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Elite FA Cup, Group D Game 3

Real Madrid 2 - 1 Valencia

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Real Madrid vs. Valencia (Wed Jun 17)


                          Real Madrid  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 C
                      Gareth Williams  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                           J_Reina GK  |  GK D_Van_Don_Bur
                      D_Kuzmanovic DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                        D_Carvajal DF  |  DF B_Ivanovic
                       Beckenbauer DF  |  DF E_Herbert
                           Marcelo DF  |  DF J_Stam
                     R_LoftusCheek MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                           Platini MF  |  MF M_Barry
                            M_Ball MF  |  MF B_Green
                     Juan_Callejon MF  |  MF L_Macleod
                         K_Benzema FW  |  FW W_Jose
                         H_Sanchez FW  |  FW Cantona
                                       |
                            L_Dita SUB |  SUB R_Ceni
                         W_Lavezzi SUB |  SUB M_Salah
                         K_Tierney SUB |  SUB M_Kikuchi
                       F_Ravanelli SUB |  SUB H_Higuim
                       Matej_Vydra SUB |  SUB M_Bombarda

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 1  :(rmd) D_Carvajal beats J_Stam
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But D_E_Boyata spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 10 :(vla) A defence splitting pass from T_Cruise to W_Jose
          ...  But K_Benzema sweeps up the threat
Min. 12 :(vla) D_E_Boyata hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Stam collects the loose ball!
          ...  What a shot from J_Stam !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 14 :(rmd) H_Sanchez dribbles it into the box
          ...  J_Stam plays it back
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Ball hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The ball comes to K_Benzema
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 14 :(vla) B_Green with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  W_Jose gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A thundering drive by W_Jose !
          ...  J_Reina makes a fine save
Min. 20 :(vla) B_Green brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Beckenbauer
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in W_Jose!
          ...  Beckenbauer recovers to win the ball back
Min. 23 :(rmd) H_Sanchez with the dribble
          ...  H_Sanchez bears down on goal!
          ...  Looks like it should be D_Van_Don_Bur's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur looks embarrassed!
          ...  That's given Real Madrid the lead!
          ...  Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 24 :(rmd) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Real Madrid will now be playing D
Min. 24 :(vla) The Valencia manager told his side to change to a A strategy
Min. 25 :(rmd) Juan_Callejon brings it under control
          ...  He takes on D_E_Boyata
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Marcelo!
          ...  A delicate chip from Marcelo !
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 27 :(vla) B_Green has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_Carvajal
          ...  He puts in W_Jose!
          ...  But Marcelo slides in
Min. 31 :(vla) W_Jose knocks the ball past the lunge of D_Carvajal
          ...  W_Jose sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  J_Reina has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  J_Reina is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 33 :(vla) T_Cruise turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to W_Jose
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Macleod crosses it in!
          ...  J_Reina easily claims the ball!
Min. 37 :(rmd) Marcelo finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled T_Cruise
          ...  D_E_Boyata makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 41 :(vla) B_Green with a well-controlled run
          ...  K_Benzema tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  G_Poll has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by G_Poll!
          ...  G_Poll calls him over
          ...  G_Poll is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(rmd) K_Benzema plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  K_Benzema with the side footed shot!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 48 :(vla) B_Green gets to the by line and finds M_Barry with a beautiful cross
          ...  Beckenbauer clears with a diving header

