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Elite FA Cup,

Ajax 1 - 1 Werder Bremen

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Ajax vs. Werder Bremen (Wed Jun 24)


                                 Ajax  |  Werder Bremen
                              4-4-2 E  |  4-3-1-2 E
                          James Maund  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                         B_Friedel GK  |  GK J_Pavlenka
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF J_Ekstrand
                      C_Dos_Passos DF  |  DF L_Augustinson
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF Cece_Pepe
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF P_Bargfrede
                     Tomas_Rosicky MF  |  MF Park
                        M_Overmars MF  |  MF Calmac
                        W_Sneijder MF  |  AM F_Kainz
                         G_Puciato FW  |  FW E_Bergkamp
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW N_Kapinga
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB T_Courtois
                             Fazio SUB |  SUB E_Henderson
                     M_Van_D_Hoorn SUB |  SUB A_Addey
                       F_Ljungberg SUB |  SUB Mo_Diame
                        D_Bergkamp SUB |  SUB E_Stranger

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 3  :(wbn) P_Bargfrede with the through ball to J_Ekstrand
          ...  J_Ekstrand attempts a chip!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  B_Friedel pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Zanetti plays it towards the near post!
          ...  B_Friedel catches it!
Min. 3  :(aja) M_Overmars runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  E_Bergkamp muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  C_Tango tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 4  :(wbn) Park finds himself in a good position
          ...  Park has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  B_Friedel blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 5  :(aja) T_Wallcott gains possession
          ...  T_Wallcott controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  J_Pavlenka gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 7  :(aja) T_Vermaelen curls the ball out wide to Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  J_Pavlenka watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 10 :(aja) T_Wallcott finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Cece_Pepe and it had to be
Min. 14 :(aja) W_Sneijder with a 50-yard pass to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott with the drive!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 20 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky flicks it past J_Ekstrand
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to W_Sneijder
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  J_Pavlenka watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 25 :(wbn) J_Ekstrand beats C_Dos_Passos
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  S_Kolasinac hits it out for a throw
Min. 26 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to Calmac
          ...  Calmac runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  B_Friedel gets his fingertips to it
Min. 28 :(aja) S_Kolasinac barges Cece_Pepe off the ball
          ...  S_Kolasinac has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  J_Pavlenka goes down well to save
Min. 30 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede with a glorious long pass to N_Kapinga
          ...  N_Kapinga hits the ball first time!
          ...  But B_Friedel parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 31 :(aja) M_Keown shoves E_Bergkamp in the chest!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  C_Tango sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
Min. 34 :(aja) G_Puciato looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to C_Dos_Passos
          ...  C_Dos_Passos sees J_Pavlenka off his line !
          ...  J_Pavlenka blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 34 :(wbn) Park drives it across the face of the goal J_Ekstrand
          ...  G_Puciato is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  P_Bargfrede shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to L_Augustinson instead
          ...  L_Augustinson has a dig at goal!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  B_Friedel dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And B_Friedel tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Bargfrede curls it into the box!
          ...  E_Bergkamp makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 35 :(aja) M_Overmars barges Cece_Pepe off the ball
          ...  M_Overmars hits a curling shot!
          ...  J_Pavlenka just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 35 :(wbn) N_Kapinga finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  N_Kapinga tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  What agility from B_Friedel
Min. 36 :(aja) W_Sneijder hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  P_Vieira latches onto it!
          ...  P_Vieira flings a shot at goal !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka dives to his left
          ...  I think J_Pavlenka just got a hand on that one
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 38 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past C_Dos_Passos!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  W_Sneijder with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  E_Bergkamp drives it in
          ...  It floats over B_Friedel
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That was a great effort
          ...  That's put Werder Bremen in front!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 39 :(aja) P_Vieira beats J_Zanetti
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves C_Tango
          ...  P_Vieira with a bicycle kick !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 40 :(aja) G_Puciato with the header on
          ...  He finds T_Wallcott in space
          ...  T_Wallcott swings in the shot!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Werder Bremen fans taunt him!
Min. 41 :(aja) M_Overmars hoists the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott with a powerful diving header!
          ...  J_Pavlenka makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 42 :(aja) M_Overmars plays it forward to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede with a one-touch layoff to N_Kapinga
          ...  N_Kapinga hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 0-1 Werder Bremen

