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Hearts 2 - 1 Valencia

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, Hearts vs. Valencia (Wed Dec 13)


                               Hearts  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 N  |  5-3-1-1 A
                   Matias Finkelstein  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                         S_Bartram GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                       S_Van_Doorn DF  |  DF P_Senderos
                         P_Sweeper DF  |  DF E_Johnson
                      A_Van_Buuren DF  |  DF C_Smalling
                          R_Meadow DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                         E_Cantona MF  |  DF L_Dixon
                            Kelvin MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                           A_Addey MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                           L_Cubas MF  |  MF S_Cazorla
                            Amauri FW  |  AM J_R_Riquelme
                            Puskas FW  |  FW Saruman
                                       |
                         P_Gulacsi SUB |  SUB Savic
                            Y_Vern SUB |  SUB C_Moreno
                           I_Black SUB |  SUB Saddam_H
                          E_Manson SUB |  SUB P_Niemeyer
                         D_Bunting SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: C_V_Carballo (Spain)


Min. 1  :(hts) Hearts changed their strategy to play A
Min. 3  :(vla) P_Senderos squares it to L_Dixon
          ...  Amauri with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 3  :(vla) L_Dixon with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from R_Meadow
          ...  L_Dixon with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He pulls his shirt over his face in celebration!
          ...  That's put Valencia ahead!
          ...  Hearts 0-1 Valencia ...
Min. 4  :(hts) Amauri sprints forward with the ball
          ...  Driven towards goal by Amauri !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Cubas chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Puskas gets his head on it
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  Kamikaze palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Cubas plays it towards the near post!
          ...  W_Van_Boer reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 4  :(vla) T_Huddlestone skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  P_Sweeper gathers up the loose ball
Min. 8  :(vla) Saruman knocks it forward
          ...  P_Sweeper slips
          ...  C_Smalling gets to it!
          ...  From long range C_Smalling bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 9  :(hts) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Puskas is through!
          ...  T_Huddlestone hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Cantona chips the ball into the area!
          ...  W_Van_Boer gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 11 :(vla) E_Johnson jumps over P_Sweeper's challenge
          ...  R_Meadow reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 17 :(hts) E_Cantona finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled W_Van_Boer
          ...  But E_Johnson puts it in row Z!
Min. 18 :(vla) Saruman jumps over A_Van_Buuren's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Saruman tries to beat S_Bartram from outside the area!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 20 :(vla) Saruman with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  A_Van_Buuren gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 22 :(hts) E_Cantona looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Amauri
          ...  Amauri has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  Kamikaze catches the ball
Min. 23 :(vla) S_Cazorla miskicks!
          ...  He finds Saruman though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  Saruman belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 25 :(hts) Kelvin nutmegs C_Smalling
          ...  Kelvin goes for goal !
          ...  Looks like it should be Kamikaze's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Kamikaze looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 26 :(hts) Kelvin takes advantage of a mistake by W_Van_Boer
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Kelvin flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  Kamikaze saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 27 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa could get a shot on goal here
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  S_Bartram collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 29 :(vla) S_Cazorla hoofs it up field to find T_Huddlestone
          ...  An audacious effort from T_Huddlestone !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 34 :(vla) P_Senderos finds Saruman with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  But A_Van_Buuren wins the ball
Min. 36 :(hts) Kelvin is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to Puskas
          ...  A vicious shot by Puskas !
          ...  But Kamikaze stops that one easily
Min. 38 :(hts) Puskas times his run well
          ...  Puskas has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But Kamikaze stops that one easily
Min. 39 :(hts) E_Cantona gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds Puskas
          ...  Puskas curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Looks like it should be Kamikaze's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Kamikaze looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 40 :(hts) E_Cantona holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to Puskas
          ...  Puskas drives the shot in!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  Kamikaze grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 40 :(vla) Saruman knocks the ball past the lunge of S_Van_Doorn
          ...  But A_Van_Buuren sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 42 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme beats A_Van_Buuren
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_R_Riquelme hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But S_Bartram smothers the ball.
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(vla) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  C_Moreno will come on for C_Smalling and play DF
Min. 45 :(hts) Puskas runs with pace at the defence
          ...  But E_Johnson slides in
Min. 45 :(vla) Saruman finds E_Johnson with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by P_Sweeper

