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FC Porto 0 - 1 Juventus

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, FC Porto vs. Juventus (Wed Jun 24)


                             FC Porto  |  Juventus
                              4-4-2 N  |  5-3-2 E
                   Roberto Ciccotelli  |  Gary Hill
                                       |
                         Dino_Zoff GK  |  GK A_Zubizarreta
                              Maxi DF  |  DF J_Neeskens
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF P_McGrath
                           L_Jones DF  |  DF H_Berg
                         J_Nasazzi DF  |  DF A_McLeish
                        L_Matthaus MF  |  DF Maldini
                         C_Sibbald MF  |  MF Granit_Xhaka
                       J_Livermore MF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                        L_Martinez MF  |  MF T_Muller
                          P_Minuti FW  |  FW M_Kruse
                      P_Centocelle FW  |  FW A_Lombardo
                                       |
                       B_Trautmann SUB |  SUB G_Pagliuca
                         S_Bradley SUB |  SUB F_Fazio
                          T_Stavos SUB |  SUB M_Canete
                            J_Ross SUB |  SUB Tardelli
                        M_Esposito SUB |  SUB A_Carroll

Referee: M_Atkinson (England)


Min. 9  :(fcp) P_Centocelle controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  A_Lombardo with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 10 :(fcp) C_Sibbald has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Granit_Xhaka
          ...  He knocks it to P_Minuti!
          ...  P_Minuti with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 16 :(jvt) A_McLeish with a slick pass to A_Lombardo
          ...  L_Jones reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Granit_Xhaka drives it into the box!
          ...  Maxi clears the danger
Min. 17 :(fcp) L_Martinez unselfishly lays the ball back to P_Minuti
          ...  P_Minuti throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 24 :(jvt) M_Dickinson turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Kruse
          ...  Maxi reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 28 :(jvt) M_Kruse chests it down
          ...  M_Kruse with the goal bound shot!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  Dino_Zoff plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 28 :(fcp) L_Martinez with a neat pass into P_Centocelle
          ...  H_Berg with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Gary Hill looks relieved
          ...  Roberto Ciccotelli is far from happy with that decision
Min. 29 :(fcp) L_Martinez plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  L_Matthaus keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  L_Matthaus tries the shot !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Matthaus chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  J_Neeskens heads it away
Min. 30 :(jvt) J_Neeskens with the dribble
          ...  C_Obasi is easily beaten
          ...  P_Minuti gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 33 :(fcp) Maxi holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to L_Jones
          ...  L_Jones with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  What agility from A_Zubizarreta
Min. 33 :(fcp) L_Jones with electric pace
          ...  He eases past A_McLeish
          ...  A_McLeish with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 36 :(fcp) L_Jones with a one-touch layoff to P_Centocelle
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  H_Berg hits it out for a throw
Min. 36 :(fcp) J_Livermore turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  A_Lombardo takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  That's better. The dirty sod should have been sent off first time of asking!
Min. 37 :(jvt) M_Kruse breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through!
          ...  He rounds Dino_Zoff!
          ...  Dino_Zoff brings him down in the area!
          ...  M_Atkinson calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  M_Atkinson has no hesitation in pointing to the spot!
          ...  M_Kruse Places the ball on the spot
          ...  Dino_Zoff dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  And Juventus are leading in the game now
          ...  FC Porto 0-1 Juventus...
Min. 37 :(fcp) L_Matthaus hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  P_Minuti latches onto it!
          ...  J_Neeskens tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  M_Atkinson has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by M_Atkinson!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  J_Livermore floats it forward
          ...  L_Matthaus latches onto the end of it
          ...  The cross hits L_Matthaus on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 39 :(fcp) L_Matthaus with the heel pass to C_Sibbald
          ...  C_Sibbald tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(fcp) C_Sibbald sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to L_Matthaus
          ...  L_Matthaus with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Jones hits it towards the far post!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta easily claims the ball!
Min. 44 :(jvt) Granit_Xhaka skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to M_Kruse
          ...  Maxi goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 46 :(fcp) C_Sibbald brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Maldini
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in P_Minuti!
          ...  P_Minuti tries the shot !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide

