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Division 2, Week 12

Liverpool 3 - 0 Lyon

Division Two League Match, Liverpool vs. Lyon (Mon Jul 22)


                            Liverpool  |  Lyon
                          4-1-2-1-2 P  |  4-4-2 N
                          Mike McLeod  |  Hamza Siddiqui
                                       |
                         Fabianski GK  |  GK G_Buffon
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF P_Jones
                          Reinaldo DF  |  DF T_Alderweirel
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF J_Diakiese
                            Renald DF  |  DF A_Girrese
                         X_Shaqiri DM  |  MF S_Malbranque
                          N_Schulz MF  |  MF Didier
                       J_Hernandez MF  |  MF A_Karnak
                           T_Kroos AM  |  MF P_Pogba
                         K_Benzema FW  |  FW D_Rortugal
                             Perez FW  |  FW J_A_Vardy
                                       |
                           N_Trott SUB |  SUB Coupet
                         J_A_Riise SUB |  SUB L_Amoroso
                        A_Martinez SUB |  SUB M_Overmars
                        A_Mitrovic SUB |  SUB J_Fleck
                          D_Lehman SUB |  SUB Dyorkaeff

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 2  :(lpl) J_Hernandez with a precise pass to Perez
          ...  Perez tries the shot !
          ...  G_Buffon falls over
          ...  But G_Buffon is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 2  :(lpl) K_Benzema knocks it past A_Girrese and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  S_Malbranque had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  J_Eriksson wants a quiet word
Min. 4  :(lpl) Perez with the Cruyff turn
          ...  Perez with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  G_Buffon will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  Liverpool go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Liverpool 1-0 Lyon ...
Min. 5  :(lpl) Perez drives it across the face of the goal K_Benzema
          ...  K_Benzema hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 7  :(lpl) K_Benzema with the kinky dribble
          ...  T_Alderweirel takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 9  :(lpl) Perez with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  Perez with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But G_Buffon palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 12 :(lpl) K_Benzema runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  K_Benzema hits the ball first time!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  Liverpool 2-0 Lyon ...
Min. 12 :(lyn) S_Malbranque with a probing through ball A_Karnak
          ...  A_Karnak cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But Fabianski is equal to it
Min. 17 :(lpl) T_Kroos has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_Girrese
          ...  He puts in K_Benzema!
          ...  A great volley from K_Benzema !
          ...  G_Buffon tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  X_Shaqiri lofts the ball in!
          ...  G_Buffon easily catches it!
Min. 23 :(lpl) Reinaldo has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Perez collects the loose ball!
          ...  A vicious shot by Perez !
          ...  G_Buffon gathers it comfortably
Min. 27 :(lpl) T_Kroos is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to Perez
          ...  The defender fails to control it
          ...  Perez picks up the loose ball and runs towards goal
          ...  He is one on one with G_Buffon
          ...  He nutmegs G_Buffon
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  But it's been ruled out!
          ...  What on earth for?
          ...  That looks like an appalling decision!
Min. 28 :(lpl) N_Schulz is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  Perez latches onto the ball
          ...  A_Girrese stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 30 :(lpl) N_Schulz pass splits open the defence and finds Perez
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by A_Girrese
Min. 30 :(lyn) P_Jones with a first time pass
          ...  D_Rortugal runs onto it!
          ...  D_Rortugal pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  Fabianski makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 35 :(lyn) Didier gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds A_Girrese
          ...  A_Girrese tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Pogba chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It is cleared by Reinaldo
Min. 38 :(lpl) J_Hernandez is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  K_Benzema latches onto the ball
          ...  K_Benzema with the shot on net !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Liverpool 3-0 Lyon ...
Min. 38 :(lpl) Liverpool are switching their playing style to D
Min. 38 :(lyn) P_Jones finds J_A_Vardy on the edge of the box
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 39 :(lyn) S_Malbranque brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_A_Vardy gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But Renald wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 41 :(lpl) J_Hernandez with a well-controlled run
          ...  But A_Girrese sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 48 :(lyn) A_Girrese drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to S_Malbranque
          ...  Cleaned up by Perez

