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Elite FA Cup, Group A Game 3

Schalke 04 1 - 3 Ajax

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 3, Schalke 04 vs. Ajax (Thu Nov 30)


                           Schalke 04  |  Ajax
                          4-1-2-1-2 A  |  4-4-2 A
                         Ian McNamara  |  James Maund
                                       |
                           G_Banks GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                       Daley_Blind DF  |  DF C_dos_Passos
                          S_Garcia DF  |  DF V_Kompany
                         P_Bourdin DF  |  DF S_Kolasinac
                        M_Reiziger DF  |  DF J_Stam
                          J_Height DM  |  MF R_Pletikosa
                           D_Solga MF  |  MF S_Marlet
                         G_Zelalem MF  |  MF Oscar_Serrano
                            Inacio AM  |  MF M_Overmars
                          O_Ighalo FW  |  FW Ian_Wright
                         G_Neutral FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                                       |
                        T_Courtois SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                           L_Jones SUB |  SUB Alvaro_Rubio
                     O_Lindenbergh SUB |  SUB M_Keown
                         C_Bellamy SUB |  SUB J_Crujff
                          N_Nalise SUB |  SUB A_Arshavin

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 4  :(shk) Inacio turns past R_Pletikosa
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Inacio with a thundering shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 4  :(aja) R_Pletikosa crosses to J_Stam
          ...  J_Stam hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  G_Banks was lucky there
Min. 6  :(shk) D_Solga has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past C_dos_Passos
          ...  He puts in G_Neutral!
          ...  G_Neutral with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  Looks like it should be E_Van_d_Sar's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 10 :(shk) G_Neutral picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  D_Bergkamp with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  J_Hunye called him over for a strong verbal warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  Inacio fires it towards the goal
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 11 :(aja) S_Marlet pass splits open the defence and finds Ian_Wright
          ...  But G_Zelalem slides in two footed.
          ...  J_Hunye has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 12 :(shk) G_Zelalem looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Neutral
          ...  G_Neutral with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 15 :(shk) G_Neutral breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  J_Stam brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 16 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes advantage of a mistake by P_Bourdin
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  D_Bergkamp throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But G_Banks parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 16 :(shk) G_Zelalem lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  S_Garcia latches on to it
          ...  Oscar_Serrano goes in studs first
Min. 17 :(shk) O_Ighalo flicks it past the defender
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  O_Ighalo tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 18 :(shk) D_Solga puts in G_Neutral
          ...  G_Neutral rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Neutral crosses it in!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes out and claims it!
Min. 24 :(aja) R_Pletikosa cuts the ball back to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  What agility from G_Banks
Min. 25 :(shk) Inacio takes advantage of a mistake by R_Pletikosa
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 30 :(aja) S_Kolasinac takes on Daley_Blind
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  S_Kolasinac with the overhead !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Ajax go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-1 Ajax ...
Min. 32 :(shk) G_Zelalem hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  G_Neutral collects the loose ball!
          ...  G_Neutral tries to beat E_Van_d_Sar from outside the area!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 32 :(aja) R_Pletikosa cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Ian_Wright
          ...  M_Reiziger rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's J_Hunye going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 33 :(shk) Inacio takes on S_Kolasinac
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  C_dos_Passos stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 35 :(shk) Daley_Blind runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Inacio
          ...  S_Kolasinac tackles cleanly
Min. 42 :(shk) D_Solga cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to G_Neutral
          ...  G_Neutral has a dig at goal!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar tips it over the bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by D_Solga!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes out and claims it!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(shk) D_Solga finds O_Ighalo with a ball over the defence
          ...  O_Ighalo with the overhead !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 46 :(shk) P_Bourdin takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Solga
          ...  A powerful shot by D_Solga !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 48 :(aja) J_Crujff replaces Oscar_Serrano to play as a MF
Min. 48 :(aja) J_Crujff kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A well-placed shot from D_Bergkamp !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Schalke 04 0-1 Ajax

