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Elite League Cup Match 3

Santos FC 0 - 0 Manchester City

Elite League Cup Group Match, Santos FC vs. Manchester City (Wed Nov 08)


                            Santos FC  |  Manchester City
                              4-5-1 E  |  4-4-2 D
                           Glyn Rigby  |  Scott Matthews
                                       |
                        A_Marshall GK  |  GK S_Scuffet
                           D_Moore DF  |  DF K_Rekik
                           Josimar DF  |  DF M_A_Nastasic
                            R_Huth DF  |  DF W_Reid
                         N_Subotic DF  |  DF M_Rojo
                             E_Sno MF  |  MF L_Diame
                       Koki_Mizuno MF  |  MF Y_Abdessadki
                          Socrates MF  |  MF Eduardo
                          Casemiro MF  |  MF V_Anite
                            Imbula MF  |  FW G_Botti
                               Bar FW  |  FW M_Skiba
                                       |
                       F_Eggington SUB |  SUB P_Out
                             Oscar SUB |  SUB P_Zabaleta
                         S_Marsden SUB |  SUB Jinky
                          J_Tessem SUB |  SUB A_Langlitz
                              Pele SUB |  SUB J_Pozo

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 1  :(sfc) R_Huth hoists the ball across to Josimar
          ...  M_Rojo with the tackle
Min. 4  :(sfc) Imbula miskicks!
          ...  He finds Bar though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  M_A_Nastasic wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Socrates!
          ...  R_Huth makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  S_Scuffet tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Socrates hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to Josimar
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  S_Scuffet won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 7  :(sfc) Koki_Mizuno chips the ball over the defence and finds Socrates
          ...  Socrates strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  S_Scuffet can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  S_Scuffet makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 11 :(sfc) Imbula cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Imbula gets his head to the ball !
          ...  S_Scuffet falls over
          ...  But S_Scuffet is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 15 :(sfc) Josimar with a precise pass to Bar
          ...  A wicked drive by Bar !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 15 :(mnc) M_Skiba knocks the ball past the lunge of Koki_Mizuno
          ...  N_Subotic takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 24 :(sfc) Casemiro pass splits open the defence and finds Bar
          ...  Bar smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  S_Scuffet is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 27 :(sfc) Casemiro runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  Socrates latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  Socrates tries the shot !
          ...  S_Scuffet with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 28 :(sfc) Bar knocks it past K_Rekik and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Bar has a go!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 30 :(sfc) Santos FC made the switch to a P strategy
Min. 35 :(mnc) L_Diame curls the ball out wide to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti drives the shot in!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 36 :(mnc) L_Diame hits a hard pass to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  A_Marshall makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 37 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki with the first time flick to L_Diame
          ...  L_Diame tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 40 :(mnc) Eduardo kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  G_Botti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But Koki_Mizuno slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 41 :(sfc) D_Moore knocks it forward
          ...  V_Anite slips
          ...  E_Sno gets to it!
          ...  W_Reid with a nasty foul
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  P_Graham tries to calm him down
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(mnc) K_Rekik is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to M_Skiba
          ...  D_Moore bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 45 :(mnc) Eduardo moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Skiba
          ...  R_Huth brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But P_Graham waves play on!!!
Min. 48 :(sfc) Socrates looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Casemiro
          ...  Eduardo with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  P_Graham calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Santos FC 0-0 Manchester City

