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Elite FA Cup, Group A Game 3

Liverpool 2 - 1 FC Porto

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Liverpool vs. FC Porto (Wed Jun 17)


                            Liverpool  |  FC Porto
                            5-1-2-2 C  |  3-5-2 P
                          Mike McLeod  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                         Fabianski GK  |  GK Dino_Zoff
                          Reinaldo DF  |  DF T_Stavos
                            Renald DF  |  DF L_Jones
                          P_Albert DF  |  DF J_Nasazzi
                            H_Matt DF  |  MF D_Pereira
                       H_Norvdveit DF  |  MF L_Matthaus
                         C_Sanchez DM  |  MF C_Sibbald
                       J_Hernandez MF  |  MF J_Livermore
                           T_Kroos MF  |  MF L_Martinez
                             Perez FW  |  FW P_Minuti
                      M_Martinelli FW  |  FW P_Centocelle
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB B_Trautmann
                          Chellini SUB |  SUB C_Obasi
                         X_Shaqiri SUB |  SUB S_Bradley
                           M_James SUB |  SUB R_Neves
                        G_Diangana SUB |  SUB M_Esposito

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 2  :(fcp) J_Livermore drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Nasazzi
          ...  J_Nasazzi with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Martinez hits it into the box!
          ...  P_Albert clears the danger
Min. 7  :(fcp) C_Sibbald looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Centocelle
          ...  C_Sanchez is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 9  :(lpl) C_Sanchez has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past P_Centocelle
          ...  He puts in Perez!
          ...  But L_Jones clears the danger
Min. 11 :(lpl) H_Matt lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  Perez latches on to it
          ...  Perez has a dig at goal!
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Dino_Zoff !!
Min. 11 :(fcp) C_Sibbald takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  C_Sibbald hits a crisp volley!
          ...  But Fabianski comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 12 :(lpl) H_Matt with the through ball to Perez
          ...  Good sliding challenge from T_Stavos and it had to be
Min. 12 :(fcp) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  C_Sibbald is through!
          ...  C_Sibbald aims for the top right corner !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It flew past Fabianski
          ...  FC Porto go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Liverpool 0-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 14 :(lpl) P_Albert reads the run of T_Kroos
          ...  T_Kroos with the strike !
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 19 :(lpl) Curled in dangerously from C_Sanchez to Perez
          ...  What a shot from Perez !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But Dino_Zoff reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 23 :(lpl) H_Matt gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past L_Jones!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  H_Matt unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Dino_Zoff got a touch
Min. 24 :(fcp) J_Nasazzi beats Reinaldo
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  C_Sanchez pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by F_De_Bleeckere!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere lectures him
Min. 26 :(fcp) C_Sibbald runs into space
          ...  C_Sanchez with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 29 :(lpl) Reinaldo plays it forward to M_Martinelli
          ...  M_Martinelli throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 31 :(lpl) H_Matt with a first time pass
          ...  M_Martinelli runs onto it!
          ...  L_Jones gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 33 :(lpl) M_Martinelli beats J_Livermore
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  M_Martinelli with a stunning strike !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The FC Porto fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 35 :(lpl) C_Sanchez plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Hernandez decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Hernandez with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  Dino_Zoff tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Reinaldo chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Dino_Zoff easily claims the ball!
Min. 39 :(fcp) J_Livermore runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to C_Sibbald
          ...  But H_Norvdveit reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 40 :(fcp) J_Nasazzi looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Minuti
          ...  J_Hernandez is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
Min. 42 :(lpl) C_Sanchez with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  T_Kroos gets on the end of the pass
          ...  T_Kroos leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff smothers the ball.
Min. 42 :(fcp) J_Nasazzi with the heel pass to J_Livermore
          ...  Reinaldo forces him off the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(fcp) C_Sibbald looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Centocelle
          ...  P_Centocelle is through on goal!
          ...  The flag stays down
          ...  He just has Fabianski to beat
          ...  He tries to flick it past Fabianski
          ...  He falls over
          ...  The ball trickles out for a goal kick!!
Min. 46 :(fcp) L_Matthaus sprints past J_Hernandez
          ...  L_Matthaus hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  Fabianski gathers it comfortably
Min. 47 :(lpl) P_Albert flicks the ball through
          ...  J_Hernandez runs onto it!
          ...  T_Stavos makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 47 :(fcp) C_Sibbald leaves his marker standing
          ...  C_Sibbald flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  Fabianski fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Liverpool 0-1 FC Porto

