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Elite League Cup Match 1

Lyon - Celtic FC

Elite League Cup Group Match, Lyon vs. Celtic FC (Wed May 22)


                                 Lyon  |  Celtic FC
                              5-3-2 C  |  3-5-2 A
                       Hamza Siddiqui  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK H_Gomes
                           P_Jones DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                         L_Amoroso DF  |  DF C_Kabasele
                         T_Butcher DF  |  DF H_Bellerin
                        J_Diakiese DF  |  MF R_V_Persie
                         A_Girrese DF  |  MF L_Holtby
                            Didier MF  |  MF Lucas
                        M_Overmars MF  |  MF C_Ronaldo
                           J_Fleck MF  |  MF N_Chalobah
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW P_McGowan
                         Dyorkaeff FW  |  FW M_Phisbaena
                                       |
                            Coupet SUB |  SUB S_Assenjo
                     T_Alderweirel SUB |  SUB S_Vagini
                          A_Karnak SUB |  SUB C_Makelele
                            M_Ball SUB |  SUB A_Cejudo
                         J_A_Vardy SUB |  SUB D_Harry

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 6  :(lyn) D_Rortugal feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Didier runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  H_Bellerin forces him off the ball
Min. 7  :(cfc) Lucas knocks it forward
          ...  A_Girrese slips
          ...  R_V_Persie gets to it!
          ...  P_Jones wins the ball
Min. 8  :(cfc) R_V_Persie plays in P_McGowan with a beautiful ball
          ...  L_Amoroso wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby hits it into the box!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by A_Girrese
Min. 9  :(lyn) L_Amoroso takes on C_Ronaldo
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  L_Amoroso attempts to nutmeg H_Gomes!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 9  :(cfc) Lucas with the diagonal pass P_McGowan
          ...  J_Diakiese with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks bemused that it wasn't more!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  Lucas plays it short to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan with a little chip!
          ...  G_Buffon gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 10 :(lyn) Dyorkaeff beats M_Phisbaena
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves G_Reddy
          ...  Dyorkaeff with a blistering shot !
          ...  But H_Gomes makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 11 :(cfc) L_Holtby hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  P_McGowan latches onto it!
          ...  T_Butcher wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_V_Persie chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  H_Bellerin gets a shot in
          ...  But G_Buffon pulls out a save of the game
Min. 14 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  A well-placed shot from P_McGowan !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His players jump on top of him
          ...  That's given Celtic FC the advantage!
          ...  Lyon 0-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 15 :(cfc) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Celtic FC will now play D
Min. 15 :(cfc) L_Holtby with the header on
          ...  He finds M_Phisbaena in space
          ...  A_Girrese with a terrible tackle
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  L_Holtby knocks it forward
          ...  P_McGowan gets on the end of it
          ...  P_McGowan with the drive!
          ...  G_Buffon has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  G_Buffon is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 20 :(lyn) J_Diakiese nutmegs P_McGowan
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from H_Bellerin
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Fleck chips the ball into the area!
          ...  R_V_Persie reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 22 :(lyn) J_Diakiese runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Girrese
          ...  A_Girrese sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  The Lyon fans get off there seats!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Lyon have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Lyon 1-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 23 :(cfc) Celtic FC are switching their playing style to A
Min. 24 :(lyn) J_Diakiese looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Overmars
          ...  M_Overmars gets his head to the ball !
          ...  H_Gomes beats the ball away
Min. 25 :(lyn) T_Butcher runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Dyorkaeff
          ...  C_Kabasele plays the back pass
          ...  H_Gomes can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Fleck crosses it in!
          ...  T_Butcher gets to it!
          ...  H_Gomes with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 28 :(lyn) A_Girrese cuts inside C_Kabasele
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  A_Girrese with the shot !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  H_Gomes never had a chance!
Min. 28 :(cfc) L_Holtby plays in M_Phisbaena with a beautiful ball
          ...  T_Butcher with the tackle
Min. 29 :(lyn) Didier with a probing through ball L_Amoroso
          ...  C_Kabasele plays the back pass
          ...  H_Gomes can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars hits it towards the far post!
          ...  It is kicked away by H_Bellerin
Min. 30 :(lyn) Didier sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  L_Amoroso runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  L_Amoroso has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 31 :(cfc) L_Holtby finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  L_Holtby rifles it to the far post !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Chalobah hits it into the box!
          ...  G_Buffon jumps well to claim it!
Min. 32 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes possession
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  T_Butcher looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 35 :(lyn) Didier runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Dyorkaeff
          ...  Dyorkaeff with the strike !
          ...  But H_Gomes just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 36 :(lyn) Didier kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Rortugal gets on the end of the pass
          ...  D_Rortugal tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 36 :(cfc) L_Holtby flicks it over L_Amoroso and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  But A_Girrese slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 37 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo races into the box
          ...  He sees M_Phisbaena lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a bicycle kick !
          ...  G_Buffon watches it sail wide!
Min. 38 :(lyn) J_Fleck with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past H_Bellerin
          ...  He knocks it to M_Overmars!
          ...  C_Kabasele pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  G_Reddy has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by G_Reddy!
Min. 39 :(lyn) Dyorkaeff leaves H_Bellerin standing
          ...  Dyorkaeff curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  But H_Gomes palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(lyn) T_Butcher cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Didier
          ...  B_Howedes beats him to the ball
Min. 44 :(lyn) A_Girrese gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds Didier
          ...  Didier pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  H_Gomes with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 45 :(lyn) M_Overmars is first to the ball
          ...  M_Overmars swings in the shot!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 47 :(lyn) M_Overmars hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Dyorkaeff latches onto it!
          ...  Dyorkaeff attempts a chip!
          ...  H_Gomes just watches float over the bar!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Lyon 1-1 Celtic FC

