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Division 1, Week 2

Arsenal 2 - 1 Schalke 04

Division One League Match, Arsenal vs. Schalke 04 (Mon Oct 16)


                              Arsenal  |  Schalke 04
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-1-3-1-1 P
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Ian McNamara
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK T_Courtois
                          M_Amoros DF  |  DF E_Herbert
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF J_Matip
                        Marco_Rojo DF  |  DF Seb_Ferrira
                            D_Burn DF  |  DF M_Reiziger
                          T_Cruise MF  |  DM J_Height
                        S_Matthews MF  |  MF D_Solga
                          R_Savage MF  |  MF G_Zelalem
                         J_Butland MF  |  MF O_Lindenbergh
                           Taliyah FW  |  AM Inacio
                          D_Murphy FW  |  FW G_Neutral
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB Leo
                        D_Sinclair SUB |  SUB Rocket
                           S_Ramos SUB |  SUB Adriano
                            Bebeto SUB |  SUB N_Nalise
                        Freddy_Abu SUB |  SUB O_Ighalo

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 4  :(arn) R_Savage holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah with a powerful downward header!
          ...  What agility from T_Courtois
Min. 4  :(arn) D_Murphy sidesteps E_Herbert
          ...  M_Reiziger with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 6  :(arn) D_Murphy plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  D_Murphy sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 7  :(shk) Curled in dangerously from D_Solga to G_Neutral
          ...  R_Holding forces him off the ball
Min. 9  :(shk) G_Zelalem with a neat pass into J_Height
          ...  Taliyah with a nasty foul
          ...  S_Farina will want to speak to him
          ...  S_Farina warned him
Min. 10 :(shk) D_Solga plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Matip keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Matip shoots towards goal !
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 12 :(arn) J_Butland hoofs it up field to find Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  T_Courtois with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 12 :(shk) Seb_Ferrira slides it through the middle to G_Zelalem
          ...  D_Burn brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But S_Farina waves play on!!!
Min. 15 :(shk) The ball goes loose!
          ...  G_Neutral seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  D_Murphy tackles cleanly
Min. 19 :(arn) S_Matthews fires over a low cross to D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  T_Courtois gets a hand to it!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He just couldn't keep it out!
          ...  That's given Arsenal the advantage!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 20 :(arn) Arsenal will now play C
Min. 20 :(shk) It seems Schalke 04 are making a tactical change to A
Min. 22 :(shk) Inacio with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past R_Holding
          ...  He knocks it to G_Neutral!
          ...  R_Holding reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 24 :(arn) R_Savage backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  J_Butland gets on the end of it
          ...  J_Butland from 20 yards !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 25 :(arn) R_Holding pushes it past J_Matip
          ...  J_Matip goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 26 :(arn) Taliyah takes advantage of a mistake by J_Matip
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Taliyah attempts a lob!
          ...  T_Courtois has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  T_Courtois is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone in
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Arsenal 2-0 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 27 :(arn) D_Sinclair is going to be brought on
          ...  T_Cruise is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 27 :(arn) M_Amoros cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  T_Courtois parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 32 :(shk) O_Lindenbergh looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards D_Solga
          ...  D_Sinclair reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 35 :(arn) D_Murphy with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  J_Matip wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 36 :(arn) J_Butland chips the ball over the defence and finds D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  T_Courtois moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  T_Courtois catches it with style!
Min. 36 :(shk) D_Solga threads the through ball to J_Matip
          ...  A cracking drive from J_Matip !
          ...  D_James makes a good save
Min. 37 :(arn) S_Matthews chips the ball over the defence and finds D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 40 :(shk) O_Lindenbergh hoists the ball across to Inacio
          ...  Inacio tries to beat D_James!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Arsenal fans taunt him!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(shk) E_Herbert finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from R_Holding
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Solga crosses it in!
          ...  G_Neutral with the header
          ...  D_James falls over
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_James looks a little embarrassed now!
          ...  Arsenal 2-1 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 45 :(arn) D_Burn is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  D_Burn with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  T_Courtois watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 46 :(arn) R_Savage finds J_Butland with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  M_Reiziger cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 47 :(shk) G_Neutral looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Inacio
          ...  Inacio with a thundering drive!
          ...  D_James saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 48 :(arn) R_Savage backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  D_Burn gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Reiziger reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Savage chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_Murphy loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  T_Courtois blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 2-1 Schalke 04

