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Celtic FC - Rangers FC

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Round 4, Celtic FC vs. Rangers FC (Wed Jul 03)


                            Celtic FC  |  Rangers FC
                              4-4-2 A  |  5-4-1 N
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Gazza Grant
                                       |
                           H_Gomes GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF M_Tudgay
                          P_A_Cocu DF  |  DF R_Giovinco
                          Henrique DF  |  DF K_Ramsteijn
                        C_Kabasele DF  |  DF G_Grant
                        C_Makelele MF  |  DF K_Rekik
                          L_Holtby MF  |  MF L_Thomas
                        R_V_Persie MF  |  MF A_Gunnarsson
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  MF M_Scholl
                         P_McGowan FW  |  MF R_Jack
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW Messi
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB Z_Stonewall
                        H_Bellerin SUB |  SUB D_McGrain
                        M_Cassetti SUB |  SUB Doria
                          A_Cejudo SUB |  SUB H_Fernandez
                           D_Harry SUB |  SUB R_Acquafresca

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 2  :(cfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  P_McGowan is through!
          ...  But K_Rekik with the fine tackle
Min. 3  :(cfc) R_V_Persie flicks it over R_Giovinco and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  R_V_Persie carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  But D_Marshall just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 3  :(rfc) Messi loses Henrique
          ...  Messi rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  H_Gomes fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 5  :(cfc) B_Howedes looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a blistering shot !
          ...  D_Marshall gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo floats the ball in!
          ...  D_Marshall easily catches it!
Min. 8  :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with the heel pass to L_Thomas
          ...  L_Thomas drives the shot in!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 11 :(rfc) M_Scholl takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past C_Kabasele
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  A powerful shot by M_Scholl !
          ...  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. 12 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn rushes through the defence
          ...  A cracking drive from K_Ramsteijn !
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 15 :(cfc) Henrique has it now
          ...  He takes on A_Gunnarsson
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in L_Holtby!
          ...  M_Tudgay wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 17 :(cfc) R_V_Persie runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Howedes
          ...  B_Howedes heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  D_Marshall falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 19 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu with a smart pass to R_V_Persie
          ...  A powerful shot by R_V_Persie !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 20 :(cfc) P_McGowan beats K_Ramsteijn
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves G_Reddy
          ...  L_Thomas goes in studs first
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 21 :(rfc) R_Giovinco with an in swinging cross to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with his head down lets it go !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 24 :(cfc) C_Makelele brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Henrique gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Henrique bears down on goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  D_Marshall is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby floats the ball in!
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to place the shot!
          ...  D_Marshall beats the ball away
Min. 27 :(rfc) R_Jack flicks the ball through
          ...  K_Ramsteijn runs onto it!
          ...  K_Ramsteijn swings in the shot!
          ...  The shot slips through H_Gomes's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 29 :(rfc) G_Grant retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Messi latches onto the end of it
          ...  But C_Kabasele slides in
Min. 32 :(cfc) P_McGowan looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 33 :(cfc) L_Holtby gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  M_Phisbaena is unmarked
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Scholl
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 35 :(cfc) L_Holtby plays the early ball across the box to find M_Phisbaena in space
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by M_Scholl
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo lofts the ball in!
          ...  It comes to P_McGowan
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But D_Marshall just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 36 :(cfc) L_Holtby holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_McGowan
          ...  K_Ramsteijn reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 39 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Gunnarsson
Min. 39 :(rfc) G_Grant breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on H_Gomes!
          ...  R_V_Persie brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  G_Reddy reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 42 :(rfc) M_Scholl plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  A_Gunnarsson decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  B_Howedes robs him of the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) M_Scholl has it now
          ...  He takes on P_A_Cocu
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in R_Jack!
          ...  C_Kabasele with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 45 :(cfc) P_McGowan flicks it past G_Grant
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  M_Tudgay stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 47 :(rfc) R_Jack moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  P_A_Cocu with a deliberate foul
          ...  G_Reddy will want to speak to him
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book

