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Division 1, Week 18

Arsenal 0 - 0 Sao Paulo FC

Division One League Match, Arsenal vs. Sao Paulo FC (Wed Mar 13)


                              Arsenal  |  Sao Paulo FC
                              4-5-1 C  |  4-3-3 C
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK Dante_Silva
                         G_Collins DF  |  DF Baresi
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF A_Pereira
                           S_Ramos DF  |  DF A_Britton
                         C_Blewitt DF  |  DF G_v_der_Wiel
                          I_Falque MF  |  MF Li_Chung
                          T_Cruise MF  |  MF Shane_Botwin
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF S_Gerrard
                            Bebeto MF  |  FW J_Greaves
                          R_Savage MF  |  FW L_Massu
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW F_Totti
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB J_Hart
                            D_Burn SUB |  SUB H_Manzoni
                         S_Wiltord SUB |  SUB M_Elliott
                          D_Murphy SUB |  SUB S_Warwick
                           Ricardo SUB |  SUB N_Martino

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 1  :(arn) D_Rocastle has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past A_Britton
          ...  He knocks it to S_Ramos!
          ...  A_Pereira reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Bebeto curls it into the box!
          ...  Dante_Silva jumps well to claim it!
Min. 2  :(arn) T_Cruise looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to I_Falque
          ...  I_Falque with a powerful diving header!
          ...  Dante_Silva heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 2  :(sao) The ball rolls free!
          ...  J_Greaves takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  R_Holding wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Shane_Botwin chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  J_Greaves gets something on it!
          ...  D_James watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 9  :(arn) D_Rocastle slides it through the middle to I_Falque
          ...  I_Falque with a thundering volley!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  Dante_Silva never had a chance!
Min. 13 :(sao) Shane_Botwin 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!
          ...  Li_Chung receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Bebeto with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 13 :(arn) T_Cruise with a probing pass to P_Crouch
          ...  S_Gerrard goes in studs first
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 18 :(arn) I_Falque runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to C_Blewitt
          ...  Baresi slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Crouch crosses it in!
          ...  Dante_Silva fists it away!
Min. 18 :(sao) L_Massu takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  L_Massu hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  D_James with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 19 :(sao) A_Pereira beats D_Rocastle
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  S_Ramos stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  C_Tango calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo looks relieved
Min. 20 :(arn) R_Savage plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  A_Pereira takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 22 :(arn) D_Rocastle sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  A vicious shot by D_Rocastle !
          ...  Dante_Silva tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 26 :(arn) R_Savage turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Holding
          ...  R_Holding with the strike !
          ...  Dante_Silva heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 28 :(arn) Bebeto takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  C_Tango warned him
Min. 32 :(arn) D_Rocastle is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to P_Crouch
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by A_Britton
Min. 34 :(arn) C_Blewitt plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Rocastle decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by D_Rocastle !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 35 :(arn) T_Cruise has it on the edge of the box
          ...  T_Cruise with a stunning strike !
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 38 :(arn) T_Cruise pulls up
          ...  That looks like his hamstring went
          ...  He wont be able to continue!!
Min. 38 :(arn) S_Wiltord is being brought on
          ...  T_Cruise is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 41 :(arn) P_Crouch runs at Baresi
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  F_Totti slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 42 :(sao) J_Greaves barges G_Collins off the ball
          ...  G_Collins with the foul
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(arn) S_Wiltord knocks it past Baresi and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  F_Totti is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 45 :(sao) Li_Chung knocks it forward
          ...  R_Holding slips
          ...  L_Massu gets to it!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by R_Savage !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 46 :(arn) S_Wiltord looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Crouch
          ...  A_Pereira slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 0-0 Sao Paulo FC

