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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 1

AC Milan 1 - 3 Rangers FC

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, AC Milan vs. Rangers FC (Wed Jun 03)


                             AC Milan  |  Rangers FC
                            4-1-3-2 N  |  4-5-1 A
                          Darren Lear  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                              D_Do GK  |  GK A_Peruzzi
                            Y_Mina DF  |  DF R_Giovinco
                           L_Digne DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                           P_Jones DF  |  DF G_Grant
                         Ni_Na_Lee DF  |  DF K_Rekik
                               Kak DM  |  MF I_Perisic
                           Eduardo MF  |  MF B_Abdoulaye
                        Almen_Abdi MF  |  MF L_Diame
                              Jese MF  |  MF B_Hemoth
                         S_Artenie FW  |  MF J_Marshman
                             Pezza FW  |  FW R_Acquafresca
                                       |
                        M_Kingsley SUB |  SUB P_Lattuada
                     G_Fotheringam SUB |  SUB L_Olsen
                          A_Bawbag SUB |  SUB Ianis_Hagi
                            Alexis SUB |  SUB J_Cole
                      E_Richardson SUB |  SUB G_Botti

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 1  :(amn) It looks as though AC Milan is now playing P
Min. 5  :(amn) Almen_Abdi with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past J_Pedro
          ...  K_Rekik tackles cleanly
Min. 6  :(amn) Y_Mina with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows B_Abdoulaye a clean set of heals
          ...  B_Abdoulaye fouls badly
Min. 7  :(amn) Pezza sidesteps J_Pedro
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  G_Grant is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  A_Peruzzi misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Kak hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to Eduardo
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  A_Peruzzi is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Artenie hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Peruzzi catches it!
Min. 7  :(rfc) L_Diame is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  L_Diame with a thundering shot!
          ...  But D_Do punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 8  :(rfc) J_Marshman kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  J_Pedro gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Pedro attempts a lob!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  Rangers FC go in front now with that goal!
          ...  AC Milan 0-1 Rangers FC ...
Min. 9  :(rfc) J_Pedro is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  J_Marshman latches onto the ball
          ...  J_Marshman has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But D_Do punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that D_Do got a touch
Min. 13 :(amn) S_Artenie gains control of the loose ball
          ...  S_Artenie tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  A_Peruzzi tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Kak drives it into the box!
          ...  It is cleared by J_Pedro
Min. 13 :(amn) Pezza with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves G_Grant behind
          ...  J_Pedro is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  S_Artenie drives it in
          ...  But A_Peruzzi tips it behind
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 16 :(rfc) B_Hemoth has it now
          ...  He takes on Eduardo
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in R_Acquafresca!
          ...  R_Acquafresca keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  D_Do makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 17 :(amn) P_Jones squares it to Pezza
          ...  J_Pedro wins the ball with ease
          ...  F_Brych saw something no-one else did
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Care Taker looks relieved
Min. 18 :(rfc) I_Perisic feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  R_Acquafresca runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  What a shot from R_Acquafresca !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But D_Do makes a fine save
Min. 20 :(rfc) B_Abdoulaye skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to B_Hemoth
          ...  B_Hemoth sees D_Do off his line !
          ...  D_Do gathers it comfortably
Min. 23 :(rfc) R_Giovinco with the cross-field pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the strike !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 26 :(amn) Eduardo races into the box
          ...  He sees P_Jones lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  R_Giovinco is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  A_Peruzzi misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Artenie swings it in!
          ...  A_Peruzzi jumps well to claim it!
Min. 28 :(amn) Y_Mina with electric pace
          ...  He eases past K_Rekik
          ...  J_Pedro goes in studs first
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 33 :(rfc) L_Diame moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Y_Mina slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 36 :(rfc) L_Diame finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Pezza
          ...  L_Diame has a go!
          ...  D_Do catches the ball
Min. 37 :(rfc) B_Abdoulaye takes on Y_Mina
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  B_Abdoulaye drives it towards goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Diame drives it into the box!
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the shot!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 40 :(amn) Eduardo runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Eduardo hits a crisp volley!
          ...  A_Peruzzi falls over
          ...  But A_Peruzzi is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 41 :(amn) Jese whips the ball across to S_Artenie
          ...  S_Artenie hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 41 :(rfc) L_Diame with the dribble
          ...  Kak is easily beaten
          ...  Kak is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  But Y_Mina reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 44 :(amn) Eduardo finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled J_Pedro
          ...  G_Grant takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 44 :(rfc) G_Grant gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds R_Acquafresca
          ...  Ni_Na_Lee pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 46 :(rfc) J_Marshman controls the ball with ease
          ...  J_Marshman with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But D_Do makes an easy save

