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AS Roma 3 - 4 Real Madrid

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, AS Roma vs. Real Madrid (Wed Jan 22)


                              AS Roma  |  Real Madrid
                              4-3-3 P  |  4-4-2 A
                           Care Taker  |  Gareth Williams
                                       |
                           G_Banks GK  |  GK J_Reina
                             Bauer DF  |  DF A_Ranocchia
                        A_Arrondel DF  |  DF D_Carvajal
                           Roberto DF  |  DF D_A_Cole
                           J_Matip DF  |  DF M_Elliott
                              Zico MF  |  MF F_Ravanelli
                         C_Makiadi MF  |  MF Platini
                      G_Karagounis MF  |  MF P_McNamara
                            N_Kanu FW  |  MF Luis_Figo
                           Emerson FW  |  FW S_Mane
                          Geminiho FW  |  FW H_Sanchez
                                       |
                            A_Hugo SUB |  SUB L_Dita
                            Aldair SUB |  SUB K_Tierney
                      P_Huntington SUB |  SUB Beckenbauer
                           A_Pirlo SUB |  SUB Valverde
                         S_Iversen SUB |  SUB Matej_Vydra

Referee: W_Collum (Scotland)


Min. 3  :(rmd) F_Ravanelli beats J_Matip
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  F_Ravanelli with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 4  :(rmd) Platini backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  S_Mane latches onto the end of it
          ...  S_Mane looks to see where G_Banks is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  G_Banks gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by G_Banks !!
Min. 5  :(asr) Roberto pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  N_Kanu is clean through!
          ...  N_Kanu with a powerful header !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 7  :(asr) Bauer drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to Emerson
          ...  F_Ravanelli steals the ball of off him
Min. 9  :(asr) N_Kanu with electric pace
          ...  He eases past D_Carvajal
          ...  N_Kanu with a bicycle kick !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  W_Collum talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The AS Roma fans celebrate the goal
          ...  But it's been disallowed. The referee spotted a handball
Min. 10 :(asr) A_Arrondel slices it
          ...  G_Banks moves quickly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  AS Roma 0-1 Real Madrid ...
Min. 11 :(asr) The AS Roma manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 13 :(asr) Zico holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Geminiho
          ...  From long range Geminiho bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  J_Reina makes a difficult save
Min. 14 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  H_Sanchez runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  J_Matip with the tackle
Min. 15 :(rmd) Platini drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Sanchez
          ...  H_Sanchez fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  AS Roma 0-2 Real Madrid ...
Min. 17 :(rmd) M_Elliott with the heel pass to S_Mane
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Bauer
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Platini hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to S_Mane
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  G_Banks tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by P_McNamara!
          ...  H_Sanchez with the shot!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  G_Banks is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Platini plays it towards the near post!
          ...  H_Sanchez gets a shot in
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!
          ...  Just look at the delight!!
          ...  But it's been ruled out!
          ...  He was caught offside
Min. 18 :(rmd) Platini puts in M_Elliott
          ...  Roberto with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
Min. 20 :(asr) N_Kanu with the diagonal pass J_Matip
          ...  J_Matip runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Zico!
          ...  J_Reina fists it away!
Min. 25 :(asr) G_Karagounis runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  J_Matip latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  J_Matip fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  J_Reina is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  AS Roma 1-2 Real Madrid ...
Min. 28 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli with a short pass to find S_Mane
          ...  S_Mane fires a shot at goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs to the corner and gives the away fans the middle finger
          ...  AS Roma 1-3 Real Madrid ...
Min. 29 :(asr) Emerson with the dribble
          ...  Emerson with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But J_Reina just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  W_Collum has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 30 :(asr) Zico finds Emerson in acres of space
          ...  Emerson with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
Min. 31 :(asr) Zico kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Emerson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Emerson curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Geminiho chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  J_Reina easily claims the ball!
Min. 32 :(rmd) P_McNamara with a first time pass
          ...  S_Mane runs onto it!
          ...  But A_Arrondel puts the ball out of play
Min. 34 :(asr) C_Makiadi knocks it forward
          ...  D_A_Cole slips
          ...  Geminiho gets to it!
          ...  Geminiho has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But J_Reina hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 36 :(rmd) P_McNamara knocks it forward
          ...  Roberto slips
          ...  H_Sanchez gets to it!
          ...  H_Sanchez fires the shot in!
          ...  G_Banks claws it off the line
          ...  W_Collum consults his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  AS Roma 1-4 Real Madrid ...
Min. 37 :(asr) J_Matip backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  N_Kanu latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_A_Cole slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 38 :(rmd) D_Carvajal steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs A_Arrondel
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  D_Carvajal bears down on goal!
          ...  G_Banks fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(asr) C_Makiadi brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  N_Kanu makes himself available
          ...  N_Kanu shoots towards goal !
          ...  J_Reina with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 48 :(asr) Zico controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  Emerson gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  M_Elliott forces him off the ball
Min. 49 :(rmd) P_McNamara unselfishly lays the ball back to S_Mane
          ...  S_Mane goes for the top corner !
          ...  G_Banks blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: AS Roma 1-4 Real Madrid

