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Elite FA Cup, Group A Game 1

Juventus 0 - 1 Arsenal

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 1, Juventus vs. Arsenal (Wed Dec 05)


                             Juventus  |  Arsenal
                              4-4-2 E  |  5-3-2 L
                            Gary Hill  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK D_James
                            H_Berg DF  |  DF G_Collins
                         T_Gemmell DF  |  DF R_Holding
                           Maldini DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                       Eirik_Silva DF  |  DF P_Evra
                               Kak MF  |  DF D_Burn
                         M_Kikuchi MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                           J_Fleck MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                         B_Murdoch MF  |  MF S_Matthews
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW P_Crouch
                         G_Puciato FW  |  FW D_Murphy
                                       |
                             Savic SUB |  SUB Pepe_Reina
                       Beckenbauer SUB |  SUB I_Falque
                          A_Cejudo SUB |  SUB Bebeto
                          S_Niguez SUB |  SUB R_Savage
                         S_Corchia SUB |  SUB Ricardo

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 2  :(jvt) J_Fleck with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  G_Puciato gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  P_Evra makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 4  :(arn) P_Crouch slides the ball across to D_Murphy
          ...  Maldini takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 5  :(jvt) M_Kikuchi hits a hard pass to G_Puciato
          ...  G_Puciato sees D_James off his line !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 7  :(arn) S_Matthews finds D_Murphy with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  A powerful header from D_Murphy !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 11 :(arn) T_Cruise looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  He runs off to the Arsenal fans to celebrate!
          ...  That's given Arsenal the advantage!
          ...  Juventus 0-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 12 :(jvt) D_Rortugal finds a hole in the defence
          ...  But T_Cruise wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 14 :(arn) S_Ramos beats Eirik_Silva
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  H_Berg read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 15 :(arn) T_Cruise runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to S_Matthews
          ...  G_Puciato with a well timed tackle
          ...  A_Barken didn't like it though
          ...  A_Barken calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  A_Barken pauses
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  P_Crouch will take it
          ...  Belushi with the save!!
Min. 17 :(jvt) T_Gemmell with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  But D_Burn slides in two footed.
          ...  A_Barken has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 20 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa flicks the ball through
          ...  D_Murphy runs onto it!
          ...  T_Gemmell wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Matthews plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Kak clears the danger
Min. 21 :(jvt) J_Fleck takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Gemmell
          ...  T_Gemmell hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 23 :(arn) R_Holding slides it through the middle to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch with a stunning strike !
          ...  Belushi tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 29 :(arn) G_Collins chips the ball over the defence and finds P_Crouch
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from T_Gemmell
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Matthews drives it into the box!
          ...  T_Gemmell gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 31 :(jvt) D_Rortugal takes advantage of a mistake by N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  Cleared by G_Collins
Min. 32 :(jvt) J_Fleck skips the challenge from N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  But S_Ramos clears the ball to safety
Min. 32 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_Crouch
          ...  T_Gemmell with an over the top challenge
Min. 41 :(jvt) Kak takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Puciato
          ...  R_Holding cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(jvt) D_Rortugal with the dribble
          ...  R_Holding is easily beaten
          ...  S_Ramos seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 47 :(arn) T_Cruise controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs M_Kikuchi
          ...  He puts in P_Crouch!
          ...  Fine tackle by H_Berg
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Juventus 0-1 Arsenal

Min. 47 :(arn) G_Collins nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  G_Collins with the punt towards goal!
          ...  The shot slips through Belushi's hands
          ...  But Belushi recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 50 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Kak
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise crosses it in!
          ...  Belushi fists it away!
Min. 51 :(jvt) J_Fleck looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Puciato
          ...  G_Puciato hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  D_James with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 52 :(jvt) D_Rortugal with electric pace
          ...  He eases past S_Ramos
          ...  Blocked by G_Collins
Min. 52 :(arn) D_Murphy has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  B_Murdoch takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  A_Barken warns him
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  D_Murphy hits it over the wall
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 53 :(jvt) Eirik_Silva with a probing pass to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal shoots towards goal !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 55 :(arn) Arsenal restructured their strategy to D
Min. 57 :(arn) T_Cruise plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  Maldini is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 59 :(jvt) Eirik_Silva takes on 3 men
          ...  Eirik_Silva aims for the top right corner !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 60 :(jvt) It looks as though Juventus is now playing A
Min. 66 :(jvt) D_Rortugal beats P_Evra
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  A_Barken shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 67 :(jvt) B_Murdoch hits a hard pass to G_Puciato
          ...  G_Puciato from 20 yards !
          ...  D_James makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 75 :(arn) Ricardo is coming on for P_Crouch and playing FW
Min. 79 :(jvt) A_Cejudo is ready to come on to replace M_Kikuchi
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 80 :(jvt) S_Corchia is going to be brought on
          ...  G_Puciato is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 80 :(arn) S_Matthews finds Ricardo in the box
          ...  Eirik_Silva brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But A_Barken waves play on!!!
Min. 80 :(jvt) D_Rortugal knocks it past G_Collins and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  P_Evra is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  A_Barken called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 81 :(jvt) S_Niguez takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace J_Fleck as MF
Min. 81 :(arn) D_Burn is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Murphy
          ...  But Eirik_Silva puts the ball out of play
Min. 84 :(arn) D_Burn breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Belushi!
          ...  D_Rortugal brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's off!!
Min. 86 :(arn) I_Falque will replace G_Collins and play DF
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                : Allianz Stadium
Attendance           : 140,000
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Juventus Match Info
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Best player          : Kak
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : D_Rortugal (84)
Booked               : G_Puciato (15), Maldini (57)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : P_Crouch (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_Crouch (11)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N_Ben_Khalifa (66)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Juventus     |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       5
Off target           :           3        |       2
On target            :           3        |       3
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           0        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          10        |       8
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :           7        |       10
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Final Score          : Juventus 0 - 1 Arsenal
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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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Belushi        GK  39   8   8   5  11 |  94   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  28  11   7  21 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Gemmell      DF   2  27   4  10  42 |  94   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
Maldini        DF   2  27   9   7  41 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Eirik_Silva    DF   3  27   7   9  13 |  94   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
Kak            MF   2  16  27   9  41 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  15  27   8  30 |  82   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  26   7  31 |  84   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
B_Murdoch      MF   2   7  25  16  11 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  29  21 |  87   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0 -30 -30 -29
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  29  42 |  83   0   0   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  28
Savic          GK  36   2   7   3  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Beckenbauer    DF   2  28   9   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  27   8  10 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Niguez       MF   2   7  27   5  22 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  26  45 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Arsenal
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_James        GK  34   2   2   3  26 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  29   9   7  19 |  89   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  30  30
R_Holding      DF   1  29   8   6  22 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  28   7   7  40 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Evra         DF   3  27  11  10  21 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  28  12  25 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  28   9  39 |  94   0   1   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  50   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  28   7  32 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  27  21 |  78   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  55
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  27  37 |  94   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Pepe_Reina     GK  27   2   1   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Falque       DF   3  15  28  10  19 |   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Bebeto         MF   1   9  27   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Savage       MF   2   7  27   6  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  25  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
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