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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 1

Liverpool - Paris Saint Germain

Elite FA Cup Qualifier 1st Leg Match, Liverpool vs. Paris Saint Germain (Wed May 01)


                            Liverpool  |  Paris Saint Germain
                          4-1-2-1-2 P  |  4-4-2 A
                          Mike McLeod  |  Will Davidson
                                       |
                         Fabianski GK  |  GK Rafael
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF M_Friedrich
                          Reinaldo DF  |  DF N_Stiles
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF M_Layun
                         J_A_Riise DF  |  DF M_Reiziger
                         X_Shaqiri DM  |  MF J_Ross
                          N_Schulz MF  |  MF O_Ruggeri
                       J_Hernandez MF  |  MF Muniesa
                           T_Kroos AM  |  MF S_Robertson
                         K_Benzema FW  |  FW K_Phillips
                             Perez FW  |  FW L_McQueen
                                       |
                           N_Trott SUB |  SUB P_Jennings
                            Renald SUB |  SUB D_Walker
                         M_Dembele SUB |  SUB S_Bould
                        A_Martinez SUB |  SUB Paas_De_Boll
                          D_Lehman SUB |  SUB S_Corchia

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 2  :(lpl) Reinaldo finds K_Benzema with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  K_Benzema hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 4  :(lpl) T_Kroos takes advantage of a mistake by M_Friedrich
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  T_Kroos with the shot !
          ...  It flies in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  Liverpool go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Liverpool 1-0 Paris Saint Germain ...
Min. 5  :(lpl) M_Dembele replaces J_Hernandez and will play DM
Min. 7  :(lpl) Reinaldo is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to K_Benzema
          ...  K_Benzema with a stunning strike !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 7  :(psg) M_Friedrich times his run well
          ...  N_Schulz cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 9  :(psg) S_Robertson slumps to the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 9  :(psg) Paas_De_Boll is being brought on
          ...  S_Robertson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 10 :(psg) Paas_De_Boll looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to K_Phillips
          ...  K_Phillips bears down on goal!
          ...  Fabianski won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 12 :(lpl) T_Kroos runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  T_Kroos keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 15 :(psg) J_Ross holds the ball up
          ...  He sees K_Phillips in space!
          ...  K_Phillips drives the shot in!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 18 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri is first to the ball
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  N_Stiles belts it clear
Min. 18 :(psg) K_Phillips runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  K_Phillips must beat Fabianski!
          ...  Fabianski blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 25 :(psg) Paas_De_Boll is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to M_Reiziger
          ...  M_Reiziger fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 27 :(lpl) K_Benzema skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  K_Benzema hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  But Rafael palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 28 :(psg) Curled in dangerously from M_Friedrich to L_McQueen
          ...  L_McQueen tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Paas_De_Boll chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  M_Friedrich makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  Fabianski with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 31 :(psg) J_Ross lobs it over W_Van_Boer
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by M_Dembele
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 32 :(lpl) W_Van_Boer drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to T_Kroos
          ...  T_Kroos with a powerful header !
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 34 :(psg) J_Ross looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards K_Phillips
          ...  K_Phillips has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  Fabianski has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Fabianski is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 36 :(lpl) N_Schulz finds X_Shaqiri in acres of space
          ...  A thundering drive by X_Shaqiri !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 36 :(psg) Paas_De_Boll looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to J_Ross
          ...  J_Ross shapes up for a shot!
          ...  Fabianski makes a difficult save
Min. 39 :(lpl) K_Benzema with the dribble
          ...  M_Friedrich is easily beaten
          ...  K_Benzema looks to see where Rafael is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Rafael is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 40 :(psg) L_McQueen nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  L_McQueen gets up high for the header !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  Fabianski pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Muniesa plays it into the danger area!
          ...  W_Van_Boer wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 42 :(psg) J_Ross slides the ball across to L_McQueen
          ...  Reinaldo plays the back pass
          ...  Fabianski can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Muniesa drives it into the box!
          ...  K_Phillips swings a leg at it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri miskicks!
          ...  He finds Reinaldo though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  Reinaldo curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Rafael parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 44 :(psg) K_Phillips knocks it past W_Van_Boer and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  X_Shaqiri is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 46 :(lpl) K_Benzema runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  M_Layun with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Liverpool 1-0 Paris Saint Germain

