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Elite League, Week 12

Celtic FC 1 - 2 Ajax

Elite League Match, Celtic FC vs. Ajax (Mon Jul 22)


                            Celtic FC  |  Ajax
                              4-4-2 A  |  5-3-2 P
                       Stuart Neilson  |  James Maund
                                       |
                           H_Gomes GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF S_Kolasinac
                          P_A_Cocu DF  |  DF Alvaro_Rubio
                          Henrique DF  |  DF Fazio
                        M_Cassetti DF  |  DF M_Keown
                        C_Makelele MF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                           Eduardo MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                          A_Cejudo MF  |  MF F_Ljungberg
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW G_Puciato
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                        C_Kabasele SUB |  SUB C_Dos_Passos
                        H_Bellerin SUB |  SUB Oscar_Serrano
                        R_V_Persie SUB |  SUB Tomas_Rosicky
                           D_Harry SUB |  SUB T_Wallcott

Referee: C_Cakir (Turkey)


Min. 1  :(aja) I_Muniain runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to P_Vieira
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Henrique takes possession
Min. 2  :(aja) S_Kolasinac is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  H_Gomes saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 5  :(cfc) Henrique is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to P_McGowan
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 9  :(cfc) Eduardo fires over a low cross to C_Ronaldo
          ...  C_Ronaldo with the shot !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar palms it behind
          ...  C_Cakir has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 20 :(cfc) C_Makelele with the cross-field pass to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena drives it towards goal !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 23 :(aja) G_Puciato with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  B_Howedes wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 25 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Fazio
          ...  C_Ronaldo bears down on goal!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 28 :(cfc) C_Makelele finds M_Phisbaena in the box
          ...  M_Phisbaena belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar palms it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Cejudo drives it into the box!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily catches it!
Min. 28 :(aja) G_Puciato takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged H_Gomes
          ...  Ajax have snatched the lead!
          ...  Celtic FC 0-1 Ajax ...
Min. 29 :(cfc) Celtic FC are switching their playing style to P
Min. 29 :(aja) It looks as though Ajax is now playing C
Min. 29 :(cfc) P_McGowan makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  P_McGowan with the strike !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 31 :(aja) P_Vieira runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  P_Vieira with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  It floats over H_Gomes
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 33 :(aja) P_Vieira takes on P_A_Cocu
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  M_Cassetti is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  H_Gomes misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Keown crosses it in!
          ...  H_Gomes easily claims the ball!
Min. 34 :(aja) D_Bergkamp sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  B_Howedes gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 36 :(aja) S_Kolasinac has it now
          ...  He takes on B_Howedes
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  The ball comes in high
          ...  D_Bergkamp beats the defender to the ball and heads it into his path
          ...  He just has H_Gomes to beat
          ...  He nutmegs H_Gomes
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 37 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He gets up again
          ...  Looks like a little bit of play acting
Min. 39 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena flicks it over S_Kolasinac's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  A_Cejudo loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Cassetti chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes the catch!
Min. 40 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past S_Kolasinac
          ...  He puts in M_Cassetti!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 40 :(aja) I_Muniain looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to F_Ljungberg
          ...  F_Ljungberg keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  H_Gomes is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Henrique!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But P_A_Cocu clears the danger

