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Elite League Cup Quarter Finals

Liverpool 0 - 1 Marseille

Elite League Cup Quarter Final Match, Liverpool vs. Marseille (Wed Feb 27)


                            Liverpool  |  Marseille
                          4-2-1-1-2 D  |  4-4-2 A
                          Mike McLeod  |  Lee Shaw
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                            Renald DF  |  DF S_Byram
                         J_A_Riise DF  |  DF F_Le_Boeuf
                            H_Matt DF  |  DF M_Amoros
                         X_Shaqiri DM  |  MF I_Perisic
                         C_Sanchez DM  |  MF M_Dickinson
                          P_Nedved MF  |  MF P_Viera
                       J_Hernandez AM  |  MF C_Ridout
                        E_Stranger FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                        A_Lombardo FW  |  FW A_Di_Stefano
                                       |
                          P_Parkes SUB |  SUB S_Given
                          D_Abdoun SUB |  SUB L_Shawry
                       J_Henderson SUB |  SUB Y_Sankhare
                          N_Schulz SUB |  SUB N_Kante
                        A_Mitrovic SUB |  SUB M_Truk

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 1  :(msl) A_Di_Stefano plays it forward to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane attempts to drive it home!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  G_Buffon is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by M_Dickinson!
          ...  Z_Zidane tries to place the shot!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 3  :(lpl) W_Van_Boer with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to X_Shaqiri
          ...  But M_Amoros spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 6  :(msl) Z_Zidane gets possession in his own half
          ...  But H_Matt wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 8  :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf volleys it forward. He finds Z_Zidane
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by W_Van_Boer
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of G_Buffon
Min. 9  :(lpl) P_Nedved runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to C_Sanchez
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  L_Koscielny belts it clear
Min. 11 :(msl) M_Amoros floats the ball in to find M_Dickinson
          ...  M_Dickinson with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 21 :(lpl) E_Stranger knocks it past S_Byram and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  But F_Le_Boeuf wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but D_Skomina has none of it.
Min. 21 :(msl) P_Viera races into the box
          ...  He sees Z_Zidane lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  Z_Zidane hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Viera chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It comes to C_Ridout
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 23 :(lpl) A_Lombardo breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on R_Higuita!
          ...  L_Koscielny brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 24 :(msl) I_Perisic has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  M_Dickinson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  X_Shaqiri seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 32 :(msl) P_Viera looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  P_Nedved makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf lofts the ball in!
          ...  G_Buffon easily catches it!
Min. 35 :(lpl) E_Stranger takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  E_Stranger has a dig at goal!
          ...  R_Higuita is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 39 :(lpl) H_Matt sidesteps L_Koscielny
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  D_Skomina calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 40 :(lpl) C_Sanchez gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  J_Hernandez is unmarked
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 41 :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past W_Van_Boer!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  G_Buffon with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 42 :(msl) Z_Zidane turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  Z_Zidane unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  But G_Buffon makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(lpl) A_Lombardo sidesteps L_Koscielny
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  S_Byram cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!

