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Elite FA Cup, Group D Game 2

Marseille 3 - 1 FC Porto

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 2, Marseille vs. FC Porto (Thu Jan 02)


                            Marseille  |  FC Porto
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-3-3 A
                         Daniel Perry  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                     M_Steklenburg GK  |  GK Dino_Zoff
                           K_Uddin DF  |  DF C_Obasi
                           J_Pedro DF  |  DF L_Jones
                       B_Hangeland DF  |  DF T_Haas
                            A_Rami DF  |  DF J_Nasazzi
                         I_Perisic MF  |  MF F_Alvares
                       B_Abdoulaye MF  |  MF J_Livermore
                           P_Viera MF  |  MF L_Martinez
                           Eduardo MF  |  FW G_Mixon
                           Stefano FW  |  FW R_Chamgerlain
                        Sheringham FW  |  FW M_Esposito
                                       |
                         S_Mielitz SUB |  SUB B_Trautmann
                        J_Paintsil SUB |  SUB Maxi
                           N_Kante SUB |  SUB D_Pereira
                       J_Balisimmo SUB |  SUB M_Scholl
                     Jim_Jones_Jnr SUB |  SUB A_Langlitz

Referee: W_Collum (Scotland)


Min. 1  :(msl) I_Perisic is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  A_Rami latches onto the ball
          ...  But L_Jones slides in
Min. 1  :(fcp) M_Esposito finds a hole in the defence
          ...  A_Rami with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Daniel Perry looks relieved
          ...  Roberto Ciccotelli is far from happy with that decision
Min. 3  :(msl) Sheringham runs at the defence
          ...  Fine tackle by C_Obasi
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 3  :(fcp) G_Mixon has it now
          ...  He takes on I_Perisic
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in M_Esposito!
          ...  M_Esposito attempts to drive it home!
          ...  M_Steklenburg won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!!
          ...  That's given FC Porto the advantage!
          ...  Marseille 0-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 6  :(msl) I_Perisic with a 50-yard pass to Stefano
          ...  Stefano with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 7  :(msl) B_Abdoulaye has it now
          ...  He takes on T_Haas
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Sheringham!
          ...  Sheringham is clean through!
          ...  He rounds Dino_Zoff
          ...  He rounds Dino_Zoff
          ...  He taps it towards the goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Marseille 1-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 10 :(msl) Sheringham takes advantage of a mistake by L_Jones
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  T_Haas goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 11 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye knocks it past L_Jones and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  B_Abdoulaye gets his head to the ball !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It comes to Stefano
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  Dino_Zoff makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 12 :(msl) Sheringham runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs C_Obasi
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Sheringham uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 14 :(msl) B_Hangeland with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Sheringham gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Sheringham gets up high for the header !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
Min. 18 :(msl) A_Rami takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  A_Rami belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 18 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain with the dribble
          ...  A_Rami is easily beaten
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  K_Uddin takes possession
Min. 21 :(msl) Stefano turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  J_Nasazzi takes possession
Min. 21 :(fcp) J_Livermore miskicks!
          ...  He finds M_Esposito though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  B_Hangeland with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 23 :(msl) I_Perisic holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Stefano
          ...  Stefano keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  Marseille go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Marseille 2-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 27 :(msl) A_Rami takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  A_Rami tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 27 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to B_Hangeland
          ...  L_Jones with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye with the thundering drive
          ...  Dino_Zoff manages to turn it behind
Min. 29 :(msl) Eduardo works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Pedro
          ...  J_Pedro with the drive!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
Min. 31 :(fcp) G_Mixon sprints past the defender
          ...  B_Hangeland forces him off the ball
Min. 32 :(msl) B_Hangeland takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  T_Haas reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 33 :(msl) P_Viera sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  A_Rami runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  C_Obasi takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 35 :(fcp) T_Haas with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Livermore
          ...  J_Livermore tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  M_Steklenburg dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had M_Steklenburg beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by J_Livermore!
          ...  J_Pedro gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 38 :(fcp) L_Martinez kicks I_Perisic off the ball
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  W_Collum calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 40 :(msl) K_Uddin knocks the ball past C_Obasi
          ...  K_Uddin leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 41 :(msl) P_Viera lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  Sheringham latches on to it
          ...  L_Martinez rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  W_Collum gave him a strong warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  I_Perisic floats it forward
          ...  Sheringham latches onto the end of it
          ...  Sheringham with the crafty shot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Dino_Zoff moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  Dino_Zoff catches it with style!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(fcp) G_Mixon plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  G_Mixon fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 44 :(msl) I_Perisic with an incisive pass to Stefano
          ...  Fine tackle by C_Obasi
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 46 :(msl) Eduardo beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  T_Haas robs him of the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Marseille 2-1 FC Porto

