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Elite FA Cup, Group C Game 1

Arsenal 2 - 0 Juventus

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 1, Arsenal vs. Juventus (Thu Dec 19)


                              Arsenal  |  Juventus
                              5-4-1 D  |  4-3-3 E
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Gary Hill
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea GK  |  GK A_Zubizarreta
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                          Henrique DF  |  DF S_Byram
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF A_Wisdom
                        C_Chambers DF  |  DF Maldini
                            D_Burn DF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                          T_Cruise MF  |  MF Drexler
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                        S_Matthews MF  |  FW Z_Zidane
                          E_Spence MF  |  FW E_Adebayor
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW A_Lombardo
                                       |
                          T_Howard SUB |  SUB Kamikaze
                           T_Mings SUB |  SUB H_Berg
                            B_Yaga SUB |  SUB Granit_Xhaka
                          N_Anelka SUB |  SUB Tardelli
                           Edouard SUB |  SUB A_Carroll

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 6  :(jvt) E_Adebayor finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled S_Matthews
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by S_Matthews
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by T_Huddlestone!
          ...  A_Wisdom tries to place the shot!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 7  :(arn) D_Rocastle changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Spence
          ...  L_Koscielny takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 9  :(arn) S_Matthews jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Henrique
          ...  Maldini wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 24 :(arn) D_Rocastle with the cross-field pass to T_Cruise
          ...  T_Cruise with a powerful downward header!
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 28 :(arn) R_Holding controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Maldini
          ...  He puts in D_Rocastle!
          ...  S_Byram tackles cleanly
Min. 28 :(jvt) S_Byram with the header on
          ...  He finds E_Adebayor in space
          ...  But P_Evra slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 32 :(jvt) M_Dickinson with a short pass to find Z_Zidane
          ...  A wicked drive by Z_Zidane !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Arsenal fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 34 :(jvt) A_Lombardo sidesteps R_Holding
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  R_Holding reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 35 :(arn) D_Rocastle with the diagonal pass P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta beats the ball away
Min. 39 :(jvt) Drexler cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Wisdom
          ...  T_Cruise rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 41 :(arn) D_Rocastle finds himself in a good position
          ...  A powerful header from D_Rocastle !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His players jump on top of him
          ...  Arsenal have snatched the lead!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Juventus ...
Min. 42 :(jvt) The Juventus manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(arn) Arsenal changed their strategy to play C
Min. 45 :(arn) T_Cruise chips the ball over the defence and finds P_Crouch
          ...  S_Byram with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 46 :(arn) C_Chambers hits a hard pass to T_Cruise
          ...  T_Cruise beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  A_Zubizarreta comes towards him
          ...  He rounds A_Zubizarreta
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  It hits post!!
          ...  Maldini clears the danger!!
Min. 47 :(arn) R_Holding makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  R_Holding goes for the top corner !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 48 :(jvt) A_Lombardo takes advantage of a mistake by D_Burn
          ...  A_Lombardo gets up high for the header !
          ...  But D_de_Gea just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 49 :(jvt) M_Dickinson off the woodwork.
          ...  L_Koscielny picks up the deflection
          ...  P_Evra wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 1-0 Juventus

