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Elite FA Cup, Group D Game 1

Celtic FC - Valencia

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match 1, Celtic FC vs. Valencia (Wed Jun 12)


                            Celtic FC  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 E  |  5-1-1-1-2 C
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                           H_Gomes GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF O_Price
                          P_A_Cocu DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                          Henrique DF  |  DF B_Ivanovic
                        C_Kabasele DF  |  DF E_Herbert
                        C_Makelele MF  |  DF A_Nouri
                          L_Holtby MF  |  DM P_Niemeyer
                          A_Cejudo MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  AM Maradona
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW N_Kanu
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW W_Jose
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB Q_Atoo
                        H_Bellerin SUB |  SUB J_Stam
                       M_Hornschuh SUB |  SUB J_R_Riquelme
                        N_Chalobah SUB |  SUB L_Macleod
                           D_Harry SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 2  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  M_Phisbaena unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kicks the sponsor hoarding in delight!
          ...  That's put Celtic FC ahead!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 3  :(vla) Valencia changed their strategy to play A
Min. 3  :(vla) P_Niemeyer is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Herbert
          ...  E_Herbert with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's got Valencia back level!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-1 Valencia ...
Min. 4  :(vla) Valencia made the switch to a C strategy
Min. 5  :(cfc) A_Cejudo races into the box
          ...  He sees M_Phisbaena lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  P_Niemeyer tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  J_Eriksson has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by J_Eriksson!
          ...  J_Eriksson calls him over
          ...  J_Eriksson is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(vla) Maradona takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  Maradona looks to see where H_Gomes is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But H_Gomes with the difficult save
Min. 9  :(cfc) P_A_Cocu takes advantage of a mistake by O_Price
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by P_A_Cocu !
          ...  Kamikaze gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 9  :(vla) P_Niemeyer takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose with the side footed shot!
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 16 :(cfc) Henrique holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_A_Cocu
          ...  P_A_Cocu goes for the top corner !
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Kamikaze got a touch
Min. 18 :(cfc) C_Makelele looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  A left-footer by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  Kamikaze goes down well to save
Min. 18 :(vla) P_Niemeyer hoofs it up field to find W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  H_Gomes can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  H_Gomes makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 20 :(cfc) P_McGowan sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  P_McGowan with the shot !
          ...  Kamikaze falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 20 :(vla) D_E_Boyata finds N_Kanu with a ball over the defence
          ...  A powerful header from N_Kanu !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  H_Gomes plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 21 :(cfc) A_Cejudo looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_McGowan
          ...  But E_Herbert with the fine tackle
Min. 21 :(cfc) P_McGowan sprints forward with the ball
          ...  Kamikaze with the tackle
          ...  J_Eriksson will want to speak to him
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
          ...  J_Eriksson looks across to his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  P_McGowan takes it
          ...  He sends Kamikaze the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Celtic FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Celtic FC 2-1 Valencia...
Min. 22 :(vla) It looks as though Valencia is now playing A
Min. 24 :(vla) P_Niemeyer hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  N_Kanu collects the loose ball!
          ...  N_Kanu tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 27 :(cfc) P_McGowan latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  B_Ivanovic wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 34 :(vla) D_E_Boyata with a well-controlled run
          ...  D_E_Boyata with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  H_Gomes makes a fine save
Min. 35 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds B_Howedes
          ...  B_Howedes flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  The shot slips through Kamikaze's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 36 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo threads the through ball to Henrique
          ...  B_Ivanovic forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ronaldo plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Kamikaze fists it away!
Min. 38 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  P_McGowan latches onto the ball
          ...  P_McGowan with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(vla) P_Niemeyer miskicks!
          ...  He finds N_Kanu though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  B_Howedes dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 45 :(vla) O_Price finds N_Kanu with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  P_A_Cocu with the tackle
Min. 46 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena sidesteps E_Herbert
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  A vicious shot by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Phisbaena plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Kamikaze easily claims the ball!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 2-1 Valencia

