_Trautmann
                      C_Dos_Passos SUB |  SUB Maxi
                          J_Crujff SUB |  SUB T_Stavos
                         I_Muniain SUB |  SUB D_Pereira
                         G_Puciato SUB |  SUB J_Garner

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 6  :(fcp) S_Bradley has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Alvaro_Rubio!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  S_Bradley with the header !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And E_Van_d_Sar reacts well to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Fofana floats the ball in!
          ...  It is kicked away by T_Vermaelen
Min. 8  :(aja) Fazio takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott fires a shot at goal !
          ...  The shot slips through Dino_Zoff's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 8  :(fcp) S_Bradley with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Fazio
          ...  He knocks it to T_Haas!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from T_Vermaelen
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Fofana plays it into the danger area!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes the catch!
Min. 10 :(fcp) G_Fofana with the cross-field pass to L_Jones
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  M_Keown takes possession
Min. 13 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain is through on goal
          ...  R_Chamgerlain with the cheeky shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar falls over
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 16 :(aja) M_Keown moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to F_Ljungberg
          ...  F_Ljungberg hits a curling shot!
          ...  What agility from Dino_Zoff
Min. 18 :(fcp) G_Fofana with a glorious long pass to A_Langlitz
          ...  T_Vermaelen takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  J_Hunye reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 18 :(fcp) T_Haas kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Langlitz gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Langlitz fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 20 :(fcp) F_Alvares gets to the by line and finds R_Chamgerlain with a beautiful cross
          ...  But Fazio spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 23 :(fcp) S_Bradley 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 R_Chamgerlain
          ...  Oscar_Serrano knocks the ball back to E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Politano chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Fazio gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 31 :(fcp) M_Politano runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of R_Chamgerlain
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Fazio belts it clear
Min. 33 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain beats Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  R_Chamgerlain with the crafty shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 35 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to D_Bergkamp
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from T_Haas
Min. 35 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky spits at M_Politano
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 35 :(fcp) J_Nasazzi takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  J_Nasazzi hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 35 :(aja) M_Keown pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  J_Nasazzi rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from J_Hunye
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano swings it in
          ...  T_Wallcott gets on the end of it
          ...  T_Wallcott tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 36 :(fcp) M_Politano pass splits open the defence and finds T_Haas
          ...  T_Haas has a dig at goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 37 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Nasazzi
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in T_Wallcott!
          ...  T_Wallcott hits a curling shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 38 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain knocks it past Oscar_Serrano and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  P_Vieira fouls badly
          ...  J_Hunye will want to speak to him
          ...  J_Hunye gave him a strong warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  M_Politano swings it in
          ...  F_Alvares takes control of it!
          ...  F_Alvares strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gathers it comfortably
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) F_Ljungberg with an incisive pass to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball

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

Min. 46 :(fcp) M_Politano with a reverse pass to A_Langlitz
          ...  Oscar_Serrano slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 49 :(fcp) F_Alvares is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to J_Nasazzi
          ...  What a shot from J_Nasazzi !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 50 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos is coming on for Alvaro_Rubio and playing DF
Min. 51 :(aja) J_Crujff is coming on and P_Vieira is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 52 :(aja) Up goes the substitution board - G_Puciato on for D_Bergkamp as a FW
Min. 53 :(aja) T_Vermaelen sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to G_Puciato
          ...  S_Bradley makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 54 :(aja) J_Crujff looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to T_Wallcott
          ...  But J_Nasazzi reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 54 :(aja) Fazio hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  T_Wallcott latches onto it!
          ...  M_Politano with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 55 :(aja) J_Crujff cuts the ball back to Oscar_Serrano
          ...  Oscar_Serrano with a thundering drive!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  And Ajax are leading in the game now
          ...  Ajax 1-0 FC Porto ...
Min. 55 :(fcp) A_Langlitz spits at Fazio
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Roberto Ciccotelli looks relieved
          ...  James Maund is far from happy with that decision
Min. 57 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  S_Bradley gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 58 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  J_Nasazzi takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 61 :(fcp) M_Politano with the header on
          ...  He finds R_Chamgerlain in space
          ...  Fazio fouls badly
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 65 :(fcp) R_Neves looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  T_Vermaelen with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 66 :(aja) T_Wallcott holds the ball up
          ...  He sees G_Puciato in space!
          ...  G_Puciato with the chance !
          ...  Saved by Dino_Zoff
Min. 67 :(aja) T_Wallcott sidesteps G_Fofana
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  The cross hits T_Wallcott on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Fazio gets on the end of it
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 68 :(aja) J_Crujff has it now
          ...  He takes on G_Fofana
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Tomas_Rosicky!
          ...  T_Haas reads the play well
Min. 69 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  G_Puciato pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  J_Hunye has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by J_Hunye!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  R_Neves passes to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from R_Chamgerlain !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 71 :(fcp) S_Bradley takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  S_Bradley launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 74 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to F_Ljungberg
          ...  A cheeky lob from F_Ljungberg !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
Min. 75 :(aja) J_Crujff looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to G_Puciato
          ...  A thundering drive by G_Puciato !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The FC Porto fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 75 :(fcp) F_Alvares runs at C_Dos_Passos
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  F_Alvares with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 77 :(fcp) S_Bradley with an intelligent ball to M_Politano
          ...  But Fazio slides in
Min. 78 :(fcp) R_Neves holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  R_Chamgerlain with the side footed shot!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 81 :(aja) M_Keown turns past R_Neves
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  M_Keown with a terrific drive !
          ...  Dino_Zoff makes a good save
Min. 82 :(aja) G_Puciato sidesteps S_Bradley
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  But J_Nasazzi with the fine tackle
Min. 83 :(aja) Fazio slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  A_Langlitz forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Crujff curls it into the box!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano gets on the end of it
          ...  Dino_Zoff saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 84 :(aja) J_Crujff is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  But L_Jones wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) T_Wallcott gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  T_Wallcott has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  What agility from Dino_Zoff
Min. 88 :(fcp) F_Alvares jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  J_Crujff fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  James Maund looks relieved
Min. 89 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  T_Haas decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  A powerful shot by T_Haas !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 91 :(aja) T_Vermaelen finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  But J_Nasazzi slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be

*************  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          : Fazio (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Oscar_Serrano (55)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Vermaelen (18), Fazio (61)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : S_Bradley
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Politano (54)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       13
Off target           :           6        |       7
On target            :           8        |       6
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :          11        |       10
Key Tackles          :           8        |       10
Key Passes           :          15        |       16
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 0 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 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  94   0   4   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  78  18  -1
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10  10
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  58   8  -2
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  29  12  19 |  94   0   2   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  40   0  45
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  54   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  55   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   6   0   0   0   0   0  10  24
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  27  11   5  22 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  30  11  28 |  40   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  90  20
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  29   8  24 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  29  42 |  39   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11

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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Dino_Zoff      GK  33   2   2   3  30 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
S_Bradley      DF   2  28  13   7  21 |  94   0   2   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
L_Jones        DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Haas         DF   2  25  12   7  11 |  94   0   2   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  10  11
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  25   8   5  41 |  94   0   4   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  80   0  11
M_Politano     MF   3   5  29   9  41 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
R_Neves        MF   2   5  29   4  33 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  28   7  21 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  28   8  22 |  94   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20  10  -9
A_Langlitz     FW   3   8  11  28  32 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  27  20 |  94   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  10  13
B_Trautmann    GK  29   2   1   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  29   8   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Stavos       DF   3  28  12   5  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  12  29   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  29  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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