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Elite League Cup Match 1

Ajax 0 - 2 Real Madrid

Elite League Cup Group Match, Ajax vs. Real Madrid (Wed Oct 25)


                                 Ajax  |  Real Madrid
                              5-3-2 N  |  3-4-1-2 A
                          James Maund  |  Gareth Williams
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK Silvio_Proto
                      C_dos_Passos DF  |  DF D_Kuzmanovic
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF W_Lavezzi
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF J_Conroy
                            J_Stam DF  |  MF Preety
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  MF L_Copland
                       R_Pletikosa MF  |  MF Luis_Garcia
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF D_Savicevic
                          S_Marlet MF  |  AM J_Gandolfini
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  FW C_Arrache
                        A_Arshavin FW  |  FW D_Nelisse
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB A_Zogbo
                         V_Kompany SUB |  SUB J_Zanetti
                       S_Kolasinac SUB |  SUB J_Flanagan
                        M_Overmars SUB |  SUB Granit_Xhaka
                        Ian_Wright SUB |  SUB Matej_Vydra

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 3  :(rmd) C_Arrache with the kinky dribble
          ...  C_Arrache with the drive!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 4  :(rmd) D_Savicevic is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  D_Nelisse latches onto the ball
          ...  J_Stam slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Arrache plays it towards the near post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar jumps well to claim it!
Min. 5  :(aja) A_Arshavin leaves L_Copland standing
          ...  A_Arshavin looks to see where Silvio_Proto is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pletikosa plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Silvio_Proto jumps well to claim it!
Min. 8  :(aja) S_Marlet could get a shot on goal here
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from J_Conroy
Min. 11 :(aja) A_Arshavin has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past W_Lavezzi
          ...  He knocks it to J_Stam!
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Silvio_Proto misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Keown hits it into the box!
          ...  Silvio_Proto reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 14 :(aja) J_Crujff finds D_Bergkamp on the edge of the box
          ...  W_Lavezzi cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 14 :(rmd) Preety backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Luis_Garcia gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Keown slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 15 :(aja) D_Bergkamp sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  D_Savicevic seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 15 :(aja) C_dos_Passos is down clutching his leg
          ...  He is ok to carry on though
Min. 18 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  A_Arshavin gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from W_Lavezzi
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Vermaelen plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Silvio_Proto makes the catch!
Min. 20 :(aja) S_Marlet cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_Gandolfini reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 21 :(aja) C_dos_Passos with an in swinging cross to D_Bergkamp
          ...  W_Lavezzi makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 22 :(aja) S_Marlet slides the ball across to J_Crujff
          ...  J_Crujff tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But Silvio_Proto palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 25 :(rmd) Preety retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  J_Gandolfini gets on the end of it
          ...  J_Stam takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 26 :(rmd) Luis_Garcia looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to D_Kuzmanovic
          ...  T_Vermaelen with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 26 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi makes himself available
          ...  W_Lavezzi with the attempt at goal!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 27 :(rmd) J_Conroy beats J_Stam
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_Conroy hits a curling shot!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 30 :(rmd) D_Nelisse with a burst of pace
          ...  J_Crujff with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
Min. 30 :(rmd) L_Copland is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to J_Gandolfini
          ...  J_Gandolfini has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  Lets see if Real Madrid can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Real Madrid ...
Min. 31 :(aja) S_Marlet knocks it forward
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic slips
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets to it!
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Silvio_Proto parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 32 :(aja) R_Pletikosa finds S_Marlet in acres of space
          ...  S_Marlet fires the shot in!
          ...  Silvio_Proto manages to turn it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pletikosa hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The ball comes to D_Bergkamp
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Silvio_Proto is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And Silvio_Proto reacts well to palm it behind!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pletikosa chips the ball into the area!
          ...  The ball comes to S_Marlet
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 35 :(aja) R_Pletikosa finds D_Bergkamp on the edge of the box
          ...  W_Lavezzi wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 36 :(rmd) Preety holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to D_Nelisse
          ...  D_Nelisse has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It floats over E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 38 :(rmd) D_Savicevic with electric pace
          ...  He eases past J_Stam
          ...  C_dos_Passos with a nasty foul
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere will want to speak to him
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 38 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi with the first time flick to C_Arrache
          ...  S_Marlet hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Savicevic plays it towards the near post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes the catch!
Min. 39 :(aja) D_Bergkamp is first to the ball
          ...  A thundering drive by D_Bergkamp !
          ...  Silvio_Proto saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Marlet chips the ball into the area!
          ...  A_Arshavin gets to it!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Silvio_Proto dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Silvio_Proto beaten!
Min. 40 :(aja) S_Marlet with a 40-yard pass to Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  J_Gandolfini plays it back
          ...  Silvio_Proto slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Crujff chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  The ball comes to M_Keown
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Marlet lofts the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to J_Crujff
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But Silvio_Proto makes an easy save
Min. 42 :(aja) A_Arshavin beats J_Conroy
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves F_De_Bleeckere
          ...  A_Arshavin with the crafty shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pletikosa plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Silvio_Proto
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(aja) S_Marlet slumps to the ground!
          ...  He gets up again though
          ...  He signals to the bench he is ok to continue
Min. 46 :(rmd) C_Arrache with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past R_Pletikosa
          ...  A thundering drive by C_Arrache !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into E_Van_d_Sar arms
          ...  He's spilt it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He'll want to forget about that quickly!
          ...  Ajax 0-2 Real Madrid ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 0-2 Real Madrid

