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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 1

Rangers FC - AC Milan

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match 1, Rangers FC vs. AC Milan (Wed Jun 12)


                           Rangers FC  |  AC Milan
                              5-3-2 A  |  4-4-2 C
                          Gazza Grant  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK M_Steklenburg
                          M_Tudgay DF  |  DF J_Richards
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF D_Yedlin
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF A_Tackle
                             Doria DF  |  DF M_Perin
                           K_Rekik DF  |  MF Leroy_Fer
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF Jese
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF J_Cole
                           S_Byrne MF  |  MF Imbula
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW D_Stanfield
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW Pezza
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB J_Hunter
                       K_Ramsteijn SUB |  SUB Y_Mina
                           G_Grant SUB |  SUB Hugo
                            R_Jack SUB |  SUB Alexis
                             Messi SUB |  SUB L_Suarez

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 5  :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past D_Yedlin
          ...  He knocks it to H_Rodellega!
          ...  H_Rodellega swings in the shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 6  :(rfc) M_Tudgay takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  M_Tudgay curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg was well beaten there!
          ...  Rangers FC have snatched the lead!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 AC Milan ...
Min. 8  :(rfc) B_Hemoth volleys it forward. He finds H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  But M_Steklenburg makes an easy save
Min. 9  :(amn) Pezza with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from Doria
          ...  D_McGrain intercepts the pass
Min. 11 :(rfc) B_Hemoth drives it across the face of the goal M_Tudgay
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  D_Yedlin hits it out for a throw
Min. 14 :(rfc) S_Byrne gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to beat M_Steklenburg!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  M_Steklenburg dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had M_Steklenburg beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by K_Rekik!
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes the catch!
Min. 16 :(rfc) D_McGrain sidesteps A_Tackle
          ...  D_McGrain goes for goal !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg never had a chance!
Min. 18 :(amn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  D_Stanfield is through!
          ...  D_McGrain with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 19 :(amn) J_Cole knocks it past K_Rekik and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  J_Cole rifles it at the goal !
          ...  D_Marshall won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Excellent strike!!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 21 :(amn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  D_Stanfield is through!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
Min. 21 :(amn) Imbula finds D_Stanfield in the box
          ...  D_Stanfield drives it towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 22 :(rfc) H_Rodellega with the Cruyff turn
          ...  H_Rodellega throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  M_Steklenburg gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 22 :(amn) J_Richards looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Cole
          ...  J_Cole strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_Marshall moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  D_Marshall catches it with style!
Min. 28 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca dribbles it into the box
          ...  A glorious effort by R_Acquafresca !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Steklenburg moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg looks dejected!
          ...  That puts Rangers FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 30 :(amn) Leroy_Fer puts in D_Stanfield
          ...  A powerful shot by D_Stanfield !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  D_Marshall tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Leroy_Fer plays it into the danger area!
          ...  D_Marshall catches it!
Min. 34 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a precise pass to D_McGrain
          ...  Pezza slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 36 :(amn) Jese with a precise pass to M_Perin
          ...  K_Rekik with a clumsy challenge
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  P_Graham signals that it is indirect
          ...  J_Cole swings it in
          ...  Leroy_Fer gets on the end of it
          ...  Leroy_Fer hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  D_Marshall pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Leroy_Fer plays it into the danger area!
          ...  M_Tudgay reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 37 :(amn) Leroy_Fer cuts through the defence
          ...  Leroy_Fer sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 38 :(amn) A_Tackle takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Tudgay
Min. 40 :(amn) Pezza sprints past D_McGrain
          ...  Pezza with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  D_Marshall with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 48 :(amn) Pezza latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  Pezza shapes up for a shot!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 2-1 AC Milan

