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Elite FA Cup,

Celtic FC 1 - 1 Liverpool

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Celtic FC vs. Liverpool (Wed Jan 23)


                            Celtic FC  |  Liverpool
                              5-3-2 A  |  4-1-1-2-2 A
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Mike McLeod
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK G_Buffon
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                          Henrique DF  |  DF Reinaldo
                        C_Kabasele DF  |  DF Renald
                        H_Bellerin DF  |  DF J_A_Riise
                       C_Metzelder DF  |  DM X_Shaqiri
                        R_V_Persie MF  |  MF N_Schulz
                        C_Makelele MF  |  AM P_Nedved
                          B_Harley MF  |  AM T_Kroos
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW E_Stranger
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW A_Lombardo
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB P_Parkes
                          P_A_Cocu SUB |  SUB H_Matt
                          M_Britos SUB |  SUB A_Martinez
                          T_Muller SUB |  SUB A_Mitrovic
                           D_Harry SUB |  SUB Divock_Origi

Referee: K_Ippi (Finland)


Min. 1  :(cfc) H_Bellerin had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  H_Bellerin tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  G_Buffon manages to turn it behind
Min. 6  :(cfc) B_Harley floats the ball in to find P_McGowan
          ...  Reinaldo with the block
Min. 10 :(lpl) The ball is passed in from X_Shaqiri, he finds T_Kroos
          ...  T_Kroos hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  T_Flowers makes a fine save
Min. 11 :(cfc) P_McGowan comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  P_McGowan fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
Min. 12 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past the defender
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  But Reinaldo with the fine tackle
Min. 12 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to E_Stranger
          ...  E_Stranger curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  T_Flowers makes a fine save
Min. 13 :(cfc) C_Kabasele finds C_Metzelder with a ball over the defence
          ...  C_Metzelder looks to see where G_Buffon is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  G_Buffon guesses right
Min. 15 :(cfc) P_McGowan turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Blocked by Renald
Min. 19 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Blocked by W_Van_Boer
Min. 24 :(cfc) R_V_Persie plays it forward to P_McGowan
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Renald
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 24 :(lpl) N_Schulz beats B_Howedes
          ...  B_Howedes goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 26 :(cfc) H_Bellerin beats his marker
          ...  H_Bellerin with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 32 :(cfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  B_Howedes is through!
          ...  B_Howedes must beat G_Buffon!
          ...  The shot slips through G_Buffon's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 32 :(lpl) N_Schulz with a precise pass to P_Nedved
          ...  The cross hits P_Nedved on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  But T_Flowers hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 33 :(lpl) P_Nedved finds E_Stranger in the box
          ...  E_Stranger with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But T_Flowers tips it over
          ...  K_Ippi has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 34 :(cfc) B_Howedes with a neat pass into P_McGowan
          ...  Renald plays the back pass
          ...  G_Buffon can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele floats the ball in!
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets something on it!
          ...  G_Buffon watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 36 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with the dribble
          ...  J_A_Riise is easily beaten
          ...  M_Phisbaena fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  G_Buffon with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 39 :(lpl) E_Stranger with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past C_Metzelder
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  Henrique picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 40 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  M_Phisbaena has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 40 :(lpl) E_Stranger breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on T_Flowers!
          ...  C_Kabasele brings him down!
          ...  K_Ippi calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 41 :(cfc) R_V_Persie runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  G_Buffon grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena takes advantage of a bad back pass from X_Shaqiri
          ...  W_Van_Boer slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 45 :(lpl) J_A_Riise jumps over Henrique's challenge
          ...  H_Bellerin reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 46 :(cfc) C_Makelele fires over a low cross to P_McGowan
          ...  T_Kroos clears with a diving header