Min. 48 :(arn) S_Matthews with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Taliyah gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  A great volley from Taliyah !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 51 :(arn) Marco_Rojo is unmarked!
          ...  Marco_Rojo with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  T_Courtois with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 52 :(arn) S_Matthews is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Taliyah
          ...  J_Matip reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 53 :(arn) Taliyah knocks the ball past the lunge of D_Solga
          ...  G_Zelalem rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 54 :(shk) J_Height backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  D_Solga gets on the end of it
          ...  D_Solga with the cheeky shot!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 56 :(arn) D_Burn 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!
          ...  D_Sinclair receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  D_Sinclair has slipped behind the defence!
          ...  He is one on one with T_Courtois
          ...  He lobs it over T_Courtois
          ...  It goes over!!
Min. 58 :(arn) Taliyah gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  O_Lindenbergh is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 62 :(arn) Taliyah jumps over M_Reiziger's challenge
          ...  Taliyah hits the ball first time!
          ...  T_Courtois can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  T_Courtois has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 63 :(shk) O_Lindenbergh kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  G_Neutral gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_Neutral with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 70 :(shk) Rocket takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace E_Herbert
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 70 :(shk) Adriano takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Inacio
          ...  He'll play as a AM
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 70 :(shk) O_Ighalo is being prepared to come on
          ...  G_Neutral is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 73 :(arn) R_Savage 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!
          ...  D_Burn receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  D_Burn rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  T_Courtois gathers it comfortably
Min. 75 :(arn) Freddy_Abu replaces Taliyah and will play FW
Min. 77 :(arn) There's going to be a change
          ...  S_Ramos will come on for D_Murphy and play DF
Min. 77 :(arn) A defence splitting pass from R_Savage to R_Holding
          ...  O_Ighalo had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 79 :(arn) S_Matthews with a glorious long pass to J_Butland
          ...  Seb_Ferrira plays it back
          ...  T_Courtois slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Ramos curls it into the box!
          ...  T_Courtois jumps well to claim it!
Min. 80 :(arn) R_Savage with a probing pass to Freddy_Abu
          ...  O_Lindenbergh clears with a diving header
Min. 83 :(shk) Adriano holds the ball up
          ...  He sees O_Ighalo in space!
          ...  O_Ighalo sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 84 :(shk) Adriano cuts inside M_Amoros
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  But D_Burn slides in two footed.
          ...  S_Farina has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 85 :(shk) Rocket has space to run with the ball
          ...  D_Burn makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Solga plays it towards the near post!
          ...  D_James fists it away!
Min. 87 :(arn) D_Sinclair gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  D_Sinclair with the goal bound shot!
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Schalke 04 fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(arn) J_Butland with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past J_Height
          ...  But J_Matip wins the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 120,497
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_Murphy (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Murphy (19), Taliyah (26)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Schalke 04 Match Info
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Best player          : D_Solga
Scorers              : G_Neutral (43)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : O_Lindenbergh (58), O_Ighalo (77)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |   Schalke 04
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       8
Off target           :           8        |       5
On target            :           9        |       3
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       9
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :          16        |       12
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Final Score          : Arsenal 2 - 1 Schalke 04
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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  31   2   2   3  26 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
M_Amoros       DF   2  27   9   7  42 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Holding      DF   1  27   8   6  22 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  25  10   7  30 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
D_Burn         DF   2  24   9  11  21 |  94   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10   6
T_Cruise       MF   2   9  27   9  39 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  27   7  32 |  94   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  85  20
R_Savage       MF   2   7  27   6  15 |  94   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
J_Butland      MF   2   9  26  11  41 |  94   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Taliyah        FW   2   6   7  27  44 |  78   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0  20  20  67
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  26  37 |  80   0   1   0   0   5   1   0   0   0  20   0  42
D_de_Gea       GK  27   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Sinclair     DF   3  27   8   7  41 |  67   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   2
S_Ramos        DF   2  27   7   7  40 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Bebeto         MF   1   9  26   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Freddy_Abu     FW   3   8  10  24  42 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Schalke 04
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Courtois     GK  27   1   2   3  22 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
E_Herbert      DF   1  25   7  11  41 |  73   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
J_Matip        DF   3  25   8   7  10 |  94   0   4   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  80   0   6
Seb_Ferrira    DF   2  24   8   9  20 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Reiziger     DF   2  23   6   6  21 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Height       DM   3  14  23   7  22 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Solga        MF   2   9  23  10  19 |  94   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  45   1
G_Zelalem      MF   2   6  23  10  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
O_Lindenbergh  MF   1   8  23   9  32 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  -2
Inacio         AM   2  13  23  12  22 |  73   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
G_Neutral      FW   1   7   7  23  31 |  73   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  31
Leo            GK  27   2   2   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Rocket         DF   2  10  24  10  33 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Adriano        AM   1   8  24  12  43 |  21   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Nalise       FW   2   4   7  25  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  24  21 |  21   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0 -22 -22 -21
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