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Elite League, Week 8

Rangers FC 1 - 0 Ajax

Elite League Match, Rangers FC vs. Ajax (Sun Nov 26)


                           Rangers FC  |  Ajax
                              5-4-1 E  |  5-3-2 D
                          Gazza Grant  |  James Maund
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF C_dos_Passos
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF V_Kompany
                         S_Bassong DF  |  DF Alvaro_Rubio
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF M_Keown
                         F_de_Boer DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF R_Pletikosa
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF J_Crujff
                         K_Richard MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                            R_Jack MF  |  FW Ian_Wright
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW A_Arshavin
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                       K_Ramsteijn SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                       J_Tavernier SUB |  SUB J_Stam
                         J_Shaddix SUB |  SUB S_Marlet
                          J_Garner SUB |  SUB D_Bergkamp

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 3  :(rfc) The ball is passed in from K_Richard, he finds F_de_Boer
          ...  C_dos_Passos with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 8  :(rfc) L_Thomas races into the box
          ...  He sees D_McGrain lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  The defender fails to control it
          ...  D_McGrain picks up the loose ball and runs towards goal
          ...  He is one on one with E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He tries to slide it past E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He has put it wide!!
Min. 11 :(rfc) L_Thomas runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to K_Richard
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by T_Vermaelen
Min. 14 :(aja) Ian_Wright takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  R_Giovinco bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 15 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson crosses in from the wing, he finds R_Giovinco in the box
          ...  R_Giovinco blasts it at the goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 16 :(aja) Ian_Wright has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past S_Bassong
          ...  He puts in A_Arshavin!
          ...  S_Bassong moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 19 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca times his run well
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 19 :(aja) C_dos_Passos plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  T_Vermaelen decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Cleaned up by K_Richard
Min. 21 :(rfc) K_Richard whips the ball across to R_Giovinco
          ...  R_Giovinco aims for the top right corner !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 24 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio intercepts the pass
Min. 26 :(aja) Ian_Wright controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  Belushi with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  R_Pletikosa swings it in
          ...  J_Crujff takes control of it!
          ...  D_McGrain takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 28 :(aja) A_Arshavin lobs it over K_Richard
          ...  A_Arshavin tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  It floats over Belushi
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 32 :(aja) J_Crujff hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio collects the loose ball!
          ...  But R_Giovinco sweeps up the threat
Min. 33 :(rfc) L_Thomas had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  L_Thomas keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 34 :(aja) J_Crujff sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But Belushi tips it over
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 34 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson beats his man
          ...  Ian_Wright with a nasty foul
          ...  A_Barken will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 35 :(rfc) R_Jack unselfishly heads the ball back to K_Richard
          ...  But M_Keown with the fine tackle
Min. 36 :(rfc) R_Jack with a first time pass
          ...  R_Acquafresca runs onto it!
          ...  V_Kompany is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by F_de_Boer
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away!
Min. 36 :(rfc) R_Jack looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to D_McGrain
          ...  V_Kompany rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca loses his marker!
          ...  A delicate chip from R_Acquafresca !
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 45 :(aja) T_Vermaelen takes advantage of a mistake by F_de_Boer
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  S_Bassong forces him off the ball
Min. 47 :(rfc) R_Jack is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 48 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  S_Marlet will come on for R_Pletikosa and play MF

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

Min. 47 :(rfc) R_Jack gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Jack hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar goes down well to save
Min. 49 :(aja) S_Kolasinac takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace C_dos_Passos as DF
Min. 50 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Ian_Wright as FW
Min. 53 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca knocks it past Alvaro_Rubio and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits a great shot !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Jack boots it towards G_Grant
          ...  Fine tackle by S_Kolasinac
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 56 :(rfc) R_Giovinco takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to K_Richard
          ...  A_Arshavin slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 57 :(aja) P_Vieira takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to V_Kompany
          ...  R_Jack muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 60 :(aja) P_Vieira brings it under control
          ...  He takes on G_Grant
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  L_Thomas wins the ball with ease
          ...  A_Barken saw something no-one else did
          ...  A_Barken shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 69 :(rfc) L_Thomas punches S_Marlet off the ball
          ...  He's Butted him !
          ...  A_Barken has stopped play
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 70 :(rfc) Up goes the substitution board - K_Ramsteijn on for D_McGrain as a DF
Min. 72 :(rfc) Up goes the substitution board - J_Shaddix on for K_Richard as a MF
Min. 75 :(rfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  J_Garner will come on for R_Acquafresca and play FW
Min. 76 :(rfc) J_Garner runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs M_Keown
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  T_Vermaelen with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 82 :(rfc) J_Shaddix controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  J_Garner gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_Garner lobs E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(rfc) J_Shaddix has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Garner collects the loose ball!
          ...  J_Garner with a powerful downward header!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar was left standing
          ...  That goal looks certain to be the winner!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Ajax ...
Min. 91 :(rfc) Rangers FC made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 92 :(rfc) R_Jack looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to F_de_Boer
          ...  F_de_Boer drives it low !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes an easy save

*************  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          : R_Giovinco (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Garner (90)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Belushi (26), R_Jack (57), L_Thomas (60)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : P_Vieira
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Ian_Wright (34), V_Kompany (36)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Rangers FC   |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       2
Off target           :           6        |       1
On target            :           6        |       1
Possession           :          67        |       33
Corners              :           2        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       12
Key Tackles          :           5        |       6
Key Passes           :          13        |       6
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 1 - 0 Ajax
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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 |  95   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  43   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |  95   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  80  30  30
D_McGrain      DF   1  29  13   7  24 |  73   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
S_Bassong      DF   2  29  11   6  30 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  29   6   8  13 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_de_Boer      DF   2  28   7   7  27 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  31   7  18 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -1
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |  75   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  28  11  22 |  95   0   0   6   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  58   3
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  78   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   8
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 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Tavernier    DF   3  26  11   7  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Shaddix      MF   3  11  27  17  31 |  20   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  28  11 |  17   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  31

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  52   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  29   8  40 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  53   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0 -22 -12 -22
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  27  10   9  11 |  43   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
J_Stam         DF   2  26   8   7  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  29   8  22 |  47   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  42   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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