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Elite League, Week 18

FC Porto 0 - 0 Ajax

Elite League Match, FC Porto vs. Ajax (Sun Feb 11)


                             FC Porto  |  Ajax
                          4-2-1-1-2 P  |  4-1-3-2 L
                         Shaun Winzor  |  James Maund
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                            C_Barr DF  |  DF V_Kompany
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF S_Kolasinac
                              Maxi DF  |  DF Alvaro_Rubio
                         S_Bradley DF  |  DF J_Denayer
                          G_Fofana DM  |  DM I_Muniain
                          S_Winzor DM  |  MF R_Pletikosa
                         D_Pereira MF  |  MF S_Marlet
                         O_Ruggeri AM  |  MF P_Vieira
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                      G_Agbonlahor FW  |  FW A_Arshavin
                                       |
                            Helton SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                           B_Moore SUB |  SUB S_Irwin
                        A_R_Essien SUB |  SUB L_Shaw
                            M_Isco SUB |  SUB J_Crujff
                     R_Chamgerlain SUB |  SUB Oscar_Serrano

Referee: H_Webb (England)


Min. 1  :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor runs at Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  A cracking drive from G_Agbonlahor !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Pereira swings it in!
          ...  S_Winzor gets something on it!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 9  :(fcp) G_Fofana controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  C_Barr gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  S_Kolasinac with the block
Min. 10 :(fcp) D_Pereira 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 E_Adebayor
          ...  P_Vieira knocks the ball back to E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Pereira lofts the ball in!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar jumps well to claim it!
Min. 13 :(fcp) The ball is passed in from S_Winzor, he finds E_Adebayor
          ...  A well-placed shot from E_Adebayor !
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 14 :(fcp) E_Adebayor brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by V_Kompany
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 16 :(fcp) D_Pereira flicks it over R_Pletikosa's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  I_Muniain fouls badly
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 17 :(fcp) C_Barr looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  J_Denayer takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  H_Webb ignores the protests for a card
          ...  James Maund looks relieved
Min. 19 :(aja) I_Muniain barges Maxi off the ball
          ...  Cleared by S_Winzor
Min. 28 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Denayer is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
Min. 33 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Maxi
          ...  Maxi hits the ball first time!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar pulls out a save of the game
Min. 42 :(fcp) C_Barr takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Adebayor
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from S_Kolasinac
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 42 :(aja) P_Vieira sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp looks to see where D_Marshall is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  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. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(fcp) G_Fofana with the first time pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 45 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  D_Bergkamp aims for the top right corner !
          ...  D_Marshall with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 47 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor sidesteps Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  But V_Kompany clears the danger
Min. 48 :(aja) J_Crujff is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Pletikosa is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: FC Porto 0-0 Ajax

Min. 48 :(fcp) G_Fofana plays it forward to E_Adebayor
          ...  S_Kolasinac clears with a diving header
Min. 49 :(aja) S_Irwin is being prepared to come on
          ...  S_Kolasinac is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 49 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor slides the ball across to S_Winzor
          ...  S_Winzor beats the defender to the ball
          ...  He beats a second defender
          ...  He just has E_Van_d_Sar to beat!
          ...  He dinks it over E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  It goes wide!!
Min. 50 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano is going to be brought on
          ...  I_Muniain is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 50 :(fcp) C_Barr takes on J_Denayer
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  C_Barr keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away
Min. 52 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Crujff
          ...  He puts in O_Ruggeri!
          ...  O_Ruggeri goes for the top corner !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 54 :(fcp) S_Bradley gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds G_Agbonlahor
          ...  G_Agbonlahor with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries it
Min. 60 :(aja) S_Marlet curls the ball out wide to V_Kompany
          ...  C_Barr takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 61 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor runs at J_Denayer
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  G_Agbonlahor from 20 yards !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 68 :(fcp) B_Moore is coming on and C_Barr is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 68 :(fcp) There's going to be a change
          ...  A_R_Essien will come on for S_Winzor and play DM
Min. 70 :(fcp) It looks as though FC Porto is now playing C
Min. 70 :(fcp) C_Obasi knocks it past Oscar_Serrano and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  C_Obasi blasts it at the goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_R_Essien swings it in!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily claims the ball!
Min. 71 :(fcp) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  M_Isco will come on for O_Ruggeri and play AM
Min. 73 :(fcp) E_Adebayor skips the challenge from J_Denayer
          ...  J_Crujff cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 73 :(aja) S_Marlet is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to D_Bergkamp
          ...  But B_Moore sweeps up the threat
Min. 78 :(aja) S_Irwin is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
          ...  They have run out of substitutions.
          ...  The other lot must be right dirty bastards
Min. 82 :(fcp) D_Pereira lays the ball back to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_R_Essien chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar jumps well to claim it!
Min. 83 :(fcp) M_Isco beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  M_Isco smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 84 :(aja) A_Arshavin gains possession
          ...  A cheeky lob from A_Arshavin !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 86 :(fcp) A_R_Essien brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  E_Adebayor makes himself available
          ...  E_Adebayor shapes up for a shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 87 :(fcp) Maxi beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds G_Agbonlahor
          ...  J_Denayer takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(fcp) M_Isco loses S_Marlet
          ...  V_Kompany goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 88 :(aja) S_Marlet has it now
          ...  He takes on Maxi
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_Denayer!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  M_Isco belts it clear
Min. 93 :(aja) S_Marlet looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_R_Essien 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                : Estádio do Dragãos
Attendance           : 150,000
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : Maxi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : E_Van_d_Sar (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : S_Irwin (78)
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       3
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :           9        |       1
Possession           :          72        |       28
Corners              :           4        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       8
Key Tackles          :           5        |       10
Key Passes           :          14        |       5
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Final Score          : FC Porto 0 - 0 Ajax
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Player Statistics - FC Porto
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 |  97   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
C_Barr         DF   2  31  13  10  27 |  71   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
C_Obasi        DF   2  27  11   8  39 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
Maxi           DF   1  27   8   8  22 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  12   7  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Fofana       DM   1  17  26   7  21 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
S_Winzor       DM   3  20  24  10  22 |  71   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   6
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  28   7  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   9  26  22  19 |  74   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  29  35 |  97   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  15
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  20   7
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Moore        DF   2  30  13  11  20 |  26   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |  26   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Isco         AM   2   8  23  20  31 |  23   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  97  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  28  10   9  11 |  52   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Denayer      DF   3  23   8   9  40 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
I_Muniain      DM   1  10  28   8  24 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  30   8  40 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  30   8  22 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Irwin        DF   2  23  13   8  29 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Shaw         DF   2  23  11   7  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  49   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Oscar_Serrano  FW   2  16  28  12  19 |  44   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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