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Hearts 0-1 Valencia

Min. 46 :(hts) A_Addey gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past C_Moreno!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  W_Van_Boer wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 46 :(hts) Kelvin has it now
          ...  He takes on E_Johnson
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Puskas!
          ...  E_Johnson with an awful challenge
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 47 :(hts) A_Van_Buuren gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_Sweeper
          ...  P_Sweeper with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Kamikaze guesses right
Min. 50 :(vla) T_Huddlestone skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to W_Van_Boer
          ...  W_Van_Boer with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 51 :(vla) S_Cazorla spots J_R_Riquelme who is in acres of space
          ...  A_Van_Buuren forces him off the ball
Min. 52 :(hts) L_Cubas with a pinpoint pass to Amauri
          ...  A powerful header from Amauri !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  Kamikaze takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 53 :(vla) C_Moreno finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  C_Moreno hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  S_Bartram was lucky there
Min. 54 :(hts) Amauri knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Amauri hits the ball first time!
          ...  Kamikaze fists it away
Min. 55 :(vla) Saddam_H takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace J_R_Riquelme
          ...  He'll play as a DM
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 56 :(hts) Puskas with a clever shimmy
          ...  Puskas gets up high for the header !
          ...  Kamikaze gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 59 :(hts) Kelvin takes advantage of a mistake by C_Moreno
          ...  C_Moreno reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 60 :(hts) Y_Vern is being brought on
          ...  A_Van_Buuren is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 60 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa with a flicked pass to Saddam_H
          ...  But L_Cubas wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 61 :(hts) Puskas barges L_Dixon off the ball
          ...  But N_Ben_Khalifa reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 63 :(hts) There's going to be a change
          ...  E_Manson will come on for L_Cubas and play MF
Min. 65 :(vla) P_Niemeyer will replace T_Huddlestone and play MF
Min. 65 :(vla) C_Moreno knocks it forward
          ...  R_Meadow slips
          ...  Saddam_H gets to it!
          ...  But P_Sweeper comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 67 :(hts) E_Manson holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Amauri
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Amauri !
          ...  Kamikaze tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 67 :(hts) Y_Vern holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to E_Cantona
          ...  P_Niemeyer is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
Min. 69 :(hts) D_Bunting replaces an unhappy Amauri and will play as a FW
Min. 69 :(hts) Y_Vern with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to Puskas
          ...  A delicate header from Puskas !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Kamikaze had no chance!
          ...  That's got Hearts back level!
          ...  Hearts 1-1 Valencia ...
Min. 71 :(hts) Kelvin controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs L_Dixon
          ...  He puts in S_Van_Doorn!
          ...  A left-footer by S_Van_Doorn !
          ...  But Kamikaze tips it over
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 71 :(vla) C_Moreno kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  E_Cantona muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  C_V_Carballo signals that it is indirect
          ...  Saruman swings it in
          ...  Saddam_H takes control of it!
          ...  Y_Vern with the tackle
Min. 72 :(hts) Puskas nutmegs L_Dixon
          ...  W_Van_Boer brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But C_V_Carballo waves play on!!!
Min. 75 :(vla) P_Senderos flicks it over P_Sweeper and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  R_Meadow wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 78 :(hts) E_Manson with a slick pass to Kelvin
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  P_Senderos belts it clear
Min. 78 :(vla) Saddam_H bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to Saruman
          ...  Saruman tries to beat S_Bartram from outside the area!
          ...  But S_Bartram punches it away
Min. 79 :(vla) Saruman moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Saddam_H
          ...  Saddam_H aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But S_Bartram tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman swings it in!
          ...  C_Moreno with the shot!
          ...  S_Bartram with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 80 :(hts) Puskas with electric pace
          ...  He eases past W_Van_Boer
          ...  Puskas with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But Kamikaze tips it over
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 81 :(hts) A_Addey swings at S_Cazorla
          ...  C_V_Carballo has seen it!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  C_V_Carballo had no choice there!!
          ...  Andie Glen appluads the decision
Min. 81 :(hts) R_Meadow runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to D_Bunting
          ...  C_Moreno with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  C_V_Carballo calls him over
          ...  C_V_Carballo is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  PENALTY !! Looked like a dive to me
          ...  But C_V_Carballo has given it
          ...  D_Bunting will take it
          ...  Kamikaze dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  That goal looks certain to be the winner!
          ...  Hearts 2-1 Valencia...
Min. 82 :(vla) Saddam_H gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past S_Van_Doorn!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Saddam_H with the cheeky shot!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 85 :(hts) E_Cantona knocks it forward
          ...  L_Dixon slips
          ...  S_Van_Doorn gets to it!
          ...  L_Dixon moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Tynecastle Park
Attendance           : 75,000
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Hearts Match Info
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Best player          : Puskas (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Puskas (69), D_Bunting (81 pen)
Sent Off             : A_Addey (81)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : Saruman
Scorers              : L_Dixon (3)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Moreno (81)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Hearts      |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       13
Off target           :           4        |       6
On target            :          14        |       7
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       10
Key Tackles          :          11        |       9
Key Passes           :          13        |       13
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Final Score          : Hearts 2 - 1 Valencia
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Player Statistics - Hearts
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Bartram      GK  35   4   4   5  30 |  92   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
S_Van_Doorn    DF   1  31  13   5  26 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
P_Sweeper      DF   2  30   6  11  22 |  92   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   5
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  29  12   8  25 |  61   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
R_Meadow       DF   2  25  13   8  31 |  92   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  30  20
E_Cantona      MF   2   7  26  15  41 |  92   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Kelvin         MF   2   7  26  12  36 |  92   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   6
A_Addey        MF   2  11  24  10  32 |  82   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
L_Cubas        MF   3   8  24   8  11 |  64   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  27  29 |  70   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
Puskas         FW   2   7   6  25  21 |  92   0   0   0   0   8   1   0   0   0  20  20  77
P_Gulacsi      GK  23   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Y_Vern         DF   1  23  11   7  34 |  31   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  25   0
I_Black        DF   1  23   8   7  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Manson       MF   1  10  27   9  24 |  28   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Bunting      FW   1   2   8  26  31 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  34   7   2   2  20 |  92  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  92   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   8   6  31 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  45   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |  92   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   1
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |  92   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  30
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -15
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  66   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
S_Cazorla      MF   2   9  23   5  20 |  92   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  27  21  34 |  56   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Saruman        FW   2   7  27  24  30 |  92   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30   7
Savic          GK  34   2   7   3  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  23   9   9  32 |  47   0   1   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  18   8   8
Saddam_H       DM   2  20  28  25  27 |  36   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  17  27   5  22 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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