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Elite League Cup Match 1

Rangers FC 1 - 0 Werder Bremen

Elite League Cup Groups Match 1, Rangers FC vs. Werder Bremen (Wed Nov 14)


                           Rangers FC  |  Werder Bremen
                              4-4-2 A  |  5-3-2 N
                          Gazza Grant  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                        D_Marshall GK  |  GK Hugo_Lloris
                         D_McGrain DF  |  DF Douglas
                       K_Ramsteijn DF  |  DF J_Neeskens
                           G_Grant DF  |  DF A_McLeish
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF F_Beijmo
                          L_Thomas MF  |  DF N_Moisander
                      A_Gunnarsson MF  |  MF C_Gemmell
                            R_Jack MF  |  MF C_Makiadi
                         A_Iniesta MF  |  MF Lucas
                            N_Kanu FW  |  FW M_Kruse
                       H_Rodellega FW  |  FW D_Berbatov
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB R_Wolf
                        R_Giovinco SUB |  SUB L_Augustinson
                        Marquinhos SUB |  SUB M_Canete
                          B_Hemoth SUB |  SUB J_Garcia
                     R_Acquafresca SUB |  SUB E_Bergkamp

Referee: M_Clattenurg (England)


Min. 2  :(wbn) C_Makiadi holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But D_Marshall punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 3  :(rfc) A_Iniesta with a glorious 60-yard pass to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu attempts a lob!
          ...  But Hugo_Lloris tips it behind
          ...  M_Clattenurg has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 3  :(wbn) Lucas finds D_Berbatov on the edge of the box
          ...  K_Ramsteijn goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 4  :(wbn) Douglas with the heel pass to M_Kruse
          ...  G_Grant fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 5  :(rfc) L_Thomas runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off C_Makiadi back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  L_Thomas with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into Hugo_Lloris's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 6  :(rfc) N_Kanu is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to K_Ramsteijn
          ...  K_Ramsteijn attempts the shot!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 6  :(wbn) C_Gemmell with the first time pass to D_Berbatov
          ...  H_Rodellega with a superb challenge
          ...  M_Clattenurg has given the free kick the other way!
Min. 8  :(rfc) R_Jack nutmegs J_Neeskens
          ...  Douglas reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 10 :(rfc) K_Rekik with a burst of pace
          ...  But F_Beijmo comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 11 :(rfc) N_Kanu with a real burst of pace
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from F_Beijmo
Min. 11 :(wbn) C_Makiadi hoists the ball across to M_Kruse
          ...  K_Ramsteijn wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makiadi floats the ball in!
          ...  N_Moisander loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  But D_Marshall palms it behind
          ...  M_Clattenurg has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 17 :(wbn) A_McLeish with a flicked pass to M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  D_Marshall 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. 19 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Jack
          ...  R_Jack hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 27 :(wbn) M_Kruse with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows G_Grant a clean set of heals
          ...  K_Ramsteijn with a terrible tackle
          ...  M_Clattenurg will just give him a speaking to
Min. 32 :(wbn) Lucas knocks it forward
          ...  D_McGrain slips
          ...  C_Gemmell gets to it!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 36 :(wbn) M_Kruse leaves his marker standing
          ...  M_Kruse drives it low !
          ...  But D_Marshall punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 37 :(rfc) H_Rodellega beats F_Beijmo
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  H_Rodellega hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Iniesta drives it into the box!
          ...  D_McGrain tries to place the shot!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 37 :(rfc) L_Thomas with a 40-yard pass to R_Jack
          ...  C_Gemmell with an ugly foul
          ...  M_Clattenurg will want to speak to him
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(wbn) M_Kruse gains control of the loose ball
          ...  M_Kruse with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 45 :(wbn) C_Makiadi leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to Lucas
          ...  Lucas flings a shot at goal !
          ...  D_Marshall with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Rangers FC 0-0 Werder Bremen

