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Elite League Cup Match 2

FC Porto 0 - 0 Aston Villa

Elite League Cup Group Match, FC Porto vs. Aston Villa (Wed Nov 01)


                             FC Porto  |  Aston Villa
                          4-1-2-1-2 N  |  5-2-3 C
                         Shaun Winzor  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK Valdivia
                           B_Moore DF  |  DF Baresi
                            C_Barr DF  |  DF D_Sloan
                              Maxi DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                       A_Kerzhakov DF  |  DF S_Ferguson
                        A_R_Essien DM  |  DF E_Silva
                         D_Pereira MF  |  MF Kaka
                          G_Fofana MF  |  MF N_Kalavee
                         O_Ruggeri AM  |  FW E_Cavani
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  FW S_Corchia
                     R_Chamgerlain FW  |  FW A_Sanchez
                                       |
                            Helton SUB |  SUB P_Hankey
                           C_Obasi SUB |  SUB K_Wemberg
                          S_Winzor SUB |  SUB P_Cocu
                          P_Nedved SUB |  SUB B_Charlton
                           G_Mixon SUB |  SUB Raul

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 3  :(fcp) G_Fofana slides the ball across to O_Ruggeri
          ...  A powerful header from O_Ruggeri !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But Valdivia punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 4  :(fcp) G_Fofana looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  S_Corchia with an ugly foul
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Care Taker looks relieved
Min. 5  :(fcp) D_Pereira drives it forward to E_Adebayor
          ...  Kaka with a well timed tackle
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere didn't like it though
Min. 7  :(fcp) D_Pereira hoists the ball across to A_Kerzhakov
          ...  Baresi clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 10 :(asv) S_Corchia runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off C_Barr back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  C_Barr with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere warned him
Min. 11 :(fcp) G_Fofana controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Maxi gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Maxi drives the ball low !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by O_Ruggeri!
          ...  Kaka gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 16 :(asv) S_Corchia cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by B_Moore
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 18 :(fcp) The FC Porto manager shouts at them from the touchline to play E
Min. 18 :(fcp) D_Pereira with a simple pass to A_Kerzhakov
          ...  A_Kerzhakov controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But Valdivia is equal to it
Min. 25 :(fcp) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  C_Barr is through!
          ...  C_Barr with the overhead !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 27 :(asv) D_Sloan holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to E_Cavani
          ...  B_Moore with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 28 :(fcp) D_Pereira finds the run of O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri attempts a low drive!
          ...  Valdivia gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 32 :(fcp) A_Kerzhakov jumps over Baresi's challenge
          ...  S_Ferguson gets to the ball first
Min. 34 :(fcp) D_Pereira is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to Maxi
          ...  S_Ferguson steals the ball of off him
Min. 34 :(asv) A_Sanchez takes advantage of a bad back pass from D_Pereira
          ...  C_Barr rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 37 :(fcp) D_Pereira drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to O_Ruggeri
          ...  Kaka with the block
Min. 38 :(fcp) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  FC Porto will now play C
Min. 38 :(asv) S_Corchia hits a hard pass to A_Sanchez
          ...  A_Sanchez fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(fcp) Maxi has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past S_Ferguson
          ...  He knocks it to E_Adebayor!
          ...  E_Adebayor sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  Valdivia tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Pereira chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to G_Fofana
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  Valdivia tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Fofana chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Valdivia reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 47 :(fcp) E_Adebayor sprints past the defender
          ...  E_Adebayor with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But he puts it wide

