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Elite FA Cup, Group A Game 1

Liverpool 1 - 0 Marseille

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Liverpool vs. Marseille (Wed Jun 03)


                            Liverpool  |  Marseille
                              5-3-2 C  |  4-4-2 P
                          Mike McLeod  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                         Fabianski GK  |  GK M_Steklenburg
                          Reinaldo DF  |  DF B_Hangeland
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF A_Rami
                          P_Albert DF  |  DF Doria
                            H_Matt DF  |  DF Mark_Robinson
                       H_Norvdveit DF  |  MF P_Viera
                          N_Schulz MF  |  MF N_Kante
                       J_Hernandez MF  |  MF S_Byrne
                           T_Kroos MF  |  MF H_Fernandez
                             Perez FW  |  FW H_Kane
                        G_Diangana FW  |  FW Sheringham
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB K_Shand
                          Chellini SUB |  SUB J_Paintsil
                         X_Shaqiri SUB |  SUB J_Balisimmo
                           M_James SUB |  SUB M_Schneiderli
                      M_Martinelli SUB |  SUB N_Ciccotelli

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 4  :(lpl) T_Kroos takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past N_Kante
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Doria takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 6  :(lpl) N_Schulz with a 40-yard pass to Perez
          ...  A_Rami stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  N_Alexander tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 7  :(msl) Sheringham looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  J_Hernandez with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 9  :(lpl) N_Schulz with the nod to G_Diangana
          ...  G_Diangana is through on goal!
          ...  The defender was caught napping
          ...  He just has M_Steklenburg to beat
          ...  He dinks it over M_Steklenburg
          ...  It goes over!!
Min. 10 :(lpl) H_Matt brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_Hernandez gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Sheringham hits it out for a throw
Min. 10 :(msl) Sheringham takes advantage of a mistake by Reinaldo
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Sheringham tries the shot !
          ...  Fabianski parries it
Min. 12 :(lpl) Perez with a smart turn
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Rami
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Matt hits it into the box!
          ...  M_Steklenburg fists it away!
Min. 15 :(msl) N_Kante changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Sheringham
          ...  H_Norvdveit gathers up the loose ball
Min. 17 :(msl) N_Kante curls the ball out wide to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham hits the ball first time!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 18 :(msl) A_Rami hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Sheringham collects the loose ball!
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 24 :(lpl) G_Diangana beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by G_Diangana !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  M_Steklenburg never had a chance!
Min. 24 :(msl) S_Byrne with a probing through ball B_Hangeland
          ...  B_Hangeland aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  But Fabianski pulls out a save of the game
Min. 25 :(lpl) N_Schulz runs forward
          ...  A delicate chip from N_Schulz !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Steklenburg moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 27 :(msl) A_Rami holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to H_Kane
          ...  P_Albert with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 34 :(msl) The ball goes loose!
          ...  Mark_Robinson seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  J_Hernandez reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Fernandez hits it towards the far post!
          ...  B_Hangeland gets something on it!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 35 :(lpl) G_V_D_Wiel breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on M_Steklenburg!
          ...  H_Kane brings him down in the area!
          ...  He got away with just a warning
          ...  The ref gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  Perez takes it
          ...  M_Steklenburg dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  That's put Liverpool ahead!
          ...  Liverpool 1-0 Marseille...
Min. 36 :(msl) H_Kane sidesteps H_Norvdveit
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Reinaldo takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 41 :(msl) N_Kante with a probing pass to H_Kane
          ...  H_Kane tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  Fabianski with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(msl) S_Byrne with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  H_Fernandez gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But P_Albert wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Kane plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Fabianski easily catches it!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Liverpool 1-0 Marseille

