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Elite League, Week 9

Marseille 1 - 0 Ajax

Elite League Match, Marseille vs. Ajax (Sun Jan 12)


                            Marseille  |  Ajax
                              4-4-2 T  |  4-1-3-2 C
                         Daniel Perry  |  James Maund
                                       |
                     M_Steklenburg GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                           J_Pedro DF  |  DF S_Kolasinac
                       B_Hangeland DF  |  DF Fazio
                            A_Rami DF  |  DF M_Van_D_Hoorn
                        J_Paintsil DF  |  DF C_Dos_Passos
                         I_Perisic MF  |  DM I_Muniain
                       B_Abdoulaye MF  |  MF F_Ljungberg
                           P_Viera MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                           N_Kante MF  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                           Stefano FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                        Sheringham FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                          N_Pogson SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                        G_Burdisso SUB |  SUB M_Keown
                     Jim_Jones_Jnr SUB |  SUB T_Vermaelen
                       J_Balisimmo SUB |  SUB J_Cruijff
                         D_Thaguif SUB |  SUB M_Overmars

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 4  :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Bergkamp
          ...  A cracking drive from D_Bergkamp !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg tips it behind
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 8  :(msl) B_Abdoulaye hoofs it up field to find Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham blasts it at the goal !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 10 :(msl) N_Kante loses S_Kolasinac
          ...  A powerful header from N_Kante !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  That's given Marseille the lead!
          ...  Marseille 1-0 Ajax ...
Min. 12 :(aja) D_Bergkamp sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  N_Kante reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 14 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye plays a first time ball through the defence to Sheringham
          ...  C_Dos_Passos takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 15 :(msl) J_Pedro with an in swinging cross to B_Abdoulaye
          ...  Fazio reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 16 :(aja) D_Bergkamp picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  But A_Rami puts it in row Z!
Min. 21 :(aja) M_Van_D_Hoorn brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Fazio gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Fazio is clean through!
          ...  He tries to take it round M_Steklenburg
          ...  He tries to slide it past M_Steklenburg
          ...  M_Steklenburg pulls off a save !!
Min. 23 :(aja) D_Bergkamp gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside J_Paintsil!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  B_Hangeland with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 29 :(aja) Fazio holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to D_Bergkamp
          ...  But J_Pedro wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 30 :(msl) Sheringham finds his way through
          ...  He bent his run well
          ...  Fazio with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 31 :(aja) P_Vieira with a penetrating pass to F_Ljungberg
          ...  F_Ljungberg breaks clear!
          ...  He tries to take it round M_Steklenburg
          ...  He rounds M_Steklenburg
          ...  He thumps it towards the goal!
          ...  M_Steklenburg somehow manages to get to it !!
Min. 34 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham attempts to nutmeg E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 35 :(aja) S_Kolasinac looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  D_Bergkamp receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  D_Bergkamp drives the ball low !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Steklenburg moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  M_Steklenburg catches it with style!
Min. 37 :(aja) T_Wallcott breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on M_Steklenburg!
          ...  A_Rami brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(msl) Sheringham kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Stefano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye lofts the ball in!
          ...  C_Dos_Passos clears the danger
Min. 46 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky unselfishly heads the ball back to T_Wallcott
          ...  B_Abdoulaye forces him off the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Marseille 1-0 Ajax