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AC Milan 0-1 Rangers FC

Min. 49 :(amn) S_Artenie breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on A_Peruzzi!
          ...  R_Acquafresca brings him down!
          ...  F_Brych calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 60 :(amn) Alexis is going to be brought on
          ...  Kak is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play AM
Min. 60 :(amn) AC Milan will now play A
Min. 60 :(amn) Eduardo with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Pedro
          ...  He knocks it to S_Artenie!
          ...  J_Marshman with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 62 :(amn) S_Artenie sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Alexis
          ...  R_Giovinco takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 62 :(amn) S_Artenie is through on goal
          ...  B_Abdoulaye with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 63 :(rfc) I_Perisic with a probing pass to B_Abdoulaye
          ...  S_Artenie scythes the player down.
          ...  Like Joey Barton would!
          ...  F_Brych calls him for a talk
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  The shot slips through D_Do's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 64 :(amn) Alexis cuts the ball back to Almen_Abdi
          ...  What a shot from Almen_Abdi !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  A_Peruzzi moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  A_Peruzzi catches it with style!
Min. 65 :(amn) Eduardo with a one-touch layoff to S_Artenie
          ...  S_Artenie with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  A_Peruzzi saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 67 :(rfc) B_Abdoulaye takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past the defender
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  B_Abdoulaye with the goal bound shot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_Do moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 71 :(amn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  E_Richardson will come on for Ni_Na_Lee and play FW
Min. 71 :(rfc) K_Rekik with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  I_Perisic gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  What a shot from I_Perisic !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 74 :(rfc) J_Marshman brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  R_Giovinco gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Giovinco with a thundering volley!
          ...  D_Do is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  D_Do looks very relieved!
Min. 74 :(amn) Jese unselfishly heads the ball back to Almen_Abdi
          ...  R_Giovinco fouls badly
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 77 :(rfc) L_Diame has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Y_Mina
          ...  He knocks it to R_Acquafresca!
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by L_Digne
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 78 :(rfc) L_Olsen will replace R_Giovinco and play DF
Min. 78 :(rfc) K_Rekik with an in swinging cross to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to beat D_Do from outside the area!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 79 :(amn) Jese drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Eduardo
          ...  Eduardo with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 79 :(rfc) J_Marshman changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with a powerful diving header!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kicks the sponsor hoarding in delight!
          ...  AC Milan 0-2 Rangers FC ...
Min. 80 :(rfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  J_Cole will come on for B_Abdoulaye and play MF
Min. 80 :(rfc) G_Botti is being brought on
          ...  J_Marshman is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 80 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the first time pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  But P_Jones puts the ball out of play
Min. 81 :(amn) Jese hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  S_Artenie collects the loose ball!
          ...  S_Artenie with the chance !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  A_Peruzzi never had a chance!
Min. 83 :(amn) P_Jones with a pinpoint pass to E_Richardson
          ...  Good sliding challenge from G_Grant
Min. 85 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  S_Artenie goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  F_Brych tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 86 :(rfc) L_Diame lays the ball back to J_Pedro
          ...  J_Pedro cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  AC Milan 0-3 Rangers FC ...
Min. 87 :(amn) Almen_Abdi with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves G_Grant behind
          ...  The cross hits Almen_Abdi on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  A_Peruzzi claws it off the line
          ...  F_Brych consults his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Can AC Milan get back into the game now!
          ...  AC Milan 1-3 Rangers FC ...
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(amn) Y_Mina 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!
          ...  Pezza receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  But K_Rekik clears the ball to safety
Min. 92 :(rfc) K_Rekik curls the ball out wide to J_Cole
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Eduardo
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 93 :(rfc) L_Diame works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  D_Do gets up well to catch that one

*************  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          : Eduardo
Scorers              : Almen_Abdi (87)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Kak (41), S_Artenie (85)
Injured              : N/A
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : J_Marshman (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Pedro (8,86), R_Acquafresca (79)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Pedro (28), R_Acquafresca (49), J_Marshman (60), B_Abdoulaye (62)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             AC Milan     |   Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       19
Off target           :           4        |       8
On target            :           6        |       11
Possession           :          41        |       59
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       4
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       10
Key Tackles          :           6        |       7
Key Passes           :          12        |       18
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Final Score          : AC Milan 1 - 3 Rangers FC
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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_Do           GK  34   1   3   7  31 |  98   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
Y_Mina         DF   3  31   8  10  31 |  98   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
L_Digne        DF   2  30   7   8  29 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Jones        DF   2  29  13   7  28 |  98   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
Ni_Na_Lee      DF   3  30   9   7  41 |  75   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Kak            DM   2  16  28  10  41 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Eduardo        MF   2   7  30   9  21 |  98   0   1   3   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  30  10
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  11  29  12  30 |  98   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
Jese           MF   2   5  29   7  41 |  98   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
S_Artenie      FW   3   5  10  28  32 |  98   0   0   1   0   5   0   1   0   0 -22 -12   8
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  27  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Kingsley     GK  25   2   1   3  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fotheringam  DF   2  27   9  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Bawbag       MF   3   7  31   8  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alexis         AM   3  10  26  13  12 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Richardson   FW   2   5  11  26  21 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Rangers FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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A_Peruzzi      GK  39   2   7   3  22 |  98   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  34  14  11  35 |  82   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  33   8   9  33 |  98   0   1   1   0   2   2   1   0   0  38  28  88
G_Grant        DF   3  33   7   9  13 |  98   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  30   7   2  12 |  98   0   2   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30   0
I_Perisic      MF   1  10  34   6  11 |  98   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  17  33   8  39 |  84   0   0   1   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
L_Diame        MF   1  10  33   5  32 |  98   0   0   4   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  60  20
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  32   6  22 |  98   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40  30
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  31   7  33 |  84   0   0   3   2   2   0   1   0   0  -2  68  18
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  35  36 |  98   0   0   0   0   7   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  63
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  29   8   6  42 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ianis_Hagi     MF   1   9  29   7  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Botti        FW   1   9  10  32  32 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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