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Elite FA Cup, Group E Game 1

Aston Villa 3 - 1 AS Roma

Elite FA Cup Qualifier 1st Leg Match, Aston Villa vs. AS Roma (Sun Oct 28)


                          Aston Villa  |  AS Roma
                              5-3-2 A  |  4-3-1-2 A
                    Pierre van Rossum  |  Chris Ridout
                                       |
                         Dino_Zoff GK  |  GK Rafael
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF A_Ramsey
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF F_Fazio
                      M_Demichelis DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                             Ayala DF  |  DF E_Baily
                          Chellini DF  |  MF J_Butland
                          G_Driver MF  |  MF K_Porborsky
                        B_Charlton MF  |  MF S_Byrne
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  AM J_Shaddix
                        Ricardinho FW  |  FW Geminiho
                        A_Arshavin FW  |  FW R_M_Perry
                                       |
                       F_Eggington SUB |  SUB T_Krul
                         K_Femenia SUB |  SUB J_Matip
                         N_Kalavee SUB |  SUB Roberto
                        Ze_Roberto SUB |  SUB R_Zdravkov
                          L_Miller SUB |  SUB A_Douglas

Referee: M_Clattenurg (England)


Min. 2  :(asv) The ball is passed in from M_Demichelis, he finds B_Charlton
          ...  K_Porborsky reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 4  :(asv) G_V_D_Wiel kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Ricardinho gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Ricardinho with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  Rafael saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 6  :(asv) P_Livingstone brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  P_Livingstone aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  Rafael tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Charlton plays it towards the near post!
          ...  The ball comes to A_Arshavin
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 8  :(asv) C_Ronaldo knocks it past F_Fazio and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  A_Arrondel dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 8  :(asr) J_Butland is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to E_Baily
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by P_Livingstone
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by J_Butland!
          ...  P_Livingstone clears the corner
Min. 9  :(asv) Ricardinho uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  J_Shaddix with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  M_Clattenurg will just give him a speaking to
Min. 10 :(asv) Ricardinho takes advantage of a mistake by F_Fazio
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Ricardinho runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  Rafael blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 11 :(asv) C_Ronaldo finds B_Charlton in acres of space
          ...  B_Charlton shapes up for a shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 11 :(asr) A_Arrondel is too quick for the defence
          ...  A_Arrondel sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff was well beaten there!
          ...  That puts AS Roma ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 AS Roma ...
Min. 12 :(asv) Ayala with a precise ball to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  Rafael blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 15 :(asr) K_Porborsky with a reverse pass to Geminiho
          ...  M_Demichelis gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 16 :(asr) R_M_Perry with the diagonal pass J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 17 :(asv) G_Driver with a one-touch layoff to B_Charlton
          ...  Cleared by A_Arrondel
Min. 19 :(asv) C_Ronaldo has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past S_Byrne
          ...  He knocks it to A_Arshavin!
          ...  A_Arshavin controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  Rafael manages to turn it behind
Min. 20 :(asv) G_Driver with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  P_Livingstone gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  P_Livingstone has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But Rafael tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by C_Ronaldo!
          ...  The ball finds its way to Ricardinho
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 22 :(asr) K_Porborsky with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past P_Livingstone
          ...  He knocks it to J_Butland!
          ...  G_Driver beats him to the ball
Min. 24 :(asv) B_Charlton with an in swinging cross to Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Aston Villa are back on level terms now!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-1 AS Roma ...
Min. 26 :(asv) B_Charlton flicks it over F_Fazio's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  J_Butland is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
Min. 28 :(asr) Geminiho runs at Chellini
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  B_Charlton knocks the ball back to Dino_Zoff
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Dino_Zoff!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Butland floats the ball in!
          ...  It comes to A_Ramsey
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Byrne chips the ball into the area!
          ...  A_Ramsey loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  Dino_Zoff just watches float over the bar!
Min. 30 :(asv) A_Arshavin can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho hits a great drive!
          ...  Rafael gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Rafael !!
Min. 34 :(asv) M_Demichelis gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Shaddix with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 34 :(asr) K_Porborsky finds A_Arrondel with a ball over the defence
          ...  A_Arrondel tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Aston Villa fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 36 :(asv) B_Charlton gets to the by line and finds Ricardinho with a beautiful cross
          ...  Ricardinho belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  Rafael beats the ball away
Min. 39 :(asr) A_Ramsey has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  He puts in R_M_Perry!
          ...  R_M_Perry pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff tips it over
          ...  M_Clattenurg has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 41 :(asv) A_Arshavin turns on a sixpence
          ...  A_Arshavin fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(asr) S_Byrne with a glorious long pass to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho drives it low !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!

