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Elite League Cup Match 2

Rangers FC 1 - 2 Marseille

Elite League Cup Groups Match 2, Rangers FC vs. Marseille (Wed Nov 21)


                           Rangers FC  |  Marseille
                              5-3-2 A  |  4-4-2 C
                          Gazza Grant  |  Lee Shaw
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF S_Byram
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF F_Le_Boeuf
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF M_Amoros
                             Doria DF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF N_Kante
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF P_Viera
                       F_Ravanelli MF  |  MF C_Ridout
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                            N_Kanu FW  |  FW A_Di_Stefano
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB S_Given
                       K_Ramsteijn SUB |  SUB L_Shawry
                        Marquinhos SUB |  SUB Y_Sankhare
                          B_Hemoth SUB |  SUB I_Perisic
                       H_Rodellega SUB |  SUB A_Carroll

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 3  :(msl) M_Dickinson looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with a thundering volley!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Rangers FC fans taunt him!
Min. 4  :(rfc) L_Thomas plays it forward to N_Kanu
          ...  Intercepted by L_Koscielny
Min. 8  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past M_Amoros!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 8  :(msl) P_Viera has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Doria
          ...  He puts in L_Koscielny!
          ...  L_Koscielny has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  D_Marshall with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 13 :(msl) C_Ridout controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  S_Byram gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  S_Byram hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  D_Marshall gathers it comfortably
Min. 19 :(rfc) L_Thomas takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  Good sliding challenge from M_Dickinson
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson chips the ball into the area!
          ...  G_Grant gets to it!
          ...  R_Higuita gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 19 :(msl) C_Ridout looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Amoros
          ...  R_Giovinco makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Dickinson hits it into the box!
          ...  D_McGrain wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 22 :(msl) P_Viera takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  D_Marshall had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  J_Eriksson pauses
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  Z_Zidane will take it
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's given Marseille the advantage!
          ...  Rangers FC 0-1 Marseille...
Min. 22 :(msl) Marseille altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 22 :(msl) N_Kante runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  N_Kante shoots towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  Rangers FC 0-2 Marseille ...
Min. 26 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli with a glorious 60-yard pass to N_Kanu
          ...  But S_Byram will cut out the threat
Min. 27 :(rfc) L_Thomas picks out N_Kanu with the cross
          ...  But F_Le_Boeuf will cut out the threat
Min. 30 :(msl) M_Amoros is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  But Doria wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Amoros lofts the ball in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of D_Marshall
Min. 31 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson fires over a low cross to N_Kanu
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by S_Byram
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson crosses it in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of R_Higuita
Min. 32 :(msl) C_Ridout takes possession
          ...  K_Rekik with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 33 :(rfc) The ball runs loose!
          ...  R_Acquafresca seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  R_Acquafresca with a thundering shot!
          ...  R_Higuita gathers it easily
Min. 42 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano jumps over R_Giovinco's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  A_Di_Stefano from 20 yards !
          ...  The shot slips through D_Marshall's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) D_McGrain with the nod to R_Acquafresca
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_Byram belts it clear