Min. 46 :(lyn) J_Diakiese moves forward
          ...  B_Howedes with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 46 :(cfc) L_Holtby brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Diakiese
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Lucas!
          ...  Lucas with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  G_Buffon just watches float over the bar!
Min. 49 :(lyn) Didier finds himself in acres of space
          ...  But C_Ronaldo with the fine tackle
Min. 50 :(lyn) J_Fleck looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Dyorkaeff
          ...  Dyorkaeff lobs H_Gomes!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  H_Gomes grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 51 :(lyn) P_Jones looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards T_Butcher
          ...  A cheeky lob from T_Butcher !
          ...  But H_Gomes dives to his left
          ...  I think H_Gomes just got a hand on that one
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 52 :(lyn) J_Fleck takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  J_Fleck with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  H_Gomes gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 52 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena beats J_Diakiese
          ...  Dyorkaeff with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 53 :(lyn) T_Butcher takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_Jones
          ...  P_Jones tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a well worked goal!
          ...  That's put Lyon in front!
          ...  Lyon 2-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 54 :(cfc) It seems Celtic FC are making a tactical change to P
Min. 54 :(lyn) J_Diakiese with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves C_Kabasele behind
          ...  L_Holtby wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 58 :(lyn) D_Rortugal nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Driven towards goal by D_Rortugal !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 60 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy replaces an unhappy Dyorkaeff and will play as a FW
Min. 60 :(lyn) T_Alderweirel will replace J_Diakiese and play DF
Min. 60 :(cfc) A_Cejudo takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace N_Chalobah as MF
Min. 60 :(lyn) Didier gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Didier has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 62 :(lyn) T_Butcher takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_A_Vardy
          ...  A glorious effort by J_A_Vardy !
          ...  But H_Gomes pulls out a save of the game
Min. 64 :(lyn) Didier has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past C_Kabasele
          ...  He knocks it to D_Rortugal!
          ...  D_Rortugal must beat H_Gomes!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  H_Gomes is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Alderweirel lofts the ball in!
          ...  H_Gomes easily catches it!
Min. 65 :(lyn) P_Jones looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to M_Overmars
          ...  M_Overmars hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  H_Gomes makes a good save
Min. 66 :(lyn) J_Fleck is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to L_Amoroso
          ...  L_Amoroso with the punt towards goal!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  But it hits off H_Gomes's back!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Lyon 3-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 67 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Holtby
          ...  L_Holtby tries the shot !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 70 :(lyn) A_Karnak is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Overmars is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 70 :(lyn) It looks as though Lyon is now playing D
Min. 70 :(lyn) Didier is changing his role to a DM
Min. 70 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off H_Bellerin back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  Lucas takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 75 :(cfc) S_Vagini replaces B_Howedes to play as a DF
Min. 77 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with the cross-field pass to R_V_Persie
          ...  T_Butcher takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 78 :(lyn) Didier cuts the ball back to A_Karnak
          ...  S_Vagini muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  G_Reddy ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
Min. 79 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  J_A_Vardy has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  H_Gomes with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 80 :(lyn) A_Girrese finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled P_McGowan
          ...  But C_Ronaldo will cut out the threat
