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Elite League Cup Match 3

Aston Villa 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, Aston Villa vs. Real Madrid (Wed Dec 11)


                          Aston Villa  |  Real Madrid
                          4-1-2-1-2 N  |  4-3-2-1 E
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Gareth Williams
                                       |
                         B_Friedel GK  |  GK J_Reina
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF W_Lavezzi
                        A_Cissokho DF  |  DF K_Tierney
                             Ayala DF  |  DF A_Ranocchia
                         K_Femenia DF  |  DF Beckenbauer
                         T_Andrews DM  |  MF L_Copland
                      R_Nainggolan MF  |  MF Valverde
                         J_Butland MF  |  MF P_McNamara
                            M_Isco AM  |  AM J_Gandolfini
                        M_Bombarda FW  |  AM S_Mane
                        O_Bierhoff FW  |  FW Matej_Vydra
                                       |
                       F_Eggington SUB |  SUB L_Dita
                     G_Fotheringam SUB |  SUB D_Kuzmanovic
                         P_Tonosko SUB |  SUB D_Carvajal
                         K_Commons SUB |  SUB F_Ravanelli
                           R_Sharp SUB |  SUB K_Benzema

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 5  :(asv) O_Bierhoff can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  O_Bierhoff with a blistering shot !
          ...  J_Reina takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 8  :(rmd) J_Gandolfini sidesteps P_Livingstone
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  J_Gandolfini bears down on goal!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 9  :(asv) O_Bierhoff sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  W_Lavezzi slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 12 :(asv) M_Isco has it on the edge of the box
          ...  M_Isco drives the shot in!
          ...  J_Reina with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 13 :(rmd) L_Copland has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Ayala
          ...  He puts in Matej_Vydra!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Cissokho
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Valverde floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to S_Mane
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  He runs off to the Real Madrid fans to celebrate!
          ...  Real Madrid go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 Real Madrid ...
Min. 16 :(asv) A_Cissokho looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Butland
          ...  J_Butland flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  J_Reina with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 19 :(asv) R_Nainggolan chips the ball over the defence and finds P_Livingstone
          ...  What a shot from P_Livingstone !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But J_Reina just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 20 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Matej_Vydra
          ...  Cleared by P_Livingstone
Min. 22 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  W_Lavezzi gets his head to the ball !
          ...  B_Friedel with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 25 :(asv) O_Bierhoff runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  O_Bierhoff drives the shot in!
          ...  J_Reina gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 25 :(rmd) L_Copland with the cross-field pass to K_Tierney
          ...  K_Tierney tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 27 :(asv) J_Butland takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  J_Butland must beat J_Reina!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Fine finish !
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-1 Real Madrid ...
Min. 30 :(rmd) L_Copland is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to W_Lavezzi
          ...  J_Butland with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 31 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra sprints past P_Livingstone
          ...  T_Andrews with a terrible tackle
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 34 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini miskicks!
          ...  He finds S_Mane though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  S_Mane with the punt towards goal!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 38 :(rmd) S_Mane knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  A cracking drive from S_Mane !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And B_Friedel reacts well to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Valverde
          ...  B_Friedel reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 39 :(asv) T_Andrews controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs W_Lavezzi
          ...  He puts in P_Livingstone!
          ...  P_Livingstone has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  The shot slips through J_Reina's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 39 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini races into the box
          ...  He sees S_Mane lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  S_Mane drives it towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged B_Friedel
          ...  That's given Real Madrid the lead!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-2 Real Madrid ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(asv) J_Butland with the heel pass to O_Bierhoff
          ...  But Beckenbauer with the fine tackle
Min. 45 :(rmd) L_Copland takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  But A_Cissokho wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_McNamara swings it in!
          ...  Beckenbauer with the shot!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 46 :(asv) J_Butland pass splits open the defence and finds O_Bierhoff
          ...  L_Copland cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 1-2 Real Madrid