Min. 48 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca finds his way through
          ...  He lost his man too easily
          ...  M_Perin cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 53 :(rfc) D_McGrain picks up a loose ball
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  D_Yedlin takes possession
Min. 54 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca makes the tackle
          ...  R_Acquafresca flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  M_Steklenburg falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  And goes wide!!
          ...  M_Steklenburg looks relieved!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson swings it in!
          ...  D_McGrain loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Rekik lofts the ball in!
          ...  M_Steklenburg easily catches it!
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Jack replaces B_Hemoth to play as a MF
Min. 55 :(amn) M_Perin has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Doria
          ...  He puts in Imbula!
          ...  Imbula hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 56 :(amn) Leroy_Fer finds D_Stanfield with a ball over the defence
          ...  D_Stanfield attempts to drive it home!
          ...  D_Marshall saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 59 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca from 20 yards !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 60 :(rfc) G_Grant is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Giovinco is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 61 :(amn) The ball is passed in from Leroy_Fer, he finds D_Stanfield
          ...  A delicate header from D_Stanfield !
          ...  D_Marshall catches the ball
Min. 62 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson floats the ball in to find H_Rodellega
          ...  A_Tackle slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 64 :(rfc) G_Grant sidesteps M_Perin
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But D_Yedlin slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 65 :(amn) Alexis takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Jese as MF
Min. 66 :(rfc) S_Byrne looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to beat M_Steklenburg from outside the area!
          ...  M_Steklenburg won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 67 :(amn) A_Tackle with the heel pass to Imbula
          ...  Imbula hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  D_Marshall with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 69 :(rfc) H_Rodellega cuts inside D_Yedlin
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Alexis gathers up the loose ball
Min. 70 :(rfc) Rangers FC are switching their playing style to D
Min. 70 :(amn) Y_Mina comes on for J_Richards and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 75 :(rfc) Messi is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Acquafresca is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 76 :(rfc) H_Rodellega falls badly. He's unable to continue
          ...  They have no substitutions left.
          ...  Will play a man down
Min. 78 :(rfc) R_Jack controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  Doria gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by A_Tackle !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 79 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  M_Tudgay latches onto the end of it
          ...  A left-footer by M_Tudgay !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 80 :(amn) L_Suarez takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace D_Stanfield as FW
Min. 81 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a flicked pass to Messi
          ...  Messi keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg tips it behind
          ...  P_Graham has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 81 :(amn) Leroy_Fer is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  L_Suarez latches onto the ball
          ...  L_Suarez gets up high for the header !
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(rfc) G_Grant with a neat pass into A_Gunnarsson
          ...  But Imbula clears the ball to safety
Min. 91 :(amn) Y_Mina runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Suarez
          ...  M_Tudgay rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's P_Graham going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 93 :(rfc) D_McGrain sidesteps Y_Mina
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  D_McGrain tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  M_Steklenburg gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 148,471
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_Tudgay (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Tudgay (6), R_Acquafresca (28)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : H_Rodellega (76)
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : J_Cole
Scorers              : J_Cole (19)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    AC Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       13
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           8        |       8
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       3
Key Tackles          :           3        |       9
Key Passes           :          12        |       9
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 2 - 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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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
M_Tudgay       DF   2  35   6   8  32 |  96   0   3   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  60   0  45
R_Giovinco     DF   2  32  13  11  35 |  63   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
D_McGrain      DF   1  31  13   8  24 |  96   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  12
Doria          DF   3  28   7   5  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  96   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  31   6  22 |  58   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  28   7  21 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  33  36 |  78   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  48
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  79   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
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  31  11  10  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  31   7   9  13 |  33   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  30  11  22 |  38   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Messi          FW   1  10   8  34  18 |  18   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

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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M_Steklenburg  GK  38   3   1   1  32 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
J_Richards     DF   1  27   6   7  22 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
D_Yedlin       DF   1  25  10   6  23 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
A_Tackle       DF   2  25   7   6  13 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Perin        DF   3  24   8   9  32 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Leroy_Fer      MF   2  11  28   9  36 |  96   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  11
Jese           MF   2   5  28   7  41 |  68   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
Imbula         MF   1  10  25  16  20 |  96   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  11
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  28  32 |  83   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
Pezza          FW   1   8  12  26  32 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
J_Hunter       GK  29   4   1   1  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Y_Mina         DF   3  29   8  10  31 |  23   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Hugo           DF   2  27  13   9  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alexis         MF   3  10  25  13  12 |  28   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  13   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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