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

Min. 46 :(cfc) B_Howedes picks up a loose ball
          ...  J_A_Riise slices it
          ...  G_Buffon moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele floats the ball in!
          ...  Renald gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 48 :(cfc) C_Makelele has space to run with the ball
          ...  C_Makelele cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  G_Buffon with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 55 :(cfc) P_McGowan kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  J_A_Riise looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 56 :(lpl) A_Lombardo can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  A_Lombardo has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  T_Flowers palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  X_Shaqiri chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  T_Flowers jumps well to claim it!
Min. 59 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena knocks the ball past Reinaldo
          ...  M_Phisbaena could have let it bounce!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  K_Ippi talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Celtic FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Liverpool ...
Min. 60 :(cfc) M_Britos is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Howedes is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 60 :(cfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  T_Muller will come on for B_Harley and play MF
Min. 60 :(cfc) D_Harry comes on for M_Phisbaena and takes up a FW role
Min. 68 :(cfc) R_V_Persie finds D_Harry on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Harry sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 69 :(lpl) A_Lombardo jumps over M_Britos's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  R_V_Persie with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  K_Ippi wants a quiet word
Min. 70 :(lpl) H_Matt comes on for Reinaldo and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(lpl) A_Martinez comes on for P_Nedved and takes up a AM role
Min. 70 :(lpl) N_Schulz moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Kroos
          ...  T_Kroos with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  T_Flowers won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 71 :(cfc) C_Kabasele slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  H_Matt knocks the ball back to G_Buffon
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past G_Buffon!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Muller plays it towards the near post!
          ...  C_Metzelder gets a shot in
          ...  But G_Buffon is equal to it
Min. 71 :(lpl) E_Stranger pushes it past Henrique
          ...  E_Stranger attempts the shot!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 74 :(cfc) R_V_Persie kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  D_Harry gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  X_Shaqiri with the tackle
Min. 75 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic replaces A_Lombardo to play as a FW
Min. 75 :(lpl) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Liverpool will now be playing D
Min. 75 :(cfc) T_Muller gets to the by line and finds P_McGowan with a beautiful cross
          ...  P_McGowan rifles it at the goal !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 81 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic pushes it past C_Kabasele
          ...  M_Britos wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(lpl) T_Kroos drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to A_Martinez
          ...  C_Kabasele is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  T_Flowers misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Schulz floats the ball in!
          ...  J_A_Riise gets on the end of it
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 90 :(lpl) T_Kroos with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to N_Schulz
          ...  N_Schulz has a go!
          ...  T_Flowers falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 94 :(cfc) D_Harry looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to T_Muller
          ...  A great volley from T_Muller !
          ...  G_Buffon won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 143,220
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_Phisbaena
Scorers              : M_Phisbaena (59)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : T_Kroos (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Kroos (70)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     |   Liverpool
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       9
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :           7        |       6
Possession           :          63        |       37
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       5
Key Tackles          :           5        |       12
Key Passes           :          10        |       7
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 1 - 1 Liverpool
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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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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  33  11   8  23 |  61   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
Henrique       DF   1  29  12   8  29 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  29   8   6  30 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  28  10  10  23 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
C_Metzelder    DF   2  27   8   8  30 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  29  13  31 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  29  10  30 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
B_Harley       MF   1   7  26   6  33 |  61   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  34  16 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  33  32 |  61   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  48
S_Assenjo      GK  29   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  31   7  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  28   6   8  22 |  34   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Muller       MF   3   9  28  10  32 |  34   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
D_Harry        FW   2   9   8  25  33 |  34   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1

Player Statistics - Liverpool
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Buffon       GK  33   2   3   1  22 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  30   6   6  32 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  28  11   6  20 |  71   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Renald         DF   2  27   8  10  31 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  27   7   9  32 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  17  26   8  29 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
N_Schulz       MF   1   8  26  16  21 |  95   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |  71   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  25  20  30 |  95   0   1   2   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  20  45
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
A_Lombardo     FW   3   5   9  27  32 |  76   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
P_Parkes       GK  27   4   2   4  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Matt         DF   2  25  12   7  34 |  24   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Martinez     AM   1   6  25  16  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Mitrovic     FW   3   5  11  25  42 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Divock_Origi   FW   1   6   9  24  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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