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Rangers FC 3 - 1 Liverpool

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, Rangers FC vs. Liverpool (Wed Dec 13)


                           Rangers FC  |  Liverpool
                              4-5-1 P  |  4-1-1-2-2 C
                          Gazza Grant  |  Mike McLeod
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF O_Price
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF J_A_Riise
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF D_Abdoun
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF H_Norvdveit
                          L_Thomas MF  |  DM X_Shaqiri
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF J_Henderson
                       F_Ravanelli MF  |  AM G_Cooper
                         K_Richard MF  |  AM T_Kroos
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  FW B_Wolford
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW D_Lehman
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB P_Parkes
                         S_Bassong SUB |  SUB H_Matt
                           C_Fuchs SUB |  SUB A_Martinez
                            R_Jack SUB |  SUB B_TootToot
                          J_Garner SUB |  SUB Casiano_Silva

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(rfc) D_McGrain sidesteps D_Lehman
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  D_McGrain fires a shot at goal !
          ...  N_Winneke blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 2  :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to D_McGrain
          ...  D_McGrain uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  N_Winneke gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But can't hold onto it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's given Rangers FC the advantage!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Liverpool ...
Min. 5  :(lpl) B_Wolford has space to run with the ball
          ...  K_Ramsteijn reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 10 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri slides it through the middle to B_Wolford
          ...  F_Ravanelli beats him to the ball
Min. 12 :(rfc) K_Richard has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Acquafresca collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Acquafresca with a terrific drive !
          ...  N_Winneke parries it, he follows it up
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The defence had gone walk about!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-0 Liverpool ...
Min. 13 :(lpl) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Liverpool will now play A
Min. 13 :(lpl) T_Kroos nutmegs B_Hemoth
          ...  T_Kroos heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  Belushi manages to turn it behind
Min. 14 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Intercepted by J_A_Riise
Min. 15 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson runs at O_Price
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  D_Lehman with an over the top challenge
          ...  B_Kuipers lectures him
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson bends it in
          ...  N_Winneke catches the ball
Min. 19 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn takes advantage of a mistake by X_Shaqiri
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  A vicious shot by K_Ramsteijn !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 20 :(lpl) J_Henderson runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Lehman
          ...  K_Ramsteijn is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Belushi misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Wolford lofts the ball in!
          ...  Belushi easily claims the ball!
Min. 23 :(rfc) B_Hemoth crosses into the box, finding R_Giovinco
          ...  But O_Price wins the tackle
Min. 23 :(lpl) J_Henderson crosses to T_Kroos
          ...  K_Ramsteijn rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Surely a Penalty!
          ...  Given !!
          ...  Liverpool can have few complaints there!
          ...  N_Winneke is the man who takes it
          ...  He sends Belushi the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-1 Liverpool...
Min. 25 :(rfc) R_Giovinco with a measured ball to L_Thomas
          ...  O_Price takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 28 :(rfc) L_Thomas beats H_Norvdveit
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  X_Shaqiri is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  N_Winneke misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Richard swings it in!
          ...  It is kicked away by D_Abdoun
Min. 30 :(lpl) B_Wolford plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  B_Wolford aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  But Belushi tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Kroos swings it in!
          ...  Belushi easily catches it!
Min. 36 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli with a burst of pace
          ...  F_Ravanelli shoots towards goal !
          ...  N_Winneke gets up well to catch that one
Min. 40 :(rfc) B_Hemoth lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  R_Acquafresca latches on to it
          ...  R_Acquafresca attempts a low drive!
          ...  N_Winneke makes a fine save
Min. 41 :(rfc) D_McGrain crosses into the box, finding A_Gunnarsson
          ...  O_Price forces him off the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(lpl) G_Cooper with the nod to D_Lehman
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with a nasty foul
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!

