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Division 2, Week 15

Lyon 2 - 2 Aston Villa

Division Two League Match, Lyon vs. Aston Villa (Thu Jan 25)


                                 Lyon  |  Aston Villa
                            4-3-1-2 A  |  4-4-2 E
                   Roberto Ciccotelli  |  Graham Brown
                                       |
                        T_Snelders GK  |  GK Valdivia
                           P_Jones DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                     T_Alderweirel DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                         T_Butcher DF  |  DF K_Wemberg
                        J_Diakiese DF  |  DF E_Silva
                      S_Malbranque MF  |  MF G_Driver
                           P_Pogba MF  |  MF Kaka
                            M_Ball MF  |  MF B_Charlton
                          A_Karnak AM  |  MF Raul
                         J_A_Vardy FW  |  FW A_Sanchez
                            T_Erak FW  |  FW L_McQueen
                                       |
                         C_Luciano SUB |  SUB F_Eggington
                          R_Carlos SUB |  SUB Daniel_Agger
                           J_Cojon SUB |  SUB P_Cocu
                     Jesus_Cordoba SUB |  SUB N_Kalavee
                           D_Costa SUB |  SUB Del_Vecchio

Referee: S_Youri (Morrocco)


Min. 1  :(asv) E_Silva flicks it over J_Diakiese's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  T_Butcher with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  S_Youri called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 1  :(asv) Kaka is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  Kaka hits a great drive!
          ...  T_Snelders parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 2  :(asv) L_McQueen takes advantage of a mistake by T_Alderweirel
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  P_Pogba with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 3  :(lyn) A_Karnak picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  A_Karnak with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 5  :(lyn) J_Diakiese crosses in from the wing, he finds A_Karnak in the box
          ...  A_Karnak carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  Valdivia makes a difficult save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Ball hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Valdivia comes out and claims it!
Min. 6  :(asv) G_Driver gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Kaka
          ...  Kaka rifles it to the far post !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He dives on the ground and his team mates follow him!!
          ...  Aston Villa go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Lyon 0-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 7  :(asv) K_Wemberg sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to A_Sanchez
          ...  A_Sanchez tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  T_Snelders makes a good save
Min. 11 :(lyn) T_Alderweirel runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  T_Erak latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  T_Erak has a go!
          ...  Valdivia takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 15 :(lyn) P_Pogba finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled A_Arrondel
          ...  E_Silva with the block
Min. 16 :(lyn) P_Pogba beats A_Arrondel
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Kaka brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 18 :(lyn) P_Pogba looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_A_Vardy
          ...  E_Silva slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 19 :(lyn) T_Butcher sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  T_Butcher with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But Valdivia punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 19 :(asv) Raul knocks it forward
          ...  J_Diakiese slips
          ...  Kaka gets to it!
          ...  But T_Alderweirel spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 20 :(lyn) P_Jones takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Erak
          ...  But A_Sanchez puts it in row Z!
Min. 21 :(asv) A_Sanchez can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to L_McQueen
          ...  Intercepted by T_Alderweirel
Min. 22 :(asv) Kaka kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  L_McQueen gets on the end of the pass
          ...  T_Butcher read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 24 :(lyn) M_Ball takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  K_Wemberg plays it back
          ...  Valdivia slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Malbranque swings it in!
          ...  The ball comes to J_A_Vardy
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Valdivia is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  Valdivia looks very relieved!
Min. 25 :(asv) G_Driver miskicks!
          ...  He finds L_McQueen though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by L_McQueen !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 26 :(asv) L_McQueen with a flicked pass to D_E_Boyata
          ...  D_E_Boyata flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  T_Snelders narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 28 :(asv) K_Wemberg takes advantage of a mistake by T_Butcher
          ...  K_Wemberg drives the shot in!
          ...  T_Snelders with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 30 :(asv) Kaka plays a long ball to E_Silva
          ...  E_Silva with the drive!
          ...  But T_Snelders punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 31 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy takes advantage of a mistake by G_Driver
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  J_A_Vardy looks to see where Valdivia is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  Valdivia makes a good save
Min. 32 :(lyn) A_Karnak jumps over E_Silva's challenge
          ...  A_Karnak with the attempt at goal!
          ...  Valdivia saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 33 :(lyn) M_Ball brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  T_Erak gets on the end of the pass
          ...  T_Erak drives it low !
          ...  But Valdivia punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 34 :(lyn) P_Pogba slides it through the middle to J_A_Vardy
          ...  But D_E_Boyata wins the tackle
Min. 35 :(asv) Kaka moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Silva
          ...  A delicate header from E_Silva !
          ...  It's beaten T_Snelders
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 37 :(asv) E_Silva lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  L_McQueen latches on to it
          ...  L_McQueen hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But T_Snelders stops that one easily
Min. 38 :(lyn) T_Erak stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  D_E_Boyata hits it out for a throw
Min. 38 :(asv) K_Wemberg jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  K_Wemberg tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  T_Snelders saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 39 :(lyn) T_Butcher is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy with a powerful downward header!
          ...  But Valdivia reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on Valdivia anyway
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(asv) Kaka finds D_E_Boyata in acres of space
          ...  D_E_Boyata aims for the top right corner !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 45 :(lyn) S_Malbranque flicks the ball through
          ...  J_A_Vardy runs onto it!
          ...  But D_E_Boyata puts the ball out of play

