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Elite League, Week 15

Ajax 1 - 0 Marseille

Elite League Match, Ajax vs. Marseille (Sun Aug 11)


                                 Ajax  |  Marseille
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-4-2 T
                          James Maund  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                             Fazio DF  |  DF S_Byram
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF B_Hangeland
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF Y_Sankhare
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF I_Perisic
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                         I_Muniain MF  |  MF P_Viera
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW Sheringham
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB S_Given
                       S_Kolasinac SUB |  SUB J_Paintsil
                      C_Dos_Passos SUB |  SUB A_Valencia
                     Tomas_Rosicky SUB |  SUB J_Chimp
                          M_Somers SUB |  SUB A_Douglas

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 2  :(aja) P_Vieira with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  P_Vieira with a thundering drive!
          ...  R_Higuita can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  R_Higuita has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 2  :(msl) J_Pedro with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  T_Vermaelen seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 3  :(aja) M_Keown loses his marker
          ...  M_Keown with a blistering shot !
          ...  R_Higuita fists it away
Min. 6  :(msl) Sheringham takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
Min. 8  :(aja) J_Crujff runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 11 :(msl) P_Viera plays in Z_Zidane with a beautiful ball
          ...  Cleared by Fazio
Min. 13 :(aja) I_Muniain sprints forward with the ball
          ...  J_Pedro intercepts the pass
Min. 14 :(aja) Fazio makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  Fazio attempts the shot!
          ...  R_Higuita watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 14 :(msl) L_Koscielny cuts the ball back to S_Byram
          ...  M_Keown takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 15 :(aja) D_Bergkamp flicks it past the defender
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the header !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 15 :(msl) S_Byram pushes it past the defender
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 16 :(aja) I_Muniain flicks the ball through
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio runs onto it!
          ...  Cleaned up by M_Dickinson
Min. 20 :(aja) T_Vermaelen drives it forward to T_Wallcott
          ...  Cleaned up by S_Byram
Min. 24 :(msl) I_Perisic is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Sheringham
          ...  Fazio slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 26 :(aja) J_Crujff sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  D_Bergkamp runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  J_Pedro with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 27 :(aja) T_Vermaelen with a one-touch layoff to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 29 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  T_Wallcott collects the loose ball!
          ...  T_Wallcott with a powerful downward header!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 30 :(aja) P_Vieira is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  But J_Pedro reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 32 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  J_Pedro with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  I_Muniain knocks it forward
          ...  T_Wallcott gets on the end of it
          ...  T_Wallcott looks to see where E_Van_d_Sar is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But R_Higuita tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira chips the ball into the area!
          ...  B_Hangeland wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 33 :(aja) M_Keown cuts inside J_Pedro
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  M_Keown hits a great shot !
          ...  R_Higuita parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 33 :(msl) Sheringham makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 34 :(aja) T_Wallcott slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  T_Wallcott with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  R_Higuita gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic save by R_Higuita to tip it wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano plays it towards the near post!
          ...  R_Higuita comes out and claims it!
Min. 34 :(msl) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  I_Perisic seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio belts it clear
Min. 38 :(aja) P_Vieira with the first time pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  R_Higuita is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano plays it into the danger area!
          ...  R_Higuita easily catches it!
Min. 40 :(msl) Z_Zidane with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from T_Vermaelen
          ...  T_Vermaelen recovers to win the ball back
Min. 42 :(aja) I_Muniain with the header on
          ...  He finds T_Wallcott in space
          ...  T_Wallcott has a go!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged R_Higuita
          ...  That's given Ajax the advantage!
          ...  Ajax 1-0 Marseille ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) It looks as though Ajax is now playing D
Min. 43 :(aja) I_Muniain with the heel pass to P_Vieira
          ...  The cross hits P_Vieira on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 44 :(msl) I_Perisic looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Sheringham
          ...  M_Keown tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Perisic floats the ball in!
          ...  Fazio wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away

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

Min. 46 :(aja) D_Bergkamp barges B_Hangeland off the ball
          ...  D_Bergkamp must beat R_Higuita!
          ...  R_Higuita takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 47 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs J_Pedro
          ...  He puts in P_Vieira!
          ...  P_Vieira with the chance !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 47 :(msl) I_Perisic sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Y_Sankhare
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio with the block
Min. 49 :(msl) Y_Sankhare looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards Sheringham
          ...  M_Keown slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 50 :(aja) S_Kolasinac takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Fazio
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 50 :(aja) P_Vieira hoists the ball across to D_Bergkamp
          ...  B_Hangeland wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 51 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira is clean through!
          ...  He tries to take it round R_Higuita
          ...  He tries to slide it past R_Higuita
          ...  R_Higuita smothers the ball !!
Min. 52 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky is being brought on
          ...  J_Crujff is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 54 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky spits at B_Hangeland
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  P_Graham reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 58 :(aja) D_Bergkamp beats S_Byram
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a bicycle kick !
          ...  R_Higuita is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 58 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  T_Wallcott keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  M_Dickinson with a clumsy challenge
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky floats it forward
          ...  T_Wallcott latches onto the end of it
          ...  L_Koscielny slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  R_Higuita jumps well to claim it!
Min. 60 :(aja) P_Vieira races into the box
          ...  He sees T_Wallcott lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  T_Wallcott belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  But R_Higuita reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 61 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Oscar_Serrano
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 67 :(msl) Sheringham rushes through the defence
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio fouls badly
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 72 :(aja) I_Muniain is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a terrific drive !
          ...  But R_Higuita makes an easy save
Min. 80 :(aja) P_Vieira back heels to find I_Muniain in space
          ...  Cleared by S_Byram
Min. 83 :(aja) P_Vieira kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky drives the ball low !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 85 :(aja) P_Vieira sidesteps M_Dickinson
          ...  L_Koscielny stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(aja) T_Wallcott jumps over B_Hangeland's challenge
          ...  What a shot from T_Wallcott !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Marseille fans behind the goal spread their arms out

*************  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          : T_Wallcott (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Wallcott (42)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Tomas_Rosicky (54), Alvaro_Rubio (67)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : R_Higuita
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Pedro (32)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |   Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :          21        |       0
Off target           :          13        |       0
On target            :           8        |       0
Possession           :          63        |       37
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           6        |       8
Key Tackles          :          11        |       9
Key Passes           :          17        |       6
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 0 Marseille
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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   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  94   0   4   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  78  -2  -2
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  53   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
M_Keown        DF   3  29  12   7  21 |  94   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 100   0  11
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  94   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  31  11  28 |  55   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  94   0   0   6   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  60  13
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  17  29  12  19 |  64   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
I_Muniain      MF   1  11  29   8  24 |  94   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  23
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   8   1   0   0   0  20  20  89
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  30  11   9  11 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  28  11   5  22 |  30   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  39   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1
M_Somers       FW   1   6   9  17  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Marseille
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  94  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  33  11   8  36 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
S_Byram        DF   3  33   9   7  32 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  32   8   9  33 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
B_Hangeland    DF   2  31  11   8  32 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   9  34  12  36 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  33   6  11 |  94   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  31   7  28 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
P_Viera        MF   3  10  30   8  41 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  33  34 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Sheringham     FW   2   6   8  30  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Given        GK  31   2   1   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  29  13   9  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Valencia     DF   2  26   8   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Chimp        MF   3   7  26   5  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Douglas      FW   2   4   5  25  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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