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

Min. 46 :(rmd) K_Benzema takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  E_Herbert is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
Min. 47 :(rmd) H_Sanchez runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  H_Sanchez lobs D_Van_Don_Bur!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur gathers it comfortably
Min. 47 :(rmd) Platini is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to K_Benzema
          ...  E_Herbert stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 52 :(vla) Cantona takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  D_Kuzmanovic tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 53 :(rmd) R_LoftusCheek cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to K_Benzema
          ...  The defender fails to control it
          ...  K_Benzema picks up the loose ball and runs towards goal
          ...  He is one on one with D_Van_Don_Bur
          ...  He tries to slide it past D_Van_Don_Bur
          ...  He has put it wide!!
Min. 54 :(vla) T_Cruise kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Cantona gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Cantona hits a great drive!
          ...  J_Reina makes a difficult save
Min. 58 :(vla) M_Barry takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to W_Jose
          ...  D_Carvajal wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 59 :(rmd) Platini holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to H_Sanchez
          ...  E_Herbert with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 60 :(rmd) M_Ball kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  K_Benzema gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_Stam wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 60 :(vla) W_Jose takes advantage of a mistake by D_Carvajal
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  W_Jose has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  J_Reina just watches float over the bar!
Min. 66 :(vla) Up goes the substitution board - M_Salah on for B_Ivanovic as a DF
Min. 66 :(vla) H_Higuim is being prepared to come on
          ...  L_Macleod is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 66 :(rmd) Marcelo puts in H_Sanchez
          ...  H_Sanchez with a blistering shot !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur looks relieved there!
Min. 70 :(vla) Cantona sidesteps Juan_Callejon
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Juan_Callejon fouls badly
          ...  G_Poll will want to speak to him
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 71 :(rmd) Marcelo tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia ...
Min. 72 :(rmd) Real Madrid restructured their strategy to A
Min. 72 :(vla) Valencia restructured their strategy to C
Min. 72 :(vla) H_Higuim runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But J_Reina with the difficult save
Min. 73 :(rmd) Juan_Callejon breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_Van_Don_Bur!
          ...  E_Herbert brings him down!
          ...  That's a terrible challenge
          ...  The referee comes over
          ...  He's already on a yellow
          ...  Straight RED CARD!
Min. 74 :(vla) B_Green crosses into the box, finding W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 76 :(vla) T_Cruise beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  T_Cruise uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  J_Reina saves it !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise hits it into the box!
          ...  D_E_Boyata gets to it!
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 77 :(rmd) F_Ravanelli will replace the useless Platini and will play MF
Min. 77 :(rmd) Juan_Callejon with an intelligent ball to K_Benzema
          ...  K_Benzema bears down on goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That goal looks certain to be the winner!
          ...  Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia ...
Min. 78 :(rmd) Matej_Vydra is going to be brought on
          ...  K_Benzema is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(rmd) The Real Madrid manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 78 :(vla) Valencia changed their strategy to play A
Min. 78 :(rmd) M_Ball has it now
          ...  He takes on D_E_Boyata
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in F_Ravanelli!
          ...  F_Ravanelli hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur was beaten there!
Min. 79 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi is being prepared to come on
          ...  Beckenbauer is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 79 :(vla) H_Higuim with a measured ball to Cantona
          ...  Cantona swings in the shot!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 80 :(rmd) H_Sanchez knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  H_Sanchez launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  D_Van_Don_Bur just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 84 :(rmd) W_Lavezzi finds Juan_Callejon on the edge of the box
          ...  Juan_Callejon with the header !
          ...  But D_Van_Don_Bur punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 84 :(vla) H_Higuim with the diagonal pass J_Stam
          ...  J_Stam curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  J_Reina is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 86 :(vla) M_Barry has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_Kuzmanovic
          ...  He puts in W_Jose!
          ...  W_Jose drives the ball low !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  J_Reina dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had J_Reina beaten!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(vla) H_Higuim looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Cruise
          ...  T_Cruise unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  J_Reina saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 94 :(vla) Cantona finds himself in acres of space
          ...  D_Carvajal fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Gareth Williams looks relieved
          ...  Andie Glen is far from happy with that decision

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Santiago Bernabeu
Attendance           : 137,652
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Real Madrid Match Info
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Best player          : Juan_Callejon (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : H_Sanchez (23), K_Benzema (77)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : K_Benzema (41), D_Kuzmanovic (52)
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : T_Cruise
Scorers              : Marcelo (71 og)
Sent Off             : E_Herbert (73)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Real Madrid   |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       13
Off target           :           7        |       8
On target            :           4        |       5
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           9        |       8
Key Tackles          :           6        |       5
Key Passes           :           9        |       15
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Final Score          : Real Madrid 2 - 1 Valencia
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Player Statistics - Real Madrid
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Reina        GK  38   2   3   1  18 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
D_Kuzmanovic   DF   2  38   9   7  40 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
D_Carvajal     DF   1  31   9  10  32 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
Beckenbauer    DF   2  30   9   8  21 |  82   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Marcelo        DF   1  30   9   7  21 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0
R_LoftusCheek  MF   2   7  31   8  23 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Platini        MF   3   4  30   7  32 |  80   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Ball         MF   2  12  27   4  23 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Juan_Callejon  MF   2   6  27   7  23 |  97   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  30  23 |  81   0   1   0   0   4   1   1   0   0  18  -2  33
H_Sanchez      FW   2   6   6  26  31 |  97   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
L_Dita         GK  29   3   1   1  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Lavezzi      DF   2  36  15   7  45 |  15   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Tierney      DF   3  33  12   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  11  33   9  21 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Matej_Vydra    FW   1  11   7  32  13 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
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_Van_Don_Bur  GK  35   2   7   5  23 |  97   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  97   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  30  11   7  22 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Herbert      DF   1  29   7  11  41 |  76   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10 -10 -10
J_Stam         DF   2  29   8   7  29 |  97   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  30   9  39 |  97   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  20
M_Barry        MF   2  17  28   7  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Green        MF   2  16  28   6  30 |  97   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  30 -20
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  28  11  31 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Jose         FW   3   9   9  29  10 |  97   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   0
Cantona        FW   1   5   9  28  13 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
R_Ceni         GK  36   2   2   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Salah        DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  15  28   9  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Higuim       MF   2   7  27  10  42 |  28   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  29  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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