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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 2

Sao Paulo FC - Werder Bremen

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match 2, Sao Paulo FC vs. Werder Bremen (Wed Jun 19)


                         Sao Paulo FC  |  Werder Bremen
                          4-1-2-1-2 E  |  4-4-2 P
                           Care Taker  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                       Dante_Silva GK  |  GK T_Flowers
                         A_Pereira DF  |  DF J_Neeskens
                            Baresi DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                         A_Britton DF  |  DF F_Beijmo
                      G_v_der_Wiel DF  |  DF L_Augustinson
                           M_Barry DM  |  MF T_Muller
                       B_Bjorksson MF  |  MF P_Bargfrede
                      Shane_Botwin MF  |  MF M_Canete
                         S_Gerrard AM  |  MF A_Vidal
                         J_Greaves FW  |  FW E_Bergkamp
                           F_Totti FW  |  FW D_Berbatov
                                       |
                        Brad_Viner SUB |  SUB T_Courtois
                          G_Hanley SUB |  SUB N_Moisander
                          Li_Chung SUB |  SUB J_Ledley
                       Raul_Hierra SUB |  SUB N_Sanudo
                           L_Massu SUB |  SUB Del_Vecchio

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 4  :(wbn) The Werder Bremen manager told his side to change to a C strategy
Min. 4  :(wbn) T_Muller cuts inside A_Pereira
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_Greaves reads the play well
Min. 5  :(sao) B_Bjorksson unselfishly heads the ball back to Baresi
          ...  J_Zanetti anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 10 :(sao) S_Gerrard is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to F_Totti
          ...  But J_Neeskens comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 19 :(wbn) M_Canete has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_Britton
          ...  He puts in T_Muller!
          ...  What a shot from T_Muller !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  Dante_Silva narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 22 :(sao) J_Greaves beats L_Augustinson
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  What a shot from J_Greaves !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  T_Flowers is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 1-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 26 :(sao) A_Britton feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  B_Bjorksson runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  B_Bjorksson breaks clear!
          ...  He tries to take it round T_Flowers
          ...  He lobs it over T_Flowers
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 2-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 30 :(wbn) M_Canete bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to E_Bergkamp
          ...  From long range E_Bergkamp bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  The shot slips through Dante_Silva's hands
          ...  But Dante_Silva recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 32 :(wbn) D_Berbatov is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to M_Canete
          ...  But A_Pereira clears the ball to safety
Min. 34 :(sao) Baresi sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  Baresi throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  T_Flowers gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But can't hold onto it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 3-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 37 :(sao) F_Totti sidesteps F_Beijmo
          ...  F_Totti keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  T_Flowers is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Barry lofts the ball in!
          ...  A_Britton loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  T_Flowers with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 38 :(sao) Shane_Botwin holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to J_Greaves
          ...  A wicked drive by J_Greaves !
          ...  But T_Flowers is equal to it
Min. 39 :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel heads the ball back to J_Greaves
          ...  J_Greaves blasts it at the goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled home!
          ...  The Sao Paulo FC fans go wild!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 4-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 42 :(sao) Shane_Botwin spits at D_Berbatov
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  G_Reddy calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(wbn) The Werder Bremen manager told his side to change to a P strategy
Min. 45 :(sao) J_Greaves sidesteps F_Beijmo
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  J_Greaves runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  He has completed his hat trick!!
          ...  The defenders have been run ragged!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 5-0 Werder Bremen ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sao Paulo FC 5-0 Werder Bremen