Min. 85 :(cfc) A_Cejudo brings it under control
          ...  He takes on A_Girrese
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in L_Holtby!
          ...  J_A_Vardy takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(cfc) R_V_Persie sidesteps T_Alderweirel
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A thundering drive by R_V_Persie !
          ...  But G_Buffon stops that one easily
Min. 94 :(lyn) P_Jones controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  D_Rortugal gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  M_Phisbaena rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Groupama Stadium
Attendance           : 80,000
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Lyon Match Info
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Best player          : T_Butcher (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Girrese (22), P_Jones (53), L_Amoroso (66)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Diakiese (9), A_Girrese (15), Dyorkaeff (52)
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : P_McGowan
Scorers              : P_McGowan (14)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Lyon       |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          24        |       9
Off target           :           9        |       5
On target            :          15        |       4
Possession           :          56        |       44
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          11        |       8
Key Tackles          :           8        |       10
Key Passes           :          19        |       11
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Final Score          : Lyon 3 - 1 Celtic FC
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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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G_Buffon       GK  34   2   3   1  22 |  96   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
P_Jones        DF   2  27  12   6  28 |  96   0   1   2   0   1   1   0   0   0  20  20  35
L_Amoroso      DF   2  27   6   9  11 |  96   0   1   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  20   0  37
T_Butcher      DF   2  27   8   7  23 |  96   0   4   4   1   2   0   0   0   0  80  60  20
J_Diakiese     DF   3  27   8   6  18 |  62   0   0   2   1   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
A_Girrese      DF   1  27   8   8  32 |  96   0   2   1   0   2   1   1   0   0  58  28  54
Didier         DM   3   6  29   8  33 |  96   0   0   6   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  80  31
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |  72   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  21
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  27   7  31 |  96   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  29  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  12
Dyorkaeff      FW   1   7   8  27  23 |  62   0   0   0   0   5   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  30
Coupet         GK  29   3   1   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Alderweirel  DF   1  27   8   9  31 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Karnak       MF   3   4  26  14  31 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Ball         MF   2  12  26   4  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  27  20 |  34   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  20

Player Statistics - Celtic FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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H_Gomes        GK  37   2   3   7  41 |  96  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  33  11   9  23 |  77   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  29   8   6  30 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  28  10  10  23 |  96   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40 -20 -10
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  29  14  31 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  29   8  21 |  96   0   1   4   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  40   2
Lucas          MF   2   5  27  14  19 |  96   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  27   8  21 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
N_Chalobah     MF   2   7  24   4  24 |  62   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  35  16 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  26
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  34  32 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
S_Assenjo      GK  29   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Vagini       DF   1  24  11   6  42 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  30  10  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  27   8  10 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Harry        FW   2   9   8  25  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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