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Elite League, Week 1

FC Porto 1 - 2 Marseille

Elite League Match, FC Porto vs. Marseille (Thu Oct 12)


                             FC Porto  |  Marseille
                          4-1-2-1-2 N  |  4-4-2 P
                         Shaun Winzor  |  Lee Shaw
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                           B_Moore DF  |  DF L_Shawry
                            C_Barr DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                         S_Bradley DF  |  DF S_Byram
                          S_Winzor DM  |  MF Y_Sankhare
                         D_Pereira MF  |  MF J_Fleck
                          G_Fofana MF  |  MF I_Perisic
                         O_Ruggeri AM  |  MF M_Dickinson
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                           G_Mixon FW  |  FW A_Di_Stefano
                                       |
                            Helton SUB |  SUB H_Lloris
                              Maxi SUB |  SUB F_Le_Boeuf
                        A_R_Essien SUB |  SUB N_Kante
                          P_Nedved SUB |  SUB A_Marcos
                      G_Agbonlahor SUB |  SUB Z_Ibrahimovic

Referee: W_Collum (Scotland)


Min. 3  :(fcp) C_Barr kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Adebayor tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's given FC Porto the lead!
          ...  FC Porto 1-0 Marseille ...
Min. 3  :(msl) The Marseille manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 3  :(msl) A_Di_Stefano plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by C_Barr
Min. 4  :(fcp) B_Moore gets to the by line and finds G_Mixon with a beautiful cross
          ...  G_Mixon attempts to nutmeg R_Higuita!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 4  :(msl) I_Perisic gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past S_Bradley!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  I_Perisic attempts a low drive!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!
          ...  Just look at the delight!!
          ...  Marseille are back level!
          ...  FC Porto 1-1 Marseille ...
Min. 5  :(fcp) O_Ruggeri finds E_Adebayor in acres of space
          ...  E_Adebayor has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  R_Higuita makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 5  :(fcp) B_Moore beats L_Koscielny
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves W_Collum
          ...  Y_Sankhare with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the FC Porto players
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 9  :(fcp) G_Mixon knocks the ball past the lunge of J_Pedro
          ...  G_Mixon with a little chip!
          ...  R_Higuita with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 10 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri has it on the edge of the box
          ...  I_Perisic with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  O_Ruggeri with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  R_Higuita makes a difficult save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Winzor crosses it in!
          ...  R_Higuita catches it!
Min. 13 :(fcp) B_Moore plays it forward to O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri attempts to drive it home!
          ...  R_Higuita with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 13 :(msl) Z_Zidane sidesteps his marker
          ...  A cheeky lob from Z_Zidane !
          ...  But D_Marshall tips it behind
          ...  W_Collum has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 15 :(fcp) G_Fofana kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Pereira gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by D_Pereira !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 16 :(fcp) The ball goes loose!
          ...  G_Mixon gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  G_Mixon hits the ball first time!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Marseille fans laugh at him
Min. 17 :(msl) Z_Zidane loses his marker!
          ...  E_Adebayor gathers up the loose ball
Min. 18 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past C_Barr!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  G_Fofana fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 27 :(fcp) C_Obasi is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to G_Fofana
          ...  L_Shawry tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Winzor curls it into the box!
          ...  R_Higuita easily claims the ball!
Min. 30 :(msl) I_Perisic with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  A well-placed shot from I_Perisic !
          ...  D_Marshall with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 31 :(msl) J_Fleck moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to I_Perisic
          ...  But C_Obasi sweeps up the threat
Min. 33 :(fcp) G_Fofana plays it forward to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 33 :(msl) Z_Zidane with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past C_Obasi
          ...  Z_Zidane tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 35 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri rushes through the defence
          ...  Z_Zidane read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 41 :(msl) Y_Sankhare plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  L_Shawry keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Driven towards goal by L_Shawry !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_Marshall will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  That's given Marseille the lead!
          ...  FC Porto 1-2 Marseille ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(fcp) G_Mixon is through on goal
          ...  G_Mixon attempts the shot!
          ...  R_Higuita has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  R_Higuita is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 44 :(msl) I_Perisic runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  L_Koscielny latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  C_Barr reads him well and hoofs it clear

