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Division 2, Week 4

AC Milan 1 - 0 Borussia Dortmund

Division Two League Match, AC Milan vs. Borussia Dortmund (Sun Oct 29)


                             AC Milan  |  Borussia Dortmund
                            4-3-1-2 P  |  5-3-2 A
                    Darren Broadhurst  |  Rune Oldeide
                                       |
                     M_Steklenburg GK  |  GK I_Banks
                         T_Butcher DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                           Ricadio DF  |  DF Eirik_Silva
                        J_Richards DF  |  DF P_Gualtieri
                            T_Haas DF  |  DF Danilo
                              Jese MF  |  DF Lazo
                         L_Macleod MF  |  MF S_A_Nasri
                         K_Commons MF  |  MF K_Dalglish
                          A_Karnak AM  |  MF A_Vidal
                       D_Stanfield FW  |  FW P_Aubameyang
                           J_Vardy FW  |  FW J_Valdano
                                       |
                          J_Hunter SUB |  SUB P_Check
                         C_Ferrara SUB |  SUB G_McQueen
                           T_Motta SUB |  SUB R_Song
                           G_Carey SUB |  SUB S_Kehl
                           Ricardo SUB |  SUB M_Delvecchio

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 9  :(amn) T_Butcher finds D_Stanfield on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Stanfield unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  I_Banks with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 10 :(amn) D_Stanfield jumps over Lazo's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  D_Stanfield shoots towards goal !
          ...  I_Banks has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  I_Banks reacts well to save!!!
Min. 11 :(bor) P_Aubameyang sidesteps J_Richards
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  T_Butcher rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's B_Kuipers going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 14 :(amn) A_Karnak volleys it forward. He finds J_Richards
          ...  A powerful shot by J_Richards !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged I_Banks
          ...  That's given AC Milan the advantage!
          ...  AC Milan 1-0 Borussia Dortmund ...
Min. 17 :(amn) K_Commons looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Karnak
          ...  Driven towards goal by A_Karnak !
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 18 :(amn) L_Macleod sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  D_Stanfield runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  Danilo seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 21 :(bor) J_Valdano looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to S_A_Nasri
          ...  S_A_Nasri with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on M_Steklenburg anyway
Min. 23 :(amn) T_Butcher with the heel pass to J_Richards
          ...  But Danilo spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 23 :(bor) S_A_Nasri finds Lazo in acres of space
          ...  J_Vardy plays it back
          ...  M_Steklenburg slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Nouri hits it towards the far post!
          ...  M_Steklenburg easily catches it!
Min. 26 :(amn) Ricadio passes the ball to A_Karnak
          ...  A_Nouri reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 28 :(bor) S_A_Nasri back heels to find J_Valdano in space
          ...  J_Valdano with a powerful downward header!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 33 :(amn) J_Vardy takes on Eirik_Silva
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  But Danilo wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 36 :(amn) T_Haas sidesteps P_Gualtieri
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  T_Haas sees I_Banks off his line !
          ...  I_Banks falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 36 :(bor) S_A_Nasri controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  P_Aubameyang gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  P_Aubameyang attempts to drive it home!
          ...  M_Steklenburg can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  M_Steklenburg has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 41 :(bor) S_A_Nasri crosses into the box, finding Danilo
          ...  Danilo rifles it to the far post !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Danilo chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  M_Steklenburg jumps well to claim it!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(amn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems AC Milan will now be playing C

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AC Milan 1-0 Borussia Dortmund

