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Elite League Cup Match 2

Arsenal - Lyon

Elite League Cup Group Match, Arsenal vs. Lyon (Thu May 30)


                              Arsenal  |  Lyon
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-1-4-1 N
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Hamza Siddiqui
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK G_Buffon
                         G_Collins DF  |  DF T_Alderweirel
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF L_Amoroso
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF T_Butcher
                            D_Burn DF  |  DF J_Diakiese
                          T_Cruise MF  |  DM A_Girrese
                      P_Bouba_Diop MF  |  MF S_Malbranque
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF Didier
                            B_Yaga MF  |  MF M_Overmars
                          P_Crouch FW  |  MF A_Karnak
                          D_Murphy FW  |  FW D_Rortugal
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB Coupet
                           S_Ramos SUB |  SUB P_Jones
                          E_Spence SUB |  SUB P_Pogba
                        S_Matthews SUB |  SUB M_Ball
                           Ricardo SUB |  SUB J_A_Vardy

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 1  :(arn) Arsenal restructured their strategy to P
Min. 1  :(arn) P_Evra volleys it forward. He finds D_Murphy
          ...  D_Rortugal makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 5  :(lyn) D_Rortugal takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past R_Holding
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  D_Rortugal with the goal bound shot!
          ...  D_James gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 6  :(lyn) S_Malbranque has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_Burn
          ...  He puts in A_Girrese!
          ...  D_Burn goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 7  :(arn) B_Yaga beats T_Butcher
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  B_Yaga attempts the shot!
          ...  G_Buffon saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 7  :(lyn) Didier with a flicked pass to D_Rortugal
          ...  R_Holding wins the ball
Min. 8  :(lyn) A_Karnak with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  A_Karnak with the chance !
          ...  But D_James pulls out a save of the game
Min. 9  :(lyn) Didier looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Overmars
          ...  M_Overmars hits a great drive!
          ...  But D_James makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 11 :(lyn) A_Girrese sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  A_Girrese tries to chip the ball over D_James!
          ...  D_James beats the ball away
Min. 15 :(arn) P_Evra finds B_Yaga in the box
          ...  B_Yaga rifles it to the far post !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the bench
          ...  He jumps on a delighted Adrian Dalmedo
          ...  Arsenal go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Lyon ...
Min. 16 :(lyn) M_Overmars finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  M_Overmars looks to see where D_James is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  What agility from D_James
Min. 21 :(arn) D_Rocastle sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch gets up high for the header !
          ...  G_Buffon beats the ball away
Min. 22 :(lyn) Didier with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows D_Rocastle a clean set of heals
          ...  A delicate chip from Didier !
          ...  D_James goes down well to save
Min. 23 :(arn) B_Yaga passes the ball to R_Holding
          ...  But T_Butcher puts it in row Z!
Min. 30 :(lyn) Didier has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Didier with the drive!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  D_James was beaten there!
Min. 32 :(arn) D_Rocastle pulls it back to D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy looks to see where G_Buffon is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  G_Buffon gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 33 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop slides the ball across to P_Crouch
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Girrese
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Evra crosses it in!
          ...  G_Buffon catches it!
Min. 35 :(lyn) M_Overmars unselfishly lays the ball back to A_Girrese
          ...  B_Yaga 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. 36 :(arn) P_Crouch kills the ball dead
          ...  J_Diakiese dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 40 :(arn) T_Cruise holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to P_Crouch
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  J_Diakiese picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(arn) D_Burn drives it across the face of the goal D_Murphy
          ...  Didier fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  P_Crouch drives it under the wall
          ...  G_Buffon parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 46 :(arn) G_Collins is first to the loose ball
          ...  G_Collins tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  G_Buffon with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one

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

Min. 51 :(arn) P_Crouch barges L_Amoroso off the ball
          ...  P_Crouch has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  G_Buffon with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 52 :(lyn) A_Karnak takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  A_Karnak tries to chip the ball over D_James!
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 53 :(lyn) L_Amoroso sprints past R_Holding
          ...  D_Murphy pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  A_Barken has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by A_Barken!
          ...  A_Barken calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo looks relieved
Min. 53 :(lyn) M_Overmars with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  G_Collins intercepts the pass
Min. 65 :(lyn) M_Overmars seems to have switched to a FW role
Min. 65 :(lyn) Didier sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  L_Amoroso runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  L_Amoroso with the drive!
          ...  But D_James tips it behind
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 67 :(arn) P_Crouch finds a hole in the defence
          ...  P_Crouch chases it through, he must score !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 69 :(arn) P_Crouch takes advantage of a mistake by A_Girrese
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  P_Crouch launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  G_Buffon claws it off the line
          ...  A_Barken consults his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Arsenal 2-0 Lyon ...
Min. 70 :(arn) S_Ramos is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_Crouch is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 70 :(arn) Arsenal will now play D
Min. 70 :(lyn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Lyon will now be playing A
Min. 70 :(lyn) It appears A_Girrese is playing as a DF
Min. 71 :(arn) D_Rocastle sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  A_Girrese pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 73 :(lyn) S_Malbranque finds D_Rortugal in the box
          ...  S_Ramos reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 74 :(lyn) T_Butcher runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs D_Murphy
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  D_Burn fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  A_Barken gave him a strong warning
Min. 79 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(lyn) A_Karnak looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Burn with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 89 :(arn) G_Collins breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on G_Buffon!
          ...  A_Girrese brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  A_Barken reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 90 :(lyn) D_Rortugal crosses into the box, finding T_Butcher
          ...  The ball hits R_Holding in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 121,521
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : P_Crouch (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Yaga (15), P_Crouch (69)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Yaga (35)
Injured              : N/A
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Lyon Match Info
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Best player          : Didier
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Didier (43), A_Girrese (89)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |     Lyon
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       9
Off target           :           1        |       1
On target            :           9        |       8
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           1        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           1        |       0
Fouls                :           7        |       4
Key Tackles          :           6        |       5
Key Passes           :           9        |       8
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Final Score          : Arsenal 2 - 0 Lyon
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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  35   2   2   3  26 |  93   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  30   9   7  19 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
R_Holding      DF   1  29   8   6  22 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Evra         DF   3  28  12  10  21 |  93   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |  93   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  30  20
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  28   9  39 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  28  10  12 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  28  10  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40  20
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  28   8  35 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   1   1   0   0  -2   8  43
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  71   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  66
D_Murphy       FW   2  11   8  28  37 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  29   7   7  40 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  28   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  25  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Lyon
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Buffon       GK  34   2   3   1  22 |  93   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
T_Alderweirel  DF   1  27   8   9  31 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Amoroso      DF   2  27   6   9  11 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
T_Butcher      DF   2  27   8   7  23 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Diakiese     DF   3  27   8   6  18 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Girrese      DF   1  27   8   8  32 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   8
S_Malbranque   MF   3   8  29  11  33 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Didier         MF   3   6  29   8  33 |  93   0   0   3   0   2   0   1   0   0 -22   8 -11
M_Overmars     FW   2  10  27  14  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
A_Karnak       MF   3   4  26  14  31 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -10   0
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  29  21 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
Coupet         GK  29   3   1   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Jones        DF   2  27  12   6  28 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Pogba        MF   2   8  26  13  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Ball         MF   2  12  26   4  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  27  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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