Min. 46 :(arn) I_Falque makes himself available
          ...  Shane_Botwin wins the ball
Min. 47 :(arn) P_Crouch beats Li_Chung
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves C_Tango
          ...  P_Crouch tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 47 :(arn) R_Holding looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 54 :(arn) R_Holding pass splits open the defence and finds S_Wiltord
          ...  Baresi wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Bebeto curls it into the box!
          ...  Dante_Silva easily claims the ball!
Min. 55 :(sao) F_Totti runs forward
          ...  D_Rocastle wins the ball well
          ...  C_Tango has given a free kick
          ...  He received a good talking to from C_Tango
Min. 60 :(sao) H_Manzoni is coming on and G_v_der_Wiel is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 64 :(arn) G_Collins takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  L_Massu with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Arsenal players
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  P_Crouch drives it under the wall
          ...  Dante_Silva with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 65 :(arn) P_Crouch takes possession
          ...  He's got no outlet
          ...  He decides to go alone
          ...  Driven towards goal by P_Crouch !
          ...  Dante_Silva narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 68 :(arn) C_Blewitt finds P_Crouch with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  P_Crouch drives it towards goal !
          ...  Dante_Silva narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 70 :(sao) M_Elliott is coming on for Shane_Botwin and will play MF
Min. 71 :(arn) G_Collins bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to P_Crouch
          ...  Baresi wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 73 :(arn) Bebeto takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  S_Gerrard fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  What a stupid booking that was
          ...  That's his second of the game !
          ...  He heads of towards the changing rooms
Min. 75 :(sao) N_Martino will come on for L_Massu and play FW
Min. 76 :(arn) P_Crouch jumps over Baresi's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  A vicious shot by P_Crouch !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 80 :(arn) S_Ramos with a simple pass to P_Crouch
          ...  A cracking drive from P_Crouch !
          ...  But Dante_Silva gets down well to tip the ball wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Falque chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  The ball comes to D_Rocastle
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Dante_Silva won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 82 :(arn) I_Falque hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  S_Wiltord latches onto it!
          ...  A cheeky lob from S_Wiltord !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 84 :(sao) F_Totti with the dribble
          ...  But S_Ramos wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Li_Chung swings it in!
          ...  C_Blewitt reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(sao) J_Greaves picks up the pass
          ...  J_Greaves has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 89 :(arn) Bebeto sidesteps A_Pereira
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Bebeto throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Sao Paulo FC fans laugh at him
Min. 89 :(sao) The ball runs loose!
          ...  N_Martino seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  N_Martino drives it low !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 90 :(arn) Bebeto looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But Dante_Silva with the difficult save
Min. 92 :(arn) D_Rocastle with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Bebeto gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  J_Greaves picks up the loose ball and clears the danger

*************  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          : P_Crouch
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : T_Cruise (38)
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Sao Paulo FC Match Info
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Best player          : Dante_Silva (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : S_Gerrard (73)
Booked               : L_Massu (64)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     | Sao Paulo FC
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       4
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :           9        |       1
Possession           :          64        |       36
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       6
Key Tackles          :           4        |       10
Key Passes           :          16        |       2
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Final Score          : Arsenal 0 - 0 Sao Paulo 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  34   2   2   3  26 |  96   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  29   9   7  19 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Holding      DF   1  29   8   6  22 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
S_Ramos        DF   2  28   7   7  40 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  27   7   6  22 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
I_Falque       MF   3  15  28  10  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   6
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  28   9  39 |  38   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  28  10  21 |  96   0   0   4   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  40   7
Bebeto         MF   1   9  27   7  30 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
R_Savage       MF   2   8  27   6  15 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Wiltord      MF   3  10  23   7  41 |  58   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
D_Murphy       FW   2  11   8  27  37 |   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 - Sao Paulo 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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Dante_Silva    GK  38   1   7   3  22 |  96  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  31  11   8  21 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  30  12   7  14 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
A_Britton      DF   2  30   9   8  15 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  29   7   4  23 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  29   7  11 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Shane_Botwin   MF   2   7  28   9  20 |  74   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  27  17  21 |  77   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  29  23 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   2
L_Massu        FW   1   7  11  28  13 |  79   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   3
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  28  42 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Hart         GK  28   2   2   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Manzoni      DF  16   1   3   1  20 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Elliott      MF   1  25   7   5  21 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Warwick      FW   2   8   8  25  24 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Martino      FW   3   5   6  14  32 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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