Min. 51 :(rmd) A_Ranocchia retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  P_McNamara gets on the end of it
          ...  P_McNamara keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 53 :(rmd) S_Mane pushes it past J_Matip
          ...  N_Kanu muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  Platini knocks it forward
          ...  F_Ravanelli gets on the end of it
          ...  F_Ravanelli drives it towards goal !
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 54 :(asr) C_Makiadi holds the ball up
          ...  He sees A_Arrondel in space!
          ...  A_Ranocchia wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 55 :(rmd) D_A_Cole runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Roberto with a deliberate foul
          ...  W_Collum will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 55 :(rmd) Platini spots H_Sanchez who is in acres of space
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from H_Sanchez !
          ...  G_Banks saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 56 :(asr) Geminiho takes advantage of a bad back pass from D_Carvajal
          ...  Geminiho attempts a low drive!
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 57 :(rmd) P_McNamara with the mazy run
          ...  P_McNamara with a terrific drive !
          ...  Saved by G_Banks
Min. 60 :(asr) A_Pirlo comes on for C_Makiadi and takes up a MF role
Min. 61 :(asr) N_Kanu turns past D_A_Cole
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  N_Kanu with a terrific drive !
          ...  J_Reina with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 62 :(asr) A_Pirlo hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  N_Kanu latches onto it!
          ...  M_Elliott clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 63 :(asr) Emerson with a penetrating pass to Zico
          ...  Zico carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 63 :(rmd) D_A_Cole kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  H_Sanchez gets on the end of the pass
          ...  H_Sanchez tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  G_Banks gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by G_Banks !!
Min. 66 :(asr) N_Kanu could get a shot on goal here
          ...  N_Kanu with a thundering drive!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 67 :(asr) G_Karagounis can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu sees J_Reina off his line !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 69 :(asr) G_Karagounis brings it under control
          ...  He takes on A_Ranocchia
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Roberto!
          ...  Roberto with a terrific drive !
          ...  J_Reina parries it, he follows it up
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The defence had gone walk about!
          ...  AS Roma 2-4 Real Madrid ...
Min. 70 :(asr) Aldair is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Arrondel is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 71 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  H_Sanchez latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  H_Sanchez has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  G_Banks was beaten there!
Min. 72 :(asr) S_Iversen replaces Geminiho to play as a FW
Min. 72 :(asr) Zico with a short pass to find Emerson
          ...  Emerson with a little chip!
          ...  J_Reina manages to turn it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Karagounis plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It comes to Zico
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  J_Reina with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Aldair crosses it in!
          ...  J_Reina comes out and claims it!
Min. 75 :(asr) S_Iversen stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  S_Iversen with a terrific drive !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 76 :(asr) Zico turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Iversen
          ...  S_Iversen with a stunning strike !
          ...  J_Reina gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 77 :(asr) G_Karagounis looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  Roberto receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Roberto !
          ...  J_Reina just watches float over the bar!
Min. 77 :(asr) N_Kanu skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  H_Sanchez rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Care Taker looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 78 :(rmd) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  K_Tierney will come on for M_Elliott and play DF
Min. 79 :(rmd) Valverde is being prepared to come on
          ...  Platini is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 80 :(asr) S_Iversen cuts through the defence
          ...  S_Iversen has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 81 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra comes on for H_Sanchez and takes up a FW role
Min. 82 :(rmd) A_Ranocchia breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on G_Banks!
          ...  J_Matip brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's been hard done by for that!!
Min. 83 :(rmd) P_McNamara drives it across the face of the goal Matej_Vydra
          ...  Matej_Vydra with the strike !
          ...  G_Banks makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 83 :(asr) G_Karagounis sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Valverde with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 84 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Roberto
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in S_Mane!
          ...  S_Mane with the header !
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 87 :(asr) Roberto drives it forward to A_Pirlo
          ...  A_Pirlo curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  The net moves!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  AS Roma have pulled one back!
          ...  AS Roma 3-4 Real Madrid ...
Min. 87 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  S_Mane latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  S_Mane has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  G_Banks looks relieved there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(asr) N_Kanu plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  A_Ranocchia fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Care Taker looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 92 :(rmd) S_Mane takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  S_Mane with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  G_Banks with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 93 :(asr) N_Kanu finds Emerson with a ball over the defence
          ...  Emerson with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium

