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Elite League Cup Match 1

AS Roma - Aberdeen

Elite League Cup Group Match, AS Roma vs. Aberdeen (Wed May 22)


                              AS Roma  |  Aberdeen
                              4-3-3 C  |  4-5-1 C
                           Care Taker  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                         S_T_Perry GK  |  GK J_Reina
                             Bauer DF  |  DF D_Santon
                           J_Matip DF  |  DF W_A_Glen
                           Roberto DF  |  DF Papakoli_Diop
                       R_Carlos_Jr DF  |  DF Balde
                      G_Karagounis MF  |  MF Douglas_Costa
                           A_Pirlo MF  |  MF C_Gemmell
                           D_Solga MF  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                           G_Botti FW  |  MF D_Gaitnat
                        Ricardinho FW  |  MF J_Shaddix
                          Geminiho FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                                       |
                           S_Given SUB |  SUB C_Gordon
                        A_Arrondel SUB |  SUB A_Ramsey
                         C_Makiadi SUB |  SUB Almen_Abdi
                            L_Figo SUB |  SUB J_McArthur
                         R_M_Perry SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(abn) C_Gemmell heads the ball back to Douglas_Costa
          ...  Douglas_Costa has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But S_T_Perry tips it behind
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 2  :(abn) D_Gaitnat holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor shapes up for a shot!
          ...  S_T_Perry falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 3  :(asr) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  Geminiho seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  Geminiho with a powerful header !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 4  :(asr) G_Karagounis crosses into the box, finding Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho with the shot on net !
          ...  J_Reina parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And J_Reina recovers to save!!
Min. 8  :(abn) Douglas_Costa finds C_Gemmell in acres of space
          ...  A_Pirlo with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 10 :(abn) Balde breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on S_T_Perry!
          ...  D_Solga brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 12 :(asr) G_Botti cuts inside Papakoli_Diop
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  A left-footer by G_Botti !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  J_Reina moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 14 :(asr) Bauer has it now
          ...  He takes on D_Santon
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Ricardinho!
          ...  Ricardinho is through on goal!
          ...  The flag stays down
          ...  He just has J_Reina to beat
          ...  He lobs it over J_Reina
          ...  It goes over!!
Min. 15 :(abn) E_Adebayor brings it under control
          ...  He takes on D_Solga
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in W_A_Glen!
          ...  From long range W_A_Glen bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  S_T_Perry makes a fine save
Min. 20 :(asr) G_Karagounis chips the ball over the defence and finds G_Botti
          ...  Papakoli_Diop wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Solga chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  J_Matip gets something on it!
          ...  J_Reina is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 21 :(asr) A_Pirlo with a glorious long pass to Ricardinho
          ...  But D_Santon wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but J_Eriksson has none of it.
Min. 22 :(abn) Douglas_Costa with a measured pass to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix swings in the shot!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 23 :(abn) J_Shaddix with a probing pass to Douglas_Costa
          ...  Douglas_Costa tries to beat S_T_Perry!
          ...  S_T_Perry fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 24 :(asr) Geminiho finds J_Matip with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Papakoli_Diop plays it back
          ...  J_Reina slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pirlo floats the ball in!
          ...  W_A_Glen gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 24 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart hoists the ball across to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor looks to see where S_T_Perry is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  S_T_Perry gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 26 :(asr) D_Solga drives it across the face of the goal Geminiho
          ...  Balde brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 27 :(abn) C_Gemmell latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  R_Carlos_Jr wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 28 :(asr) Ricardinho gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside D_Gaitnat!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Ricardinho sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 29 :(abn) Douglas_Costa kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  Douglas_Costa swings in the shot!
          ...  S_T_Perry with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 37 :(asr) Geminiho sidesteps D_Santon
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Geminiho tries to beat J_Reina!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered into the top corner!
          ...  That's given AS Roma the advantage!
          ...  AS Roma 1-0 Aberdeen ...
Min. 38 :(asr) G_Karagounis with the header on
          ...  He finds Geminiho in space
          ...  But Balde slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 39 :(asr) A_Pirlo sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Bauer
          ...  Bauer drives the shot in!
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 40 :(abn) J_Shaddix with a measured pass to Douglas_Costa
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  G_Botti looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 41 :(asr) Ricardinho turns past Balde
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  W_A_Glen brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 42 :(asr) R_Carlos_Jr brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  G_Karagounis gets on the end of the pass
          ...  W_A_Glen brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 42 :(abn) C_Gemmell curls the ball out wide to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But S_T_Perry makes a superb stop down low
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat crosses it in!
          ...  W_A_Glen gets something on it!
          ...  S_T_Perry can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  S_T_Perry has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(abn) J_Shaddix drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  S_T_Perry watches it sail wide!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AS Roma 1-0 Aberdeen