Min. 46 :(wbn) D_Berbatov takes advantage of a bad back pass from Baresi
          ...  M_Barry goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 48 :(sao) S_Gerrard controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  F_Beijmo takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 49 :(sao) S_Gerrard is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  F_Totti latches onto the ball
          ...  F_Totti with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  T_Flowers won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 53 :(sao) S_Gerrard sidesteps L_Augustinson
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  P_Bargfrede with an awful challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  G_Reddy calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 55 :(sao) Up goes the substitution board - G_Hanley on for A_Pereira as a DF
Min. 60 :(sao) L_Massu comes on for J_Greaves and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 60 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio will replace L_Augustinson and play FW
Min. 61 :(wbn) A defence splitting pass from J_Neeskens to T_Muller
          ...  T_Muller flings a shot at goal !
          ...  Dante_Silva makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 62 :(wbn) D_Berbatov takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  D_Berbatov with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  Dante_Silva with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 65 :(sao) a big roar from the crowd as Li_Chung comes on for S_Gerrard to play MF
Min. 65 :(wbn) A_Vidal looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to E_Bergkamp
          ...  E_Bergkamp attempts to drive it home!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 66 :(wbn) D_Berbatov has space to run with the ball
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
Min. 67 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp cuts inside G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by Baresi
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 68 :(sao) M_Barry takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  M_Barry from 20 yards !
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 69 :(sao) M_Barry with a precise pass to F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti has a go!
          ...  T_Flowers can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  T_Flowers has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 70 :(wbn) Werder Bremen will now play A
Min. 70 :(sao) F_Totti cuts inside F_Beijmo
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  A_Vidal cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 72 :(sao) M_Barry plays a long ball to F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  It's beaten T_Flowers
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 72 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by G_v_der_Wiel
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Muller crosses it in!
          ...  Dante_Silva easily claims the ball!
Min. 73 :(wbn) M_Canete holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to J_Zanetti
          ...  J_Zanetti has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 75 :(wbn) J_Ledley is being brought on
          ...  A_Vidal is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 75 :(sao) Li_Chung runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to F_Totti
          ...  F_Totti with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 75 :(sao) Dante_Silva pulls up
          ...  That looks like his knee gave in!
          ...  He won't be able to continue!
          ...  They have no substitutions left. Will play a man down
Min. 75 :(sao) G_v_der_Wiel will now play as GK
Min. 76 :(wbn) J_Ledley hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  D_Berbatov latches onto it!
          ...  But Baresi spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 77 :(sao) G_Hanley is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Massu
          ...  L_Massu with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 77 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede sidesteps Baresi
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  P_Bargfrede tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 78 :(sao) Li_Chung sidesteps E_Bergkamp
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from J_Zanetti
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Hanley lofts the ball in!
          ...  T_Flowers catches it!
Min. 78 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Del_Vecchio carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel watches it sail wide!
Min. 80 :(sao) G_Hanley heads the ball back to L_Massu
          ...  A thundering drive by L_Massu !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 82 :(sao) Li_Chung takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Massu
          ...  L_Massu fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  T_Flowers parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 84 :(wbn) D_Berbatov picks up the pass
          ...  D_Berbatov attempts to nutmeg G_v_der_Wiel!
          ...  G_v_der_Wiel is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!
          ...  Too little too late for Werder Bremen surely!
          ...  Sao Paulo FC 5-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 85 :(sao) B_Bjorksson runs with pace at the defence
          ...  A powerful shot by B_Bjorksson !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 87 :(sao) Li_Chung brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  F_Totti makes himself available
          ...  F_Totti aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(wbn) M_Canete gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Bergkamp
          ...  E_Bergkamp with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But G_v_der_Wiel just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 90 :(sao) B_Bjorksson with a pinpoint pass to Li_Chung
          ...  Li_Chung launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 91 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio hoists the ball across to E_Bergkamp
          ...  A_Britton steals the ball of off him
Min. 92 :(sao) A defence splitting pass from M_Barry to A_Britton
          ...  T_Muller with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  G_Reddy warns him
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  B_Bjorksson bends it round the wall
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  T_Flowers moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Cicero Pompeu de Toledo
Attendance           : 108,979
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Sao Paulo FC Match Info
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Best player          : J_Greaves (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Greaves (22,39,45), B_Bjorksson (26), Baresi (34)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Shane_Botwin (42)
Injured              : Dante_Silva (75)
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : D_Berbatov
Scorers              : D_Berbatov (84)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Bargfrede (53)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Sao Paulo FC   |  Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          20        |       10
Off target           :          13        |       3
On target            :           7        |       7
Possession           :          50        |       50
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           6        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       5
Key Passes           :          15        |       9
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Final Score          : Sao Paulo FC 5 - 1 Werder Bremen
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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 |  76   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
A_Pereira      DF   2  31  12   7  14 |  56   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  31  11   8  21 |  93   0   2   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  40   0  35
A_Britton      DF   2  31  10   8  15 |  93   0   1   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  50  30
G_v_der_Wiel   GK   3  29   7   4  23 |  93   2   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
M_Barry        DM   2  17  27   7  32 |  93   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   1
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  31   7  31 |  93   0   0   2   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  20  37
Shane_Botwin   MF   2   7  29   9  20 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
S_Gerrard      AM   2   6  28  17  21 |  66   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Greaves      FW   3   8   7  29  23 |  61   0   1   0   0   4   3   0   0   0  20   0 115
F_Totti        FW   2   6  11  28  42 |  93   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Brad_Viner     GK  26   3   3   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Hanley       DF   2  29  12   7  41 |  37   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Li_Chung       MF   3   8  29   7  11 |  27   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
Raul_Hierra    MF   1   9  28   9  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Massu        FW   1   7  11  28  13 |  32   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  93   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -35   0   0   0
J_Neeskens     DF   1  30  10   7  29 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  29  12  10  41 |  93   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
F_Beijmo       DF   3  27  12   8  22 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
L_Augustinson  DF   2  27   7   6  23 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
T_Muller       MF   3   9  29  10  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
P_Bargfrede    MF   3   6  29   7  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
M_Canete       MF   2   5  28   5  19 |  93   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
A_Vidal        MF   2  13  25   7  21 |  76   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   5  28  34 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
D_Berbatov     FW   2   9   8  27  37 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  45
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Moisander    DF   2  26   9  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Ledley       MF   1   6  27  16  30 |  17   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Sanudo       MF   1   7  25  17  45 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   8  25  20 |  32   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
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