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Elite FA Cup, Group C Game 2

AC Milan 0 - 1 Valencia

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 2, AC Milan vs. Valencia (Wed Dec 12)


                             AC Milan  |  Valencia
                              5-3-2 D  |  5-4-1 C
                    Darren Broadhurst  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                     M_Steklenburg GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                            Y_Mina DF  |  DF A_Van_Buuren
                         P_McGrath DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                              Hugo DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                           Ricadio DF  |  DF J_Stam
                        J_Richards DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                         Leroy_Fer MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                              Jese MF  |  MF L_Macleod
                            Alexis MF  |  MF A_A_Messi
                       D_Stanfield FW  |  MF H_Jones
                          L_Suarez FW  |  FW W_Jose
                                       |
                            Adrian SUB |  SUB Romero
                         D_Padelli SUB |  SUB T_Stavos
                            Imbula SUB |  SUB B_Ivanovic
                      D_Boerrigter SUB |  SUB K_El_Ahmadi
                             Pezza SUB |  SUB Christinoa

Referee: N_Rizzoli (Italy)


Min. 2  :(vla) T_Huddlestone lays the ball back to W_Jose
          ...  Leroy_Fer reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 5  :(vla) A_A_Messi plays it forward to W_Jose
          ...  Ricadio with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 14 :(amn) Ricadio pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  D_Stanfield is clean through!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from D_E_Boyata
Min. 14 :(vla) J_Stam with a flashy move
          ...  L_Suarez with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  N_Rizzoli shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
          ...  The ref gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  W_Jose with the spot kick
          ...  He sends M_Steklenburg the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's put Valencia in front!
          ...  AC Milan 0-1 Valencia...
Min. 15 :(amn) It seems AC Milan are making a tactical change to A
Min. 15 :(amn) Jese is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to L_Suarez
          ...  A_Van_Buuren is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 16 :(amn) L_Suarez sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  L_Suarez has a go!
          ...  Kamikaze gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Kamikaze !!
Min. 21 :(vla) W_Jose runs towards the goal
          ...  L_Suarez with an ugly foul
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
Min. 27 :(vla) A_Van_Buuren is first to the ball
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Y_Mina belts it clear
Min. 28 :(vla) H_Jones finds a hole in the defence
          ...  J_Richards with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 28 :(amn) Hugo takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into D_Stanfield
          ...  A_A_Messi is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 29 :(amn) D_Stanfield beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  D_Stanfield controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 31 :(vla) A_Nouri pushes it past J_Richards
          ...  A_Nouri with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  M_Steklenburg blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 38 :(amn) Jese runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to D_Stanfield
          ...  J_Stam with an over the top challenge
          ...  He received a good talking to from N_Rizzoli
Min. 40 :(vla) W_Jose takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  W_Jose has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg smothers the ball.
Min. 41 :(vla) W_Jose back heels to find A_A_Messi in space
          ...  A_A_Messi with a thundering drive!
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(amn) Ricadio hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Richards collects the loose ball!
          ...  T_Huddlestone with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  Leroy_Fer bends it round the wall
          ...  Kamikaze can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Kamikaze makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 48 :(vla) J_Stam has it now
          ...  He takes on Y_Mina
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in W_Jose!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by Ricadio !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes

