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Elite League Cup Match 2

AC Milan - Sunderland

Elite League Cup Group Match, AC Milan vs. Sunderland (Thu May 30)


                             AC Milan  |  Sunderland
                              5-4-1 N  |  4-3-3 E
                           Care Taker  |  John Gemmell
                                       |
                     M_Steklenburg GK  |  GK T_McGill
                         P_McGrath DF  |  DF M_Demichelis
                            Y_Mina DF  |  DF B_Weinman
                              Hugo DF  |  DF A_Brehme
                           Ricadio DF  |  DF E_Richards
                          A_Tackle DF  |  MF N_Sahin
                         Leroy_Fer MF  |  MF Atsu
                              Jese MF  |  MF M_V_Bommel
                            Imbula MF  |  FW L_Shankland
                            Alexis MF  |  FW Fandinho
                       D_Stanfield FW  |  FW J_Vardy
                                       |
                          J_Hunter SUB |  SUB R_Clemance
                        J_Richards SUB |  SUB D_Aitken
                          D_Yedlin SUB |  SUB D_Jones
                            J_Cole SUB |  SUB K_Paterson
                          L_Suarez SUB |  SUB Neves

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 1  :(sun) M_V_Bommel looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 1  :(sun) K_Paterson is coming on for M_V_Bommel and playing MF
Min. 4  :(sun) Atsu with an intelligent ball to Fandinho
          ...  A_Tackle takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 9  :(amn) Jese hoofs it up field to find P_McGrath
          ...  P_McGrath hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  T_McGill can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  T_McGill has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 16 :(sun) M_Steklenburg miss-kicks!
          ...  Fandinho is through!
          ...  Fandinho lobs M_Steklenburg!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 20 :(amn) Imbula has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past B_Weinman
          ...  He puts in Jese!
          ...  Jese fires a shot at goal !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 20 :(sun) L_Shankland takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  Jese takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 27 :(amn) D_Stanfield finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  Cleaned up by B_Weinman
Min. 30 :(amn) P_McGrath slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  E_Richards goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 31 :(amn) Curled in dangerously from Hugo to Jese
          ...  Jese launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 33 :(sun) L_Shankland is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  Ricadio with an awful challenge
          ...  D_Skomina just wants to lecture him
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  Atsu shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to J_Vardy instead
          ...  Ricadio cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 34 :(sun) N_Sahin knocks it forward
          ...  Hugo slips
          ...  K_Paterson gets to it!
          ...  Hugo moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 39 :(amn) Imbula with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past B_Weinman
          ...  He knocks it to D_Stanfield!
          ...  D_Stanfield hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Jese!
          ...  E_Richards gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 39 :(sun) Fandinho finds his way through
          ...  Hugo with an ugly foul
          ...  D_Skomina will want to speak to him
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 40 :(amn) D_Stanfield knocks it past L_Shankland and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  The cross hits D_Stanfield on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  T_McGill with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 42 :(amn) D_Stanfield is unmarked!
          ...  M_Demichelis is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  T_McGill misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Leroy_Fer chips the ball into the area!
          ...  P_McGrath loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  T_McGill acrobatically tips it over !!
          ...  Great keeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese hits it towards the far post!
          ...  D_Stanfield makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 42 :(sun) Atsu gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds J_Vardy
          ...  J_Vardy sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  What agility from M_Steklenburg
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(sun) B_Weinman is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Vardy
          ...  Ricadio knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But D_Skomina just turns away!
Min. 46 :(sun) E_Richards throws a punch
          ...  Jese slumps to the ground
          ...  D_Skomina calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!

