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Elite League Cup Match 1

Sao Paulo FC - Chelsea

Elite League Cup Group Match, Sao Paulo FC vs. Chelsea (Wed May 22)


                         Sao Paulo FC  |  Chelsea
                          4-1-2-1-2 P  |  4-1-3-2 P
                           Care Taker  |  Ian McNamara
                                       |
                       Dante_Silva GK  |  GK Hugo_Lloris
                            Baresi DF  |  DF L_Olsen
                         A_Pereira DF  |  DF S_Pearce
                          G_Hanley DF  |  DF C_Metzelder
                      G_v_der_Wiel DF  |  DF M_Madl
                           M_Barry DM  |  DM M_Kikuchi
                       B_Bjorksson MF  |  MF A_A_Messi
                      Shane_Botwin MF  |  MF S_Mazzola
                         S_Gerrard AM  |  MF K_Magennis
                           L_Massu FW  |  FW D_Trezeguet
                      P_Aubameyang FW  |  FW D_Bunting
                                       |
                        Brad_Viner SUB |  SUB J_Bond
                         A_Britton SUB |  SUB M_Cassetti
                          Li_Chung SUB |  SUB N_Piere
                       Raul_Hierra SUB |  SUB Houston
                           F_Totti SUB |  SUB Y_Mizuno

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 4  :(sao) L_Massu sprints past C_Metzelder
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from L_Massu !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 4  :(chs) S_Pearce with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  S_Pearce hits a great drive!
          ...  The shot slips through Dante_Silva's hands
          ...  But Dante_Silva recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 6  :(chs) A_A_Messi runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Bunting
          ...  Baresi cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 8  :(sao) P_Aubameyang dribbles it into the box
          ...  P_Aubameyang gets his head to the ball !
          ...  Hugo_Lloris with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 12 :(sao) Shane_Botwin miskicks!
          ...  He finds L_Massu though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  L_Massu with the goal bound shot!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But can't hold onto it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Sao Paulo FC ahead!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 1-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 13 :(chs) Chelsea restructured their strategy to A
Min. 14 :(sao) B_Bjorksson with a smart pass to S_Gerrard
          ...  S_Gerrard drives it towards goal !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Bjorksson plays it into the danger area!
          ...  The ball comes to A_Pereira
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 14 :(chs) K_Magennis takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Madl
          ...  P_Aubameyang is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  S_Farina calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 18 :(chs) D_Trezeguet flicks it past G_Hanley
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  D_Trezeguet fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  Dante_Silva with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 22 :(sao) S_Gerrard is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Massu
          ...  S_Mazzola fouls badly
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  S_Farina wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 28 :(chs) D_Bunting breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Dante_Silva!
          ...  B_Bjorksson brings him down!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  S_Farina calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 29 :(sao) L_Massu lobs it over the defender
          ...  L_Massu with the cheeky shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris was left standing
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 2-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 35 :(sao) Shane_Botwin sidesteps L_Olsen
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Shane_Botwin with a terrific drive !
          ...  Hugo_Lloris with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 40 :(sao) Shane_Botwin with the heel pass to Baresi
          ...  Baresi with the cheeky shot!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 41 :(sao) A_Pereira with a precise ball to L_Massu
          ...  Blocked by S_Pearce
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(sao) S_Gerrard takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Massu
          ...  A powerful header from L_Massu !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 46 :(sao) B_Bjorksson with the nod to L_Massu
          ...  L_Massu has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sao Paulo FC 2-0 Chelsea

