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Elite FA Cup, Group C Game 2

Arsenal 2 - 0 Werder Bremen

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Arsenal vs. Werder Bremen (Wed Jun 10)


                              Arsenal  |  Werder Bremen
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-3-1-2 C
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK J_Pavlenka
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF J_Ekstrand
                        C_Chambers DF  |  DF L_Augustinson
                            D_Burn DF  |  DF E_Henderson
                      P_Bouba_Diop MF  |  MF Park
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF F_Kainz
                          E_Spence MF  |  MF A_Addey
                         S_Wiltord MF  |  AM J_Ledley
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW E_Bergkamp
                          N_Anelka FW  |  FW E_Stranger
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB T_Courtois
                          Henrique SUB |  SUB N_Moisander
                            B_Yaga SUB |  SUB Calmac
                        S_Matthews SUB |  SUB Mo_Diame
                          L_Suarez SUB |  SUB Del_Vecchio

Referee: M_Clattenurg (England)


Min. 6  :(arn) D_Rocastle sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  D_Rocastle with the header !
          ...  J_Pavlenka narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 7  :(wbn) Werder Bremen switch to playing E
Min. 7  :(wbn) F_Kainz holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Park
          ...  Park drives it towards goal !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 9  :(arn) N_Anelka plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  N_Anelka hits a crisp volley!
          ...  J_Pavlenka parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 10 :(wbn) A_Addey hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  J_Ledley latches onto it!
          ...  J_Ledley sees D_James off his line !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 13 :(arn) D_Rocastle kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Burn gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Zanetti reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 15 :(arn) D_Rocastle runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  N_Anelka latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  N_Anelka launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  J_Pavlenka saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 15 :(wbn) Park with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past C_Chambers
          ...  He knocks it to J_Zanetti!
          ...  J_Zanetti is clean through!
          ...  He tries to take it round D_James
          ...  He dinks it over D_James
          ...  It goes over!!
Min. 16 :(wbn) Park brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  A_Addey gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Addey flings a shot at goal !
          ...  But D_James pulls out a save of the game
Min. 20 :(arn) P_Crouch runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  P_Crouch with a thundering volley!
          ...  Brilliant save from J_Pavlenka
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 23 :(arn) S_Wiltord takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into D_Burn
          ...  E_Bergkamp body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 25 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Ledley
          ...  J_Ledley carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  D_James with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Park swings it in!
          ...  C_Chambers heads it away
Min. 29 :(arn) N_Anelka with a burst of pace
          ...  A vicious shot by N_Anelka !
          ...  J_Pavlenka fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 29 :(wbn) The ball is passed in from Park, he finds E_Stranger
          ...  What a shot from E_Stranger !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 31 :(wbn) A_Addey with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  P_Crouch pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  M_Clattenurg shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 32 :(wbn) J_Ekstrand plays in J_Zanetti with a beautiful ball
          ...  J_Zanetti with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 33 :(arn) E_Spence looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to C_Chambers
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from C_Chambers !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 36 :(wbn) J_Ledley with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  R_Holding with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 37 :(arn) P_Crouch beats J_Ekstrand
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves M_Clattenurg
          ...  P_Crouch flings a shot at goal !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Arsenal have snatched the lead!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 38 :(arn) Arsenal changed their strategy to play P
Min. 40 :(arn) E_Spence plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  P_Crouch decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  P_Crouch with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  J_Pavlenka with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 41 :(arn) P_Evra with the header on
          ...  He finds P_Crouch in space
          ...  But E_Bergkamp sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(wbn) J_Ledley gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  S_Wiltord steals the ball of off him

