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Elite FA Cup, Group E Game 1

Sao Paulo FC 0 - 0 Ajax

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 1, Sao Paulo FC vs. Ajax (Wed Dec 05)


                         Sao Paulo FC  |  Ajax
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 C
                         Daniel Perry  |  James Maund
                                       |
                       Dante_Silva GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                         A_Pereira DF  |  DF S_Kolasinac
                            Baresi DF  |  DF Fazio
                          G_Hanley DF  |  DF M_Keown
                      G_v_der_Wiel DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF Oscar_Serrano
                       B_Bjorksson MF  |  MF F_Ljungberg
                          Li_Chung MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                           M_Barry MF  |  MF M_Overmars
                           F_Totti FW  |  FW Ian_Wright
                         J_Greaves FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                            J_Hart SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                           R_Delap SUB |  SUB Alvaro_Rubio
                      Shane_Botwin SUB |  SUB C_Dos_Passos
                         S_Gerrard SUB |  SUB P_Vieira
                         S_Warwick SUB |  SUB D_Bergkamp

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 1  :(aja) F_Ljungberg makes himself available
          ...  An audacious effort from F_Ljungberg !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 2  :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Fazio
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Baresi!
          ...  Baresi hits a great shot !
          ...  The shot slips through E_Van_d_Sar's hands
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 6  :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  It floats over E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 7  :(sao) J_Greaves beats M_Keown
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves G_Poll
          ...  J_Greaves launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 7  :(aja) S_Kolasinac nutmegs G_Hanley, he continues to run forward
          ...  S_Kolasinac gets his head to the ball !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 9  :(sao) A_Pereira sidesteps T_Vermaelen
          ...  T_Vermaelen rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  G_Poll calls him for a talk
Min. 14 :(sao) J_Greaves controls it with ease
          ...  S_Kolasinac gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno drives it into the box!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by T_Wallcott
Min. 15 :(sao) K_Mizuno beats M_Overmars
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  S_Kolasinac reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 16 :(sao) F_Totti with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past T_Vermaelen
          ...  Driven towards goal by F_Totti !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 17 :(aja) T_Wallcott loses his marker!
          ...  A delicate chip from T_Wallcott !
          ...  Dante_Silva with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 19 :(aja) S_Kolasinac with the header on
          ...  He finds Ian_Wright in space
          ...  Ian_Wright attempts a chip!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 22 :(aja) M_Keown picks out S_Kolasinac with the cross
          ...  S_Kolasinac strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to I_Muniain
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 23 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Ian_Wright latches onto the end of it
          ...  Baresi gets to the ball first
Min. 24 :(sao) M_Barry knocks the ball past the lunge of the defender
          ...  M_Barry chases it through, he must score !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 25 :(sao) K_Mizuno with a flicked pass to G_Hanley
          ...  G_Hanley looks to see where E_Van_d_Sar is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away
Min. 25 :(aja) Ian_Wright skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  Ian_Wright tries to chip the ball over Dante_Silva!
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a difficult save
Min. 28 :(aja) M_Overmars beats Baresi
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  M_Overmars flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  But Dante_Silva palms it behind
          ...  G_Poll has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 32 :(sao) F_Totti takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  M_Keown gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 34 :(sao) Li_Chung has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past T_Vermaelen!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  T_Vermaelen goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 35 :(aja) T_Wallcott nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  K_Mizuno is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  Ian_Wright hits it over the wall
          ...  Dante_Silva gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Vermaelen floats the ball in!
          ...  Dante_Silva easily claims the ball!
Min. 36 :(aja) S_Kolasinac spots F_Ljungberg who is in acres of space
          ...  F_Ljungberg cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  Dante_Silva blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 37 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano sprints past G_Hanley
          ...  K_Mizuno tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  James Maund looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 40 :(sao) M_Barry with a slide rule pass to F_Totti
          ...  Fazio takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 40 :(aja) M_Keown off the woodwork.
          ...  M_Overmars picks up the deflection
          ...  M_Overmars drives the ball low !
          ...  Dante_Silva with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 41 :(aja) Fazio plays the early ball across the box to find I_Muniain in space
          ...  F_Totti with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 42 :(sao) F_Totti flicks it past S_Kolasinac
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  F_Totti with a thundering volley!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 42 :(aja) Fazio breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Dante_Silva!
          ...  M_Barry brings him down!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  G_Poll calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(aja) I_Muniain is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Vermaelen
          ...  Baresi gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 47 :(aja) I_Muniain pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  T_Vermaelen is clean through!
          ...  A_Pereira tackles cleanly

