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Elite League Cup Match 2

Aston Villa - Inter Milan

Elite League Cup Group Match, Aston Villa vs. Inter Milan (Thu May 30)


                          Aston Villa  |  Inter Milan
                            4-2-2-2 A  |  4-4-2 E
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Dragan Lobozinski
                                       |
                      Carlos_Bravo GK  |  GK A_Peruzzi
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF F_Fazio
                        A_Cissokho DF  |  DF J_Tavernier
                          D_Abdoun DF  |  DF C_Panucci
                          C_Moreno DF  |  DF P_Gualtieri
                           M_Woods DM  |  MF D_DeRossi
                         M_Laudrup DM  |  MF E_Francescoli
                        J_Litmanen MF  |  MF B_Matuidi
                         J_Butland MF  |  MF Josh_Millwate
                        M_Bombarda FW  |  FW I_Gabilondo
                        O_Bierhoff FW  |  FW Juanfran
                                       |
                        P_Lattuada SUB |  SUB A_Capivara
                             Ayala SUB |  SUB G_Angella
                         K_Femenia SUB |  SUB D_Savicevic
                         K_Commons SUB |  SUB P_Naldini
                        S_Donnelly SUB |  SUB F_Inzaghi

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 1  :(asv) J_Butland works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Woods
          ...  M_Woods with a blistering shot !
          ...  A_Peruzzi gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 2  :(asv) O_Bierhoff brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Tavernier
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in M_Woods!
          ...  M_Woods with a thundering volley!
          ...  But A_Peruzzi punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 3  :(irm) Josh_Millwate with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows A_Cissokho a clean set of heals
          ...  Josh_Millwate aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  Inter Milan have snatched the lead!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 Inter Milan ...
Min. 6  :(asv) M_Laudrup controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  M_Bombarda gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  M_Bombarda smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  O_Hategan talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Aston Villa fans celebrate the goal
          ...  Aston Villa have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-1 Inter Milan ...
Min. 7  :(irm) E_Francescoli is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to I_Gabilondo
          ...  M_Laudrup pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 11 :(asv) P_Livingstone unselfishly heads the ball back to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda rifles it to the far post !
          ...  A_Peruzzi parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 15 :(asv) J_Butland takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to O_Bierhoff
          ...  Juanfran with the block
Min. 17 :(irm) Josh_Millwate turns past D_Abdoun
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Josh_Millwate with a little chip!
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo dives to his left
          ...  I think Carlos_Bravo just got a hand on that one
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 18 :(irm) B_Matuidi takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to I_Gabilondo
          ...  O_Bierhoff fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 23 :(asv) O_Bierhoff turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Litmanen
          ...  J_Litmanen smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Laudrup lofts the ball in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of A_Peruzzi
Min. 24 :(asv) C_Moreno volleys it forward. He finds J_Butland
          ...  J_Butland strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  A_Peruzzi dives towards his top let hand corner
          ...  He's pushed that one just around the goal
          ...  Super Stop !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Abdoun chips the ball into the area!
          ...  A_Peruzzi reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 24 :(irm) B_Matuidi looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to E_Francescoli
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Cissokho and it had to be
Min. 25 :(asv) J_Butland sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to M_Bombarda
          ...  F_Fazio wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 26 :(irm) F_Fazio knocks the ball back to A_Peruzzi
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Aston Villa 2-1 Inter Milan ...
Min. 27 :(irm) Inter Milan will now play A
Min. 27 :(irm) D_DeRossi wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to I_Gabilondo
          ...  I_Gabilondo with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 31 :(asv) P_Livingstone backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  O_Bierhoff latches onto the end of it
          ...  O_Bierhoff aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  A_Peruzzi with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 32 :(asv) O_Bierhoff jumps over P_Gualtieri's challenge
          ...  O_Bierhoff with the crafty shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the Aston Villa fans!
          ...  But it's been disallowed.
          ...  He was offside by 2-3 yards
Min. 33 :(asv) O_Bierhoff rushes through the defence
          ...  P_Gualtieri takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 35 :(asv) J_Litmanen with a glorious long pass to O_Bierhoff
          ...  O_Bierhoff launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 40 :(irm) Juanfran beats A_Cissokho
          ...  But C_Moreno sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 41 :(irm) Juanfran nutmegs P_Livingstone
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by C_Moreno
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(irm) I_Gabilondo finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  I_Gabilondo must beat Carlos_Bravo!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 44 :(asv) M_Bombarda lobs it over the defender
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  C_Panucci hits it out for a throw