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Lyon 0-1 Aston Villa

Min. 46 :(asv) G_Driver skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to D_E_Boyata
          ...  D_E_Boyata drives the ball low !
          ...  But T_Snelders makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 47 :(lyn) A_Karnak with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  T_Erak gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  T_Erak gets his head to the ball !
          ...  Valdivia fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 48 :(asv) G_Driver has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past P_Jones
          ...  He puts in L_McQueen!
          ...  A thundering drive by L_McQueen !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Lyon 0-2 Aston Villa ...
Min. 49 :(lyn) M_Ball looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards T_Erak
          ...  T_Erak has a go!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 49 :(asv) B_Charlton has it now
          ...  He takes on J_Diakiese
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_E_Boyata!
          ...  D_E_Boyata aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But T_Snelders punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 52 :(asv) B_Charlton looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to L_McQueen
          ...  J_Diakiese cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 53 :(lyn) P_Jones lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  A_Karnak latches on to it
          ...  A_Karnak with the drive!
          ...  Valdivia catches the ball
Min. 53 :(asv) B_Charlton hits a hard pass to K_Wemberg
          ...  A left-footer by K_Wemberg !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 55 :(asv) Daniel_Agger is coming on and K_Wemberg is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 57 :(lyn) M_Ball with an intelligent ball to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy with a powerful diving header!
          ...  Valdivia gets his fingertips to it
Min. 57 :(asv) L_McQueen with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  But P_Jones slides in
Min. 58 :(lyn) P_Pogba passes the ball to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy fires the shot in!
          ...  Valdivia catches the ball
Min. 59 :(asv) A_Sanchez plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  L_McQueen decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  L_McQueen controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Lyon fans laugh at him
Min. 60 :(asv) P_Cocu replaces G_Driver and will play MF
Min. 60 :(asv) Raul moves into a AM role on the manager's orders
Min. 60 :(asv) B_Charlton runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to L_McQueen
          ...  T_Butcher dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 64 :(lyn) T_Alderweirel finds his way through
          ...  He has tremendous pace
          ...  T_Alderweirel tries to beat Valdivia!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Valdivia dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Valdivia beaten!
Min. 65 :(asv) Del_Vecchio is being brought on
          ...  A_Sanchez is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 66 :(lyn) P_Pogba moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Karnak
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by D_E_Boyata !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 66 :(asv) B_Charlton runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Del_Vecchio hits a curling shot!
          ...  But T_Snelders just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  S_Youri has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 71 :(lyn) P_Jones turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  P_Jones unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  Valdivia parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 71 :(asv) P_Cocu has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past T_Butcher
          ...  He puts in A_Arrondel!
          ...  A glorious effort by A_Arrondel !
          ...  Saved by T_Snelders
Min. 72 :(asv) P_Cocu beats T_Butcher
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  P_Cocu with a stunning strike !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Cocu lofts the ball in!
          ...  T_Snelders jumps well to claim it!
Min. 73 :(asv) B_Charlton heads the ball back to L_McQueen
          ...  L_McQueen must beat T_Snelders!
          ...  T_Snelders just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 74 :(asv) Raul sidesteps T_Alderweirel
          ...  P_Jones robs him of the ball
Min. 75 :(lyn) Jesus_Cordoba is coming on for M_Ball and will play MF
Min. 75 :(lyn) A_Karnak knocks it past E_Silva and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  A_Karnak with the side footed shot!
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Aston Villa fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 75 :(asv) E_Silva is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  Del_Vecchio latches onto the end of it
          ...  But P_Jones slides in
Min. 76 :(lyn) Jesus_Cordoba is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy tries to beat Valdivia from outside the area!
          ...  Valdivia is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!
          ...  That puts Lyon back in with a shout!
          ...  Lyon 1-2 Aston Villa ...
Min. 77 :(asv) Aston Villa will now play C after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 80 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy with electric pace
          ...  He eases past A_Arrondel
          ...  J_A_Vardy throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  Valdivia fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 80 :(asv) Kaka with an intelligent ball to Raul
          ...  A_Karnak with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 81 :(asv) L_McQueen beats the defender
          ...  L_McQueen strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 83 :(lyn) Jesus_Cordoba looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to P_Jones
          ...  P_Jones with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 86 :(lyn) Jesus_Cordoba picks out A_Karnak with the cross
          ...  D_E_Boyata stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 86 :(asv) B_Charlton holds the ball up
          ...  He sees Daniel_Agger in space!
          ...  Daniel_Agger attempts a chip!
          ...  T_Snelders has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  T_Snelders reacts well to save!!!
Min. 87 :(asv) Raul picks out Del_Vecchio with the cross
          ...  Del_Vecchio with the shot on net !
          ...  But T_Snelders is equal to it
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(lyn) A_Karnak with a precise ball to T_Butcher
          ...  A glorious effort by T_Butcher !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 88 :(asv) D_E_Boyata finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  P_Jones reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 91 :(lyn) T_Alderweirel sidesteps Daniel_Agger
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  T_Alderweirel has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It flew past Valdivia
          ...  And Lyon have squared it up late on!!
          ...  Lyon 2-2 Aston Villa ...

