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Elite League Cup Match 2

Arsenal 4 - 1 Schalke 04

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, Arsenal vs. Schalke 04 (Wed Dec 04)


                              Arsenal  |  Schalke 04
                              4-5-1 A  |  4-3-3 A
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Andy Banks
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK Rafael
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF F_Fazio
                          Henrique DF  |  DF D_A_Cole
                         C_Blewitt DF  |  DF J_Ekstrand
                           S_Ramos DF  |  DF Tommy_Smith
                          T_Cruise MF  |  MF R_Donadoni
                      P_Bouba_Diop MF  |  MF Hans_Gruber
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF Adriano
                        S_Matthews MF  |  FW E_Stranger
                          E_Spence MF  |  FW J_A_Vardy
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW Juanfran
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB P_Kenny
                        C_Chambers SUB |  SUB S_Pearce
                            B_Yaga SUB |  SUB B_Charlton
                          N_Anelka SUB |  SUB G_Zelalem
                           Edouard SUB |  SUB O_Ighalo

Referee: M_Stadio (Austria)


Min. 1  :(arn) T_Cruise is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Henrique
          ...  An audacious effort from Henrique !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And Rafael reacts well to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop crosses it in!
          ...  R_Holding tries to place the shot!
          ...  Rafael with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 2  :(arn) E_Spence plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  P_Crouch decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  F_Fazio reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 2  :(arn) R_Holding sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  D_A_Cole pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 4  :(arn) S_Ramos beats J_Ekstrand
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_Ekstrand goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 13 :(arn) D_Rocastle runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Henrique
          ...  Henrique with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 15 :(shk) Adriano jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Stranger
          ...  E_Stranger with the side footed shot!
          ...  D_James gathers it comfortably
Min. 16 :(arn) D_Rocastle looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to E_Spence
          ...  J_A_Vardy reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 17 :(shk) The ball rolls free!
          ...  R_Donadoni takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  R_Donadoni with the strike !
          ...  D_James won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!!
          ...  That puts Schalke 04 ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Arsenal 0-1 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 18 :(shk) R_Donadoni with a precise pass to E_Stranger
          ...  E_Stranger hits the ball first time!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Donadoni chips the ball into the area!
          ...  D_James fists it away!
Min. 20 :(arn) The ball rolls free!
          ...  Henrique takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  Tommy_Smith gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 21 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Cruise
          ...  T_Cruise with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs off and does a somersault
          ...  Arsenal are back level!
          ...  Arsenal 1-1 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 21 :(shk) J_A_Vardy with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from R_Holding
          ...  C_Blewitt wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 23 :(arn) T_Cruise finds S_Matthews in acres of space
          ...  A wicked drive by S_Matthews !
          ...  Rafael gathers it comfortably
Min. 24 :(arn) P_Crouch takes advantage of a mistake by F_Fazio
          ...  A powerful header from P_Crouch !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 26 :(shk) J_Ekstrand cuts the ball back to E_Stranger
          ...  P_Crouch with an awful challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  M_Stadio calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  Adriano hoists it forward
          ...  Juanfran gets on the end of it
          ...  Juanfran with the overhead !
          ...  D_James with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 30 :(arn) T_Cruise with a reverse pass to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  Rafael with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 32 :(arn) P_Crouch runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to T_Cruise
          ...  T_Cruise with the drive!
          ...  Rafael saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 32 :(shk) Juanfran loses R_Holding
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by C_Blewitt
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 34 :(arn) Henrique with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves F_Fazio behind
          ...  Henrique controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  Rafael fists it away
Min. 35 :(arn) C_Blewitt looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to E_Spence
          ...  E_Spence shoots towards goal !
          ...  Rafael saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Holding chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Rafael comes out and claims it!
Min. 35 :(shk) F_Fazio crosses into the box, finding Hans_Gruber
          ...  Blocked by C_Blewitt
Min. 36 :(shk) R_Donadoni with an incisive pass to Juanfran
          ...  Juanfran with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  D_James falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 36 :(arn) P_Crouch breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Rafael!
          ...  J_Ekstrand brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  M_Stadio reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 37 :(shk) Adriano knocks it forward
          ...  R_Holding slips
          ...  Juanfran gets to it!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from S_Ramos
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Fazio drives it into the box!
          ...  D_James jumps well to claim it!
Min. 39 :(arn) D_Rocastle with a precise ball to P_Crouch
          ...  Tommy_Smith with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 40 :(shk) R_Donadoni hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  J_A_Vardy latches onto it!
          ...  J_A_Vardy must beat D_James!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 40 :(arn) T_Cruise has it now
          ...  He takes on Tommy_Smith
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Henrique!
          ...  F_Fazio is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  M_Stadio calls him for a talk
Min. 41 :(shk) Adriano controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  E_Stranger gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  E_Stranger with the chance !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 42 :(arn) D_Rocastle beats Adriano
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  J_Ekstrand reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(arn) P_Crouch gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  D_Rocastle is unmarked
          ...  D_Rocastle hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Rafael makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 45 :(shk) Hans_Gruber finds the run of Tommy_Smith
          ...  Tommy_Smith attempts to drive it home!
          ...  D_James gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Donadoni drives it into the box!
          ...  R_Holding reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 46 :(arn) D_Rocastle controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  T_Cruise gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_Ekstrand hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Crouch crosses it in!
          ...  Rafael fists it away!
Min. 47 :(arn) T_Cruise with the first time pass to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch with a little chip!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!

