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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 1

Rangers FC 4 - 1 AC Milan

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 1, Rangers FC vs. AC Milan (Thu Dec 19)


                           Rangers FC  |  AC Milan
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-1-3-1-1 C
                          Gazza Grant  |  Darren Lear
                                       |
                      M_Ter_Stegen GK  |  GK D_Van_Don_Bur
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF Y_Mina
                           L_Olsen DF  |  DF P_McGrath
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF Hugo
                             Doria DF  |  DF L_Palmieri
                          L_Thomas MF  |  DM Kak
                        J_Marshman MF  |  MF A_Bawbag
                       H_Fernandez MF  |  MF Almen_Abdi
                            J_Cole MF  |  MF A_Giordano
                             Messi FW  |  AM Imbula
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW J_Garner
                                       |
                        P_Lattuada SUB |  SUB M_Kingsley
                        F_Le_Boeuf SUB |  SUB D_Yedlin
                           G_Grant SUB |  SUB M_Lopes
                          B_Hemoth SUB |  SUB P_Bilotta
                     R_Acquafresca SUB |  SUB Pezza

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 1  :(amn) It looks as though AC Milan is now playing P
Min. 1  :(amn) Almen_Abdi runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Imbula
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Imbula shapes up for a shot!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 1  :(rfc) H_Fernandez breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_Van_Don_Bur!
          ...  Y_Mina brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  G_Poll calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 2  :(amn) Kak with a probing pass to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner is through on goal!
          ...  The flag stays down
          ...  He just has M_Ter_Stegen to beat
          ...  He nutmegs M_Ter_Stegen
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 3  :(amn) Y_Mina makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  A skilful effort from Y_Mina !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 5  :(rfc) Doria turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Messi
          ...  Hugo brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But G_Poll waves play on!!!
Min. 5  :(amn) Almen_Abdi takes possession
          ...  Almen_Abdi bears down on goal!
          ...  But M_Ter_Stegen makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 8  :(amn) A_Giordano with the first time pass to Y_Mina
          ...  But H_Rodellega slides in two footed.
          ...  G_Poll has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 9  :(rfc) K_Rekik with the first time flick to Messi
          ...  Messi runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  That's given Rangers FC the lead!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 AC Milan ...
Min. 10 :(amn) AC Milan made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 12 :(rfc) H_Rodellega with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from P_McGrath
          ...  P_McGrath recovers to win the ball back
Min. 12 :(amn) A_Giordano flicks it over L_Olsen's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  R_Giovinco gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 13 :(rfc) L_Thomas races into the box
          ...  He sees Messi lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  Messi beats the offside trap!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur comes towards him
          ...  He dinks it over D_Van_Don_Bur
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-0 AC Milan ...
Min. 13 :(amn) Almen_Abdi brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Doria
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Y_Mina!
          ...  Y_Mina with a thundering shot!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 16 :(rfc) H_Rodellega takes possession on the edge of the box
          ...  H_Rodellega with the shot on net !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 18 :(rfc) J_Cole pulls it back to Messi
          ...  Messi belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 18 :(amn) Imbula sidesteps Doria
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Imbula hits a crisp volley!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen beats the ball away
Min. 21 :(rfc) J_Marshman plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Cole keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Y_Mina takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 28 :(rfc) L_Thomas spots R_Giovinco who is in acres of space
          ...  Hugo cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 30 :(amn) Kak slides it through the middle to Imbula
          ...  Imbula with the attempt at goal!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen beats the ball away
Min. 32 :(rfc) K_Rekik moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Thomas
          ...  A delicate chip from L_Thomas !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 34 :(rfc) L_Thomas takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Messi
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by P_McGrath
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 35 :(rfc) J_Marshman with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  A wicked drive by J_Marshman !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 37 :(rfc) J_Marshman looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to H_Rodellega
          ...  But Hugo spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(rfc) L_Olsen puts in H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega shoots towards goal !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 46 :(amn) Curled in dangerously from Hugo to Imbula
          ...  Imbula keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 2-0 AC Milan