Min. 48 :(aja) P_Vieira is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to T_Wallcott
          ...  I_Perisic gets to the ball first
Min. 50 :(aja) M_Keown will replace S_Kolasinac and play DF
Min. 50 :(aja) D_Bergkamp holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to I_Muniain
          ...  I_Muniain hits a great shot !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg never had a chance!
Min. 51 :(msl) J_Pedro takes advantage of a bad back pass from M_Keown
          ...  C_Dos_Passos brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But C_Tango waves play on!!!
Min. 52 :(aja) J_Cruijff is ready to come on to replace F_Ljungberg
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 53 :(aja) M_Overmars will replace Tomas_Rosicky and play MF
Min. 53 :(aja) J_Cruijff unselfishly lays the ball back to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  M_Steklenburg tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Keown plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of M_Steklenburg
Min. 56 :(msl) P_Viera hits a hard pass to Stefano
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by D_Bergkamp
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 57 :(msl) J_Paintsil holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to N_Kante
          ...  N_Kante hits a great shot !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gathers it comfortably
Min. 57 :(aja) J_Cruijff looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  D_Bergkamp receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  A cheeky lob from D_Bergkamp !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 57 :(msl) P_Viera takes advantage of a mistake by J_Cruijff
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  I_Muniain knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  C_Tango blows up for a foul
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  Sheringham bends it in
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar guesses right
Min. 59 :(aja) P_Vieira with a one-touch layoff to M_Overmars
          ...  M_Overmars blasts it at the goal !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 60 :(msl) J_Paintsil picks up the pass
          ...  J_Paintsil has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 60 :(aja) M_Overmars finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Sheringham takes possession
Min. 63 :(aja) M_Overmars slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  M_Overmars with a thundering drive!
          ...  M_Steklenburg takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 65 :(msl) Stefano takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  T_Wallcott belts it clear
Min. 65 :(aja) D_Bergkamp is first to the ball
          ...  Stefano reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 67 :(msl) I_Perisic picks out A_Rami with the cross
          ...  I_Muniain with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 71 :(aja) P_Vieira with the through ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  B_Abdoulaye rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's C_Tango going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 74 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye with the heel pass to A_Rami
          ...  M_Keown slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Viera hits it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to I_Perisic
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Kante swings it in!
          ...  Fazio reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 75 :(aja) M_Overmars holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to T_Wallcott
          ...  B_Hangeland with an awful challenge
          ...  He received a good talking to from C_Tango
Min. 75 :(aja) M_Overmars plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  T_Wallcott keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  T_Wallcott hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 76 :(msl) P_Viera sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  J_Pedro runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  C_Tango tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 78 :(aja) The ball is passed in from M_Overmars, he finds D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg tips it behind
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 80 :(aja) P_Vieira finds his way through
          ...  P_Vieira with a thundering drive!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg punches it away
Min. 81 :(msl) N_Kante sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  But C_Dos_Passos puts it in row Z!
Min. 81 :(aja) I_Muniain has space to run with the ball
          ...  I_Muniain fires the shot in!
          ...  M_Steklenburg saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 83 :(aja) I_Muniain lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  D_Bergkamp latches on to it
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by D_Bergkamp !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 84 :(msl) Sheringham takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past the defender
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  But I_Muniain slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 84 :(aja) M_Overmars skips the challenge from B_Hangeland
          ...  M_Overmars lobs M_Steklenburg!
          ...  M_Steklenburg can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(aja) J_Cruijff with a first time pass
          ...  T_Wallcott runs onto it!
          ...  T_Wallcott with the strike !
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 89 :(msl) N_Kante pass splits open the defence and finds Sheringham
          ...  I_Muniain is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Orange Veladrome
Attendance           : 150,000
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : M_Steklenburg
Scorers              : N_Kante (10)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Hangeland (23), A_Rami (37)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : D_Bergkamp (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Fazio (30), I_Muniain (57)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Marseille    |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       16
Off target           :           3        |       7
On target            :           4        |       9
Possession           :          18        |       82
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       10
Key Tackles          :           8        |       9
Key Passes           :          10        |       17
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Final Score          : Marseille 1 - 0 Ajax
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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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M_Steklenburg  GK  39   3   1   1  32 |  92  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  33   8   9  33 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
B_Hangeland    DF   2  31  11   8  32 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
A_Rami         DF   3  30   5   7  20 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  18  18
J_Paintsil     DF   1  29  13   9  31 |  92   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
I_Perisic      MF   1  10  34   6  11 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  16  33   8  39 |  92   0   2   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  40   0
P_Viera        MF   3  10  31   8  41 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  31   7  13 |  92   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  45
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  32  39 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sheringham     FW   2   6   8  31  21 |  92   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  40  30  41
N_Pogson       GK  29   1   3   1  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  27   5   9  39 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Jim_Jones_Jnr  DF   1   9   7  26  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Balisimmo    MF   2   6  25  14  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Thaguif      FW   1   5   7  26  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  92   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  31  11  10  11 |  51   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  92   0   2   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  38   8   8
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  29   8   8  33 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  28  11   5  22 |  92   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
I_Muniain      DM   1  11  29   8  24 |  92   0   1   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  18   8   9
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  30  11  12 |  53   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  92   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  29   7  32 |  54   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  92   0   1   1   0   6   0   0   0   0  20  10  42
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |  92   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -18
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  29  12   7  21 |  41   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  28   9   6  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cruijff      MF   1   7  28  11  11 |  39   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |  38   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  12
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