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Elite FA Cup,

Aston Villa 0 - 2 Valencia

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Aston Villa vs. Valencia (Wed Jun 24)


                          Aston Villa  |  Valencia
                          3-1-3-1-2 E  |  4-4-2 A
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                        Ji_Han_Sun GK  |  GK R_Ceni
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                          A_Hanson DF  |  DF B_Ivanovic
                          R_Varane DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                           M_Woods DM  |  DF M_Salah
                      A_Ben_Hatira MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                      R_Nainggolan MF  |  MF M_Kikuchi
                         J_Butland MF  |  MF L_Macleod
                            M_Isco AM  |  MF H_Higuim
                           G_Mixon FW  |  FW M_Bombarda
                        S_Bergwijn FW  |  FW D_Trezeguet
                                       |
                           G_Babos SUB |  SUB D_Van_Don_Bur
                        A_Cissokho SUB |  SUB J_Stam
                         T_Andrews SUB |  SUB M_Barry
                        A_Guardado SUB |  SUB B_Green
                           R_Sharp SUB |  SUB W_Jose

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(asv) G_Mixon sidesteps D_E_Boyata
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  D_E_Boyata reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Nainggolan plays it towards the near post!
          ...  P_Livingstone with the shot!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 4  :(vla) M_Salah backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  T_Cruise gets on the end of it
          ...  T_Cruise sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 5  :(vla) M_Kikuchi unselfishly lays the ball back to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet with a powerful downward header!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 6  :(vla) D_Trezeguet beats S_Bergwijn
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A powerful header from D_Trezeguet !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 7  :(vla) H_Higuim with the towering header to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Nouri plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Ji_Han_Sun
Min. 8  :(vla) H_Higuim holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to B_Ivanovic
          ...  But P_Livingstone slides in
Min. 9  :(vla) T_Cruise looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kisses his shirt!!
          ...  He shows his love for the club!!
          ...  The fans cheer him and chant his name!!
          ...  Lets see if Valencia can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 Valencia ...
Min. 10 :(vla) The Valencia manager shouts at them from the touchline to play C
Min. 10 :(vla) L_Macleod with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  L_Macleod curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 13 :(vla) M_Kikuchi pass splits open the defence and finds H_Higuim
          ...  H_Higuim throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to M_Salah
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Ivanovic lofts the ball in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Ji_Han_Sun
Min. 16 :(vla) M_Kikuchi knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  A skilful effort from M_Kikuchi !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  How did that find its way in?
          ...  Aston Villa 0-2 Valencia ...
Min. 17 :(vla) H_Higuim with the dribble
          ...  P_Livingstone is easily beaten
          ...  G_Mixon had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 18 :(vla) L_Macleod flicks it over A_Hanson's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  L_Macleod tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 19 :(asv) R_Varane takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  D_E_Boyata seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 19 :(vla) T_Cruise takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Bombarda
          ...  A_Hanson with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 21 :(asv) J_Butland has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past D_E_Boyata
          ...  He knocks it to S_Bergwijn!
          ...  D_E_Boyata recovers to win the ball back
Min. 25 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira finds P_Livingstone in the box
          ...  P_Livingstone has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  R_Ceni with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 27 :(asv) R_Nainggolan looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to S_Bergwijn
          ...  A delicate header from S_Bergwijn !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Valencia fans taunt him!
Min. 28 :(vla) D_Trezeguet runs at R_Varane
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  A_Hanson anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 31 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to M_Isco
          ...  M_Isco with a blistering shot !
          ...  What agility from R_Ceni
Min. 33 :(asv) J_Butland squares it to G_Mixon
          ...  Driven towards goal by G_Mixon !
          ...  R_Ceni with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 35 :(vla) L_Macleod gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun was beaten there!
Min. 36 :(vla) L_Macleod punches M_Woods off the ball
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's off!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  J_Butland bends it round the wall
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  R_Ceni dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had R_Ceni beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Woods plays it into the danger area!
          ...  B_Ivanovic gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 37 :(vla) M_Bombarda sprints past R_Varane
          ...  M_Bombarda with the shot on net !
          ...  But Ji_Han_Sun punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Ji_Han_Sun got a touch
Min. 41 :(vla) D_E_Boyata runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  R_Nainggolan fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(vla) T_Cruise runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 0-2 Valencia

