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Division 2, Week 2

Aston Villa 2 - 1 Lyon

Division Two League Match, Aston Villa vs. Lyon (Sun May 12)


                          Aston Villa  |  Lyon
                          3-1-3-1-2 P  |  4-4-2 E
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                        P_Lattuada GK  |  GK G_Buffon
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF T_Alderweirel
                        A_Cissokho DF  |  DF T_Butcher
                             Ayala DF  |  DF J_Diakiese
                          Mo_Diame DM  |  DF L_Amoroso
                        J_Litmanen MF  |  MF Didier
                         J_Butland MF  |  MF S_Malbranque
                           M_James MF  |  MF A_Karnak
                        Ze_Roberto AM  |  MF M_Ball
                        M_Bombarda FW  |  FW D_Rortugal
                        S_Donnelly FW  |  FW J_A_Vardy
                                       |
                       F_Eggington SUB |  SUB Barthez
                         K_Femenia SUB |  SUB A_Girrese
                          D_Abdoun SUB |  SUB J_Fleck
                        B_Charlton SUB |  SUB P_Pogba
                          L_Miller SUB |  SUB Dyorkaeff

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 1  :(asv) The ball rolls free!
          ...  M_Bombarda takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  M_Bombarda flings a shot at goal !
          ...  G_Buffon makes a difficult save
Min. 2  :(asv) M_Bombarda takes advantage of a mistake by T_Alderweirel
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  M_Bombarda tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  G_Buffon parries it
Min. 6  :(asv) J_Butland lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  S_Donnelly latches on to it
          ...  S_Donnelly runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But G_Buffon reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on G_Buffon anyway
Min. 6  :(lyn) Didier gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  P_Lattuada with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 7  :(asv) Mo_Diame nutmegs the defender
          ...  Mo_Diame could have let it bounce!
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 8  :(asv) S_Donnelly with a measured pass to P_Livingstone
          ...  P_Livingstone smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  G_Buffon moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  G_Buffon catches it with style!
Min. 8  :(lyn) D_Rortugal runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Butcher
          ...  T_Butcher hits a great drive!
          ...  P_Lattuada gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 15 :(asv) J_Butland with a precise ball to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 15 :(lyn) S_Malbranque holds the ball up
          ...  He sees J_A_Vardy in space!
          ...  J_A_Vardy with a blistering shot !
          ...  P_Lattuada tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Ball crosses it in!
          ...  Ayala gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 18 :(asv) J_Litmanen drives it forward to Mo_Diame
          ...  Mo_Diame lobs G_Buffon!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 19 :(asv) J_Litmanen is hurt
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
Min. 19 :(asv) B_Charlton takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace J_Litmanen as MF
Min. 19 :(lyn) J_Diakiese looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal attempts to drive it home!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into P_Lattuada's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 20 :(lyn) S_Malbranque with a slide rule pass to T_Alderweirel
          ...  T_Alderweirel tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  P_Lattuada fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 21 :(asv) M_Bombarda takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Mo_Diame
          ...  Mo_Diame hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  But G_Buffon with the difficult save
Min. 22 :(asv) A_Cissokho looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to S_Donnelly
          ...  L_Amoroso wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 23 :(asv) J_Butland finds S_Donnelly on the edge of the box
          ...  S_Donnelly with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 24 :(asv) Ze_Roberto looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Bombarda
          ...  S_Malbranque with an over the top challenge
          ...  P_Graham reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 25 :(lyn) A_Karnak threads the through ball to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal tries to chip the ball over P_Lattuada!
          ...  But P_Lattuada just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  P_Graham has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 29 :(asv) M_James sprints forward with the ball
          ...  M_James tries the shot !
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
Min. 33 :(asv) B_Charlton beats T_Alderweirel
          ...  A wicked drive by B_Charlton !
          ...  G_Buffon with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 33 :(asv) J_Butland has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  S_Donnelly gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  J_A_Vardy with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!! or f$k OFF!! cant make it out
          ...  P_Graham refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 35 :(lyn) Lyon changed their strategy to play P
Min. 35 :(asv) B_Charlton hoofs it up field to find S_Donnelly
          ...  But L_Amoroso with the fine tackle
Min. 35 :(lyn) Didier squares it to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy looks to see where P_Lattuada is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  P_Graham talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Lyon fans celebrate the goal
          ...  That puts Lyon ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 Lyon ...
Min. 36 :(asv) Mo_Diame with an incisive pass to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the Aston Villa crowd to celebrate!!
          ...  Both he and the fans are delighted!!
          ...  Aston Villa have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-1 Lyon ...
Min. 36 :(lyn) D_Rortugal beats his man
          ...  D_Rortugal looks to see where P_Lattuada is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  P_Lattuada makes a difficult save
Min. 37 :(asv) Ze_Roberto runs with pace at the defence
          ...  Ze_Roberto with a blistering shot !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 38 :(lyn) A_Karnak brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_A_Vardy gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by J_A_Vardy !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  P_Lattuada moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  P_Lattuada catches it with style!
Min. 39 :(lyn) M_Ball has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_A_Vardy collects the loose ball!
          ...  J_A_Vardy curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  But P_Lattuada stops that one easily
Min. 41 :(asv) M_Bombarda plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  But L_Amoroso spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 42 :(lyn) L_Amoroso beats Ayala
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Mo_Diame
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(lyn) A_Karnak plays a first time ball through the defence to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 47 :(asv) B_Charlton spots Ze_Roberto who is in acres of space
          ...  J_Diakiese clears with a diving header

