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Elite League Cup 2nd Round

Rangers FC 2 - 0 AS Roma

Elite League Cup 2nd Round Match, Rangers FC vs. AS Roma (Wed Feb 05)


                           Rangers FC  |  AS Roma
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-1-3-2 P
                          Gazza Grant  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                         A_Peruzzi GK  |  GK G_Banks
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF Bauer
                        F_Le_Boeuf DF  |  DF Aldair
                             Doria DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF J_Matip
                          L_Thomas MF  |  DM A_Pirlo
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF Zico
                        J_Marshman MF  |  MF G_Karagounis
                       H_Fernandez MF  |  MF S_Gruber
                             Messi FW  |  FW N_Kanu
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW Geminiho
                                       |
                        P_Lattuada SUB |  SUB A_Hugo
                        R_Giovinco SUB |  SUB Roberto
                           G_Grant SUB |  SUB P_Huntington
                            R_Jack SUB |  SUB C_Makiadi
                     R_Acquafresca SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 1  :(asr) AS Roma are switching their playing style to A
Min. 2  :(rfc) L_Thomas is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Messi
          ...  A well-placed shot from Messi !
          ...  The shot slips through G_Banks's hands
          ...  But G_Banks recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 4  :(rfc) L_Thomas volleys it forward. He finds H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 4  :(asr) A_Pirlo turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to N_Kanu
          ...  An audacious effort from N_Kanu !
          ...  A_Peruzzi won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 5  :(asr) G_Karagounis beats K_Rekik
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  G_Karagounis curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It floats over A_Peruzzi
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 6  :(asr) G_Karagounis finds himself in acres of space
          ...  But D_McGrain puts it in row Z!
Min. 7  :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Messi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Messi flings a shot at goal !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 8  :(rfc) H_Rodellega with the through ball to L_Thomas
          ...  L_Thomas heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  The shot slips through G_Banks's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 10 :(rfc) L_Thomas sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Messi
          ...  A_Arrondel stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 13 :(asr) Zico sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  N_Kanu runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  Doria goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 14 :(rfc) D_McGrain could get a shot on goal here
          ...  Zico slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 15 :(rfc) L_Thomas kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Messi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Messi with the attempt at goal!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  How did that find its way in?
          ...  That's put Rangers FC ahead!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 AS Roma ...
Min. 16 :(asr) AS Roma changed their strategy to play P
Min. 17 :(asr) N_Kanu takes on 3 men
          ...  Driven towards goal by N_Kanu !
          ...  But A_Peruzzi punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 18 :(asr) G_Karagounis spots J_Matip who is in acres of space
          ...  J_Matip shoots towards goal !
          ...  A_Peruzzi makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 19 :(rfc) Messi beats A_Pirlo
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Messi sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 20 :(rfc) Rangers FC's manager orders his side to play D
Min. 20 :(asr) Geminiho finds himself in acres of space
          ...  But H_Rodellega will cut out the threat
Min. 22 :(asr) Geminiho takes advantage of a mistake by H_Fernandez
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  D_McGrain with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  F_Brych tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 23 :(rfc) J_Marshman gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Rodellega
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Bauer
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Hemoth hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Aldair reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 30 :(rfc) J_Marshman drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega drives the ball low !
          ...  G_Banks blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 30 :(asr) G_Karagounis is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to N_Kanu
          ...  H_Rodellega is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Care Taker looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 34 :(rfc) J_Marshman sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega hits a great drive!
          ...  Looks like it should be G_Banks's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  G_Banks looks embarrassed!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-0 AS Roma ...
Min. 35 :(asr) A_Pirlo looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu drives the ball low !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 37 :(asr) Aldair runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  K_Rekik beats him to the ball
Min. 38 :(asr) Geminiho finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled K_Rekik
          ...  K_Rekik reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 2-0 AS Roma