Min. 46 :(lpl) Curled in dangerously from J_Hernandez to Reinaldo
          ...  A_Rami tackles cleanly
Min. 48 :(msl) S_Byrne has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  He puts in A_Rami!
          ...  From long range A_Rami bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  Fabianski acrobatically tips it over !!
          ...  Great keeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Doria plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Fabianski jumps well to claim it!
Min. 50 :(msl) It seems Marseille are making a tactical change to A
Min. 50 :(lpl) J_Hernandez nutmegs H_Fernandez
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by J_Hernandez !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into M_Steklenburg's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 53 :(lpl) N_Schulz with a smart pass to Perez
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  A_Rami picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 54 :(lpl) Reinaldo with a slick pass to H_Norvdveit
          ...  H_Norvdveit with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  M_Steklenburg tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Kroos hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It is kicked away by A_Rami
Min. 60 :(lpl) M_Martinelli is coming on for Perez and playing FW
Min. 60 :(lpl) N_Schulz flicks the ball through
          ...  G_Diangana runs onto it!
          ...  G_Diangana has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  Saved by M_Steklenburg
Min. 61 :(lpl) M_Martinelli with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from A_Rami
          ...  H_Fernandez tackles cleanly
Min. 65 :(lpl) M_James replaces T_Kroos to play as a MF
Min. 66 :(lpl) N_Schulz knocks it forward
          ...  Mark_Robinson slips
          ...  M_James gets to it!
          ...  M_James with the cheeky shot!
          ...  M_Steklenburg with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 67 :(lpl) J_Hernandez unselfishly heads the ball back to M_Martinelli
          ...  M_Martinelli curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  M_Steklenburg fists it away!
Min. 67 :(msl) S_Byrne picks up the pass
          ...  Reinaldo fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  H_Kane with the thundering drive
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Byrne floats the ball in!
          ...  It comes to P_Viera
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Fabianski beats the ball away
Min. 68 :(lpl) G_Diangana plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  Doria gathers up the loose ball
Min. 69 :(lpl) M_Martinelli finds M_James in the box
          ...  The ball hits Doria in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 72 :(lpl) P_Albert is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  M_James latches onto the end of it
          ...  A_Rami tackles cleanly
Min. 73 :(msl) J_Paintsil is coming on and Mark_Robinson is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 73 :(msl) S_Byrne with the first time pass to H_Kane
          ...  H_Matt plays the back pass
          ...  Fabianski can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Viera crosses it in!
          ...  S_Byrne gets to it!
          ...  But Fabianski punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Fabianski got a touch
Min. 75 :(lpl) Chellini is being brought on
          ...  Reinaldo is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 75 :(msl) J_Balisimmo is going to be brought on
          ...  N_Kante is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 76 :(lpl) H_Matt gets to the by line and finds M_James with a beautiful cross
          ...  M_James with a thundering drive!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 77 :(msl) There's going to be a change
          ...  N_Ciccotelli will come on for Sheringham and play FW
Min. 77 :(lpl) J_Hernandez looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  G_Diangana receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  J_Paintsil reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 78 :(lpl) H_Matt looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  G_Diangana receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  G_Diangana flings a shot at goal !
          ...  M_Steklenburg turns it behind for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Albert lofts the ball in!
          ...  M_Steklenburg reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 79 :(msl) S_Byrne finds N_Ciccotelli with a ball over the defence
          ...  What a shot from N_Ciccotelli !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  Fabianski gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic save by Fabianski to tip it wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ciccotelli plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Fabianski makes the catch!
Min. 81 :(lpl) M_Martinelli breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on M_Steklenburg!
          ...  P_Viera brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  G_Diangana drives it under the wall
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 83 :(lpl) M_James plays a long ball to M_Martinelli
          ...  A skilful effort from M_Martinelli !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 84 :(msl) J_Balisimmo bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to H_Kane
          ...  But P_Albert with the fine tackle
Min. 87 :(lpl) M_James finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  B_Hangeland forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Martinelli lofts the ball in!
          ...  M_Steklenburg easily catches it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(lpl) H_Matt with a short pass to find G_Diangana
          ...  But Doria puts the ball out of play
Min. 90 :(msl) J_Balisimmo has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Chellini
          ...  He knocks it to N_Ciccotelli!
          ...  But G_V_D_Wiel wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 91 :(msl) S_Byrne looks injured. He's been stretchered off
          ...  He isn't going to continue
          ...  They have used all of there substitutions
          ...  They will have to play on a man less!
Min. 92 :(lpl) G_V_D_Wiel sprints past A_Rami
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Doria
Min. 93 :(lpl) G_V_D_Wiel sidesteps Doria
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But M_Steklenburg comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest

*************  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          : H_Matt (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Perez (35 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Albert (27), Reinaldo (67)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : A_Rami
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Viera (81)
Injured              : S_Byrne (91)
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Match Statistics
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                             Liverpool    |    Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       10
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :           6        |       7
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           5        |       6
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       7
Key Tackles          :           8        |       13
Key Passes           :          16        |       12
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Final Score          : Liverpool 1 - 0 Marseille
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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  30   3   1   5  21 |  95  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  31  12   6  20 |  77   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  30  12   5  20 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
P_Albert       DF   2  27   8   7  22 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  78   8  -2
H_Matt         DF   2  26  12   7  34 |  95   0   1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40   0
H_Norvdveit    DF   3  25  12  11  11 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
N_Schulz       MF   1   8  28  16  21 |  95   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
J_Hernandez    MF   1   8  27  20  26 |  95   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  26  21  30 |  67   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Perez          FW   3   9   8  28  30 |  62   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
G_Diangana     FW   2   6  10  24  43 |  95   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
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 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
X_Shaqiri      MF   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 |  28   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
M_Martinelli   FW   1  10  10  26  12 |  33   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  20

Player Statistics - Marseille
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_Steklenburg  GK  39   3   1   1  32 |  95   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
B_Hangeland    DF   2  32  12   9  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
A_Rami         DF   3  31   5   7  20 |  95   0   5   2   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  20  10
Doria          DF   3  29   7   5  32 |  95   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
Mark_Robinson  DF   1  26   9   5  23 |  75   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
P_Viera        MF   3  10  32   8  41 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
N_Kante        MF   3   8  32   8  13 |  77   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  30   7  21 |  93   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50  10
H_Fernandez    MF   1   8  28   8  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
H_Kane         FW   1   8  10  32  33 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Sheringham     FW   2   6   8  32  21 |  79   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
K_Shand        GK  20   2   1   2  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  30  14   9  31 |  20   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Balisimmo    MF   2   6  25  14  33 |  18   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Schneiderli  MF   1   6  14   5  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Ciccotelli   FW   1   6   8  25  31 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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