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

Min. 54 :(sun) Atsu holds the ball up
          ...  He sees L_Shankland in space!
          ...  L_Shankland has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  M_Steklenburg saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 56 :(sun) B_Weinman looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to A_Brehme
          ...  But Y_Mina barges him off the ball
Min. 57 :(amn) Jese looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Stanfield
          ...  D_Stanfield rifles it at the goal !
          ...  T_McGill just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 63 :(amn) Hugo whips the ball across to Ricadio
          ...  B_Weinman takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 65 :(amn) J_Cole is being brought on
          ...  Leroy_Fer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 67 :(amn) D_Stanfield beats B_Weinman
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves D_Skomina
          ...  D_Stanfield tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  T_McGill makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 70 :(amn) J_Richards will replace P_McGrath and play DF
Min. 70 :(sun) There's going to be a change
          ...  D_Jones will come on for M_Demichelis and play DF
Min. 70 :(sun) Neves is being prepared to come on
          ...  Fandinho is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 74 :(amn) D_Stanfield with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves D_Jones behind
          ...  A_Brehme cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 75 :(amn) J_Cole with an incisive pass to D_Stanfield
          ...  D_Stanfield attempts a chip!
          ...  T_McGill with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 77 :(sun) K_Paterson races into the box
          ...  He sees D_Jones lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  Ricadio wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 78 :(amn) Imbula turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Stanfield
          ...  D_Stanfield tries to chip the ball over T_McGill!
          ...  T_McGill falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 80 :(amn) L_Suarez is being brought on
          ...  D_Stanfield is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 80 :(amn) Imbula with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows A_Brehme a clean set of heals
          ...  Imbula tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 82 :(amn) Imbula plays the early ball across the box to find Ricadio in space
          ...  Ricadio hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Imbula chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  B_Weinman gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 83 :(amn) Alexis knocks it past D_Jones and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Alexis looks to see where T_McGill is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 87 :(amn) A_Tackle plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  L_Suarez decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  L_Suarez goes for goal !
          ...  But T_McGill palms it behind
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 87 :(sun) N_Sahin can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to A_Brehme
          ...  J_Cole with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(amn) Jese holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Hugo
          ...  Hugo tries to chip the ball over T_McGill!
          ...  T_McGill won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 91 :(amn) Imbula runs into space
          ...  Imbula bears down on goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  That surely hands AC Milan victory!!
          ...  AC Milan 1-0 Sunderland ...
Min. 92 :(amn) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  AC Milan will now play E
Min. 92 :(sun) Sunderland's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 94 :(amn) Alexis with an inch perfect pass to Hugo
          ...  Hugo aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  T_McGill won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : San Siro Stadium
Attendance           : 73,791
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : Imbula (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Imbula (91)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Hugo (39), J_Cole (87)
Injured              : N/A
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Sunderland Match Info
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Best player          : B_Weinman
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Richards (46)
Injured              : M_V_Bommel (1)
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Match Statistics
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                             AC Milan     |   Sunderland
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       3
Off target           :          12        |       1
On target            :           6        |       2
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           4        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       4
Key Tackles          :           6        |       5
Key Passes           :          12        |       8
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Final Score          : AC Milan 1 - 0 Sunderland
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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  38   3   1   1  32 |  98   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
P_McGrath      DF   1  28  12   7  12 |  74   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  31
Y_Mina         DF   3  28   8  10  31 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Hugo           DF   2  27  13   9  42 |  98   0   1   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  18   0
Ricadio        DF   3  27   8   6  32 |  98   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
A_Tackle       DF   2  25   7   6  13 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Leroy_Fer      MF   2  11  28   9  36 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Jese           MF   2   5  28   7  41 |  98   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   2
Imbula         MF   1  10  25  16  20 |  98   0   0   4   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  60  56
Alexis         MF   3  10  25  13  12 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  28  32 |  84   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  34
J_Hunter       GK  29   4   1   1  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Richards     DF   1  27   6   7  22 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
D_Yedlin       DF   1  25  10   5  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  29   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Sunderland
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_McGill       GK  29   2   3   1  31 |  98   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
M_Demichelis   DF   2  28   9   7  18 |  74   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Weinman      DF   2  27   8  11  30 |  98   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
A_Brehme       DF   1  26   7   8  35 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
E_Richards     DF   2  25  13   5  32 |  98   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
N_Sahin        MF   2   8  27  17  26 |  98   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Atsu           MF   1   9  25  11  18 |  98   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
M_V_Bommel     MF   1   7  26  17  29 |   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
L_Shankland    FW   2   8  10  25  23 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Fandinho       FW   1   6   7  25  10 |  74   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
J_Vardy        FW   1   7   7  25  30 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
R_Clemance     GK  15   3   3   1  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Aitken       DF   1  25   9   6  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Jones        DF   3  24  10   9  22 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Paterson     MF   2   6  24   8  11 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Neves          FW   1   5   6  26  43 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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