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Elite League Cup Semi Finals

Barcelona 1 - 0 Ajax

Elite League Cup Semi Final Match, Barcelona vs. Ajax (Tue Mar 12)


                            Barcelona  |  Ajax
                              5-3-2 A  |  5-3-2 N
                         Bryngar Myre  |  James Maund
                                       |
                        M_Zetterer GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                            G_Bale DF  |  DF S_Kolasinac
                            J_Myre DF  |  DF Fazio
                      Ciaran_Clark DF  |  DF M_Keown
                           K_Abrha DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                         J_Miranda DF  |  DF E_Silva
                            R_Kopa MF  |  MF F_Ljungberg
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                     Adnan_Januzaj MF  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                            M_Hunt FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                             H_Son FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                         N_Douchez SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                            D_Rose SUB |  SUB Alvaro_Rubio
                      L_Gasparotto SUB |  SUB C_Dos_Passos
                         B_Spencer SUB |  SUB M_Overmars
                            Amauri SUB |  SUB Ian_Wright

Referee: S_Youri (Morrocco)


Min. 4  :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj runs into space
          ...  Fazio with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 5  :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj crosses in from the wing, he finds H_Son in the box
          ...  H_Son tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 8  :(brc) H_Son gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past E_Silva!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  I_Muniain with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 8  :(aja) E_Silva with a glorious long pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  M_Zetterer fists it away
Min. 9  :(aja) F_Ljungberg looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott tries to beat M_Zetterer from outside the area!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 11 :(brc) M_Hunt finds the space intelligently
          ...  S_Kolasinac forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa swings it in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by E_Silva
Min. 16 :(aja) M_Keown knocks it past R_Kopa and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  M_Keown has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 22 :(aja) S_Kolasinac skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  But M_Zetterer makes a fine save
Min. 31 :(brc) G_Bale controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs M_Keown
          ...  He puts in K_Abrha!
          ...  K_Abrha with the chance !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 32 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with a measured ball to F_Ljungberg
          ...  Fine tackle by Ciaran_Clark
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 35 :(aja) I_Muniain takes advantage of a mistake by Ciaran_Clark
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Miranda
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Wallcott hits it towards the far post!
          ...  M_Zetterer easily claims the ball!
Min. 36 :(brc) A defence splitting pass from K_Mizuno to M_Hunt
          ...  E_Silva rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's S_Youri going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 39 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by J_Myre
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Ciaran_Clark gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 40 :(brc) H_Son has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Keown
          ...  He puts in M_Hunt!
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  S_Kolasinac looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 49 :(brc) J_Myre takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Hunt
          ...  E_Silva plays it back
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj plays it into the danger area!
          ...  M_Hunt with the header
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Abrha chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes the catch!
Min. 49 :(aja) T_Wallcott gets possession in his own half
          ...  Intercepted by K_Abrha

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Barcelona 0-0 Ajax

Min. 50 :(brc) K_Mizuno with a precise ball to Ciaran_Clark
          ...  T_Wallcott takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 52 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past Ciaran_Clark
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  J_Miranda with a terrible tackle
Min. 54 :(aja) D_Bergkamp brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  S_Kolasinac makes himself available
          ...  J_Myre takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 55 :(aja) T_Vermaelen with the through ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  K_Mizuno tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Muniain lofts the ball in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by K_Abrha
Min. 58 :(aja) Ian_Wright is going to be brought on
          ...  T_Wallcott is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 58 :(brc) J_Miranda is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to M_Hunt
          ...  T_Vermaelen knocks the ball back to E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Miranda chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar catches it!
Min. 59 :(aja) M_Overmars replaces Tomas_Rosicky to play as a MF
Min. 60 :(aja) a big roar from the crowd as Alvaro_Rubio comes on for Fazio to play DF
Min. 68 :(brc) G_Bale with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows Alvaro_Rubio a clean set of heals
          ...  A vicious shot by G_Bale !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 68 :(aja) F_Ljungberg gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds Ian_Wright
          ...  J_Myre knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  S_Youri blows up for a foul
Min. 70 :(brc) M_Hunt drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Adnan_Januzaj
          ...  S_Kolasinac takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 70 :(aja) S_Kolasinac crosses in from the wing, he finds D_Bergkamp in the box
          ...  D_Bergkamp lobs M_Zetterer!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 73 :(aja) T_Vermaelen is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio aims for the top right corner !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 73 :(brc) M_Hunt off the woodwork.
          ...  H_Son picks up the deflection
          ...  M_Keown is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  S_Youri calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 74 :(brc) D_Rose replaces an unhappy K_Abrha and will play as a DF
Min. 75 :(brc) Amauri comes on for J_Miranda and takes up a FW role
Min. 75 :(brc) B_Spencer takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace R_Kopa
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 75 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio runs at D_Rose
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio with the overhead !
          ...  But M_Zetterer punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 75 :(brc) H_Son has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  T_Vermaelen is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 78 :(brc) H_Son takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  H_Son with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It's beaten E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 79 :(brc) K_Mizuno pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  Amauri is clean through!
          ...  Amauri from 20 yards !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  Have Barcelona stolen the win late on with that goal?
          ...  Barcelona 1-0 Ajax ...
Min. 80 :(brc) Barcelona restructured their strategy to D
Min. 81 :(brc) B_Spencer reads the run of Amauri
          ...  Amauri drives it towards goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar goes down well to save
Min. 85 :(brc) H_Son with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 87 :(brc) K_Mizuno takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Son
          ...  F_Ljungberg with a bad challenge
          ...  S_Youri will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Bryngar Myre looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(aja) I_Muniain looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  M_Overmars receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Ciaran_Clark goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estadio Urbano Caldeira
Attendance           : 149,322
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : K_Mizuno (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Amauri (79)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : S_Kolasinac
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Bergkamp (85), F_Ljungberg (87)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Barcelona    |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       7
Off target           :           3        |       4
On target            :           4        |       3
Possession           :          52        |       48
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       11
Key Tackles          :           6        |       8
Key Passes           :          12        |       8
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Final Score          : Barcelona 1 - 0 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Barcelona
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Zetterer     GK  39   3   3   3  32 |  97   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
G_Bale         DF   2  34  12   8  42 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
J_Myre         DF   2  31   9   8  39 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  31   9   8  24 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
K_Abrha        DF   1  30   9   7  33 |  78   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
J_Miranda      DF   2  29  11   7  21 |  79   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  33   8  23 |  79   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   9  33  10  28 |  97   0   1   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  60   0
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  12  29  10  23 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Hunt         FW   2   9   8  38  33 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  30  20 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  22
N_Douchez      GK  38   2   2   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rose         DF   1  26  10   7  22 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
L_Gasparotto   DF   3  25   8   7  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  31  13  31 |  18   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |  18   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  97   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  29  10   9  11 |  97   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  97   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20
E_Silva        DF   2  25   8   7  29 |  97   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  28   8  24 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  63   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2   8  19
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  62   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  33   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  27  11   5  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  28  23 |  35   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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