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Aston Villa 2 - 0 AC Milan

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 5, Aston Villa vs. AC Milan (Wed Jan 30)


                          Aston Villa  |  AC Milan
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-1-2-1-2 C
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Darren Broadhurst
                                       |
                      Carlos_Bravo GK  |  GK M_Steklenburg
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF P_McGrath
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF Y_Mina
                             Ayala DF  |  DF Hugo
                          C_Moreno DF  |  DF Ricadio
                          G_Driver MF  |  DM Leroy_Fer
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  MF Jese
                        Ze_Roberto MF  |  MF J_Cole
                         M_Laudrup MF  |  AM Imbula
                       Del_Vecchio FW  |  FW D_Stanfield
                             Sobhi FW  |  FW Pezza
                                       |
                         Dino_Zoff SUB |  SUB Adrian
                      M_Demichelis SUB |  SUB S_Mario
                        M_Verratti SUB |  SUB Alexis
                        S_Nakajima SUB |  SUB D_Boerrigter
                          L_Miller SUB |  SUB L_Suarez

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 1  :(asv) P_Livingstone pulls it back to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Del_Vecchio !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  M_Steklenburg saves it !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Moreno drives it into the box!
          ...  M_Steklenburg comes out and claims it!
Min. 8  :(amn) J_Cole 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!
          ...  D_Stanfield receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  A cheeky lob from D_Stanfield !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 9  :(asv) G_Driver knocks it forward
          ...  Y_Mina slips
          ...  C_Moreno gets to it!
          ...  C_Moreno sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 12 :(amn) Jese hoists the ball across to Ricadio
          ...  Ricadio sees Carlos_Bravo off his line !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 12 :(asv) Del_Vecchio with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  P_McGrath with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Sobhi drives it under the wall
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His players jump on top of him
          ...  That's put Aston Villa in front!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-0 AC Milan ...
Min. 13 :(amn) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  AC Milan will now play A
Min. 15 :(amn) D_Stanfield knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  D_Stanfield aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo looks relieved there!
Min. 19 :(amn) J_Cole looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to P_McGrath
          ...  Ayala reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 20 :(amn) P_McGrath with a reverse pass to Pezza
          ...  Pezza sees Carlos_Bravo off his line !
          ...  Carlos_Bravo watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 22 :(amn) Imbula takes on G_Driver
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  P_Livingstone reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 25 :(asv) Ayala curls the ball out wide to Sobhi
          ...  The cross hits Sobhi on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  M_Steklenburg dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And M_Steklenburg tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Sobhi plays it into the danger area!
          ...  M_Steklenburg fists it away!
Min. 25 :(amn) Leroy_Fer spits at G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 31 :(asv) Sobhi 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!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  P_McGrath wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 35 :(asv) Sobhi with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  Sobhi tries to beat M_Steklenburg!
          ...  M_Steklenburg tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Sobhi drives it into the box!
          ...  M_Steklenburg reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 36 :(asv) C_Ronaldo back heels to find Sobhi in space
          ...  Hugo reads the play well
Min. 36 :(amn) Jese volleys it forward. He finds D_Stanfield
          ...  D_Stanfield has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 39 :(asv) M_Laudrup sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to C_Ronaldo
          ...  C_Ronaldo tries to beat M_Steklenburg from outside the area!
          ...  M_Steklenburg saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes the catch!
Min. 41 :(asv) Ayala takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  Leroy_Fer with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  That's better. The dirty sod should have been sent off first time of asking!
Min. 42 :(asv) Ze_Roberto with a probing through ball Sobhi
          ...  Sobhi with a terrific drive !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(asv) G_Driver with the first time pass to Ze_Roberto
          ...  Good sliding challenge from P_McGrath
Min. 46 :(asv) G_Driver flicks it over Hugo's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  G_Driver attempts a low drive!
          ...  M_Steklenburg tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Sobhi with the shot!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ze_Roberto chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  G_Driver swings a leg at it!
          ...  M_Steklenburg has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  M_Steklenburg is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 1-0 AC Milan

