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Division 1, Week 10

FC Porto 2 - 0 Arsenal

Division One League Match, FC Porto vs. Arsenal (Sun Jun 28)


                             FC Porto  |  Arsenal
                              4-4-2 N  |  4-4-2 A
                   Roberto Ciccotelli  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                         Dino_Zoff GK  |  GK D_James
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF R_Holding
                              Maxi DF  |  DF Henrique
                         S_Bradley DF  |  DF C_Blewitt
                          T_Stavos DF  |  DF P_Evra
                         D_Pereira MF  |  MF P_Bouba_Diop
                           R_Neves MF  |  MF E_Spence
                         F_Alvares MF  |  MF B_Yaga
                            J_Ross MF  |  MF S_Matthews
                        A_Langlitz FW  |  FW P_Crouch
                        M_Esposito FW  |  FW N_Anelka
                                       |
                       B_Trautmann SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                         J_Nasazzi SUB |  SUB D_Burn
                        L_Matthaus SUB |  SUB D_Rocastle
                          P_Minuti SUB |  SUB S_Wiltord
                      P_Centocelle SUB |  SUB L_Suarez

Referee: K_Clark (Scotland)


Min. 2  :(arn) P_Crouch pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  S_Matthews is clean through!
          ...  S_Matthews fires a shot at goal !
          ...  Dino_Zoff with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 3  :(arn) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  P_Crouch seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  P_Crouch swings in the shot!
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 6  :(fcp) D_Pereira with a slide rule pass to M_Esposito
          ...  A cheeky lob from M_Esposito !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered into the top corner!
          ...  He salutes the FC Porto fans!!
          ...  FC Porto go in front now with that goal!
          ...  FC Porto 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 12 :(arn) Curled in dangerously from P_Evra to C_Blewitt
          ...  T_Stavos cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 13 :(arn) P_Evra jumps over C_Obasi's challenge
          ...  P_Evra with his head down lets it go !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 14 :(fcp) R_Neves has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  M_Esposito collects the loose ball!
          ...  N_Anelka pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 15 :(arn) P_Evra runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  Blocked by C_Obasi
Min. 16 :(arn) E_Spence had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  A_Langlitz with the tackle
          ...  K_Clark will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  S_Matthews bends it in
          ...  But Dino_Zoff tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by P_Bouba_Diop!
          ...  F_Alvares gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 19 :(fcp) Maxi rushes through the defence
          ...  P_Evra takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 20 :(fcp) S_Bradley with a glorious 60-yard pass to M_Esposito
          ...  M_Esposito sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But D_James reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 20 :(fcp) A_Langlitz with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  P_Crouch with a bad challenge
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from K_Clark
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  A_Langlitz hits it over the wall
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  D_James palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Neves chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  P_Evra gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 23 :(arn) Henrique is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Yaga
          ...  J_Ross forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Crouch chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Dino_Zoff
Min. 25 :(fcp) R_Neves runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Langlitz
          ...  A_Langlitz attempts to nutmeg D_James!
          ...  But D_James palms it behind
          ...  K_Clark has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 25 :(arn) S_Matthews finds N_Anelka in acres of space
          ...  N_Anelka beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  He just has to beat Dino_Zoff
          ...  He nutmegs Dino_Zoff
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 30 :(fcp) R_Neves is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  J_Ross latches onto the end of it
          ...  J_Ross has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 32 :(fcp) D_Pereira volleys it forward. He finds M_Esposito
          ...  M_Esposito drives the ball low !
          ...  D_James parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 33 :(fcp) F_Alvares retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  A_Langlitz latches onto the end of it
          ...  A_Langlitz sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  But D_James with the difficult save
Min. 35 :(fcp) M_Esposito with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  M_Esposito looks to see where D_James is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  D_James gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 38 :(fcp) R_Neves can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to F_Alvares
          ...  F_Alvares drives it low !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 38 :(arn) S_Matthews plays a first time ball through the defence to P_Evra
          ...  F_Alvares with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Arsenal players
Min. 38 :(fcp) J_Ross controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  A_Langlitz gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  P_Crouch with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 39 :(fcp) A defence splitting pass from J_Ross to S_Bradley
          ...  S_Bradley with the strike !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: FC Porto 1-0 Arsenal