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 0-1 Ajax

Min. 47 :(aja) G_Puciato knocks it forward
          ...  Henrique slips
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets to it!
          ...  D_Bergkamp smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 48 :(aja) S_Kolasinac with a smart pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp from 20 yards !
          ...  But H_Gomes dives to his left
          ...  I think H_Gomes just got a hand on that one
          ...  C_Cakir has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 50 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos will replace Fazio and play DF
Min. 51 :(aja) a big roar from the crowd as Tomas_Rosicky comes on for F_Ljungberg to play MF
Min. 52 :(aja) T_Wallcott is coming on for D_Bergkamp and will play FW
Min. 60 :(cfc) R_V_Persie takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace C_Makelele
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 60 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott looks to see where H_Gomes is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 62 :(cfc) A_Cejudo moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to C_Ronaldo
          ...  I_Muniain wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 62 :(aja) I_Muniain loses Henrique
          ...  I_Muniain fires the shot in!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Celtic FC 0-2 Ajax ...
Min. 63 :(aja) Ajax will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 63 :(aja) G_Puciato with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  A thundering drive by G_Puciato !
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 64 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  P_McGowan latches onto the ball
          ...  P_McGowan cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 65 :(cfc) R_V_Persie reads the run of P_A_Cocu
          ...  P_A_Cocu hits the ball first time!
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 67 :(aja) G_Puciato with the dribble
          ...  Henrique is easily beaten
          ...  P_McGowan with a bad challenge
          ...  C_Cakir called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 68 :(aja) T_Wallcott backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  P_Vieira gets on the end of it
          ...  A_Cejudo tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
          ...  James Maund is far from happy with that decision
Min. 69 :(cfc) The ball rolls free!
          ...  C_Ronaldo takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  C_Ronaldo unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the Celtic FC fans!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-2 Ajax ...
Min. 70 :(aja) Ajax made the switch to a C strategy
Min. 71 :(aja) S_Kolasinac sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  G_Puciato runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  M_Phisbaena forces him off the ball
Min. 73 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Puciato
          ...  G_Puciato with the shot !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  H_Gomes is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by C_Dos_Passos
          ...  H_Gomes comes out and claims it!
Min. 75 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  M_Phisbaena goes for goal !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar was beaten there!
Min. 76 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena is hurt
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
Min. 76 :(cfc) D_Harry is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Phisbaena is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(cfc) C_Kabasele is coming on for B_Howedes and playing DF
Min. 82 :(cfc) R_V_Persie looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan is clean through!
          ...  He tries to take it round E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He slips it underneath E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He hits it towards goal!
          ...  wide!!
Min. 84 :(cfc) R_V_Persie sidesteps S_Kolasinac
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  C_Dos_Passos tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Cejudo hits it into the box!
          ...  C_Ronaldo gets a shot in
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 86 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky finds G_Puciato with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  G_Puciato aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But H_Gomes pulls out a save of the game
Min. 87 :(cfc) A_Cejudo finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  A_Cejudo leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky beats C_Ronaldo
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves C_Cakir
          ...  D_Harry with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
Min. 89 :(cfc) C_Kabasele with the Cruyff turn
          ...  But M_Keown sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 89 :(aja) I_Muniain is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to T_Wallcott
          ...  But C_Kabasele barges him off the ball
Min. 90 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu slides it through the middle to D_Harry
          ...  T_Vermaelen reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 91 :(cfc) D_Harry has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Keown!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from T_Vermaelen
Min. 93 :(cfc) Eduardo controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  C_Ronaldo gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  But C_Dos_Passos wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_V_Persie lofts the ball in!
          ...  C_Ronaldo loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 93 :(aja) P_Vieira fires over a low cross to Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  P_A_Cocu tackles from behind
          ...  C_Cakir will want to speak to him
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's been hard done by for that!!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 150,000
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : C_Ronaldo
Scorers              : C_Ronaldo (69)
Sent Off             : P_A_Cocu (93)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : M_Phisbaena (76)
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : I_Muniain (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Alvaro_Rubio (28), I_Muniain (62)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       12
Off target           :          10        |       6
On target            :           5        |       6
Possession           :          49        |       51
Corners              :           5        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       9
Key Tackles          :           7        |       8
Key Passes           :          11        |       14
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 1 - 2 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Celtic FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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H_Gomes        GK  38   2   3   7  41 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  34  11   9  23 |  79   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  32   8  11  30 |  94   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   1   0  10  20  -9
Henrique       DF   1  30  12   8  29 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  26   8   6  30 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  30  10  30 |  61   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Eduardo        MF   2   8  29   8  21 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  28   8  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  57
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  36  16 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  35  32 |  77   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  20   0  13
S_Assenjo      GK  29   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  30   8   6  30 |  15   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  29  10  10  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  29  14  31 |  33   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Harry        FW   2   9   8  25  33 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  94   0   2   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  40   0  35
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  51   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
I_Muniain      MF   1  11  29   8  24 |  94   0   1   3   0   1   1   0   0   0  20  30  35
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  52   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  53   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  29  42 |  94   0   0   2   1   3   0   0   0   0   0  35  21
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  28  11   5  22 |  43   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  29  12  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  42   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |  41   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
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