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Elite League Cup Match 1

AC Milan 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund

Elite League Cup Group Match, AC Milan vs. Borussia Dortmund (Wed May 09)


                             AC Milan  |  Borussia Dortmund
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-4-2 C
                    Darren Broadhurst  |  Rune Oldeide
                                       |
                     M_Steklenburg GK  |  GK P_Check
                         C_Ferrara DF  |  DF Eirik_Silva
                         P_McGrath DF  |  DF Danilo
                              Hugo DF  |  DF M_Reiziger
                           Ricadio DF  |  DF Martins_Indi
                         Leroy_Fer MF  |  MF K_Dalglish
                              Jese MF  |  MF D_Alli
                      D_Boerrigter MF  |  MF A_Vidal
                            J_Cole MF  |  MF Rodriguez
                       D_Stanfield FW  |  FW P_Barrett
                             Pezza FW  |  FW S_Radacanu
                                       |
                        M_Kingsley SUB |  SUB T_Hohmann
                        J_Richards SUB |  SUB M_Motta
                          D_Yedlin SUB |  SUB P_Gualtieri
                            Alexis SUB |  SUB S_Cazorla
                          L_Suarez SUB |  SUB P_Aubameyang

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 3  :(bor) D_Alli crosses into the box, finding Rodriguez
          ...  Rodriguez attempts to drive it home!
          ...  It comes back off the woodwork!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That puts Borussia Dortmund ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  AC Milan 0-1 Borussia Dortmund ...
Min. 4  :(amn) AC Milan are switching their playing style to A
Min. 5  :(bor) K_Dalglish is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  D_Alli latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_Alli breaks clear!
          ...  He tries to take it round M_Steklenburg
          ...  He rounds M_Steklenburg
          ...  He taps it towards the goal!
          ...  M_Steklenburg manages to get to it !!
Min. 6  :(bor) P_Barrett runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  But Ricadio slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 7  :(bor) K_Dalglish knocks it forward
          ...  C_Ferrara slips
          ...  P_Barrett gets to it!
          ...  P_Barrett runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 15 :(amn) Pezza takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  But Martins_Indi puts it in row Z!
Min. 15 :(bor) Rodriguez has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past C_Ferrara
          ...  He puts in S_Radacanu!
          ...  S_Radacanu with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg never had a chance!
Min. 17 :(amn) D_Boerrigter with a pinpoint pass to Pezza
          ...  Pezza blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 18 :(bor) K_Dalglish runs into space
          ...  J_Cole stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  S_Farina called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 19 :(bor) P_Barrett watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  Intercepted by P_McGrath
Min. 21 :(amn) Leroy_Fer plays it forward to P_McGrath
          ...  P_McGrath with a terrific drive !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 22 :(amn) Leroy_Fer has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  D_Boerrigter gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  M_Reiziger with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 24 :(amn) J_Cole curls the ball out wide to D_Stanfield
          ...  A delicate chip from D_Stanfield !
          ...  P_Check can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  P_Check makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 37 :(bor) P_Barrett flicks it past Hugo
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  P_Barrett unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  M_Steklenburg tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Alli plays it into the danger area!
          ...  M_Steklenburg comes out and claims it!
Min. 39 :(bor) A_Vidal is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  A_Vidal hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  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. 40 :(amn) D_Boerrigter with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past M_Reiziger
          ...  He knocks it to D_Stanfield!
          ...  Eirik_Silva brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(amn) D_Boerrigter beats his marker
          ...  D_Boerrigter tries the shot !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 45 :(bor) Danilo runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  J_Cole with a bad challenge
          ...  S_Farina will want to speak to him