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

Min. 46 :(fcp) L_Martinez retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  P_Centocelle gets on the end of it
          ...  But H_Berg will cut out the threat
Min. 48 :(fcp) L_Martinez changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_Centocelle
          ...  P_McGrath knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But M_Atkinson just turns away!
Min. 50 :(jvt) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Juventus will now be playing D
Min. 50 :(fcp) P_Minuti cuts inside J_Neeskens
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  P_Minuti attempts a chip!
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 56 :(fcp) C_Sibbald pass splits open the defence and finds P_Centocelle
          ...  P_Centocelle with the shot on net !
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 58 :(jvt) Granit_Xhaka finds M_Kruse with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by C_Obasi
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 61 :(jvt) Granit_Xhaka finds J_Neeskens on the edge of the box
          ...  But P_Centocelle slides in
Min. 63 :(fcp) L_Martinez sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to P_Minuti
          ...  M_Dickinson goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 65 :(fcp) L_Matthaus is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to L_Martinez
          ...  A_McLeish gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 66 :(jvt) a big roar from the crowd as M_Canete comes on for M_Dickinson to play MF
Min. 66 :(fcp) J_Nasazzi runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  L_Martinez latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  Cleared by Maldini
Min. 71 :(jvt) Maldini with a precise ball to Granit_Xhaka
          ...  C_Sibbald with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 72 :(fcp) C_Sibbald with a short pass to find P_Centocelle
          ...  Maldini pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 72 :(jvt) M_Canete flicks it over C_Sibbald's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  M_Canete tries the shot !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 73 :(fcp) C_Sibbald picks out P_Minuti with the cross
          ...  P_Minuti with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 73 :(fcp) L_Matthaus is unmarked!
          ...  J_Neeskens with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 81 :(fcp) L_Jones bursts forward
          ...  L_Jones with a thundering volley!
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 82 :(jvt) A_Zubizarreta is down clutching his leg
          ...  He is ok to carry on though
Min. 83 :(jvt) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  F_Fazio will come on for J_Neeskens and play DF
Min. 83 :(fcp) L_Jones takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to P_Minuti
          ...  P_McGrath intercepts the pass
Min. 83 :(jvt) F_Fazio beats J_Nasazzi
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  F_Fazio has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 86 :(jvt) A_Carroll takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace M_Kruse
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 87 :(jvt) A_Carroll with the dribble
          ...  C_Obasi is easily beaten
          ...  L_Martinez with a reckless challenge
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  M_Atkinson sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(jvt) A_Carroll turns past L_Jones
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  L_Jones does well to get the tackle in

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Estádio do Dragãos
Attendance           : 143,337
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : C_Sibbald
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : L_Martinez (87)
Booked               : Dino_Zoff (37), C_Sibbald (71)
Injured              : N/A
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Juventus Match Info
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Best player          : M_Kruse (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Kruse (37 pen)
Sent Off             : A_Lombardo (36)
Booked               : J_Neeskens (73)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |    Juventus
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       4
Off target           :          10        |       2
On target            :           2        |       2
Possession           :          50        |       50
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       9
Key Tackles          :           7        |       8
Key Passes           :          18        |       6
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Final Score          : FC Porto 0 - 1 Juventus
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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 |  92   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  -7   0   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  31   8   8  22 |  92   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  30  12   8  39 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Jones        DF   3  29   7   8  22 |  92   0   2   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  20  10
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  26   8   5  41 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Matthaus     MF   1   9  28  10  20 |  92   0   0   2   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
C_Sibbald      MF   2   8  28   8  30 |  92   0   0   6   0   1   0   1   0   0 -22  38 -22
J_Livermore    MF   1  11  25   9  11 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Martinez     MF   2   6  25   8  43 |  88   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   1   0 -30  30 -30
P_Minuti       FW   2   8   9  26  11 |  92   0   1   0   0   5   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Centocelle   FW   3   8   8  26  20 |  92   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Trautmann    GK  29   2   1   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bradley      DF   2  30  13   8  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Stavos       DF   3  29  12   5  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Ross         MF   1   8  29   7  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Esposito     FW   1   7   7  28  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Juventus
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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A_Zubizarreta  GK  39   5   1   1  11 |  92   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
J_Neeskens     DF   1  32  10   7  29 |  84   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
P_McGrath      DF   1  31  12   8  12 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  31  12   7  21 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_McLeish      DF   1  31  12   6  26 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Maldini        DF   2  29   9   8  41 |  92   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  11  33   7  21 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  32   8  28 |  67   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
T_Muller       MF   3  10  30  10  32 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  12  31  30 |  87   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  29  32 |  36   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10  10  10
G_Pagliuca     GK  38   5   5   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Fazio        DF   2  31   8   5  30 |   8   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Canete       MF   2   5  30   5  19 |  25   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tardelli       MF   3   6  29   6  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  28  38 |   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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