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Elite League Cup Match 2

Marseille 3 - 4 Arsenal

Elite League Cup Group Match, Marseille vs. Arsenal (Thu May 17)


                            Marseille  |  Arsenal
                              4-3-3 C  |  5-4-1 D
                             Lee Shaw  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                         R_Higuita GK  |  GK D_James
                          L_Shawry DF  |  DF G_Collins
                           J_Pedro DF  |  DF R_Holding
                           S_Byram DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                          M_Amoros DF  |  DF P_Evra
                       M_Dickinson MF  |  DF C_Blewitt
                           P_Viera MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                          C_Ridout MF  |  MF D_Rocastle
                      A_Di_Stefano FW  |  MF S_Matthews
                         A_Carroll FW  |  MF R_Savage
                     Z_Ibrahimovic FW  |  FW D_Murphy
                                       |
                          H_Lloris SUB |  SUB V_Mannone
                        F_Le_Boeuf SUB |  SUB D_Burn
                           N_Kante SUB |  SUB N_Ben_Khalifa
                           A_Silva SUB |  SUB I_Falque
                          Z_Zidane SUB |  SUB Taliyah

Referee: J_Underhill (Scotland)


Min. 1  :(msl) P_Viera with the cross-field pass to Z_Ibrahimovic
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by P_Evra
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Viera chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  It is cleared by R_Holding
Min. 1  :(arn) T_Cruise controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  D_Murphy gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Blocked by M_Dickinson
Min. 3  :(arn) S_Ramos flicks it past M_Amoros
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  J_Pedro with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 4  :(arn) S_Matthews with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  C_Blewitt gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But M_Amoros slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 7  :(msl) P_Viera bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to A_Carroll
          ...  A_Carroll blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Marseille in front!
          ...  Marseille 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 8  :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa comes on for P_Evra and takes up a MF role
Min. 10 :(msl) M_Dickinson runs at D_Murphy
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  But C_Blewitt will cut out the threat
Min. 12 :(msl) P_Viera is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic latches onto the ball
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic with the side footed shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_James shouts at his defenders
          ...  Marseille 2-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 13 :(arn) It looks as though Arsenal is now playing A
Min. 14 :(msl) J_Pedro has it now
          ...  He takes on G_Collins
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Z_Ibrahimovic!
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  D_James guesses right
Min. 16 :(msl) C_Ridout 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!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  D_James with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 18 :(msl) P_Viera drives it forward to S_Byram
          ...  S_Byram tries to chip the ball over D_James!
          ...  D_James dives towards his top let hand corner
          ...  He's pushed that one just around the goal
          ...  Super Stop !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Pedro chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_James reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 19 :(msl) A_Carroll takes on R_Holding
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  A_Carroll fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  D_James makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 20 :(msl) P_Viera gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside N_Ben_Khalifa!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  G_Collins wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 20 :(arn) R_Holding looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to S_Matthews
          ...  M_Dickinson with the murderous challenge.
          ...  Foul
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 20 :(msl) L_Shawry finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  D_Rocastle with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 21 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano takes advantage of a mistake by G_Collins
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  A_Di_Stefano chases it through, he must score !
          ...  D_James with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 21 :(arn) R_Savage plays a long ball to D_Rocastle
          ...  D_Rocastle smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  R_Higuita narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 27 :(msl) L_Shawry beats his marker
          ...  L_Shawry controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  D_James makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 28 :(arn) S_Matthews 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_Murphy receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  But S_Byram slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 29 :(msl) M_Dickinson controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  G_Collins with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo looks relieved
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  P_Viera with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  D_James tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Viera chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  D_James blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 35 :(arn) There's going to be a change
          ...  Taliyah will come on for S_Matthews and play FW
Min. 37 :(msl) P_Viera with the through ball to Z_Ibrahimovic
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 37 :(arn) S_Ramos with a glorious 60-yard pass to Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  It flies in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  Marseille 2-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 38 :(msl) C_Ridout pulls it back to Z_Ibrahimovic
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic hits the ball first time!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 39 :(msl) R_Higuita comes up lame after the wicked challenge.
          ...  He's unable to continue
Min. 39 :(msl) H_Lloris replaces an unhappy R_Higuita and will play as a GK
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(msl) A_Carroll runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  D_Murphy slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ridout floats the ball in!
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  D_James saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 45 :(arn) S_Ramos puts in D_Murphy
          ...  M_Amoros rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's J_Underhill going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 46 :(arn) Taliyah with a well-controlled run
          ...  J_Pedro with an over the top challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 48 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Murphy gets on the end of the pass
          ...  D_Murphy with a blistering shot !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  H_Lloris is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa curls it into the box!
          ...  It comes to G_Collins
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  H_Lloris watches it sail safely wide!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Marseille 2-1 Arsenal