Min. 47 :(vla) P_Niemeyer spots T_Huddlestone who is in acres of space
          ...  Intercepted by B_Howedes
Min. 48 :(vla) W_Jose finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  W_Jose goes for goal !
          ...  H_Gomes makes a difficult save
Min. 50 :(cfc) L_Holtby fires over a low cross to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby curls it into the box!
          ...  P_McGowan gets something on it!
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Kamikaze got a touch
Min. 53 :(vla) W_Jose sprints forward with the ball
          ...  Cleared by Henrique
Min. 55 :(vla) J_Stam is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Herbert is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 55 :(vla) Maradona is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 57 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  C_Ronaldo shapes up for a shot!
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 60 :(cfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  N_Chalobah will come on for C_Makelele and play MF
Min. 61 :(cfc) N_Chalobah with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to P_McGowan
          ...  An audacious effort from P_McGowan !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby swings it in!
          ...  A_Nouri clears the danger
Min. 63 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  Kamikaze won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 63 :(vla) H_Gomes miskicks!
          ...  B_Ivanovic is takes control of the ball!
          ...  B_Ivanovic looks to see where H_Gomes is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  H_Gomes is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Niemeyer chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_E_Boyata swings a leg at it!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 65 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme is coming on and T_Huddlestone is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 66 :(vla) L_Macleod replaces N_Kanu to play as a MF
Min. 66 :(vla) Maradona nutmegs B_Howedes
          ...  C_Kabasele forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme crosses it in!
          ...  The ball comes to D_E_Boyata
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  H_Gomes is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 67 :(vla) Maradona with an intelligent ball to W_Jose
          ...  M_Phisbaena is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  W_Jose swings it in
          ...  Maradona takes control of it!
          ...  Maradona tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  H_Gomes goes down well to save
Min. 75 :(cfc) H_Bellerin is being prepared to come on
          ...  Henrique is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 75 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena beats O_Price
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  Kamikaze makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 76 :(vla) B_Ivanovic runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  B_Ivanovic rifles it to the far post !
          ...  H_Gomes manages to turn it behind
Min. 78 :(cfc) Up goes the substitution board - D_Harry on for P_McGowan as a FW
Min. 78 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena is hobbling. He's unable to continue
          ...  They have no substitutions left.
          ...  Will play a man down
Min. 80 :(cfc) It seems Celtic FC are making a tactical change to D
Min. 85 :(cfc) A_Cejudo with a measured pass to D_Harry
          ...  A_Nouri tackles cleanly
Min. 86 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  D_Harry latches onto it!
          ...  L_Macleod pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  P_A_Cocu forces him off the ball

*************  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 (2), P_McGowan (21 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : M_Phisbaena (78)
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : P_Niemeyer (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Herbert (3)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Niemeyer (5), L_Macleod (86)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       14
Off target           :           7        |       6
On target            :           8        |       8
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       6
Key Tackles          :           6        |       4
Key Passes           :          12        |       10
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 2 - 1 Valencia
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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 |  93   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  33  11   9  23 |  93   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  31   7  11  30 |  93   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  20  40
Henrique       DF   1  29  12   8  29 |  76   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  29   8   6  30 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  30  10  30 |  61   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  29   8  21 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  27   8  21 |  93   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  35  16 |  79   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  49
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  34  32 |  79   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  57
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_Hornschuh    DF   1  25   4   5  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Chalobah     MF   2   7  24   4  24 |  32   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Harry        FW   2   9   8  25  33 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  36   7   2   2  20 |  93   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  29  12   7  26 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  29  11   8  11 |  93   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  12
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  29  11   7  22 |  93   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0  11
E_Herbert      DF   1  28   7  11  41 |  56   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
A_Nouri        DF   1  27  11   6  21 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  18  29   5  22 |  93   0   0   6   1   0   0   1   0   0  -2  78  -2
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  29  11  19 |  66   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maradona       AM   1  11  27  17  18 |  93   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  20
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  67   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   1
Q_Atoo         GK  30   3   7   4  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Stam         DF   2  28   8   7  29 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  28  21  34 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  25  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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