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Elite FA Cup, Group F Game 2

Inter Milan 1 - 0 Barcelona

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 2, Inter Milan vs. Barcelona (Wed Nov 22)


                          Inter Milan  |  Barcelona
                          3-2-1-2-2 N  |  4-4-2 A
                    Dragan Lobozinski  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                           J_Reina GK  |  GK Romero
                       A_Ranocchia DF  |  DF G_Bale
                         G_Angella DF  |  DF G_Wilkinson
                        M_Cassetti DF  |  DF J_Myre
                         D_DeRossi DM  |  DF J_Miranda
                           A_Pirlo DM  |  MF R_Kopa
                     Josh_Millwate MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                         B_Matuidi AM  |  MF Xavi
                          J_Cruyff AM  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                       I_Gabilondo FW  |  FW H_Son
                          Juanfran FW  |  FW Odegaard
                                       |
                           G_Ochoa SUB |  SUB M_De_Sanctis
                        J_Ekstrand SUB |  SUB B_Myre
                           L_Clark SUB |  SUB Ciaran_Clark
                      G_Sigurdsson SUB |  SUB Maradona
                          Diaviera SUB |  SUB M_Hunt

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 1  :(irm) I_Gabilondo steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs J_Miranda
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  G_Wilkinson scythes the player down.
          ...  Psycho!
          ...  G_Reddy calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Bryngar Myre looks relieved
Min. 2  :(irm) B_Matuidi skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  B_Matuidi hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Romero was caught out there
          ...  That's given Inter Milan the advantage!
          ...  Inter Milan 1-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 2  :(brc) Odegaard picks up the pass
          ...  Odegaard flings a shot at goal !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  J_Reina dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And J_Reina tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa crosses it in!
          ...  G_Angella clears the danger
Min. 2  :(irm) A_Pirlo has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Miranda!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Miranda with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  A_Pirlo plays it short to Juanfran
          ...  Juanfran hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Romero dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And Romero tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Ranocchia lofts the ball in!
          ...  Romero catches it!
Min. 3  :(irm) A_Pirlo gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds Juanfran
          ...  Juanfran with the goal bound shot!
          ...  It floats over Romero
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 3  :(brc) B_Spencer backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Odegaard latches onto the end of it
          ...  Odegaard with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 5  :(brc) Xavi finds H_Son with a ball over the defence
          ...  M_Cassetti knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But G_Reddy just turns away!
Min. 8  :(irm) Josh_Millwate sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Juanfran
          ...  Juanfran must beat Romero!
          ...  Romero gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Romero !!
Min. 10 :(irm) J_Cruyff brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Myre
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in I_Gabilondo!
          ...  I_Gabilondo with the overhead !
          ...  Romero narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 11 :(brc) Odegaard runs into space
          ...  Odegaard with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  J_Reina with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 12 :(irm) Juanfran with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Myre
          ...  He knocks it to I_Gabilondo!
          ...  I_Gabilondo with a powerful header !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 13 :(brc) Xavi is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to H_Son
          ...  Driven towards goal by H_Son !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Inter Milan fans laugh at him
Min. 14 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to H_Son
          ...  H_Son with the drive!
          ...  J_Reina catches the ball
Min. 15 :(brc) Xavi turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to G_Wilkinson
          ...  But M_Cassetti spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 16 :(brc) B_Spencer with electric pace
          ...  He eases past D_DeRossi
          ...  B_Spencer controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 19 :(irm) A_Pirlo with a probing through ball I_Gabilondo
          ...  I_Gabilondo with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  Romero catches the ball
Min. 20 :(brc) Barcelona switch to playing C
Min. 20 :(irm) J_Cruyff crosses into the box, finding Josh_Millwate
          ...  G_Wilkinson wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 23 :(brc) J_Reina miss-kicks!
          ...  H_Son is through!
          ...  A powerful shot by H_Son !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 24 :(irm) B_Matuidi takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  B_Matuidi goes for the top corner !
          ...  Looks like it should be Romero's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Romero looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 28 :(irm) D_DeRossi with the nod to Juanfran
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from Juanfran !
          ...  But Romero punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 30 :(irm) A_Pirlo with an intelligent ball to J_Cruyff
          ...  J_Myre bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 32 :(brc) Xavi crosses into the box, finding H_Son
          ...  H_Son tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 34 :(brc) H_Son finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Juanfran
          ...  H_Son cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It was a top drawer goal
          ...  But it's been disallowed.
          ...  The reason is unclear!
          ...  The manager is fuming with the ref!
          ...  The ref shows him a red card!!
Min. 35 :(brc) B_Spencer has it now
          ...  He takes on G_Angella
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Odegaard!
          ...  A_Ranocchia reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 38 :(irm) B_Matuidi has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past B_Spencer
          ...  He puts in Juanfran!
          ...  Juanfran leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  Romero falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  And goes wide!!
          ...  Romero looks relieved!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Josh_Millwate
          ...  Romero makes the catch!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(irm) B_Matuidi looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards I_Gabilondo
          ...  I_Gabilondo fires the shot in!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 45 :(irm) Josh_Millwate takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past J_Myre
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Josh_Millwate tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Inter Milan 1-0 Barcelona