Min. 46 :(asv) R_Nainggolan moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to O_Bierhoff
          ...  But Beckenbauer sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 47 :(asv) M_Isco spots O_Bierhoff who is in acres of space
          ...  A well-placed shot from O_Bierhoff !
          ...  J_Reina saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 51 :(rmd) P_McNamara spits at T_Andrews
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 52 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of S_Mane
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  S_Mane fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But B_Friedel punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 53 :(asv) T_Andrews runs at K_Tierney
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  T_Andrews throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 54 :(asv) Ayala with the towering header to M_Isco
          ...  W_Lavezzi pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 55 :(asv) K_Femenia wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to Ayala
          ...  Ayala has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 55 :(asv) J_Butland with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  P_McNamara wins the ball with ease
          ...  F_Brych saw something no-one else did
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
          ...  The fans jeer him off!
Min. 60 :(asv) Aston Villa's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 60 :(asv) R_Nainggolan with the header on
          ...  He finds M_Bombarda in space
          ...  Matej_Vydra makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 63 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Ayala
          ...  O_Bierhoff with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 65 :(asv) R_Sharp is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Nainggolan is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 67 :(asv) R_Sharp flicks it over A_Ranocchia and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  R_Sharp hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  J_Reina gathers it easily
Min. 68 :(asv) T_Andrews backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  A_Cissokho latches onto the end of it
          ...  A_Cissokho drifts clear!
          ...  He is clean through!
          ...  He is one on one with J_Reina
          ...  He rounds J_Reina
          ...  He taps it towards the goal!
          ...  J_Reina manages to get to it !!
Min. 70 :(rmd) S_Mane sprints past K_Femenia
          ...  But A_Cissokho wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 71 :(rmd) J_Gandolfini runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  O_Bierhoff with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
Min. 72 :(rmd) L_Copland fires over a low cross to S_Mane
          ...  S_Mane with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  B_Friedel blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 75 :(asv) T_Andrews spits at A_Ranocchia
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  F_Brych tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 77 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace L_Copland as MF
Min. 77 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra beats T_Andrews
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Matej_Vydra with a thundering shot!
          ...  But B_Friedel punches it away
Min. 78 :(rmd) K_Benzema comes on for Matej_Vydra and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 79 :(rmd) D_Kuzmanovic will replace W_Lavezzi and play DF
Min. 80 :(asv) P_Tonosko will replace A_Cissokho and play DF
Min. 80 :(asv) G_Fotheringam is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_Livingstone is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 80 :(asv) M_Isco flicks it over D_Kuzmanovic's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  A_Ranocchia with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 82 :(rmd) Valverde is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  K_Benzema latches onto the ball
          ...  P_Tonosko read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 83 :(asv) R_Sharp sidesteps K_Tierney
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  R_Sharp controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  J_Reina is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by K_Femenia!
          ...  J_Reina comes out and claims it!
Min. 84 :(rmd) S_Mane comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  G_Fotheringam clears with a diving header
Min. 85 :(asv) T_Andrews looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  J_Reina falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 86 :(asv) R_Sharp wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Isco
          ...  M_Isco tries to beat J_Reina from outside the area!
          ...  J_Reina with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(asv) Ayala with the cross-field pass to K_Femenia
          ...  K_Femenia with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Femenia curls it into the box!
          ...  J_Reina fists it away!
Min. 91 :(asv) M_Bombarda breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on J_Reina!
          ...  A_Ranocchia brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  F_Brych reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 92 :(asv) M_Bombarda beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves F_Brych
          ...  K_Tierney reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises

*************  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          : J_Butland
Scorers              : J_Butland (27)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Andrews (75)
Injured              : N/A
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : S_Mane (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : S_Mane (13,39)
Sent Off             : P_McNamara (55)
Booked               : A_Ranocchia (91)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Aston Villa    |  Real Madrid
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       11
Off target           :           6        |       4
On target            :          10        |       7
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       10
Key Tackles          :           7        |       8
Key Passes           :          14        |       9
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 1 - 2 Real Madrid
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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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B_Friedel      GK  34   4   3   5  11 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  30  10   8  31 |  82   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
A_Cissokho     DF   2  29  11   6  12 |  82   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10  10
Ayala          DF   2  28  12   5  11 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
K_Femenia      DF   3  28   9   7  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -19
T_Andrews      DM   1  15  21   7  41 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -1
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   8  30   6  23 |  67   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
J_Butland      MF   2   9  28  11  41 |  95   0   1   2   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  20  45
M_Isco         AM   2   8  24  21  31 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  29  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
O_Bierhoff     FW   1   8  10  28  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  30
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 |  13   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Tonosko      DF   2  25  12   7  21 |  13   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
K_Commons      MF   1   8  27  10  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  11  26  22 |  28   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11

Player Statistics - Real Madrid
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Reina        GK  37   2   3   1  18 |  95  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
W_Lavezzi      DF   2  35  15   7  45 |  81   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
K_Tierney      DF   3  32  12   7  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
A_Ranocchia    DF   3  30  11   9  30 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Beckenbauer    DF   2  30   9   7  21 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
L_Copland      MF   1   9  33   7  21 |  79   0   1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40   0
Valverde       MF   3   8  25   7  43 |  95   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
P_McNamara     MF   2   7  25   7  33 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
J_Gandolfini   AM   3   9  28  20  12 |  95   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   1
S_Mane         AM   2   6   8  25  30 |  95   0   0   0   0   6   2   0   0   0   0   0 101
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  11   7  31  13 |  80   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
L_Dita         GK  29   3   1   1  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Kuzmanovic   DF   2  37   9   8  40 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
D_Carvajal     DF   1  30   9  10  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  11  33   9  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  29  23 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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