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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 1

AS Roma - Aston Villa

Elite FA Cup Qualifier 1st Leg Match, AS Roma vs. Aston Villa (Wed May 01)


                              AS Roma  |  Aston Villa
                              4-5-1 A  |  4-3-1-2 A
                           Care Taker  |  Pierre Van Rossum
                                       |
                           S_Given GK  |  GK Dino_Zoff
                           J_Matip DF  |  DF P_Livingstone
                            Aldair DF  |  DF A_Cissokho
                           Roberto DF  |  DF Ayala
                        A_Arrondel DF  |  DF K_Femenia
                      G_Karagounis MF  |  MF J_Litmanen
                         C_Makiadi MF  |  MF J_Butland
                           A_Pirlo MF  |  MF K_Commons
                            L_Figo MF  |  AM Ze_Roberto
                        S_Berghuis MF  |  FW M_Bombarda
                           G_Botti FW  |  FW O_Bierhoff
                                       |
                           G_Banks SUB |  SUB F_Eggington
                             Bauer SUB |  SUB D_Abdoun
                       R_Carlos_Jr SUB |  SUB C_Moreno
                           D_Solga SUB |  SUB B_Charlton
                          Geminiho SUB |  SUB A_Arshavin

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 1  :(asv) O_Bierhoff cuts inside A_Arrondel
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Roberto rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's J_Hunye going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 2  :(asv) J_Butland is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  O_Bierhoff latches onto the ball
          ...  O_Bierhoff has a go!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 3  :(asr) A_Pirlo controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  G_Botti gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Ayala is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Dino_Zoff misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Aldair crosses it in!
          ...  Dino_Zoff easily catches it!
Min. 8  :(asr) G_Botti sprints past M_Bombarda
          ...  G_Botti with the chance !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  Dino_Zoff saves it !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Karagounis floats the ball in!
          ...  L_Figo tries to place the shot!
          ...  Dino_Zoff has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Dino_Zoff reacts well to save!!!
Min. 10 :(asr) G_Karagounis off the woodwork.
          ...  L_Figo picks up the deflection
          ...  L_Figo rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 13 :(asr) L_Figo takes advantage of a mistake by Ayala
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  L_Figo attempts a low drive!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 13 :(asv) K_Commons runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  A_Arrondel slices it
          ...  S_Given moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Butland
          ...  O_Bierhoff gets something on it!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  S_Given moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  S_Given catches it with style!
Min. 14 :(asv) J_Litmanen gets to the by line and finds O_Bierhoff with a beautiful cross
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by A_Arrondel
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Commons crosses it in!
          ...  It comes to Ze_Roberto
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  S_Given gathers it comfortably
Min. 17 :(asr) L_Figo finds G_Botti on the edge of the box
          ...  K_Femenia tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pirlo floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to G_Botti
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  AS Roma go ahead in this match now!
          ...  AS Roma 1-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 18 :(asr) G_Botti could get a shot on goal here
          ...  G_Botti with the side footed shot!
          ...  The shot slips through Dino_Zoff's hands
          ...  But Dino_Zoff recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 21 :(asr) A_Pirlo is first to the loose ball
          ...  A_Pirlo curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Dino_Zoff makes a difficult save
Min. 21 :(asv) J_Butland nutmegs Aldair
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  L_Figo takes possession
Min. 23 :(asr) A_Pirlo hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  G_Botti latches onto it!
          ...  G_Botti with the shot !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets his fingertips to it
Min. 24 :(asv) K_Commons controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  J_Litmanen gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Roberto takes possession
Min. 25 :(asv) J_Butland flicks the ball through
          ...  A_Cissokho runs onto it!
          ...  G_Karagounis makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 27 :(asv) K_Commons is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Ze_Roberto
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Roberto
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ayala hits it towards the far post!
          ...  S_Given comes out and claims it!
Min. 29 :(asv) K_Femenia beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  Roberto reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 31 :(asv) J_Butland gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside A_Arrondel!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Aldair knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But J_Hunye just turns away!
Min. 35 :(asv) Ze_Roberto with the Cruyff turn
          ...  Ze_Roberto attempts the shot!
          ...  But S_Given tips it over
          ...  J_Hunye has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 37 :(asv) K_Commons moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Litmanen
          ...  J_Litmanen cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  S_Given is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 39 :(asv) K_Commons picks up a loose ball
          ...  S_Berghuis wins the ball well
          ...  J_Hunye has given a free kick
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 40 :(asr) A_Pirlo is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But J_Hunye waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat Dino_Zoff
          ...  He rounds Dino_Zoff
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  It hits post!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  AS Roma 2-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 42 :(asv) J_Litmanen finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  A delicate chip from J_Litmanen !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(asv) J_Butland finds M_Bombarda with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  M_Bombarda tries to beat S_Given from outside the area!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 48 :(asr) A_Pirlo with a precise ball to G_Botti
          ...  Ayala wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 49 :(asv) J_Litmanen with the header on
          ...  He finds J_Butland in space
          ...  J_Butland hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  S_Given will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  AS Roma 2-1 Aston Villa ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AS Roma 2-1 Aston Villa

