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Division 1, Week 17

Manchester City 1 - 0 Werder Bremen

Division One League Match, Manchester City vs. Werder Bremen (Sun Feb 04)


                      Manchester City  |  Werder Bremen
                              4-4-2 N  |  4-4-2 P
                           Care Taker  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                         S_Scuffet GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF Douglas
                      M_A_Nastasic DF  |  DF J_Neeskens
                            W_Reid DF  |  DF C_Mongongu
                            M_Rojo DF  |  DF P_Miranda
                           L_Diame MF  |  MF J_Ledley
                             Jinky MF  |  MF Lucas
                          M_Scholl MF  |  MF C_Dopolpoppod
                           Eduardo MF  |  MF J_Garcia
                           G_Botti FW  |  FW M_Kruse
                        A_Langlitz FW  |  FW E_Bergkamp
                                       |
                             P_Out SUB |  SUB R_Wolf
                        P_Zabaleta SUB |  SUB M_Hornschuh
                          J_Cooper SUB |  SUB C_Gemmell
                         P_Maldini SUB |  SUB N_Sanudo
                           M_Skiba SUB |  SUB D_Berbatov

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 1  :(mnc) L_Diame with an in swinging cross to G_Botti
          ...  J_Ledley fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  Surely a Penalty!
          ...  Given !!
          ...  G_Botti is the man who takes it
          ...  He sends M_Zetterer the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's given Manchester City the lead!
          ...  Manchester City 1-0 Werder Bremen...
Min. 2  :(mnc) M_Scholl with a measured ball to M_A_Nastasic
          ...  P_Miranda fouls badly
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  O_Hategan ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Harry Kleinjan looks relieved
Min. 5  :(wbn) C_Dopolpoppod brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  J_Ledley makes himself available
          ...  K_Rekik reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Lucas curls it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of S_Scuffet
Min. 8  :(mnc) L_Diame passes the ball to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But O_Hategan waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat M_Zetterer
          ...  He nutmegs M_Zetterer
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  M_Zetterer recovers to save it !!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Jinky!
          ...  M_Zetterer reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 9  :(mnc) L_Diame runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to G_Botti
          ...  C_Mongongu plays the back pass
          ...  M_Zetterer can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jinky swings it in!
          ...  L_Diame gets on the end of it
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 10 :(mnc) Jinky with the first time pass to A_Langlitz
          ...  C_Mongongu with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 10 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  W_Reid rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 11 :(wbn) J_Ledley finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  K_Rekik with a pull on the shirt
Min. 12 :(mnc) A_Langlitz knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  C_Mongongu with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 14 :(wbn) Douglas looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Kruse
          ...  A_Langlitz wins the ball
Min. 16 :(mnc) Eduardo with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Eduardo with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  M_Zetterer makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 18 :(wbn) J_Garcia looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards M_Kruse
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by Jinky
Min. 21 :(wbn) J_Neeskens plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Kruse decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Eduardo pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 24 :(mnc) L_Diame sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to G_Botti
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Douglas
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo drives it into the box!
          ...  M_Zetterer makes the catch!
Min. 24 :(wbn) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  M_Kruse is through!
          ...  M_Scholl rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  O_Hategan wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 25 :(wbn) Werder Bremen switch to playing E
Min. 26 :(mnc) G_Botti knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  G_Botti sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  But M_Zetterer tips it behind
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 31 :(mnc) L_Diame takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  C_Mongongu with the foul
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
Min. 31 :(wbn) M_Hornschuh replaces C_Dopolpoppod to play as a DF
Min. 34 :(wbn) J_Garcia jumps over M_A_Nastasic's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  W_Reid dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 36 :(mnc) A_Langlitz with electric pace
          ...  He eases past Douglas
          ...  A_Langlitz tries to chip the ball over M_Zetterer!
          ...  M_Zetterer takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 36 :(mnc) G_Botti whips the ball across to Eduardo
          ...  J_Neeskens with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  O_Hategan ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Harry Kleinjan looks relieved
Min. 38 :(wbn) J_Garcia kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  M_Kruse gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  M_Kruse swings in the shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet gets up well to catch that one
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(mnc) M_A_Nastasic leaves Douglas standing
          ...  M_A_Nastasic cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But M_Zetterer punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that M_Zetterer got a touch
Min. 45 :(wbn) Werder Bremen altered their play to a N strategy
Min. 46 :(mnc) Eduardo cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Scholl
          ...  Driven towards goal by M_Scholl !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Manchester City 1-0 Werder Bremen