Min. 46 :(rmd) Preety can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to C_Arrache
          ...  M_Keown tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Copland lofts the ball in!
          ...  M_Keown gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 48 :(aja) S_Kolasinac will come on for Alvaro_Rubio and play DF
Min. 48 :(aja) M_Keown is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  Silvio_Proto can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  Silvio_Proto has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 49 :(aja) V_Kompany will replace C_dos_Passos and play DF
Min. 49 :(rmd) Preety hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  C_Arrache collects the loose ball!
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  V_Kompany picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 50 :(aja) M_Overmars is coming on for R_Pletikosa and will play MF
Min. 50 :(rmd) D_Nelisse sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  D_Nelisse with a little chip!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 54 :(aja) J_Crujff with an intelligent ball to S_Kolasinac
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's F_De_Bleeckere going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 54 :(rmd) D_Savicevic takes advantage of a mistake by T_Vermaelen
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  D_Savicevic curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 56 :(aja) J_Crujff takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp fires the shot in!
          ...  But Silvio_Proto punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 59 :(aja) V_Kompany runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  J_Conroy tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the thundering drive
          ...  Silvio_Proto makes a good save
Min. 61 :(aja) J_Crujff with the through ball to A_Arshavin
          ...  But D_Kuzmanovic wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 67 :(aja) J_Crujff cuts inside W_Lavezzi
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  W_Lavezzi does well to get the tackle in
Min. 67 :(rmd) L_Copland cuts inside V_Kompany
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  But J_Stam will cut out the threat
Min. 70 :(rmd) Granit_Xhaka is being brought on
          ...  Preety is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 76 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past S_Kolasinac!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  V_Kompany with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  C_Arrache hits it hard
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Nelisse curls it into the box!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes out and claims it!
Min. 77 :(aja) J_Crujff back heels to find D_Bergkamp in space
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 78 :(rmd) There's going to be a change
          ...  J_Zanetti will come on for D_Kuzmanovic and play DF
Min. 78 :(aja) M_Keown has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Conroy
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the strike !
          ...  Silvio_Proto parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 79 :(rmd) L_Copland with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Stam
          ...  He knocks it to J_Gandolfini!
          ...  T_Vermaelen takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 79 :(rmd) Luis_Garcia retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Granit_Xhaka latches onto the end of it
          ...  M_Overmars reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 81 :(aja) S_Marlet has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Conroy
          ...  He puts in M_Keown!
          ...  M_Keown hits a curling shot!
          ...  But Silvio_Proto reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on Silvio_Proto anyway
Min. 82 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra replaces an unhappy C_Arrache and will play as a FW
Min. 83 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini gains control of the loose ball
          ...  J_Gandolfini flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 84 :(aja) A_Arshavin skips the challenge from W_Lavezzi
          ...  J_Zanetti rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's F_De_Bleeckere going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 85 :(aja) A_Arshavin looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  W_Lavezzi reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 87 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini back heels to find Matej_Vydra in space
          ...  Matej_Vydra from 20 yards !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(rmd) Luis_Garcia sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to J_Zanetti
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by S_Kolasinac
Min. 90 :(aja) M_Overmars finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  M_Overmars has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 91 :(aja) D_Bergkamp knocks the ball past the lunge of J_Conroy
          ...  J_Zanetti slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 92 :(rmd) D_Nelisse takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  D_Nelisse with a little chip!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!

*************  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
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Vermaelen (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : W_Lavezzi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Gandolfini (30), C_Arrache (46)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Conroy (59)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |   Real Madrid
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       12
Off target           :           8        |       4
On target            :           9        |       8
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           9        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       6
Key Tackles          :           9        |       16
Key Passes           :          16        |       13
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Final Score          : Ajax 0 - 2 Real Madrid
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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 |  93   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  50   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  49   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |  93   0   3   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  20   6
J_Stam         DF   2  26   8   7  29 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  29   8  40 |  51   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  93   0   0   5   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  29   8  22 |  93   0   1   4   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  40   6
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  93   0   0   1   0   7   0   0   0   0   0  10  27
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   3
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
V_Kompany      DF   2  28  11   8  33 |  43   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  27  10   9  11 |  44   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  26  13  32 |  42   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Real Madrid
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Silvio_Proto   GK  39   3   1   3  15 |  93  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 105   0   0   0
D_Kuzmanovic   DF   2  33   9   7  40 |  79   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
W_Lavezzi      DF   2  31  14   7  45 |  93   0   6   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 160  10   5
J_Conroy       DF   2  30  13  10  21 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -1
Preety         MF   1  10  40   6  28 |  71   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
L_Copland      MF   1   8  31   6  21 |  93   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  55  20
Luis_Garcia    MF   2   7  28   5  11 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
D_Savicevic    MF   1   8  27   9  21 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
J_Gandolfini   AM   3   9  26  19  12 |  93   0   2   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  40  10  35
C_Arrache      FW   2  10   5  35  34 |  83   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  32
D_Nelisse      FW   4   7   6  32  42 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
A_Zogbo        GK  30   4   3   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  27  11   9  41 |  14   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Flanagan     DF   2  23   8   4  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  10  29   7  21 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  10   7  28  13 |  10   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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