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Celtic FC 2 - 1 AC Milan

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 4, Celtic FC vs. AC Milan (Wed Jan 15)


                            Celtic FC  |  AC Milan
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  4-1-3-2 C
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Darren Lear
                                       |
                           H_Gomes GK  |  GK D_Van_Don_Bur
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF P_McGrath
                        C_Kabasele DF  |  DF Y_Mina
                       C_Metzelder DF  |  DF L_Digne
                         J_A_Riise DF  |  DF L_Palmieri
                        C_Makelele DM  |  DM Kak
                          L_Holtby MF  |  MF A_Bawbag
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  MF Almen_Abdi
                      D_Boerrigter MF  |  MF Jese
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW Pezza
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW E_Richardson
                                       |
                        P_Dahlberg SUB |  SUB M_Kingsley
                          P_A_Cocu SUB |  SUB D_Yedlin
                        H_Bellerin SUB |  SUB Imbula
                          A_Cejudo SUB |  SUB A_Giordano
                           M_McKay SUB |  SUB J_Garner

Referee: C_V_Carballo (Spain)


Min. 1  :(amn) AC Milan are switching their playing style to P
Min. 3  :(amn) Y_Mina looks in some pain. He'll have to come off
Min. 3  :(amn) D_Yedlin takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Y_Mina
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 4  :(amn) A_Bawbag with an inch perfect pass to L_Palmieri
          ...  L_Palmieri with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But H_Gomes makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 7  :(cfc) P_McGowan beats Kak
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves C_V_Carballo
          ...  L_Digne bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 10 :(amn) E_Richardson jumps over C_Ronaldo's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  E_Richardson controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 11 :(cfc) L_Holtby turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to B_Howedes
          ...  Almen_Abdi fouls badly
          ...  C_V_Carballo will want to speak to him
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 12 :(amn) Pezza gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Almen_Abdi is unmarked
          ...  B_Howedes bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 14 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Phisbaena decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the overhead !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the Celtic FC fans!
          ...  That's put Celtic FC ahead!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 AC Milan ...
Min. 15 :(amn) AC Milan altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 17 :(cfc) C_Makelele sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to beat D_Van_Don_Bur from outside the area!
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 18 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena has it now
          ...  He takes on P_McGrath
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Boerrigter!
          ...  D_Boerrigter swings in the shot!
          ...  But D_Van_Don_Bur tips it over
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 18 :(amn) The ball goes loose!
          ...  Pezza seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  Pezza sees H_Gomes off his line !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 20 :(cfc) L_Holtby hoists the ball across to P_McGowan
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from D_Yedlin
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 22 :(amn) Kak brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Pezza gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Pezza sees H_Gomes off his line !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  H_Gomes had no chance!
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 23 :(amn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems AC Milan will now be playing P
Min. 27 :(amn) E_Richardson beats B_Howedes
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves C_V_Carballo
          ...  C_Kabasele wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 29 :(cfc) L_Holtby with an in swinging cross to M_Phisbaena
          ...  From long range M_Phisbaena bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  L_Digne reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 30 :(amn) Jese off the woodwork.
          ...  Pezza picks up the deflection
          ...  Pezza with a stunning strike !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 31 :(amn) Pezza takes advantage of a mistake by C_Kabasele
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  C_Kabasele recovers to win the ball back
Min. 31 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  E_Richardson with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  C_V_Carballo refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 34 :(cfc) P_McGowan pushes it past D_Yedlin
          ...  P_McGowan rifles it to the far post !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 36 :(cfc) P_McGowan runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off Kak back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  P_McGrath with an ugly foul
          ...  C_V_Carballo will want to speak to him
Min. 37 :(amn) E_Richardson puts in Pezza
          ...  C_Kabasele wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 37 :(cfc) C_Makelele controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs L_Digne
          ...  He puts in C_Metzelder!
          ...  Jese with an over the top challenge
Min. 41 :(cfc) C_Makelele can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan blasts it at the goal !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  And Celtic FC are leading in the game now
          ...  Celtic FC 2-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 42 :(amn) It looks as though AC Milan is now playing A
Min. 42 :(amn) D_Yedlin gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds Pezza
          ...  C_Kabasele with an ugly foul
          ...  C_V_Carballo will want to speak to him
          ...  C_V_Carballo ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(amn) Jese with a short pass to find E_Richardson
          ...  E_Richardson fires the shot in!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  H_Gomes is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Kak plays it into the danger area!
          ...  C_Kabasele gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 45 :(amn) Almen_Abdi runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Kak
          ...  A delicate chip from Kak !
          ...  H_Gomes makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 47 :(cfc) B_Howedes runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Phisbaena
          ...  D_Yedlin slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 2-1 AC Milan