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 1-0 Werder Bremen

Min. 47 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  C_Chambers runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  J_Zanetti hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  P_Crouch makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  Looks like it should be J_Pavlenka's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  J_Pavlenka looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 47 :(arn) D_Rocastle has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  D_Burn gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  E_Bergkamp is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  M_Clattenurg calls him over
          ...  M_Clattenurg tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  D_Rocastle floats it forward
          ...  N_Anelka latches onto the end of it
          ...  N_Anelka leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 48 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop plays it forward to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka attempts a low drive!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 48 :(wbn) F_Kainz plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Ledley keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  A great volley from J_Ledley !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 49 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  D_Rocastle is unmarked
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by E_Henderson
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Crouch chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of J_Pavlenka
Min. 50 :(wbn) Calmac is coming on for Park and playing AM
Min. 50 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  J_Zanetti gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 50 :(wbn) F_Kainz with a measured pass to J_Zanetti
          ...  J_Zanetti drives it low !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 56 :(wbn) F_Kainz races into the box
          ...  He sees E_Bergkamp lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  E_Bergkamp drives it low !
          ...  D_James blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 58 :(arn) S_Wiltord finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  S_Wiltord attempts a chip!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 58 :(wbn) F_Kainz holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to A_Addey
          ...  R_Holding reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 60 :(wbn) It seems Werder Bremen are making a tactical change to A
Min. 60 :(arn) E_Spence with an incisive pass to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka with a powerful diving header!
          ...  J_Pavlenka heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 60 :(wbn) J_Zanetti kicks P_Evra!
          ...  He is warned by M_Clattenurg
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 61 :(arn) P_Crouch with a glorious 60-yard pass to N_Anelka
          ...  J_Ekstrand bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 65 :(wbn) J_Zanetti spits at N_Anelka
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  M_Clattenurg calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 69 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp rushes through the defence
          ...  Good sliding challenge from D_Rocastle and it had to be
Min. 70 :(arn) There's going to be a change
          ...  Henrique will come on for P_Crouch and play DF
Min. 71 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp skips the challenge from P_Evra
          ...  C_Chambers gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 73 :(wbn) A_Addey can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  Henrique slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Addey lofts the ball in!
          ...  D_Burn belts it clear
Min. 75 :(arn) L_Suarez replaces N_Anelka to play as a FW
Min. 78 :(wbn) J_Zanetti lobs it over C_Chambers
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by S_Wiltord
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 81 :(arn) D_Rocastle skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to Henrique
          ...  Henrique with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  Looks like it should be J_Pavlenka's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  J_Pavlenka looks embarrassed!
          ...  Arsenal 2-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 83 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  L_Suarez gets on the end of it
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  J_Zanetti belts it clear
Min. 84 :(arn) B_Yaga is being brought on
          ...  D_Rocastle is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(arn) B_Yaga drives it across the face of the goal S_Wiltord
          ...  S_Wiltord with the shot on net !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 117,159
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_Rocastle (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_Crouch (37), Henrique (81)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Crouch (31)
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : F_Kainz
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Bergkamp (47), J_Ekstrand (61), J_Zanetti (65)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Arsenal      |  Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       10
Off target           :           6        |       7
On target            :           9        |       3
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       1
Fouls                :           6        |       10
Key Tackles          :           7        |       6
Key Passes           :          15        |       11
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Final Score          : Arsenal 2 - 0 Werder Bremen
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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  38   2   2   3  26 |  92   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  32   8   6  22 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Evra         DF   3  29  12  10  21 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Chambers     DF   2  29   8   8  22 |  92   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  28   9  12  21 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  29  10  12 |  92   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |  85   0   1   4   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  80  30
E_Spence       MF   2  10  29  10  40 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
S_Wiltord      MF   3  11  25   8  41 |  92   0   2   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  29  21 |  71   0   0   1   0   4   1   1   0   0  18  28  73
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  28  21 |  76   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  40
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  31  12   9  29 |  21   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  29   8  35 |   7   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Pavlenka     GK  32   3   1   2  21 |  92   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  31  12  10  41 |  92   0   4   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  58 -22 -22
J_Ekstrand     DF   1  30  12   7  22 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
L_Augustinson  DF   2  28   7   6  23 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Henderson    DF   2  26   8   7  21 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Park           MF   1   6  30   9  23 |  51   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
F_Kainz        MF   3   6  28  15  33 |  92   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
A_Addey        MF   2  11  26  10  32 |  92   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_Ledley       AM   1   6  28  17  30 |  92   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   6  29  34 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18   8   8
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  29  20 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Moisander    DF   2  26   9  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Calmac         AM   2   7  27  10  30 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Mo_Diame       MF   2  14  25   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   7  25  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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