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

Min. 48 :(amn) C_Ferrara back heels to find D_Stanfield in space
          ...  Martins_Indi forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Pezza chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of P_Check
Min. 54 :(bor) K_Dalglish plays in P_Barrett with a beautiful ball
          ...  P_Barrett hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  Looks like it should be M_Steklenburg's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 55 :(amn) Jese with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past M_Reiziger
          ...  He knocks it to Pezza!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Martins_Indi
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Boerrigter floats the ball in!
          ...  Leroy_Fer loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  P_Check with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 56 :(bor) K_Dalglish sidesteps Hugo
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  K_Dalglish drives it low !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  M_Steklenburg is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Rodriguez lofts the ball in!
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes the catch!
Min. 59 :(amn) D_Boerrigter pass splits open the defence and finds Pezza
          ...  Pezza tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  P_Check just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 65 :(bor) There's going to be a change
          ...  M_Motta will come on for Eirik_Silva and play DF
Min. 65 :(bor) S_Cazorla is being prepared to come on
          ...  Rodriguez is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 65 :(bor) P_Aubameyang is coming on for P_Barrett and playing FW
Min. 68 :(bor) D_Alli has it on the edge of the box
          ...  A glorious effort by D_Alli !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 72 :(amn) J_Cole looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to D_Boerrigter
          ...  Danilo robs him of the ball
Min. 73 :(bor) K_Dalglish can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to A_Vidal
          ...  D_Boerrigter with a terrible tackle
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 74 :(amn) Leroy_Fer nutmegs M_Motta, he continues to run forward
          ...  Leroy_Fer has a dig at goal!
          ...  P_Check with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 75 :(amn) L_Suarez replaces D_Stanfield to play as a FW
Min. 75 :(amn) Alexis is coming on for Jese and will play MF
Min. 77 :(amn) a big roar from the crowd as J_Richards comes on for P_McGrath to play DF
Min. 77 :(amn) J_Cole has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Danilo
          ...  He puts in Hugo!
          ...  Hugo sees P_Check off his line !
          ...  P_Check makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 79 :(amn) Leroy_Fer plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Pezza decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Pezza sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Looks like it should be P_Check's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  P_Check looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 79 :(amn) L_Suarez finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  K_Dalglish scythes the player down.
          ...  Like Joey Barton would!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 82 :(amn) D_Boerrigter has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Danilo!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  D_Boerrigter tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 83 :(amn) L_Suarez looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Alexis
          ...  A cheeky lob from Alexis !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  In off the post
          ...  What a time to grab an equaliser!!
          ...  AC Milan 1-1 Borussia Dortmund ...
Min. 83 :(bor) A_Vidal knocks the ball past C_Ferrara
          ...  Hugo with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 84 :(amn) L_Suarez gains possession
          ...  L_Suarez with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 85 :(amn) Pezza puts in Leroy_Fer
          ...  Martins_Indi stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 86 :(amn) L_Suarez sidesteps M_Motta
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  M_Motta reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 87 :(amn) Pezza turns on a sixpence
          ...  Danilo gathers up the loose ball
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(amn) J_Cole finds Pezza with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  P_Check with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the AC Milan players
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  It looks as though Pezza will take it
          ...  He sends P_Check the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Yes!!
          ...  That goal surely snatches the win!
          ...  AC Milan 2-1 Borussia Dortmund...
Min. 89 :(amn) The AC Milan manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 89 :(bor) Borussia Dortmund will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 90 :(bor) D_Alli retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  P_Aubameyang gets on the end of it
          ...  P_Aubameyang tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  M_Steklenburg parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And M_Steklenburg recovers to save!!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : San Siro Stadium
Attendance           : 74,457
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : Pezza
Scorers              : Alexis (83), Pezza (88 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Boerrigter (73)
Injured              : N/A
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Borussia Dortmund Match Info
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Best player          : D_Alli (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Rodriguez (3)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : K_Dalglish (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             AC Milan     | Borussia Dortmund
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       10
Off target           :           8        |       4
On target            :           5        |       6
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       7
Key Tackles          :           3        |       9
Key Passes           :          13        |       7
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Final Score          : AC Milan 2 - 1 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  35   3   1   1  32 |  92   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
C_Ferrara      DF   2  27   8   6  22 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_McGrath      DF   1  26  11   7  12 |  78   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20  21
Hugo           DF   2  25  12   9  42 |  92   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
Ricadio        DF   3  25   8   6  32 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Leroy_Fer      MF   2  10  27   8  36 |  92   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  20
Jese           MF   2   5  27   7  41 |  76   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Boerrigter   MF   2   9  25  12  32 |  92   0   0   3   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  28   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  25   7  33 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  27  32 |  76   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |  92   0   0   1   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  30  58
M_Kingsley     GK  25   2   1   3  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Richards     DF   1  25   6   7  22 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Yedlin       DF   1  23  10   5  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alexis         MF   3   9  24  13  12 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  25  34 |  16   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1

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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P_Check        GK  30   2   3   2  22 |  92   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Eirik_Silva    DF   3  26   6   9  13 |  66   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Danilo         DF   2  25   7   8  32 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Reiziger     DF   2  24   7   7  21 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Martins_Indi   DF   1  23   6   6  23 |  92   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
K_Dalglish     MF   3   7  25  13  18 |  92   0   0   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -1
D_Alli         MF   1   8  23  12  21 |  92   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0 -20  20   0
A_Vidal        MF   2  12  23   6  21 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Rodriguez      MF   2   7  23   6  23 |  66   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0 -20 -10  15
P_Barrett      FW   1   7   4  25  27 |  66   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
S_Radacanu     FW   3   5   5  23  22 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
T_Hohmann      GK  22   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Motta        DF   1  26   8   6  32 |  26   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Gualtieri    DF   2  25   6   8  44 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Cazorla      MF   2   9  23   5  20 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Aubameyang   FW   2   6   7  25  38 |  26   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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