Min. 47 :(fcp) J_Ross looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_Langlitz
          ...  A_Langlitz with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  D_James is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Pereira hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Henrique clears the danger
Min. 48 :(arn) P_Crouch moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Spence
          ...  A glorious effort by E_Spence !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 49 :(fcp) D_Pereira runs at R_Holding
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  D_Pereira hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  FC Porto 2-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 49 :(arn) L_Suarez replaces S_Matthews to play as a FW
Min. 49 :(arn) L_Suarez takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past S_Bradley
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  L_Suarez drives the shot in!
          ...  Dino_Zoff has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Dino_Zoff is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 53 :(arn) C_Blewitt runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Henrique
          ...  T_Stavos takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 56 :(fcp) J_Ross controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs P_Evra
          ...  He puts in M_Esposito!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Henrique
Min. 57 :(arn) E_Spence with the towering header to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  Dino_Zoff was lucky there
Min. 59 :(arn) The ball is passed in from P_Evra, he finds L_Suarez
          ...  Maxi robs him of the ball
Min. 63 :(arn) R_Holding with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves S_Bradley behind
          ...  C_Obasi stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 65 :(fcp) The ball rolls free!
          ...  R_Neves takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  R_Neves attempts a low drive!
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 65 :(arn) E_Spence floats the ball in to find P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  Maxi seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 67 :(fcp) R_Neves with an inch perfect pass to Maxi
          ...  Henrique reads the play well
Min. 67 :(arn) B_Yaga looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Crouch
          ...  Maxi robs him of the ball
Min. 71 :(fcp) C_Obasi with the dribble
          ...  P_Evra is easily beaten
          ...  P_Evra recovers to win the ball back
Min. 73 :(fcp) D_Pereira looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Maxi
          ...  P_Evra wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 73 :(arn) B_Yaga looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  Dino_Zoff just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 74 :(arn) Henrique runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But Dino_Zoff tips it over
          ...  K_Clark has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 79 :(fcp) J_Ross moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Langlitz
          ...  But R_Holding wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 80 :(arn) P_Evra slides the ball across to E_Spence
          ...  T_Stavos wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 81 :(fcp) D_Pereira is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to F_Alvares
          ...  F_Alvares gets his head to the ball !
          ...  D_James can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  D_James makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 82 :(arn) N_Anelka is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  Maxi slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 84 :(arn) D_Rocastle is coming on and E_Spence is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 84 :(fcp) M_Esposito has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past D_Rocastle
          ...  He knocks it to D_Pereira!
          ...  D_Pereira has a go!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Neves plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Maxi with the header
          ...  D_James gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Esposito chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_James makes the catch!
Min. 85 :(arn) a big roar from the crowd as D_Burn comes on for R_Holding to play DF
Min. 87 :(fcp) D_Pereira runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Maxi
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Obasi plays it towards the near post!
          ...  D_James fists it away!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(fcp) R_Neves has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past D_Burn
          ...  He knocks it to M_Esposito!
          ...  M_Esposito goes for goal !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Estádio do Dragãos
Attendance           : 140,312
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : D_Pereira (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Esposito (6), D_Pereira (49)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Langlitz (16)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : P_Evra
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Crouch (38)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |     Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       10
Off target           :           8        |       6
On target            :           9        |       4
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           5        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       9
Key Tackles          :          10        |       7
Key Passes           :          18        |       13
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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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Dino_Zoff      GK  35   2   2   3  30 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  31  12   8  39 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  31   8   8  22 |  94   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 120   0   5
S_Bradley      DF   2  30  13   8  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
T_Stavos       DF   3  29  12   5  10 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  12  30   7  32 |  94   0   0   5   1   2   1   0   0   0   0  65  30
R_Neves        MF   2   5  30   4  33 |  94   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  70  25
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  29   8  22 |  94   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Ross         MF   1   8  29   7  27 |  94   0   1   5   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  50   0
A_Langlitz     FW   3   8  11  29  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  13
M_Esposito     FW   1   7   7  28  41 |  94   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  40
B_Trautmann    GK  29   2   1   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  26   8   5  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Matthaus     MF   1   9  28  10  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Minuti       FW   2   8   9  26  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Centocelle   FW   3   8   8  26  20 |   0   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  38   2   2   3  26 |  94   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  32   8   6  22 |  88   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  31  12   9  29 |  94   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  30   7   6  22 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
P_Evra         DF   3  29  12  10  21 |  94   0   4   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  30   0
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  30  10  12 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2  10  29  10  40 |  87   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  29   8  35 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  52   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  29  21 |  94   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  28  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  28   9  12  21 |   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  30  10  21 |   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
S_Wiltord      MF   3  11  25   8  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  42   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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