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 1-1 Lyon

Min. 48 :(asv) Mo_Diame jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Ze_Roberto
          ...  T_Butcher with a well timed tackle
          ...  P_Graham didn't like it though
Min. 51 :(asv) S_Donnelly plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  Didier with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  P_Graham reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 52 :(asv) Ze_Roberto spots M_Bombarda who is in acres of space
          ...  J_Diakiese reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 53 :(asv) S_Donnelly rushes through the defence
          ...  S_Donnelly goes for goal !
          ...  G_Buffon turns it behind for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_James drives it into the box!
          ...  L_Amoroso gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 53 :(lyn) Didier looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  But P_Lattuada punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 53 :(asv) M_Bombarda with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  G_Buffon with a deliberate foul
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  What's P_Graham going to give?
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  Good call ref!!
          ...  M_Bombarda places the ball on the spot!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That puts Aston Villa ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Aston Villa 2-1 Lyon...
Min. 54 :(lyn) T_Alderweirel breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on P_Lattuada!
          ...  M_Bombarda brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  P_Graham had no choice there!!
          ...  Care Taker appluads the decision
Min. 55 :(lyn) A_Girrese is being brought on
          ...  L_Amoroso is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 60 :(lyn) P_Pogba is coming on for S_Malbranque and playing MF
Min. 60 :(lyn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Dyorkaeff will come on for D_Rortugal and play FW
Min. 64 :(asv) Ze_Roberto with a precise ball to M_James
          ...  A_Karnak forces him off the ball
Min. 65 :(lyn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Lyon will now be playing A
Min. 66 :(lyn) Curled in dangerously from Didier to Dyorkaeff
          ...  P_Livingstone wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 67 :(asv) A_Cissokho sprints past J_Diakiese
          ...  A_Cissokho with his head down lets it go !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 68 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to Dyorkaeff
          ...  Dyorkaeff with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  P_Lattuada goes down well to save
Min. 70 :(asv) M_James bursts forward
          ...  M_James strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 71 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  Mo_Diame cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 73 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  A cracking drive from J_A_Vardy !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  P_Lattuada never had a chance!
Min. 75 :(asv) Mo_Diame with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  Mo_Diame drives the ball low !
          ...  G_Buffon with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 78 :(asv) S_Donnelly sidesteps A_Girrese
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  S_Donnelly hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 79 :(asv) S_Donnelly runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  S_Donnelly fires a shot at goal !
          ...  But G_Buffon just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 79 :(lyn) T_Alderweirel changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Karnak
          ...  But P_Livingstone puts it in row Z!
Min. 80 :(asv) K_Femenia takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace P_Livingstone as DF
Min. 80 :(asv) D_Abdoun replaces an unhappy A_Cissokho and will play as a DF
Min. 80 :(lyn) Didier turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Didier hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 83 :(lyn) Dyorkaeff runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off Mo_Diame back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  Dyorkaeff with the shot on net !
          ...  P_Lattuada takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 85 :(asv) Ze_Roberto takes advantage of a mistake by A_Karnak
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Fine tackle by T_Alderweirel
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 85 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past K_Femenia
          ...  J_A_Vardy strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  P_Lattuada with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 86 :(asv) M_James has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past T_Butcher
          ...  He puts in K_Femenia!
          ...  T_Butcher reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(lyn) Didier holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to Dyorkaeff
          ...  Dyorkaeff with the crafty shot!
          ...  But P_Lattuada smothers the ball.

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 79,699
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Mo_Diame
Scorers              : M_Bombarda (36,53 pen)
Sent Off             : M_Bombarda (54)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : J_Litmanen (19)
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Lyon Match Info
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Best player          : J_A_Vardy (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_A_Vardy (35)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Malbranque (24), Didier (51)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Aston Villa   |      Lyon
Attempts on Goal     :          20        |       18
Off target           :           7        |       5
On target            :          13        |       13
Possession           :          46        |       54
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           3        |       11
Key Tackles          :           4        |       8
Key Passes           :          15        |       15
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 2 - 1 Lyon
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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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P_Lattuada     GK  30   3   2   1  42 |  94  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  29  10   8  31 |  82   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
A_Cissokho     DF   2  28  11   6  12 |  82   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
Ayala          DF   2  27  11   5  11 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Mo_Diame       DM   2  13  25   7  42 |  94   0   2   1   1   4   0   0   0   0  60  45  36
J_Litmanen     MF   3   9  29   7  22 |  19   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Butland      MF   2   9  28  11  41 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
M_James        MF   2  11  25  15  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  26
Ze_Roberto     AM   1  10  23  16  11 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  28  22 |  56   0   0   1   0   4   2   0   1   0 -10   0  61
S_Donnelly     FW   1   9  10  25  20 |  94   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  17
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  27   9   6  32 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  26   9   7  30 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Charlton     MF   1   8  26   9  30 |  75   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
L_Miller       FW   3   7   5  26  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Lyon
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Buffon       GK  34   2   3   1  22 |  94  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
T_Alderweirel  DF   1  27   8   9  31 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
T_Butcher      DF   2  27   8   7  23 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Diakiese     DF   3  27   8   6  18 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
L_Amoroso      DF   2  26   6   9  11 |  57   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
Didier         MF   3   6  29   8  33 |  94   0   0   5   1   1   0   1   0   0 -22  43 -21
S_Malbranque   MF   3   8  28  11  33 |  62   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
A_Karnak       MF   3   4  26  14  31 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
M_Ball         MF   2  12  26   4  23 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  29  21 |  62   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  10  16
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  27  20 |  94   0   0   1   0   8   1   0   0   0   0  10  57
Barthez        GK  31   5   3   1  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Girrese      DF   1  27   8   8  32 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  27   7  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Pogba        MF   2   8  26  13  21 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Dyorkaeff      FW   1   7   8  27  23 |  32   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  15
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