Min. 46 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki crosses into the box, finding Eduardo
          ...  A cheeky lob from Eduardo !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  A_Marshall dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had A_Marshall beaten!
Min. 47 :(sfc) Casemiro runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to R_Huth
          ...  K_Rekik reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 53 :(sfc) Josimar with a slide rule pass to Imbula
          ...  Imbula tries to beat S_Scuffet!
          ...  Looks like it should be S_Scuffet's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  S_Scuffet looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Imbula chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  S_Scuffet reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 53 :(mnc) L_Diame with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from E_Sno
          ...  D_Moore takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 55 :(sfc) Oscar will replace D_Moore and play DF
Min. 56 :(sfc) Koki_Mizuno runs at M_A_Nastasic
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  Koki_Mizuno hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  S_Scuffet makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 59 :(mnc) K_Rekik runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  M_Rojo latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from R_Huth
Min. 60 :(sfc) J_Tessem is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Sno is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play AM
Min. 60 :(mnc) P_Zabaleta is going to be brought on
          ...  M_A_Nastasic is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 60 :(mnc) A_Langlitz is coming on for Y_Abdessadki and will play MF
Min. 64 :(sfc) Imbula takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  P_Zabaleta with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 64 :(sfc) Casemiro with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past M_Rojo
          ...  He knocks it to N_Subotic!
          ...  V_Anite with a reckless challenge
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 65 :(sfc) Pele is being brought on
          ...  Imbula is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 65 :(sfc) Santos FC are switching their playing style to A
Min. 65 :(sfc) Josimar kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  N_Subotic gets on the end of the pass
          ...  P_Zabaleta with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 70 :(sfc) Socrates moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Casemiro
          ...  P_Zabaleta with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 71 :(mnc) A_Langlitz slides it through the middle to M_Skiba
          ...  Josimar clears with a diving header
Min. 75 :(mnc) L_Diame miskicks!
          ...  He finds M_Skiba though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  R_Huth wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 77 :(sfc) J_Tessem watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  G_Botti with the tackle
          ...  P_Graham will want to speak to him
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 81 :(mnc) L_Diame hits a hard pass to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba drives it low !
          ...  A_Marshall narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 84 :(sfc) Koki_Mizuno chips the ball over the defence and finds Casemiro
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Casemiro !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 87 :(mnc) M_Skiba steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  R_Huth read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(sfc) Socrates with a measured pass to Pele
          ...  Pele bears down on goal!
          ...  S_Scuffet with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 91 :(sfc) Bar looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  Bar shoots towards goal !
          ...  S_Scuffet 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                : Academic Stadium
Attendance           : 150,000
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Santos FC Match Info
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Best player          : R_Huth (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : S_Scuffet
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : V_Anite (64), G_Botti (77)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Santos FC     | Manchester City
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       5
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :           6        |       2
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           3        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           7        |       8
Key Tackles          :           9        |       6
Key Passes           :          15        |       11
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Final Score          : Santos FC 0 - 0 Manchester City
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Player Statistics - Santos 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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A_Marshall     GK  39   4   6   5  11 |  98   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
D_Moore        DF   3  31  13  10  16 |  59   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Josimar        DF   2  29  13   7  23 |  98   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   1
R_Huth         DF   2  28  10   8  43 |  98   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10   5
N_Subotic      DF   2  28   7   8  33 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
E_Sno          MF   1  11  32  10  30 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Koki_Mizuno    MF   1   7  32   7  28 |  98   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
Socrates       MF   1   6  28   8  12 |  98   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   6
Casemiro       MF   3   7  27   5  11 |  98   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
Imbula         MF   1   9  24  16  20 |  69   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
Bar            FW   1   7  10  29  22 |  98   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   8
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Oscar          DF   2  28   7   9  31 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Marsden      MF   1   8  29   8  46 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Tessem       AM   1   7  28  17  27 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pele           FW   1   8   9  35  26 |  29   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5

Player Statistics - Manchester City
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Scuffet      GK  39   5   1   4  41 |  98   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  26   7   2  12 |  98   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  64   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Rojo         DF   1  24   6   8  20 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  29   5  32 |  98   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
Y_Abdessadki   MF   2   8  28   8  29 |  64   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Eduardo        MF   2   7  27   8  21 |  98   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
V_Anite        MF   2   7  21   9  33 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  28  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   4
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Zabaleta     DF   2  25   4   1  27 |  34   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Jinky          MF   3   8  28   8  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Langlitz     MF   3   7  11  26  32 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Pozo         FW   2   9   6  22  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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