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Liverpool 3-0 Lyon

Min. 49 :(lpl) T_Kroos puts in W_Van_Boer
          ...  W_Van_Boer tries to beat G_Buffon!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Hernandez plays it into the danger area!
          ...  A_Girrese gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 49 :(lyn) A_Karnak with the heel pass to P_Jones
          ...  Perez is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Mike McLeod looks relieved
          ...  Hamza Siddiqui is far from happy with that decision
Min. 58 :(lyn) S_Malbranque has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Perez
          ...  He knocks it to A_Girrese!
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel robs him of the ball
Min. 59 :(lyn) S_Malbranque has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Renald
          ...  He knocks it to J_A_Vardy!
          ...  W_Van_Boer reads the play well
Min. 62 :(lyn) S_Malbranque picks out D_Rortugal with the cross
          ...  Reinaldo reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 66 :(lyn) P_Pogba with the cross-field pass to T_Alderweirel
          ...  T_Alderweirel leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  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!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 67 :(lyn) S_Malbranque takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into J_A_Vardy
          ...  From long range J_A_Vardy bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Fabianski dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Fabianski beaten!
Min. 70 :(lpl) Up goes the substitution board - A_Martinez on for T_Kroos as a MF
Min. 70 :(lpl) There's going to be a change
          ...  A_Mitrovic will come on for K_Benzema and play FW
Min. 70 :(lyn) Lyon will now play E
Min. 71 :(lpl) Perez beats A_Girrese
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves J_Eriksson
          ...  A_Girrese reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 71 :(lyn) A_Karnak unselfishly heads the ball back to J_A_Vardy
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Martinez
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Didier curls it into the box!
          ...  W_Van_Boer wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 72 :(lpl) J_Hernandez sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_Hernandez drives the ball low !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 76 :(lyn) D_Rortugal cuts inside Renald
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  D_Rortugal with the shot on net !
          ...  But Fabianski punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 78 :(lyn) S_Malbranque chips the ball over the defence and finds D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 80 :(lpl) J_A_Riise is coming on and W_Van_Boer is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 80 :(lpl) N_Schulz is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to A_Mitrovic
          ...  A_Mitrovic with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  G_Buffon looks relieved there!
Min. 82 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to A_Martinez
          ...  A_Martinez tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  G_Buffon manages to turn it behind
Min. 82 :(lyn) P_Pogba fires over a low cross to D_Rortugal
          ...  But G_V_D_Wiel wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(lyn) J_Diakiese knocks it forward
          ...  A_Martinez slips
          ...  P_Pogba gets to it!
          ...  J_Hernandez wins the ball with ease
          ...  J_Eriksson saw something no-one else did
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 92 :(lpl) N_Schulz loses P_Jones
          ...  N_Schulz with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one

*************  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          : K_Benzema (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Perez (4), K_Benzema (12,38)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Hernandez (89)
Injured              : N/A
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Lyon Match Info
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Best player          : S_Malbranque
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Liverpool     |      Lyon
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       7
Off target           :           3        |       4
On target            :          11        |       3
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           7        |       4
Key Tackles          :           8        |       5
Key Passes           :          11        |       16
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Final Score          : Liverpool 3 - 0 Lyon
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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 |  96   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  31   6   6  32 |  84   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   1
Reinaldo       DF   1  29  12   6  20 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  28  11   5  20 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  20  20
Renald         DF   2  28   8  10  31 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  18  26   8  29 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Schulz       MF   1   8  27  16  21 |  96   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  50  25
J_Hernandez    MF   1   8  26  20  26 |  96   0   0   2   1   1   0   1   0   0  -2  33  -1
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  25  21  30 |  74   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  29  23 |  74   0   0   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0  70
Perez          FW   3   9   8  27  30 |  96   0   1   1   0   5   1   0   0   0  20  10  50
N_Trott        GK  25   1   1   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Martinez     MF   1   6  25  16  32 |  22   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
A_Mitrovic     FW   3   5  11  25  42 |  22   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
D_Lehman       FW   3   9   7  25  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Lyon
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Buffon       GK  34   2   3   1  22 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
P_Jones        DF   2  27  12   6  28 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
T_Alderweirel  DF   1  27   8   9  31 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Diakiese     DF   3  27   8   6  18 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Girrese      DF   1  27   8   8  32 |  96   0   5   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  10   1
S_Malbranque   MF   3   9  29  11  33 |  96   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
Didier         MF   3   6  29   8  33 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Karnak       MF   3   4  26  14  31 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
P_Pogba        MF   2   8  26  13  21 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  30  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  27  20 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Coupet         GK  29   3   1   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Amoroso      DF   2  27   6   9  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  27   7  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Dyorkaeff      FW   1   7   8  27  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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