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Elite FA Cup, 2nd Round

Rangers FC 1 - 0 Liverpool

Elite FA Cup 2nd Round, Rangers FC vs. Liverpool (Wed Feb 20)


                           Rangers FC  |  Liverpool
                              4-4-2 P  |  4-1-2-1-2 D
                          Gazza Grant  |  Mike McLeod
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK G_Buffon
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF Reinaldo
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF Renald
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF D_Abdoun
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  DM C_Sanchez
                       F_Ravanelli MF  |  MF J_Hernandez
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF T_Kroos
                         A_Iniesta MF  |  AM P_Nedved
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW E_Stranger
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW A_Lombardo
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB P_Parkes
                        P_Senderos SUB |  SUB H_Matt
                          L_Thomas SUB |  SUB N_Schulz
                            R_Jack SUB |  SUB A_Martinez
                             Messi SUB |  SUB A_Mitrovic

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 6  :(rfc) D_McGrain finds H_Rodellega with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  H_Rodellega hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But G_Buffon with the difficult save
Min. 12 :(rfc) A_Iniesta runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to H_Rodellega
          ...  A_Lombardo pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 14 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson unselfishly heads the ball back to H_Rodellega
          ...  But D_Abdoun wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but J_Hunye has none of it.
Min. 14 :(lpl) Renald gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Lombardo
          ...  D_McGrain anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 14 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca turns on a sixpence
          ...  T_Kroos with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 14 :(lpl) T_Kroos looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 15 :(lpl) Renald hits a hard pass to T_Kroos
          ...  R_Giovinco plays the back pass
          ...  D_Marshall can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Stranger curls it into the box!
          ...  D_Marshall makes the catch!
Min. 16 :(rfc) H_Rodellega knocks it past Reinaldo and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Reinaldo reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 19 :(lpl) Renald drives it forward to P_Nedved
          ...  But R_Giovinco will cut out the threat
Min. 32 :(rfc) B_Hemoth hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  H_Rodellega latches onto it!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Reinaldo hits it out for a throw
Min. 36 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca is first to the ball
          ...  A_Lombardo takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 40 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli loses Reinaldo
          ...  The ball hits Renald in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) R_Giovinco jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  T_Kroos with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !

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

Min. 46 :(lpl) J_Hernandez runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  K_Ramsteijn intercepts the pass
Min. 47 :(lpl) P_Nedved hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  A_Lombardo latches onto it!
          ...  But A_Iniesta wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but J_Hunye has none of it.
Min. 51 :(lpl) A_Lombardo with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  But R_Giovinco slides in two footed.
          ...  J_Hunye has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 53 :(rfc) H_Rodellega has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  W_Van_Boer robs him of the ball
Min. 55 :(rfc) P_Senderos is ready to come on to replace R_Giovinco
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 60 :(rfc) H_Rodellega with a well-controlled run
          ...  Fine tackle by Reinaldo
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 63 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn plays in F_Ravanelli with a beautiful ball
          ...  F_Ravanelli with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 65 :(lpl) It seems Liverpool are making a tactical change to A
Min. 66 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with the first time pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  E_Stranger with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 67 :(lpl) P_Nedved reads the run of A_Lombardo
          ...  A delicate chip from A_Lombardo !
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 67 :(rfc) K_Rekik beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds R_Acquafresca
          ...  W_Van_Boer fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  H_Rodellega plays it short to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the side footed shot!
          ...  The shot slips through G_Buffon's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 69 :(lpl) P_Nedved retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  E_Stranger latches onto the end of it
          ...  E_Stranger with the chance !
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 70 :(rfc) L_Thomas will come on for A_Gunnarsson and play MF
Min. 70 :(rfc) Messi is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Acquafresca is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 71 :(rfc) Messi picks up the pass
          ...  Messi with his head down lets it go !
          ...  G_Buffon is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!
          ...  And Rangers FC are leading in the game now
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Liverpool ...
Min. 72 :(rfc) Rangers FC switch to playing D
Min. 73 :(lpl) C_Sanchez runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Stranger
          ...  But K_Ramsteijn reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 75 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic replaces an unhappy A_Lombardo and will play as a FW
Min. 77 :(rfc) P_Senderos looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Messi
          ...  W_Van_Boer robs him of the ball
Min. 78 :(rfc) B_Hemoth takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into H_Rodellega
          ...  C_Sanchez hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by B_Hemoth!
          ...  D_Abdoun gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 79 :(lpl) H_Matt is going to be brought on
          ...  W_Van_Boer is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 79 :(rfc) A_Iniesta with the nod to Messi
          ...  Messi runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  G_Buffon was beaten there!
Min. 79 :(rfc) H_Rodellega sidesteps P_Nedved
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A_Mitrovic knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  J_Hunye blows up for a foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Gazza Grant looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 80 :(rfc) B_Hemoth holds the ball up
          ...  He sees H_Rodellega in space!
          ...  H_Matt wins the ball
Min. 82 :(rfc) Messi sidesteps D_Abdoun
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  A vicious shot by Messi !
          ...  But G_Buffon punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 83 :(rfc) H_Rodellega knocks it past Renald and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Reinaldo with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  J_Hunye will just give him a speaking to
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(rfc) L_Thomas with a measured pass to Messi
          ...  Messi with a thundering shot!
          ...  Saved by G_Buffon
Min. 90 :(rfc) P_Senderos finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  P_Senderos with a thundering shot!
          ...  G_Buffon takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 91 :(rfc) L_Thomas looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Senderos
          ...  Reinaldo cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 92 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic flicks it over P_Senderos's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  A great volley from A_Mitrovic !
          ...  D_Marshall tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 140,873
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : Messi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Messi (71)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : Reinaldo
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : T_Kroos (43)
Booked               : A_Mitrovic (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Rangers FC   |   Liverpool
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       3
Off target           :           3        |       2
On target            :           5        |       1
Possession           :          65        |       35
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           4        |       9
Key Tackles          :           7        |       13
Key Passes           :          13        |       7
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 1 - 0 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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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  94   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  31  13  11  35 |  57   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  31  13   8  24 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  30  11  10  42 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  72   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  11  31   8  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  30   6  22 |  94   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
A_Iniesta      MF   2   6  28   7  11 |  94   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  32  36 |  72   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Z_Stonewall    GK  29   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  32  13   5  31 |  37   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  22   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40  20
R_Jack         MF   3   7  29  11  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Messi          FW   1  10   8  33  18 |  22   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0  20  20  76

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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G_Buffon       GK  34   2   3   1  22 |  94   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  30   6   6  32 |  81   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  28  12   6  20 |  94   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60 -20 -20
Renald         DF   2  27   8  10  31 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  26   9   7  30 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Sanchez      DM   1  16  24   6  30 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Hernandez    MF   1   8  26  20  26 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  25  21  30 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -30 -30 -30
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |  94   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  27  32 |  77   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   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  25  12   7  34 |  13   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
N_Schulz       AM   1   8  26  16  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Martinez     AM   1   6  25  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Mitrovic     FW   3   5  11  25  42 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
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