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

Min. 46 :(amn) Jese with a real burst of pace
          ...  Jese rifles it to the far post !
          ...  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. 47 :(vla) Curled in dangerously from L_Macleod to D_E_Boyata
          ...  D_E_Boyata fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  M_Steklenburg gathers it comfortably
Min. 51 :(vla) D_E_Boyata beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by Hugo !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 55 :(vla) T_Stavos is being brought on
          ...  A_Van_Buuren is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 55 :(amn) P_McGrath with a 40-yard pass to D_Stanfield
          ...  T_Stavos seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 58 :(vla) H_Jones slides the ball across to D_E_Boyata
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Y_Mina
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 59 :(vla) T_Huddlestone controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  T_Huddlestone drives it towards goal !
          ...  M_Steklenburg with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 61 :(amn) Alexis is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to Hugo
          ...  Hugo attempts to drive it home!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 65 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi will replace A_A_Messi and play MF
Min. 65 :(vla) L_Macleod gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  W_Jose is unmarked
          ...  P_McGrath cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 67 :(amn) Imbula will replace the useless Leroy_Fer and will play MF
Min. 69 :(amn) Imbula passes the ball to Ricadio
          ...  J_Stam wins the ball
Min. 69 :(vla) L_Macleod finds W_Jose in acres of space
          ...  W_Jose keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  M_Steklenburg just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 70 :(amn) Jese has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  D_Stanfield collects the loose ball!
          ...  D_Stanfield tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But Kamikaze tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese swings it in!
          ...  J_Richards with the header
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  Kamikaze is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_McGrath hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Kamikaze
Min. 70 :(vla) Kamikaze slumps to the ground!
          ...  He gets up again though
          ...  He signals to the bench he is ok to continue
Min. 72 :(amn) P_McGrath knocks the ball past the lunge of W_Van_Boer
          ...  Fine tackle by W_Jose
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 76 :(amn) The ball rolls free!
          ...  D_Stanfield takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  L_Macleod with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 79 :(amn) Ricadio moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Jese
          ...  Jese hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  But Kamikaze tips it behind
          ...  N_Rizzoli has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 80 :(amn) Pezza comes on for D_Stanfield and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(vla) Christinoa replaces an unhappy W_Jose and will play as a FW
Min. 81 :(amn) Jese with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves W_Van_Boer behind
          ...  Jese uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  Kamikaze takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 82 :(amn) D_Padelli is going to be brought on
          ...  Y_Mina is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 83 :(vla) T_Huddlestone runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  P_McGrath wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 84 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi with the heel pass to Christinoa
          ...  Christinoa smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  M_Steklenburg saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(vla) L_Macleod retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  W_Van_Boer gets on the end of it
          ...  W_Van_Boer rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  M_Steklenburg with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 88 :(amn) Alexis retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Pezza gets on the end of it
          ...  T_Stavos with an ugly foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 91 :(amn) Jese controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs T_Stavos
          ...  He puts in Pezza!
          ...  T_Stavos goes in hard to win the ball back

*************  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          : Jese
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : L_Suarez (21)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : W_Jose (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : W_Jose (14 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Van_Buuren (15), A_A_Messi (28), T_Huddlestone (47), L_Macleod (76), T_Stavos (88)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             AC Milan     |   Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       9
Off target           :           5        |       2
On target            :           4        |       7
Possession           :          35        |       65
Corners              :           2        |       0
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       5
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       10
Key Tackles          :           8        |       5
Key Passes           :          12        |       10
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Final Score          : AC Milan 0 - 1 Valencia
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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  37   3   1   1  32 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
Y_Mina         DF   3  28   8  10  31 |  85   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_McGrath      DF   1  27  12   7  12 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Hugo           DF   2  26  12   9  42 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
Ricadio        DF   3  26   8   6  32 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
J_Richards     DF   1  26   6   7  22 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Leroy_Fer      MF   2  10  28   8  36 |  70   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Jese           MF   2   5  27   7  41 |  94   0   0   4   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20  20   1
Alexis         MF   3  10  25  13  12 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  27  32 |  83   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  21   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10 -10   0
Adrian         GK  26   1   2   1  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Padelli      DF   3  21   8   7  12 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Imbula         MF   1   9  25  16  20 |  24   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
D_Boerrigter   MF   2   9  25  12  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  35   7   2   2  20 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  31  12   8  25 |  58   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  30   6   6  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  28  10   8  11 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   6  29 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  26  11   6  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  30
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8   8
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
A_A_Messi      MF   2   7  26  11  40 |  68   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -1
H_Jones        MF   1   8  25   6  20 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  27  10 |  83   0   1   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  10  46
Romero         GK  34   1   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Stavos       DF   3  27  12   5  10 |  36   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  27  11   7  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  28   7  15 |  26   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  26  42 |  11   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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