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: FC Porto 0-0 Aston Villa

Min. 49 :(asv) E_Cavani runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off B_Moore back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  But C_Barr spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 50 :(fcp) FC Porto restructured their strategy to E
Min. 53 :(asv) E_Cavani gains control of the loose ball
          ...  G_Fofana takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 53 :(fcp) E_Adebayor back heels to find O_Ruggeri in space
          ...  D_Sloan with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 54 :(asv) A_Arrondel reads the run of N_Kalavee
          ...  B_Moore takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 57 :(asv) Kaka has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past C_Barr
          ...  He puts in A_Sanchez!
          ...  A_Sanchez bears down on goal!
          ...  D_Marshall is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks very relieved!
Min. 58 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain with a 40-yard pass to Maxi
          ...  A glorious effort by Maxi !
          ...  Valdivia with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Kerzhakov hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Valdivia easily catches it!
Min. 59 :(fcp) G_Fofana gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  B_Moore is unmarked
          ...  B_Moore hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 60 :(asv) P_Cocu is being prepared to come on
          ...  N_Kalavee is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 60 :(asv) P_Cocu spits at E_Adebayor
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 61 :(fcp) Maxi sidesteps A_Arrondel
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Maxi carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  Valdivia can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Valdivia makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 61 :(asv) P_Cocu crosses in from the wing, he finds D_Sloan in the box
          ...  G_Fofana bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 62 :(fcp) It looks as though FC Porto is now playing N
Min. 63 :(fcp) P_Nedved is coming on and O_Ruggeri is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play AM
Min. 64 :(fcp) P_Nedved flicks it over the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  E_Cavani with a nasty foul
Min. 64 :(asv) S_Ferguson looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 64 :(asv) K_Wemberg is coming on and S_Ferguson is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 65 :(asv) Raul is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Cavani is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play AM
Min. 68 :(fcp) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  C_Obasi will come on for C_Barr and play DF
Min. 72 :(fcp) a big roar from the crowd as G_Mixon comes on for A_R_Essien to play FW
Min. 72 :(fcp) FC Porto made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 74 :(fcp) P_Nedved with electric pace
          ...  He eases past D_Sloan
          ...  P_Nedved fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But Valdivia is equal to it
Min. 75 :(fcp) G_Mixon sidesteps K_Wemberg
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  G_Mixon with the header !
          ...  Valdivia gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by D_Pereira
          ...  C_Obasi gets on the end of it
          ...  The shot slips through Valdivia's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 76 :(fcp) E_Adebayor has it on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Sloan reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 79 :(fcp) D_Pereira sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to G_Mixon
          ...  K_Wemberg stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 83 :(asv) S_Corchia breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_Marshall!
          ...  A_Kerzhakov brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(asv) A_Sanchez skips the challenge from C_Obasi
          ...  A_Sanchez with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  The shot slips through D_Marshall's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 91 :(asv) Kaka plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  Kaka attempts the shot!
          ...  D_Marshall is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And D_Marshall reacts well to palm it behind!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Raul!
          ...  D_Marshall makes the catch!
Min. 93 :(fcp) B_Moore runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off Baresi back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  B_Moore tries to beat Valdivia!
          ...  But Valdivia just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 93 :(asv) Raul finds the run of D_Sloan
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by C_Obasi
          ...  He made it look easy

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estádio do Dragãos
Attendance           : 142,298
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : B_Moore
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Moore (27), C_Barr (34), G_Fofana (61), A_Kerzhakov (83)
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Valdivia (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Sloan (53), P_Cocu (60)
Injured              : S_Ferguson (64)
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |  Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       4
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :           9        |       1
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           5        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           4        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       8
Key Tackles          :           5        |       6
Key Passes           :          13        |       6
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Final Score          : FC Porto 0 - 0 Aston Villa
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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 |  96   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
B_Moore        DF   2  30  13  11  20 |  96   0   2   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  38  -2   4
C_Barr         DF   2  30  13  10  27 |  71   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -1
Maxi           DF   1  27   8   8  22 |  96   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   7
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  26  11   7  42 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   3
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |  75   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  27   7  32 |  96   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  26   7  21 |  96   0   1   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  38   3
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   8  26  22  19 |  66   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  29  35 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  27  11   8  39 |  25   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
S_Winzor       DM   3  20  24  10  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |  30   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  27  42 |  21   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5

Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Valdivia       GK  35   2   2   1  42 |  96  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  95   0   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  28  10   7  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Sloan        DF   2  28  10   4  19 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
A_Arrondel     DF   2  25   4   7  12 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Ferguson     DF   2  23   8   7  15 |  67   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Silva        DF   2  23   7   7  29 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Kaka           MF   2   7  26  17  32 |  96   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   5
N_Kalavee      MF   2   5  24   8  22 |  63   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Cavani       FW   2  10  11  27  26 |  68   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  26  45 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Sanchez      FW   1  10   8  25  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
P_Hankey       GK  27   3   3   5  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Wemberg      DF   2  24   6   7  32 |  29   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Cocu         MF   3  11  26  11  25 |  33   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
B_Charlton     MF   1   7  24   9  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Raul           AM   1   8  23  20  30 |  28   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
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