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Elite FA Cup,

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Aston Villa vs. Aberdeen (Thu Dec 07)


                          Aston Villa  |  Aberdeen
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-5-1 C
                           Care Taker  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                          Valdivia GK  |  GK L_Fabianski
                            Baresi DF  |  DF B_Bryn
                           D_Sloan DF  |  DF D_Burford
                         K_Wemberg DF  |  DF A_Macheda
                        S_Ferguson DF  |  DF A_Pereira
                          G_Driver MF  |  MF Douglas_Costa
                              Kaka MF  |  MF R_Nainggolan
                            P_Cocu MF  |  MF Almen_Abdi
                        B_Charlton MF  |  MF D_Gaitnat
                          E_Cavani FW  |  MF J_McArthur
                         S_Corchia FW  |  FW J_Digweed
                                       |
                          P_Hankey SUB |  SUB R_Locke
                        A_Arrondel SUB |  SUB J_Simunovic
                           E_Silva SUB |  SUB D_E_Boyata
                         N_Kalavee SUB |  SUB N_Piere
                              Raul SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 1  :(asv) E_Cavani runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off D_Burford back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  E_Cavani with a stunning strike !
          ...  L_Fabianski falls over
          ...  But L_Fabianski is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 2  :(abn) J_McArthur takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Digweed
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from S_Ferguson
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Nainggolan floats the ball in!
          ...  A_Pereira with the shot!
          ...  But Valdivia dives to his left
          ...  I think Valdivia just got a hand on that one
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 4  :(asv) E_Cavani has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past B_Bryn
          ...  He knocks it to S_Corchia!
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  A_Pereira hits it out for a throw
Min. 5  :(abn) Almen_Abdi gets to the by line and finds Douglas_Costa with a beautiful cross
          ...  A well-placed shot from Douglas_Costa !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 6  :(asv) E_Cavani jumps over D_Gaitnat's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  E_Cavani rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  L_Fabianski tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Driver hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to Kaka
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  L_Fabianski saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 6  :(abn) Almen_Abdi plays it forward to B_Bryn
          ...  B_Charlton gathers up the loose ball
Min. 9  :(asv) S_Corchia takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  D_Burford reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 11 :(asv) E_Cavani looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to S_Corchia
          ...  A_Pereira with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 12 :(asv) E_Cavani with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past D_Burford
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  D_Gaitnat hits it out for a throw
Min. 13 :(abn) J_Digweed pushes it past P_Cocu
          ...  But S_Ferguson puts it in row Z!
Min. 15 :(asv) Kaka runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  S_Corchia latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  S_Corchia 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!
          ...  B_Charlton curls it into the box!
          ...  L_Fabianski easily claims the ball!
Min. 15 :(asv) P_Cocu cuts the ball back to Kaka
          ...  Almen_Abdi fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 16 :(asv) B_Charlton backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  S_Corchia latches onto the end of it
          ...  Douglas_Costa wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 16 :(abn) J_McArthur is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  J_Digweed latches onto the ball
          ...  J_Digweed leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  Valdivia can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Valdivia makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 17 :(abn) J_Digweed flicks it past K_Wemberg
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  A thundering drive by J_Digweed !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  Valdivia is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Nainggolan drives it into the box!
          ...  The ball finds its way to Douglas_Costa
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Valdivia gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 18 :(abn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  D_Gaitnat is through!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by D_Sloan
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Almen_Abdi chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Valdivia fists it away!
Min. 21 :(asv) P_Cocu with a neat pass into E_Cavani
          ...  E_Cavani has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But L_Fabianski just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 26 :(asv) G_Driver plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  S_Corchia decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  S_Corchia with a powerful downward header!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 28 :(abn) Almen_Abdi spits at E_Cavani
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 29 :(asv) S_Corchia brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  E_Cavani gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Cavani beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  L_Fabianski comes towards him
          ...  He nutmegs L_Fabianski
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  L_Fabianski recovers to save it !!
Min. 31 :(abn) D_Burford has it now
          ...  He takes on K_Wemberg
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_McArthur!
          ...  J_McArthur has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 32 :(asv) Kaka with the towering header to Baresi
          ...  A glorious effort by Baresi !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 34 :(asv) P_Cocu gets possession in his own half
          ...  B_Bryn bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 37 :(asv) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  B_Charlton is through!
          ...  R_Nainggolan clears with a diving header
Min. 37 :(abn) Almen_Abdi bursts forward
          ...  Almen_Abdi with a thundering volley!
          ...  But Valdivia just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(abn) R_Nainggolan hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Digweed latches onto it!
          ...  J_Digweed rifles it to the far post !
          ...  Valdivia gathers it easily
Min. 44 :(abn) D_Burford controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Almen_Abdi gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Kaka with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  O_Hategan refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 44 :(abn) J_Digweed knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  J_Digweed with the goal bound shot!
          ...  Valdivia heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 45 :(asv) B_Charlton boots it towards G_Driver
          ...  B_Bryn clears with a diving header
Min. 45 :(abn) J_McArthur with electric pace
          ...  He eases past Baresi
          ...  J_McArthur controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  Valdivia gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 46 :(abn) The ball goes loose!
          ...  D_Burford seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  K_Wemberg makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Douglas_Costa drives it into the box!
          ...  S_Ferguson reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 0-0 Aberdeen

