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Division 2, Week 12

Sao Paulo FC 1 - 2 Arsenal

Division Two League Match, Sao Paulo FC vs. Arsenal (Thu Dec 29)


                         Sao Paulo FC  |  Arsenal
                              4-3-3 A  |  4-4-2 A
                         Daniel Perry  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK D_James
                        A_Barzagli DF  |  DF J_Valera
                        D_Carvajal DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                        Marco_Rojo DF  |  DF L_Gasparotto
                          D_Abdoun DF  |  DF D_Burn
                           M_Barry MF  |  MF Zico
                           J_Molby MF  |  MF S_Parker
                           Robinho MF  |  MF J_Butland
                          Geminiho FW  |  MF R_Radinski
                           M_McKay FW  |  FW Taliyah
                         C_Bellamy FW  |  FW Freddy_Abu
                                       |
                         H_Manzoni SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                     G_Fotheringam SUB |  SUB G_Griffiths
                         K_Commons SUB |  SUB Seitaridis
                        H_Kagamoti SUB |  SUB M_Dembele
                           N_Piere SUB |  SUB H_Sabry

Referee: O_Bundy (USA)


Min. 4  :(arn) Freddy_Abu beats Geminiho
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  But D_Abdoun spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 7  :(sao) A_Barzagli with a pinpoint pass to Geminiho
          ...  Good sliding challenge from J_Valera
Min. 8  :(arn) R_Radinski sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Freddy_Abu
          ...  D_Carvajal cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 11 :(sao) D_Carvajal with a smart turn
          ...  J_Valera with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 11 :(sao) D_Carvajal slumps to the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 11 :(sao) G_Fotheringam comes on for D_Carvajal and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 13 :(sao) C_Bellamy plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  C_Bellamy shapes up for a shot!
          ...  D_James gathers it comfortably
Min. 14 :(sao) Robinho with a precise pass to C_Bellamy
          ...  C_Bellamy shapes up for a shot!
          ...  D_James guesses right
Min. 15 :(sao) M_Barry with a measured pass to C_Bellamy
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by S_Ramos
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Geminiho swings it in!
          ...  D_James catches it!
Min. 15 :(arn) R_Radinski looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to L_Gasparotto
          ...  L_Gasparotto with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  Rafael is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  Arsenal go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 0-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 16 :(arn) Arsenal are switching their playing style to C
Min. 17 :(sao) C_Bellamy dribbles it into the box
          ...  C_Bellamy with the header !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_James was caught out there
          ...  All square, that should make things interesting!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 1-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 19 :(arn) Zico runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  Zico tries to chip the ball over Rafael!
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 21 :(sao) Marco_Rojo pulls it back to C_Bellamy
          ...  Zico tackles cleanly
Min. 21 :(arn) Zico is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to S_Parker
          ...  S_Parker aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  Rafael was lucky there
Min. 23 :(arn) D_Burn runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  D_Burn blasts it at the goal !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 24 :(sao) J_Molby with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to A_Barzagli
          ...  But J_Valera puts the ball out of play
Min. 24 :(arn) S_Ramos looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Taliyah
          ...  A well-placed shot from Taliyah !
          ...  But Rafael makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 25 :(sao) M_McKay holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to C_Bellamy
          ...  C_Bellamy hits a crisp volley!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Barry swings it in!
          ...  It comes to C_Bellamy
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Robinho crosses it in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to J_Molby
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 25 :(arn) S_Parker finds himself in acres of space
          ...  G_Fotheringam goes in with high feet!!
          ...  Thatís a poor tackle!
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 25 :(sao) M_Barry with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past L_Gasparotto
          ...  He knocks it to C_Bellamy!
          ...  J_Butland pulls on his opponentís shirt!!
          ...  O_Bundy has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by O_Bundy!
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Geminiho hits it over the wall
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 26 :(sao) Geminiho knocks the ball past the lunge of the defender
          ...  Geminiho must beat D_James!
          ...  D_James makes a difficult save
Min. 26 :(arn) J_Butland drives it forward to Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 28 :(sao) Geminiho turns past S_Ramos
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  S_Ramos moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 30 :(arn) J_Butland bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to D_Burn
          ...  D_Burn hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 32 :(sao) Marco_Rojo finds C_Bellamy with a ball over the defence
          ...  C_Bellamy sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 33 :(arn) Taliyah is too quick for the defence
          ...  But G_Fotheringam comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 33 :(sao) Geminiho gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past D_Burn!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Taliyah with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 34 :(arn) D_Burn knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  D_Burn tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Zico hits it into the box!
          ...  S_Parker gets to it!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  Rafael is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by J_Butland!
          ...  S_Ramos with the shot!
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  Rafael has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 35 :(arn) J_Butland feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Taliyah runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  A_Barzagli knocks the ball back to Rafael
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  Itís gone past Rafael!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Radinski chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It comes to S_Parker
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 36 :(sao) Geminiho leaves D_Burn standing
          ...  A well-placed shot from Geminiho !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 36 :(arn) S_Ramos looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Valera
          ...  J_Valera with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 37 :(sao) J_Molby runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  J_Molby keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  D_James is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  But it's been disallowed. The referee spotted a handball
Min. 37 :(arn) S_Ramos takes advantage of a mistake by A_Barzagli
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  M_McKay with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 40 :(arn) Freddy_Abu gains control of the loose ball
          ...  A wicked drive by Freddy_Abu !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 41 :(arn) S_Parker gets possession in his own half
          ...  S_Parker has a dig at goal!
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Rafael makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(arn) S_Parker is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Zico
          ...  But D_Abdoun wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but O_Bundy has none of it.
Min. 45 :(arn) S_Parker flicks it past A_Barzagli
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  S_Parker attempts to nutmeg Rafael!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Zico hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Freddy_Abu gets to it!
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 48 :(sao) M_Barry knocks it forward
          ...  R_Radinski slips
          ...  C_Bellamy gets to it!
          ...  C_Bellamy with the chance !
          ...  D_James was lucky there
Min. 48 :(arn) S_Parker with a slick pass to D_Burn
          ...  D_Burn with the header !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rafael will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  Thatís given Arsenal the lead!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 1-2 Arsenal ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sao Paulo FC 1-2 Arsenal

