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Elite League Cup Match 1

AS Roma 2 - 2 Celtic FC

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, AS Roma vs. Celtic FC (Wed Nov 27)


                              AS Roma  |  Celtic FC
                              4-4-2 N  |  5-3-2 P
                           Care Taker  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                           G_Banks GK  |  GK H_Gomes
                            Aldair DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                             Bauer DF  |  DF P_A_Cocu
                           J_Matip DF  |  DF H_Bellerin
                           Roberto DF  |  DF C_Metzelder
                              Zico MF  |  DF J_A_Riise
                      G_Karagounis MF  |  MF C_Makelele
                         C_Makiadi MF  |  MF C_Ronaldo
                          S_Gruber MF  |  MF D_Boerrigter
                            N_Kanu FW  |  FW M_Phisbaena
                           Emerson FW  |  FW M_McKay
                                       |
                            A_Hugo SUB |  SUB P_Dahlberg
                        A_Arrondel SUB |  SUB C_Kabasele
                             D_Ali SUB |  SUB R_V_Persie
                            L_Figo SUB |  SUB L_Holtby
                          Geminiho SUB |  SUB P_McGowan

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 2  :(asr) N_Kanu beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  N_Kanu hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It was a top drawer goal
          ...  AS Roma go ahead in this match now!
          ...  AS Roma 1-0 Celtic FC ...
Min. 3  :(cfc) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Celtic FC will now be playing A
Min. 10 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves the defender behind
          ...  A thundering drive by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb strike!
          ...  His team mates join him in a celebration
          ...  They dance around his shirt in delight!!
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  AS Roma 1-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 11 :(cfc) The Celtic FC manager shouts at them from the touchline to play P
Min. 12 :(asr) Bauer looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Emerson
          ...  But B_Howedes clears the ball to safety
Min. 17 :(asr) The ball goes loose!
          ...  Emerson seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  Emerson with the header !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 19 :(cfc) B_Howedes with a slide rule pass to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 22 :(cfc) D_Boerrigter with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  D_Boerrigter sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 23 :(asr) G_Karagounis runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Emerson
          ...  Emerson bears down on goal!
          ...  H_Gomes blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 24 :(asr) C_Makiadi unselfishly lays the ball back to Emerson
          ...  P_A_Cocu with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 24 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets up high for the header !
          ...  G_Banks just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 28 :(cfc) M_McKay beats Aldair
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  M_McKay could have let it bounce!
          ...  G_Banks blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 29 :(asr) C_Makiadi with a first time pass
          ...  N_Kanu runs onto it!
          ...  J_A_Riise reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 29 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo with an in swinging cross to M_McKay
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Matip
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 30 :(asr) Zico is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 30 :(cfc) D_Boerrigter holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to P_A_Cocu
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  N_Kanu hits it out for a throw
Min. 31 :(asr) C_Makiadi pulls it back to Emerson
          ...  Emerson curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 31 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo finds the run of H_Bellerin
          ...  J_Matip knocks the ball back to G_Banks
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past G_Banks!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo hits it into the box!
          ...  The ball finds its way to M_McKay
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But G_Banks comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 34 :(cfc) D_Boerrigter crosses in from the wing, he finds J_A_Riise in the box
          ...  But Bauer puts the ball out of play
Min. 36 :(asr) Zico with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu looks to see where H_Gomes is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  H_Gomes with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 39 :(cfc) The ball rolls free!
          ...  B_Howedes takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  B_Howedes hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  G_Banks moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  G_Banks catches it with style!
Min. 41 :(asr) Emerson with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  Emerson goes for the top corner !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered home!
          ...  That puts AS Roma ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  AS Roma 2-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 42 :(cfc) Celtic FC altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(cfc) D_Boerrigter jumps over Roberto's challenge
          ...  D_Boerrigter drives the shot in!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 47 :(asr) Bauer sidesteps C_Makelele
          ...  But B_Howedes wins the tackle cleanly

