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Elite League Cup Match 3

Sao Paulo FC - Marseille

Elite League Cup Group Match, Sao Paulo FC vs. Marseille (Wed Jun 05)


                         Sao Paulo FC  |  Marseille
                          4-1-2-1-2 C  |  4-5-1 P
                           Care Taker  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                       Dante_Silva GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                         A_Pereira DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                            Baresi DF  |  DF S_Byram
                          G_Hanley DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                      G_v_der_Wiel DF  |  DF A_Valencia
                           M_Barry DM  |  MF Y_Sankhare
                       B_Bjorksson MF  |  MF I_Perisic
                      Shane_Botwin MF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                         S_Gerrard AM  |  MF N_Kante
                         J_Greaves FW  |  MF J_Chimp
                           L_Massu FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                                       |
                        Brad_Viner SUB |  SUB S_Mielitz
                         A_Britton SUB |  SUB J_Paintsil
                          Li_Chung SUB |  SUB P_Viera
                       Sven_Bender SUB |  SUB Sheringham
                           F_Totti SUB |  SUB A_Douglas

Referee: O_Bundy (USA)


Min. 6  :(msl) Y_Sankhare holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane shoots towards goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  That's given Marseille the advantage!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 0-1 Marseille ...
Min. 11 :(sao) L_Massu beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But J_Pedro puts it in row Z!
Min. 14 :(sao) Shane_Botwin has it now
          ...  He takes on N_Kante
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in J_Greaves!
          ...  J_Greaves rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  R_Higuita falls over
          ...  But R_Higuita is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 22 :(sao) J_Greaves finds himself in acres of space
          ...  J_Greaves with the chance !
          ...  R_Higuita makes a good save
Min. 27 :(msl) J_Chimp runs at G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  J_Chimp with the chance !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a good save
Min. 28 :(msl) Y_Sankhare retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Z_Zidane latches onto the end of it
          ...  A_Pereira takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 32 :(sao) Shane_Botwin gets to the by line and finds L_Massu with a beautiful cross
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  L_Koscielny picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 35 :(sao) The Sao Paulo FC manager told his side to change to a E strategy
Min. 37 :(sao) M_Barry spits at R_Higuita
          ...  O_Bundy called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 38 :(sao) B_Bjorksson hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  J_Greaves latches onto it!
          ...  J_Greaves with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 40 :(sao) L_Massu runs towards the goal
          ...  S_Byram brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 40 :(msl) I_Perisic retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Z_Zidane latches onto the end of it
          ...  Shane_Botwin with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 41 :(msl) L_Koscielny beats Shane_Botwin
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  J_Greaves hits it out for a throw
Min. 42 :(sao) J_Greaves runs at S_Byram
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Z_Zidane seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(sao) Shane_Botwin has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past S_Byram
          ...  He knocks it to L_Massu!
          ...  L_Massu with a thundering volley!
          ...  It flies in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  All square, that should make things interesting!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 1-1 Marseille ...
Min. 46 :(msl) The ball is passed in from J_Pedro, he finds A_Valencia
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 48 :(sao) L_Massu knocks the ball past the lunge of A_Valencia
          ...  L_Massu has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!

