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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 3

Rangers FC 0 - 0 Celtic FC

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 3, Rangers FC vs. Celtic FC (Wed Jan 08)


                           Rangers FC  |  Celtic FC
                              4-5-1 P  |  4-1-3-2 P
                          Gazza Grant  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                         A_Peruzzi GK  |  GK H_Gomes
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                        F_Le_Boeuf DF  |  DF P_A_Cocu
                           L_Olsen DF  |  DF C_Kabasele
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF H_Bellerin
                          L_Thomas MF  |  DM C_Makelele
                        J_Marshman MF  |  MF L_Holtby
                       H_Fernandez MF  |  MF R_V_Persie
                          J_Hastie MF  |  MF C_Ronaldo
                            J_Cole MF  |  FW M_Phisbaena
                             Messi FW  |  FW M_McKay
                                       |
                        P_Lattuada SUB |  SUB P_Dahlberg
                         D_McGrain SUB |  SUB C_Metzelder
                           G_Grant SUB |  SUB M_Cassetti
                          B_Hemoth SUB |  SUB A_Cejudo
                     R_Acquafresca SUB |  SUB D_Murphy

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 11 :(cfc) C_Makelele runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to M_Phisbaena
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  A_Peruzzi blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 12 :(rfc) J_Cole finds L_Thomas with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  H_Bellerin takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 16 :(cfc) C_Makelele plays a long ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena is clean through, he is one on one with A_Peruzzi
          ...  He lobs it over A_Peruzzi
          ...  Its hit the bar and over!!
Min. 23 :(rfc) J_Marshman with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to Messi
          ...  P_A_Cocu with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 27 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  P_A_Cocu drives the shot in!
          ...  But A_Peruzzi parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 30 :(cfc) R_V_Persie runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  L_Olsen hits it out for a throw
Min. 34 :(cfc) L_Holtby hoofs it up field to find M_McKay
          ...  Good sliding challenge from L_Olsen and it had to be
Min. 35 :(rfc) Messi makes the tackle
          ...  Messi with the overhead !
          ...  H_Gomes won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 36 :(rfc) Messi beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves B_Kuipers
          ...  Messi with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  H_Gomes heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 37 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past F_Le_Boeuf!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Giovinco with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 42 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a blistering shot !
          ...  A_Peruzzi collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf with a probing pass to L_Olsen
          ...  A delicate header from L_Olsen !
          ...  H_Gomes with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there

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

Min. 50 :(rfc) L_Thomas with a 40-yard pass to Messi
          ...  Messi hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 52 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with an inch perfect pass to P_A_Cocu
          ...  P_A_Cocu hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 53 :(cfc) R_V_Persie is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena with his head down lets it go !
          ...  The shot slips through A_Peruzzi's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 54 :(rfc) L_Olsen finds Messi in the box
          ...  Messi strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  H_Gomes with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 55 :(rfc) L_Thomas with a precise pass to Messi
          ...  But H_Bellerin clears the ball to safety
Min. 56 :(rfc) Messi runs at C_Kabasele
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  Messi attempts to drive it home!
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 58 :(cfc) M_McKay nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  M_McKay fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  A_Peruzzi gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 59 :(rfc) H_Fernandez with a first time pass
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf runs onto it!
          ...  C_Kabasele clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 60 :(rfc) H_Fernandez hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  J_Marshman latches onto it!
          ...  The defender fails to control it
          ...  J_Marshman picks up the loose ball and runs towards goal
          ...  He is one on one with H_Gomes
          ...  He nutmegs H_Gomes
          ...  It goes wide!!
Min. 60 :(rfc) L_Thomas is on the ground motionless!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 60 :(rfc) B_Hemoth is coming on for L_Thomas and will play MF
Min. 61 :(rfc) Messi breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on H_Gomes!
          ...  C_Makelele brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  B_Kuipers reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  J_Cole knocks it forward
          ...  J_Marshman gets on the end of it
          ...  J_Marshman tries to chip the ball over A_Peruzzi!
          ...  H_Gomes won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 63 :(rfc) Messi runs forward
          ...  H_Bellerin beats him to the ball
Min. 63 :(cfc) L_Holtby looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 66 :(cfc) C_Kabasele cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 68 :(rfc) H_Fernandez kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Messi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Messi attempts to nutmeg H_Gomes!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  H_Gomes was beaten there!
Min. 70 :(cfc) M_Cassetti replaces B_Howedes and will play DF
Min. 70 :(cfc) D_Murphy replaces M_McKay to play as a FW
Min. 75 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca replaces J_Cole and will play FW
Min. 75 :(cfc) A_Cejudo is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Ronaldo is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 76 :(rfc) J_Marshman sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But H_Gomes makes an easy save
Min. 76 :(cfc) A_Cejudo takes advantage of a mistake by R_Giovinco
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  A_Cejudo launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  A_Peruzzi has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  A_Peruzzi reacts well to save!!!
Min. 77 :(rfc) Messi controls the ball with ease
          ...  R_V_Persie robs him of the ball
Min. 77 :(rfc) B_Hemoth brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Messi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  L_Holtby tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  B_Kuipers has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by B_Kuipers!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  R_Acquafresca drives it under the wall
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Fernandez swings it in!
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the header
          ...  H_Gomes tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 80 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But A_Peruzzi tips it over
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 81 :(rfc) D_McGrain is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Giovinco is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 81 :(rfc) H_Gomes miskicks!
          ...  J_Hastie is takes control of the ball!
          ...  M_Cassetti rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's B_Kuipers going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  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          : L_Olsen (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : L_Thomas (60)
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : H_Bellerin
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Makelele (61)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       11
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           6        |       6
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           1        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       6
Key Tackles          :           2        |       7
Key Passes           :          10        |       8
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 0 - 0 Celtic FC
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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   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  33  13  11  35 |  82   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  32  11   7  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  29   8   6  42 |  93   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10  10
K_Rekik        DF   1  29   7   2  12 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  34   7  18 |  61   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Marshman     MF   3   8  30   7  33 |  93   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   2
H_Fernandez    MF   1   7  28   8  32 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
J_Hastie       MF   3  10  26   7  22 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  76   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Messi          FW   1  10   8  35  18 |  93   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  33
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  32  13   8  24 |  11   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
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  32   6  22 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  34  36 |  17   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21

Player Statistics - Celtic 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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H_Gomes        GK  39   2   3   7  41 |  93   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  35  11   9  23 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  32   8  11  30 |  93   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
C_Kabasele     DF   3  30   9   6  30 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  29  10  10  23 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
C_Makelele     DM   2  12  31  10  30 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  31   9  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  30  14  31 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  28   8  21 |  76   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  36  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  33
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  71   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  28   8   9  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  26   8   6  30 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
D_Murphy       FW   2  11   8  28  37 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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