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 2-1 Inter Milan

Min. 46 :(asv) J_Butland skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to M_Woods
          ...  M_Woods tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  A_Peruzzi catches the ball
Min. 47 :(irm) J_Tavernier hoofs it up field to find B_Matuidi
          ...  B_Matuidi controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 48 :(asv) J_Litmanen is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Bombarda
          ...  But J_Tavernier wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 49 :(asv) C_Moreno plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  O_Bierhoff keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  F_Fazio slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 56 :(irm) F_Fazio slides it through the middle to C_Panucci
          ...  D_Abdoun slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 57 :(asv) M_Bombarda leaves his marker standing
          ...  M_Bombarda with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  A_Peruzzi makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 64 :(irm) B_Matuidi plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  B_Matuidi runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged Carlos_Bravo
          ...  That's pulled Inter Milan level!
          ...  Aston Villa 2-2 Inter Milan ...
Min. 65 :(irm) Inter Milan are switching their playing style to E
Min. 65 :(asv) M_Woods finds O_Bierhoff in acres of space
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from P_Gualtieri
Min. 69 :(irm) I_Gabilondo with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves C_Moreno behind
          ...  J_Litmanen tackles from behind
          ...  O_Hategan will want to speak to him
          ...  O_Hategan calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 70 :(asv) Ayala is going to be brought on
          ...  A_Cissokho is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(asv) K_Commons is coming on for J_Litmanen and playing MF
Min. 70 :(asv) O_Bierhoff picks up the pass
          ...  O_Bierhoff attempts a chip!
          ...  A_Peruzzi with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 70 :(irm) F_Fazio with a flashy move
          ...  A powerful header from F_Fazio !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But Carlos_Bravo pulls out a save of the game
Min. 72 :(irm) E_Francescoli looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to Juanfran
          ...  D_Abdoun wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Fazio chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo jumps well to claim it!
Min. 74 :(asv) J_Butland flicks the ball through
          ...  P_Livingstone runs onto it!
          ...  P_Livingstone with the shot !
          ...  A_Peruzzi makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Woods chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  A_Peruzzi catches it!
Min. 74 :(irm) E_Francescoli hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Juanfran latches onto it!
          ...  Juanfran attempts a low drive!
          ...  Carlos_Bravo just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 76 :(irm) I_Gabilondo runs towards the goal
          ...  I_Gabilondo lobs Carlos_Bravo!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 77 :(irm) I_Gabilondo is too quick for the defence
          ...  I_Gabilondo pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 78 :(asv) K_Commons looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda hits a crisp volley!
          ...  A_Peruzzi turns it behind for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Woods floats the ball in!
          ...  A_Peruzzi jumps well to claim it!
Min. 79 :(asv) K_Commons kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  J_Butland gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Fine tackle by P_Gualtieri
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 80 :(asv) S_Donnelly is being prepared to come on
          ...  O_Bierhoff is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 80 :(irm) G_Angella is coming on for F_Fazio and playing DF
Min. 80 :(asv) K_Commons kills the ball dead
          ...  K_Commons attempts to nutmeg A_Peruzzi!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 82 :(asv) K_Commons moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  A_Peruzzi with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 83 :(irm) Up goes the substitution board - F_Inzaghi on for I_Gabilondo as a FW
Min. 84 :(irm) Up goes the substitution board - P_Naldini on for D_DeRossi as a MF
Min. 85 :(asv) M_Bombarda skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to S_Donnelly
          ...  S_Donnelly hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  A_Peruzzi beats the ball away
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(asv) C_Moreno 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!
          ...  J_Tavernier slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 90 :(asv) K_Commons heads the ball back to S_Donnelly
          ...  S_Donnelly hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 91 :(asv) S_Donnelly sidesteps F_Inzaghi
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  S_Donnelly with his head down lets it go !
          ...  A_Peruzzi with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance

*************  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          : M_Bombarda (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Bombarda (6), F_Fazio (26 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Inter Milan Match Info
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Best player          : B_Matuidi
Scorers              : Josh_Millwate (3), B_Matuidi (64)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Aston Villa    |   Inter Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          19        |       10
Off target           :           4        |       6
On target            :          15        |       4
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       6
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :          20        |       8
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 2 - 2 Inter 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   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  29  10   8  31 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
A_Cissokho     DF   2  28  11   6  12 |  72   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  26   9   7  30 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  25   9   9  32 |  93   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
M_Woods        DM   2  17  26   9  18 |  93   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  30
M_Laudrup      DM   2  13  24   7  22 |  93   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
J_Litmanen     MF   3   9  29   7  22 |  72   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
J_Butland      MF   2   9  28  11  41 |  93   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  28  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  75
O_Bierhoff     FW   1   8  10  27  32 |  82   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  31
P_Lattuada     GK  30   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ayala          DF   2  27  11   5  11 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  27   9   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Commons      MF   1   8  26  10  32 |  21   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
S_Donnelly     FW   1   9  10  25  20 |  11   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21

Player Statistics - Inter 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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A_Peruzzi      GK  39   2   7   3  22 |  93  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
F_Fazio        DF   2  29   8   5  30 |  82   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20 -10  10
J_Tavernier    DF   3  27  11   7  33 |  93   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
C_Panucci      DF   3  27  10   5  31 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Gualtieri    DF   2  26   6   8  44 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
D_DeRossi      MF   3  11  27   4  21 |  86   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Francescoli  MF   1   4  27   5  23 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
B_Matuidi      MF   1   6  25  16  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  20  36
Josh_Millwate  MF   1   8  25   9  23 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
I_Gabilondo    FW   2   7   8  27  29 |  85   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Juanfran       FW   3   6   7  27  31 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
A_Capivara     GK  29   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Angella      DF   1  27  12  10  21 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Savicevic    MF   1   8  28   9  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Naldini      MF   1   4  27   9  20 |   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Inzaghi      FW   1   9   6  29  43 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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