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

Min. 46 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca finds his way through
          ...  R_Acquafresca with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 47 :(lpl) D_Lehman loses his marker
          ...  D_Lehman rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 48 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past R_Giovinco
          ...  He knocks it to J_Henderson!
          ...  A well-placed shot from J_Henderson !
          ...  Belushi gets his fingertips to it
Min. 51 :(rfc) K_Richard has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past H_Norvdveit
          ...  He knocks it to A_Gunnarsson!
          ...  The defender is caught ball watching
          ...  A_Gunnarsson takes advantage and races towards the goal!
          ...  Just N_Winneke is between him and the goal
          ...  He lobs it over N_Winneke
          ...  Its hit the bar and over!!
Min. 52 :(lpl) D_Abdoun looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards T_Kroos
          ...  G_Grant scythes the player down.
          ...  Psycho!
          ...  B_Kuipers wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 53 :(rfc) G_Grant nutmegs the defender
          ...  G_Grant attempts the shot!
          ...  N_Winneke gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 53 :(lpl) G_Cooper runs at R_Giovinco
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  D_McGrain hits it out for a throw
Min. 54 :(lpl) T_Kroos slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  G_Grant with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over
          ...  B_Kuipers tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Jack is going to be brought on
          ...  L_Thomas is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 55 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson cuts the ball back to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  K_Ramsteijn carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  N_Winneke is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 56 :(lpl) T_Kroos takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Cooper
          ...  G_Cooper has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 58 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson finds the run of R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But N_Winneke reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on N_Winneke anyway
Min. 59 :(rfc) D_McGrain cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to R_Acquafresca
          ...  But D_Abdoun sweeps up the threat
Min. 60 :(rfc) S_Bassong 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. 61 :(rfc) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Rangers FC will now play D
Min. 64 :(rfc) K_Richard looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to D_McGrain
          ...  H_Norvdveit tackles cleanly
Min. 70 :(lpl) Up goes the substitution board - H_Matt on for O_Price as a DF
Min. 70 :(lpl) There's going to be a change
          ...  B_TootToot will come on for J_Henderson and play AM
Min. 70 :(rfc) B_Hemoth turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to R_Acquafresca
          ...  J_A_Riise with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 75 :(rfc) J_Garner replaces R_Acquafresca to play as a MF
Min. 75 :(lpl) Casiano_Silva comes on for B_Wolford and takes up a FW role
Min. 76 :(rfc) S_Bassong backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  F_Ravanelli latches onto the end of it
          ...  F_Ravanelli has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It floats over N_Winneke
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 77 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to B_TootToot
          ...  B_TootToot drives it towards goal !
          ...  But Belushi punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 78 :(rfc) J_Garner slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by D_Abdoun
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 82 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past H_Norvdveit
          ...  He knocks it to R_Jack!
          ...  R_Jack with a stunning strike !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He rips off his shirt and spins it in the air
          ...  Rangers FC 3-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 86 :(rfc) S_Bassong back heels to find A_Gunnarsson in space
          ...  H_Matt takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 86 :(rfc) D_McGrain with the first time flick to G_Grant
          ...  Casiano_Silva with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(lpl) B_TootToot flicks it past F_Ravanelli
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Cleared by K_Ramsteijn

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 144,449
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : A_Gunnarsson (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_McGrain (2), R_Acquafresca (12), R_Jack (82)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Gunnarsson (44), G_Grant (54)
Injured              : N/A
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : X_Shaqiri
Scorers              : N_Winneke (23 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_A_Riise (70)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |   Liverpool
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       7
Off target           :           6        |       2
On target            :           8        |       5
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       9
Key Tackles          :           5        |       9
Key Passes           :          16        |       8
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 3 - 1 Liverpool
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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 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |  63   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  29  13   7  24 |  94   0   1   2   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  20  35
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  29  11  10  42 |  94   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0   2
G_Grant        DF   3  29   6   8  13 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  18  19
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  31   7  18 |  58   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  94   0   0   3   1   2   0   1   0   0  -2  43   4
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  10  30   8  21 |  94   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   6
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |  94   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  29   6  22 |  94   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  78   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  41
H_Schumacher   GK  32   4   7   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bassong      DF   2  30  12   6  30 |  31   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
C_Fuchs        DF   2  27   8   9  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  28  11  22 |  36   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
J_Garner       MF   3   7   8  28  11 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Liverpool
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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N_Winneke      GK  30   2   2   3  20 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -5   0   0  30
O_Price        DF   2  27  12   7  26 |  73   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -20 -20
J_A_Riise      DF   3  26   7   9  32 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
D_Abdoun       DF   3  25   9   7  30 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -10 -20
H_Norvdveit    DF   3  23  11  10  11 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  17  24   7  29 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
J_Henderson    MF   2   8  26  10  30 |  73   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
G_Cooper       AM   4   8  27  14  27 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  24  20  30 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
B_Wolford      FW   1  12  14  27  28 |  78   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
D_Lehman       FW   3   9   7  24  33 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
P_Parkes       GK  27   4   2   4  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Matt         DF   2  24  12   7  34 |  21   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Martinez     AM   1   6  24  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_TootToot     AM   2   9  23  10  42 |  21   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Casiano_Silva  FW   1   6   7  24  33 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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