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Elite League Cup Match 1

Liverpool - Ajax

Elite League Cup Group Match, Liverpool vs. Ajax (Wed May 22)


                            Liverpool  |  Ajax
                          4-2-1-1-2 D  |  4-4-2 E
                          Mike McLeod  |  James Maund
                                       |
                         Fabianski GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF S_Kolasinac
                          Reinaldo DF  |  DF Alvaro_Rubio
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF C_Dos_Passos
                         J_A_Riise DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                         X_Shaqiri DM  |  MF J_Crujff
                         M_Dembele DM  |  MF Oscar_Serrano
                       J_Henderson MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                           T_Kroos AM  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                         K_Benzema FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                             Perez FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                           N_Trott SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                            H_Matt SUB |  SUB Fazio
                          N_Schulz SUB |  SUB M_Keown
                        A_Martinez SUB |  SUB F_Ljungberg
                      Divock_Origi SUB |  SUB G_Puciato

Referee: S_Youri (Morrocco)


Min. 2  :(aja) P_Vieira kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets on the end of the pass
          ...  D_Bergkamp lobs Fabianski!
          ...  Looks like it should be Fabianski's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Fabianski looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It is kicked away by W_Van_Boer
Min. 5  :(lpl) T_Kroos cuts inside C_Dos_Passos
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  T_Wallcott is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  W_Van_Boer shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to K_Benzema instead
          ...  K_Benzema hits a crisp volley!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 7  :(lpl) T_Kroos kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  K_Benzema gets on the end of the pass
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  James Maund looks relieved
          ...  Mike McLeod is far from happy with that decision
Min. 13 :(aja) S_Kolasinac tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Liverpool 1-0 Ajax ...
Min. 14 :(aja) S_Kolasinac pulls up
          ...  That looks like his knee gave in!
          ...  He won't be able to continue!
Min. 14 :(aja) Fazio replaces an unhappy S_Kolasinac and will play as a DF
Min. 17 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos is first to the loose ball
          ...  T_Kroos wins the ball well
          ...  S_Youri has given a free kick
Min. 17 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  T_Kroos with the block
Min. 22 :(lpl) K_Benzema steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs C_Dos_Passos
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  T_Vermaelen is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
          ...  S_Youri tells him to calm his game down a bit
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  Perez fires it towards the goal
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  Liverpool 2-0 Ajax ...
Min. 23 :(lpl) Up goes the substitution board - N_Schulz on for J_Henderson as a DM
Min. 23 :(lpl) Liverpool will now play P after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 24 :(lpl) Reinaldo boots it towards Perez
          ...  Fazio gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by M_Dembele!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes out and claims it!
Min. 25 :(lpl) M_Dembele with an inch perfect pass to W_Van_Boer
          ...  The ball hits Oscar_Serrano in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 25 :(aja) P_Vieira gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds T_Vermaelen
          ...  Reinaldo wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 27 :(lpl) T_Kroos drives it forward to J_A_Riise
          ...  J_A_Riise with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 29 :(aja) J_Crujff looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott with the punt towards goal!
          ...  Looks like it should be Fabianski's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Fabianski looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano plays it into the danger area!
          ...  T_Wallcott loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  Looks like it should be Fabianski's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Fabianski looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano hits it into the box!
          ...  It is cleared by J_A_Riise
Min. 31 :(lpl) K_Benzema cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to J_A_Riise
          ...  J_A_Riise with a stunning strike !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes a fine save
Min. 34 :(aja) J_Crujff finds Fazio with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Fazio hits a curling shot!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 36 :(lpl) N_Schulz flicks the ball through
          ...  K_Benzema runs onto it!
          ...  K_Benzema flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 37 :(lpl) T_Kroos takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Perez
          ...  Perez with a powerful downward header!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 38 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky finds D_Bergkamp on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a blistering shot !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Fabianski moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And into the net!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Liverpool 2-1 Ajax ...
Min. 42 :(lpl) K_Benzema watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  K_Benzema looks to see where E_Van_d_Sar is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) Fazio sidesteps W_Van_Boer
          ...  Fazio looks to see where Fabianski is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 44 :(lpl) Perez cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Perez with a terrific drive !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 47 :(aja) T_Wallcott gets possession in his own half
          ...  T_Kroos with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 48 :(lpl) Perez takes advantage of a mistake by Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio recovers to win the ball back
Min. 48 :(aja) P_Vieira miskicks!
          ...  He finds D_Bergkamp though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  D_Bergkamp aims for the top right corner !
          ...  Fabianski narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Liverpool 2-1 Ajax

