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June Ridout Memorial Cup Match 1

Arsenal 2 - 0 FC Porto

June Ridout Memorial Cup Match 1, Arsenal vs. FC Porto (Wed May 13)


                              Arsenal  |  FC Porto
                              5-4-1 P  |  4-4-2 N
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK Dino_Zoff
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF Maxi
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF T_Stavos
                         C_Blewitt DF  |  DF L_Jones
                           T_Mings DF  |  DF J_Nasazzi
                            D_Odoi DF  |  MF L_Matthaus
                      P_Bouba_Diop MF  |  MF C_Sibbald
                        S_Matthews MF  |  MF J_Livermore
                              Kaka MF  |  MF L_Martinez
                         S_Wiltord MF  |  FW R_Chamgerlain
                          N_Anelka FW  |  FW P_Minuti
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB B_Trautmann
                          Henrique SUB |  SUB S_Bradley
                        D_Rocastle SUB |  SUB R_Neves
                          P_Crouch SUB |  SUB F_Alvares
                          L_Suarez SUB |  SUB P_Centocelle

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 4  :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  D_Odoi gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Dino_Zoff with the high feet
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  PENALTY !! O_Hategan waves the players away
          ...  N_Anelka with the spot kick
          ...  He sends Dino_Zoff the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Arsenal have snatched the lead!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 FC Porto...
Min. 9  :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with a simple pass to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 10 :(fcp) J_Livermore takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  But P_Evra clears the ball to safety
Min. 11 :(arn) S_Wiltord retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  N_Anelka gets on the end of it
          ...  But Maxi will cut out the threat
Min. 11 :(fcp) L_Matthaus with a pinpoint pass to L_Martinez
          ...  T_Mings fouls badly
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 20 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past Maxi!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by J_Nasazzi
Min. 20 :(fcp) L_Matthaus 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!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  D_James with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  O_Hategan looks across to his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain places the ball on the spot!
          ...  D_James guesses correctly
          ...  And he saves it!
Min. 24 :(arn) P_Evra gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  N_Anelka is unmarked
          ...  L_Jones reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 26 :(arn) N_Anelka takes advantage of a mistake by L_Matthaus
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  N_Anelka hits a crisp volley!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The crowd goes wild !
          ...  Arsenal 2-0 FC Porto ...
Min. 26 :(arn) Arsenal will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 26 :(fcp) Maxi with a penetrating pass to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  N_Anelka takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  O_Hategan warned him
Min. 27 :(arn) N_Anelka gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Nasazzi is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop floats it forward
          ...  S_Wiltord latches onto the end of it
          ...  Maxi cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 33 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop squares it to N_Anelka
          ...  L_Matthaus takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 34 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain twists his ankle!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 34 :(fcp) P_Centocelle will come on for R_Chamgerlain and play FW
Min. 41 :(arn) Kaka loses Maxi
          ...  Kaka hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff smothers the ball.
Min. 42 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Kaka
          ...  L_Martinez makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(arn) N_Anelka with a probing pass to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  T_Stavos picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 47 :(arn) S_Matthews cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  S_Matthews with the header !
          ...  Dino_Zoff can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  Dino_Zoff has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 48 :(fcp) L_Martinez with a glorious 60-yard pass to P_Minuti
          ...  P_Minuti aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 49 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with a one-touch layoff to N_Anelka
          ...  L_Jones takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 2-0 FC Porto

Min. 47 :(fcp) T_Stavos off the woodwork.
          ...  P_Minuti picks up the deflection
          ...  T_Mings takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 49 :(fcp) L_Matthaus with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  D_Odoi bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He received a good talking to from O_Hategan
Min. 50 :(arn) R_Holding sidesteps Maxi
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  Maxi recovers to win the ball back
Min. 56 :(arn) S_Matthews beats J_Nasazzi
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  S_Matthews with the header !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Wiltord drives it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Dino_Zoff
Min. 58 :(arn) N_Anelka looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 64 :(fcp) P_Centocelle with the dribble
          ...  R_Holding seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 66 :(arn) P_Evra with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  J_Nasazzi seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 70 :(fcp) P_Minuti is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  Maxi latches onto the ball
          ...  But R_Holding reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 72 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop runs at T_Stavos
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  T_Stavos plays the back pass
          ...  Dino_Zoff can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Wiltord chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Maxi wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 77 :(arn) R_Holding runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to N_Anelka
          ...  But L_Matthaus wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 78 :(fcp) J_Livermore knocks the ball past S_Wiltord
          ...  R_Holding clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 79 :(arn) S_Matthews crosses to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  J_Nasazzi tackles cleanly
Min. 80 :(fcp) FC Porto restructured their strategy to A
Min. 80 :(arn) C_Blewitt takes on J_Nasazzi
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  But L_Jones slides in
Min. 84 :(arn) There's going to be a change
          ...  D_Rocastle will come on for S_Wiltord and play MF
Min. 84 :(arn) P_Evra threads the through ball to Kaka
          ...  Fine tackle by L_Jones
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 85 :(arn) P_Crouch is coming on for N_Anelka and will play FW
Min. 85 :(arn) Henrique takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace R_Holding as DF
Min. 85 :(fcp) C_Sibbald beats T_Mings
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  C_Sibbald has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(arn) Kaka with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  Kaka hits a great drive!
          ...  Dino_Zoff makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 125,000
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : N_Anelka (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N_Anelka (4 pen,26)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Mings (11)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : Maxi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Nasazzi (27)
Injured              : R_Chamgerlain (34)
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       2
Off target           :           3        |       2
On target            :           4        |       0
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           2        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       1
Fouls                :          11        |       9
Key Tackles          :           4        |       14
Key Passes           :          10        |       4
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Final Score          : Arsenal 2 - 0 FC Porto
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Player Statistics - Arsenal
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_James        GK  38   2   2   3  26 |  98   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  31   8   6  22 |  89   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
P_Evra         DF   3  29  12  10  21 |  98   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  29   7   6  22 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20  20
T_Mings        DF   2  26   7   5  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  18
D_Odoi         DF   3  25   9   9  42 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  29  10  12 |  98   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  98   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Kaka           MF   1   7  25  16  20 |  98   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
S_Wiltord      MF   3  11  25   8  41 |  88   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  28  21 |  89   0   0   1   0   2   2   0   0   0   0  10  70
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  31  12   9  29 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  29  21 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Dino_Zoff      GK  35   2   2   3  30 |  98   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  31   8   8  22 |  98   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
T_Stavos       DF   3  29  12   5  10 |  98   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Jones        DF   3  29   7   8  22 |  98   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60 -20 -20
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  26   8   5  41 |  98   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
L_Matthaus     MF   1   9  28  10  20 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Sibbald      MF   2   8  28   8  30 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Livermore    MF   1  11  25   9  11 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Martinez     MF   2   6  25   8  43 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -20
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  28  20 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
P_Minuti       FW   2   8   9  26  11 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
B_Trautmann    GK  29   2   1   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bradley      DF   2  29  13   8  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Neves        MF   2   5  30   4  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  29   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Centocelle   FW   3   8   8  26  20 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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