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Rangers FC 3 - 0 Lyon

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Rangers FC vs. Lyon (Thu Dec 07)


                           Rangers FC  |  Lyon
                            4-3-1-2 E  |  4-3-3 A
                          Gazza Grant  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK T_Snelders
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF H_Berg
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF P_Jones
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF T_Alderweirel
                           C_Fuchs DF  |  DF R_Carlos
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF M_Ball
                         K_Richard MF  |  MF Jesus_Cordoba
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF L_Burt
                         J_Shaddix AM  |  FW J_A_Vardy
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW S_Iversen
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW Rodrigo
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB C_Luciano
                        R_Giovinco SUB |  SUB J_Cojon
                         S_Bassong SUB |  SUB S_Malbranque
                      A_Gunnarsson SUB |  SUB J_Valdivia
                          J_Garner SUB |  SUB T_Erak

Referee: J_Underhill (Scotland)


Min. 2  :(lyn) T_Alderweirel holds the ball up
          ...  He sees S_Iversen in space!
          ...  J_Shaddix with a nasty foul
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 3  :(rfc) J_Shaddix pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But S_Iversen will cut out the threat
Min. 3  :(lyn) L_Burt plays the early ball across the box to find Rodrigo in space
          ...  K_Richard is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  J_Underhill calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 3  :(lyn) S_Iversen takes advantage of a mistake by G_Grant
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  An audacious effort from S_Iversen !
          ...  Belushi saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 5  :(rfc) D_McGrain with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past M_Ball
          ...  D_McGrain with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  T_Snelders never had a chance!
Min. 9  :(lyn) Jesus_Cordoba brings it under control
          ...  He takes on K_Ramsteijn
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Rodrigo!
          ...  Rodrigo with the side footed shot!
          ...  Belushi narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 10 :(rfc) H_Rodellega finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled R_Carlos
          ...  P_Jones takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Gazza Grant looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 12 :(rfc) K_Richard is in some pain
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  But he looks unable to continue
Min. 12 :(rfc) There's going to be a change
          ...  A_Gunnarsson will come on for K_Richard and play MF
Min. 14 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson hits a hard pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  T_Snelders with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson plays it towards the near post!
          ...  T_Alderweirel gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 18 :(rfc) B_Hemoth crosses in from the wing, he finds H_Rodellega in the box
          ...  H_Rodellega blasts it at the goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered into the top corner!
          ...  He salutes the Rangers FC fans!!
          ...  That's put Rangers FC ahead!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Lyon ...
Min. 19 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  But T_Snelders makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 21 :(lyn) M_Ball with a probing through ball J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Belushi is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jesus_Cordoba hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Belushi easily claims the ball!
Min. 27 :(rfc) D_McGrain with a flicked pass to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  But T_Snelders tips it behind
          ...  J_Underhill has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 28 :(rfc) L_Thomas pass splits open the defence and finds J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix with a thundering volley!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 29 :(rfc) B_Hemoth wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix drives the ball low !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 33 :(lyn) Jesus_Cordoba with a first time pass
          ...  P_Jones runs onto it!
          ...  P_Jones unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  Belushi falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 37 :(lyn) R_Carlos has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past K_Ramsteijn
          ...  He puts in J_A_Vardy!
          ...  J_A_Vardy belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  Belushi won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 41 :(lyn) Jesus_Cordoba hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  T_Alderweirel latches onto it!
          ...  T_Alderweirel with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Belushi makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 42 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with a well-controlled run
          ...  But T_Alderweirel puts it in row Z!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  R_Acquafresca shoots towards goal !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 43 :(lyn) R_Carlos brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  S_Iversen makes himself available
          ...  A skilful effort from S_Iversen !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 44 :(rfc) B_Hemoth drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Gunnarsson fires a shot at goal !
          ...  The Rangers FC fans get off there seats!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-0 Lyon ...
Min. 44 :(lyn) T_Alderweirel finds R_Carlos with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  R_Carlos from 20 yards !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 45 :(lyn) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  M_Ball is through!
          ...  D_McGrain with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 46 :(rfc) H_Rodellega with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  H_Rodellega leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  T_Snelders makes a good save