Min. 46 :(wbn) J_Garcia sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to J_Ledley
          ...  L_Diame goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 53 :(wbn) J_Ledley flicks it over M_Rojo's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  J_Ledley tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But S_Scuffet hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 55 :(wbn) D_Berbatov is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_Miranda is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 59 :(wbn) D_Berbatov breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on S_Scuffet!
          ...  Eduardo brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 60 :(wbn) Werder Bremen made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 62 :(wbn) The ball is passed in from M_Kruse, he finds D_Berbatov
          ...  M_Rojo reads the play well
Min. 64 :(mnc) A_Langlitz times his run well
          ...  J_Neeskens slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 65 :(mnc) W_Reid barges the defender off the ball
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Neeskens
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 66 :(mnc) M_Scholl beats D_Berbatov
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  M_Scholl aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  M_Zetterer fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 67 :(wbn) M_Hornschuh spots M_Kruse who is in acres of space
          ...  M_Kruse with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But S_Scuffet with the difficult save
Min. 69 :(wbn) M_Kruse jumps over M_A_Nastasic's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Good sliding challenge from W_Reid
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Neeskens lofts the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet catches it!
Min. 70 :(mnc) K_Rekik plays the early ball across the box to find A_Langlitz in space
          ...  J_Neeskens tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  O_Hategan has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by O_Hategan!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  O_Hategan tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 73 :(wbn) M_Kruse latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  W_Reid with the tackle
          ...  O_Hategan will want to speak to him
Min. 74 :(wbn) C_Gemmell comes on for Lucas and takes up a MF role
Min. 74 :(wbn) M_Kruse sidesteps M_Rojo
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  K_Rekik gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 77 :(mnc) G_Botti sidesteps M_Kruse
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  G_Botti with a powerful downward header!
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 78 :(mnc) P_Zabaleta is being brought on
          ...  M_A_Nastasic is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 78 :(mnc) J_Cooper is coming on and L_Diame is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 78 :(mnc) P_Maldini is coming on for M_Scholl and will play MF
Min. 78 :(mnc) J_Cooper is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to G_Botti
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  M_Hornschuh hits it out for a throw
Min. 83 :(mnc) P_Maldini flicks it over the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  M_Kruse with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He received a good talking to from O_Hategan
Min. 84 :(wbn) Curled in dangerously from M_Hornschuh to J_Garcia
          ...  K_Rekik hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Garcia chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  S_Scuffet reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 87 :(mnc) P_Maldini with a penetrating pass to Eduardo
          ...  Douglas with the block
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp nutmegs W_Reid, he continues to run forward
          ...  K_Rekik gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 89 :(mnc) Jinky has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past J_Neeskens
          ...  He knocks it to G_Botti!
          ...  G_Botti with a bicycle kick !
          ...  M_Zetterer is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 90 :(mnc) G_Botti jumps over M_Hornschuh's challenge
          ...  G_Botti with the shot !
          ...  But M_Zetterer parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 90 :(wbn) C_Gemmell runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  J_Cooper intercepts the pass
Min. 91 :(wbn) D_Berbatov runs at J_Cooper
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  But W_Reid with the fine tackle
Min. 92 :(mnc) J_Cooper finds the space intelligently
          ...  J_Cooper sees M_Zetterer off his line !
          ...  But M_Zetterer makes a fine save

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 106,035
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : G_Botti (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Botti (1 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Eduardo (59)
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : M_Zetterer
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : C_Mongongu (31)
Booked               : J_Neeskens (70)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                         Manchester City  | Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       3
Off target           :           4        |       0
On target            :           9        |       3
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       13
Key Tackles          :          13        |       7
Key Passes           :          11        |       9
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Final Score          : Manchester City 1 - 0 Werder Bremen
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Player Statistics - Manchester City
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Scuffet      GK  39   5   1   4  41 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  26   7   2  12 |  97   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  81   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
M_Rojo         DF   1  24   6   8  20 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  29   5  32 |  81   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   1
Jinky          MF   3   8  29   8  41 |  97   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
M_Scholl       MF   2  10  28  10  22 |  81   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
Eduardo        MF   2   7  27   8  21 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  38  28  23
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  28  32 |  97   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  47
A_Langlitz     FW   3   7  11  27  32 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Zabaleta     DF   2  25   4   1  27 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
J_Cooper       MF   3  10  23   8  22 |  16   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
P_Maldini      MF   3   6  23   8  42 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
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_Zetterer     GK  37   3   3   3  32 |  97  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
Douglas        DF   2  28  10   8  18 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Neeskens     DF   1  28   9   7  29 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  38   8  -2
C_Mongongu     DF   2  28   9   6  36 |  31   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  30 -10 -10
P_Miranda      DF   2  25  10   7  36 |  58   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Ledley       MF   1   6  26  16  30 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -15
Lucas          MF   2   5  26  14  19 |  77   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
C_Dopolpoppod  MF   3   9  24  11  32 |  31   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Garcia       MF   2  10  24   9  28 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  11  28  30 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   5  26  34 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Wolf         GK  27   2   2   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Hornschuh    DF   1  24   4   5  42 |  66   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
C_Gemmell      MF   3   9  27  12  28 |  20   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Sanudo       MF   1   6  23  16  45 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Berbatov     FW   2   8   7  26  37 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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