Min. 49 :(asr) A_Pirlo looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Aldair
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Zico swings it in!
          ...  H_Fernandez wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 50 :(asr) S_Gruber kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  N_Kanu gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Doria is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 50 :(rfc) J_Marshman with a short pass to find Messi
          ...  G_Karagounis with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 53 :(asr) Geminiho takes advantage of a bad back pass from Doria
          ...  K_Rekik gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 54 :(rfc) J_Marshman beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves F_Brych
          ...  J_Marshman has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Brilliant save from G_Banks
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Giovinco is coming on for D_McGrain and playing DF
Min. 56 :(rfc) Messi flicks the ball through
          ...  H_Rodellega runs onto it!
          ...  Bauer clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 58 :(asr) S_Gruber with a probing pass to J_Matip
          ...  J_Matip with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 64 :(rfc) H_Rodellega cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  A_Pirlo with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 66 :(rfc) B_Hemoth changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Rodellega
          ...  But G_Karagounis clears the danger
Min. 66 :(asr) A defence splitting pass from Zico to S_Gruber
          ...  K_Rekik pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 70 :(asr) P_Huntington is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Matip is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(asr) There's going to be a change
          ...  Emerson will come on for Geminiho and play DF
Min. 70 :(rfc) H_Fernandez sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Messi
          ...  Messi hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 73 :(rfc) R_Giovinco with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from Bauer
          ...  G_Karagounis fouls badly
          ...  F_Brych shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 75 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca is coming on for Messi and playing FW
Min. 75 :(asr) C_Makiadi comes on for S_Gruber and takes up a MF role
Min. 75 :(rfc) H_Rodellega lobs it over Emerson
          ...  Zico with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  F_Brych is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 77 :(asr) Zico with the cross-field pass to N_Kanu
          ...  R_Giovinco tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  F_Brych wants a quiet word
Min. 78 :(rfc) H_Rodellega brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  R_Acquafresca makes himself available
          ...  R_Acquafresca curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  G_Banks just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 80 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the first time flick to H_Fernandez
          ...  H_Fernandez with a thundering shot!
          ...  G_Banks falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  And goes wide!!
          ...  G_Banks looks relieved!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by B_Hemoth!
          ...  R_Acquafresca swings a leg at it!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by L_Thomas
          ...  P_Huntington wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 81 :(rfc) R_Jack is being prepared to come on
          ...  L_Thomas is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 85 :(rfc) R_Jack hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  H_Rodellega latches onto it!
          ...  Emerson with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Care Taker looks relieved
Min. 86 :(rfc) J_Marshman with an intelligent ball to K_Rekik
          ...  P_Huntington with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  F_Brych wants a quiet word
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca beats the defender
          ...  But Emerson puts the ball out of play
Min. 89 :(asr) A_Pirlo looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  Emerson receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  But K_Rekik will cut out the threat
Min. 91 :(asr) Emerson sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  J_Marshman with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 146,835
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : H_Rodellega (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Messi (15), H_Rodellega (34)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Marshman (91)
Injured              : N/A
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : A_Pirlo
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Karagounis (73), Zico (75)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    AS Roma
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       6
Off target           :           7        |       4
On target            :           6        |       2
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       11
Key Tackles          :           9        |       7
Key Passes           :          17        |       11
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 2 - 0 AS Roma
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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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A_Peruzzi      GK  39   2   7   3  22 |  93   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  32  13   8  24 |  56   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  20  20
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  32  11   7  22 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Doria          DF   3  29   7   5  32 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  29   7   2  12 |  93   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  34   7  18 |  82   0   0   4   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60   1
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  32   6  22 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  30   7  33 |  93   0   0   5   1   1   0   1   0   0  -2  68   8
H_Fernandez    MF   1   7  28   8  32 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
Messi          FW   1  10   8  35  18 |  76   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  48
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  28  13 |  93   0   1   2   0   3   1   0   0   0  40  40  66
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  33  14  11  35 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  32   7   9  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  30  12  22 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  34  36 |  17   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2

Player Statistics - AS Roma
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Banks        GK  29   3   1   3  12 |  93   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0   0   0
Bauer          DF   2  29   9   5  32 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Aldair         DF   2  29   8   4  11 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  29   4   7  12 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Matip        DF   3  28   8   8  10 |  71   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
A_Pirlo        DM   1  13  27   7  11 |  93   0   1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40   0
Zico           MF   3   8  29   8  30 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8 -22
G_Karagounis   MF   2  10  28   9  33 |  93   0   1   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  18  -1
S_Gruber       MF   3   8  27   8  21 |  76   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  30  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  27  31 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Hugo         GK  27   2   3   1  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Roberto        DF   3  28   9   9  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Huntington   DF   1  25   8   6  22 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Makiadi      MF   2   7  29   4  10 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Emerson        DF   3  11   7  29  21 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
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