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stade de Gerland
Attendance           : 75,000
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Lyon Match Info
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Best player          : J_A_Vardy
Scorers              : J_A_Vardy (76), T_Alderweirel (91)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Pogba (2), A_Karnak (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Kaka (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Kaka (6), L_McQueen (48)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Lyon       |   Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          22        |       23
Off target           :           8        |       8
On target            :          14        |       15
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       6
Key Tackles          :           9        |       10
Key Passes           :          18        |       25
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Final Score          : Lyon 2 - 2 Aston Villa
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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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T_Snelders     GK  35   2   3   4  16 |  92  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
P_Jones        DF   2  25  12   6  28 |  92   0   4   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  80  20   2
T_Alderweirel  DF   1  25   8   9  31 |  92   0   2   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  40  10  31
T_Butcher      DF   2  25   8   7  23 |  92   0   2   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  10   6
J_Diakiese     DF   3  25   8   6  18 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Malbranque   MF   3   8  27  10  33 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Pogba        MF   2   8  25  13  21 |  92   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
M_Ball         MF   2  12  25   4  23 |  76   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
A_Karnak       AM   3   4  24  14  31 |  92   0   0   2   0   5   0   1   0   0  -2  18  15
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  26  20 |  92   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0   0   0  56
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  26  21 |  92   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  16
C_Luciano      GK   2  26   7   7  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Carlos       DF   3  24  11   6  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cojon        MF   2   7  25  15  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Jesus_Cordoba  MF   2   8  24  10  11 |  16   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
D_Costa        FW   3   7   9  23  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Valdivia       GK  36   2   2   1  42 |  92  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  26  10   8  11 |  92   0   5   0   0   4   0   0   0   0 100   0  16
A_Arrondel     DF   2  25   4   7  12 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
K_Wemberg      DF   2  24   6   7  32 |  56   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  10  11
E_Silva        DF   2  23   7   7  29 |  92   0   2   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  20   6
G_Driver       MF   1  11  28   5  25 |  61   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
Kaka           MF   2   7  27  17  32 |  92   0   1   5   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  50  35
B_Charlton     MF   1   7  25   9  30 |  92   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
Raul           AM   1   8  24  21  30 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Sanchez      FW   1  10   8  25  32 |  66   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
L_McQueen      FW   1   8  10  24  10 |  92   0   0   1   0   6   1   0   0   0   0  10  39
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Daniel_Agger   DF   2  23   7   6  31 |  36   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
P_Cocu         MF   3  11  27  11  25 |  31   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
N_Kalavee      MF   2   5  24   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   7  23  20 |  26   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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