*************  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          : G_Karagounis
Scorers              : J_Matip (25), Roberto (69), A_Pirlo (87)
Sent Off             : J_Matip (82)
Booked               : N_Kanu (53), Roberto (55)
Injured              : N/A
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : H_Sanchez (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Arrondel (10 og), H_Sanchez (15,36), S_Mane (28)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : H_Sanchez (77)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             AS Roma      |  Real Madrid
Attempts on Goal     :          24        |       20
Off target           :          10        |       7
On target            :          14        |       13
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       7
Key Tackles          :           3        |       5
Key Passes           :          21        |       15
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Final Score          : AS Roma 3 - 4 Real Madrid
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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 |  98   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
Bauer          DF   2  29   9   5  32 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  29   4   7  12 |  74   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0
Roberto        DF   3  28   8   9  40 |  98   0   0   2   1   2   1   1   0   0  -2  38  34
J_Matip        DF   3  28   8   8  10 |  86   0   1   1   0   2   1   0   1   0 -10 -20   6
Zico           MF   3   8  29   8  30 |  98   0   0   6   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  60  11
C_Makiadi      MF   2   7  29   4  10 |  64   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
G_Karagounis   MF   2  10  28   9  33 |  98   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  30  21 |  98   0   0   2   0   6   0   1   0   0 -22  -2  11
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  29  21 |  98   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  32
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  27  31 |  76   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  30
A_Hugo         GK  27   2   3   1  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Aldair         DF   2  29   8   4  11 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Huntington   DF   1  25   8   6  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Pirlo        MF   1  13  27   7  11 |  34   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  35
S_Iversen      FW   2   7   8  25  32 |  22   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12

Player Statistics - Real Madrid
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  38   2   3   1  18 |  98  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
A_Ranocchia    DF   3  30  11   9  30 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
D_Carvajal     DF   1  30   9  10  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
D_A_Cole       DF   1  29   9  11  29 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
M_Elliott      DF   1  25   7   5  21 |  82   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  11  33   9  21 |  98   0   1   5   1   2   0   0   0   0  20  70   2
Platini        MF   3   4  30   6  32 |  83   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
P_McNamara     MF   2   7  25   7  33 |  98   0   0   4   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  60  11
Luis_Figo      MF   1   5  22   6  33 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mane         FW   2   6   8  25  30 |  98   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0   0   0  77
H_Sanchez      FW   2   6   6  23  31 |  85   0   0   0   0   7   2   1   0   0  -2  -2 100
L_Dita         GK  29   3   1   1  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Tierney      DF   3  32  12   7  32 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Beckenbauer    DF   2  30   9   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Valverde       MF   3   8  26   7  43 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  11   7  31  13 |  13   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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