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AS Roma 2-1 Celtic FC

Min. 53 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  An audacious effort from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  G_Banks manages to turn it behind
Min. 55 :(asr) N_Kanu slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  Blocked by P_A_Cocu
Min. 55 :(cfc) M_McKay gains possession
          ...  J_Matip hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo crosses it in!
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets his head on it
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Boerrigter plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It comes to J_A_Riise
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Looks like it should be G_Banks's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  G_Banks looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 56 :(cfc) H_Bellerin is clutching his leg!
          ...  The Celtic FC physio rushes on
          ...  He isn't able to carry on!
Min. 56 :(cfc) C_Kabasele is being brought on
          ...  H_Bellerin is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 58 :(asr) G_Karagounis looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Matip
          ...  J_Matip with the drive!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Gruber lofts the ball in!
          ...  N_Kanu with the shot!
          ...  H_Gomes gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 58 :(cfc) D_Boerrigter plays it forward to M_McKay
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Bauer takes possession
Min. 59 :(asr) Roberto hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Emerson latches onto it!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from C_Kabasele
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makiadi hits it into the box!
          ...  Emerson with the shot!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 60 :(cfc) L_Holtby will replace D_Boerrigter and play MF
Min. 61 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to C_Makelele
          ...  Roberto gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 63 :(cfc) M_McKay runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs J_Matip
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  M_McKay with the shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He starts to run the full length of the pitch!
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  AS Roma 2-2 Celtic FC ...
Min. 64 :(cfc) Celtic FC restructured their strategy to P
Min. 64 :(asr) Zico with a glorious 60-yard pass to Emerson
          ...  M_McKay reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 65 :(asr) Zico with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past C_Kabasele
          ...  He knocks it to N_Kanu!
          ...  J_A_Riise with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 66 :(cfc) M_McKay controls it with ease
          ...  M_McKay with the header !
          ...  G_Banks won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 67 :(asr) Geminiho is coming on for Emerson and playing FW
Min. 69 :(cfc) C_Makelele finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  Aldair with the tackle
Min. 70 :(cfc) R_V_Persie is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Howedes is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 76 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  S_Gruber with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  A_Dali tells him to calm his game down a bit
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  L_Holtby knocks it forward
          ...  C_Makelele gets on the end of it
          ...  C_Makelele with the attempt at goal!
          ...  G_Banks makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 76 :(cfc) M_McKay makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  M_McKay attempts the shot!
          ...  G_Banks with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 77 :(asr) A_Arrondel replaces Bauer to play as a DF
Min. 77 :(asr) D_Ali is coming on for G_Karagounis and will play MF
Min. 79 :(asr) S_Gruber with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  L_Holtby goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 81 :(asr) D_Ali looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 83 :(asr) C_Makiadi looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  H_Gomes takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 84 :(asr) D_Ali cuts the ball back to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho is in acres of space!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  He tries to round H_Gomes
          ...  He nutmegs H_Gomes
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  H_Gomes recovers to save it !!
Min. 84 :(cfc) R_V_Persie unselfishly lays the ball back to M_Phisbaena
          ...  Roberto tackles from behind
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  A_Dali wants a quiet word
Min. 84 :(cfc) M_McKay controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Cleaned up by J_Matip
Min. 85 :(asr) S_Gruber looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho swings in the shot!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into H_Gomes's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 85 :(cfc) L_Holtby plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  R_V_Persie decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  A_Arrondel reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo curls it into the box!
          ...  J_A_Riise tries to place the shot!
          ...  But G_Banks tips it behind
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 86 :(cfc) M_McKay with a well-controlled run
          ...  But A_Arrondel reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 92 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo volleys it forward. He finds C_Makelele
          ...  C_Makelele could have let it bounce!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!

*************  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          : N_Kanu
Scorers              : N_Kanu (2), Emerson (41)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_McKay (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Phisbaena (10), M_McKay (63)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Holtby (79)
Injured              : H_Bellerin (56)
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Match Statistics
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                              AS Roma     |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       17
Off target           :           7        |       8
On target            :           7        |       9
Possession           :          37        |       63
Corners              :           2        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       6
Key Tackles          :          11        |       8
Key Passes           :          15        |       13
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Final Score          : AS Roma 2 - 2 Celtic FC
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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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G_Banks        GK  29   3   1   3  12 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
Aldair         DF   2  29   8   4  11 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Bauer          DF   2  28   9   5  32 |  79   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Matip        DF   3  28   8   8  10 |  94   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   1
Roberto        DF   3  27   8   8  40 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Zico           MF   3   8  29   8  30 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
G_Karagounis   MF   2  10  28   9  33 |  79   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
C_Makiadi      MF   2   7  28   4  10 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
S_Gruber       MF   3   8  27   8  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  30  21 |  94   0   1   0   0   5   1   0   0   0  20   0  57
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  29  21 |  69   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  48
A_Hugo         GK  27   2   3   1  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  29   4   7  12 |  15   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
D_Ali          MF   3   9  26  15  33 |  15   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
L_Figo         MF   1   7  26  10  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  27  31 |  25   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21

Player Statistics - Celtic FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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H_Gomes        GK  38   2   3   7  41 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  34  11   9  23 |  72   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10  10
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  32   8  11  30 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  29  10  10  23 |  58   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  28   8   9  30 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  94   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0  11
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  30  10  30 |  94   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  28   8  21 |  94   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
D_Boerrigter   MF   2   9  25  12  32 |  62   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   2
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  35  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  47
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  94   0   1   1   0   6   1   0   0   0  20  10  67
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  30   8   6  30 |  36   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_V_Persie     DF   2   9  30  14  31 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  30   8  21 |  32   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  36  16 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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