Min. 50 :(brc) The Barcelona manager shouts at them from the touchline to play P
Min. 52 :(irm) B_Matuidi runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  I_Gabilondo latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  R_Kopa gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 54 :(brc) H_Son nutmegs the defender
          ...  H_Son controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  J_Reina narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 56 :(brc) B_Spencer looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  Odegaard receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Odegaard attempts the shot!
          ...  It's beaten J_Reina
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 58 :(brc) H_Son turns past A_Ranocchia
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  H_Son attempts the shot!
          ...  J_Reina parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 61 :(irm) A_Pirlo sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  B_Matuidi runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  J_Myre reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Matuidi lofts the ball in!
          ...  Romero fists it away!
Min. 62 :(brc) R_Kopa with a reverse pass to Xavi
          ...  G_Angella wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 63 :(irm) J_Cruyff looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  J_Cruyff tries to chip the ball over Romero!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 64 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj sidesteps M_Cassetti
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  But G_Angella slides in
Min. 65 :(brc) Barcelona are switching their playing style to A
Min. 66 :(irm) B_Matuidi looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Juanfran
          ...  J_Miranda reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 68 :(irm) J_Cruyff retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  B_Matuidi gets on the end of it
          ...  The ball hits G_Bale in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 70 :(brc) M_Hunt is being brought on
          ...  R_Kopa is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 70 :(brc) B_Myre is being prepared to come on
          ...  G_Wilkinson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(brc) Maradona is being brought on
          ...  H_Son is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play AM
Min. 71 :(irm) B_Matuidi looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to I_Gabilondo
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 71 :(brc) G_Bale looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt could have let it bounce!
          ...  J_Reina gets up well to catch that one
Min. 73 :(irm) J_Cruyff brings it under control
          ...  He takes on G_Bale
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in I_Gabilondo!
          ...  I_Gabilondo controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  Romero palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Cruyff plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Romero easily claims the ball!
Min. 76 :(brc) Maradona has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_Angella
          ...  He puts in J_Miranda!
          ...  D_DeRossi forces him off the ball
Min. 81 :(irm) Inter Milan altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 81 :(irm) A_Pirlo with a glorious 60-yard pass to Juanfran
          ...  Juanfran sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  Romero makes a difficult save
Min. 81 :(brc) Maradona with a neat pass into Odegaard
          ...  Driven towards goal by Odegaard !
          ...  J_Reina collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 82 :(irm) I_Gabilondo finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  I_Gabilondo hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  Romero is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 85 :(brc) Maradona breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on J_Reina!
          ...  Juanfran brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  G_Reddy reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 86 :(brc) J_Myre looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Hunt
          ...  J_Cruyff fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  G_Reddy shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  B_Spencer knocks it forward
          ...  Odegaard gets on the end of it
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Cassetti
Min. 87 :(irm) J_Ekstrand is coming on for A_Ranocchia and will play DF
Min. 87 :(irm) D_DeRossi hoists the ball across to I_Gabilondo
          ...  A wicked drive by I_Gabilondo !
          ...  But Romero tips it behind
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 87 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj with a 50-yard pass to Odegaard
          ...  Odegaard belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  The shot slips through J_Reina's hands
          ...  But J_Reina recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(brc) B_Myre with a precise ball to G_Bale
          ...  G_Bale hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Maradona floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to J_Miranda
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  J_Reina is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj crosses it in!
          ...  M_Hunt gets something on it!
          ...  J_Reina tips it wide for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Maradona plays it into the danger area!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by G_Angella
Min. 91 :(irm) D_DeRossi 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!
          ...  J_Miranda with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  G_Reddy gave him a strong warning

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


Match Details
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Venue                : San Siro Stadium
Attendance           : 100,000
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Inter Milan Match Info
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Best player          : B_Matuidi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Matuidi (2)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Juanfran (85), J_Cruyff (86)
Injured              : N/A
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : Odegaard
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Inter Milan   |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       18
Off target           :           7        |       7
On target            :          10        |       11
Possession           :          42        |       58
Corners              :           4        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :           3        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       7
Key Passes           :          18        |       15
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Final Score          : Inter Milan 1 - 0 Barcelona
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Player Statistics - Inter Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Reina        GK  33   2   3   1  18 |  96  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 110   0   0   0
A_Ranocchia    DF   3  27  10   9  30 |  90   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Angella      DF   1  26  12  10  21 |  96   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  25   8   6  30 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
D_DeRossi      DM   3  10  26   4  21 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
A_Pirlo        DM   1  12  25   7  11 |  96   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  70  20
Josh_Millwate  MF   1   8  24   9  23 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
B_Matuidi      AM   1   6  24  15  21 |  96   0   0   5   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  50  31
J_Cruyff       AM   2   9  23  16  21 |  96   0   0   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -1
I_Gabilondo    FW   2   7   8  27  29 |  96   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  23
Juanfran       FW   3   6   7  26  31 |  96   0   0   1   0   6   0   1   0   0  -2   8  24
G_Ochoa        GK  27   2   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Ekstrand     DF   1  26  11   7  22 |   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Clark        MF   2   7  27  16  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Sigurdsson   MF   2   7  27  14  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Diaviera       FW   1   8  11  29  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Barcelona
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Romero         GK  39   2   5   1  22 |  96  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
G_Bale         DF   2  31  11   7  42 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  30  10   7  31 |  73   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Myre         DF   2  29   9   7  39 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Miranda      DF   2  27  11   7  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
R_Kopa         MF   2  14  31   8  23 |  73   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -20
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  29  12  31 |  96   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -19
Xavi           MF   1   5  29   9  31 |  96   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  11  27  10  23 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
H_Son          FW   2   8  10  27  20 |  73   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  23
Odegaard       FW   2   4   5  27  31 |  96   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  26
M_De_Sanctis   GK  27   8   5   5  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Myre         DF   1  33  14   6  30 |  23   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  29   8   8  24 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maradona       AM   1  11  26  16  18 |  23   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Hunt         FW   2   9   8  35  33 |  23   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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