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Elite League, Week 2

Celtic FC 2 - 0 Barcelona

Elite League Match, Celtic FC vs. Barcelona (Sun May 12)


                            Celtic FC  |  Barcelona
                              5-3-2 A  |  5-4-1 C
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                           H_Gomes GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF G_Wilkinson
                          P_A_Cocu DF  |  DF J_Myre
                          Henrique DF  |  DF Ciaran_Clark
                        H_Bellerin DF  |  DF J_Miranda
                        C_Kabasele DF  |  DF D_Rose
                        R_V_Persie MF  |  MF R_Kopa
                          L_Holtby MF  |  MF Xavi
                          A_Cejudo MF  |  MF K_Porborsky
                         P_McGowan FW  |  MF Coutinho
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW H_Son
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB M_Adein
                       S_Stallbaum SUB |  SUB Marco_Rojo
                        C_Makelele SUB |  SUB L_Gasparotto
                             Lucas SUB |  SUB B_Spencer
                           D_Harry SUB |  SUB Amauri

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 2  :(brc) G_Wilkinson backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Coutinho gets on the end of it
          ...  P_A_Cocu read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 9  :(cfc) C_Kabasele with a slide rule pass to B_Howedes
          ...  D_Rose stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
Min. 10 :(brc) H_Son plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  C_Kabasele with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 12 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes advantage of a mistake by J_Miranda
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Cleared by G_Wilkinson
Min. 13 :(cfc) P_McGowan with a Cruyff turn
          ...  R_Kopa makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 15 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past J_Myre
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  P_McGowan drives the shot in!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 15 :(cfc) R_V_Persie punches Xavi off the ball
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
Min. 15 :(cfc) There's going to be a change
          ...  C_Makelele will come on for M_Phisbaena and play MF
Min. 18 :(brc) R_Kopa takes advantage of a mistake by C_Kabasele
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  A thundering drive by R_Kopa !
          ...  H_Gomes blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 19 :(brc) R_Kopa knocks the ball past P_A_Cocu
          ...  R_Kopa with the chance !
          ...  H_Gomes has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  H_Gomes is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 25 :(brc) R_Kopa with a slide rule pass to Xavi
          ...  H_Bellerin fouls badly
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 26 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu looks in some pain. He'll have to come off
Min. 26 :(cfc) S_Stallbaum takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace P_A_Cocu as DF
Min. 30 :(brc) Barcelona made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 32 :(cfc) L_Holtby with the towering header to S_Stallbaum
          ...  Ciaran_Clark takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 33 :(cfc) H_Bellerin retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  P_McGowan gets on the end of it
          ...  Driven towards goal by P_McGowan !
          ...  M_Zetterer has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  M_Zetterer is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 33 :(brc) Coutinho is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  H_Son latches onto the ball
          ...  An audacious effort from H_Son !
          ...  But H_Gomes palms it behind
          ...  N_Alexander has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 40 :(brc) R_Kopa finds J_Myre on the edge of the box
          ...  J_Myre aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  It floats over H_Gomes
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 42 :(brc) H_Son turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  P_McGowan with a bad challenge
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(brc) K_Porborsky beats H_Bellerin
          ...  H_Bellerin with a deliberate foul
          ...  N_Alexander will want to speak to him
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  N_Alexander sends him off!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  That looked harsh
Min. 44 :(brc) K_Porborsky runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Son
          ...  But Henrique slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 46 :(cfc) L_Holtby is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to C_Kabasele
          ...  J_Miranda forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby floats the ball in!
          ...  D_Rose gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 0-0 Barcelona