Min. 46 :(arn) L_Gasparotto knocks the ball past the lunge of G_Fotheringam
          ...  A cheeky lob from L_Gasparotto !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Zico chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to J_Butland
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Rafael falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  And goes wide!!
          ...  Rafael looks relieved!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Zico plays it towards the near post!
          ...  G_Fotheringam clears the danger
Min. 46 :(sao) C_Bellamy breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  Taliyah brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
Min. 49 :(arn) J_Valera brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Freddy_Abu makes himself available
          ...  Freddy_Abu bears down on goal!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 58 :(arn) S_Parker has it now
          ...  He takes on M_McKay
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_Butland!
          ...  J_Butland is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But O_Bundy waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat Rafael
          ...  He dinks it over Rafael
          ...  Rafael reacts well to save !!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Parker drives it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to Freddy_Abu
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But Rafael palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 60 :(sao) Sao Paulo FC are switching their playing style to C
Min. 70 :(sao) H_Kagamoti will come on for M_McKay and play AM
Min. 71 :(sao) N_Piere is being prepared to come on
          ...  Robinho is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 75 :(sao) N_Piere looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to Geminiho
          ...  D_Burn gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Fotheringam crosses it in!
          ...  D_James comes out and claims it!
Min. 80 :(sao) J_Molby beats D_Burn
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  D_Burn does well to get the tackle in
Min. 80 :(arn) S_Parker lobs it over the defender
          ...  M_Barry pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 82 :(arn) S_Parker boots it towards Zico
          ...  C_Bellamy intercepts the pass
Min. 83 :(sao) N_Piere runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off J_Valera back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  N_Piere rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 86 :(arn) S_Parker with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past C_Bellamy
          ...  He knocks it to L_Gasparotto!
          ...  L_Gasparotto gets his head to the ball !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(arn) R_Radinski nutmegs Marco_Rojo, he continues to run forward
          ...  Driven towards goal by R_Radinski !
          ...  Rafael won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 89 :(sao) C_Bellamy steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs Zico
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  But D_Burn slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 89 :(arn) Freddy_Abu takes advantage of a mistake by A_Barzagli
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Freddy_Abu throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  Rafael has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 90 :(sao) C_Bellamy with a flashy move
          ...  S_Ramos takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Cicero Pompeu de Toledo
Attendance           : 100,000
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Sao Paulo FC Match Info
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Best player          : C_Bellamy
Scorers              : C_Bellamy (17)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : D_Carvajal (11)
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : S_Parker (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : L_Gasparotto (15), D_Burn (48)
Sent Off             : Taliyah (46)
Booked               :
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Sao Paulo FC  |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       25
Off target           :           5        |       16
On target            :           8        |       9
Possession           :          39        |       61
Corners              :           4        |       7
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           6        |       11
Key Tackles          :           7        |       10
Key Passes           :          10        |       14
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Final Score          : Sao Paulo FC 1 - 2 Arsenal
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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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Rafael         GK  28   2   2   2  20 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
A_Barzagli     DF   2  26   8  10  20 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Carvajal     DF   1  25   8  10  32 |  11   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  24  10   7  30 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  24   9   7  30 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Barry        MF   2  16  25   7  32 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
J_Molby        MF   2   8  25   9  31 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
Robinho        MF   1   7  23   8  23 |  74   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
Geminiho       FW   3  10  10  24  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
M_McKay        FW   3   7   9  24  21 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Bellamy      FW   2   6   8  24  33 |  95   0   1   0   0   7   1   0   0   0  20   0  38
H_Manzoni      GK  16   1   3   1  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fotheringam  DF   2  24   8  11  30 |  84   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
K_Commons      MF   1   7  24  10  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Kagamoti     AM   2   7  23  13  32 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  23   7  30 |  21   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -15

Player Statistics - Arsenal
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_James        GK  30   2   2   3  26 |  95   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
J_Valera       DF   2  26   8   9  39 |  95   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  30  21
S_Ramos        DF   2  26   7   7  40 |  95   0   3   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  20   1
L_Gasparotto   DF   3  24   8   6  23 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  22
D_Burn         DF   2  23   8  11  21 |  95   0   3   0   0   4   1   0   0   0  60   0  23
Zico           MF   1  10  27  12  23 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
S_Parker       MF   1  10  27  12  30 |  95   0   0   5   1   5   0   0   0   0   0  65   9
J_Butland      MF   2   9  26  11  41 |  95   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
R_Radinski     MF   1  11  25   6  29 |  95   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35   1
Taliyah        FW   2   6   6  27  44 |  49   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   1   0 -10 -10   0
Freddy_Abu     FW   3   7  10  23  42 |  95   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
D_de_Gea       GK  27   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Griffiths    DF   2  27  11   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Seitaridis     MF   2   8  25  16  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Dembele      MF   1  11  24   6  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Sabry        FW   1   4   5  26  25 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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