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Division 1, Week 4

AC Milan 0 - 0 Arsenal

Division One League Match, AC Milan vs. Arsenal (Sun Dec 01)


                             AC Milan  |  Arsenal
                          3-2-3-1-1 C  |  4-4-2 A
                          Darren Lear  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                     D_Van_Don_Bur GK  |  GK D_James
                         P_McGrath DF  |  DF Henrique
                            Y_Mina DF  |  DF P_Evra
                           L_Digne DF  |  DF C_Chambers
                               Kak DM  |  DF D_Burn
                        A_Giordano DM  |  MF P_Bouba_Diop
                          A_Bawbag MF  |  MF D_Rocastle
                        Almen_Abdi MF  |  MF E_Spence
                              Jese MF  |  MF B_Yaga
                            Imbula AM  |  FW P_Crouch
                          J_Garner FW  |  FW N_Anelka
                                       |
                        M_Kingsley SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                              Hugo SUB |  SUB R_Holding
                        L_Palmieri SUB |  SUB T_Cruise
                            Alexis SUB |  SUB S_Matthews
                             Pezza SUB |  SUB Edouard

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(amn) It looks as though AC Milan is now playing P
Min. 1  :(amn) A_Bawbag is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to L_Digne
          ...  A cheeky lob from L_Digne !
          ...  But D_James makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 5  :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop hits a curling shot!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop curls it into the box!
          ...  The ball finds its way to P_Evra
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But D_Van_Don_Bur tips it behind
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 7  :(amn) A_Bawbag picks out J_Garner with the cross
          ...  J_Garner tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But D_James with the difficult save
Min. 9  :(amn) J_Garner beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  E_Spence pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  B_Kuipers refrained from booking him but had words
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  J_Garner drives it under the wall
          ...  But D_James tips it over
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 12 :(arn) N_Anelka takes advantage of a mistake by L_Digne
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Kak
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop plays it into the danger area!
          ...  L_Digne gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 15 :(amn) J_Garner finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  J_Garner hits a great shot !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 16 :(amn) J_Garner takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  J_Garner with the chance !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Almen_Abdi swings it in!
          ...  Y_Mina gets his head on it
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 18 :(arn) N_Anelka times his run well
          ...  Cleared by L_Digne
Min. 19 :(arn) Henrique curls the ball out wide to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop with a blistering shot !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 21 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But D_Van_Don_Bur smothers the ball.
Min. 31 :(amn) J_Garner beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  J_Garner tries to chip the ball over D_James!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 32 :(amn) Kak finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled P_Evra
          ...  N_Anelka with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He is warned by B_Kuipers
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 39 :(amn) L_Digne runs at the defence
          ...  L_Digne tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  D_James gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 39 :(arn) Henrique jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Henrique with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 41 :(amn) Imbula sidesteps P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  Imbula aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 42 :(amn) L_Digne cuts inside C_Chambers
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  L_Digne could have let it bounce!
          ...  D_James with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(amn) A_Bawbag with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Henrique
Min. 44 :(amn) A_Giordano with a simple pass to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  D_James palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese plays it into the danger area!
          ...  J_Garner with the shot!
          ...  But D_James tips it behind
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 44 :(arn) E_Spence looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Anelka hits it into the box!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur comes out and claims it!
Min. 45 :(arn) E_Spence unselfishly lays the ball back to D_Rocastle
          ...  Intercepted by Kak

