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Elite League, Week 18

Rangers FC 2 - 0 Marseille

Elite League Match, Rangers FC vs. Marseille (Sun Feb 11)


                           Rangers FC  |  Marseille
                            4-4-1-1 E  |  4-5-1 P
                          Gazza Grant  |  Lee Shaw
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                           Ronaldo DF  |  DF L_Shawry
                         S_Bassong DF  |  DF D_Criscrito
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF S_Byram
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF Y_Sankhare
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF J_Fleck
                         K_Richard MF  |  MF I_Perisic
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                         J_Shaddix AM  |  MF N_Kante
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB H_Lloris
                         D_McGrain SUB |  SUB F_Le_Boeuf
                           G_Grant SUB |  SUB C_Ridout
                       F_Ravanelli SUB |  SUB M_Lopez
                       H_Rodellega SUB |  SUB A_Di_Stefano

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with a glorious 60-yard pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Good sliding challenge from S_Byram
Min. 1  :(msl) Y_Sankhare lays the ball back to Z_Zidane
          ...  An audacious effort from Z_Zidane !
          ...  Belushi with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 2  :(msl) Z_Zidane sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Blocked by S_Bassong
Min. 3  :(msl) Z_Zidane jumps over Ronaldo's challenge
          ...  Cleared by A_Gunnarsson
Min. 5  :(msl) J_Fleck skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to M_Dickinson
          ...  An audacious effort from M_Dickinson !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 6  :(rfc) B_Hemoth with an inch perfect pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  Y_Sankhare wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 7  :(rfc) K_Richard skips the challenge from Y_Sankhare
          ...  K_Richard with a terrific drive !
          ...  R_Higuita saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Richard plays it towards the near post!
          ...  The ball comes to B_Hemoth
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 9  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca times his run well
          ...  A powerful shot by R_Acquafresca !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Richard floats the ball in!
          ...  R_Higuita makes the catch!
Min. 10 :(rfc) S_Bassong is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix hits the ball first time!
          ...  R_Higuita takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 14 :(rfc) J_Shaddix with electric pace
          ...  He eases past L_Koscielny
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by J_Shaddix !
          ...  But R_Higuita punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 14 :(msl) N_Kante has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past L_Thomas
          ...  He knocks it to Z_Zidane!
          ...  K_Ramsteijn anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 17 :(msl) J_Fleck with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past R_Giovinco
          ...  He knocks it to Z_Zidane!
          ...  Z_Zidane attempts a low drive!
          ...  Belushi narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 18 :(msl) Z_Zidane knocks it past A_Gunnarsson and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Z_Zidane !
          ...  Belushi makes a good save
Min. 20 :(msl) M_Dickinson 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 was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 21 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  R_Acquafresca could have let it bounce!
          ...  Brilliant save from R_Higuita
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 25 :(msl) Y_Sankhare holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Dickinson
          ...  M_Dickinson with the shot on net !
          ...  But Belushi palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 27 :(msl) L_Koscielny has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  L_Koscielny lobs Belushi!
          ...  But Belushi tips it behind
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 28 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with the attempt at goal!
          ...  R_Higuita makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 29 :(msl) N_Kante retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Y_Sankhare gets on the end of it
          ...  Y_Sankhare hits the ball first time!
          ...  Belushi tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 30 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn flicks it over L_Shawry and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  K_Ramsteijn with a powerful header !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  R_Higuita plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 32 :(rfc) B_Hemoth takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  But S_Byram clears the danger
Min. 32 :(msl) Y_Sankhare is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to N_Kante
          ...  But K_Ramsteijn barges him off the ball
Min. 37 :(rfc) J_Shaddix 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!
          ...  J_Shaddix with the goal bound shot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  J_Eriksson talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That puts Rangers FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Marseille ...
Min. 37 :(rfc) D_McGrain will come on for J_Shaddix and play DF
Min. 37 :(msl) Marseille switch to playing A
Min. 37 :(msl) Z_Zidane has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  S_Bassong reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(msl) M_Dickinson controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs R_Giovinco
          ...  He puts in Z_Zidane!
          ...  But S_Bassong slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 48 :(rfc) Ronaldo with a one-touch layoff to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Gunnarsson smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post

