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League Play Off Final

Aston Villa - AS Roma

Elite Divisional Play Off Final Match, Aston Villa vs. AS Roma (Wed Oct 09)


                          Aston Villa  |  AS Roma
                            4-1-3-2 C  |  4-1-3-2 A
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Graham Brown
                                       |
                      Carlos_Bravo GK  |  GK S_T_Perry
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF Aldair
                        A_Cissokho DF  |  DF Bauer
                             Ayala DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                         K_Femenia DF  |  DF J_Matip
                           M_Woods DM  |  DM A_Pirlo
                        J_Litmanen MF  |  MF G_Karagounis
                         J_Butland MF  |  MF C_Makiadi
                         K_Commons MF  |  MF S_Gruber
                        S_Donnelly FW  |  FW G_Botti
                          L_Miller FW  |  FW Geminiho
                                       |
                       F_Eggington SUB |  SUB G_Banks
                     G_Fotheringam SUB |  SUB Roberto
                           M_James SUB |  SUB L_Figo
                          Mo_Diame SUB |  SUB D_Solga
                      Roy_McKinnon SUB |  SUB F_Rabtotti

Referee: J_Underhill (Scotland)


Min. 1  :(asr) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems AS Roma will now be playing C
Min. 1  :(asv) M_Woods finds S_Donnelly with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  A thundering drive by S_Donnelly !
          ...  S_T_Perry with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 2  :(asv) S_Donnelly takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  J_Matip seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 4  :(asr) G_Karagounis heads the ball back to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 7  :(asv) K_Commons can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to L_Miller
          ...  L_Miller tries the shot !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Litmanen plays it towards the near post!
          ...  L_Miller gets something on it!
          ...  S_T_Perry makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 10 :(asr) S_Gruber controls it with ease
          ...  M_Woods tackles cleanly
Min. 15 :(asr) S_Gruber takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Geminiho
          ...  But J_Litmanen puts the ball out of play
Min. 16 :(asv) K_Commons hoists the ball across to J_Butland
          ...  J_Butland has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  S_T_Perry gets his fingertips to it
Min. 17 :(asv) J_Litmanen takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  A_Arrondel clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 21 :(asr) A_Arrondel is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Aston Villa fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 26 :(asr) A_Pirlo puts in G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti bears down on goal!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo was lucky there
Min. 29 :(asr) C_Makiadi with an in swinging cross to G_Botti
          ...  P_Livingstone with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  J_Underhill lectures him
Min. 29 :(asr) Bauer looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to C_Makiadi
          ...  P_Livingstone robs him of the ball
Min. 30 :(asv) Ayala takes on Aldair
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  S_Gruber with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 33 :(asv) J_Litmanen with the first time pass to L_Miller
          ...  Geminiho takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 35 :(asr) A_Arrondel gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  M_Woods slices it
          ...  Carlos_Bravo moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pirlo swings it in!
          ...  Aldair gets something on it!
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Aston Villa fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 36 :(asv) S_T_Perry miskicks!
          ...  K_Commons is takes control of the ball!
          ...  A well-placed shot from K_Commons !
          ...  But S_T_Perry tips it behind
          ...  J_Underhill has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 39 :(asv) J_Litmanen barges Aldair off the ball
          ...  C_Makiadi with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from J_Underhill
Min. 42 :(asv) M_Woods with a glorious long pass to S_Donnelly
          ...  A glorious effort by S_Donnelly !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(asv) J_Butland with an in swinging cross to M_Woods
          ...  Bauer forces him off the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 0-0 AS Roma

Min. 48 :(asv) The ball is passed in from M_Woods, he finds Ayala
          ...  A_Arrondel knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But J_Underhill just turns away!
Min. 48 :(asv) S_Donnelly runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  G_Karagounis goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  J_Underhill tries to calm him down
Min. 49 :(asv) S_Donnelly hits a hard pass to L_Miller
          ...  A left-footer by L_Miller !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 53 :(asr) C_Makiadi races into the box
          ...  He sees Geminiho lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  Geminiho beats the offside trap!
          ...  He runs at Carlos_Bravo
          ...  He nutmegs Carlos_Bravo
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 56 :(asv) K_Femenia takes advantage of a mistake by Bauer
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  J_Matip takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 59 :(asr) A_Pirlo is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Geminiho
          ...  A_Cissokho wins the ball
Min. 62 :(asr) G_Botti knocks the ball past Ayala
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by K_Femenia
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 70 :(asr) Roberto is coming on for Aldair and will play DF
Min. 72 :(asr) Roberto brings it under control
          ...  He takes on K_Femenia
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Geminiho!
          ...  P_Livingstone pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 72 :(asr) C_Makiadi holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti from 20 yards !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  But it's been disallowed. There was a foul on the goalkeeper
Min. 75 :(asv) M_James is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Butland is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 75 :(asv) G_Fotheringam is being brought on
          ...  Ayala is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 77 :(asv) P_Livingstone is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to S_Donnelly
          ...  G_Karagounis fouls badly
Min. 78 :(asv) P_Livingstone hoofs it up field to find L_Miller
          ...  G_Karagounis leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over
          ...  J_Underhill tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 80 :(asr) L_Figo is being brought on
          ...  G_Karagounis is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 80 :(asr) a big roar from the crowd as F_Rabtotti comes on for Geminiho to play FW
Min. 80 :(asr) G_Botti skips the challenge from M_Woods
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  K_Femenia looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 83 :(asv) M_James with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves J_Matip behind
          ...  M_James with a little chip!
          ...  S_T_Perry gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 83 :(asv) K_Femenia sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Fotheringam
          ...  A_Arrondel with an over the top challenge
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 93 :(asr) J_Matip with a precise pass to A_Arrondel
          ...  A_Arrondel with the strike !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!