Min. 46 :(amn) L_Macleod runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  L_Macleod with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  I_Banks manages to turn it behind
Min. 52 :(amn) L_Macleod holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Jese
          ...  Jese attempts to nutmeg I_Banks!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  I_Banks dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had I_Banks beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Haas curls it into the box!
          ...  I_Banks comes out and claims it!
Min. 53 :(bor) Danilo brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  J_Valdano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Valdano from 20 yards !
          ...  It floats over M_Steklenburg
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 55 :(amn) C_Ferrara is coming on for Ricadio and playing DF
Min. 61 :(amn) L_Macleod finds K_Commons with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  But P_Gualtieri wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Commons swings it in!
          ...  Lazo clears the danger
Min. 61 :(bor) K_Dalglish moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Vidal
          ...  A_Vidal with the shot on net !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 62 :(amn) L_Macleod gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds J_Vardy
          ...  I_Banks rushes in with a crazy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from B_Kuipers
          ...  PENALTY !! That was never a penalty!!
          ...  D_Stanfield will take it
          ...  I_Banks with the save!!
Min. 63 :(amn) L_Macleod reads the run of J_Richards
          ...  J_Richards with a terrific drive !
          ...  The shot slips through I_Banks's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 65 :(bor) G_McQueen will replace the useless Danilo and will play DF
Min. 65 :(bor) R_Song is going to be brought on
          ...  S_A_Nasri is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 65 :(bor) There's going to be a change
          ...  M_Delvecchio will come on for P_Aubameyang and play FW
Min. 68 :(bor) K_Dalglish finds the run of M_Delvecchio
          ...  J_Richards reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 69 :(amn) A_Karnak with a probing through ball D_Stanfield
          ...  G_McQueen slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 71 :(amn) A_Karnak is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Vardy
          ...  J_Vardy blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 71 :(bor) A_Vidal has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past D_Stanfield
          ...  He knocks it to M_Delvecchio!
          ...  K_Commons takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 75 :(amn) T_Motta is coming on for L_Macleod and playing MF
Min. 75 :(bor) M_Delvecchio pushes it past T_Butcher
          ...  M_Delvecchio tries the shot !
          ...  M_Steklenburg gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by M_Steklenburg !!
Min. 77 :(amn) T_Motta is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to C_Ferrara
          ...  R_Song bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 78 :(amn) T_Haas hits a hard pass to T_Motta
          ...  T_Motta fires a shot at goal !
          ...  I_Banks has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  I_Banks is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 78 :(bor) M_Delvecchio knocks the ball past the lunge of T_Haas
          ...  D_Stanfield reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 79 :(amn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Ricardo will come on for J_Vardy and play FW
Min. 79 :(amn) D_Stanfield with the header on
          ...  He finds A_Karnak in space
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by R_Song
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It is cleared by Eirik_Silva
Min. 80 :(amn) T_Haas sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  The ball hits J_Valdano in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 81 :(amn) Ricardo nutmegs Lazo, he continues to run forward
          ...  Ricardo fires a shot at goal !
          ...  But I_Banks makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 82 :(bor) J_Valdano picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  J_Valdano cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 83 :(bor) Eirik_Silva gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Song
          ...  J_Richards slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 84 :(amn) Ricardo breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on I_Banks!
          ...  A_Nouri brings him down!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 85 :(amn) K_Commons fires over a low cross to Ricardo
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by M_Delvecchio
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Eirik_Silva wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 85 :(bor) Lazo pulls up
          ...  That looks like his hamstring went
          ...  He wont be able to continue!!
          ...  Always a risky tactic
          ...  now they'll have to play a man short
Min. 86 :(bor) M_Delvecchio controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  Good sliding challenge from K_Commons
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Dalglish plays it towards the near post!
          ...  M_Steklenburg jumps well to claim it!
Min. 87 :(amn) Ricardo jumps over R_Song's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Ricardo runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  I_Banks is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  I_Banks looks very relieved!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(amn) T_Haas sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  A_Karnak runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  A_Karnak with the overhead !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  I_Banks never had a chance!
Min. 91 :(bor) P_Gualtieri with a penetrating pass to J_Valdano
          ...  Good sliding challenge from T_Butcher
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Vidal chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of M_Steklenburg

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


Match Details
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Venue                : San Siro Stadium
Attendance           : 73,768
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : J_Richards (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Richards (14)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Borussia Dortmund Match Info
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Best player          : S_A_Nasri
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Nouri (84)
Injured              : Lazo (85)
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Match Statistics
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                             AC Milan     | Borussia Dortmund
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       8
Off target           :           8        |       6
On target            :           5        |       2
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           4        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       15
Key Tackles          :           8        |       10
Key Passes           :          17        |       11
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Final Score          : AC Milan 1 - 0 Borussia Dortmund
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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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M_Steklenburg  GK  34   3   1   1  32 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
T_Butcher      DF   2  25   8   7  23 |  96   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
Ricadio        DF   3  25   8   6  32 |  57   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Richards     DF   1  24   6   7  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  40   0  31
T_Haas         DF   2  23  12   7  11 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Jese           MF   2   5  26   7  41 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  25  10  31 |  77   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   5
K_Commons      MF   1   7  25  10  32 |  96   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
A_Karnak       AM   3   4  24  14  31 |  96   0   0   3   1   2   0   0   0   0  20  65  22
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  26  32 |  96   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  15
J_Vardy        FW   1   6   7  23  30 |  81   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Hunter       GK  27   4   1   1  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Ferrara      DF   2  26   8   6  22 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Motta        MF   1   9  26   4  32 |  19   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
G_Carey        MF   1   4  23  15  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  24  21 |  15   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  26

Player Statistics - Borussia Dortmund
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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I_Banks        GK  27   2   2   3  31 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  26  11   6  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Eirik_Silva    DF   3  26   6   9  13 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
P_Gualtieri    DF   2  25   6   8  44 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Danilo         DF   2  24   7   8  32 |  67   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40 -10 -19
Lazo           DF   3  23   8   6  31 |  87   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_A_Nasri      MF   2   8  26   9  26 |  67   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   5
K_Dalglish     MF   3   7  25  13  18 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Vidal        MF   2  12  23   6  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
P_Aubameyang   FW   2   6   7  25  38 |  67   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
J_Valdano      FW   2   6   7  23  30 |  96   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  10   3
P_Check        GK  30   2   3   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_McQueen      DF   2  24   8   9  41 |  29   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Song         MF   2  23   8   7  33 |  29   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
S_Kehl         MF   2  13  25   7  28 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Delvecchio   FW   1   7  10  24  11 |  29   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
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