Min. 48 :(wbn) N_Kapinga takes on S_Kolasinac
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  N_Kapinga has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  B_Friedel with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 50 :(aja) Fazio replaces an unhappy C_Dos_Passos and will play as a DF
Min. 50 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  A great volley from E_Bergkamp !
          ...  But B_Friedel comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 51 :(aja) D_Bergkamp replaces an unhappy G_Puciato and will play as a FW
Min. 51 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede with a measured ball to N_Kapinga
          ...  N_Kapinga with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 52 :(aja) F_Ljungberg will replace the useless Tomas_Rosicky and will play MF
Min. 52 :(aja) W_Sneijder hoists the ball across to D_Bergkamp
          ...  Calmac clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 52 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Park
          ...  Park smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But B_Friedel with the difficult save
Min. 53 :(wbn) Park is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 53 :(wbn) A_Addey is coming on for Park and playing MF
Min. 55 :(aja) D_Bergkamp is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by Cece_Pepe !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 55 :(wbn) A_Addey with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to P_Bargfrede
          ...  P_Bargfrede curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 57 :(aja) M_Overmars hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  D_Bergkamp latches onto it!
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  J_Pavlenka gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 58 :(wbn) N_Kapinga with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows Fazio a clean set of heals
          ...  N_Kapinga with the shot !
          ...  B_Friedel manages to turn it behind
Min. 61 :(wbn) Cece_Pepe with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  But F_Ljungberg sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 62 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  E_Bergkamp rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  But B_Friedel dives to his left
          ...  I think B_Friedel just got a hand on that one
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 63 :(wbn) F_Kainz flicks the ball through
          ...  N_Kapinga runs onto it!
          ...  The cross hits N_Kapinga on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  But B_Friedel reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 65 :(aja) T_Vermaelen looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  Fazio receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Fazio attempts a lob!
          ...  J_Pavlenka won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 67 :(wbn) Cece_Pepe breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on B_Friedel!
          ...  T_Wallcott brings him down!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  C_Tango calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 67 :(wbn) F_Kainz kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  N_Kapinga gets on the end of the pass
          ...  N_Kapinga sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  B_Friedel parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 68 :(aja) P_Vieira kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  T_Wallcott gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A cheeky lob from T_Wallcott !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  All square, that should make things interesting!
          ...  Ajax 1-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 69 :(aja) F_Ljungberg cuts inside J_Zanetti
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  F_Ljungberg tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 71 :(wbn) J_Ekstrand with a Cruyff turn
          ...  J_Ekstrand with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  B_Friedel collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 72 :(aja) W_Sneijder flicks it over E_Bergkamp and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  But Cece_Pepe sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 73 :(aja) P_Vieira with a simple pass to M_Overmars
          ...  But L_Augustinson wins the tackle
Min. 75 :(aja) Fazio with an intelligent ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott hits a curling shot!
          ...  J_Pavlenka gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars curls it into the box!
          ...  J_Zanetti reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 76 :(wbn) Calmac puts in N_Kapinga
          ...  N_Kapinga with the attempt at goal!
          ...  B_Friedel with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 77 :(wbn) E_Stranger is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Bergkamp is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(aja) P_Vieira crosses into the box, finding T_Wallcott
          ...  Cece_Pepe with a pull on the shirt
          ...  C_Tango shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 80 :(aja) M_Overmars cuts inside N_Kapinga
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  M_Overmars lobs J_Pavlenka!
          ...  But J_Pavlenka makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 85 :(wbn) F_Kainz beats D_Bergkamp
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  F_Kainz sees B_Friedel off his line !
          ...  B_Friedel manages to turn it behind
Min. 86 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede knocks it forward
          ...  T_Vermaelen slips
          ...  F_Kainz gets to it!
          ...  Fine tackle by Fazio
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(wbn) J_Ekstrand drives it forward to F_Kainz
          ...  F_Kainz shapes up for a shot!
          ...  Saved by B_Friedel
Min. 92 :(aja) P_Vieira races into the box
          ...  He sees D_Bergkamp lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  D_Bergkamp has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  J_Pavlenka dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had J_Pavlenka beaten!
Min. 92 :(wbn) A_Addey cuts inside T_Wallcott
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Fazio pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Johan Cruijff Arena
Attendance           : 139,872
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : P_Vieira
Scorers              : T_Wallcott (68)
Sent Off             : M_Keown (31)
Booked               : G_Puciato (34), W_Sneijder (38), T_Wallcott (67)
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : N_Kapinga (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Bergkamp (38)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Cece_Pepe (78)
Injured              : Park (53)
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |  Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          20        |       22
Off target           :          12        |       4
On target            :           8        |       18
Possession           :          46        |       54
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           7        |       6
Key Tackles          :           4        |       5
Key Passes           :          15        |       14
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 1 Werder Bremen
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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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B_Friedel      GK  36   4   3   5  11 |  93  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  32  11  10  11 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
M_Keown        DF   3  30  12   7  21 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  29  11   5  22 |  51   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  93   0   0   4   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  60  10
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   8  29   8  32 |  53   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  11  28  14  32 |  93   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
W_Sneijder     MF   1   7  27   9  30 |  93   0   0   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -2
G_Puciato      FW   2  10  10  30  42 |  52   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
T_Wallcott     FW   3   9  11  29  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   7   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  63
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  31   8  10  41 |  42   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  30   9   8  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  30  12  12 |  40   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   9   7  31  21 |  41   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
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_Pavlenka     GK  32   3   1   2  21 |  93   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  31  12  10  41 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Ekstrand     DF   1  30  12   7  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
L_Augustinson  DF   2  28   7   6  23 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
Cece_Pepe      DF   2  26   6   7  22 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
P_Bargfrede    MF   3   6  31   7  32 |  93   0   0   7   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
Park           MF   1   6  30   9  23 |  54   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
Calmac         MF   2   7  27  10  30 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
F_Kainz        AM   3   6  28  15  33 |  93   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  20
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   6  29  34 |  78   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  55
N_Kapinga      FW   3  10   9  25  42 |  93   0   0   0   0   9   0   0   0   0   0   0  70
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Henderson    DF   2  26   8   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Addey        MF   2  11  26  10  32 |  39   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Mo_Diame       MF   2  14  25   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  29  20 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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