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

Min. 47 :(cfc) P_McGowan leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to R_V_Persie
          ...  R_V_Persie uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  D_Marshall dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had D_Marshall beaten!
Min. 47 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a probing through ball Messi
          ...  B_Howedes slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 48 :(rfc) L_Thomas rushes through the defence
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from C_Makelele
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 51 :(rfc) M_Scholl finds the space intelligently
          ...  Good sliding challenge from C_Kabasele
Min. 52 :(rfc) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  K_Ramsteijn seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  B_Howedes takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 53 :(rfc) R_Jack brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A powerful header from A_Gunnarsson !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  H_Gomes won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 55 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  Messi with a nasty foul
          ...  The ref gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  P_McGowan takes it
          ...  D_Marshall dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Celtic FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Rangers FC...
Min. 56 :(rfc) R_Giovinco is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to G_Grant
          ...  G_Grant with the drive!
          ...  H_Gomes won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 58 :(cfc) Henrique with a clever shimmy
          ...  Henrique gets his head to the ball !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 59 :(cfc) P_McGowan finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  A skilful effort from P_McGowan !
          ...  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. 60 :(cfc) A_Cejudo is being prepared to come on
          ...  L_Holtby is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 60 :(rfc) Up goes the substitution board - H_Fernandez on for A_Gunnarsson as a MF
Min. 64 :(rfc) M_Scholl slides it through the middle to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  A glorious effort by K_Ramsteijn !
          ...  H_Gomes makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 65 :(cfc) C_Kabasele takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  C_Kabasele hits a curling shot!
          ...  D_Marshall makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 66 :(rfc) R_Jack flicks it over C_Ronaldo and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  A_Cejudo wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 67 :(cfc) C_Makelele crosses to P_McGowan
          ...  M_Tudgay with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 67 :(rfc) M_Scholl looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Messi
          ...  Messi attempts a lob!
          ...  But H_Gomes just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 68 :(rfc) R_Jack loses his marker
          ...  C_Kabasele cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 73 :(rfc) L_Thomas with the mazy run
          ...  L_Thomas blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 75 :(cfc) H_Bellerin is coming on for B_Howedes and will play DF
Min. 75 :(rfc) D_McGrain comes on for M_Tudgay and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 75 :(rfc) Rangers FC switch to playing E
Min. 77 :(rfc) M_Scholl is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  Messi latches onto the ball
          ...  P_A_Cocu body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 78 :(cfc) Up goes the substitution board - D_Harry on for M_Phisbaena as a FW
Min. 80 :(cfc) Celtic FC switch to playing D
Min. 80 :(rfc) Doria comes on for R_Giovinco and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(cfc) A_Cejudo drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Harry
          ...  A delicate chip from D_Harry !
          ...  D_Marshall manages to turn it behind
Min. 80 :(rfc) Messi takes on Henrique
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  But A_Cejudo sweeps up the threat
Min. 81 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn finds Messi in acres of space
          ...  Messi hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  H_Gomes goes down well to save
Min. 87 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past K_Ramsteijn
          ...  He knocks it to D_Harry!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from G_Grant and it had to be
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(cfc) P_McGowan runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  P_McGowan with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But D_Marshall punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 91 :(rfc) L_Thomas with an in swinging cross to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  C_Kabasele with a well timed tackle
          ...  G_Reddy didn't like it though
          ...  G_Reddy warned him
          ...  What's G_Reddy going to give?
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  It certainly looked like a dive from here!!
          ...  Messi places the ball on the spot!
          ...  He's put it over!
Min. 92 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn with a measured pass to L_Thomas
          ...  A_Cejudo takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!

*************  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_Kabasele (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_McGowan (55 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_V_Persie (39), P_A_Cocu (77)
Injured              : N/A
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_Scholl
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     |    Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       12
Off target           :           6        |       7
On target            :           8        |       5
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           3        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       9
Key Tackles          :          11        |       9
Key Passes           :          12        |       16
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 1 - 0 Rangers FC
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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 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  34  11   9  23 |  78   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  31   7  11  30 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  38   8  -2
Henrique       DF   1  30  12   8  29 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  22
C_Kabasele     DF   3  29   8   6  30 |  95   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0  10
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  30  10  30 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  30   8  21 |  63   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  29  14  31 |  95   0   0   2   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  18  10
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  28   8  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  36  16 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  30  76
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  34  32 |  81   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
S_Assenjo      GK  29   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  29  10  10  23 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  26   8   6  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  32   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
D_Harry        FW   2   9   8  25  33 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Rangers 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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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  95   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
M_Tudgay       DF   2  35   6   8  32 |  78   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  32  13  11  35 |  83   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  31  11  10  42 |  95   0   1   2   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  21
G_Grant        DF   3  31   7   9  13 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -18
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   9  31  18  34 |  63   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20   2
M_Scholl       MF   2  11  30  10  22 |  95   0   2   5   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  50   1
R_Jack         MF   3   7  30  11  22 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Messi          FW   1  10   8  34  18 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
Z_Stonewall    GK  29   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  31  13   8  24 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  28   7   5  32 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
H_Fernandez    MF   1   7  28   7  32 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  33  36 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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