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Elite League Cup Match 2

Rangers FC 0 - 0 Sao Paulo FC

Elite League Cup Group Match, Rangers FC vs. Sao Paulo FC (Thu May 17)


                           Rangers FC  |  Sao Paulo FC
                              5-3-2 A  |  5-3-2 P
                          Gazza Grant  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                           Belushi GK  |  GK Dante_Silva
                        R_Giovinco DF  |  DF A_Britton
                         S_Bassong DF  |  DF G_Hanley
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF R_Delap
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                           C_Fuchs DF  |  DF M_Britos
                          L_Thomas MF  |  MF Li_Chung
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF Luis_Garcia
                          B_Hemoth MF  |  MF S_Gerrard
                     R_Acquafresca FW  |  FW J_Greaves
                            N_Kanu FW  |  FW L_Massu
                                       |
                      H_Schumacher SUB |  SUB J_Hart
                         D_McGrain SUB |  SUB G_v_der_Wiel
                             Doria SUB |  SUB Raul_Hierra
                      A_Gunnarsson SUB |  SUB M_Barry
                       H_Rodellega SUB |  SUB F_Totti

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 4  :(rfc) R_Acquafresca barges M_Britos off the ball
          ...  R_Acquafresca shoots towards goal !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 9  :(sao) Luis_Garcia with a glorious long pass to J_Zanetti
          ...  G_Grant intercepts the pass
Min. 19 :(sao) M_Britos gets to the by line and finds J_Greaves with a beautiful cross
          ...  J_Greaves with a bicycle kick !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  Belushi is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Li_Chung plays it into the danger area!
          ...  S_Bassong gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 24 :(rfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  N_Kanu is through!
          ...  Luis_Garcia makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Jack lofts the ball in!
          ...  Dante_Silva jumps well to claim it!
Min. 24 :(sao) G_Hanley sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to M_Britos
          ...  R_Giovinco gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 25 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca is too quick for the defence
          ...  M_Britos anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 33 :(rfc) C_Fuchs finds R_Acquafresca in the box
          ...  But M_Britos slides in
Min. 34 :(rfc) L_Thomas takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Giovinco
          ...  R_Giovinco is in acres of space!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  He tries to round Dante_Silva
          ...  He tries to flick it past Dante_Silva
          ...  He falls over
          ...  The ball trickles out for a goal kick!!
Min. 38 :(sao) Luis_Garcia passes the ball to J_Greaves
          ...  J_Greaves with the shot on net !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Belushi moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 42 :(sao) L_Massu can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to J_Greaves
          ...  B_Hemoth with the foul
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  Luis_Garcia plays it short to R_Delap
          ...  R_Acquafresca is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Belushi misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Britton lofts the ball in!
          ...  Belushi easily claims the ball!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(rfc) G_Grant looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 46 :(sao) S_Gerrard turns well with ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  K_Ramsteijn wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 0-0 Sao Paulo FC

Min. 51 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca times his run well
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits a great drive!
          ...  Dante_Silva guesses right
Min. 54 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn moves forward
          ...  R_Delap stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes advantage of a mistake by G_Hanley
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  J_Greaves with the high feet
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 56 :(rfc) R_Giovinco takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  R_Giovinco has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 57 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca pushes it past A_Britton
          ...  G_Hanley with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 60 :(rfc) D_McGrain will replace G_Grant and play DF
Min. 61 :(rfc) L_Thomas flicks it past R_Delap
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  L_Thomas with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 61 :(sao) Luis_Garcia brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  S_Gerrard makes himself available
          ...  A wicked drive by S_Gerrard !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 65 :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Britton is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson will come on for B_Hemoth and play MF
Min. 71 :(rfc) R_Jack pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  R_Jack swings in the shot!
          ...  Dante_Silva watches it sail wide!
Min. 72 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs into space
          ...  R_Acquafresca strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  But Dante_Silva comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 77 :(sao) F_Totti is ready to come on to replace J_Greaves
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 77 :(rfc) R_Jack hits a hard pass to N_Kanu
          ...  The ball hits Li_Chung in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 78 :(sao) Raul_Hierra is being brought on
          ...  S_Gerrard is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 80 :(rfc) H_Rodellega is being brought on
          ...  R_Acquafresca is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 84 :(rfc) N_Kanu sprints forward with the ball
          ...  N_Kanu with the strike !
          ...  Dante_Silva with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 85 :(rfc) L_Thomas controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Luis_Garcia
          ...  He puts in N_Kanu!
          ...  Raul_Hierra with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  N_Alexander warned him
Min. 87 :(rfc) S_Bassong miskicks!
          ...  He finds A_Gunnarsson though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with the strike !
          ...  Dante_Silva watches it sail wide!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega must beat Dante_Silva!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  Dante_Silva never had a chance!
Min. 89 :(sao) M_Britos picks out L_Massu with the cross
          ...  D_McGrain seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 90 :(rfc) R_Giovinco leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to R_Jack
          ...  R_Jack goes for goal !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a difficult save

*************  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_Giovinco
Scorers              : N/A
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          : M_Britos (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Delap (54), J_Greaves (55)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |  Sao Paulo FC
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       3
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :           4        |       0
Possession           :          53        |       47
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       10
Key Tackles          :           5        |       4
Key Passes           :           8        |       6
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 0 - 0 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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Belushi        GK  39   8   8   5  11 |  95   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  30  13  10  35 |  95   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10   2
S_Bassong      DF   2  30  12   7  30 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  30  11  10  42 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  30   6   8  13 |  62   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Fuchs        DF   2  27   8   9  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   7  32   7  18 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
R_Jack         MF   3   7  29  11  22 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  29   6  22 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  30  36 |  82   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  21
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
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 |  33   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Doria          DF   3  27   7   5  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  30  18  34 |  23   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  13   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

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  36   1   7   3  22 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
A_Britton      DF   2  29   9   8  15 |  67   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Hanley       DF   2  28  12   7  41 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Delap        DF   2  28   9  10  34 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
J_Zanetti      DF   1  27  11  10  41 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  27   6   8  22 |  95   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  28   7  11 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Luis_Garcia    MF   2   7  28   5  11 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  27  17  21 |  80   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  28  23 |  79   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   0
L_Massu        FW   1   7  11  27  13 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Hart         GK  28   2   2   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  28   7   4  23 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Raul_Hierra    MF   1   9  27   9  31 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Barry        MF   2  17  26   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  27  42 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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