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Elite FA Cup, Semi Final

Juventus 4 - 0 Barcelona

Elite FA Cup Semi Final Match, Juventus vs. Barcelona (Wed Mar 18)


                             Juventus  |  Barcelona
                              4-3-3 L  |  4-4-2 A
                            Gary Hill  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                     A_Zubizarreta GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                       L_Koscielny DF  |  DF Ciaran_Clark
                           S_Byram DF  |  DF J_Myre
                            H_Berg DF  |  DF J_Miranda
                          A_Wisdom DF  |  DF Marco_Rojo
                       M_Dickinson MF  |  MF R_Kopa
                      Granit_Xhaka MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                       K_El_Ahmadi MF  |  MF Xavi
                      A_Di_Stefano FW  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                        E_Adebayor FW  |  FW H_Son
                        A_Lombardo FW  |  FW K_Mbappe
                                       |
                          Kamikaze SUB |  SUB Barthez
                           Maldini SUB |  SUB D_Rose
                           Drexler SUB |  SUB L_Inagzij
                              Raul SUB |  SUB Coutinho
                         A_Carroll SUB |  SUB Amauri

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 1  :(brc) K_Mbappe plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  A_Wisdom slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 2  :(brc) J_Miranda pushes it past H_Berg
          ...  A_Lombardo with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 4  :(brc) J_Myre steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs H_Berg
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Granit_Xhaka with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  C_Tango calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 6  :(brc) Xavi runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off S_Byram back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  Xavi has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  A_Zubizarreta makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 11 :(jvt) M_Dickinson looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 11 :(jvt) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Raul will come on for M_Dickinson and play MF
Min. 13 :(jvt) A_Di_Stefano knocks it forward
          ...  J_Myre slips
          ...  Raul gets to it!
          ...  Marco_Rojo stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 21 :(brc) Xavi has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past S_Byram
          ...  He puts in K_Mbappe!
          ...  A_Wisdom is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 23 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  K_Mbappe gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  K_Mbappe with the header !
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta smothers the ball.
Min. 24 :(brc) M_Zetterer is on the ground
          ...  He looks in agony
          ...  He won't be able to continue!
Min. 24 :(brc) Barcelona's manager orders his side to play C
Min. 24 :(brc) Barthez comes on for M_Zetterer and will play GK to the delight of the fans
Min. 26 :(jvt) Raul takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor rifles it at the goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  Lets see if Juventus can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Juventus 1-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 34 :(jvt) A_Di_Stefano breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Barthez!
          ...  B_Spencer brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 38 :(brc) J_Miranda picks up a loose ball
          ...  Raul goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 40 :(brc) Barcelona made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 41 :(brc) Xavi with the first time flick to K_Mbappe
          ...  K_Mbappe with the drive!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(jvt) L_Koscielny skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to A_Wisdom
          ...  A_Wisdom with the shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  Juventus 2-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 46 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to H_Son
          ...  H_Son with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  A_Zubizarreta catches it with style!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Juventus 2-0 Barcelona