Min. 47 :(amn) J_Cole plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  P_McGrath decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  But P_Livingstone wins the ball
Min. 48 :(asv) C_Ronaldo moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Del_Vecchio tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg never had a chance!
Min. 57 :(asv) Ze_Roberto retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  P_Livingstone latches onto the end of it
          ...  Hugo stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 59 :(asv) Del_Vecchio with the dribble
          ...  Y_Mina is easily beaten
          ...  Del_Vecchio hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 60 :(asv) Up goes the substitution board - L_Miller on for Del_Vecchio as a FW
Min. 60 :(amn) D_Stanfield with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows C_Moreno a clean set of heals
          ...  D_Stanfield with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo tips it over
          ...  J_Hunye has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 61 :(asv) C_Ronaldo runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Miller
          ...  Y_Mina slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 62 :(amn) Pezza with the kinky dribble
          ...  G_Driver with a two footed challenge!!
          ...  J_Hunye stops play
          ...  He's been sent off!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
Min. 64 :(amn) Pezza flicks it over Sobhi and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  M_Laudrup muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 65 :(asv) S_Nakajima will come on for M_Laudrup and play MF
Min. 65 :(asv) M_Demichelis is ready to come on to replace G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 77 :(asv) L_Miller sprints past J_Cole
          ...  L_Miller with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  M_Steklenburg is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 78 :(amn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Alexis will come on for Imbula and play AM
Min. 78 :(asv) C_Ronaldo spots Sobhi who is in acres of space
          ...  Sobhi aims for the top right corner !
          ...  Looks like it should be M_Steklenburg's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ze_Roberto lofts the ball in!
          ...  M_Steklenburg catches it!
Min. 80 :(amn) L_Suarez is going to be brought on
          ...  D_Stanfield is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 82 :(amn) S_Mario takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace P_McGrath as DF
Min. 82 :(asv) C_Ronaldo drives it across the face of the goal Ze_Roberto
          ...  Y_Mina forces him off the ball
Min. 83 :(asv) Sobhi boots it towards L_Miller
          ...  Hugo bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  J_Hunye shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 84 :(asv) S_Nakajima boots it towards L_Miller
          ...  L_Miller with the punt towards goal!
          ...  M_Steklenburg with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(asv) The ball is passed in from P_Livingstone, he finds L_Miller
          ...  L_Miller with a powerful downward header!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 90 :(asv) S_Nakajima brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  M_Demichelis gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Demichelis hits a curling shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great finish
          ...  Aston Villa 2-0 AC Milan ...
Min. 90 :(amn) L_Suarez jumps over C_Moreno's challenge
          ...  M_Demichelis tackles cleanly
Min. 91 :(amn) L_Suarez nutmegs P_Livingstone
          ...  L_Suarez tries to beat Carlos_Bravo!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 92 :(amn) Alexis looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to L_Suarez
          ...  C_Ronaldo goes in stud's first
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 79,212
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Sobhi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Sobhi (12), M_Demichelis (90)
Sent Off             : G_Driver (62)
Booked               : M_Laudrup (64)
Injured              : N/A
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : M_Steklenburg
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : Leroy_Fer (41)
Booked               : P_McGrath (12), Hugo (83)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Aston Villa    |    AC Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       7
Off target           :           6        |       6
On target            :          11        |       1
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           7        |       0
Red Cards            :           1        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       9
Key Tackles          :           4        |       6
Key Passes           :          16        |       7
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 2 - 0 AC Milan
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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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Carlos_Bravo   GK  28   1   2   3  21 |  93   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  28  11   5  20 |  66   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
P_Livingstone  DF   2  28  10   8  31 |  93   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
Ayala          DF   2  27  11   5  11 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  25   9   9  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  21
G_Driver       MF   1  11  29   5  25 |  63   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   1   0 -10  10   1
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  27   8  21 |  93   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
Ze_Roberto     MF   1  10  23  15  11 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Laudrup      MF   2  13  23   6  22 |  66   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   7  24  20 |  61   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
Sobhi          FW   2   6   6  23  21 |  93   0   0   1   0   6   1   0   0   0   0  10  67
Dino_Zoff      GK  33   2   2   3  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Demichelis   DF   2  28   9   7  18 |  27   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  60   0  35
M_Verratti     MF   2   2  26   2  26 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Nakajima     MF   2   8  25   9  21 |  27   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
L_Miller       FW   3   7   5  25  31 |  32   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21

Player Statistics - AC Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Steklenburg  GK  37   3   1   1  32 |  93  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
P_McGrath      DF   1  28  12   7  12 |  83   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18 -12 -22
Y_Mina         DF   3  28   8  10  31 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Hugo           DF   2  26  13   9  42 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
Ricadio        DF   3  26   8   6  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Leroy_Fer      DM   2  11  28   9  36 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
Jese           MF   2   5  27   7  41 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Imbula         AM   1  10  25  16  20 |  79   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  28  32 |  81   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Adrian         GK  26   1   2   1  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Mario        DF   1  16   8   7  22 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Alexis         AM   3  10  25  13  12 |  14   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Boerrigter   AM   2   9  25  12  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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