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Elite League Cup Final

Marseille 1 - 3 Barcelona

Elite League Cup Final Match, Marseille vs. Barcelona (Sun Mar 31)


                            Marseille  |  Barcelona
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  4-4-2 A
                         Daniel Perry  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                         R_Higuita GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                       L_Koscielny DF  |  DF M_Adein
                           S_Byram DF  |  DF G_Bale
                        F_Le_Boeuf DF  |  DF G_Wilkinson
                           J_Pedro DF  |  DF J_Myre
                       M_Dickinson DM  |  MF R_Kopa
                        Y_Sankhare MF  |  MF K_Mizuno
                         I_Perisic MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                           P_Viera MF  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                          Z_Zidane FW  |  FW M_Hunt
                      A_Di_Stefano FW  |  FW H_Son
                                       |
                           S_Given SUB |  SUB N_Douchez
                       M_Friedrich SUB |  SUB Ciaran_Clark
                          M_Amoros SUB |  SUB Xavi
                           N_Kante SUB |  SUB Shaqiri
                          C_Ridout SUB |  SUB Amauri

Referee: W_Collum (Scotland)


Min. 2  :(msl) Y_Sankhare takes advantage of a mistake by Adnan_Januzaj
          ...  Y_Sankhare with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  M_Zetterer grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 3  :(msl) I_Perisic takes on 3 men
          ...  K_Mizuno with a terrible tackle
Min. 7  :(msl) A_Di_Stefano jumps over G_Wilkinson's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 8  :(msl) P_Viera headbutts B_Spencer!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  W_Collum had no choice there!!
          ...  Bryngar Myre appluads the decision
Min. 12 :(msl) Z_Zidane with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows J_Myre a clean set of heals
          ...  Z_Zidane looks to see where M_Zetterer is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  In off the post
          ...  Marseille have snatched the lead!
          ...  Marseille 1-0 Barcelona ...
Min. 17 :(brc) H_Son with electric pace
          ...  He eases past J_Pedro
          ...  H_Son drives it low !
          ...  Brilliant save from R_Higuita
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 19 :(msl) M_Dickinson looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  J_Myre with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 20 :(msl) Z_Zidane takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  G_Wilkinson stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 21 :(brc) M_Hunt sidesteps F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  M_Hunt fires the shot in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  The Barcelona fans sing his praises!
          ...  All square, that should make things interesting!
          ...  Marseille 1-1 Barcelona ...
Min. 22 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano runs at G_Wilkinson
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  K_Mizuno had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
Min. 28 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano runs with pace at the defence
          ...  Driven towards goal by A_Di_Stefano !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Dickinson floats the ball in!
          ...  M_Zetterer makes the catch!
Min. 29 :(msl) Y_Sankhare with a glorious 60-yard pass to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  But M_Zetterer palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 30 :(brc) B_Spencer turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to G_Wilkinson
          ...  G_Wilkinson hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  But R_Higuita makes an easy save
Min. 32 :(msl) The ball is passed in from F_Le_Boeuf, he finds A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But M_Zetterer smothers the ball.
Min. 37 :(brc) G_Bale flicks the ball through
          ...  B_Spencer runs onto it!
          ...  B_Spencer with the crafty shot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  R_Higuita moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  R_Higuita tips it wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Spencer lofts the ball in!
          ...  J_Myre gets a shot in
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  R_Higuita pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno hits it into the box!
          ...  L_Koscielny reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 39 :(brc) R_Kopa brings it under control
          ...  He takes on M_Dickinson
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in H_Son!
          ...  H_Son lobs R_Higuita!
          ...  But R_Higuita punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that R_Higuita got a touch
Min. 42 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  M_Hunt gets on the end of it
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by L_Koscielny !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 42 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano times his run well
          ...  B_Spencer with the foul
          ...  W_Collum refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(brc) K_Mizuno crosses to M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 45 :(msl) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Marseille will now be playing E