Min. 48 :(fcp) L_Martinez takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  L_Martinez has a dig at goal!
          ...  Brilliant save from M_Steklenburg
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 50 :(msl) Eduardo is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham drives the shot in!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 51 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye knocks it past L_Jones and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  B_Abdoulaye hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But Dino_Zoff smothers the ball.
Min. 53 :(msl) I_Perisic has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Sheringham gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  J_Nasazzi plays it back
          ...  Dino_Zoff slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye hits it towards the far post!
          ...  P_Viera gets something on it!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 53 :(fcp) L_Martinez sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  R_Chamgerlain has a dig at goal!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg makes a fine save
Min. 55 :(msl) Eduardo with a probing pass to Sheringham
          ...  A great volley from Sheringham !
          ...  Dino_Zoff was lucky there
Min. 56 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye with a measured pass to P_Viera
          ...  P_Viera throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It's beaten Dino_Zoff
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 57 :(msl) Eduardo turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to I_Perisic
          ...  I_Perisic sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 58 :(fcp) M_Esposito turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  P_Viera with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 59 :(fcp) J_Livermore plays the early ball across the box to find M_Esposito in space
          ...  A skilful effort from M_Esposito !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Livermore curls it into the box!
          ...  M_Steklenburg jumps well to claim it!
Min. 60 :(msl) P_Viera runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  L_Jones intercepts the pass
Min. 61 :(fcp) J_Livermore runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs K_Uddin
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  J_Livermore tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  M_Steklenburg palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Martinez chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  M_Steklenburg reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 62 :(msl) I_Perisic looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to Sheringham
          ...  What a shot from Sheringham !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 63 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon is clean through, he is one on one with M_Steklenburg
          ...  He tries to beat M_Steklenburg
          ...  M_Steklenburg dives on the ball !!
Min. 67 :(msl) Sheringham stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  Sheringham sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Dino_Zoff manages to turn it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Viera swings it in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to J_Pedro
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The FC Porto fans laugh at him
Min. 69 :(fcp) M_Esposito takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  J_Pedro gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 70 :(fcp) Maxi is being brought on
          ...  C_Obasi is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(fcp) M_Scholl is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Livermore is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 72 :(msl) B_Abdoulaye looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Pedro
          ...  A vicious shot by J_Pedro !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Abdoulaye chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to Sheringham
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 73 :(msl) Eduardo beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Eduardo hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 73 :(fcp) The ball runs loose!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  B_Hangeland plays it back
          ...  M_Steklenburg slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Haas curls it into the box!
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes the catch!
Min. 74 :(msl) Stefano beats J_Nasazzi
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Stefano carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  Dino_Zoff was beaten there!
Min. 74 :(fcp) F_Alvares controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs B_Hangeland
          ...  He puts in G_Mixon!
          ...  G_Mixon with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But M_Steklenburg reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 75 :(fcp) F_Alvares moves forward
          ...  A powerful header from F_Alvares !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Steklenburg moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  M_Steklenburg catches it with style!
Min. 76 :(msl) J_Paintsil is being brought on
          ...  A_Rami is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 78 :(msl) N_Kante is ready to come on to replace B_Abdoulaye
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 78 :(fcp) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  FC Porto will now play N
Min. 78 :(msl) J_Paintsil curls the ball out wide to Stefano
          ...  A great volley from Stefano !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 79 :(msl) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Jim_Jones_Jnr will come on for Stefano and play FW
Min. 81 :(fcp) M_Scholl with a first time pass
          ...  L_Martinez runs onto it!
          ...  An audacious effort from L_Martinez !
          ...  M_Steklenburg goes down well to save
Min. 82 :(fcp) T_Haas plays the back pass
          ...  Dino_Zoff can't get to it!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Look at the despair on his face!!
          ...  Marseille 3-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 83 :(msl) K_Uddin takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Hangeland
          ...  B_Hangeland hits a great drive!
          ...  Dino_Zoff makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(msl) N_Kante slides the ball across to Sheringham
          ...  Maxi with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 91 :(fcp) M_Scholl controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  G_Mixon gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  G_Mixon tries to beat M_Steklenburg from outside the area!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 92 :(msl) N_Kante squares it to J_Paintsil
          ...  Maxi knocks the ball back to Dino_Zoff
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Dino_Zoff!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Viera chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  The ball comes to B_Hangeland
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Dino_Zoff with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Kante chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  J_Nasazzi reads it
          ...  He clears the danger

*************  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          : Sheringham (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Sheringham (7), Stefano (23), T_Haas (82 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Viera (58)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : G_Mixon
Scorers              : M_Esposito (3)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Martinez (38)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Marseille     |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :          29        |       12
Off target           :          14        |       2
On target            :          15        |       10
Possession           :          63        |       37
Corners              :           6        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           8        |       10
Key Tackles          :           5        |       12
Key Passes           :          20        |       9
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Final Score          : Marseille 3 - 1 FC Porto
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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 |  93  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
K_Uddin        DF   2  33  13   7  40 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
J_Pedro        DF   2  33   8   9  33 |  93   0   2   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  60  20  41
B_Hangeland    DF   2  31  11   8  32 |  93   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10  20
A_Rami         DF   3  30   5   7  20 |  77   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
I_Perisic      MF   1  10  33   6  11 |  93   0   0   6   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  80   1
B_Abdoulaye    MF   2  16  32   8  39 |  79   0   0   3   1   3   0   0   0   0   0  50  30
P_Viera        MF   3  10  31   8  41 |  93   0   0   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  18   0
Eduardo        MF   2   8  30   8  21 |  93   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  31  39 |  80   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0  20  20  77
Sheringham     FW   2   6   8  31  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   9   1   0   0   0   0   0  79
S_Mielitz      GK  27   3   3   3  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  29  13   9  31 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  31   7  13 |  14   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Balisimmo    MF   2   6  25  14  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Jim_Jones_Jnr  FW   1   9   7  26  41 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Dino_Zoff      GK  35   2   2   3  30 |  93  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  30  12   8  39 |  71   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
L_Jones        DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Haas         DF   2  26  12   7  11 |  93   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -10   0
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  26   8   5  41 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  29   8  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_Livermore    MF   1  11  25   9  11 |  71   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  11
L_Martinez     MF   2   6  25   8  43 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2   8  18
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  29  42 |  93   0   0   1   1   4   0   0   0   0 -20  10  11
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  28  20 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
M_Esposito     FW   1   7   7  28  41 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
B_Trautmann    GK  29   2   1   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  30   8   8  22 |  22   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
D_Pereira      MF   3  12  30   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Scholl       MF   2  11  30  10  22 |  22   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Langlitz     FW   3   8  11  29  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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