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

Min. 48 :(asr) K_Porborsky looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 48 :(asr) J_Matip is coming on and K_Porborsky is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 50 :(asv) Ricardinho beats J_Matip
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  J_Matip moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 50 :(asr) R_M_Perry with an inch perfect pass to Geminiho
          ...  Ayala with an awful challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 50 :(asr) J_Shaddix puts in R_M_Perry
          ...  But P_Livingstone clears the danger
Min. 51 :(asv) Chellini takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past F_Fazio
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Chellini with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 53 :(asr) R_M_Perry with a probing pass to J_Shaddix
          ...  But G_V_D_Wiel will cut out the threat
Min. 55 :(asr) A_Arrondel gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside Ayala!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Cleaned up by G_V_D_Wiel
Min. 57 :(asv) C_Ronaldo 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 Ricardinho
          ...  But F_Fazio wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo hits it into the box!
          ...  G_Driver with the header
          ...  It floats over Rafael
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 58 :(asv) Ayala looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_Arshavin
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  J_Butland takes possession
Min. 58 :(asv) A_Arshavin controls it with ease
          ...  A_Ramsey with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 59 :(asv) Ricardinho knocks it past A_Arrondel and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  But J_Butland comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 60 :(asv) N_Kalavee is going to be brought on
          ...  C_Ronaldo is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 60 :(asv) P_Livingstone with a precise ball to G_Driver
          ...  G_Driver from 20 yards !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 62 :(asv) K_Femenia is being prepared to come on
          ...  Chellini is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 62 :(asv) N_Kalavee with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows R_M_Perry a clean set of heals
          ...  N_Kalavee with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The AS Roma fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 65 :(asv) L_Miller will come on for A_Arshavin and play FW
Min. 68 :(asv) N_Kalavee 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 G_Driver
          ...  Fine tackle by F_Fazio
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 70 :(asv) Ayala is changing his role to a DM
Min. 72 :(asr) R_Zdravkov will replace J_Shaddix and play MF
Min. 72 :(asv) Ayala is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  L_Miller latches onto the ball
          ...  L_Miller chases it through, he must score !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 74 :(asv) Ricardinho flicks it past A_Arrondel
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  A well-placed shot from Ricardinho !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rafael was well beaten there!
          ...  Lets see if Aston Villa can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Aston Villa 2-1 AS Roma ...
Min. 74 :(asr) S_Byrne drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to A_Arrondel
          ...  M_Demichelis cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 75 :(asr) There's going to be a change
          ...  A_Douglas will come on for Geminiho and play MF
Min. 75 :(asv) Ayala knocks it forward
          ...  E_Baily slips
          ...  Ricardinho gets to it!
          ...  A left-footer by Ricardinho !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 75 :(asr) R_M_Perry flicks it past the defender
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  M_Demichelis anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 76 :(asv) P_Livingstone controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Ricardinho gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Ricardinho throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs off and does a somersault
          ...  But it's been disallowed.
          ...  The linesman flagged for offside
          ...  He was miles on
Min. 77 :(asr) J_Butland with the mazy run
          ...  P_Livingstone fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 80 :(asv) G_Driver is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho with the goal bound shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rafael will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  Thats his hat trick!
          ...  He runs towards Pierre van Rossum!
          ...  Aston Villa 3-1 AS Roma ...
Min. 80 :(asr) J_Matip looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to R_M_Perry
          ...  B_Charlton with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  M_Clattenurg refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 83 :(asv) L_Miller slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  L_Miller with the goal bound shot!
          ...  But Rafael parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 87 :(asr) S_Byrne is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to A_Douglas
          ...  A_Douglas hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Dino_Zoff takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(asv) B_Charlton pulls it back to Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  Rafael has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Rafael is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 91 :(asr) S_Byrne miskicks!
          ...  He finds A_Douglas though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel anticipates the pass and cuts it out

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 83,000
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Ricardinho (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Ricardinho (24,74,80)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Ayala (50), P_Livingstone (77)
Injured              : N/A
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : R_M_Perry
Scorers              : A_Arrondel (11)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : K_Porborsky (48)
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Match Statistics
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                            Aston Villa   |     AS Roma
Attempts on Goal     :          24        |       8
Off target           :          10        |       4
On target            :          14        |       4
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           4        |       9
Key Tackles          :          10        |       9
Key Passes           :          19        |       14
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 3 - 1 AS Roma
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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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Dino_Zoff      GK  32   2   2   3  30 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  28  10   8  31 |  94   0   3   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  58  18  18
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  27  11   5  20 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
M_Demichelis   DF   2  27   9   7  18 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  30  20
Ayala          DM   2  26  11   5  11 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
Chellini       DF   1  26   9   8  11 |  65   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
G_Driver       MF   1  11  29   5  25 |  94   0   1   3   1   2   0   0   0   0  20  45   2
B_Charlton     MF   1   8  26   9  30 |  94   0   1   3   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  45   1
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  26   8  21 |  63   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Ricardinho     FW   3   5  12  27  40 |  94   0   0   0   0  11   3   0   0   0  20  20 178
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  68   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  10  31
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  26   8   6  32 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Kalavee      MF   2   5  25   9  22 |  31   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
Ze_Roberto     MF   1  10  23  15  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Miller       FW   3   7   5  25  31 |  26   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11

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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Rafael         GK  30   2   2   2  20 |  94  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
A_Ramsey       DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
F_Fazio        DF   2  28   8   5  30 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  27   4   7  12 |  94   0   2   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20 -20  16
E_Baily        DF   3  23   7   8  41 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Butland      MF   2   9  27  11  41 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  27   8  21 |  51   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  27   7  21 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
J_Shaddix      AM   3  11  27  17  31 |  75   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  26  31 |  78   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -10
R_M_Perry      FW   1   8  11  25  30 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
T_Krul         GK  21   1   1   1  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Matip        MF   3  26   8   7  10 |  43   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Roberto        DF   3  26   8   8  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Zdravkov     MF   3  23   5   9  20 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Douglas      MF   2   4   5  25  11 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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