Min. 47 :(rfc) L_Thomas takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into H_Rodellega
          ...  Douglas reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 52 :(wbn) C_Makiadi is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  Lucas latches onto the ball
          ...  Lucas with his head down lets it go !
          ...  D_Marshall gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 53 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  L_Thomas gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_McLeish wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by A_Iniesta
          ...  N_Moisander reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 53 :(wbn) Lucas with the mazy run
          ...  Lucas hits a crisp volley!
          ...  D_Marshall blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 54 :(rfc) H_Rodellega has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_McLeish
          ...  He puts in L_Thomas!
          ...  L_Thomas with a bicycle kick !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 55 :(rfc) R_Giovinco is coming on and D_McGrain is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 57 :(rfc) N_Kanu plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  N_Kanu runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Werder Bremen fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 59 :(rfc) R_Giovinco kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  N_Kanu gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  N_Kanu drives the shot in!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 62 :(rfc) Rangers FC made the switch to a P strategy
Min. 65 :(rfc) Marquinhos takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace K_Ramsteijn as DF
Min. 66 :(wbn) M_Kruse takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  M_Kruse sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  But D_Marshall is equal to it
Min. 67 :(wbn) C_Gemmell with the dribble
          ...  K_Rekik is easily beaten
          ...  From long range C_Gemmell bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Lucas plays it into the danger area!
          ...  D_Marshall jumps well to claim it!
Min. 71 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson knocks it forward
          ...  J_Neeskens slips
          ...  H_Rodellega gets to it!
          ...  The defence has gone to sleep
          ...  H_Rodellega is all alone
          ...  Hugo_Lloris comes towards him
          ...  He tries to slide it past Hugo_Lloris
          ...  Hugo_Lloris smothers the ball !!
Min. 75 :(rfc) Up goes the substitution board - B_Hemoth on for L_Thomas as a MF
Min. 75 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp will replace F_Beijmo and play FW
Min. 75 :(wbn) L_Augustinson is going to be brought on
          ...  Douglas is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 75 :(wbn) C_Makiadi with a one-touch layoff to L_Augustinson
          ...  K_Rekik gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 76 :(wbn) J_Garcia takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace N_Moisander
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 79 :(rfc) A_Gunnarsson takes advantage of a mistake by C_Makiadi
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  A_Gunnarsson hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But Hugo_Lloris punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 81 :(rfc) N_Kanu steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs A_McLeish
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  N_Kanu rifles it at the goal !
          ...  Brilliant save from Hugo_Lloris
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 81 :(wbn) Lucas drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse attempts to drive it home!
          ...  D_Marshall manages to turn it behind
Min. 83 :(rfc) H_Rodellega gains possession
          ...  H_Rodellega with a powerful diving header!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 83 :(wbn) C_Gemmell is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to J_Neeskens
          ...  N_Kanu with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 85 :(rfc) N_Kanu leaves his marker standing
          ...  N_Kanu flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 86 :(wbn) J_Garcia leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to E_Bergkamp
          ...  E_Bergkamp curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  D_Marshall makes a good save
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(wbn) D_Berbatov gets to the by line and finds Lucas with a beautiful cross
          ...  B_Hemoth cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 89 :(rfc) Marquinhos beats J_Neeskens
          ...  A delicate header from Marquinhos !
          ...  The shot slips through Hugo_Lloris's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 89 :(wbn) M_Kruse is too quick for the defence
          ...  But A_Gunnarsson comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 90 :(wbn) D_Berbatov runs at Marquinhos
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  D_Berbatov with his head down lets it go !
          ...  But D_Marshall punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 91 :(rfc) R_Jack looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to H_Rodellega
          ...  H_Rodellega swings in the shot!
          ...  The net moves!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  What a time to score!!
          ...  That must be the winner
          ...  Rangers FC 1-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 92 :(rfc) Rangers FC changed their strategy to play D
Min. 92 :(wbn) Werder Bremen restructured their strategy to A
Min. 92 :(rfc) B_Hemoth finds A_Gunnarsson with a ball over the defence
          ...  Blocked by J_Neeskens

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Ibrox Stadium
Attendance           : 146,350
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : H_Rodellega (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : H_Rodellega (91)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Gunnarsson (32)
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : Lucas
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Gemmell (37)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Rangers FC    |  Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       13
Off target           :           9        |       3
On target            :           7        |       10
Possession           :          52        |       48
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          16        |       4
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :          11        |       13
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Final Score          : Rangers FC 1 - 0 Werder Bremen
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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 |  94  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  95   0   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  30  13   7  24 |  56   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  30  11  10  42 |  66   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
G_Grant        DF   3  30   7   8  13 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  76   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  40  22
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  94   0   1   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  28   8
R_Jack         MF   3   7  29  11  22 |  94   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
A_Iniesta      MF   2   6  28   7  11 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  94   0   1   1   0   5   0   0   0   0  20  10  23
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  94   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  56
Z_Stonewall    GK  29   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  31  13  11  35 |  38   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Marquinhos     DF   2  29   7   2  18 |  28   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  30   6  22 |  18   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  32  36 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Hugo_Lloris    GK  31   3   2   3  13 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
Douglas        DF   2  29  10   9  18 |  76   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -10 -20
J_Neeskens     DF   1  29  10   7  29 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_McLeish      DF   1  28  12   6  26 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
F_Beijmo       DF   3  26  12   8  22 |  76   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
N_Moisander    DF   2  25   9  10  21 |  77   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
C_Gemmell      MF   3   9  28  12  28 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -1
C_Makiadi      MF   2   6  27   4  10 |  94   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
Lucas          MF   2   5  26  14  19 |  94   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  30
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  12  29  30 |  94   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  42
D_Berbatov     FW   2   9   8  26  37 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
R_Wolf         GK  27   2   2   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Augustinson  DF   2  26   7   6  23 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Canete       MF   2   5  27   5  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garcia       MF   2  10  25  10  28 |  17   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   5  27  34 |  18   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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