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Elite FA Cup, Group E Game 2

Rangers FC 3 - 3 Sao Paulo FC

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 2, Rangers FC vs. Sao Paulo FC (Wed Dec 12)


                           Rangers FC  |  Sao Paulo FC
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 A
                          Gazza Grant  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK Dante_Silva
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF A_Pereira
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF Baresi
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF G_Hanley
                        Marquinhos DF  |  DF G_v_der_Wiel
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF K_Mizuno
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF B_Bjorksson
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF Li_Chung
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF M_Barry
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW F_Totti
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW J_Greaves
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB J_Hart
                       K_Ramsteijn SUB |  SUB R_Delap
                           K_Rekik SUB |  SUB Shane_Botwin
                       F_Ravanelli SUB |  SUB S_Gerrard
                            N_Kanu SUB |  SUB S_Warwick

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 5  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Sao Paulo FC fans taunt him!
Min. 6  :(sao) M_Barry turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to K_Mizuno
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by K_Mizuno !
          ...  D_Marshall beats the ball away
Min. 7  :(rfc) R_Jack takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into A_Gunnarsson
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  M_Barry hits it out for a throw
Min. 8  :(rfc) G_Grant beats G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  G_Grant keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He dives on the ground and his team mates follow him!!
          ...  That puts Rangers FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 10 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  R_Acquafresca gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Acquafresca is through on goal!
          ...  The defender was caught napping
          ...  He just has Dante_Silva to beat
          ...  He lobs it over Dante_Silva
          ...  It goes wide!!
Min. 10 :(sao) J_Greaves jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  R_Giovinco gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 11 :(rfc) D_McGrain is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with a thundering drive!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Dante_Silva is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Thomas curls it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to R_Jack
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Dante_Silva dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And Dante_Silva tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Thomas chips the ball into the area!
          ...  D_McGrain tries to place the shot!
          ...  Dante_Silva tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson swings it in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to H_Rodellega
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But Dante_Silva stops that one easily
Min. 12 :(sao) J_Greaves turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  J_Greaves with the chance !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  D_Marshall is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pereira hits it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of D_Marshall
Min. 17 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  Dante_Silva catches the ball
Min. 18 :(sao) B_Bjorksson holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Baresi
          ...  But G_Grant sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 20 :(sao) J_Greaves is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  R_Giovinco is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  D_Marshall misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pereira crosses it in!
          ...  D_Marshall reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 21 :(sao) J_Greaves loses R_Giovinco
          ...  But Marquinhos slides in
Min. 23 :(sao) Li_Chung runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to F_Totti
          ...  L_Thomas takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 26 :(rfc) R_Jack is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 28 :(sao) Li_Chung fires over a low cross to J_Greaves
          ...  J_Greaves sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the crowd!
          ...  The fans love him!!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-1 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 29 :(rfc) L_Thomas with a probing pass to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 31 :(rfc) L_Thomas runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  M_Barry is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
Min. 33 :(sao) A_Pereira is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to Li_Chung
          ...  Li_Chung fires the shot in!
          ...  Looks like it should be D_Marshall's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks embarrassed!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Rangers FC 1-2 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 35 :(rfc) L_Thomas takes advantage of a mistake by G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  L_Thomas tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  Dante_Silva blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 37 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Baresi is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Dante_Silva misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Thomas plays it towards the near post!
          ...  B_Hemoth gets to it!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 38 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  A_Gunnarsson sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 38 :(sao) B_Bjorksson drives it across the face of the goal F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(rfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  D_McGrain is through!
          ...  D_McGrain from 20 yards !
          ...  Dante_Silva is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-2 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 45 :(rfc) H_Rodellega squares it to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  A_Dali calls him over
          ...  A_Dali is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 2-2 Sao Paulo FC

