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Elite League, Week 3

Celtic FC 1 - 2 Marseille

Elite League Match, Celtic FC vs. Marseille (Mon Oct 23)


                            Celtic FC  |  Marseille
                            5-1-3-1 E  |  4-4-2 C
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Lee Shaw
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF L_Shawry
                     Fernando_Mera DF  |  DF D_Criscrito
                            N_Wade DF  |  DF S_Byram
                          P_A_Cocu DF  |  DF F_Le_Boeuf
                           K_Abrha DF  |  MF J_Fleck
                       B_Bjorksson DM  |  MF I_Perisic
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                      A_Ben_Hatira MF  |  MF N_Kante
                        C_Makelele MF  |  FW Z_Zidane
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW A_Di_Stefano
                                       |
                         V_Mannone SUB |  SUB H_Lloris
                       C_Metzelder SUB |  SUB L_Koscielny
                         M_Kikuchi SUB |  SUB Y_Sankhare
                        R_V_Persie SUB |  SUB A_Marcos
                       M_Phisbaena SUB |  SUB Z_Ibrahimovic

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 1  :(cfc) K_Mizuno gets to the by line and finds B_Bjorksson with a beautiful cross
          ...  But D_Criscrito wins the ball
Min. 7  :(cfc) K_Mizuno has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira collects the loose ball!
          ...  S_Byram leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  He received a good talking to from D_Skomina
Min. 19 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to N_Wade
          ...  N_Wade sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered home!
          ...  The Celtic FC fans chant his name!
          ...  Celtic FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Marseille ...
Min. 20 :(cfc) It looks as though Celtic FC is now playing N
Min. 20 :(msl) Marseille switch to playing A
Min. 20 :(cfc) C_Makelele takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  S_Byram brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But D_Skomina waves play on!!!
Min. 23 :(msl) M_Dickinson hoofs it up field to find N_Kante
          ...  But P_A_Cocu comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 25 :(cfc) Fernando_Mera finds a hole in the defence
          ...  Fine tackle by S_Byram
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 25 :(msl) N_Kante finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled B_Howedes
          ...  N_Kante tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  S_Assenjo manages to turn it behind
Min. 26 :(cfc) K_Abrha takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past D_Criscrito
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  K_Abrha aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  R_Higuita watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 29 :(msl) I_Perisic hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  L_Shawry latches onto it!
          ...  The ball hits B_Howedes in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 32 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  P_A_Cocu lobs R_Higuita!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  He runs off to the Celtic FC fans to celebrate!
          ...  But it's been disallowed.
          ...  The referee spotted a handball
Min. 34 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson with a measured pass to P_McGowan
          ...  S_Byram tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 37 :(msl) S_Byram beats his marker
          ...  Fernando_Mera with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  D_Skomina calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
Min. 37 :(msl) I_Perisic kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Di_Stefano strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  Looks like it should be S_Assenjo's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  S_Assenjo looks embarrassed!
          ...  That's pulled Marseille level!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-1 Marseille ...
Min. 42 :(cfc) B_Howedes with the header on
          ...  He finds P_McGowan in space
          ...  P_McGowan goes for the top corner !
          ...  But R_Higuita punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson finds K_Abrha on the edge of the box
          ...  K_Abrha tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But R_Higuita dives to his left
          ...  I think R_Higuita just got a hand on that one
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 46 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira puts in B_Bjorksson
          ...  B_Bjorksson with a blistering shot !
          ...  R_Higuita with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 1-1 Marseille

Min. 47 :(cfc) The ball is passed in from Fernando_Mera, he finds P_A_Cocu
          ...  But L_Shawry spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 47 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  But Fernando_Mera puts it in row Z!
Min. 48 :(cfc) N_Wade beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  N_Wade with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But R_Higuita makes a fine save
Min. 51 :(msl) L_Shawry plays a long ball to M_Dickinson
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Fernando_Mera
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Perisic hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to Z_Zidane
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  S_Assenjo has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  S_Assenjo reacts well to save!!!
Min. 57 :(msl) M_Dickinson moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  S_Assenjo with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 67 :(msl) L_Shawry has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  A_Di_Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano goes for the top corner !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by M_Dickinson!
          ...  P_McGowan wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 69 :(cfc) P_McGowan sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  P_McGowan with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  R_Higuita makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 69 :(msl) I_Perisic beats B_Bjorksson
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  B_Howedes with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  Z_Zidane fires it towards the goal
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Perisic crosses it in!
          ...  Z_Zidane makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  S_Assenjo falls over
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  S_Assenjo looks a little embarrassed now!
          ...  That's put Marseille in front!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-2 Marseille ...
Min. 70 :(cfc) C_Metzelder is ready to come on to replace Fernando_Mera
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 70 :(cfc) Celtic FC restructured their strategy to P
Min. 70 :(msl) It seems Marseille are making a tactical change to D
Min. 70 :(msl) N_Kante moves forward
          ...  N_Kante leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  S_Assenjo makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 72 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena comes on for C_Metzelder and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 75 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Bjorksson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DM
Min. 76 :(msl) I_Perisic with the cross-field pass to Z_Zidane
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by N_Wade !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 77 :(cfc) K_Abrha with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves M_Dickinson behind
          ...  K_Abrha swings in the shot!
          ...  R_Higuita saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 80 :(msl) L_Koscielny is being prepared to come on
          ...  L_Shawry is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 82 :(msl) Y_Sankhare is going to be brought on
          ...  N_Kante is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 82 :(msl) J_Fleck pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  Z_Zidane is clean through!
          ...  Z_Zidane with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  S_Assenjo tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Fleck
          ...  The danger is dealt with by K_Abrha
Min. 85 :(msl) Z_Ibrahimovic takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace A_Di_Stefano as FW
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(msl) L_Koscielny lobs it over K_Abrha
          ...  But M_Kikuchi barges him off the ball
Min. 91 :(cfc) P_McGowan runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  But S_Byram wins the ball with a sliding challenge

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 120,000
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : B_Bjorksson
Scorers              : N_Wade (19)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Howedes (69)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : I_Perisic (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Di_Stefano (37), Z_Zidane (69)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Byram (34)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Celtic FC    |   Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       9
Off target           :           1        |       2
On target            :           8        |       7
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           0        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       8
Key Tackles          :           6        |       5
Key Passes           :           8        |       8
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 1 - 2 Marseille
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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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S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |  73   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -10 -20
N_Wade         DF   2  30   9   6  25 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0 -20  15
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  29   7  10  30 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  96   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
B_Bjorksson    DM   2  10  29   7  31 |  78   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  45   5
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  31  10  28 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  28  10  30 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
V_Mannone      GK  27   5   3   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  26   8   8  30 |   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Kikuchi      DM   1  14  26   8  30 |  18   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  27  13  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  32  32 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Marseille
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  31   8   8  15 |  83   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
D_Criscrito    DF   2  29  11   7  27 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Byram        DF   3  29   8   6  32 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  28  10   7  22 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  31   9  28 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  30   6  11 |  96   0   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
M_Dickinson    MF   2  15  29   7  28 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  29   7  13 |  85   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  30  34 |  96   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  46
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  29  31 |  88   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  20  51
H_Lloris       GK  26   2   3   1  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  30  10   7  36 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   8  31  11  36 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Marcos       MF   2   7  28  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Ibrahimovic  FW   1   4   4  26  35 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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