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Elite League, Week 9

FC Porto 0 - 2 Celtic FC

Elite League Match, FC Porto vs. Celtic FC (Sun Dec 03)


                             FC Porto  |  Celtic FC
                          4-2-1-1-2 E  |  4-1-3-1-1 N
                         Shaun Winzor  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK T_Flowers
                            C_Barr DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF Fernando_Mera
                              Maxi DF  |  DF N_Wade
                       A_Kerzhakov DF  |  DF P_A_Cocu
                        A_R_Essien DM  |  DM C_Makelele
                          G_Fofana DM  |  MF K_Mizuno
                         D_Pereira MF  |  MF A_Ben_Hatira
                         O_Ruggeri AM  |  MF R_V_Persie
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  AM M_Phisbaena
                           G_Mixon FW  |  FW P_McGowan
                                       |
                            Helton SUB |  SUB S_Assenjo
                           B_Moore SUB |  SUB K_Abrha
                          S_Winzor SUB |  SUB M_Britos
                          P_Nedved SUB |  SUB B_Bjorksson
                     R_Chamgerlain SUB |  SUB G_Puciato

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 1  :(cfc) Fernando_Mera holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to K_Mizuno
          ...  K_Mizuno with a powerful downward header!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged D_Marshall
          ...  That puts Celtic FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  FC Porto 0-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 2  :(cfc) R_V_Persie holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan drives the ball low !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 3  :(fcp) C_Barr plays it forward to E_Adebayor
          ...  B_Howedes with a well timed tackle
          ...  G_Reddy didn't like it though
          ...  G_Reddy calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 4  :(fcp) O_Ruggeri is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to E_Adebayor
          ...  B_Howedes takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 5  :(fcp) O_Ruggeri runs at B_Howedes
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the FC Porto players
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  O_Ruggeri knocks it forward
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of it
          ...  Blocked by P_McGowan
Min. 6  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to B_Howedes
          ...  A cheeky lob from B_Howedes !
          ...  D_Marshall gets his fingertips to it
Min. 9  :(cfc) R_V_Persie plays a first time ball through the defence to A_Ben_Hatira
          ...  A_R_Essien with the tackle
Min. 9  :(fcp) G_Fofana has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  G_Mixon gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 10 :(fcp) G_Mixon runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to O_Ruggeri
          ...  Fernando_Mera with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  G_Reddy gave him a strong warning
Min. 15 :(fcp) C_Obasi squares it to O_Ruggeri
          ...  C_Makelele with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
          ...  Shaun Winzor is far from happy with that decision
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  G_Fofana shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to O_Ruggeri instead
          ...  N_Wade reads the play well
Min. 20 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri knocks it forward
          ...  N_Wade slips
          ...  C_Barr gets to it!
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Fernando_Mera
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 24 :(cfc) C_Makelele with an inch perfect pass to P_McGowan
          ...  The ball hits C_Obasi in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 26 :(cfc) Fernando_Mera looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_A_Cocu
          ...  P_A_Cocu with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But D_Marshall punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 27 :(cfc) P_McGowan turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_V_Persie
          ...  R_V_Persie with a blistering shot !
          ...  But D_Marshall hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 30 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  E_Adebayor makes himself available
          ...  E_Adebayor fires the shot in!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Celtic FC fans laugh at him
Min. 30 :(cfc) Fernando_Mera beats A_Kerzhakov
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  C_Barr with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  M_Phisbaena fires it towards the goal
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_Marshall moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks dejected!
          ...  FC Porto 0-2 Celtic FC ...
Min. 31 :(fcp) FC Porto's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 31 :(fcp) Maxi gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  C_Obasi is unmarked
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by P_A_Cocu
Min. 35 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with a measured pass to P_A_Cocu
          ...  C_Obasi plays it back
          ...  D_Marshall slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno swings it in!
          ...  The ball comes to C_Makelele
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 39 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with a first time pass
          ...  M_Phisbaena runs onto it!
          ...  Maxi wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(fcp) Maxi can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to D_Pereira
          ...  A cracking drive from D_Pereira !
          ...  T_Flowers with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 47 :(fcp) D_Pereira has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past R_V_Persie
          ...  He knocks it to O_Ruggeri!
          ...  O_Ruggeri has a go!
          ...  T_Flowers gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 48 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  G_Mixon with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from G_Reddy
Min. 48 :(cfc) R_V_Persie is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to P_McGowan
          ...  C_Obasi plays the back pass
          ...  D_Marshall can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno hits it towards the far post!
          ...  B_Howedes makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Wade lofts the ball in!
          ...  D_Marshall comes out and claims it!