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 2-0 Lyon

Min. 46 :(rfc) L_Thomas hits a hard pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Good sliding challenge from T_Alderweirel and it had to be
Min. 47 :(rfc) J_Shaddix finds R_Acquafresca with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Rodrigo with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 49 :(rfc) B_Hemoth drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 50 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with a first time pass
          ...  R_Acquafresca runs onto it!
          ...  M_Ball with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson passes to J_Shaddix
          ...  T_Alderweirel with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 52 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes advantage of a mistake by T_Alderweirel
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  T_Alderweirel plays the back pass
          ...  T_Snelders can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by B_Hemoth
          ...  L_Thomas makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  T_Snelders tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Thomas drives it into the box!
          ...  B_Hemoth gets to it!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 55 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a glorious 60-yard pass to C_Fuchs
          ...  C_Fuchs with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  T_Snelders falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 58 :(lyn) M_Ball with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  P_Jones gets on the end of the pass
          ...  P_Jones gets up high for the header !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 58 :(rfc) J_Shaddix plays it forward to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  T_Alderweirel with the tackle
          ...  J_Underhill will want to speak to him
          ...  J_Underhill just wants to lecture him
Min. 60 :(rfc) B_Hemoth has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past P_Jones
          ...  He puts in H_Rodellega!
          ...  H_Rodellega hits a great drive!
          ...  T_Snelders parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 60 :(lyn) J_A_Vardy slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Shaddix
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 62 :(lyn) S_Iversen with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from R_Acquafresca
          ...  S_Iversen shoots towards goal !
          ...  Belushi just watches float over the bar!
Min. 63 :(lyn) M_Ball plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  T_Alderweirel decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  K_Ramsteijn gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 64 :(rfc) H_Rodellega gains control of the loose ball
          ...  H_Rodellega sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But T_Snelders makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 66 :(lyn) P_Jones with a slick pass to S_Iversen
          ...  A cheeky lob from S_Iversen !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Rangers FC fans laugh at him
Min. 70 :(rfc) S_Bassong replaces an unhappy G_Grant and will play as a DF
Min. 70 :(lyn) M_Ball with a short pass to find H_Berg
          ...  H_Berg hits a great shot !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  Belushi plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 71 :(rfc) It seems Rangers FC are making a tactical change to D
Min. 75 :(rfc) J_Garner is coming on for R_Acquafresca and playing FW
Min. 79 :(rfc) B_Hemoth passes the ball to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  J_Underhill talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
          ...  The Rangers FC fans celebrate though!
          ...  Rangers FC 3-0 Lyon ...
Min. 79 :(lyn) M_Ball hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Rodrigo latches onto it!
          ...  D_McGrain gets to the ball first
Min. 82 :(lyn) P_Jones moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_A_Vardy
          ...  J_A_Vardy shoots towards goal !
          ...  Belushi makes a difficult save
Min. 83 :(rfc) S_Bassong backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  H_Rodellega latches onto the end of it
          ...  H_Rodellega tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  T_Snelders gathers it easily
Min. 84 :(lyn) H_Berg makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  C_Fuchs fouls badly
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(rfc) S_Bassong controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  J_Garner gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  The ball hits R_Carlos in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 91 :(rfc) Curled in dangerously from J_Shaddix to H_Rodellega
          ...  Jesus_Cordoba stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 91 :(lyn) P_Jones takes advantage of a mistake by K_Ramsteijn
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from C_Fuchs
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by M_Ball!
          ...  Belushi reads it well, and claims it!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 146,337
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : B_Hemoth (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : H_Rodellega (18), A_Gunnarsson (44,79)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Fuchs (84)
Injured              : K_Richard (12)
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Lyon Match Info
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Best player          : T_Alderweirel
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Jones (10), Rodrigo (47), M_Ball (50)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |      Lyon
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       13
Off target           :           7        |       8
On target            :          11        |       5
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           6        |       6
Key Tackles          :           5        |       7
Key Passes           :          17        |       15
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 3 - 0 Lyon
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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 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  29  13   7  24 |  96   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  29  11  10  42 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  29   6   8  13 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
C_Fuchs        DF   2  27   8   9  32 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -1
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  31   7  18 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  29   6  22 |  96   0   0   7   3   1   0   0   0   0   0 115   1
J_Shaddix      AM   3  11  27  17  31 |  96   0   1   3   0   3   0   0   0   0  40  50  27
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  79   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  26  13 |  96   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0  51
H_Schumacher   GK  32   4   7   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Bassong      DF   2  29  12   6  30 |  22   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  84   0   0   2   0   2   2   0   0   0   0  20  60
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  28  11 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Lyon
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_Snelders     GK  35   2   3   4  16 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  26  11   7  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
P_Jones        DF   2  25  12   6  28 |  96   0   0   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  18   0
T_Alderweirel  DF   1  25   8   9  31 |  96   0   5   2   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  20   5
R_Carlos       DF   3  24  11   6  11 |  96   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -19
M_Ball         MF   2  12  25   4  23 |  96   0   0   5   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  48  -2
Jesus_Cordoba  MF   2   8  24  10  11 |  96   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
L_Burt         MF   1   7  23   9  31 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  26  20 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7
S_Iversen      FW   2   7   8  24  32 |  96   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -12
Rodrigo        FW   1   7   7  24  20 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   3
C_Luciano      GK   2  26   7   7  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cojon        DF   2   7  25  15  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Malbranque   MF   3   8  27  10  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Valdivia     FW   2   5  10  26  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Erak         FW   2   6   6  26  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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