Min. 50 :(chs) K_Magennis jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Trezeguet
          ...  Baresi fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  S_Farina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  A_A_Messi passes to K_Magennis
          ...  K_Magennis flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  Dante_Silva tips it wide for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_A_Messi chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Dante_Silva easily claims the ball!
Min. 53 :(chs) D_Trezeguet runs towards the goal
          ...  D_Trezeguet fires the shot in!
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 55 :(sao) a big roar from the crowd as A_Britton comes on for A_Pereira to play DF
Min. 55 :(chs) A_A_Messi is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to S_Mazzola
          ...  S_Mazzola drifts clear!
          ...  He is clean through!
          ...  He is one on one with Dante_Silva
          ...  He dinks it over Dante_Silva
          ...  Dante_Silva reacts well to save !!
Min. 56 :(sao) Shane_Botwin retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  P_Aubameyang gets on the end of it
          ...  P_Aubameyang smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But Hugo_Lloris just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 59 :(sao) P_Aubameyang knocks the ball past the lunge of A_A_Messi
          ...  P_Aubameyang has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 59 :(chs) D_Bunting is first to the loose ball
          ...  A_Britton pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 60 :(sao) F_Totti replaces P_Aubameyang to play as a FW
Min. 60 :(sao) S_Gerrard takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  S_Gerrard rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  Hugo_Lloris won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 3-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 62 :(chs) D_Bunting sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  Intercepted by G_v_der_Wiel
Min. 63 :(chs) K_Magennis looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to S_Pearce
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 63 :(sao) M_Barry looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  L_Massu receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  D_Bunting with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  S_Farina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 64 :(chs) D_Trezeguet with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_A_Messi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  F_Totti brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But S_Farina waves play on!!!
Min. 65 :(sao) Li_Chung will come on for B_Bjorksson and play MF
Min. 65 :(sao) It seems Sao Paulo FC are making a tactical change to C
Min. 72 :(sao) S_Gerrard looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to L_Massu
          ...  L_Massu tries to beat Hugo_Lloris from outside the area!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 72 :(chs) K_Magennis runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Bunting
          ...  An audacious effort from D_Bunting !
          ...  Dante_Silva has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Dante_Silva is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 74 :(sao) Li_Chung holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  Hugo_Lloris gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 74 :(chs) D_Trezeguet plays the early ball across the box to find A_A_Messi in space
          ...  Cleared by G_Hanley
Min. 75 :(sao) A_Britton leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to F_Totti
          ...  C_Metzelder takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 76 :(sao) Shane_Botwin drives it across the face of the goal F_Totti
          ...  A skilful effort from F_Totti !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered home!
          ...  The Sao Paulo FC fans chant his name!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 4-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 81 :(sao) Shane_Botwin looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to F_Totti
          ...  L_Olsen anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 85 :(chs) M_Cassetti is being brought on
          ...  M_Madl is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 85 :(chs) Houston is being prepared to come on
          ...  K_Magennis is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 86 :(sao) M_Barry pass splits open the defence and finds G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel must beat Hugo_Lloris!
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 86 :(chs) S_Mazzola is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Houston
          ...  A great volley from Houston !
          ...  But Dante_Silva pulls out a save of the game
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(sao) Baresi has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past M_Kikuchi
          ...  He knocks it to S_Gerrard!
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by S_Gerrard !
          ...  Hugo_Lloris with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 88 :(chs) Houston takes advantage of a mistake by Shane_Botwin
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But G_Hanley wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Kikuchi floats the ball in!
          ...  Dante_Silva catches it!
Min. 92 :(sao) S_Gerrard runs forward
          ...  S_Gerrard runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Britton chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 94 :(sao) S_Gerrard with the towering header to L_Massu
          ...  M_Cassetti intercepts the pass

*************  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          : Shane_Botwin (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : L_Massu (12,29), S_Gerrard (60), F_Totti (76)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Aubameyang (14), B_Bjorksson (28), Baresi (50)
Injured              : N/A
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : K_Magennis
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Bunting (63)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Sao Paulo FC   |    Chelsea
Attempts on Goal     :          19        |       7
Off target           :           9        |       1
On target            :          10        |       6
Possession           :          62        |       38
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           6        |       5
Key Tackles          :           7        |       4
Key Passes           :          17        |       9
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Final Score          : Sao Paulo FC 4 - 0 Chelsea
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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  39   1   7   3  22 |  97   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  31  11   8  21 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  58   8  -1
A_Pereira      DF   2  30  12   7  14 |  58   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30  21
G_Hanley       DF   2  29  12   7  41 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  29   7   4  23 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
M_Barry        DM   2  17  27   7  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  30   7  31 |  68   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
Shane_Botwin   MF   2   7  28   9  20 |  97   0   0   5   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  90  10
S_Gerrard      AM   2   6  27  17  21 |  97   0   0   4   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  40  56
L_Massu        FW   1   7  11  28  13 |  97   0   0   0   0   6   2   0   0   0  20  20  94
P_Aubameyang   FW   2   6   8  26  38 |  63   0   0   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  28
Brad_Viner     GK  26   3   3   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Britton      DF   2  30  10   8  15 |  39   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  29   7  11 |  29   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Raul_Hierra    MF   1   9  28   9  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  28  42 |  34   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  36

Player Statistics - Chelsea
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  33   3   2   3  13 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  28   8   6  42 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  27   7  10  18 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
C_Metzelder    DF   2  27   8   8  30 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  26   9   6  22 |  88   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Kikuchi      DM   1  15  27   8  30 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
A_A_Messi      MF   2   7  27  11  40 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
S_Mazzola      MF   2  10  26   7  33 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
K_Magennis     MF   3   4  26   6  30 |  88   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  27  21 |  97   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  20
D_Bunting      FW   1   2   8  26  31 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  26   8   6  30 |   9   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  25   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Houston        MF   1   5   7  25  21 |   9   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Y_Mizuno       FW   2   6   6  25  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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