Min. 48 :(lpl) M_Dembele with a one-touch layoff to Perez
          ...  Perez with a powerful downward header!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar catches it with style!
Min. 50 :(aja) J_Crujff with a measured pass to C_Dos_Passos
          ...  Perez is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  S_Youri gave him a strong warning
Min. 51 :(aja) Up goes the substitution board - F_Ljungberg on for Oscar_Serrano as a MF
Min. 51 :(lpl) Perez sidesteps C_Dos_Passos
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 52 :(aja) G_Puciato is coming on for T_Wallcott and will play FW
Min. 54 :(lpl) T_Kroos looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to K_Benzema
          ...  K_Benzema with a thundering volley!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 54 :(aja) F_Ljungberg plays a long ball to C_Dos_Passos
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 59 :(aja) P_Vieira leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to Fazio
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Reinaldo
Min. 60 :(aja) T_Vermaelen is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  Fabianski makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 60 :(lpl) G_V_D_Wiel takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  P_Vieira rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  X_Shaqiri swings it in
          ...  K_Benzema takes control of it!
          ...  C_Dos_Passos takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 62 :(lpl) Reinaldo jumps over P_Vieira's challenge
          ...  Reinaldo uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had E_Van_d_Sar beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Kroos drives it into the box!
          ...  It is kicked away by C_Dos_Passos
Min. 67 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  Fabianski with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 70 :(lpl) H_Matt is being brought on
          ...  W_Van_Boer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(lpl) A_Martinez replaces T_Kroos and will play AM
Min. 70 :(lpl) A defence splitting pass from K_Benzema to Perez
          ...  C_Dos_Passos slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 72 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri flicks it past the defender
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  X_Shaqiri shoots towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 74 :(lpl) Perez with a precise pass to H_Matt
          ...  H_Matt beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes towards him
          ...  He rounds E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  It hits post!!
          ...  C_Dos_Passos clears the danger!!
Min. 75 :(lpl) M_Dembele takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into X_Shaqiri
          ...  X_Shaqiri is through on goal!
          ...  The defender was caught napping
          ...  He just has E_Van_d_Sar to beat
          ...  He rounds E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  Its hit the side netting!!
Min. 82 :(lpl) M_Dembele controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  A_Martinez gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  T_Vermaelen gets to the ball first
Min. 82 :(aja) G_Puciato pass splits open the defence and finds D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He pulls his shirt over his face in celebration!
          ...  Amazing comeback!!
          ...  Ajax are all square and not long to go
          ...  Liverpool 2-2 Ajax ...
Min. 83 :(aja) F_Ljungberg looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Puciato
          ...  A cracking drive from G_Puciato !
          ...  But Fabianski tips it over
          ...  S_Youri has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 86 :(lpl) Perez sidesteps C_Dos_Passos
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Perez blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(lpl) K_Benzema cuts through the defence
          ...  K_Benzema with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 89 :(aja) T_Vermaelen finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  T_Vermaelen has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered home!
          ...  Yes!!
          ...  That goal surely snatches the win!
          ...  Liverpool 2-3 Ajax ...
Min. 90 :(aja) Ajax's manager orders his side to play C
Min. 91 :(lpl) M_Dembele nutmegs T_Vermaelen, he continues to run forward
          ...  But Alvaro_Rubio comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 94 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos with the nod to G_Puciato
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel robs him of the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Anfield
Attendance           : 60,000
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : Perez
Scorers              : S_Kolasinac (13 og), Perez (22)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Kroos (47)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : D_Bergkamp (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Bergkamp (38,82), T_Vermaelen (89)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : S_Kolasinac (14)
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Match Statistics
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                            Liverpool     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       12
Off target           :          11        |       5
On target            :           5        |       7
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       7
Key Tackles          :           5        |       8
Key Passes           :          13        |       13
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Final Score          : Liverpool 2 - 3 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Liverpool
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Fabianski      GK  29   3   1   5  21 |  97   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  31   6   6  32 |  73   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  29  12   6  20 |  97   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  28  11   5  20 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  17  26   8  29 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
M_Dembele      DM   1  11  25   6  42 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
J_Henderson    MF   2   8  26  10  30 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  25  21  30 |  73   0   1   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  38  -2
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  29  23 |  97   0   0   2   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  20  14
Perez          FW   3   9   8  27  30 |  97   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  48
N_Trott        GK  25   1   1   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Matt         DF   2  25  12   7  34 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
N_Schulz       DM   1   8  27  16  21 |  74   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Martinez     AM   1   6  25  16  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Divock_Origi   FW   1   6   9  24  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  97   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  27  11   5  22 |  97   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  40  30  55
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  30  11  28 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  29  12  19 |  54   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  97   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  97   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   5   2   0   0   0   0   0  91
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  55   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  83   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   2
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  43   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  29  42 |  42   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
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