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Elite League Cup 2nd Round

Rangers FC - Aberdeen

Elite League Cup 2nd Round Match, Rangers FC vs. Aberdeen (Wed Jul 31)


                           Rangers FC  |  Aberdeen
                              5-4-1 N  |  5-4-1 C
                          Gazza Grant  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                      M_Ter_Stegen GK  |  GK J_Reina
                          M_Tudgay DF  |  DF D_Santon
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF Papakoli_Diop
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF M_Pierce
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF M_Britos
                             Doria DF  |  DF Balde
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF C_Gemmell
                          M_Scholl MF  |  MF D_Gaitnat
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF J_Shaddix
                             Messi FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                                       |
                        D_Marshall SUB |  SUB C_Gordon
                           G_Grant SUB |  SUB A_Ramsey
                          B_Hemoth SUB |  SUB Almen_Abdi
                           S_Byrne SUB |  SUB J_McArthur
                     R_Acquafresca SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 3  :(abn) Balde sprints forward with the ball
          ...  Balde bears down on goal!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And into the net!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's given Aberdeen the lead!
          ...  Rangers FC 0-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 4  :(abn) Aberdeen made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 4  :(abn) A defence splitting pass from C_Gemmell to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 4  :(rfc) Messi beats Papakoli_Diop
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  E_Adebayor pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  G_Poll has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by G_Poll!
          ...  G_Poll lectures him
Min. 6  :(abn) J_Shaddix beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  K_Ramsteijn takes possession
Min. 7  :(rfc) Messi looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Scholl
          ...  M_Scholl has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 11 :(rfc) M_Scholl is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  K_Ramsteijn attempts to drive it home!
          ...  But J_Reina just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  G_Poll has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 16 :(rfc) R_Jack looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Doria
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Pierce
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 18 :(rfc) M_Scholl takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  D_Santon reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 19 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a precise ball to M_Tudgay
          ...  M_Tudgay fires the shot in!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 23 :(abn) C_Gemmell has it now
          ...  He takes on Doria
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Gaitnat!
          ...  D_Gaitnat tries to beat M_Ter_Stegen!
          ...  It floats over M_Ter_Stegen
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 28 :(abn) Curled in dangerously from J_Shaddix to C_Gemmell
          ...  Doria brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But G_Poll waves play on!!!
Min. 34 :(abn) D_Santon fires over a low cross to E_Adebayor
          ...  Doria reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 35 :(rfc) L_Thomas takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  K_Ramsteijn controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  J_Reina falls over
          ...  But J_Reina is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 40 :(rfc) R_Giovinco knocks it past M_Britos and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  M_Britos moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(rfc) L_Thomas has it now
          ...  He takes on Papakoli_Diop
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Messi!
          ...  Messi fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  J_Reina makes a difficult save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Scholl hits it into the box!
          ...  D_Santon gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 44 :(abn) Papakoli_Diop gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Gaitnat
          ...  K_Ramsteijn with the block
Min. 46 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn with a slick pass to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  Papakoli_Diop clears with a diving header

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 0-1 Aberdeen

Min. 47 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn nutmegs Papakoli_Diop, he continues to run forward
          ...  But D_Gaitnat reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 48 :(rfc) M_Scholl looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Messi
          ...  C_Gemmell with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
Min. 54 :(rfc) Messi is through on goal
          ...  Messi sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 60 :(rfc) S_Byrne takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace L_Thomas
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 60 :(rfc) R_Jack runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Messi
          ...  J_Shaddix with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 65 :(rfc) The Rangers FC manager told his side to change to a L strategy
Min. 65 :(rfc) R_Jack with the first time pass to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  J_Shaddix with a reckless challenge
          ...  G_Poll calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  S_Byrne hoists it forward
          ...  R_Giovinco gets on the end of it
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from D_Santon
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Scholl chips the ball into the area!
          ...  M_Britos wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 69 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Giovinco collects the loose ball!
          ...  M_Britos with the block
Min. 70 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace A_Gunnarsson as MF
Min. 70 :(abn) J_McArthur is going to be brought on
          ...  C_Gemmell is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 76 :(abn) J_McArthur hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Papakoli_Diop collects the loose ball!
          ...  But M_Tudgay wins the ball
Min. 77 :(abn) A_Ramsey takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace M_Britos
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 77 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca cuts the ball back to Messi
          ...  A_Ramsey slices it
          ...  J_Reina moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Byrne floats the ball in!
          ...  D_Santon wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 78 :(rfc) G_Grant comes on for M_Tudgay and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 78 :(abn) J_Shaddix pass splits open the defence and finds M_Pierce
          ...  Messi with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  J_Shaddix swings it in
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of it
          ...  K_Ramsteijn with the tackle
Min. 80 :(abn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Emerson will come on for E_Adebayor and play FW
Min. 80 :(abn) M_Pierce beats R_Giovinco
          ...  R_Acquafresca gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 84 :(abn) J_McArthur runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Shaddix
          ...  G_Grant is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 85 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Balde
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Byrne floats the ball in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by D_Gaitnat
Min. 86 :(abn) Emerson sidesteps Doria
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  R_Jack with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with a burst of pace
          ...  D_Santon brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 89 :(abn) J_McArthur runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  Balde latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  Doria wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 91 :(abn) D_Gaitnat kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Emerson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  But R_Acquafresca barges him off the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 150,000
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : K_Ramsteijn
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Jack (86)
Injured              : N/A
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : D_Santon (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Balde (3)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Shaddix (65)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       3
Off target           :           3        |       1
On target            :           3        |       2
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           4        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       14
Key Tackles          :           9        |       10
Key Passes           :          11        |       9
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 0 - 1 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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M_Ter_Stegen   GK  36   1   2   2  30 |  97   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
M_Tudgay       DF   2  35   6   8  32 |  81   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
R_Giovinco     DF   2  32  13  11  35 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  31  11  10  42 |  97   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10  20
K_Rekik        DF   1  29   7   2  12 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  28   7   5  32 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  34   7  18 |  63   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   9  31  18  34 |  73   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Scholl       MF   2  11  30  10  22 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
R_Jack         MF   3   7  30  11  22 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0 -22   8 -22
Messi          FW   1  10   8  34  18 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  32   7   9  13 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  31   6  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  28   7  21 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  MF   1   7   9  33  36 |  24   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   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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J_Reina        GK  36   2   3   1  18 |  97   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
D_Santon       DF   2  32  12   6  24 |  97   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
Papakoli_Diop  DF   2  29  17   8  24 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Pierce       DF   3  29   7   8  31 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  29   6   8  22 |  80   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 120  20  20
Balde          DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  30   9  24 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Gemmell      MF   3   9  29  12  28 |  73   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2  10  29  10  31 |  97   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
J_Shaddix      MF   3  11  28  18  31 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8   8
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  31  35 |  83   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Ramsey       DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  17   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  28  11  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  28   7  12 |  24   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  29  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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