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

Min. 51 :(fcp) G_Mixon steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs R_V_Persie
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  G_Mixon tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 57 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Maxi
          ...  Maxi tries to beat T_Flowers!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  T_Flowers dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had T_Flowers beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by D_Pereira!
          ...  B_Howedes gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 62 :(fcp) P_Nedved is coming on for D_Pereira and will play AM
Min. 65 :(fcp) B_Moore will replace C_Obasi and play DF
Min. 65 :(fcp) P_Nedved with a 40-yard pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  What agility from T_Flowers
Min. 65 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri times his run well
          ...  K_Mizuno fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  G_Reddy warned him
Min. 67 :(fcp) G_Mixon looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to C_Barr
          ...  C_Barr hits a great drive!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 68 :(fcp) B_Moore threads the through ball to G_Mixon
          ...  Cleared by Fernando_Mera
Min. 69 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Adebayor is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 69 :(cfc) R_V_Persie finds himself in a good position
          ...  But C_Barr comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 70 :(cfc) K_Abrha is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Howedes is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(cfc) G_Puciato is going to be brought on
          ...  P_McGowan is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 72 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace K_Mizuno as MF
Min. 73 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena picks up a loose ball
          ...  M_Phisbaena carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  D_Marshall has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  D_Marshall is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 75 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain sidesteps G_Puciato
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  C_Makelele with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  G_Reddy calls him over
          ...  G_Reddy tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 78 :(fcp) A_R_Essien with a flicked pass to O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Nedved curls it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of T_Flowers
Min. 80 :(fcp) A_Kerzhakov with the mazy run
          ...  A_Kerzhakov has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  T_Flowers narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 87 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson cuts the ball back to G_Puciato
          ...  Maxi knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But G_Reddy just turns away!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(fcp) B_Moore with the cross-field pass to G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  T_Flowers falls over
          ...  But T_Flowers is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 90 :(fcp) C_Barr cuts the ball back to P_Nedved
          ...  P_Nedved fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 94 :(cfc) R_V_Persie beats P_Nedved
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  R_V_Persie with a thundering volley!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear

*************  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          : O_Ruggeri
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : Fernando_Mera (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : K_Mizuno (1), M_Phisbaena (30)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Howedes (4), A_Ben_Hatira (9), C_Makelele (75)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       10
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           5        |       5
Possession           :          35        |       65
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       13
Key Tackles          :           7        |       5
Key Passes           :          17        |       11
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Final Score          : FC Porto 0 - 2 Celtic FC
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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 |  98   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Barr         DF   2  31  13  10  27 |  98   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
C_Obasi        DF   2  27  11   8  39 |  69   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
Maxi           DF   1  27   8   8  22 |  98   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0 -19
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  26  11   7  42 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -20
G_Fofana       DM   1  17  26   7  21 |  98   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  28   7  32 |  66   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   9  26  22  19 |  98   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40   6
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  29  35 |  73   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  27  42 |  98   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   6
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 |  29   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
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 |  32   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |  25   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  98   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  74   0   1   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  -2   4
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |  98   0   2   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  35   0
N_Wade         DF   2  30   9   6  25 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  29   7  11  30 |  98   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   5
C_Makelele     DM   2  12  28  10  30 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  28  19
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  32  10  28 |  76   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  28  13  31 |  98   0   0   5   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  50   6
M_Phisbaena    AM   2   9  13  32  32 |  98   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  30  51
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  74   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  27   6   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  29   7  31 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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