Min. 46 :(arn) D_Murphy plays a great one-two
          ...  He continues to run forward now
          ...  S_Byram beats him to the ball
Min. 48 :(arn) Taliyah turns past M_Dickinson
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Taliyah with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  H_Lloris makes a fine save
Min. 49 :(arn) R_Holding looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 49 :(arn) There's going to be a change
          ...  D_Burn will come on for R_Holding and play DF
Min. 50 :(arn) C_Blewitt is forced to retreat
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Marseille 3-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 52 :(msl) S_Byram with an inch perfect pass to M_Amoros
          ...  M_Amoros hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that D_James got a touch
Min. 55 :(arn) T_Cruise beats C_Ridout
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  T_Cruise leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  H_Lloris moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  H_Lloris looks dejected!
          ...  Marseille 3-2 Arsenal ...
Min. 61 :(arn) Curled in dangerously from D_Rocastle to G_Collins
          ...  G_Collins with the overhead !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 65 :(arn) D_Rocastle gets to the by line and finds D_Murphy with a beautiful cross
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from D_Murphy !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Marseille 3-3 Arsenal ...
Min. 69 :(arn) Taliyah sprints forward with the ball
          ...  Taliyah tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  H_Lloris fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 71 :(arn) D_Rocastle spots C_Blewitt who is in acres of space
          ...  A cracking drive from C_Blewitt !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great finish
          ...  That's put Arsenal in front!
          ...  Marseille 3-4 Arsenal ...
Min. 72 :(msl) Marseille restructured their strategy to A
Min. 74 :(arn) Taliyah skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  H_Lloris never had a chance!
Min. 75 :(msl) A_Carroll with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves the defender behind
          ...  T_Cruise is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
Min. 76 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  Taliyah is clean through!
          ...  S_Byram slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 77 :(arn) T_Cruise brings it under control
          ...  He takes on L_Shawry
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in N_Ben_Khalifa!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by S_Byram
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa crosses it in!
          ...  The ball comes to Taliyah
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 78 :(arn) D_Rocastle with a glorious 60-yard pass to T_Cruise
          ...  Blocked by L_Shawry
Min. 79 :(arn) R_Savage holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to G_Collins
          ...  G_Collins lobs H_Lloris!
          ...  But H_Lloris just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 80 :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf is ready to come on to replace J_Pedro
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 81 :(arn) T_Cruise with the towering header to D_Murphy
          ...  M_Dickinson takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 81 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  S_Ramos with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 82 :(msl) A_Silva is going to be brought on
          ...  C_Ridout is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 85 :(msl) P_Viera wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 86 :(arn) D_Rocastle leaves F_Le_Boeuf standing
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa hits it towards the far post!
          ...  D_Rocastle with the header
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 87 :(msl) L_Shawry holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  D_James with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(msl) M_Dickinson backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic latches onto the end of it
          ...  An audacious effort from Z_Ibrahimovic !
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 91 :(msl) A_Silva leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano has a go!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stade Veladrome
Attendance           : 150,000
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : P_Viera (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Carroll (7), Z_Ibrahimovic (12), C_Blewitt (50 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Dickinson (20), J_Pedro (46)
Injured              : R_Higuita (39)
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_Rocastle
Scorers              : Taliyah (37), T_Cruise (55), D_Murphy (65), C_Blewitt (71)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Ramos (81)
Injured              : R_Holding (49)
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Match Statistics
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                            Marseille     |     Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       14
Off target           :           5        |       6
On target            :          13        |       8
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       8
Key Tackles          :          11        |       4
Key Passes           :          14        |       17
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Final Score          : Marseille 3 - 4 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 |  39   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  33   9   8  15 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
J_Pedro        DF   2  30   7   8  33 |  84   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
S_Byram        DF   3  30   8   6  32 |  97   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10  10
M_Amoros       DF   2  27   9   7  42 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
M_Dickinson    MF   2  15  29   7  28 |  97   0   2   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  18  -2
P_Viera        MF   3  10  29   8  41 |  97   0   0   6   2   1   0   0   0   0   0 100  10
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  28   4  32 |  86   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  29  31 |  97   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  32
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  27  38 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  25
Z_Ibrahimovic  FW   1   4   4  26  35 |  97   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0   0   0  68
H_Lloris       GK  26   2   3   1  27 |  58   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -35   0   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  29  10   7  22 |  13   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  30   7  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Silva        MF   1   6  25   7  20 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  31  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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  32   2   2   3  26 |  97  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  28   9   7  19 |  97   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  40  20  32
R_Holding      DF   1  28   8   6  22 |  53   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  27   7   7  40 |  97   0   0   2   1   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
P_Evra         DF   3  26  11  10  21 |   8   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  26   7   6  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0 -20  35
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  27   9  39 |  97   0   0   3   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  30  35
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  27  10  21 |  97   0   0   4   2   2   0   0   0   0   0  80  11
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  27   7  32 |  35   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
R_Savage       MF   2   8  27   6  15 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  27  37 |  97   0   1   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  20   0  37
V_Mannone      GK  27   5   3   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  25   9  11  21 |  44   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  28  12  25 |  89   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
I_Falque       MF   3  15  27   9  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Taliyah        FW   2   6   7  28  44 |  62   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  56
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