Min. 48 :(brc) J_Miranda runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Xavi
          ...  Xavi shapes up for a shot!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 51 :(jvt) Raul takes advantage of a bad back pass from J_Myre
          ...  J_Myre goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 53 :(jvt) A_Di_Stefano runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  Raul latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  R_Kopa with a reckless challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  C_Tango wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 55 :(jvt) Granit_Xhaka with a precise pass to A_Wisdom
          ...  A_Wisdom shoots towards goal !
          ...  Barthez with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 55 :(jvt) A_Di_Stefano has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Marco_Rojo!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  K_Mbappe goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 56 :(brc) B_Spencer with an intelligent ball to Xavi
          ...  From long range Xavi bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 57 :(jvt) Raul pushes it past Ciaran_Clark
          ...  Raul with a thundering drive!
          ...  It floats over Barthez
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That was a great effort
          ...  Juventus 3-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 62 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark swings at K_El_Ahmadi
          ...  C_Tango has seen it!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
Min. 64 :(brc) H_Son looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Miranda
          ...  J_Miranda hits a crisp volley!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 65 :(jvt) A_Di_Stefano uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  Barthez gathers it easily
Min. 65 :(brc) Xavi steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs S_Byram
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Xavi with a powerful downward header!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta makes a good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Raul gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 66 :(brc) A_Zubizarreta miskicks!
          ...  K_Mbappe is takes control of the ball!
          ...  But K_El_Ahmadi slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 67 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi with the nod to E_Adebayor
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by J_Miranda
Min. 67 :(brc) B_Spencer beats L_Koscielny
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  A_Wisdom with the high feet
          ...  C_Tango warns him
Min. 71 :(jvt) Juventus restructured their strategy to A
Min. 73 :(jvt) E_Adebayor nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  E_Adebayor fires the shot in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Barthez got his hand to it, but couldn't keep it out
          ...  Juventus 4-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 74 :(jvt) S_Byram runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  S_Byram has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 75 :(brc) D_Rose is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Myre is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 75 :(brc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Coutinho will come on for Adnan_Januzaj and play MF
Min. 75 :(jvt) S_Byram finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  S_Byram with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But Barthez tips it behind
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 77 :(brc) D_Rose with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves H_Berg behind
          ...  D_Rose with the shot on net !
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Juventus fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 78 :(brc) R_Kopa with a pinpoint pass to Marco_Rojo
          ...  But A_Wisdom reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 80 :(jvt) a big roar from the crowd as Maldini comes on for A_Lombardo to play DF
Min. 80 :(brc) B_Spencer looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to K_Mbappe
          ...  K_Mbappe with the cheeky shot!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And A_Zubizarreta recovers to save!!
Min. 84 :(jvt) Granit_Xhaka with a measured ball to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Barthez moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 85 :(jvt) A_Di_Stefano runs with pace at the defence
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 86 :(jvt) Raul holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Barthez gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Barthez !!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(jvt) Drexler is going to be brought on
          ...  E_Adebayor is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Santiago Bernabeu
Attendance           : 150,000
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Juventus Match Info
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Best player          : Raul (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Adebayor (26,73), A_Wisdom (43), Raul (57)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Lombardo (2), Granit_Xhaka (4), A_Wisdom (21)
Injured              : M_Dickinson (11)
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : Xavi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : Ciaran_Clark (62)
Booked               : B_Spencer (34)
Injured              : M_Zetterer (24)
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Match Statistics
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                             Juventus     |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       10
Off target           :           3        |       4
On target            :           8        |       6
Possession           :          42        |       58
Corners              :           0        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       7
Key Tackles          :           4        |       3
Key Passes           :           9        |       9
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Final Score          : Juventus 4 - 0 Barcelona
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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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A_Zubizarreta  GK  39   5   1   1  11 |  93   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  34  11   8  36 |  93   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
S_Byram        DF   3  34   9   7  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
H_Berg         DF   1  31  11   7  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Wisdom       DF   2  30  24   9  34 |  93   0   2   0   0   2   1   1   0   0  38  -2  43
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  32   7  28 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Granit_Xhaka   MF   1  11  32   7  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  11  30   7  15 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  40  20
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2  10  12  33  31 |  93   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  22
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  32  35 |  90   0   0   0   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0  70
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  28  32 |  82   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Kamikaze       GK  37   7   2   2  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maldini        DF   2  29   9   8  41 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Drexler        MF   3   9  30   9  12 |   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Raul           MF   1   9  25  22  30 |  82   0   2   2   1   1   1   0   0   0  60  60  55
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  28  38 |   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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M_Zetterer     GK  39   3   3   3  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  33   9   8  24 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
J_Myre         DF   2  32  10   8  39 |  77   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Miranda      DF   2  31  11   7  21 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  28  11   7  30 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  35   9  23 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  32  13  31 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
Xavi           MF   1   5  31  10  31 |  93   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0 -20   0  11
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  12  30  11  23 |  77   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  32  20 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -10
K_Mbappe       FW   2   7   7  27  12 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
Barthez        GK  31   5   3   1  21 |  69   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0   0   0
D_Rose         DF   1  28  11   7  22 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
L_Inagzij      DF   1  28  11   6  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coutinho       MF   3   6  28   9  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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