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

Min. 47 :(aja) I_Muniain controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  Ian_Wright gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  A skilful effort from Ian_Wright !
          ...  Dante_Silva with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 48 :(aja) D_Bergkamp is being prepared to come on
          ...  Ian_Wright is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 49 :(aja) P_Vieira is coming on for F_Ljungberg and will play MF
Min. 50 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio will come on for T_Vermaelen and play DF
Min. 52 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano with a glorious long pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from G_v_der_Wiel
Min. 55 :(sao) F_Totti runs at Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  But M_Keown spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 57 :(aja) M_Overmars puts in T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott hits a crisp volley!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 61 :(sao) B_Bjorksson with a short pass to find K_Mizuno
          ...  K_Mizuno with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Ajax fans taunt him!
Min. 63 :(sao) S_Gerrard is being prepared to come on
          ...  Li_Chung is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 64 :(sao) M_Barry runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to F_Totti
          ...  Oscar_Serrano with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 65 :(sao) There's going to be a change
          ...  R_Delap will come on for Baresi and play DF
Min. 67 :(sao) S_Warwick is going to be brought on
          ...  F_Totti is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 67 :(aja) P_Vieira runs at G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  B_Bjorksson fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  James Maund looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 67 :(aja) M_Keown hoofs it up field to find I_Muniain
          ...  I_Muniain flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  Dante_Silva gathers it comfortably
Min. 76 :(aja) I_Muniain knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel belts it clear
Min. 78 :(sao) B_Bjorksson with a glorious 60-yard pass to S_Warwick
          ...  D_Bergkamp makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Barry plays it towards the near post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar catches it!
Min. 78 :(aja) The ball runs loose!
          ...  D_Bergkamp seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  G_Hanley with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 79 :(aja) M_Keown is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to D_Bergkamp
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from D_Bergkamp !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Dante_Silva tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Muniain curls it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Dante_Silva
Min. 83 :(aja) I_Muniain gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside R_Delap!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  I_Muniain hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Dante_Silva gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Dante_Silva !!
Min. 86 :(aja) P_Vieira beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a powerful header !
          ...  Dante_Silva tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 87 :(sao) S_Gerrard is first to the ball
          ...  P_Vieira with a terrible tackle
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  A_Pereira floats it forward
          ...  S_Warwick latches onto the end of it
          ...  Fazio with the tackle
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) P_Vieira threads the through ball to D_Bergkamp
          ...  But G_v_der_Wiel will cut out the threat
Min. 89 :(sao) S_Warwick steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  S_Warwick attempts the shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 89 :(aja) D_Bergkamp runs with pace at the defence
          ...  D_Bergkamp with his head down lets it go !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 90 :(sao) G_Hanley with a flicked pass to S_Gerrard
          ...  S_Gerrard with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by S_Warwick!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Cicero Pompeu de Toledo
Attendance           : 110,000
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Sao Paulo FC Match Info
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Best player          : Dante_Silva (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : K_Mizuno (35), M_Barry (42)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : M_Keown
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Oscar_Serrano (64), P_Vieira (87)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Sao Paulo FC  |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       18
Off target           :           7        |       6
On target            :           3        |       12
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          13        |       10
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :           8        |       15
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Final Score          : Sao Paulo FC 0 - 0 Ajax
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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  37   1   7   3  22 |  94  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 110   0   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  30  12   7  14 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  30  11   7  21 |  67   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0  10
G_Hanley       DF   2  28  12   7  41 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  28   7   4  23 |  94   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   9  33  10  28 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -1
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  30   7  31 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  29   7  11 |  65   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Barry        MF   2  17  26   7  32 |  94   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -1
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  28  42 |  69   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0   3
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  28  23 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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 |  29   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
S_Warwick      FW   2   8   8  25  24 |  25   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  29  10   9  11 |  94   0   2   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  20  11
Fazio          DF   2  29   8  10  41 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |  94   0   2   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  40   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  52   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  29  12  19 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  51   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
I_Muniain      MF   1  10  28   8  24 |  94   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  21
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  13  32 |  94   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
Ian_Wright     FW   1   8  10  28  23 |  50   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  27  21 |  94   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  29   9  10  36 |  42   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  27  11   5  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  43   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  44   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  21
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