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FC Porto 2 - 0 Arsenal

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, FC Porto vs. Arsenal (Wed Dec 13)


                             FC Porto  |  Arsenal
                          4-1-1-2-2 E  |  6-3-1 L
                         Shaun Winzor  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK D_James
                            C_Barr DF  |  DF M_Amoros
                           B_Moore DF  |  DF G_Collins
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF R_Holding
                         S_Bradley DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                          S_Winzor DM  |  DF C_Blewitt
                         D_Pereira MF  |  DF Marco_Rojo
                         O_Ruggeri AM  |  MF J_Butland
                          P_Nedved AM  |  MF T_Cruise
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  MF S_Matthews
                     R_Chamgerlain FW  |  FW D_Murphy
                                       |
                            Helton SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                              Maxi SUB |  SUB R_Savage
                          G_Fofana SUB |  SUB R_Radinski
                            M_Isco SUB |  SUB Taliyah
                      G_Agbonlahor SUB |  SUB Freddy_Abu

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 1  :(arn) R_Radinski will replace the useless Marco_Rojo and will play MF
Min. 1  :(arn) Taliyah is being brought on
          ...  C_Blewitt is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 3  :(fcp) C_Obasi comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  S_Ramos with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 6  :(arn) T_Cruise looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy attempts a low drive!
          ...  But D_Marshall tips it over
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 9  :(fcp) E_Adebayor runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But D_James palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 11 :(fcp) S_Bradley boots it towards E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered home!
          ...  The FC Porto fans chant his name!
          ...  And FC Porto are leading in the game now
          ...  FC Porto 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 12 :(arn) The Arsenal manager shouts at them from the touchline to play C
Min. 12 :(fcp) D_Pereira brings it under control
          ...  He takes on G_Collins
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in R_Chamgerlain!
          ...  R_Holding forces him off the ball
Min. 14 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  S_Winzor latches onto it!
          ...  But S_Ramos wins the tackle
Min. 16 :(arn) Taliyah with a clever shimmy
          ...  R_Chamgerlain with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 17 :(fcp) C_Obasi takes on 3 men
          ...  M_Amoros with an awful challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  S_Farina calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 18 :(fcp) D_Pereira controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain with a bicycle kick !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 18 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri kicks S_Matthews!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  S_Farina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 18 :(arn) J_Butland has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  P_Nedved picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 20 :(fcp) S_Bradley with a simple pass to P_Nedved
          ...  P_Nedved has a dig at goal!
          ...  D_James narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 22 :(fcp) D_Pereira gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside R_Holding!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  D_Pereira tries the shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled home!
          ...  The FC Porto fans go wild!
          ...  FC Porto 2-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 23 :(fcp) FC Porto changed their strategy to play D
Min. 25 :(fcp) E_Adebayor has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_Collins!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by R_Holding
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 27 :(fcp) S_Winzor with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  R_Chamgerlain gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  R_Holding plays the back pass
          ...  D_James can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Winzor chips the ball into the area!
          ...  D_James makes the catch!
Min. 34 :(fcp) S_Winzor holds the ball up
          ...  He sees O_Ruggeri in space!
          ...  O_Ruggeri with the shot on net !
          ...  D_James gathers it easily
Min. 35 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 35 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri floats the ball in to find B_Moore
          ...  T_Cruise is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  He got away with just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  E_Adebayor drives it in
          ...  But D_James makes a fine save
Min. 36 :(arn) R_Radinski runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Murphy
          ...  S_Bradley rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  Taliyah bends it in
          ...  But D_Marshall makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 49 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  R_Holding brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  S_Farina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: FC Porto 2-0 Arsenal

Min. 50 :(fcp) D_James miss-kicks!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain is through!
          ...  G_Collins gets to the ball first
Min. 51 :(fcp) S_Winzor with an incisive pass to S_Bradley
          ...  S_Bradley hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Winzor crosses it in!
          ...  It is kicked away by M_Amoros
Min. 53 :(fcp) C_Barr leaves G_Collins standing
          ...  M_Amoros wins the ball with ease
          ...  S_Farina saw something no-one else did
          ...  His 2nd yellow card, that's an early shower for him !
Min. 53 :(arn) R_Savage replaces S_Matthews to play as a DF
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  O_Ruggeri passes to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  R_Chamgerlain attempts a lob!
          ...  D_James gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 55 :(arn) T_Cruise floats the ball in to find Taliyah
          ...  Cleared by C_Obasi
Min. 65 :(fcp) G_Fofana is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_Nedved is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DM
Min. 65 :(fcp) C_Barr finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  S_Ramos takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 68 :(fcp) Maxi is being brought on
          ...  C_Barr is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 68 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor will come on for R_Chamgerlain and play FW
Min. 74 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves D_Murphy behind
          ...  R_Holding knocks the ball back to D_James
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past D_James!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Pereira chips the ball into the area!
          ...  G_Collins wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 79 :(fcp) E_Adebayor breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  G_Collins brings him down!
          ...  S_Farina calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to D_Pereira
          ...  S_Ramos with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 92 :(fcp) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  C_Obasi is through!
          ...  C_Obasi with a powerful diving header!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Maxi plays it into the danger area!
          ...  D_James comes out and claims it!
Min. 92 :(arn) T_Cruise retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  J_Butland gets on the end of it
          ...  G_Fofana with a nasty foul
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from S_Farina

*************  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          : S_Bradley (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Adebayor (11), D_Pereira (22)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Chamgerlain (16), O_Ruggeri (18)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : T_Cruise
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : M_Amoros (53)
Booked               : R_Holding (49), G_Collins (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       2
Off target           :           4        |       0
On target            :           7        |       2
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           4        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       16
Key Tackles          :           2        |       7
Key Passes           :          10        |       3
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Final Score          : FC Porto 2 - 0 Arsenal
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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   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
C_Barr         DF   2  31  13  10  27 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
B_Moore        DF   2  30  13  11  20 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  27  11   8  39 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  12   7  21 |  97   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35   1
S_Winzor       DM   3  20  24  10  22 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  28   7  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  30
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   9  26  22  19 |  97   0   0   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  18   8
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |  69   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  29  35 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  35
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |  72   0   0   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   5
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  27   8   8  22 |  25   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
G_Fofana       DM   1  17  26   7  21 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Isco         AM   2   8  23  20  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |  25   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Arsenal
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_James        GK  32   2   2   3  26 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
M_Amoros       DF   2  27   9   7  42 |  57   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10 -10 -10
G_Collins      DF   2  27   9   7  19 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
R_Holding      DF   1  27   8   6  22 |  97   0   4   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  78  -2  -2
S_Ramos        DF   2  27   7   7  40 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  26   7   6  22 |   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  25  10   7  30 |   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
J_Butland      MF   2   9  27  11  41 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  27   9  39 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  27   7  32 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  26  37 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
D_de_Gea       GK  27   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Savage       DF   2   7  27   6  15 |  40   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Radinski     MF   1  11  26   6  29 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Taliyah        FW   2   6   7  28  44 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Freddy_Abu     FW   3   8  10  24  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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