Min. 49 :(asv) K_Commons runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda flings a shot at goal !
          ...  S_Given tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 54 :(asv) J_Litmanen with a smart pass to Ze_Roberto
          ...  Ze_Roberto with a terrific drive !
          ...  S_Given takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 56 :(asv) Ze_Roberto finds M_Bombarda in acres of space
          ...  M_Bombarda launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  S_Given parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 59 :(asr) C_Makiadi looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to S_Berghuis
          ...  S_Berghuis carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 61 :(asr) S_Berghuis jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  But Ayala clears the danger
Min. 61 :(asv) K_Femenia hoofs it up field to find O_Bierhoff
          ...  O_Bierhoff with the strike !
          ...  S_Given watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 63 :(asv) K_Commons backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Ze_Roberto latches onto the end of it
          ...  A delicate header from Ze_Roberto !
          ...  S_Given gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 65 :(asv) D_Abdoun is coming on for Ayala and will play DF
Min. 65 :(asv) C_Moreno will come on for K_Femenia and play DF
Min. 65 :(asv) D_Abdoun has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past A_Arrondel
          ...  He knocks it to O_Bierhoff!
          ...  O_Bierhoff with the shot on net !
          ...  But S_Given makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 68 :(asr) S_Berghuis sidesteps C_Moreno
          ...  S_Berghuis hits a great drive!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 70 :(asr) Bauer will replace Roberto and play DF
Min. 70 :(asr) D_Solga will replace S_Berghuis and play MF
Min. 70 :(asv) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  A_Arshavin will come on for M_Bombarda and play FW
Min. 72 :(asv) J_Litmanen with a smart pass to A_Arshavin
          ...  But Aldair slides in two footed.
          ...  J_Hunye has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 73 :(asr) G_Karagounis gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside D_Abdoun!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  G_Karagounis with a powerful downward header!
          ...  Dino_Zoff saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 74 :(asr) C_Makiadi lays the ball back to Aldair
          ...  From long range Aldair bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  Dino_Zoff parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 74 :(asv) J_Litmanen fires over a low cross to C_Moreno
          ...  G_Karagounis rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's J_Hunye going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 75 :(asr) Geminiho is being prepared to come on
          ...  G_Botti is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 75 :(asr) AS Roma's manager orders his side to play D
Min. 76 :(asr) L_Figo plays a first time ball through the defence to Geminiho
          ...  C_Moreno is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Dino_Zoff misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makiadi floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to Aldair
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Dino_Zoff parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 79 :(asr) A_Pirlo with the diagonal pass Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho with the shot on net !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  AS Roma 3-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 81 :(asv) J_Litmanen with a glorious 60-yard pass to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin drives it low !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 81 :(asr) Geminiho with a slick pass to J_Matip
          ...  J_Butland with a bad challenge
          ...  J_Hunye will want to speak to him
          ...  J_Hunye warns him
Min. 81 :(asv) D_Abdoun looks injured. He's been stretchered off
          ...  He isn't going to continue
          ...  They have no substitutions left. Will play a man down
Min. 82 :(asv) J_Litmanen cuts the ball back to C_Moreno
          ...  C_Moreno fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  O_Bierhoff plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of S_Given
Min. 83 :(asr) G_Karagounis with a reverse pass to Aldair
          ...  Aldair leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  Looks like it should be Dino_Zoff's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 86 :(asr) Bauer volleys it forward. He finds D_Solga
          ...  D_Solga drives it towards goal !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets up well to catch that one
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 93 :(asv) C_Moreno takes advantage of a mistake by Bauer
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  J_Matip cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 94 :(asr) L_Figo with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past P_Livingstone
          ...  He knocks it to Geminiho!
          ...  Geminiho shapes up for a shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  AS Roma 4-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 94 :(asv) K_Commons loses Geminiho
          ...  K_Commons with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Olimpico Stadium
Attendance           : 65,895
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : A_Pirlo (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Botti (17,40), Geminiho (79,94)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Berghuis (39)
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : J_Litmanen
Scorers              : J_Butland (49)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : D_Abdoun (81)
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Match Statistics
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                              AS Roma     |  Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       17
Off target           :           4        |       10
On target            :          14        |       7
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           4        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       8
Key Tackles          :          12        |       5
Key Passes           :          14        |       18
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Final Score          : AS Roma 4 - 1 Aston Villa
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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_Given        GK  31   2   1   1  31 |  98   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
J_Matip        DF   3  27   8   7  10 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Aldair         DF   2  27   8   4  11 |  98   0   2   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  40   0  12
Roberto        DF   3  27   8   8  40 |  74   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  27   4   7  12 |  98   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
G_Karagounis   MF   2  10  27   8  33 |  98   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20  10
C_Makiadi      MF   2   7  27   4  10 |  98   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Pirlo        MF   1  13  26   7  11 |  98   0   0   5   3   1   0   0   0   0   0 110  10
L_Figo         MF   1   7  25  10  40 |  98   0   1   3   1   3   0   0   0   0  40  70  41
S_Berghuis     MF   2   4  24  16  20 |  74   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   9
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  30  32 |  79   0   0   0   0   5   2   0   0   0   0   0 100
G_Banks        GK  29   3   1   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Bauer          DF   2  27   9   5  32 |  24   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Carlos_Jr    DF   3  26   6   5  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Solga        MF   2  10  25  10  19 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  26  31 |  19   0   0   1   0   2   2   0   0   0   0  10  70

Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Dino_Zoff      GK  33   2   2   3  30 |  98  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  29  10   8  31 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cissokho     DF   2  28  11   6  12 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ayala          DF   2  27  11   5  11 |  69   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  27   9   6  32 |  69   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Litmanen     MF   3   9  29   7  22 |  98   0   0   7   1   2   0   0   0   0 -20  70 -18
J_Butland      MF   2   9  28  11  41 |  98   0   0   3   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  30  35
K_Commons      MF   1   8  26  10  32 |  98   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   1
Ze_Roberto     AM   1  10  23  16  11 |  98   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  10  31
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  28  22 |  74   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
O_Bierhoff     FW   1   8  10  27  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  26   9   7  30 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
C_Moreno       DF   2  25   9   9  32 |  29   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
B_Charlton     MF   1   8  26   9  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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