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Division 1, Week 4

Arsenal 0 - 0 Sao Paulo FC

Division One League Match, Arsenal vs. Sao Paulo FC (Sun May 13)


                              Arsenal  |  Sao Paulo FC
                              5-4-1 N  |  5-3-2 P
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK Dante_Silva
                         G_Collins DF  |  DF A_Britton
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF G_Hanley
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF R_Delap
                         C_Blewitt DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                            D_Burn DF  |  DF M_Britos
                     N_Ben_Khalifa MF  |  MF Li_Chung
                          I_Falque MF  |  MF Luis_Garcia
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF S_Gerrard
                          R_Savage MF  |  FW J_Greaves
                           Taliyah FW  |  FW L_Massu
                                       |
                         V_Mannone SUB |  SUB J_Hart
                           S_Ramos SUB |  SUB G_v_der_Wiel
                          T_Cruise SUB |  SUB Raul_Hierra
                        S_Matthews SUB |  SUB M_Barry
                          D_Murphy SUB |  SUB F_Totti

Referee: M_Atkinson (England)


Min. 2  :(arn) D_Rocastle hits a hard pass to Taliyah
          ...  But R_Delap reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 3  :(sao) S_Gerrard has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Delap collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Delap unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  D_James with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 7  :(sao) L_Massu with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  L_Massu could have let it bounce!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  D_James is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by A_Britton
          ...  D_James catches it!
Min. 10 :(arn) I_Falque backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Taliyah gets on the end of it
          ...  R_Delap with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 11 :(sao) Li_Chung feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  M_Britos runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  Taliyah with an awful challenge
          ...  M_Atkinson calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo looks relieved
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  R_Delap bends it round the wall
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 18 :(arn) G_Collins finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  A_Britton wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 20 :(arn) D_Rocastle 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 Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It's beaten Dante_Silva
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 24 :(arn) R_Savage is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to G_Collins
          ...  A glorious effort by G_Collins !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 25 :(arn) P_Evra with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  An audacious effort from P_Evra !
          ...  Dante_Silva won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 25 :(sao) Li_Chung looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to L_Massu
          ...  L_Massu attempts the shot!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 26 :(sao) Li_Chung 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!
          ...  L_Massu receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  R_Holding gets to the ball first
Min. 29 :(sao) R_Delap sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  L_Massu runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  L_Massu belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  D_James looks relieved there!
Min. 33 :(sao) J_Zanetti finds his way through
          ...  He bent his run well
          ...  P_Evra forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Hanley floats the ball in!
          ...  D_James makes the catch!
Min. 42 :(arn) D_Rocastle with a glorious long pass to C_Blewitt
          ...  A cheeky lob from C_Blewitt !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Falque plays it into the danger area!
          ...  G_Hanley reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(arn) D_Rocastle with a precise pass to Taliyah
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  G_Hanley hits it out for a throw
Min. 45 :(arn) Taliyah loses M_Britos
          ...  M_Britos does well to get the tackle in

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

Min. 47 :(arn) I_Falque backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  D_Burn gets on the end of it
          ...  R_Delap slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Blewitt chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Dante_Silva jumps well to claim it!
Min. 49 :(sao) J_Greaves is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  Fine tackle by C_Blewitt
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 54 :(arn) I_Falque sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Luis_Garcia with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  M_Atkinson just wants to lecture him
Min. 55 :(sao) J_Zanetti crosses to L_Massu
          ...  But G_Collins reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 60 :(arn) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Arsenal will now play C
Min. 63 :(arn) G_Collins has it now
          ...  He takes on R_Delap
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in N_Ben_Khalifa!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa with the drive!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 64 :(arn) R_Holding with a smart turn
          ...  R_Holding with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 65 :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel is coming on for A_Britton and playing DF
Min. 65 :(arn) D_Rocastle holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to D_Burn
          ...  D_Burn fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 65 :(sao) G_Hanley spits at N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 66 :(sao) L_Massu with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from C_Blewitt
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Gerrard crosses it in!
          ...  C_Blewitt gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 67 :(sao) J_Greaves takes advantage of a mistake by I_Falque
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  J_Greaves rifles it at the goal !
          ...  D_James makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 72 :(sao) S_Gerrard takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Greaves
          ...  But P_Evra wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 75 :(arn) T_Cruise is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Blewitt is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 77 :(sao) F_Totti is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Greaves is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(sao) Raul_Hierra comes on for S_Gerrard and takes up a MF role
Min. 78 :(sao) F_Totti runs into space
          ...  F_Totti tries to beat D_James from outside the area!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_James moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 78 :(arn) I_Falque finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  M_Britos with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 84 :(arn) Taliyah gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Delap with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  M_Atkinson ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Daniel Perry looks relieved
Min. 87 :(sao) Raul_Hierra flicks it over R_Savage's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Raul_Hierra hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  The shot slips through D_James's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(arn) Taliyah takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past F_Totti
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Taliyah hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  Dante_Silva tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Falque curls it into the box!
          ...  Dante_Silva jumps well to claim it!

*************  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          : C_Blewitt
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Sao Paulo FC Match Info
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Best player          : R_Delap (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Britos (78)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |  Sao Paulo FC
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       8
Off target           :           6        |       6
On target            :           2        |       2
Possession           :          45        |       55
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :           4        |       8
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :           9        |       7
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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  32   2   2   3  26 |  97   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  28   9   7  19 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
R_Holding      DF   1  28   8   6  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
P_Evra         DF   3  26  11  10  21 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
C_Blewitt      DF   3  26   7   6  22 |  78   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 100   0   1
D_Burn         DF   2  25   9  11  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  28  12  25 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
I_Falque       MF   3  15  27   9  19 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  27  10  21 |  97   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
R_Savage       MF   2   8  27   6  15 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Taliyah        FW   2   6   7  28  44 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
V_Mannone      GK  27   5   3   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  27   7   7  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  27   9  39 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  27   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  27  37 |   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  36   1   7   3  22 |  97   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
A_Britton      DF   2  29   9   8  15 |  68   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Hanley       DF   2  28  12   7  41 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_Delap        DF   2  28   9  10  34 |  97   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10   6
J_Zanetti      DF   1  27  11  10  41 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Britos       DF   2  27   6   8  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  28   7  11 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Luis_Garcia    MF   2   7  28   5  11 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  27  17  21 |  81   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  28  23 |  80   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
L_Massu        FW   1   7  11  27  13 |  97   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
J_Hart         GK  28   2   2   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  28   7   4  23 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Raul_Hierra    MF   1   9  27   9  31 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
M_Barry        MF   2  17  26   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  27  42 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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