Min. 51 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  L_Palmieri pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 55 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  M_Phisbaena attempts a lob!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 57 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from Almen_Abdi
          ...  P_McGrath stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 60 :(cfc) M_McKay will replace P_McGowan and play FW
Min. 64 :(amn) Pezza sidesteps C_Makelele
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Pezza hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 70 :(cfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  P_A_Cocu will come on for C_Metzelder and play DF
Min. 70 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo passes the ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  Jese tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  C_V_Carballo has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by C_V_Carballo!
Min. 72 :(amn) J_Garner is coming on and L_Palmieri is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 72 :(amn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Imbula will come on for Kak and play AM
Min. 74 :(amn) E_Richardson gains possession
          ...  E_Richardson drives the shot in!
          ...  The shot slips through H_Gomes's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 75 :(cfc) Up goes the substitution board - A_Cejudo on for D_Boerrigter as a MF
Min. 75 :(cfc) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Celtic FC will now play D
Min. 75 :(amn) D_Yedlin heads the ball back to Imbula
          ...  C_Kabasele with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
Min. 77 :(amn) E_Richardson with electric pace
          ...  He eases past B_Howedes
          ...  A_Cejudo wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 83 :(amn) J_Garner with a slick pass to A_Bawbag
          ...  B_Howedes rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  C_V_Carballo just wants to lecture him
Min. 85 :(cfc) B_Howedes hits a hard pass to M_McKay
          ...  L_Digne reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 85 :(amn) A_Bawbag sprints forward with the ball
          ...  But A_Cejudo clears the danger
Min. 86 :(cfc) M_McKay knocks it past D_Yedlin and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  D_Yedlin goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(cfc) L_Holtby spits at Jese
          ...  C_V_Carballo ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
Min. 89 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay with a terrific drive !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 148,204
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_Phisbaena (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Phisbaena (14), P_McGowan (41)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : Pezza
Scorers              : Pezza (22)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Almen_Abdi (11)
Injured              : Y_Mina (3)
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     |   AC Milan
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       9
Off target           :           3        |       5
On target            :           5        |       4
Possession           :          52        |       48
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          16        |       11
Key Tackles          :           6        |       7
Key Passes           :          10        |       9
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 2 - 1 AC Milan
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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  39   2   3   7  41 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  35  11   9  23 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  30   9   6  30 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  28   8   9  30 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makelele     DM   2  12  31  10  30 |  95   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  31   9  21 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  28   8  21 |  95   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
D_Boerrigter   MF   2   9  25  12  32 |  79   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  37  16 |  64   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  36  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  47
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  32   8  11  30 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  30  10  10  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  16   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20  20
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  29  21 |  31   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - AC Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_Van_Don_Bur  GK  35   2   7   5  23 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
P_McGrath      DF   1  30  12   7  12 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Y_Mina         DF   3  30   8  10  31 |   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Digne        DF   2  29   7   8  29 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
L_Palmieri     DF   1  26   8  10  42 |  76   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
Kak            DM   2  16  27   9  41 |  76   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -10
A_Bawbag       MF   3   7  30   8  20 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  11  29  11  30 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
Jese           MF   2   5  28   7  41 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0 -20 -10  27
E_Richardson   FW   2   5  11  26  21 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   3
M_Kingsley     GK  25   2   1   3  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Yedlin       DF   1  25  10   6  23 |  92   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
Imbula         AM   1  10  26  17  20 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Giordano     MF   3  11  26  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garner       FW   3   7   9  29  11 |  19   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
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