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Elite FA Cup, 2nd Round

Rangers FC 1 - 0 Celtic FC

Elite FA Cup 2 Round, Rangers FC vs. Celtic FC (Thu Feb 01)


                           Rangers FC  |  Celtic FC
                              5-3-2 N  |  4-1-2-1-2 P
                          Gazza Grant  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK T_Flowers
                         S_Bassong DF  |  DF N_Wade
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF Fernando_Mera
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF P_A_Cocu
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF K_Abrha
                           C_Fuchs DF  |  DM M_Kikuchi
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF B_Bjorksson
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF A_Ben_Hatira
                       F_Ravanelli MF  |  AM K_Mizuno
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW M_Phisbaena
                          J_Garner FW  |  FW G_Puciato
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB S_Assenjo
                         D_McGrain SUB |  SUB B_Howedes
                         K_Richard SUB |  SUB K_Femenia
                            R_Jack SUB |  SUB R_V_Persie
                       H_Rodellega SUB |  SUB P_McGowan

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 2  :(cfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  M_Phisbaena is through!
          ...  C_Fuchs with a pull on the shirt
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 4  :(rfc) L_Thomas runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to R_Giovinco
          ...  R_Giovinco hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  N_Alexander talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's given Rangers FC the advantage!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Celtic FC ...
Min. 4  :(rfc) Rangers FC changed their strategy to play D
Min. 4  :(cfc) Fernando_Mera is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to A_Ben_Hatira
          ...  K_Ramsteijn takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 6  :(rfc) G_Grant is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  B_Bjorksson with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 10 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by K_Abrha
Min. 14 :(rfc) J_Garner breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on T_Flowers!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira brings him down in the area!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  N_Alexander has no hesitation in pointing to the spot!
          ...  R_Acquafresca Places the ball on the spot
          ...  He's put it wide!
Min. 17 :(cfc) K_Abrha with a burst of pace
          ...  G_Grant rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 22 :(cfc) K_Abrha floats the ball in to find M_Phisbaena
          ...  An audacious effort from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  But Belushi punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 31 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  S_Bassong had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  K_Mizuno shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to G_Puciato instead
          ...  But G_Grant slides in two footed.
          ...  N_Alexander has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 35 :(cfc) G_Puciato turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  S_Bassong goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 36 :(cfc) G_Puciato beats K_Ramsteijn
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  R_Acquafresca steals the ball of off him
Min. 38 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  K_Ramsteijn with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But T_Flowers makes a fine save
Min. 38 :(cfc) K_Mizuno has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  G_Puciato gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  C_Fuchs wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 41 :(rfc) J_Garner works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  But K_Abrha wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Ravanelli floats the ball in!
          ...  T_Flowers easily claims the ball!
Min. 42 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson with a 40-yard pass to Fernando_Mera
          ...  J_Garner with the tackle
          ...  N_Alexander will want to speak to him
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(cfc) Fernando_Mera cuts inside S_Bassong
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Fernando_Mera with a powerful header !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 44 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson gets possession in his own half
          ...  P_A_Cocu takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 1-0 Celtic FC

Min. 50 :(rfc) C_Fuchs jumps over P_A_Cocu's challenge
          ...  C_Fuchs tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  T_Flowers falls over
          ...  But T_Flowers is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 50 :(cfc) K_Mizuno with the mazy run
          ...  F_Ravanelli tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  N_Alexander has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by N_Alexander!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira swings it in
          ...  G_Puciato gets on the end of it
          ...  K_Ramsteijn beats him to the ball
Min. 51 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi plays the early ball across the box to find B_Bjorksson in space
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_Bassong hits it out for a throw
Min. 54 :(rfc) L_Thomas kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_Garner gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Garner drives the shot in!
          ...  T_Flowers parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And T_Flowers recovers to save!!
Min. 54 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  M_Kikuchi with a superb challenge
          ...  N_Alexander has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from N_Alexander
Min. 57 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira with a precise pass to P_A_Cocu
          ...  C_Fuchs takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 60 :(rfc) D_McGrain is being prepared to come on
          ...  S_Bassong is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 60 :(cfc) P_McGowan is coming on for G_Puciato and will play MF
Min. 63 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to P_McGowan
          ...  G_Grant reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 64 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi shoves A_Gunnarsson in the chest!!
          ...  N_Alexander has seen it!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 68 :(rfc) D_McGrain runs at M_Kikuchi
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  From long range D_McGrain bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 70 :(cfc) B_Howedes takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace N_Wade
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 72 :(rfc) R_Jack comes on for A_Gunnarsson and takes up a MF role
Min. 72 :(cfc) R_V_Persie is going to be brought on
          ...  B_Bjorksson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 77 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past P_A_Cocu
          ...  He puts in J_Garner!
          ...  J_Garner drives it low !
          ...  T_Flowers saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 82 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  Looks like it should be Belushi's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Belushi looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 84 :(rfc) H_Rodellega is being brought on
          ...  R_Acquafresca is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 87 :(cfc) K_Abrha moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Phisbaena
          ...  G_Grant dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(rfc) L_Thomas kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  F_Ravanelli gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Howedes knocks the ball back to T_Flowers
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past T_Flowers!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Thomas chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  K_Ramsteijn gets his head on it
          ...  T_Flowers makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 92 :(cfc) R_V_Persie takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into A_Ben_Hatira
          ...  But K_Ramsteijn slides in two footed.
          ...  N_Alexander has a look but waves "Play 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          : K_Ramsteijn (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Giovinco (4)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Bassong (31), F_Ravanelli (50)
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : K_Abrha
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_Bjorksson (6), M_Kikuchi (64)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Rangers FC   |   Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       3
Off target           :           1        |       2
On target            :           6        |       1
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           2        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       7
Key Tackles          :          11        |       4
Key Passes           :           7        |       9
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 1 - 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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Belushi        GK  39   8   8   5  11 |  93   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
S_Bassong      DF   2  30  12   6  30 |  61   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  29  11  10  42 |  93   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 100   0  10
G_Grant        DF   3  29   6   8  13 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  20  20
C_Fuchs        DF   2  27   8   9  32 |  93   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  32   7  18 |  93   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  10  30   8  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  85   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  28  11 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
H_Schumacher   GK  32   4   7   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  29  13   7  24 |  32   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  28  11  22 |  20   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  93   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
N_Wade         DF   2  31   9   6  25 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  29   7  11  30 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  93   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
M_Kikuchi      DM   1  14  26   8  30 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  29   7  31 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Mizuno       AM   1   8  32  10  28 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  32  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
K_Femenia      DF   3  25   8   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  28  13  31 |  20   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_McGowan      MF   2   9   8  33  16 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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