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AC Milan 0-0 Arsenal

Min. 46 :(amn) J_Garner could get a shot on goal here
          ...  A great volley from J_Garner !
          ...  But D_James gets down well to tip the ball wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Almen_Abdi hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to Imbula
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 46 :(amn) Curled in dangerously from J_Garner to Imbula
          ...  E_Spence with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over
          ...  B_Kuipers tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 49 :(amn) Almen_Abdi with a precise ball to Kak
          ...  Kak with the crafty shot!
          ...  But D_James palms it behind
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 49 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop beats P_McGrath
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop with a thundering volley!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Spence plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Jese gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 51 :(amn) Kak 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 Almen_Abdi
          ...  Almen_Abdi from 20 yards !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  D_James grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 52 :(arn) P_Evra takes advantage of a mistake by Y_Mina
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Cleared by Kak
Min. 53 :(arn) P_Crouch beats P_McGrath
          ...  But Y_Mina sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 59 :(arn) N_Anelka makes the tackle
          ...  Kak with a bad challenge
          ...  B_Kuipers will want to speak to him
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 60 :(arn) S_Matthews will replace the useless P_Crouch and will play MF
Min. 60 :(amn) Kak looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Almen_Abdi
          ...  Almen_Abdi with the cheeky shot!
          ...  D_James won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 66 :(amn) A_Bawbag with the towering header to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner goes for goal !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 69 :(arn) Henrique runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to N_Anelka
          ...  Jese with a terrible tackle
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  B_Yaga plays it short to D_Burn
          ...  A_Bawbag takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 73 :(arn) N_Anelka nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  N_Anelka lobs D_Van_Don_Bur!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Matthews plays it towards the near post!
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 78 :(arn) D_Rocastle flicks it over Almen_Abdi and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Kak dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 79 :(arn) D_Burn sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from D_Burn !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And D_Van_Don_Bur tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Matthews curls it into the box!
          ...  P_McGrath wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 81 :(amn) Jese plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Garner keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  E_Spence stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 82 :(arn) D_Burn moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to Henrique
          ...  L_Digne bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 83 :(amn) Jese fires over a low cross to J_Garner
          ...  C_Chambers gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 84 :(arn) T_Cruise is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_Rocastle is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 85 :(arn) R_Holding is ready to come on to replace Henrique
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 85 :(amn) P_McGrath barges the defender off the ball
          ...  P_McGrath sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  Brilliant save from D_James
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with a short pass to find N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur gathers it easily
Min. 89 :(amn) J_Garner feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Imbula runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  Imbula rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But D_James tips it over
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 89 :(arn) D_Burn turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to N_Anelka
          ...  P_McGrath gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 93 :(amn) Almen_Abdi cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to P_McGrath
          ...  P_McGrath cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But D_James reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on D_James anyway
Min. 93 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 94 :(amn) A_Giordano moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_McGrath
          ...  P_McGrath smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post

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


Match Details
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Venue                : San Siro Stadium
Attendance           : 75,000
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : L_Digne (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Jese (69)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_James
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Spence (46)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             AC Milan     |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          22        |       12
Off target           :          10        |       5
On target            :          12        |       7
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           3        |       6
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       8
Key Tackles          :           9        |       3
Key Passes           :          13        |       8
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Final Score          : AC Milan 0 - 0 Arsenal
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Player Statistics - AC Milan
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_Van_Don_Bur  GK  34   2   7   5  23 |  95   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
P_McGrath      DF   1  29  12   7  12 |  95   0   2   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  80   0  11
Y_Mina         DF   3  29   8  10  31 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
L_Digne        DF   2  29   7   8  29 |  95   0   3   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  60   0  15
Kak            DM   2  16  27   9  41 |  95   0   4   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  20   5
A_Giordano     DM   3  11  26  10  21 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Bawbag       MF   3   7  30   7  20 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  11  29  11  30 |  95   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   2
Jese           MF   2   5  28   7  41 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
Imbula         AM   1  10  26  17  20 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  29  11 |  95   0   0   2   0   9   0   0   0   0   0  20  29
M_Kingsley     GK  25   2   1   3  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Hugo           DF   2  27  13   9  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Palmieri     DF   1  26   8  10  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alexis         MF   3  10  25  13  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Arsenal
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_James        GK  37   2   2   3  26 |  95  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  30  12   8  29 |  86   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
P_Evra         DF   3  28  12  10  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
C_Chambers     DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  27   9  12  21 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  29  10  12 |  95   0   0   2   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  20  17
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |  85   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2  10  28  10  40 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  28   8  35 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  26  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  31   8   6  22 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  29   9  39 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Edouard        FW   3   7   5  25  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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