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Marseille 1-1 Barcelona

Min. 46 :(msl) L_Koscielny finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled G_Bale
          ...  M_Hunt takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  W_Collum tries to calm him down
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  I_Perisic swings it in
          ...  Y_Sankhare takes control of it!
          ...  A powerful header from Y_Sankhare !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But M_Zetterer just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 48 :(brc) G_Bale kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  M_Hunt gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Hunt gets up high for the header !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  R_Higuita never had a chance!
Min. 49 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  A delicate chip from Adnan_Januzaj !
          ...  R_Higuita can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  R_Higuita makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 50 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by M_Hunt
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf chips the ball into the area!
          ...  M_Zetterer jumps well to claim it!
Min. 50 :(brc) R_Kopa with a measured ball to H_Son
          ...  H_Son flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  R_Higuita makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 50 :(msl) I_Perisic is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to Z_Zidane
          ...  H_Son pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  W_Collum has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by W_Collum!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  W_Collum signals that it is indirect
          ...  M_Dickinson floats it forward
          ...  Z_Zidane latches onto the end of it
          ...  Z_Zidane with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  M_Zetterer with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 51 :(msl) Z_Zidane beats G_Wilkinson
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves W_Collum
          ...  Z_Zidane cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 51 :(brc) R_Kopa plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Hunt decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf plays the back pass
          ...  R_Higuita can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Spencer chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It is kicked away by F_Le_Boeuf
Min. 53 :(msl) J_Pedro with an incisive pass to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane with a thundering volley!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Zetterer moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  M_Zetterer catches it with style!
Min. 53 :(brc) J_Myre lobs it over J_Pedro
          ...  J_Myre sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 59 :(brc) K_Mizuno turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Hunt
          ...  R_Higuita with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  Appeals for a penalty!
          ...  Given !!
          ...  Marseille players are furious!
          ...  M_Hunt is the man who takes it
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's given Barcelona the advantage!
          ...  Marseille 1-2 Barcelona...
Min. 60 :(brc) It seems Barcelona are making a tactical change to D
Min. 60 :(msl) Y_Sankhare has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past G_Bale
          ...  He knocks it to A_Di_Stefano!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the goal bound shot!
          ...  M_Zetterer makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 70 :(msl) Marseille altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 70 :(brc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Ciaran_Clark will come on for Adnan_Januzaj and play DF
Min. 70 :(brc) Xavi is being brought on
          ...  H_Son is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 70 :(msl) Y_Sankhare with a measured pass to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  J_Myre takes possession
Min. 76 :(msl) I_Perisic is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  A_Di_Stefano latches onto the ball
          ...  K_Mizuno takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 78 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  G_Bale with the block
Min. 78 :(brc) The ball is passed in from Xavi, he finds M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  It's beaten R_Higuita
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 80 :(msl) J_Pedro with an intelligent ball to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  M_Zetterer gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 81 :(msl) I_Perisic holds the ball up
          ...  He sees A_Di_Stefano in space!
          ...  J_Myre with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 82 :(msl) Y_Sankhare hits a hard pass to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A vicious shot by A_Di_Stefano !
          ...  The shot slips through M_Zetterer's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(msl) Z_Zidane is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  Z_Zidane with a thundering volley!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 91 :(brc) K_Mizuno brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  B_Spencer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Spencer flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Marseille 1-3 Barcelona ...

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Elite Arena
Attendance           : 179,941
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : Z_Zidane
Scorers              : Z_Zidane (12)
Sent Off             : P_Viera (8)
Booked               : R_Higuita (59)
Injured              : N/A
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : M_Hunt (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Hunt (21,59 pen), B_Spencer (91)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Marseille     |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       14
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           7        |       9
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           0        |       2
Fouls                :          12        |       7
Key Tackles          :           2        |       8
Key Passes           :          10        |       12
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Final Score          : Marseille 1 - 3 Barcelona
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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 |  92   6   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  -2   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  32  11   7  36 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
S_Byram        DF   3  32   9   6  32 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  31  11   7  22 |  92   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  31   8   9  33 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Dickinson    DM   2  16  31   7  28 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   9  33  12  36 |  92   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  11
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  32   6  11 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Viera        MF   3  10  30   8  41 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  32  34 |  92   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  48
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  31  31 |  92   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
S_Given        GK  31   2   1   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Friedrich    DF   2  29  12  10  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Amoros       DF   2  28   9   8  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  30   7  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  28   4  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Barcelona
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  39   3   3   3  32 |  92   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
M_Adein        DF  29   3   2   1  31 |  92   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Bale         DF   2  34  12   8  42 |  92   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  32  10   8  31 |  92   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
J_Myre         DF   2  31   9   8  39 |  92   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  80  20  31
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  33   8  23 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   9  33  10  28 |  92   0   1   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  50   0
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  31  13  31 |  92   0   0   2   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  20  45
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  12  29  10  23 |  71   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  30  21
M_Hunt         FW   2   9   8  38  33 |  92   0   1   0   0   4   2   0   0   0  20   0  73
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  30  20 |  71   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  30
N_Douchez      GK  38   2   2   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  31   9   8  24 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Xavi           MF   1   5  30   9  31 |  21   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Shaqiri        MF   2   9  25  18  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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