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

Min. 46 :(rfc) L_Thomas jumps over S_Byram's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  L_Thomas curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  R_Higuita with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 47 :(msl) P_Viera brings it under control
          ...  He takes on R_Giovinco
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in N_Kante!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  J_Eriksson tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 53 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  N_Kanu gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Cleared by S_Byram
Min. 57 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  N_Kante with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 57 :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_Marshall!
          ...  N_Kanu brings him down!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 57 :(rfc) L_Thomas kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  N_Kanu gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Higuita scythes the player down.
          ...  Like Joey Barton would!
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  J_Eriksson gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  That's a scandalous decision!
          ...  R_Acquafresca takes it
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-2 Marseille...
Min. 58 :(rfc) N_Kanu with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves the defender behind
          ...  S_Byram with a clumsy challenge
          ...  J_Eriksson warns him
Min. 59 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli hoists the ball across to N_Kanu
          ...  M_Amoros is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 60 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn is going to be brought on
          ...  D_McGrain is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 61 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Amoros
          ...  He puts in R_Acquafresca!
          ...  P_Viera with the tackle
Min. 61 :(msl) L_Koscielny with a probing through ball Z_Zidane
          ...  G_Grant brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But J_Eriksson waves play on!!!
Min. 63 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to N_Kanu
          ...  M_Amoros with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  J_Eriksson calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 64 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli drives it forward to L_Thomas
          ...  L_Koscielny plays it back
          ...  R_Higuita slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Rekik chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  R_Higuita fists it away!
Min. 65 :(rfc) G_Grant with the diagonal pass R_Acquafresca
          ...  S_Byram pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 65 :(msl) The ball goes loose!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  D_Marshall is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks very relieved!
Min. 66 :(rfc) N_Kanu with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past N_Kante
          ...  S_Byram brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 68 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  F_Ravanelli collects the loose ball!
          ...  P_Viera with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  J_Eriksson warns him
Min. 71 :(rfc) L_Thomas brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  N_Kanu makes himself available
          ...  M_Amoros cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 71 :(msl) M_Amoros beats G_Grant
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves J_Eriksson
          ...  K_Ramsteijn wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 72 :(rfc) B_Hemoth is ready to come on to replace L_Thomas
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 72 :(msl) M_Amoros finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled G_Grant
          ...  Doria steals the ball of off him
Min. 73 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  R_Acquafresca latches on to it
          ...  N_Kante wins the ball
Min. 75 :(msl) L_Shawry is coming on for L_Koscielny and will play DF
Min. 76 :(rfc) The ball runs loose!
          ...  R_Giovinco seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  R_Giovinco with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But R_Higuita just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 77 :(rfc) N_Kanu runs at L_Shawry
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  N_Kanu carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  R_Higuita goes down well to save
Min. 78 :(rfc) H_Rodellega is coming on for R_Acquafresca and playing FW
Min. 78 :(msl) Y_Sankhare is being brought on
          ...  M_Dickinson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 79 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson with the first time pass to K_Rekik
          ...  K_Rekik shoots towards goal !
          ...  But R_Higuita makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 82 :(msl) Up goes the substitution board - A_Carroll on for Z_Zidane as a FW
Min. 85 :(rfc) N_Kanu is through on goal
          ...  P_Viera rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 86 :(msl) M_Amoros with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past K_Ramsteijn
          ...  F_Ravanelli with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  J_Eriksson lectures him
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(rfc) N_Kanu gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past C_Ridout!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  S_Byram with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue 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          : R_Acquafresca
Scorers              : R_Acquafresca (57 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : K_Rekik (32)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : S_Byram (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N_Kante (22), Z_Zidane (22 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Higuita (57), M_Amoros (59), P_Viera (85)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Rangers FC   |    Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       7
Off target           :           0        |       3
On target            :           7        |       4
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       9
Key Tackles          :           5        |       16
Key Passes           :          16        |       6
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 1 - 2 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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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  92   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  31  13  11  35 |  92   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10
D_McGrain      DF   1  30  13   7  24 |  61   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
G_Grant        DF   3  30   7   8  13 |  92   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |  92   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
Doria          DF   3  27   7   5  32 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  73   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20  20 -10
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  11  31   8  21 |  92   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  32  36 |  79   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  45
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  92   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
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  30  11  10  42 |  31   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Marquinhos     DF   2  29   7   2  18 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  30   6  22 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  13   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 |  92   8   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  28   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  31  11   7  36 |  76   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10  10
S_Byram        DF   3  31   9   6  32 |  92   0   7   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 140   0  10
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  30  10   7  22 |  92   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Amoros       DF   2  28   9   7  42 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  30   7  28 |  79   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  30   7  13 |  92   0   2   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  60  20  55
P_Viera        MF   3  10  29   8  41 |  92   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  28   4  32 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  31  34 |  83   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  30  31 |  92   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
S_Given        GK  31   2   1   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  34   9   8  15 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   9  32  12  36 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  32   6  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  28  38 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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