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: FC Porto 1-2 Marseille

Min. 46 :(msl) J_Fleck with a pinpoint pass to Y_Sankhare
          ...  B_Moore reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 47 :(msl) J_Fleck turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to L_Shawry
          ...  B_Moore slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 48 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to B_Moore
          ...  B_Moore with a blistering shot !
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 48 :(fcp) B_Moore controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs L_Koscielny
          ...  He puts in E_Adebayor!
          ...  L_Koscielny fouls badly
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 49 :(fcp) G_Mixon slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  G_Mixon with a thundering drive!
          ...  The shot slips through R_Higuita's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 49 :(msl) Y_Sankhare puts in S_Byram
          ...  S_Byram runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 50 :(fcp) E_Adebayor loses his marker
          ...  E_Adebayor with the goal bound shot!
          ...  But R_Higuita punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 52 :(msl) Y_Sankhare with a glorious long pass to L_Shawry
          ...  L_Shawry shapes up for a shot!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 55 :(fcp) S_Bradley holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor must beat R_Higuita!
          ...  R_Higuita gathers it easily
Min. 56 :(fcp) G_Fofana with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past L_Shawry
          ...  He knocks it to E_Adebayor!
          ...  J_Pedro with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  He received a good talking to from W_Collum
Min. 58 :(fcp) D_Pereira with an incisive pass to O_Ruggeri
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by S_Byram
Min. 58 :(msl) Z_Zidane is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  Z_Zidane rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 59 :(fcp) D_Pereira knocks it forward
          ...  Y_Sankhare slips
          ...  G_Mixon gets to it!
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  L_Koscielny picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 59 :(msl) Y_Sankhare is injured. He's been stretchered off
Min. 59 :(msl) N_Kante is being prepared to come on
          ...  Y_Sankhare is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 60 :(msl) N_Kante takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  D_Marshall saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 64 :(fcp) S_Winzor off the woodwork.
          ...  B_Moore picks up the deflection
          ...  B_Moore is clean through, he is one on one with R_Higuita
          ...  He slips it underneath R_Higuita
          ...  He hits it towards goal!
          ...  wide!!
Min. 65 :(msl) I_Perisic with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Adebayor takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 67 :(fcp) G_Fofana retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  O_Ruggeri latches onto the end of it
          ...  O_Ruggeri with the header !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 68 :(fcp) E_Adebayor with the towering header to O_Ruggeri
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
Min. 70 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to E_Adebayor
          ...  What a shot from E_Adebayor !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  R_Higuita won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 73 :(fcp) D_Pereira curls the ball out wide to G_Mixon
          ...  J_Pedro takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 73 :(msl) M_Dickinson changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Byram
          ...  A glorious effort by S_Byram !
          ...  But D_Marshall stops that one easily
Min. 73 :(msl) R_Higuita twists his ankle!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 73 :(msl) H_Lloris takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace R_Higuita as GK
Min. 75 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano takes advantage of a mistake by S_Winzor
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  O_Ruggeri with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  W_Collum calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 76 :(msl) Z_Zidane jumps over B_Moore's challenge
          ...  Z_Zidane with the punt towards goal!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 77 :(fcp) C_Barr beats S_Byram
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  C_Barr has a go!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 79 :(msl) M_Dickinson feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  A_Di_Stefano runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  C_Barr beats him to the ball
Min. 80 :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace L_Shawry as DF
Min. 81 :(msl) J_Pedro knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  S_Bradley with a deliberate foul
          ...  W_Collum will want to speak to him
          ...  W_Collum lectures him
Min. 83 :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside C_Barr!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  C_Barr moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 87 :(fcp) C_Obasi with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  C_Obasi hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  H_Lloris blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(msl) J_Fleck with the heel pass to Z_Zidane
          ...  An audacious effort from Z_Zidane !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 89 :(msl) M_Dickinson looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to L_Koscielny
          ...  L_Koscielny attempts a low drive!
          ...  D_Marshall makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him

*************  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          : E_Adebayor (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Adebayor (3)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Fofana (18)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : I_Perisic
Scorers              : I_Perisic (4), L_Shawry (41)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Y_Sankhare (5), I_Perisic (10), L_Koscielny (48)
Injured              : Y_Sankhare (59), R_Higuita (73)
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |    Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :          19        |       13
Off target           :          11        |       6
On target            :           8        |       7
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           2        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       10
Key Tackles          :           9        |       5
Key Passes           :          17        |       13
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Final Score          : FC Porto 1 - 2 Marseille
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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 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
B_Moore        DF   2  30  13  11  20 |  95   0   2   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  30   2
C_Barr         DF   2  30  13  10  27 |  95   0   4   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  60   5 -19
C_Obasi        DF   2  27  11   8  39 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  12   7  21 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Winzor       DM   3  20  24  10  22 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  27   7  32 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  26   7  21 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   9  25  22  19 |  95   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  28  35 |  95   0   2   0   0   6   1   0   0   0  40   0  47
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  27  42 |  95   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   9
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 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Marseille
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  74   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  31   8   8  15 |  81   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  31
L_Koscielny    DF   2  30  10   7  36 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   3
J_Pedro        DF   2  29   7   8  33 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Byram        DF   3  29   8   6  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   6
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   8  31  11  36 |  60   0   0   3   1   0   0   1   0   0  -2  43  -2
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  31   9  28 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  30   6  11 |  95   0   0   2   0   2   1   1   0   0  -2  18  33
M_Dickinson    MF   2  15  29   7  28 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  30  34 |  95   0   1   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  20   0  14
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  29  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
H_Lloris       GK  26   2   3   1  27 |  21   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  28  10   7  22 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
N_Kante        MF   3   7  29   7  13 |  35   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Marcos       MF   2   7  28  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Ibrahimovic  FW   1   4   4  26  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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