Min. 47 :(lpl) Perez runs at M_Reiziger
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  N_Stiles plays it back
          ...  Rafael slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Dembele chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Perez gets on the end of it
          ...  Rafael is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 47 :(psg) Muniesa is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to K_Phillips
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel beats him to the ball
Min. 48 :(lpl) M_Dembele brings it under control
          ...  He takes on M_Reiziger
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Reinaldo!
          ...  Reinaldo looks to see where Rafael is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 48 :(psg) Muniesa takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  Muniesa tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  Fabianski makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 50 :(psg) J_Ross unselfishly lays the ball back to N_Stiles
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from N_Stiles !
          ...  Fabianski gathers it easily
Min. 54 :(psg) K_Phillips jumps over J_A_Riise's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  A cracking drive from K_Phillips !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 57 :(psg) Muniesa crosses into the box, finding O_Ruggeri
          ...  T_Kroos had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
Min. 58 :(lpl) K_Benzema takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  N_Stiles gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 60 :(lpl) Perez knocks the ball past the lunge of M_Reiziger
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Friedrich
Min. 60 :(psg) Paas_De_Boll with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to K_Phillips
          ...  K_Phillips tries to beat Fabianski from outside the area!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  All square, that should make things interesting!
          ...  Liverpool 1-1 Paris Saint Germain ...
Min. 64 :(psg) O_Ruggeri runs at X_Shaqiri
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  O_Ruggeri fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 68 :(lpl) T_Kroos turns past J_Ross
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  T_Kroos tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  It clips the post!!
          ...  The net bulges !!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Liverpool ahead!
          ...  Liverpool 2-1 Paris Saint Germain ...
Min. 69 :(psg) M_Layun off the woodwork.
          ...  L_McQueen picks up the deflection
          ...  L_McQueen attempts a chip!
          ...  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!
          ...  Paas_De_Boll swings it in!
          ...  W_Van_Boer clears the corner
Min. 70 :(lpl) Renald is going to be brought on
          ...  W_Van_Boer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(lpl) A_Martinez replaces an unhappy T_Kroos and will play as a AM
Min. 70 :(lpl) Reinaldo looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to K_Benzema
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by M_Layun
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 70 :(psg) M_Friedrich runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 71 :(psg) Muniesa knocks it forward
          ...  J_A_Riise slips
          ...  Paas_De_Boll gets to it!
          ...  Paas_De_Boll with a powerful header !
          ...  Fabianski has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Fabianski is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 73 :(lpl) Perez leaves M_Friedrich standing
          ...  Perez must beat Rafael!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  Liverpool 3-1 Paris Saint Germain ...
Min. 74 :(lpl) It seems Liverpool are making a tactical change to C
Min. 74 :(psg) K_Phillips cuts inside M_Dembele
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  K_Phillips with a powerful header !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Liverpool fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 76 :(lpl) Perez with a precise ball to K_Benzema
          ...  K_Benzema with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Rafael got a touch
Min. 78 :(psg) K_Phillips breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Fabianski!
          ...  X_Shaqiri brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  D_Skomina calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  L_McQueen with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  Fabianski with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  O_Ruggeri floats the ball in!
          ...  Reinaldo clears the corner
Min. 79 :(lpl) N_Schulz takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to K_Benzema
          ...  K_Benzema with the shot on net !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 79 :(psg) Muniesa latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  Renald plays the back pass
          ...  Fabianski can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Ross lofts the ball in!
          ...  The ball comes to L_McQueen
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  But Fabianski reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on Fabianski anyway
Min. 87 :(lpl) M_Dembele controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  Perez gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  But M_Reiziger wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but D_Skomina has none of it.
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 92 :(lpl) A_Martinez slides the ball across to K_Benzema
          ...  K_Benzema with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  It floats over Rafael
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 93 :(lpl) M_Dembele hits a hard pass to K_Benzema
          ...  From long range K_Benzema bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Anfield
Attendance           : 56,923
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : T_Kroos (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Kroos (4,68), Perez (73)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : X_Shaqiri (78)
Injured              : N/A
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Paris Saint Germain Match Info
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Best player          : K_Phillips
Scorers              : K_Phillips (60)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : S_Robertson (9)
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Match Statistics
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                            Liverpool     | Paris Saint Germain
Attempts on Goal     :          17        |       20
Off target           :          12        |       11
On target            :           5        |       9
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           1        |       6
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       1
Fouls                :           5        |       9
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :          12        |       12
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Final Score          : Liverpool 3 - 1 Paris Saint Germain
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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 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  31   6   6  32 |  71   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  29  12   6  20 |  94   0   2   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  30   2
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  28  11   5  20 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20  20
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  17  26   8  29 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  28  19
N_Schulz       MF   1   8  27  16  21 |  94   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
J_Hernandez    MF   1   8  26  20  26 |   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  25  21  30 |  71   0   0   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0  72
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  28  23 |  94   0   0   0   0   8   0   0   0   0   0   0  26
Perez          FW   3   9   8  27  30 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  36
N_Trott        GK  25   1   1   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Renald         DF   2  27   8  10  31 |  23   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Dembele      DM   1  11  25   6  42 |  89   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
A_Martinez     AM   1   6  25  16  32 |  23   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Lehman       FW   3   9   7  25  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Paris Saint Germain
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Rafael         GK  30   2   2   2  20 |  94   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0   0   0
M_Friedrich    DF   2  29  12  10  29 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -10
N_Stiles       DF   2  28   9   8  11 |  94   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
M_Layun        DF   1  27  12   7  33 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Reiziger     DF   2  25   7   7  21 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Ross         MF   1   8  28   7  27 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
O_Ruggeri      MF   1   9  27  22  19 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Muniesa        MF   1   7  26   8  20 |  94   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
S_Robertson    MF   1   9  25  10  31 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Phillips     FW   2   8   8  27  42 |  94   0   0   0   0   8   1   0   0   0   0   0  51
L_McQueen      FW   1   8  10  25  10 |  94   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0 -20 -20  12
P_Jennings     GK  20   1   1   2  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Walker       DF   2  28   8   7  43 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bould        DF   2  27   8   5  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Paas_De_Boll   MF   2  10  27   9  31 |  85   0   0   4   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60   1
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  26  45 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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