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

Min. 47 :(sao) Shane_Botwin with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows N_Kante a clean set of heals
          ...  A_Valencia goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 47 :(msl) M_Dickinson shoves S_Gerrard in the chest!!
          ...  O_Bundy has seen it!
          ...  He is warned by O_Bundy
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 52 :(msl) M_Dickinson latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  M_Dickinson hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  Looks like it should be Dante_Silva's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Dante_Silva looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_Chimp
          ...  J_Pedro swings a leg at it!
          ...  Saved by Dante_Silva
Min. 53 :(sao) J_Greaves spits at Z_Zidane
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 55 :(sao) A_Britton is going to be brought on
          ...  A_Pereira is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 56 :(msl) Y_Sankhare gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds L_Koscielny
          ...  But S_Gerrard wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 57 :(msl) J_Chimp runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs G_Hanley
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  But A_Britton with the fine tackle
Min. 60 :(sao) F_Totti will replace the useless J_Greaves and will play FW
Min. 62 :(msl) Z_Zidane takes advantage of a bad back pass from Shane_Botwin
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by G_v_der_Wiel
Min. 64 :(msl) Z_Zidane is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  F_Totti with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  O_Bundy tries to calm him down
Min. 65 :(sao) Li_Chung is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Bjorksson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 65 :(sao) Sao Paulo FC restructured their strategy to A
Min. 65 :(msl) The Marseille manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 68 :(sao) M_Barry plays in L_Massu with a beautiful ball
          ...  L_Massu hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  Brilliant save from R_Higuita
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 68 :(sao) A_Britton with the first time flick to S_Gerrard
          ...  Z_Zidane fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  L_Massu bends it in
          ...  R_Higuita manages to turn it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by S_Gerrard
          ...  L_Koscielny wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 72 :(msl) M_Dickinson retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Z_Zidane gets on the end of it
          ...  A well-placed shot from Z_Zidane !
          ...  But Dante_Silva palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 73 :(msl) L_Koscielny hits a hard pass to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane with the cheeky shot!
          ...  Dante_Silva gets his fingertips to it
Min. 74 :(sao) L_Massu with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past L_Koscielny
          ...  He knocks it to F_Totti!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from M_Dickinson and it had to be
Min. 75 :(msl) J_Paintsil will replace S_Byram and play DF
Min. 77 :(msl) Up goes the substitution board - P_Viera on for A_Valencia as a DF
Min. 77 :(sao) F_Totti knocks it past J_Paintsil and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  A delicate chip from F_Totti !
          ...  R_Higuita was lucky there
Min. 78 :(msl) Sheringham is being prepared to come on
          ...  N_Kante is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 79 :(msl) P_Viera plays a first time ball through the defence to Z_Zidane
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by G_Hanley
Min. 81 :(sao) F_Totti jumps over L_Koscielny's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by J_Pedro
Min. 81 :(msl) L_Koscielny backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Z_Zidane latches onto the end of it
          ...  Z_Zidane tries to beat Dante_Silva from outside the area!
          ...  Dante_Silva watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 83 :(msl) Z_Zidane has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Chimp collects the loose ball!
          ...  Driven towards goal by J_Chimp !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 85 :(msl) J_Pedro with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  Intercepted by G_v_der_Wiel
Min. 87 :(sao) G_Hanley is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to S_Gerrard
          ...  Driven towards goal by S_Gerrard !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 87 :(msl) P_Viera drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Z_Zidane
          ...  A delicate chip from Z_Zidane !
          ...  Looks like it should be Dante_Silva's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Dante_Silva looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(sao) M_Barry reads the run of F_Totti
          ...  J_Pedro gathers up the loose ball
Min. 90 :(msl) I_Perisic brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Z_Zidane makes himself available
          ...  Z_Zidane goes for the top corner !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a difficult save
Min. 92 :(msl) Y_Sankhare picks out J_Pedro with the cross
          ...  J_Pedro with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  Dante_Silva gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball

*************  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          : L_Massu
Scorers              : L_Massu (43)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Greaves (53)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : Z_Zidane (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Z_Zidane (6)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Z_Zidane (68)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Sao Paulo FC   |   Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       11
Off target           :           3        |       4
On target            :           6        |       7
Possession           :          45        |       55
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       12
Key Tackles          :           9        |       8
Key Passes           :           9        |       13
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Final Score          : Sao Paulo FC 1 - 1 Marseille
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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 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  31  12   7  14 |  58   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  31  11   8  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Hanley       DF   2  29  12   7  41 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
G_v_der_Wiel   DF   3  29   7   4  23 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
M_Barry        DM   2  17  27   7  32 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  31   7  31 |  68   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Shane_Botwin   MF   2   7  28   9  20 |  95   0   1   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  50   0
S_Gerrard      AM   2   6  28  17  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  29  23 |  63   0   1   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  18  -2  19
L_Massu        FW   1   7  11  28  13 |  95   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  56
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  31  10   8  15 |  37   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  29   7  11 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Sven_Bender    MF   2  11  25  12  43 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  28  42 |  32   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Marseille
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  32  11   7  36 |  95   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
S_Byram        DF   3  32   9   6  32 |  78   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  31   8   9  33 |  95   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10  20
A_Valencia     DF   2  26   8   8  22 |  80   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   9  33  12  36 |  95   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  32   6  11 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  31   7  28 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
N_Kante        MF   3   7  31   7  13 |  81   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Chimp        MF   3   7  26   5  12 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  32  34 |  95   0   1   1   0   6   1   1   0   0  18   8  65
S_Mielitz      GK  27   3   3   3  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  29  13   9  31 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Viera        DF   3  10  30   8  41 |  15   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Sheringham     MF   2   6   8  30  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Douglas      FW   2   4   5  25  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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