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

Min. 51 :(msl) Z_Zidane gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But Renald barges him off the ball
Min. 54 :(msl) C_Ridout floats the ball in to find A_Di_Stefano
          ...  Blocked by Renald
Min. 58 :(lpl) P_Nedved sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Hernandez
          ...  A powerful shot by J_Hernandez !
          ...  R_Higuita gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 59 :(msl) I_Perisic gets possession in his own half
          ...  But W_Van_Boer clears the danger
Min. 61 :(lpl) Renald lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  E_Stranger latches on to it
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But D_Skomina just turns away!
Min. 62 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri whips the ball across to A_Lombardo
          ...  L_Koscielny slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Hernandez chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of R_Higuita
Min. 64 :(msl) C_Ridout runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Z_Zidane
          ...  W_Van_Boer cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 69 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  H_Matt knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  D_Skomina blows up for a foul
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Lee Shaw looks annoyed that there was no card there
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  C_Ridout fires it towards the goal
          ...  G_Buffon gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 70 :(lpl) J_Henderson comes on for P_Nedved and will play AM to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(msl) Z_Zidane cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_Henderson with a nasty foul
          ...  D_Skomina will want to speak to him
Min. 73 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano leaves W_Van_Boer standing
          ...  J_A_Riise knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But D_Skomina just turns away!
Min. 74 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to E_Stranger
          ...  A_Di_Stefano goes in studs first
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 75 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace A_Lombardo as FW
Min. 75 :(msl) L_Shawry is coming on and S_Byram is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 77 :(lpl) E_Stranger lobs it over L_Koscielny
          ...  E_Stranger hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But R_Higuita dives to his left
          ...  I think R_Higuita just got a hand on that one
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 78 :(msl) Y_Sankhare will replace the useless P_Viera and will play MF
Min. 79 :(lpl) D_Abdoun will replace the useless W_Van_Boer and will play DF
Min. 81 :(lpl) J_A_Riise lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  J_Hernandez latches on to it
          ...  J_Hernandez shapes up for a shot!
          ...  R_Higuita gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by C_Sanchez!
          ...  R_Higuita makes the catch!
Min. 82 :(msl) M_Truk is coming on for Z_Zidane and will play FW
Min. 83 :(msl) I_Perisic nutmegs J_A_Riise
          ...  J_A_Riise with a nasty foul
          ...  D_Skomina will want to speak to him
          ...  D_Skomina ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Mike McLeod looks relieved
Min. 83 :(msl) M_Truk runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs J_A_Riise
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  M_Truk gets up high for the header !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 84 :(lpl) H_Matt whips the ball across to E_Stranger
          ...  But L_Shawry spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(lpl) E_Stranger spits at M_Truk
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 88 :(msl) I_Perisic works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  But H_Matt wins the tackle
Min. 89 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano sprints past the defender
          ...  A_Di_Stefano controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Have Marseille stolen the win late on with that goal?
          ...  Liverpool 0-1 Marseille ...
Min. 90 :(lpl) Liverpool made the switch to a E strategy
Min. 90 :(msl) Marseille will now play D
Min. 90 :(msl) Y_Sankhare with the dribble
          ...  H_Matt is easily beaten
          ...  Y_Sankhare unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  G_Buffon saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move 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          : X_Shaqiri
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Stranger (88)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : F_Le_Boeuf (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Di_Stefano (89)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Koscielny (23), A_Di_Stefano (74)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Liverpool    |    Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :           4        |       11
Off target           :           1        |       6
On target            :           3        |       5
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           2        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       8
Key Tackles          :          10        |       8
Key Passes           :           9        |       9
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Final Score          : Liverpool 0 - 1 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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G_Buffon       GK  34   2   3   1  22 |  93   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  30   6   6  32 |  80   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
Renald         DF   2  27   8  10  31 |  93   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -10 -20
J_A_Riise      DF   3  27   7   9  32 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
H_Matt         DF   2  25  12   7  34 |  93   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  17  26   8  29 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
C_Sanchez      DM   1  16  24   6  30 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Nedved       MF   1   7  25  23  17 |  71   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
J_Hernandez    AM   1   8  26  20  26 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   9
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  27  32 |  76   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Parkes       GK  27   4   2   4  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  26   9   7  30 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
J_Henderson    AM   2   8  26  10  30 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Schulz       AM   1   8  26  16  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Mitrovic     FW   3   5  11  25  42 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  93   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  32  11   7  36 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
S_Byram        DF   3  32   9   6  32 |  76   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  30  10   7  22 |  93   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10  10
M_Amoros       DF   2  28   9   8  42 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  32   6  11 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  30   7  28 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
P_Viera        MF   3  10  30   8  41 |  79   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  28   4  32 |  93   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   2
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  32  34 |  83   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  30  31 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   1   1   0   0  18  28  53
S_Given        GK  31   2   1   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  34   9   8  15 |  17   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   9  33  12  36 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
N_Kante        MF   3   7  30   7  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Truk         FW   1   7   8  23  22 |  10   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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