Min. 49 :(jvt) E_Adebayor knocks it past C_Chambers and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  E_Adebayor looks to see where D_de_Gea is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But D_de_Gea palms it behind
          ...  F_Brych has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 52 :(arn) D_Rocastle skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to E_Spence
          ...  E_Spence tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 54 :(arn) D_Rocastle looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to E_Spence
          ...  E_Spence attempts to nutmeg A_Zubizarreta!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 57 :(jvt) M_Dickinson with the header on
          ...  He finds Z_Zidane in space
          ...  E_Spence with the high feet
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 57 :(jvt) L_Koscielny floats the ball in to find Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But D_de_Gea is equal to it
Min. 58 :(arn) C_Chambers drives it across the face of the goal D_Rocastle
          ...  L_Koscielny gathers up the loose ball
Min. 59 :(arn) T_Cruise finds P_Crouch in acres of space
          ...  P_Crouch looks to see where A_Zubizarreta is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 59 :(jvt) L_Koscielny plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  A_Lombardo keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  A_Lombardo shapes up for a shot!
          ...  D_de_Gea with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 61 :(arn) R_Holding takes advantage of a mistake by A_Wisdom
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  R_Holding cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta goes down well to save
Min. 68 :(jvt) A_Carroll is coming on and T_Huddlestone is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 70 :(arn) S_Matthews races into the box
          ...  He sees P_Evra lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  But A_Carroll sweeps up the threat
Min. 71 :(jvt) L_Koscielny is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to A_Carroll
          ...  D_Burn takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 73 :(arn) Henrique with a probing pass to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta makes a superb stop down low
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Holding lofts the ball in!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta makes the catch!
Min. 74 :(arn) E_Spence takes advantage of a mistake by L_Koscielny
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  E_Spence from 20 yards !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 75 :(arn) N_Anelka replaces an unhappy P_Crouch and will play as a FW
Min. 77 :(arn) N_Anelka has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Dickinson
          ...  He puts in D_Rocastle!
          ...  D_Rocastle with a powerful downward header!
          ...  The net moves!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  Arsenal 2-0 Juventus ...
Min. 78 :(jvt) A_Carroll with a burst of pace
          ...  A great volley from A_Carroll !
          ...  D_de_Gea makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 79 :(arn) N_Anelka with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  N_Anelka with the overhead !
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 80 :(arn) S_Matthews off the woodwork.
          ...  N_Anelka picks up the deflection
          ...  N_Anelka with the overhead !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 81 :(jvt) M_Dickinson miskicks!
          ...  He finds A_Carroll though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  A_Carroll hits the ball first time!
          ...  D_de_Gea saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 82 :(jvt) H_Berg takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Maldini as DF
Min. 82 :(jvt) Tardelli is coming on for A_Lombardo and will play MF
Min. 84 :(arn) B_Yaga will replace T_Cruise and play MF
Min. 85 :(arn) T_Mings comes on for R_Holding and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 87 :(jvt) S_Byram lobs it over the defender
          ...  S_Byram tries to beat D_de_Gea!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 87 :(jvt) E_Adebayor kicks D_Rocastle!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(jvt) Z_Zidane comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  P_Evra with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 88 :(arn) C_Chambers squares it to N_Anelka
          ...  H_Berg fouls badly
Min. 89 :(jvt) Drexler with an in swinging cross to Z_Zidane
          ...  C_Chambers wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 90 :(arn) N_Anelka cuts inside A_Wisdom
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  S_Byram takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!

*************  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          : D_Rocastle (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Rocastle (41,77)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Juventus Match Info
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Best player          : M_Dickinson
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : E_Adebayor (87)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |    Juventus
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       9
Off target           :           5        |       3
On target            :           9        |       6
Possession           :          62        |       38
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       7
Key Passes           :          16        |       9
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Final Score          : Arsenal 2 - 0 Juventus
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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_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  31   8   6  22 |  89   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  11
Henrique       DF   1  30  12   9  29 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Evra         DF   3  28  12  10  21 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
C_Chambers     DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  97   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
D_Burn         DF   2  27   9  12  21 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  29   9  39 |  88   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  20
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |  97   0   0   6   0   2   2   0   0   0   0  60  70
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  97   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  50  20
E_Spence       MF   2  10  28  10  40 |  97   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  79   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  30
T_Howard       GK  24   3   1   5  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Mings        DF   2  26   7   5  32 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  28   8  35 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  26  21 |  18   0   0   1   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
Edouard        FW   3   7   5  25  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Juventus
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_Zubizarreta  GK  38   5   1   1  11 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  33  11   8  36 |  97   0   2   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10 -20
S_Byram        DF   3  33   9   7  32 |  97   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
A_Wisdom       DF   2  29  23   9  34 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Maldini        DF   2  29   9   7  41 |  86   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  31   7  28 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Drexler        MF   3   9  30   9  12 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  29  11  19 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  34  34 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  32  35 |  91   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10 -10   0
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  28  32 |  86   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
Kamikaze       GK  37   7   2   2  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  30  11   7  21 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  11  32   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tardelli       MF   3   6  29   6  33 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  28  38 |  25   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  20
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