Min. 51 :(asr) G_Karagounis sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  Bauer runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  W_A_Glen plays the back pass
          ...  J_Reina can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Matip hits it into the box!
          ...  J_Reina catches it!
Min. 52 :(asr) Ricardinho is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to J_Matip
          ...  J_Matip with the side footed shot!
          ...  J_Reina makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 52 :(abn) E_Adebayor takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  Geminiho with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  What's J_Eriksson going to give?
          ...  PENALTY !! That's another outrageous decision!!
          ...  E_Adebayor places the ball on the spot!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's got Aberdeen back level!
          ...  AS Roma 1-1 Aberdeen...
Min. 57 :(asr) Geminiho sidesteps W_A_Glen
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  Geminiho with the shot on net !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 58 :(abn) E_Adebayor sidesteps J_Matip
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  E_Adebayor goes for the top corner !
          ...  S_T_Perry blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 62 :(asr) G_Botti finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  Cleaned up by Papakoli_Diop
Min. 62 :(abn) Papakoli_Diop kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  C_Gemmell gets on the end of the pass
          ...  C_Gemmell hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 63 :(abn) D_Gaitnat lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  E_Adebayor latches on to it
          ...  Cleared by R_Carlos_Jr
Min. 65 :(asr) A_Pirlo with a neat pass into G_Botti
          ...  D_Santon plays it back
          ...  J_Reina slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Karagounis swings it in!
          ...  Geminiho gets his head on it
          ...  J_Reina beats the ball away
Min. 66 :(asr) G_Botti finds Ricardinho in acres of space
          ...  Ricardinho with the crafty shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Karagounis drives it into the box!
          ...  It is cleared by W_A_Glen
Min. 66 :(abn) Douglas_Costa with a burst of pace
          ...  Roberto beats him to the ball
Min. 70 :(asr) A_Arrondel will replace the useless J_Matip and will play DF
Min. 70 :(abn) There's going to be a change
          ...  A_Ramsey will come on for D_Santon and play DF
Min. 70 :(asr) G_Botti takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  The ball hits R_VD_Vaart in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 70 :(abn) The ball goes loose!
          ...  C_Gemmell gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  C_Gemmell rifles it at the goal !
          ...  S_T_Perry with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 72 :(abn) E_Adebayor nutmegs Roberto
          ...  Ricardinho fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 75 :(abn) J_McArthur is coming on and E_Adebayor is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 77 :(asr) C_Makiadi is being brought on
          ...  A_Pirlo is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 81 :(asr) Bauer looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  Bauer with a powerful header !
          ...  J_Reina with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 81 :(abn) J_Shaddix takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Roberto with a clumsy challenge
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  Balde with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  S_T_Perry gets up well to catch that one
Min. 82 :(asr) L_Figo is going to be brought on
          ...  G_Botti is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 83 :(asr) L_Figo with an in swinging cross to Geminiho
          ...  A powerful header from Geminiho !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 83 :(abn) J_McArthur pass splits open the defence and finds D_Gaitnat
          ...  D_Gaitnat tries the shot !
          ...  But S_T_Perry is equal to it
Min. 84 :(asr) C_Makiadi looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Karagounis
          ...  R_VD_Vaart with the foul
          ...  J_Eriksson shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(abn) J_McArthur with the diagonal pass Douglas_Costa
          ...  Douglas_Costa hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into S_T_Perry's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 90 :(asr) D_Solga looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards Geminiho
          ...  But A_Ramsey with the fine tackle
Min. 93 :(abn) J_Shaddix with the cross-field pass to W_A_Glen
          ...  W_A_Glen sees S_T_Perry off his line !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  S_T_Perry dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had S_T_Perry beaten!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Olimpico Stadium
Attendance           : 70,000
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : Geminiho
Scorers              : Geminiho (37)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Pirlo (8), D_Solga (10), Ricardinho (72)
Injured              : N/A
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : E_Adebayor (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Adebayor (52 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_VD_Vaart (84)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             AS Roma      |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       18
Off target           :           8        |       7
On target            :           6        |       11
Possession           :          37        |       63
Corners              :           5        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          10        |       11
Key Tackles          :           4        |       12
Key Passes           :          16        |       15
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Final Score          : AS Roma 1 - 1 Aberdeen
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Player Statistics - AS Roma
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_T_Perry      GK  31   2   2   2  22 |  96  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
Bauer          DF   2  27   9   5  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
J_Matip        DF   3  27   8   7  10 |  73   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Roberto        DF   3  27   8   8  40 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Carlos_Jr    DF   3  26   6   5  41 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
G_Karagounis   MF   2  10  27   8  33 |  96   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
A_Pirlo        MF   1  13  26   7  11 |  80   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -2
D_Solga        MF   2  10  25  10  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
G_Botti        FW   1   9   9  30  32 |  85   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
Ricardinho     FW   3   5  12  27  40 |  96   0   0   1   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2   8   1
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  26  31 |  96   0   0   1   0   6   1   0   0   0   0  10  58
S_Given        GK  31   2   1   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  27   4   7  12 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makiadi      MF   2   7  27   4  10 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Figo         MF   1   7  25  10  40 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_M_Perry      FW   1   9  11  26  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Aberdeen
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_Reina        GK  36   2   3   1  18 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
D_Santon       DF   2  31  11   6  24 |  73   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  29   7   8  31 |  96   0   5   0   0   3   0   0   0   0 100   0  12
Papakoli_Diop  DF   2  28  16   8  24 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
Balde          DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
Douglas_Costa  MF   2   8  31  11  42 |  96   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  31
C_Gemmell      MF   3   9  29  12  28 |  96   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  11
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  29   9  24 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
D_Gaitnat      MF   2  10  29  10  31 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
J_Shaddix      MF   3  11  28  18  31 |  96   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  30  35 |  78   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  67
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Ramsey       DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  23   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  28  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_McArthur     FW   3   7  28   7  12 |  18   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  28  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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