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Elite League, Week 9

Rangers FC 0 - 0 Ajax

Elite League Match, Rangers FC vs. Ajax (Sun Dec 23)


                           Rangers FC  |  Ajax
                              5-4-1 A  |  4-4-2 C
                          Gazza Grant  |  James Maund
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF P_Senderos
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF Fazio
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF M_Keown
                        Marquinhos DF  |  DF C_Dos_Passos
                             Doria DF  |  MF J_Crujff
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF Oscar_Serrano
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                         A_Iniesta MF  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                       K_Ramsteijn SUB |  SUB Alvaro_Rubio
                           K_Rekik SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                      A_Gunnarsson SUB |  SUB F_Ljungberg
                       H_Rodellega SUB |  SUB Ian_Wright

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 3  :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky plays a long ball to D_Bergkamp
          ...  But Doria barges him off the ball
Min. 9  :(rfc) A_Iniesta with a simple pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Oscar_Serrano with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 16 :(aja) D_Bergkamp sprints past Doria
          ...  D_Bergkamp leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  D_Marshall grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 19 :(rfc) R_Jack with a smart pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar pulls out a save of the game
Min. 19 :(rfc) Doria has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  P_Vieira with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 20 :(aja) D_Bergkamp makes himself available
          ...  B_Hemoth with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  A_Dali calls him over
          ...  A_Dali is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 20 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to C_Dos_Passos
          ...  C_Dos_Passos with the cheeky shot!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 21 :(rfc) G_Grant runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Hemoth
          ...  M_Keown with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 22 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  A_Dali calls him over
          ...  A_Dali is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  R_Giovinco with the thundering drive
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 28 :(rfc) Doria is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to G_Grant
          ...  P_Senderos slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 30 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes advantage of a mistake by C_Dos_Passos
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Fazio wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 31 :(rfc) G_Grant has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  G_Grant hits a great drive!
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 32 :(aja) J_Crujff looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  Marquinhos muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  A_Dali called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 34 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs at P_Senderos
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 34 :(aja) P_Vieira finds Tomas_Rosicky on the edge of the box
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 35 :(rfc) B_Hemoth slides it through the middle to R_Acquafresca
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  M_Keown belts it clear
Min. 37 :(aja) J_Crujff takes advantage of a mistake by Marquinhos
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  J_Crujff belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  D_Marshall makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 38 :(rfc) D_McGrain lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  R_Acquafresca latches on to it
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 39 :(rfc) B_Hemoth sidesteps C_Dos_Passos
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  But P_Senderos will cut out the threat
Min. 40 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano with a 40-yard pass to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott with a powerful header !
          ...  D_Marshall makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  Doria seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 46 :(aja) T_Wallcott with a 50-yard pass to J_Crujff
          ...  J_Crujff with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  D_Marshall gets up well to catch that one

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

Min. 48 :(rfc) A_Iniesta with a neat pass into R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with a terrific drive !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 48 :(aja) J_Crujff cuts the ball back to M_Keown
          ...  G_Grant brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But A_Dali waves play on!!!
Min. 49 :(rfc) A_Iniesta is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  L_Thomas latches onto the end of it
          ...  P_Vieira gathers up the loose ball
Min. 49 :(aja) T_Wallcott knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  T_Wallcott gets up high for the header !
          ...  But D_Marshall with the difficult save
Min. 50 :(aja) T_Wallcott barges the defender off the ball
          ...  T_Wallcott swings in the shot!
          ...  But D_Marshall punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 52 :(aja) D_Bergkamp has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Doria
          ...  He puts in T_Wallcott!
          ...  Doria does well to get the tackle in
Min. 53 :(rfc) R_Giovinco with the kinky dribble
          ...  T_Wallcott dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 54 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to T_Wallcott
          ...  But R_Giovinco slides in two footed.
          ...  A_Dali has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 58 :(rfc) a big roar from the crowd as A_Gunnarsson comes on for L_Thomas to play MF
Min. 58 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  Ian_Wright will come on for D_Bergkamp and play FW
Min. 59 :(aja) F_Ljungberg is coming on for P_Vieira and will play MF
Min. 59 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits a curling shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 60 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn is going to be brought on
          ...  D_McGrain is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 60 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio replaces an unhappy C_Dos_Passos and will play as a DF
Min. 63 :(rfc) B_Hemoth runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca drives it towards goal !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 63 :(aja) F_Ljungberg with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves the defender behind
          ...  F_Ljungberg lobs D_Marshall!
          ...  D_Marshall narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 66 :(rfc) R_Jack knocks it past Fazio and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  M_Keown forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Acquafresca curls it into the box!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar jumps well to claim it!
Min. 70 :(aja) J_Crujff pulls it back to T_Wallcott
          ...  Doria takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 74 :(rfc) G_Grant whips the ball across to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the drive!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 77 :(rfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  H_Rodellega will come on for R_Acquafresca and play FW
Min. 77 :(rfc) A_Iniesta hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  A_Gunnarsson latches onto it!
          ...  Fazio beats him to the ball
Min. 77 :(aja) A defence splitting pass from F_Ljungberg to Ian_Wright
          ...  R_Giovinco reads the play well
Min. 78 :(rfc) R_Jack with a Cruyff turn
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from R_Jack !
          ...  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. 79 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  H_Rodellega latches onto the end of it
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson crosses it in!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 81 :(rfc) Marquinhos beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 83 :(rfc) R_Jack beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega has a dig at goal!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar beats the ball away
Min. 85 :(rfc) R_Jack with the diagonal pass H_Rodellega
          ...  A skilful effort from H_Rodellega !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar was lucky there
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) T_Wallcott nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  R_Giovinco beats him to the ball
Min. 89 :(aja) Ian_Wright is too quick for the defence
          ...  A delicate chip from Ian_Wright !
          ...  D_Marshall with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 92 :(aja) F_Ljungberg jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  But K_Ramsteijn reads the situation well and wins 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          : Doria (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Hemoth (20)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : E_Van_d_Sar
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Vieira (19), M_Keown (21), Tomas_Rosicky (22)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       10
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :           6        |       7
Possession           :          56        |       44
Corners              :           2        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       5
Key Tackles          :           9        |       10
Key Passes           :          15        |       12
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 0 - 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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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  93   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  31  13  11  35 |  93   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
G_Grant        DF   3  31   7   9  13 |  93   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
D_McGrain      DF   1  30  13   8  24 |  61   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Marquinhos     DF   2  29   7   2  18 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Doria          DF   3  27   7   5  32 |  93   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 120  10   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  59   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  30   6  22 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
R_Jack         MF   3   7  29  11  22 |  93   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
A_Iniesta      MF   2   6  28   7  11 |  93   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  32  36 |  78   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  43
Z_Stonewall    GK  29   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  30  11  10  42 |  32   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  15   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21

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 |  93   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  31  13   5  31 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  27  11   5  22 |  61   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  30  10  28 |  93   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  20
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  29  12  19 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  60   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  93   0   1   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  28  -1
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  59   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  93   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  10  30
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  32   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  29  10   9  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  33   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  28  23 |  34   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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