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Marseille 1 - 0 Arsenal

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Marseille vs. Arsenal (Wed Jan 23)


                            Marseille  |  Arsenal
                              3-5-2 A  |  5-3-2 L
                             Lee Shaw  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                         R_Higuita GK  |  GK D_James
                          L_Shawry DF  |  DF G_Collins
                        F_Le_Boeuf DF  |  DF R_Holding
                          M_Amoros DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                        Y_Sankhare MF  |  DF P_Evra
                       M_Dickinson MF  |  DF D_Burn
                           P_Viera MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                           N_Kante MF  |  MF D_Rocastle
                          C_Ridout MF  |  MF S_Matthews
                          Z_Zidane FW  |  FW P_Crouch
                         A_Carroll FW  |  FW D_Murphy
                                       |
                           S_Given SUB |  SUB Pepe_Reina
                           J_Pedro SUB |  SUB C_Blewitt
                         I_Perisic SUB |  SUB Bebeto
                       J_Livermore SUB |  SUB R_Savage
                            M_Truk SUB |  SUB Ricardo

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 3  :(msl) Z_Zidane picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  Z_Zidane with the punt towards goal!
          ...  D_James guesses right
Min. 6  :(msl) Y_Sankhare gains control of the loose ball
          ...  Y_Sankhare rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  D_James with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 7  :(arn) P_Crouch moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Burn
          ...  D_Burn heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  R_Higuita won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 12 :(arn) T_Cruise looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  R_Higuita can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  R_Higuita has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 14 :(arn) D_Murphy lobs it over the defender
          ...  L_Shawry makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Crouch lofts the ball in!
          ...  R_Higuita jumps well to claim it!
Min. 18 :(msl) P_Viera backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Z_Zidane gets on the end of it
          ...  P_Evra wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 18 :(arn) P_Evra knocks the ball past the lunge of N_Kante
          ...  M_Dickinson rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from A_Barken
Min. 18 :(arn) T_Cruise with a slick pass to S_Ramos
          ...  S_Ramos must beat R_Higuita!
          ...  R_Higuita goes down well to save
Min. 21 :(msl) Y_Sankhare runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane attempts a low drive!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It flew past D_James
          ...  But it's been ruled out!
          ...  He was fouling the defender
Min. 24 :(msl) Y_Sankhare flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Y_Sankhare throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 24 :(arn) P_Crouch knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 25 :(msl) C_Ridout knocks it forward
          ...  P_Evra slips
          ...  L_Shawry gets to it!
          ...  R_Holding takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 25 :(arn) P_Evra pass splits open the defence and finds P_Crouch
          ...  M_Amoros plays it back
          ...  R_Higuita slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise crosses it in!
          ...  R_Higuita easily claims the ball!
Min. 26 :(msl) Y_Sankhare could get a shot on goal here
          ...  D_Murphy with a nasty foul
Min. 30 :(arn) S_Matthews has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Amoros!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  M_Amoros reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 37 :(msl) N_Kante back heels to find C_Ridout in space
          ...  S_Ramos gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 38 :(arn) S_Ramos flicks it over L_Shawry's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  L_Shawry reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 39 :(msl) M_Dickinson retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Y_Sankhare latches onto the end of it
          ...  A cheeky lob from Y_Sankhare !
          ...  What agility from D_James
Min. 40 :(msl) M_Dickinson looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Y_Sankhare
          ...  Y_Sankhare heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  Lets see if Marseille can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Marseille 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 40 :(msl) Marseille will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 40 :(arn) Arsenal altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 40 :(arn) R_Holding picks out G_Collins with the cross
          ...  But Y_Sankhare slides in two footed.
          ...  A_Barken has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 40 :(msl) Z_Zidane takes on 3 men
          ...  S_Matthews pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  A_Barken refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 41 :(arn) T_Cruise controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  S_Matthews gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  M_Amoros with the tackle
Min. 41 :(msl) M_Dickinson breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  S_Ramos brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  A_Barken reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(msl) A_Carroll beats D_Burn
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  D_Burn recovers to win the ball back
Min. 46 :(msl) Z_Zidane times his run well
          ...  Z_Zidane tries to beat D_James from outside the area!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Y_Sankhare chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It is kicked away by R_Holding