Min. 46 :(asv) S_Bergwijn is injured. He's been stretchered off
Min. 46 :(asv) R_Sharp is coming on for S_Bergwijn and playing FW
Min. 47 :(asv) R_Nainggolan plays a long ball to R_Sharp
          ...  M_Salah goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 50 :(asv) J_Butland with a measured ball to G_Mixon
          ...  M_Bombarda cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 51 :(asv) M_Isco gets possession in his own half
          ...  D_E_Boyata robs him of the ball
Min. 58 :(vla) M_Salah looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to H_Higuim
          ...  But A_Hanson sweeps up the threat
Min. 60 :(asv) Aston Villa switch to playing A
Min. 60 :(asv) R_Sharp beats M_Salah
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  R_Sharp shapes up for a shot!
          ...  R_Ceni with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 62 :(asv) R_Varane barges A_Nouri off the ball
          ...  R_Varane tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  R_Ceni heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 65 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of M_Isco
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Blocked by M_Salah
Min. 66 :(vla) J_Stam replaces an unhappy A_Nouri and will play as a DF
Min. 66 :(vla) B_Green replaces an unhappy H_Higuim and will play as a MF
Min. 69 :(vla) B_Green slides it through the middle to D_Trezeguet
          ...  J_Butland fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 70 :(asv) R_Sharp sidesteps B_Green
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  But D_E_Boyata clears the danger
Min. 74 :(asv) M_Woods with a flicked pass to G_Mixon
          ...  B_Green beats him to the ball
Min. 75 :(asv) A_Cissokho replaces A_Hanson and will play DF
Min. 75 :(asv) A_Guardado replaces an unhappy R_Nainggolan and will play as a MF
Min. 76 :(vla) M_Bombarda turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  What a shot from M_Bombarda !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 80 :(asv) R_Sharp knocks the ball past the lunge of J_Stam
          ...  Driven towards goal by R_Sharp !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 84 :(asv) M_Isco with a one-touch layoff to R_Sharp
          ...  A great volley from R_Sharp !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 85 :(asv) A_Guardado runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to P_Livingstone
          ...  P_Livingstone lobs R_Ceni!
          ...  R_Ceni with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 86 :(asv) J_Butland is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp with the chance !
          ...  But R_Ceni punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 87 :(asv) J_Butland with an in swinging cross to M_Woods
          ...  M_Woods heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira knocks it forward
          ...  M_Salah slips
          ...  J_Butland gets to it!
          ...  A glorious effort by J_Butland !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Guardado drives it into the box!
          ...  J_Stam reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 90 :(vla) M_Bombarda nutmegs A_Cissokho
          ...  M_Bombarda sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 92 :(asv) J_Butland cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Isco
          ...  M_Isco hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  R_Ceni with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 93 :(asv) G_Mixon nutmegs M_Kikuchi
          ...  Good sliding challenge from M_Bombarda
Min. 93 :(vla) D_Trezeguet runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  D_Trezeguet fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun looks relieved there!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 122,224
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : J_Butland
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Mixon (17), R_Nainggolan (41), J_Butland (69)
Injured              : S_Bergwijn (46)
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : D_E_Boyata (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Trezeguet (9), M_Kikuchi (16)
Sent Off             : L_Macleod (36)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Aston Villa    |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       16
Off target           :           7        |       9
On target            :           8        |       7
Possession           :          52        |       48
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           8        |       3
Key Tackles          :           4        |       10
Key Passes           :          16        |       11
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 0 - 2 Valencia
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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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Ji_Han_Sun     GK  33   3   1   2  23 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  31  10   8  31 |  96   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0
A_Hanson       DF   2  30   9  10  22 |  77   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
R_Varane       DF   1  29   9   4  11 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
M_Woods        DM   2  18  28   9  18 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  32   9  40 |  96   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  20 -20
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   8  31   6  23 |  77   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
J_Butland      MF   2   9  29  11  41 |  96   0   0   6   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  58  -2
M_Isco         AM   2   8  24  21  31 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  12  30  42 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
S_Bergwijn     FW   3   9   7  25  10 |  48   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Babos        GK  29   1   3   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cissokho     DF   2  30  11   7  12 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Andrews      DM   1  15  23   8  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Guardado     MF   2   7  27   6  20 |  19   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  11  27  22 |  48   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Ceni         GK  36   2   2   7  30 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  96   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  30  11   7  22 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  28  12   6  21 |  68   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Salah        DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  96   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  30   9  39 |  96   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  15  28   9  30 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  35
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  28  11  31 |  36   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
H_Higuim       MF   2   7  27  10  42 |  68   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  29  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   5   0   0   0   0  40   0  20
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0  20  20  65
D_Van_Don_Bur  GK  35   2   7   5  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Stam         DF   2  29   8   7  29 |  28   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
M_Barry        MF   2  17  28   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Green        MF   2  16  28   6  30 |  28   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  29  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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