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Elite League, Week 9

Rangers FC 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Elite League Match, Rangers FC vs. Aberdeen (Sun Dec 03)


                           Rangers FC  |  Aberdeen
                              5-4-1 P  |  5-4-1 C
                          Gazza Grant  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK L_Fabianski
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF B_Bryn
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF D_Burford
                         S_Bassong DF  |  DF A_Pereira
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF W_A_Glen
                         F_de_Boer DF  |  DF A_Macheda
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF Douglas_Costa
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF R_Nainggolan
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF D_Gaitnat
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW J_Digweed
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB R_Locke
                       K_Ramsteijn SUB |  SUB J_Simunovic
                       J_Tavernier SUB |  SUB Almen_Abdi
                         K_Richard SUB |  SUB J_McArthur
                       H_Rodellega SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 2  :(rfc) Rangers FC made the switch to a C strategy
Min. 4  :(rfc) R_Giovinco with the towering header to R_Acquafresca
          ...  B_Bryn scythes the player down.
          ...  Psycho!
          ...  O_Hategan tries to calm him down
Min. 5  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  R_Nainggolan with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  O_Hategan just wants to lecture him
Min. 7  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca crosses into the box, finding A_Gunnarsson
          ...  But W_A_Glen slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 8  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs with pace at the defence
          ...  D_Burford rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's O_Hategan going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 8  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on L_Fabianski!
          ...  J_Digweed brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  O_Hategan reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 9  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca plays in S_Bassong with a beautiful ball
          ...  S_Bassong tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 13 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca loses A_Macheda
          ...  W_A_Glen reads the play well
Min. 17 :(rfc) S_Bassong hits a hard pass to R_Giovinco
          ...  R_Giovinco has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  L_Fabianski won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 21 :(rfc) R_Jack crosses into the box, finding R_Acquafresca
          ...  W_A_Glen plays the back pass
          ...  L_Fabianski can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Hemoth chips the ball into the area!
          ...  L_Fabianski reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 32 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a flicked pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  D_Burford gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack lofts the ball in!
          ...  L_Fabianski easily catches it!
Min. 34 :(abn) J_Digweed leaves F_de_Boer standing
          ...  J_Digweed has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 40 :(abn) J_Digweed flicks it past G_Grant
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  B_Hemoth is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
          ...  O_Hategan lectures him
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(rfc) R_Jack controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  R_Acquafresca gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  A_Macheda slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 0-0 Aberdeen

Min. 47 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  J_Digweed runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  A powerful shot by J_Digweed !
          ...  Belushi is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And Belushi reacts well to palm it behind!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Nainggolan hits it into the box!
          ...  Belushi reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 47 :(abn) R_Nainggolan lashes out at D_McGrain
          ...  That was disgraceful!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  O_Hategan tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 50 :(rfc) K_Richard is going to be brought on
          ...  B_Hemoth is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 50 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson finds R_Acquafresca on the edge of the box
          ...  A_Macheda stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 51 :(rfc) R_Giovinco spits at D_Gaitnat
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  O_Hategan reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 52 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to R_Giovinco
          ...  A well-placed shot from R_Giovinco !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 52 :(abn) R_Nainggolan backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  J_Digweed latches onto the end of it
          ...  But F_de_Boer sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 54 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca cuts inside B_Bryn
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  R_Acquafresca strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  L_Fabianski was beaten there!
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes advantage of a mistake by B_Bryn
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  R_Acquafresca cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 60 :(abn) Douglas_Costa controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  J_Digweed gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_Digweed with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 61 :(abn) Douglas_Costa with the header on
          ...  He finds A_Pereira in space
          ...  R_Jack takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 63 :(rfc) S_Bassong holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_Jack
          ...  Douglas_Costa with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 68 :(abn) D_Gaitnat 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!
          ...  Douglas_Costa receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  R_Jack takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 70 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn replaces an unhappy D_McGrain and will play as a DF
Min. 70 :(rfc) R_Giovinco gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past A_Pereira!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  W_A_Glen takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 72 :(abn) J_Simunovic is coming on for D_Burford and playing DF
Min. 72 :(rfc) R_Jack barges the defender off the ball
          ...  Fine tackle by B_Bryn
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 73 :(rfc) R_Giovinco puts in A_Gunnarsson
          ...  But A_Pereira slides in
Min. 75 :(rfc) F_de_Boer spits at J_Simunovic
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 75 :(abn) R_Nainggolan finds J_Digweed with a ball over the defence
          ...  J_Digweed hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  Belushi was lucky there
Min. 78 :(abn) J_McArthur is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Nainggolan is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 78 :(abn) Emerson is coming on and J_Digweed is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 81 :(rfc) H_Rodellega is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Acquafresca is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 83 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  K_Ramsteijn looks to see where L_Fabianski is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Thomas chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  K_Ramsteijn makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  L_Fabianski tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Giovinco plays it towards the near post!
          ...  L_Fabianski easily claims the ball!
Min. 85 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Bryn
          ...  R_Giovinco is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  O_Hategan warned him
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart kicks R_Giovinco!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  K_Ramsteijn swings it in
          ...  A_Gunnarsson gets on the end of it
          ...  A_Gunnarsson sees Belushi off his line !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  L_Fabianski is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Richard plays it towards the near post!
          ...  R_Jack swings a leg at it!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Richard swings it in!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with the shot!
          ...  But it goes wide

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 149,991
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : R_Giovinco
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Giovinco (51), F_de_Boer (75)
Injured              : N/A
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : W_A_Glen (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : R_VD_Vaart (91)
Booked               : J_Digweed (8), R_Nainggolan (47), Douglas_Costa (63)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       4
Off target           :           9        |       2
On target            :           1        |       2
Possession           :          56        |       44
Corners              :           6        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       10
Key Tackles          :           2        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       6
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 0 - 0 Aberdeen
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Player Statistics - Rangers FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Belushi        GK  39   8   8   5  11 |  96   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |  96   0   0   3   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  28   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  29  13   7  24 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bassong      DF   2  29  11   6  30 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
G_Grant        DF   3  29   6   8  13 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_de_Boer      DF   2  28   7   7  27 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  31   7  18 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  96   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   2
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  29   6  22 |  52   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  28  11  22 |  96   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  83   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   2
H_Schumacher   GK  32   4   7   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  29  11  10  42 |  24   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
J_Tavernier    DF   3  26  11   7  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |  44   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  26  13 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Aberdeen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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L_Fabianski    GK  39   8   4   7  14 |  96   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
B_Bryn         DF   2  30   8   8  31 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Burford      DF   1  28  13   5  12 |  74   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  28  12   7  14 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  96   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
A_Macheda      DF   3  28   5   6  42 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
Douglas_Costa  MF   2   8  30  11  42 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  28   8  24 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10  10 -10
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   7  28   5  23 |  80   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Digweed      FW   1   8   9  30  19 |  80   0   0   0   0   4   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  10
R_Locke        GK  36   2   4   4  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Simunovic    DF   3  28   7   7  21 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  27  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  27   7  12 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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