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Elite League, Week 4

Rangers FC 1 - 0 Celtic FC

Elite League Match, Rangers FC vs. Celtic FC (Sun Oct 29)


                           Rangers FC  |  Celtic FC
                              5-4-1 E  |  5-3-1-1 A
                          Gazza Grant  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK T_Flowers
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF Fernando_Mera
                         S_Bassong DF  |  DF N_Wade
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF P_A_Cocu
                         F_de_Boer DF  |  DF M_Britos
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF K_Mizuno
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF A_Ben_Hatira
                         K_Richard MF  |  MF C_Makelele
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  AM M_Phisbaena
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW P_McGowan
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB S_Assenjo
                         D_McGrain SUB |  SUB K_Abrha
                           C_Fuchs SUB |  SUB B_Bjorksson
                            R_Jack SUB |  SUB R_V_Persie
                          J_Garner SUB |  SUB G_Puciato

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 1  :(cfc) K_Mizuno takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  R_Acquafresca anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 2  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca lobs it over the defender
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the side footed shot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  T_Flowers moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  T_Flowers catches it with style!
Min. 5  :(rfc) L_Thomas plays in R_Acquafresca with a beautiful ball
          ...  M_Britos gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 8  :(rfc) K_Richard holds the ball up
          ...  He sees K_Ramsteijn in space!
          ...  K_Ramsteijn fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 9  :(cfc) C_Makelele unselfishly heads the ball back to M_Phisbaena
          ...  G_Grant with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 11 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with a measured ball to G_Grant
          ...  G_Grant could have let it bounce!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 12 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes advantage of a mistake by R_Giovinco
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  But K_Ramsteijn slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 16 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Giovinco collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Giovinco attempts a lob!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  T_Flowers was beaten there!
Min. 16 :(cfc) K_Mizuno hits a hard pass to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Belushi dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And Belushi tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno curls it into the box!
          ...  S_Bassong wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 17 :(cfc) B_Howedes plays a great one-two
          ...  He continues to run forward now
          ...  L_Thomas takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  N_Alexander tries to calm him down
Min. 18 :(cfc) P_McGowan looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to P_A_Cocu
          ...  P_A_Cocu blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 21 :(cfc) C_Makelele is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  M_Phisbaena latches onto the ball
          ...  A wicked drive by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 22 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira flicks the ball through
          ...  M_Phisbaena runs onto it!
          ...  S_Bassong cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 24 :(rfc) B_Hemoth is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to G_Grant
          ...  G_Grant hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  T_Flowers grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 25 :(rfc) K_Richard squares it to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Gunnarsson tries to chip the ball over T_Flowers!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  T_Flowers was beaten there!
Min. 29 :(cfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  P_McGowan is through!
          ...  F_de_Boer with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira swings it in
          ...  M_Phisbaena takes control of it!
          ...  M_Phisbaena drives it low !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 30 :(cfc) K_Mizuno plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  P_A_Cocu decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  P_A_Cocu pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno lofts the ball in!
          ...  L_Thomas reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 33 :(rfc) G_Grant is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Giovinco
          ...  R_Giovinco sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 37 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  M_Phisbaena had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  K_Richard passes to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to beat Belushi from outside the area!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  T_Flowers moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And into the net!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC have snatched the lead!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Celtic FC ...
Min. 38 :(rfc) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Rangers FC will now be playing D
Min. 38 :(cfc) Celtic FC will now play P
Min. 38 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  C_Makelele slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 40 :(rfc) K_Richard holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to G_Grant
          ...  G_Grant looks to see where T_Flowers is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  T_Flowers tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Giovinco swings it in!
          ...  T_Flowers fists it away!
Min. 40 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past N_Wade
          ...  P_McGowan is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  N_Alexander lectures him
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) B_Hemoth gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds R_Acquafresca
          ...  Fernando_Mera wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!

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

Min. 49 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira takes advantage of a bad back pass from A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 49 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn 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!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  P_A_Cocu rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  N_Alexander will just give him a speaking to
Min. 50 :(rfc) S_Bassong is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Acquafresca
          ...  But M_Britos wins the ball
Min. 59 :(cfc) Fernando_Mera with a slide rule pass to A_Ben_Hatira
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira from 20 yards !
          ...  Belushi beats the ball away
Min. 60 :(cfc) P_McGowan with the kinky dribble
          ...  S_Bassong with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  N_Alexander tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 66 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled S_Bassong
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by F_de_Boer !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 70 :(rfc) D_McGrain is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Giovinco is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(cfc) K_Abrha comes on for N_Wade and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 72 :(rfc) R_Jack is being brought on
          ...  L_Thomas is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 72 :(cfc) R_V_Persie will replace the useless A_Ben_Hatira and will play MF
Min. 74 :(cfc) P_McGowan with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows G_Grant a clean set of heals
          ...  F_de_Boer forces him off the ball
Min. 75 :(cfc) G_Puciato replaces P_McGowan to play as a FW
Min. 78 :(cfc) G_Puciato spits at S_Bassong
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  N_Alexander reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 80 :(rfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  J_Garner will come on for R_Acquafresca and play FW
Min. 82 :(rfc) B_Hemoth moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Grant
          ...  Good sliding challenge from B_Howedes and it had to be
Min. 87 :(rfc) K_Richard turns past P_A_Cocu
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  K_Richard sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  T_Flowers with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by K_Richard!
          ...  M_Britos gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson barges the defender off the ball
          ...  B_Howedes takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!

*************  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_Richard (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Acquafresca (37)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : C_Makelele
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Puciato (78)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |   Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       7
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           4        |       2
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       11
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :          11        |       7
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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 |  98   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |  74   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0   2
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  29  11  10  42 |  98   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
S_Bassong      DF   2  29  11   6  30 |  98   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
G_Grant        DF   3  29   6   8  13 |  98   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  10   7
F_de_Boer      DF   2  28   7   7  27 |  98   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  31   7  18 |  76   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |  98   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  45   5
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  29   6  22 |  98   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  84   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
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  12   7  24 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
C_Fuchs        DF   2  26   8   9  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  28  11  22 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  28  11 |  14   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 |  98   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  98   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |  98   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
N_Wade         DF   2  30   9   6  25 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  29   7  10  30 |  98   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
M_Britos       DF   2  27   6   8  22 |  98   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  32  10  28 |  98   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  76   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  28  10  30 |  98   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
M_Phisbaena    AM   2   9  13  32  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -13
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  79   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  10  29   7  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  27  13  31 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
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