Min. 46 :(abn) D_Gaitnat gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside S_Ferguson!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  K_Wemberg reads the play well
Min. 47 :(asv) S_Corchia runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  S_Corchia unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  Brilliant save from L_Fabianski
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 48 :(abn) J_McArthur holds the ball up
          ...  He sees Douglas_Costa in space!
          ...  Douglas_Costa with his head down lets it go !
          ...  Valdivia makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 53 :(asv) G_Driver finds E_Cavani with a ball over the defence
          ...  E_Cavani beats the offside trap!
          ...  He runs at L_Fabianski
          ...  He rounds L_Fabianski
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  Its hit the side netting!!
Min. 53 :(abn) R_Nainggolan hits a hard pass to B_Bryn
          ...  B_Bryn with the side footed shot!
          ...  Valdivia gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 55 :(asv) G_Driver with a smart pass to D_Sloan
          ...  D_Sloan drives it towards goal !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 55 :(abn) J_McArthur with a probing pass to D_Gaitnat
          ...  A vicious shot by D_Gaitnat !
          ...  Valdivia gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 58 :(asv) S_Corchia has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Digweed!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  From long range S_Corchia bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 59 :(abn) J_McArthur makes the tackle
          ...  J_McArthur heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  Valdivia manages to turn it behind
Min. 60 :(asv) N_Kalavee is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Charlton is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 61 :(asv) E_Cavani runs at D_Burford
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  D_Gaitnat hits it out for a throw
Min. 62 :(abn) Almen_Abdi heads the ball back to D_Gaitnat
          ...  A powerful shot by D_Gaitnat !
          ...  But Valdivia tips it over
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 64 :(abn) J_Digweed with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  A left-footer by J_Digweed !
          ...  But Valdivia punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 65 :(asv) Raul is being brought on
          ...  S_Corchia is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play AM
Min. 69 :(abn) D_Gaitnat looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Digweed
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_Ferguson belts it clear
Min. 71 :(abn) Douglas_Costa runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs D_Sloan
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  D_Sloan tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Douglas_Costa chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Baresi gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 72 :(abn) J_Simunovic is ready to come on to replace B_Bryn
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 72 :(abn) D_Gaitnat has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Digweed collects the loose ball!
          ...  Driven towards goal by J_Digweed !
          ...  Valdivia gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Valdivia !!
Min. 75 :(asv) A_Arrondel will come on for Baresi and play DF
Min. 78 :(abn) Up goes the substitution board - N_Piere on for Douglas_Costa as a MF
Min. 78 :(abn) Emerson takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace J_Digweed
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 80 :(asv) E_Cavani finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  But J_Simunovic clears the ball to safety
Min. 80 :(abn) Emerson 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!
          ...  Emerson hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  Valdivia never had a chance!
Min. 85 :(asv) Raul punches A_Macheda off the ball
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  O_Hategan reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 85 :(asv) N_Kalavee takes advantage of a mistake by Emerson
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  R_Nainggolan takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  E_Cavani bends it in
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 86 :(asv) Raul beats A_Pereira
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A delicate chip from Raul !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Cocu chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  L_Fabianski easily catches it!
Min. 87 :(asv) P_Cocu kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Cavani gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Cavani with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  L_Fabianski manages to turn it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Kalavee chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  L_Fabianski comes out and claims it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(asv) G_Driver threads the through ball to N_Kalavee
          ...  Almen_Abdi wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 88 :(abn) J_Simunovic looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to J_McArthur
          ...  P_Cocu reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 90 :(abn) Almen_Abdi flicks it over K_Wemberg's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  An audacious effort from Almen_Abdi !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  Valdivia palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Almen_Abdi with the shot!
          ...  Valdivia saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat lofts the ball in!
          ...  Valdivia comes out and claims it!
Min. 93 :(abn) Almen_Abdi slides it through the middle to Emerson
          ...  Emerson with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  Valdivia with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 59,000
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Valdivia (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Raul (85)
Injured              : N/A
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : Almen_Abdi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Almen_Abdi (28), R_Nainggolan (85)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aston Villa  |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       21
Off target           :           8        |       6
On target            :           7        |       15
Possession           :          34        |       66
Corners              :           4        |       7
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       4
Key Tackles          :           9        |       11
Key Passes           :          13        |       15
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 0 - 0 Aberdeen
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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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Valdivia       GK  36   2   2   1  42 |  95  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 125   0   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  29  10   7  21 |  76   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
D_Sloan        DF   2  28  10   4  19 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
K_Wemberg      DF   2  24   6   7  32 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
S_Ferguson     DF   2  23   9   7  15 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
G_Driver       MF   1  11  27   5  25 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Kaka           MF   2   7  26  17  32 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
P_Cocu         MF   3  11  26  11  25 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
B_Charlton     MF   1   7  25   9  30 |  61   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
E_Cavani       FW   2  10  11  27  26 |  95   0   0   2   0   7   0   0   0   0   0  20  27
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  26  45 |  66   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  10   8
P_Hankey       GK  27   3   3   5  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  25   4   7  12 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Silva        DF   2  23   7   7  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Kalavee      MF   2   5  24   8  22 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Raul           AM   1   8  23  21  30 |  29   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1

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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L_Fabianski    GK  39   8   4   7  14 |  95  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
B_Bryn         DF   2  30   8   8  31 |  73   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   5
D_Burford      DF   1  29  13   5  12 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
A_Macheda      DF   3  29   5   6  42 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  28  12   7  14 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
Douglas_Costa  MF   2   8  30  11  42 |  79   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   7  28   5  23 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  27  11  30 |  95   0   1   4   0   3   0   1   0   0  18  38  13
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  95   0   2   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  20   6
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  27   7  12 |  95   0   0   4   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  40  11
J_Digweed      FW   1   8   9  30  19 |  79   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
R_Locke        GK  36   2   4   4  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Simunovic    DF   3  28   7   7  21 |  22   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  26  10   8  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  23   7  30 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
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