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Elite League Cup Match 1

Rangers FC 0 - 2 Manchester City

Elite League Cup Group Match, Rangers FC vs. Manchester City (Wed May 09)


                           Rangers FC  |  Manchester City
                              5-4-1 L  |  4-4-2 P
                          Gazza Grant  |  Tony McCleary
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK S_Scuffet
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF K_Rekik
                         S_Bassong DF  |  DF W_Reid
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF M_A_Nastasic
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF M_Rojo
                           C_Fuchs DF  |  MF L_Diame
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF Jinky
                       F_Ravanelli MF  |  MF M_Scholl
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF Eduardo
                         J_Shaddix MF  |  FW G_Botti
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW A_Langlitz
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB P_Out
                         D_McGrain SUB |  SUB D_Boyata
                             Doria SUB |  SUB M_Killagon
                      A_Gunnarsson SUB |  SUB R_Keen
                            N_Kanu SUB |  SUB M_Skiba

Referee: K_Clark (Scotland)


Min. 11 :(rfc) G_Grant knocks the ball back to Belushi
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Rangers FC 0-1 Manchester City ...
Min. 12 :(mnc) A_Langlitz with the nod to M_Scholl
          ...  Cleaned up by R_Giovinco
Min. 21 :(mnc) A_Langlitz with the towering header to G_Botti
          ...  R_Acquafresca is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
          ...  K_Clark warns him
Min. 21 :(mnc) Eduardo jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Botti
          ...  Blocked by S_Bassong
Min. 22 :(mnc) Jinky nutmegs R_Giovinco, he continues to run forward
          ...  Jinky rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But Belushi hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 23 :(rfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  S_Bassong is through!
          ...  S_Bassong shapes up for a shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And S_Scuffet recovers to save!!
Min. 23 :(mnc) M_Scholl runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of G_Botti
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  C_Fuchs with the block
Min. 30 :(mnc) K_Rekik slides the ball across to A_Langlitz
          ...  A_Langlitz sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  Belushi can't get to it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  Rangers FC 0-2 Manchester City ...
Min. 31 :(mnc) W_Reid heads the ball back to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti with a thundering volley!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 33 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs at M_Rojo
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  M_Rojo goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 33 :(mnc) Eduardo is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to G_Botti
          ...  C_Fuchs plays the back pass
          ...  Belushi can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Belushi makes the catch!
Min. 36 :(mnc) L_Diame whips the ball across to Eduardo
          ...  R_Jack with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 40 :(mnc) L_Diame slides the ball across to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti attempts to drive it home!
          ...  Belushi makes a good save
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

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

Min. 46 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  M_Rojo with the tackle
Min. 49 :(mnc) Jinky 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!
          ...  G_Botti receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  What a shot from G_Botti !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Rangers FC fans taunt him!
Min. 54 :(rfc) R_Jack with the nod to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  W_Reid reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 57 :(rfc) G_Grant takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past the defender
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  W_Reid anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 60 :(rfc) D_McGrain is coming on and R_Giovinco is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 64 :(rfc) D_McGrain slides the ball across to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  W_Reid slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 64 :(rfc) D_McGrain breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on S_Scuffet!
          ...  M_Scholl brings him down!
          ...  K_Clark refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 67 :(rfc) J_Shaddix controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs M_A_Nastasic
          ...  He puts in R_Acquafresca!
          ...  Jinky takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 68 :(rfc) R_Jack flicks it over K_Rekik's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  R_Jack attempts the shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 70 :(rfc) Doria comes on for G_Grant and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(mnc) D_Boyata is being brought on
          ...  M_A_Nastasic is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(mnc) R_Keen will replace the useless M_Scholl and will play MF
Min. 70 :(mnc) M_Skiba is ready to come on to replace G_Botti
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 70 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli makes himself available
          ...  A_Langlitz takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 71 :(rfc) D_McGrain turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Shaddix
          ...  K_Rekik with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 73 :(rfc) R_Jack pulls it back to R_Acquafresca
          ...  L_Diame with a clumsy challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 77 :(mnc) R_Keen skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to A_Langlitz
          ...  J_Shaddix rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's K_Clark going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 80 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson is being brought on
          ...  L_Thomas is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 80 :(rfc) Rangers FC will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 80 :(rfc) R_Jack with the nod to J_Shaddix
          ...  K_Rekik reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of S_Scuffet
Min. 80 :(mnc) M_Skiba takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past D_McGrain
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  J_Shaddix fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 82 :(mnc) A_Langlitz takes advantage of a mistake by K_Ramsteijn
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  C_Fuchs with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  K_Clark warned him
Min. 83 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca flings a shot at goal !
          ...  S_Scuffet has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  S_Scuffet reacts well to save!!!
Min. 83 :(mnc) W_Reid with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Skiba gets on the end of the pass
          ...  K_Ramsteijn anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 83 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca beats D_Boyata
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Eduardo with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 85 :(mnc) W_Reid stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  S_Bassong with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  K_Clark wants a quiet word
Min. 86 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson picks up a loose ball
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by A_Gunnarsson !
          ...  The shot slips through S_Scuffet's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 86 :(mnc) R_Keen sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba with a powerful diving header!
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 87 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a probing pass to J_Shaddix
          ...  Cleaned up by M_Skiba
Min. 87 :(rfc) S_Bassong crosses into the box, finding A_Gunnarsson
          ...  W_Reid wins the ball well
          ...  K_Clark has given a free kick
          ...  K_Clark gave him a strong warning
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(rfc) J_Shaddix moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to F_Ravanelli
          ...  Jinky fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 90 :(rfc) J_Shaddix with the through ball to C_Fuchs
          ...  D_Boyata with a pull on the shirt
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Gazza Grant looks annoyed that there was no card there

*************  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          : J_Shaddix
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Jack (36), J_Shaddix (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : K_Rekik (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Grant (11 og), A_Langlitz (30)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Diame (73), Jinky (88)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Rangers FC   | Manchester City
Attempts on Goal     :           4        |       6
Off target           :           2        |       3
On target            :           2        |       3
Possession           :          42        |       58
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       11
Key Tackles          :           6        |       10
Key Passes           :          11        |       13
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 0 - 2 Manchester City
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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 |  92   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  30  13  10  35 |  61   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Bassong      DF   2  30  12   7  30 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  30  11  10  42 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  30   6   8  13 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   0
C_Fuchs        DF   2  27   8   9  32 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  32   7  18 |  81   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  10  30   8  21 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Jack         MF   3   7  29  11  22 |  92   0   0   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -1
J_Shaddix      MF   3  11  27  17  31 |  92   0   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  -2
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  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  30  13   7  24 |  31   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
Doria          DF   3  27   7   5  32 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
A_Gunnarsson   FW   2   8  30  18  34 |  11   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Manchester City
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Scuffet      GK  39   5   1   4  41 |  92   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  27   7   2  12 |  92   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  30   0
W_Reid         DF   2  26   6   9  41 |  92   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Rojo         DF   1  25   6   8  20 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  30   5  32 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
Jinky          MF   3   9  29   8  41 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18   8   8
M_Scholl       MF   2  10  28  10  22 |  71   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Eduardo        MF   2   7  28   8  21 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  28  32 |  71   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
A_Langlitz     FW   3   7  11  27  32 |  92   0   1   2   0   1   1   0   0   0  40  40  55
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Boyata       DF   2  23   6  11  22 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
M_Killagon     DF   1  18  11   3  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Keen         MF   2   5  23  11  31 |  21   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Skiba        FW   1   8   8  24  32 |  21   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
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