*************  EXTRA TIME  ****************

Min. 94 :(asr) L_Figo with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  G_Botti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  K_Femenia muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from J_Underhill
Min. 95 :(asv) M_James races into the box
          ...  He sees S_Donnelly lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  A_Arrondel with a nasty foul
          ...  He's already been booked once, he knows what's coming. RED CARD!
Min. 98 :(asr) A_Pirlo with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past M_Woods
          ...  He knocks it to G_Botti!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from P_Livingstone
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by L_Figo
          ...  K_Femenia reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 99 :(asv) J_Litmanen with the towering header to M_Woods
          ...  M_Woods tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 102:(asv) A_Cissokho kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  M_James gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  M_James has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But S_T_Perry punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 103:(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 103:(asv) The ball goes loose!
          ...  L_Miller gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  J_Matip wins the ball
Min. 104:(asv) J_Litmanen with a neat pass into A_Cissokho
          ...  A_Cissokho tries to beat S_T_Perry!
          ...  But S_T_Perry tips it behind
          ...  J_Underhill has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !

*************  HALF TIME  ****************

Min. 109:(asv) M_James with a flicked pass to S_Donnelly
          ...  S_Donnelly with a little chip!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by M_James!
          ...  It is cleared by Roberto
Min. 111:(asr) C_Makiadi cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to S_Gruber
          ...  P_Livingstone wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 113:(asv) M_James takes advantage of a bad back pass from Bauer
          ...  M_James has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  S_T_Perry makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 114:(asv) P_Livingstone runs with pace at the defence
          ...  P_Livingstone has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 116:(asr) G_Botti sidesteps G_Fotheringam
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  L_Miller fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
Min. 118:(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 119:(asv) S_Donnelly with the dribble
          ...  S_Donnelly hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 119:(asv) K_Femenia plays in G_Fotheringam with a beautiful ball
          ...  Roberto with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  M_James with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  But S_T_Perry punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on

*************  PENALTY SHOOTOUT  *************


          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  S_Donnelly is taking it!
          ...  S_T_Perry dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-0 AS Roma...

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  G_Botti is taking it!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-1 AS Roma...

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  L_Miller is taking it!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Aston Villa 2-1 AS Roma...

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  F_Rabtotti is taking it!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo dives and saves it!!

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  M_James steps up!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Aston Villa 3-1 AS Roma...

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  L_Figo steps up!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Aston Villa 3-2 AS Roma...

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  G_Fotheringam steps up!
          ...  S_T_Perry tips it wide!

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  S_Gruber steps up!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo with the save!!

          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  K_Commons steps up!
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Aston Villa 4-2 AS Roma...


          ...  Aston Villa wins the penalty shootout



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


Match Details
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Venue                : Elite Arena
Attendance           : 180,000
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : P_Livingstone (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : J_Matip
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : A_Arrondel (95)
Booked               : G_Karagounis (78)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Aston Villa    |    AS Roma
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       7
Off target           :           8        |       4
On target            :           8        |       3
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :          14        |       14
Key Tackles          :           9        |       6
Key Passes           :          14        |       13
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 0 - 0 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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Carlos_Bravo   GK  29   1   2   3  21 | 127   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  30  10   8  31 | 127   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
A_Cissokho     DF   2  29  11   6  12 | 127   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10  10
Ayala          DF   2  28  12   5  11 |  79   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  28   9   7  32 | 127   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
M_Woods        DM   2  17  27   9  18 | 127   0   2   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  30   1
J_Litmanen     MF   3   9  30   7  22 | 127   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
J_Butland      MF   2   9  28  11  41 |  79   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
K_Commons      MF   1   8  27  10  32 | 127   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
S_Donnelly     FW   1   9  10  26  20 | 127   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  10  13
L_Miller       FW   3   7   5  26  31 | 127   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fotheringam  DF   2  26   9  11  30 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_James        MF   2  11  26  15  21 |  48   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  31
Mo_Diame       MF   2  14  25   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Roy_McKinnon   FW   3   6   7  24  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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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S_T_Perry      GK  32   2   2   2  22 | 127   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
Aldair         DF   2  29   8   4  11 |  74   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Bauer          DF   2  28   9   5  32 | 127   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  28   4   7  12 | 102   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   1   0  30   0  -9
J_Matip        DF   3  27   8   7  10 | 127   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
A_Pirlo        DM   1  13  27   7  11 | 127   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
G_Karagounis   MF   2  10  28   9  33 |  84   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
C_Makiadi      MF   2   7  28   4  10 | 127   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
S_Gruber       MF   3   8  27   8  21 | 127   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Botti        FW   1   9   9  31  32 | 127   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  27  31 |  84   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
G_Banks        GK  29   3   1   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Roberto        DF   3  27   8   8  40 |  53   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Figo         MF   1   7  26  10  40 |  43   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Solga        MF   2  10  25  10  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Rabtotti     FW   2   8   8  17  42 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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