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Elite League Cup Match 1

Juventus - Valencia

Elite League Cup Group Match, Juventus vs. Valencia (Wed May 22)


                             Juventus  |  Valencia
                              4-3-3 L  |  5-4-1 P
                            Gary Hill  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                     A_Zubizarreta GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                            H_Berg DF  |  DF O_Price
                       Beckenbauer DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                           Maldini DF  |  DF J_Stam
                           L_Digne DF  |  DF E_Herbert
                              Park MF  |  DF A_Nouri
                           Drexler MF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                           Platini MF  |  MF Eduardo
                           Stefano FW  |  MF J_R_Riquelme
                        E_Stranger FW  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                        A_Lombardo FW  |  FW N_Kanu
                                       |
                       R_McGlinchy SUB |  SUB Q_Atoo
                        G_Burdisso SUB |  SUB B_Ivanovic
                               Kak SUB |  SUB Maradona
                          Tardelli SUB |  SUB W_Jose
                              Zaza SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 1  :(jvt) It seems Juventus are making a tactical change to C
Min. 1  :(vla) Eduardo makes himself available
          ...  A_Lombardo leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Andie Glen looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 2  :(jvt) Park puts in Beckenbauer
          ...  O_Price reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 3  :(vla) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  D_E_Boyata is through!
          ...  D_E_Boyata has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 5  :(vla) Eduardo spits at Maldini
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  P_Graham reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 12 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme runs towards the goal
          ...  Beckenbauer reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 13 :(jvt) L_Digne holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to A_Lombardo
          ...  Good sliding challenge from E_Herbert
Min. 14 :(vla) D_E_Boyata with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  N_Kanu gets on the end of the pass
          ...  L_Digne bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 15 :(jvt) E_Stranger with an in swinging cross to Stefano
          ...  Stefano has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by H_Berg!
          ...  Kamikaze easily catches it!
Min. 19 :(vla) O_Price heads the ball back to T_Huddlestone
          ...  L_Digne brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 23 :(jvt) L_Digne controls it with ease
          ...  But E_Herbert wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Drexler plays it into the danger area!
          ...  H_Berg with the header
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 24 :(jvt) E_Stranger is down clutching his leg
          ...  He is ok to carry on though
Min. 25 :(jvt) Park looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Stefano
          ...  Stefano tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He rips off his shirt and spins it in the air
          ...  And Juventus are leading in the game now
          ...  Juventus 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 26 :(vla) E_Herbert backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi latches onto the end of it
          ...  Blocked by L_Digne
Min. 30 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_R_Riquelme hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 31 :(vla) T_Huddlestone hoofs it up field to find K_El_Ahmadi
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi with a thundering drive!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Juventus 1-1 Valencia ...
Min. 36 :(jvt) Maldini is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to L_Digne
          ...  L_Digne fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 36 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme with an in swinging cross to N_Kanu
          ...  L_Digne cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 40 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme crosses in from the wing, he finds N_Kanu in the box
          ...  L_Digne reads the play well
Min. 41 :(jvt) Platini cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to A_Lombardo
          ...  A_Lombardo drives the shot in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the Juventus fans!
          ...  That puts Juventus ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Juventus 2-1 Valencia ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme knocks it past Park and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  L_Digne intercepts the pass
Min. 47 :(vla) O_Price with an incisive pass to Eduardo
          ...  Beckenbauer intercepts the pass
Min. 49 :(jvt) Drexler works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Park
          ...  Park with a thundering shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Juventus 2-1 Valencia

Min. 46 :(jvt) Drexler controls the ball with ease
          ...  N_Kanu makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 55 :(vla) B_Ivanovic comes on for J_Stam and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 56 :(jvt) E_Stranger beats K_El_Ahmadi
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  E_Stranger curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 61 :(jvt) E_Stranger nutmegs B_Ivanovic
          ...  E_Stranger tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Fine finish !
          ...  Juventus 3-1 Valencia ...
Min. 62 :(jvt) Stefano pushes it past the defender
          ...  Stefano with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 64 :(jvt) A_Lombardo runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off D_E_Boyata back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  O_Price seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 65 :(vla) Maradona replaces Eduardo to play as a MF
Min. 65 :(vla) W_Jose takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace N_Kanu
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 65 :(jvt) H_Berg is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Digne
          ...  D_E_Boyata gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 68 :(vla) W_Jose beats Beckenbauer
          ...  W_Jose with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta parries it
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi gets his head on it
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta punches it away
Min. 69 :(jvt) A_Lombardo breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  D_E_Boyata brings him down!
          ...  P_Graham gave him a strong warning
Min. 72 :(jvt) Kak will replace Stefano and play DM
Min. 72 :(jvt) Juventus will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 73 :(jvt) Maldini knocks the ball past the lunge of O_Price
          ...  A glorious effort by Maldini !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 74 :(jvt) Platini hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Kak collects the loose ball!
          ...  Kak aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  Kamikaze with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 75 :(jvt) Zaza replaces an unhappy A_Lombardo and will play as a FW
Min. 76 :(vla) Maradona has it now
          ...  He takes on Maldini
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_R_Riquelme!
          ...  Cleaned up by Kak
Min. 80 :(jvt) Tardelli is ready to come on to replace Drexler
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DM
Min. 82 :(jvt) L_Digne sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Zaza
          ...  O_Price clears with a diving header
Min. 82 :(vla) T_Huddlestone finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  Beckenbauer slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Nouri plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of A_Zubizarreta
Min. 86 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Maradona
          ...  Maradona fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 92 :(vla) W_Jose knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Zaza with the murderous challenge.
          ...  Foul
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's off!!

*************  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          : L_Digne (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Stefano (25), A_Lombardo (41), E_Stranger (61)
Sent Off             : Zaza (92)
Booked               : A_Lombardo (1)
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : K_El_Ahmadi
Scorers              : K_El_Ahmadi (31)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Eduardo (5)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Juventus     |   Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       6
Off target           :           5        |       1
On target            :           6        |       5
Possession           :          39        |       61
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       8
Key Tackles          :          10        |       7
Key Passes           :          10        |       9
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Final Score          : Juventus 3 - 1 Valencia
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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  37   5   1   1  11 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  29  11   7  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Beckenbauer    DF   2  29   9   7  21 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Maldini        DF   2  28   9   7  41 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
L_Digne        DF   2  28   7   8  29 |  96   0   6   2   0   1   0   0   0   0 120  20  10
Park           MF   1   6  29   9  23 |  96   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  60  21
Drexler        MF   3   9  29   9  12 |  84   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Platini        MF   3   4  29   6  32 |  96   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  31  39 |  76   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  20  57
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  36
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  28  32 |  79   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  33
R_McGlinchy    GK  20   4   2   3  17 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  27   5   9  39 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kak            DM   2  16  27   9  41 |  20   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
Tardelli       DM   3   6  28   6  33 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Zaza           FW   3   4   5  19  13 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10

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  36   7   2   2  20 |  96   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -30   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  29  12   7  26 |  96   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  29  10   8  11 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
J_Stam         DF   2  28   8   7  29 |  59   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Herbert      DF   1  27   7  11  41 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  27  11   6  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  29   7  15 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  45
Eduardo        MF   2   7  29   8  21 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  28  21  34 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  96   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  69   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Q_Atoo         GK  30   3   7   4  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  28  11   7  22 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maradona       MF   1  11  27  17  18 |  27   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  27   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  25  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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