Min. 46 :(lpl) C_Sanchez looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Perez
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  L_Jones looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 49 :(fcp) L_Matthaus runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to P_Centocelle
          ...  Reinaldo forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Minuti swings it in!
          ...  Fabianski easily catches it!
Min. 52 :(fcp) L_Matthaus is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to P_Minuti
          ...  P_Minuti has a go!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 53 :(fcp) P_Minuti turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  J_Hernandez with a bad challenge
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere will want to speak to him
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from F_De_Bleeckere
Min. 55 :(lpl) The Liverpool manager shouts at them from the touchline to play P
Min. 57 :(lpl) Renald works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Norvdveit
          ...  H_Norvdveit rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 58 :(lpl) J_Hernandez spots Renald who is in acres of space
          ...  J_Nasazzi gathers up the loose ball
Min. 58 :(fcp) P_Centocelle takes advantage of a mistake by Renald
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  P_Centocelle looks to see where Fabianski is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Fabianski with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 59 :(lpl) J_Hernandez with a smart pass to Perez
          ...  Perez fires a shot at goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He rips off his shirt and spins it in the air
          ...  That's pulled Liverpool level!
          ...  Liverpool 1-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 59 :(fcp) L_Matthaus with a slick pass to J_Nasazzi
          ...  P_Albert knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere blows up for a foul
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 60 :(lpl) G_Diangana is coming on for M_Martinelli and playing FW
Min. 60 :(fcp) D_Pereira slides it through the middle to L_Martinez
          ...  L_Martinez with the header !
          ...  But Fabianski reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on Fabianski anyway
Min. 62 :(lpl) C_Sanchez looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to G_Diangana
          ...  G_Diangana with the crafty shot!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 65 :(lpl) M_James replaces an unhappy T_Kroos and will play as a MF
Min. 67 :(lpl) Reinaldo cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Perez
          ...  L_Jones clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 68 :(lpl) G_Diangana with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  G_Diangana with a powerful diving header!
          ...  Dino_Zoff just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 69 :(lpl) J_Hernandez with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  P_Centocelle with the block
Min. 70 :(lpl) M_James hoofs it up field to find Perez
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Perez !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets up well to catch that one
Min. 71 :(lpl) J_Hernandez kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Perez gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from T_Stavos
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Perez floats the ball in!
          ...  Dino_Zoff easily catches it!
Min. 72 :(lpl) Renald jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Reinaldo
          ...  Reinaldo drives it towards goal !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gathers it easily
Min. 72 :(fcp) J_Livermore wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Stavos
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Reinaldo
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Livermore plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Fabianski jumps well to claim it!
Min. 75 :(lpl) Chellini takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Reinaldo as DF
Min. 75 :(lpl) Perez gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside L_Jones!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But L_Martinez clears the danger
Min. 77 :(fcp) P_Minuti controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs G_Diangana
          ...  He puts in P_Centocelle!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by Renald !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 78 :(fcp) C_Sibbald with a 40-yard pass to P_Minuti
          ...  P_Minuti attempts a lob!
          ...  Fabianski narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 78 :(lpl) M_James with a slide rule pass to Perez
          ...  J_Nasazzi with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  It's a RED CARD!!
          ...  He's off!!
Min. 79 :(lpl) J_Hernandez is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to M_James
          ...  M_James tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  Dino_Zoff just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 79 :(fcp) L_Martinez with a smart turn
          ...  G_Diangana with a terrible tackle
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 82 :(fcp) P_Minuti with a well-controlled run
          ...  Renald with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 83 :(lpl) G_Diangana pushes it past the defender
          ...  Intercepted by T_Stavos
Min. 84 :(fcp) P_Minuti with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  Chellini anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 87 :(lpl) H_Matt sprints past L_Jones
          ...  H_Matt with the shot on net !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(lpl) The ball goes loose!
          ...  Perez gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  L_Jones makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_James plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Dino_Zoff easily catches it!
Min. 92 :(fcp) T_Stavos slices it
          ...  Dino_Zoff moves quickly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Liverpool 2-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 92 :(lpl) Renald looks injured. He's been stretchered off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
          ...  He returns to the pitch to carry on
          ...  He seems to be ok

*************  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          : J_Hernandez
Scorers              : Perez (59), T_Stavos (92 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Diangana (79)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : C_Sibbald (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : C_Sibbald (12)
Sent Off             : J_Nasazzi (78)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Liverpool    |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       10
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :           9        |       7
Possession           :          52        |       48
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :          14        |       5
Key Tackles          :           6        |       12
Key Passes           :          21        |       11
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Final Score          : Liverpool 2 - 1 FC Porto
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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  31   3   1   5  21 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  31  12   6  20 |  79   0   3   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  20  10
Renald         DF   2  29   8  10  31 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
P_Albert       DF   2  27   8   7  22 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
H_Matt         DF   2  26  13   7  34 |  96   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
H_Norvdveit    DF   3  25  12  11  11 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
C_Sanchez      DM   1  16  25   6  30 |  96   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  80  20
J_Hernandez    MF   1   8  27  20  26 |  96   0   0   4   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60  10
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  26  21  30 |  69   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Perez          FW   3   9   8  28  30 |  96   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  65
M_Martinelli   FW   1  10  10  26  12 |  64   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Assenjo      GK  29   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Chellini       DF   1  26   9   8  11 |  17   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  18  27   8  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_James        MF   2  11  26  15  21 |  27   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40  20
G_Diangana     FW   2   6  10  25  43 |  32   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2

Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Dino_Zoff      GK  35   2   2   3  30 |  96  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
T_Stavos       DF   3  29  13   5  10 |  96   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60 -20   0
L_Jones        DF   3  29   7   8  22 |  96   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  26   8   5  41 |  82   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10 -20 -30
D_Pereira      MF   3  12  30   7  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Matthaus     MF   1   9  28  10  20 |  96   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -10
C_Sibbald      MF   2   8  28   8  30 |  96   0   0   2   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  20  55
J_Livermore    MF   1  11  25   9  11 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
L_Martinez     MF   2   6  25   8  43 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
P_Minuti       FW   2   8   9  26  11 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
P_Centocelle   FW   3   8   8  26  20 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
B_Trautmann    GK  29   2   1   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  30  12   8  39 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bradley      DF   2  29  13   8  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Neves        MF   2   5  30   4  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Esposito     FW   1   7   7  28  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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