Min. 46 :(rfc) H_Rodellega beats Y_Mina
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  From long range H_Rodellega bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But D_Van_Don_Bur makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 55 :(rfc) A defence splitting pass from J_Cole to H_Fernandez
          ...  H_Fernandez with the strike !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 57 :(amn) A_Giordano has it now
          ...  He takes on K_Rekik
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Almen_Abdi!
          ...  Almen_Abdi hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  The net moves!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 58 :(rfc) H_Rodellega with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  H_Rodellega aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But D_Van_Don_Bur just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 62 :(amn) Almen_Abdi looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 63 :(amn) Kak had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  R_Giovinco gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 67 :(rfc) J_Cole gets to the by line and finds Messi with a beautiful cross
          ...  P_McGrath gets to the ball first
Min. 68 :(amn) J_Garner works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Hugo
          ...  A cheeky lob from Hugo !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Giordano drives it into the box!
          ...  Doria wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 68 :(rfc) J_Marshman runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Messi
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  He received a good talking to from G_Poll
          ...  The ref speaks with his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  Messi places the ball on the spot!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Thats his hat trick!
          ...  He runs towards Gazza Grant!
          ...  That takes his tally to 10 this season with that goal!!
          ...  Rangers FC 3-1 AC Milan...
Min. 69 :(rfc) J_Cole drives it across the face of the goal Messi
          ...  Fine tackle by Hugo
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 70 :(rfc) Rangers FC will now play E after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 70 :(rfc) J_Marshman with the first time pass to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega with a thundering volley!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur makes a difficult save
Min. 72 :(amn) Pezza replaces A_Giordano to play as a FW
Min. 73 :(rfc) J_Marshman brings it under control
          ...  He takes on P_McGrath
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in H_Rodellega!
          ...  H_Rodellega controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Marshman
          ...  K_Rekik tries to place the shot!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 73 :(amn) Kak takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  A powerful header from Kak !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen gets his fingertips to it
Min. 74 :(amn) Y_Mina runs forward
          ...  A thundering drive by Y_Mina !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 75 :(rfc) There's going to be a change
          ...  G_Grant will come on for R_Giovinco and play DF
Min. 75 :(amn) It seems Kak has switched to a MF
Min. 76 :(rfc) L_Thomas picks out Messi with the cross
          ...  Messi rifles it at the goal !
          ...  But D_Van_Don_Bur palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 78 :(rfc) B_Hemoth replaces L_Thomas and will play MF
Min. 78 :(rfc) J_Marshman plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  H_Fernandez decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  H_Fernandez with the goal bound shot!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 78 :(rfc) Messi with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  Imbula with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  L_Thomas swings it in
          ...  Messi gets on the end of it
          ...  Y_Mina reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 79 :(rfc) J_Cole cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Messi
          ...  Hugo read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 80 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca comes on for Messi and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 81 :(rfc) J_Cole miskicks!
          ...  He finds R_Acquafresca though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  R_Acquafresca with his head down lets it go !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 82 :(amn) Kak with the through ball to A_Bawbag
          ...  A_Bawbag is through on goal!
          ...  The flag stays down
          ...  He just has M_Ter_Stegen to beat
          ...  He dinks it over M_Ter_Stegen
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen reacts well to save !!
Min. 87 :(rfc) J_Marshman drives it across the face of the goal H_Rodellega
          ...  From long range H_Rodellega bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 87 :(amn) Kak with a glorious long pass to Pezza
          ...  Pezza has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(rfc) H_Fernandez skips the challenge from P_McGrath
          ...  H_Fernandez curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by H_Fernandez
          ...  It is cleared by Hugo
Min. 90 :(rfc) J_Marshman with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to L_Olsen
          ...  L_Olsen tries to chip the ball over D_Van_Don_Bur!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He rips off his shirt and spins it in the air
          ...  Rangers FC 4-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 92 :(amn) Imbula is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to Pezza
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  G_Grant takes possession

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 148,398
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : Messi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Messi (9,13,68 pen), L_Olsen (90)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : Almen_Abdi
Scorers              : Almen_Abdi (57)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Y_Mina (1), Imbula (78)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    AC Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          20        |       15
Off target           :           7        |       7
On target            :          13        |       8
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       1
Fouls                :           6        |       9
Key Tackles          :           4        |       10
Key Passes           :          22        |       12
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 4 - 1 AC Milan
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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  37   1   2   2  30 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  33  13  11  35 |  77   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  29   8   6  42 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  35
K_Rekik        DF   1  29   7   2  12 |  94   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
Doria          DF   3  28   7   5  32 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  34   7  18 |  80   0   0   4   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60   1
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  30   7  33 |  94   0   0   8   1   1   0   0   0   0   0 100  10
H_Fernandez    MF   1   7  28   7  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  32
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  94   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
Messi          FW   1  10   8  35  18 |  82   0   0   0   0   4   3   0   0   0   0   0 116
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  28  13 |  94   0   1   0   0   7   0   0   0   0  20   0  52
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  32  11   7  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  32   7   9  13 |  17   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  31   6  22 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  33  36 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  30

Player Statistics - AC Milan
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_Van_Don_Bur  GK  34   2   7   5  23 |  94   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
Y_Mina         DF   3  30   8  10  31 |  94   0   2   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  18 -22 -10
P_McGrath      DF   1  29  12   7  12 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Hugo           DF   2  28  13   9  42 |  94   0   6   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 120  10  10
L_Palmieri     DF   1  26   8  10  42 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kak            MF   2  16  27   9  41 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
A_Bawbag       MF   3   7  30   7  20 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  11  29  11  30 |  94   0   0   3   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  30  45
A_Giordano     MF   3  11  26  10  21 |  74   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Imbula         AM   1  10  26  17  20 |  94   0   0   1   0   4   0   1   0   0  -2   8  20
J_Garner       FW   3   7   9  29  11 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
M_Kingsley     GK  25   2   1   3  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Yedlin       DF   1  25  10   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Lopes        DM   1  13  25  10  25 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Bilotta      MF   3   7  26   6  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |  20   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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