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

Min. 48 :(arn) D_Rocastle takes advantage of a mistake by J_Ekstrand
          ...  Driven towards goal by D_Rocastle !
          ...  Rafael saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 49 :(arn) T_Cruise flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  A delicate chip from T_Cruise !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  That puts Arsenal ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Arsenal 2-1 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 49 :(arn) Arsenal switch to playing C
Min. 49 :(shk) Hans_Gruber beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds E_Stranger
          ...  C_Blewitt goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 52 :(arn) S_Matthews with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from F_Fazio
          ...  S_Matthews hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Rafael dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Rafael beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Spence plays it towards the near post!
          ...  C_Blewitt makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  The shot slips through Rafael's hands
          ...  But Rafael recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 53 :(arn) S_Matthews is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to P_Crouch
          ...  F_Fazio goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 54 :(arn) R_Holding gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside J_Ekstrand!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  D_A_Cole with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 55 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop plays a first time ball through the defence to R_Holding
          ...  A delicate chip from R_Holding !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs off and does a somersault
          ...  Arsenal 3-1 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 56 :(shk) Schalke 04 are switching their playing style to C
Min. 56 :(shk) E_Stranger runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  S_Ramos takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 59 :(arn) P_Crouch with a short pass to find S_Ramos
          ...  S_Ramos with the shot !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 61 :(arn) E_Spence with a flicked pass to P_Crouch
          ...  D_A_Cole goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 62 :(arn) S_Matthews beats his marker
          ...  S_Matthews shoots towards goal !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 64 :(shk) Hans_Gruber miskicks!
          ...  He finds Adriano though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  Adriano goes for goal !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 66 :(shk) Adriano runs into space
          ...  Henrique slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 68 :(arn) E_Spence lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop latches on to it
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 69 :(arn) P_Crouch with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  P_Crouch tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  It flies in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  Arsenal 4-1 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 70 :(arn) N_Anelka comes on for P_Crouch and takes up a FW role
Min. 76 :(arn) Henrique with a Cruyff turn
          ...  Henrique fires a shot at goal !
          ...  Rafael gets up well to catch that one
Min. 77 :(arn) C_Blewitt changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Matthews
          ...  S_Matthews looks to see where Rafael is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Rafael makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 79 :(arn) S_Matthews brings it under control
          ...  He takes on E_Stranger
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in S_Ramos!
          ...  A powerful header from S_Ramos !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 79 :(shk) E_Stranger pushes it past R_Holding
          ...  Cleared by C_Blewitt
Min. 80 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop must beat Rafael!
          ...  Rafael tips it wide for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop floats the ball in!
          ...  J_Ekstrand wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 80 :(shk) F_Fazio breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  S_Matthews brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  J_Ekstrand drives it under the wall
          ...  But D_James dives to his left
          ...  I think D_James just got a hand on that one
          ...  M_Stadio has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 81 :(shk) B_Charlton is going to be brought on
          ...  Tommy_Smith is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 81 :(shk) O_Ighalo is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Stranger is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 82 :(shk) O_Ighalo sidesteps S_Ramos
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  T_Cruise with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  M_Stadio calls him for a talk
Min. 83 :(shk) Hans_Gruber plays the early ball across the box to find J_A_Vardy in space
          ...  N_Anelka with the tackle
          ...  M_Stadio will want to speak to him
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  Adriano knocks it forward
          ...  Juanfran gets on the end of it
          ...  Juanfran with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 84 :(arn) B_Yaga replaces P_Bouba_Diop and will play MF
Min. 84 :(shk) B_Charlton controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Juanfran gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  But S_Ramos sweeps up the threat
Min. 85 :(arn) C_Chambers replaces an unhappy R_Holding and will play as a DF
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 121,087
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : T_Cruise (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Cruise (21,49), R_Holding (55), P_Crouch (69)
Sent Off             : S_Matthews (80)
Booked               : P_Crouch (26), N_Anelka (83)
Injured              : N/A
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Schalke 04 Match Info
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Best player          : R_Donadoni
Scorers              : R_Donadoni (17)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_A_Cole (2), J_Ekstrand (36)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |   Schalke 04
Attempts on Goal     :          25        |       11
Off target           :           9        |       6
On target            :          16        |       5
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           5        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           9        |       7
Key Tackles          :           9        |       10
Key Passes           :          21        |       13
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Final Score          : Arsenal 4 - 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  37   2   2   3  26 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  31   8   6  22 |  87   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  45
Henrique       DF   1  30  12   8  29 |  94   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  20   0  31
C_Blewitt      DF   3  29   7   6  22 |  94   0   5   2   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  20  10
S_Ramos        DF   2  29   7   7  40 |  94   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0   2
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  29   9  39 |  94   0   0   5   0   3   2   0   0   0   0  50  80
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  29  10  12 |  86   0   0   2   2   3   0   0   0   0   0  60  21
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |  94   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  11
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  82   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   1   0 -10  10  12
E_Spence       MF   2  10  28  10  40 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  72   0   0   3   0   3   1   1   0   0  -2  28  35
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Chambers     DF   2  28   8   8  22 |   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  28   8  35 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  26  21 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Edouard        FW   3   7   5  25  23 |   0   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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Rafael         GK  32   2   2   2  20 |  94  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
F_Fazio        DF   2  30   8   5  30 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
D_A_Cole       DF   1  29   9  11  29 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
J_Ekstrand     DF   1  29  11   7  22 |  94   0   4   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  78   8   8
Tommy_Smith    DF   1  28   6   8  20 |  83   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
R_Donadoni     MF   1   8  27   7  41 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  30  35
Hans_Gruber    MF   2   6  27   4  41 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Adriano        MF   1   8  26  12  43 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |  83   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  28  20 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -19
Juanfran       FW   3   6   7  27  31 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
P_Kenny        GK  27   2   2   1  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  28   7  10  18 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Charlton     DF   1   8  26   9  30 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Zelalem      MF   2   6  25  11  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  25  21 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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