Min. 47 :(rfc) G_Grant moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Hemoth
          ...  B_Hemoth unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  But Dante_Silva stops that one easily
Min. 50 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn will replace D_McGrain and play DF
Min. 50 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli is being brought on
          ...  A_Gunnarsson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 51 :(rfc) B_Hemoth pushes it past B_Bjorksson
          ...  Driven towards goal by B_Hemoth !
          ...  Dante_Silva saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 53 :(rfc) B_Hemoth is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to R_Jack
          ...  R_Jack aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 54 :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  F_Totti runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  F_Totti looks to see where D_Marshall is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Barry plays it into the danger area!
          ...  R_Giovinco heads it away
Min. 56 :(rfc) R_Jack gets possession in his own half
          ...  R_Jack sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  It floats over Dante_Silva
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 59 :(sao) K_Mizuno has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past R_Giovinco
          ...  He knocks it to G_Hanley!
          ...  G_Hanley has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It comes to M_Barry
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  D_Marshall saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 62 :(sao) K_Mizuno sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to F_Totti
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from F_Totti !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 63 :(sao) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  S_Gerrard will come on for Li_Chung and play MF
Min. 65 :(sao) R_Delap replaces Baresi to play as a DF
Min. 65 :(rfc) R_Jack is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to L_Thomas
          ...  L_Thomas hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Dante_Silva gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 67 :(sao) S_Warwick takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace F_Totti
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 67 :(sao) S_Gerrard gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past Marquinhos!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Giovinco with an awful challenge
          ...  A_Dali refrained from booking him but had words
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  R_Delap with the thundering drive
          ...  D_Marshall makes a difficult save
Min. 67 :(sao) S_Gerrard has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Marquinhos
          ...  He puts in J_Greaves!
          ...  Blocked by G_Grant
Min. 68 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with a pinpoint pass to F_Ravanelli
          ...  F_Ravanelli attempts to nutmeg Dante_Silva!
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 68 :(sao) B_Bjorksson miskicks!
          ...  He finds M_Barry though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  M_Barry tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 71 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs towards the goal
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Pereira and it had to be
Min. 71 :(sao) S_Gerrard hoofs it up field to find S_Warwick
          ...  S_Warwick with a blistering shot !
          ...  D_Marshall can't get to it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Rangers FC 2-3 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 72 :(rfc) Rangers FC restructured their strategy to L
Min. 72 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  H_Rodellega gets on the end of the pass
          ...  H_Rodellega heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But Dante_Silva gets down well to tip the ball wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Giovinco drives it into the box!
          ...  Dante_Silva easily claims the ball!
Min. 73 :(rfc) H_Rodellega with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  Good sliding challenge from R_Delap and it had to be
Min. 75 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_Giovinco
          ...  The defence has gone to sleep
          ...  R_Giovinco is all alone
          ...  Dante_Silva comes towards him
          ...  He rounds Dante_Silva
          ...  He taps it towards the goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rangers FC have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Rangers FC 3-3 Sao Paulo FC ...
Min. 76 :(rfc) Rangers FC are switching their playing style to A
Min. 78 :(rfc) H_Rodellega nutmegs G_Hanley
          ...  S_Gerrard with an ugly foul
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  H_Rodellega shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to K_Ramsteijn instead
          ...  K_Ramsteijn tries to beat D_Marshall!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 80 :(rfc) K_Rekik is being brought on
          ...  L_Thomas is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 80 :(sao) K_Mizuno had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  But G_Grant sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 81 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with an incisive pass to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca rifles it to the far post !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack crosses it in!
          ...  Dante_Silva easily claims the ball!
Min. 81 :(sao) R_Delap finds S_Warwick in the box
          ...  S_Warwick with the side footed shot!
          ...  D_Marshall with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 83 :(sao) S_Gerrard 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 J_Greaves
          ...  G_Grant forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Gerrard crosses it in!
          ...  It comes to B_Bjorksson
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 84 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the nod to R_Acquafresca
          ...  B_Bjorksson with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 87 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with a glorious 60-yard pass to H_Rodellega
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from H_Rodellega !
          ...  Dante_Silva just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 87 :(sao) G_Hanley sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  G_Hanley drives the ball low !
          ...  It floats over D_Marshall
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 87 :(rfc) F_Ravanelli with a slick pass to G_Grant
          ...  B_Bjorksson fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(rfc) R_Giovinco sprints past R_Delap
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from R_Giovinco !
          ...  Dante_Silva watches it sail safely wide!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 147,930
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : D_McGrain
Scorers              : G_Grant (8), D_McGrain (43), R_Giovinco (75)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Sao Paulo FC Match Info
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Best player          : Li_Chung (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Greaves (28), Li_Chung (33), S_Warwick (71)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_v_der_Wiel (45)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |  Sao Paulo FC
Attempts on Goal     :          26        |       15
Off target           :          15        |       8
On target            :          11        |       7
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           6        |       5
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       10
Key Tackles          :           8        |       4
Key Passes           :          16        |       14
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 3 - 3 Sao Paulo FC
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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   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  31  13  11  35 |  92   0   3   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  60   0  36
G_Grant        DF   3  31   7   8  13 |  92   0   4   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  80  10  35
D_McGrain      DF   1  30  13   7  24 |  51   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  45
Marquinhos     DF   2  29   7   2  18 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  81   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  11
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  51   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  30   6  22 |  92   0   0   4   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  40  21
R_Jack         MF   3   7  29  11  22 |  92   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  12
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  32  36 |  92   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  14
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  92   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  23
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 |  41   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  11  31   8  21 |  41   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Sao Paulo 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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Dante_Silva    GK  38   1   7   3  22 |  92  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  30  12   7  14 |  92   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Baresi         DF   1  30  11   8  21 |  66   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Hanley       DF   2  28  12   7  41 |  92   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  28   7   4  23 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
K_Mizuno       MF   1   9  33  10  28 |  92   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  30   7  31 |  92   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  29   7  11 |  64   0   0   2   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  35
M_Barry        MF   2  17  27   7  32 |  92   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  11
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  28  42 |  68   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  28  23 |  92   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
J_Hart         GK  28   2   2   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Delap        DF   2  30   9  10  34 |  26   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
Shane_Botwin   MF   2   7  28   9  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  27  17  21 |  28   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
S_Warwick      FW   2   8   8  25  24 |  24   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
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