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

Min. 46 :(rfc) K_Richard takes advantage of a bad back pass from S_Byram
          ...  L_Shawry takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 52 :(rfc) K_Richard finds R_Acquafresca with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  I_Perisic with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 58 :(msl) Curled in dangerously from I_Perisic to Z_Zidane
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  K_Ramsteijn hits it out for a throw
Min. 59 :(rfc) L_Thomas finds R_Acquafresca with a ball over the defence
          ...  Fine tackle by L_Shawry
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 59 :(msl) Z_Zidane beats B_Hemoth
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  B_Hemoth with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 60 :(msl) N_Kante crosses to S_Byram
          ...  S_Byram with the goal bound shot!
          ...  Belushi is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
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. 61 :(msl) M_Dickinson turns past R_Giovinco
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  S_Bassong takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 62 :(rfc) D_McGrain holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to R_Acquafresca
          ...  D_Criscrito with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  J_Eriksson wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  R_Acquafresca fires it towards the goal
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Hemoth hits it towards the far post!
          ...  D_Criscrito wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 67 :(rfc) D_McGrain runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Gunnarsson could have let it bounce!
          ...  It clips the post!!
          ...  The net bulges !!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-0 Marseille ...
Min. 72 :(rfc) R_Giovinco with an inch perfect pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  J_Fleck with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Rangers FC players
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 73 :(msl) M_Dickinson controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs S_Bassong
          ...  He puts in Z_Zidane!
          ...  D_McGrain rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He's been sent off!!
          ...  The ref has shown him a RED CARD!!
Min. 78 :(rfc) Up goes the substitution board - F_Ravanelli on for L_Thomas as a MF
Min. 78 :(msl) N_Kante is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  N_Kante hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 80 :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf will come on for S_Byram and play DF
Min. 80 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  B_Hemoth gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by D_Criscrito
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Hemoth chips the ball into the area!
          ...  R_Higuita makes the catch!
Min. 82 :(msl) C_Ridout is being prepared to come on
          ...  N_Kante is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 82 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  Z_Zidane with a reckless challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  K_Richard knocks it forward
          ...  R_Acquafresca gets on the end of it
          ...  D_Criscrito forces him off the ball
Min. 84 :(rfc) H_Rodellega comes on for R_Acquafresca and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 84 :(msl) M_Dickinson flicks it over the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Fine tackle by A_Gunnarsson
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 85 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano will replace Z_Zidane and play FW
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(rfc) K_Richard retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  A_Gunnarsson latches onto the end of it
          ...  L_Koscielny gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Hemoth hits it towards the far post!
          ...  R_Higuita reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 88 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano flicks it over S_Bassong and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  K_Richard tackles cleanly
Min. 91 :(rfc) Ronaldo looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to H_Rodellega
          ...  But D_Criscrito will cut out the threat
Min. 91 :(msl) Y_Sankhare has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past A_Gunnarsson
          ...  He knocks it to F_Le_Boeuf!
          ...  S_Bassong clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in

*************  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          : A_Gunnarsson (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Shaddix (37), A_Gunnarsson (67)
Sent Off             : D_McGrain (73)
Booked               : S_Bassong (20)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : Y_Sankhare
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Z_Zidane (82)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |    Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       9
Off target           :           4        |       3
On target            :           8        |       6
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           5        |       0
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       11
Key Tackles          :          11        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       12
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 2 - 0 Marseille
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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 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
Ronaldo        DF   2  30  12  10  29 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Bassong      DF   2  30  12   6  30 |  95   0   5   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  98   8  -2
R_Giovinco     DF   2  29  13  10  35 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  29  11  10  42 |  95   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 100   0   5
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  32   7  18 |  81   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  95   0   2   1   0   3   1   0   0   0  40  10  36
K_Richard      MF   1  10  29   9  26 |  95   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  29   6  22 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30  21
J_Shaddix      AM   3  11  27  17  31 |  37   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  40
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  87   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   7
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  13   7  24 |  39   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0 -10  25 -10
G_Grant        DF   3  29   6   8  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  10  30   8  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Marseille
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  95   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  32   9   8  15 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
D_Criscrito    DF   2  30  11   8  27 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  30  11   7  36 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
S_Byram        DF   3  30   8   6  32 |  83   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   8  31  12  36 |  95   0   1   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40   5
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  31   9  28 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  31   6  11 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Dickinson    MF   2  15  29   7  28 |  95   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   6
N_Kante        MF   3   7  29   7  13 |  85   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  30  34 |  88   0   0   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  13
H_Lloris       GK  26   2   3   1  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  29  10   7  22 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  28   4  32 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Lopez        MF   2   6  23   8  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  29  31 |   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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