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Elite FA Cup, Quarter Final

Celtic FC 1 - 2 Rangers FC

Elite FA Cup Quarter Final Match, Celtic FC vs. Rangers FC (Wed Mar 04)


                            Celtic FC  |  Rangers FC
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 A
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Gazza Grant
                                       |
                           H_Gomes GK  |  GK A_Peruzzi
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF R_Giovinco
                          P_A_Cocu DF  |  DF D_McGrain
                        C_Kabasele DF  |  DF F_Le_Boeuf
                        H_Bellerin DF  |  DF L_Olsen
                        C_Makelele MF  |  MF L_Thomas
                          L_Holtby MF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                          A_Cejudo MF  |  MF R_Jack
                          R_Savage MF  |  MF S_Byrne
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW Messi
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW R_Acquafresca
                                       |
                        P_Dahlberg SUB |  SUB P_Lattuada
                       C_Metzelder SUB |  SUB G_Grant
                         J_A_Riise SUB |  SUB K_Rekik
                        R_V_Persie SUB |  SUB B_Hemoth
                           M_McKay SUB |  SUB H_Rodellega

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 2  :(cfc) P_McGowan with a flashy move
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by R_Giovinco
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 2  :(rfc) Messi beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves F_Brych
          ...  P_McGowan pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  F_Brych has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by F_Brych!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 4  :(cfc) R_Savage looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to B_Howedes
          ...  R_Giovinco rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  F_Brych wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  C_Kabasele hits it over the wall
          ...  A_Peruzzi gets his fingertips to it
Min. 5  :(rfc) L_Thomas looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to R_Acquafresca
          ...  C_Kabasele with a deliberate foul
          ...  F_Brych will want to speak to him
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  L_Thomas hoists it forward
          ...  Messi gets on the end of it
          ...  But P_A_Cocu wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but F_Brych has none of it.
Min. 6  :(rfc) J_Wilshere sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  R_Acquafresca runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  B_Howedes with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  S_Byrne shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to Messi instead
          ...  Messi goes for the top corner !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 6  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca barges B_Howedes off the ball
          ...  R_Acquafresca rifles it to the far post !
          ...  H_Gomes has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  H_Gomes reacts well to tip it wide!!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by D_McGrain
          ...  H_Gomes fists it away!
Min. 10 :(cfc) A_Cejudo with a neat pass into P_McGowan
          ...  But L_Olsen comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 11 :(rfc) L_Thomas has it now
          ...  He takes on P_A_Cocu
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Messi!
          ...  Messi with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  H_Gomes moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And into the net!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Rangers FC in front!
          ...  Celtic FC 0-1 Rangers FC ...
Min. 12 :(cfc) Celtic FC will now play P after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 12 :(rfc) Rangers FC altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 17 :(rfc) R_Jack is first to the loose ball
          ...  C_Kabasele with a well timed tackle
          ...  F_Brych didn't like it though
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  F_Brych tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 24 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu spits at D_McGrain
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  F_Brych reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 24 :(rfc) L_Thomas with the towering header to S_Byrne
          ...  S_Byrne rifles it at the goal !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 28 :(cfc) C_Makelele is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to L_Holtby
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by S_Byrne
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele curls it into the box!
          ...  R_Giovinco gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 29 :(cfc) P_McGowan turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Cejudo
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from R_Giovinco
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It is cleared by R_Jack
Min. 29 :(rfc) R_Jack beats C_Kabasele
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves F_Brych
          ...  P_A_Cocu knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  F_Brych blows up for a foul
Min. 30 :(cfc) R_Savage is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  B_Howedes latches onto the ball
          ...  B_Howedes looks to see where A_Peruzzi is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  A_Peruzzi with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 31 :(cfc) P_McGowan turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 35 :(rfc) R_Jack takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  A_Cejudo stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 35 :(rfc) J_Wilshere looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Messi
          ...  Messi with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 40 :(rfc) Messi beats P_McGowan
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  P_A_Cocu reads the play well
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(rfc) Messi beats his man
          ...  Messi flings a shot at goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  Celtic FC 0-2 Rangers FC ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 0-2 Rangers FC

Min. 51 :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  R_Giovinco decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  R_Giovinco strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  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. 55 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena sidesteps R_Giovinco
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  M_Phisbaena drives it towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It flew past A_Peruzzi
          ...  Celtic FC 1-2 Rangers FC ...
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs at M_Phisbaena
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  M_Phisbaena fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 60 :(cfc) M_McKay is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_McGowan is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 62 :(cfc) M_McKay beats D_McGrain
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  M_McKay with a stunning strike !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Savage crosses it in!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 68 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  S_Byrne dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 69 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits a great shot !
          ...  H_Gomes saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 70 :(cfc) J_A_Riise is being brought on
          ...  C_Kabasele is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 71 :(cfc) A_Cejudo finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  D_McGrain is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  A_Peruzzi misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_McKay hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of A_Peruzzi
Min. 74 :(cfc) M_McKay is on the ground motionless!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 74 :(cfc) R_V_Persie will come on for M_McKay and play FW
Min. 75 :(rfc) S_Byrne with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca looks to see where H_Gomes is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 77 :(rfc) D_McGrain spits at P_A_Cocu
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  F_Brych reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 80 :(rfc) G_Grant comes on for R_Giovinco and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 81 :(rfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  B_Hemoth will come on for L_Thomas and play MF
Min. 81 :(rfc) H_Rodellega comes on for Messi and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(cfc) C_Makelele drives it across the face of the goal M_Phisbaena
          ...  A skilful effort from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  A_Peruzzi saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 90 :(rfc) J_Wilshere jumps over J_A_Riise's challenge
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a well timed tackle
          ...  F_Brych didn't like it though

*************  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          : M_Phisbaena
Scorers              : M_Phisbaena (55)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Howedes (6), C_Kabasele (17), P_A_Cocu (24), A_Cejudo (35)
Injured              : M_McKay (74)
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : Messi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Messi (11,45)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_McGrain (77)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     |  Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :           5        |       9
Off target           :           1        |       5
On target            :           4        |       4
Possession           :          49        |       51
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           4        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          14        |       9
Key Tackles          :           2        |       7
Key Passes           :           6        |       7
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 1 - 2 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  39   2   3   7  41 |  93   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  35  11   9  23 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  33   8  11  30 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
C_Kabasele     DF   3  31   9   6  30 |  71   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0 -22 -22 -12
H_Bellerin     DF   1  30  10  10  23 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  31  10  30 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  31   9  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
R_Savage       MF   2   8  28   6  15 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  37  16 |  61   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  36  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  29   8   9  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  29   7   9  32 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_V_Persie     FW   2   9  30  14  31 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  29  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

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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A_Peruzzi      GK  39   2   7   3  22 |  93   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  34  14  11  35 |  81   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
D_McGrain      DF   1  32  13   8  24 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  32  11   7  22 |  93   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  29   8   6  42 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  34   7  18 |  82   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  32  12  19 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  30  12  22 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  29   7  21 |  93   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
Messi          FW   1  10   8  36  18 |  82   0   0   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0  72
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  34  36 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  33   7   9  13 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  29   7   2  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  32   6  22 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  28  13 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
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