Min. 46 :(brc) J_Miranda is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to H_Son
          ...  H_Son belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into H_Gomes's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 47 :(brc) J_Miranda hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  H_Son latches onto it!
          ...  Henrique wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 49 :(brc) R_Kopa runs into space
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Cejudo and it had to be
Min. 50 :(brc) J_Miranda knocks the ball back to M_Zetterer
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 54 :(brc) G_Wilkinson nutmegs B_Howedes
          ...  B_Howedes does well to get the tackle in
Min. 60 :(cfc) A_Cejudo sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  A_Cejudo attempts a low drive!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 66 :(brc) J_Myre hoofs it up field to find H_Son
          ...  H_Son tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  The shot slips through H_Gomes's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 67 :(cfc) S_Stallbaum sidesteps G_Wilkinson
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Fine tackle by D_Rose
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 69 :(brc) Coutinho skips the challenge from C_Kabasele
          ...  Coutinho bears down on goal!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 71 :(cfc) L_Holtby races into the box
          ...  He sees A_Cejudo lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  M_Zetterer goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He received a good talking to from N_Alexander
          ...  N_Alexander pauses
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  C_Makelele steps up to take it
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Celtic FC 2-0 Barcelona...
Min. 72 :(cfc) A_Cejudo takes on Ciaran_Clark
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by D_Rose !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 74 :(brc) G_Wilkinson stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  G_Wilkinson lobs H_Gomes!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 75 :(brc) Up goes the substitution board - Amauri on for J_Myre as a FW
Min. 75 :(brc) B_Spencer is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Kopa is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 75 :(brc) Marco_Rojo will replace the useless J_Miranda and will play DF
Min. 75 :(cfc) B_Howedes sidesteps D_Rose
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  G_Wilkinson with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 77 :(brc) B_Spencer plays the early ball across the box to find Amauri in space
          ...  A cheeky lob from Amauri !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  H_Gomes pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Wilkinson lofts the ball in!
          ...  H_Gomes easily catches it!
Min. 78 :(cfc) L_Holtby takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  L_Holtby tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  M_Zetterer with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 79 :(brc) B_Spencer is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to H_Son
          ...  Henrique slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 83 :(brc) Coutinho works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Wilkinson
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from G_Wilkinson !
          ...  H_Gomes parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 84 :(brc) B_Spencer spits at C_Makelele
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 87 :(brc) G_Wilkinson brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  H_Son gets on the end of the pass
          ...  H_Son drives it low !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Celtic FC fans taunt him!
Min. 87 :(brc) M_Zetterer is injured. He's unable to continue
          ...  Always a risky tactic
          ...  now they'll have to play a man short
Min. 87 :(brc) interesting tactic change...
          ...  Coutinho will now play as GK
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(cfc) L_Holtby cuts inside G_Wilkinson
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Ciaran_Clark makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  G_Wilkinson reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 88 :(brc) B_Spencer miskicks!
          ...  He finds Xavi though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by C_Kabasele
Min. 89 :(cfc) C_Makelele skips the challenge from Marco_Rojo
          ...  But B_Spencer puts it in row Z!

*************  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          : Henrique (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Miranda (50 og), C_Makelele (71 pen)
Sent Off             : R_V_Persie (15), P_McGowan (42), H_Bellerin (43)
Booked               :
Injured              : P_A_Cocu (26)
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : R_Kopa
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Spencer (84)
Injured              : M_Zetterer (87)
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Match Statistics
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                             Celtic FC    |   Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :           5        |       11
Off target           :           3        |       7
On target            :           2        |       4
Possession           :          34        |       66
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           3        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       6
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :           4        |       14
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 2 - 0 Barcelona
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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  37   2   3   7  41 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  33  11   9  23 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  31   7  11  30 |  26   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  29  12   8  29 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  29  10  10  23 |  43   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
C_Kabasele     DF   3  29   8   6  30 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  29  14  31 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  29   8  21 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  27   8  10 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20  21
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  35  16 |  42   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -8
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  34  32 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Assenjo      GK  29   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Stallbaum    DF   3  25   7   9  42 |  68   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  30  10  30 |  79   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
Lucas          MF   2   5  27  14  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Harry        FW   2   9   8  25  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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 |  88   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  32  10   8  31 |  94   0   2   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  20  11
J_Myre         DF   2  31   9   8  39 |  76   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  31   9   8  24 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Miranda      DF   2  29  11   7  21 |  76   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rose         DF   1  26  10   7  22 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  33   8  23 |  76   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  -9
Xavi           MF   1   5  30   9  31 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  27   8  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coutinho       GK   3   6  27   8  21 |  94   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  30  20 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
M_Adein        GK  29   3   2   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  27  11   7  30 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8 -22
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |  18   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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