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Elite FA Cup, Semi Final

Arsenal 1 - 0 Rangers FC

Elite FA Cup Semi Final Match, Arsenal vs. Rangers FC (Wed Aug 26)


                              Arsenal  |  Rangers FC
                            5-1-3-1 D  |  4-4-2 A
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Steve Brown
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK A_Peruzzi
                         P_Sweeper DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF G_Grant
                          Henrique DF  |  DF F_Le_Boeuf
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF L_Olsen
                        C_Chambers DF  |  MF I_Perisic
                          E_Spence DM  |  MF L_Diame
                      P_Bouba_Diop MF  |  MF R_Jack
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF J_Marshman
                        S_Matthews MF  |  FW G_Botti
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW H_Rodellega
                                       |
                          R_Zieler SUB |  SUB P_Lattuada
                         C_Blewitt SUB |  SUB R_Giovinco
                            B_Yaga SUB |  SUB K_Rekik
                          N_Anelka SUB |  SUB B_Abdoulaye
                         S_Corchia SUB |  SUB R_Acquafresca

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 4  :(arn) D_Rocastle crosses into the box, finding P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch with the shot on net !
          ...  The shot slips through A_Peruzzi's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 4  :(rfc) G_Grant beats R_Holding
          ...  S_Matthews with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  B_Kuipers lectures him
Min. 5  :(rfc) H_Rodellega kills the ball dead
          ...  D_Rocastle wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Diame hits it towards the far post!
          ...  R_Holding clears the corner
Min. 8  :(arn) S_Matthews with a glorious 60-yard pass to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  R_Jack with an awful challenge
          ...  He received a good talking to from B_Kuipers
Min. 9  :(rfc) R_Jack crosses into the box, finding G_Botti
          ...  But C_Chambers wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack plays it into the danger area!
          ...  C_Chambers wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 20 :(rfc) J_Marshman moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Diame
          ...  Henrique forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Diame chips the ball into the area!
          ...  G_Botti gets a shot in
          ...  D_James makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Perisic floats the ball in!
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 25 :(arn) D_Rocastle sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  But F_Le_Boeuf puts it in row Z!
Min. 25 :(arn) S_Matthews controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  P_Crouch gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  G_Grant with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
Min. 33 :(rfc) G_Botti finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  G_Botti has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  D_James gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by D_James !!
Min. 34 :(arn) P_Crouch with a simple pass to R_Holding
          ...  J_Pedro with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 40 :(rfc) J_Marshman with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows C_Chambers a clean set of heals
          ...  C_Chambers forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Rodellega lofts the ball in!
          ...  D_James reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 0-0 Rangers FC

Min. 49 :(arn) S_Matthews looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Crouch
          ...  Fine tackle by L_Olsen
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 57 :(rfc) L_Diame is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to G_Botti
          ...  A delicate header from G_Botti !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 60 :(arn) D_Rocastle takes advantage of a mistake by J_Pedro
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  J_Pedro moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 74 :(rfc) G_Botti kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  G_Botti hits a great drive!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 76 :(rfc) H_Rodellega steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs C_Chambers
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  H_Rodellega with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 79 :(rfc) G_Botti knocks it forward
          ...  S_Matthews slips
          ...  I_Perisic gets to it!
          ...  R_Holding wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 82 :(rfc) J_Marshman with a glorious long pass to L_Diame
          ...  L_Diame with a thundering shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 85 :(arn) C_Blewitt is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Chambers is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 85 :(arn) B_Yaga is ready to come on to replace S_Matthews
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 92 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves the defender behind
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop tries to chip the ball over A_Peruzzi!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 93 :(rfc) J_Marshman kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  I_Perisic gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But Henrique wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Marshman drives it into the box!
          ...  It is kicked away by B_Yaga

*************  EXTRA TIME  ****************

Min. 92 :(arn) B_Yaga whips the ball across to P_Crouch
          ...  But L_Olsen slides in
Min. 101:(rfc) I_Perisic brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  G_Botti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_Botti hits a great drive!
          ...  But D_James hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 102:(arn) P_Crouch can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  P_Crouch has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  A_Peruzzi is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Yaga hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Peruzzi jumps well to claim it!
Min. 103:(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 103:(arn) Henrique is unmarked!
          ...  Henrique has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  A_Peruzzi parries it, he follows it up
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The defence had gone walk about!
          ...  That goal looks certain to be the winner!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Rangers FC ...
Min. 103:(arn) P_Bouba_Diop is changing his role to a DM
Min. 103:(arn) D_Rocastle has changed his position on the pitch to a DM

*************  HALF TIME  ****************

Min. 106:(arn) D_Rocastle holds the ball up
          ...  He sees Henrique in space!
          ...  Henrique goes for goal !
          ...  A_Peruzzi won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 107:(arn) P_Crouch with electric pace
          ...  He eases past L_Olsen
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 112:(arn) B_Yaga gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds D_Rocastle
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf belts it clear
Min. 118:(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 120:(arn) D_Rocastle nutmegs F_Le_Boeuf, he continues to run forward
          ...  J_Pedro clears with a diving header

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Allianz Stadium
Attendance           : 139,761
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : Henrique (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Henrique (103)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : G_Botti
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |   Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :           5        |       7
Off target           :           4        |       4
On target            :           1        |       3
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           1        |       6
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           2        |       0
Fouls                :           5        |       7
Key Tackles          :           6        |       8
Key Passes           :           8        |       7
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Final Score          : Arsenal 1 - 0 Rangers FC
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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  39   2   2   3  26 | 125   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
P_Sweeper      DF   2  34   6  12  22 | 125   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  32   8   6  22 | 125   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  31  12   9  29 | 125   0   2   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  80   0  35
P_Evra         DF   3  30  12  10  21 | 125   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Chambers     DF   2  30   8   8  22 |  87   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
E_Spence       DM   2  10  29  10  40 | 125   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Bouba_Diop   DM   2   7  30  10  12 | 125   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
D_Rocastle     DM   2   7  30  10  21 | 125   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  30   7  32 |  87   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  13  30  21 | 125   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
R_Zieler       GK  29   3   2   5  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  30   7   6  22 |  38   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  29   8  35 |  38   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  29  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Corchia      FW   1   6   5  27  45 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Rangers FC
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_Peruzzi      GK  39   2   7   3  22 | 125   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  34   8   9  33 | 125   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  34   7   9  13 | 125   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  33  11   7  22 | 125   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  29   8   6  42 | 125   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
I_Perisic      MF   1  10  35   7  11 | 125   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  33   5  32 | 125   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  31  12  22 | 125   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  31   7  33 | 125   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
G_Botti        FW   1   9  10  32  32 | 125   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0 -20 -10  10
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   9  29  13 | 125   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  35  14  11  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  30   7   2  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  17  34   8  39 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  35  36 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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