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

Min. 50 :(arn) S_Matthews gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds D_Murphy
          ...  Z_Zidane fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  A_Barken calls him for a talk
Min. 51 :(arn) T_Cruise has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  P_Crouch collects the loose ball!
          ...  A cracking drive from P_Crouch !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 52 :(arn) T_Cruise finds P_Crouch with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  But L_Shawry wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 54 :(arn) P_Crouch with the nod to D_Murphy
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by M_Amoros
Min. 55 :(arn) Bebeto is coming on and D_Burn is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 59 :(msl) A_Carroll nutmegs P_Crouch, he continues to run forward
          ...  A cracking drive from A_Carroll !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 69 :(arn) G_Collins sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  C_Ridout with an ugly foul
Min. 71 :(arn) T_Cruise lays the ball back to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 72 :(msl) N_Kante runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Carroll
          ...  D_Murphy slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 75 :(msl) J_Pedro takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 75 :(arn) Ricardo is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_Rocastle is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(msl) I_Perisic is coming on for M_Dickinson and will play MF
Min. 78 :(msl) N_Kante controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  P_Viera gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  A left-footer by P_Viera !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 79 :(msl) Z_Zidane gains control of the loose ball
          ...  Ricardo with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 80 :(msl) P_Viera looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  D_James manages to turn it behind
Min. 81 :(msl) J_Pedro kicks T_Cruise off the ball
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
Min. 82 :(msl) M_Truk replaces an unhappy Z_Zidane and will play as a FW
Min. 82 :(arn) P_Evra retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  P_Crouch latches onto the end of it
          ...  P_Crouch bears down on goal!
          ...  R_Higuita makes a difficult save
Min. 86 :(msl) I_Perisic with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to M_Truk
          ...  M_Truk chases it through, he must score !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 87 :(arn) P_Crouch plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Murphy decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  D_Murphy with the cheeky shot!
          ...  Saved by R_Higuita
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(msl) N_Kante looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Truk
          ...  M_Truk drives the ball low !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 94 :(msl) L_Shawry takes advantage of a mistake by G_Collins
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  P_Evra is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!

*************  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          : Y_Sankhare (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Y_Sankhare (40)
Sent Off             : J_Pedro (81)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : T_Cruise
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Ramos (41), Ricardo (79), P_Evra (94)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Marseille     |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       7
Off target           :           5        |       4
On target            :           7        |       3
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           7        |       9
Key Tackles          :           9        |       5
Key Passes           :          11        |       14
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Final Score          : Marseille 1 - 0 Arsenal
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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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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  34   9   8  15 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  30  10   7  22 |  76   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Amoros       DF   2  28   9   8  42 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   9  32  12  36 |  95   0   1   1   0   4   1   0   0   0  40  30  76
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  30   7  28 |  79   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
P_Viera        MF   3  10  30   8  41 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40  21
N_Kante        MF   3   7  30   7  13 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  28   4  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  32  34 |  83   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  28  38 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
S_Given        GK  31   2   1   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  31   8   8  33 |   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  32   6  11 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Livermore    MF   1  11  23   8  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Truk         FW   1   7   8  23  22 |  12   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2

Player Statistics - Arsenal
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_James        GK  34   2   2   3  26 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  29   9   7  19 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  29   8   6  22 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  28   7   7  40 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   8
P_Evra         DF   3  27  11  10  21 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |  56   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -19
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  28   9  39 |  95   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  28  10  21 |  76   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  28   7  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  27  21 |  95   0   0   3   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  30  13
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  27  37 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
Pepe_Reina     GK  27   2   1   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  27   7   6  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Bebeto         MF   1   9  27   7  30 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Savage       MF   2   7  27   6  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  25  21 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
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