Min. 46 :(shk) O_Ighalo flicks it over S_Kolasinac's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  M_Overmars with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 47 :(aja) V_Kompany squares it to Ian_Wright
          ...  Ian_Wright looks to see where G_Banks is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  G_Banks won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 48 :(shk) D_Solga drives it forward to G_Neutral
          ...  But S_Kolasinac barges him off the ball
Min. 49 :(aja) Up goes the substitution board - Alvaro_Rubio on for J_Stam as a DF
Min. 49 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to R_Pletikosa
          ...  R_Pletikosa hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 50 :(aja) a big roar from the crowd as A_Arshavin comes on for Ian_Wright to play FW
Min. 51 :(shk) G_Zelalem sprints past C_dos_Passos
          ...  C_dos_Passos recovers to win the ball back
Min. 52 :(shk) S_Garcia hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Daley_Blind latches onto it!
          ...  Daley_Blind with the drive!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes a fine save
Min. 54 :(aja) S_Marlet with a precise ball to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But G_Banks just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  J_Hunye has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 55 :(shk) D_Solga with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  But Alvaro_Rubio sweeps up the threat
Min. 56 :(aja) M_Overmars crosses into the box, finding R_Pletikosa
          ...  M_Reiziger read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 57 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is forced to retreat
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Schalke 04 1-1 Ajax ...
Min. 59 :(shk) G_Neutral has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past V_Kompany!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But S_Kolasinac will cut out the threat
Min. 59 :(aja) M_Overmars with the first time flick to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with his head down lets it go !
          ...  G_Banks with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 60 :(shk) D_Solga has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past C_dos_Passos
          ...  He puts in G_Neutral!
          ...  G_Neutral flings a shot at goal !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 60 :(aja) J_Crujff with a probing pass to A_Arshavin
          ...  P_Bourdin reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 61 :(aja) S_Marlet knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  S_Marlet with the shot !
          ...  G_Banks was lucky there
Min. 62 :(aja) A_Arshavin is first to the loose ball
          ...  A_Arshavin with a little chip!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Crujff chips the ball into the area!
          ...  S_Garcia heads it away
Min. 65 :(aja) S_Marlet beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds J_Crujff
          ...  J_Crujff attempts a chip!
          ...  G_Banks gathers it comfortably
Min. 67 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Marlet curls it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to S_Kolasinac
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Brilliant save from G_Banks
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 70 :(shk) L_Jones is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_Bourdin is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(shk) O_Lindenbergh is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Height is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 70 :(shk) C_Bellamy is coming on for O_Ighalo and will play FW
Min. 70 :(shk) Inacio finds his way through
          ...  Inacio aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 71 :(shk) G_Zelalem with a measured ball to Daley_Blind
          ...  Daley_Blind sees E_Van_d_Sar off his line !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Ajax fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 73 :(aja) R_Pletikosa with an inch perfect pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  Daley_Blind slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 74 :(aja) D_Bergkamp knocks the ball past S_Garcia
          ...  Inacio tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  J_Hunye has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by J_Hunye!
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Ian McNamara looks relieved
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  D_Bergkamp bends it round the wall
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Ajax in front!
          ...  Schalke 04 1-2 Ajax ...
Min. 74 :(aja) R_Pletikosa looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to S_Kolasinac
          ...  S_Kolasinac aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  It clips the post!!
          ...  The net bulges !!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Schalke 04 1-3 Ajax ...
Min. 79 :(aja) R_Pletikosa gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  G_Banks is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pletikosa plays it towards the near post!
          ...  A_Arshavin loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars hits it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to C_dos_Passos
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  G_Banks just watches float over the bar!
Min. 80 :(shk) D_Solga knocks it forward
          ...  C_dos_Passos slips
          ...  C_Bellamy gets to it!
          ...  C_Bellamy hits a great drive!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by G_Zelalem!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes out and claims it!
Min. 81 :(aja) M_Overmars jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Arshavin
          ...  O_Lindenbergh rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  James Maund looks annoyed that there was no card there
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  R_Pletikosa plays it short to A_Arshavin
          ...  Blocked by S_Garcia
Min. 83 :(shk) C_Bellamy gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Neutral
          ...  G_Neutral from 20 yards !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 83 :(aja) J_Crujff looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to S_Kolasinac
          ...  S_Kolasinac with the crafty shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 85 :(shk) Daley_Blind beats Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  Good sliding challenge from V_Kompany
Min. 86 :(aja) J_Crujff runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off O_Lindenbergh back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  J_Crujff fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It's way wide
          ...  The Schalke 04 fans behind the goal spread their arms out
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(aja) A_Arshavin with a fantastic turn that puts him through on goal
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from C_Bellamy
Min. 90 :(aja) A_Arshavin sprints past Inacio
          ...  A_Arshavin fires a shot at goal !
          ...  G_Banks gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Overmars crosses it in!
          ...  The ball comes to D_Bergkamp
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  G_Banks gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pletikosa plays it into the danger area!
          ...  A_Arshavin gets his head on it
          ...  G_Banks catches the ball
Min. 92 :(shk) O_Lindenbergh takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past V_Kompany
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio beats him to the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Veltins Arena
Attendance           : 77,000
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Schalke 04 Match Info
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Best player          : D_Solga
Scorers              : S_Kolasinac (57 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : D_Bergkamp (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : S_Kolasinac (30,74), D_Bergkamp (74)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Stam (15), M_Overmars (46)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Schalke 04    |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       24
Off target           :          12        |       10
On target            :           4        |       14
Possession           :          33        |       67
Corners              :           3        |       6
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       7
Key Tackles          :           7        |       9
Key Passes           :          14        |       17
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Final Score          : Schalke 04 1 - 3 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Schalke 04
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Banks        GK  28   3   1   3  12 |  95  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
Daley_Blind    DF   3  23   9   7  12 |  95   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   6
S_Garcia       DF   2  23   8   4  11 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
P_Bourdin      DF   1  23   7   2  12 |  73   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Reiziger     DF   2  23   6   6  21 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Height       DM   3  14  23   7  22 |  73   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Solga        MF   2   9  23  10  19 |  95   0   0   7   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20  50 -19
G_Zelalem      MF   2   6  23  10  21 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Inacio         AM   2  13  23  12  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  24  21 |  73   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
G_Neutral      FW   1   7   7  23  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0 -20 -20  -5
T_Courtois     GK  28   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Jones        DF   3  25   7   8  22 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Lindenbergh  MF   1   8  24   9  32 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Bellamy      FW   2   6   8  25  33 |  22   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
N_Nalise       FW   2   4   7  25  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  20  21
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  27  10   9  11 |  95   0   3   0   0   4   2   0   0   0  40 -20  66
J_Stam         DF   2  26   8   7  29 |  52   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   3
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  29   8  40 |  95   0   0   6   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  75   1
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  29   8  22 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   5
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  28  12  19 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  26  13  32 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -2
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  53   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  21
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   6   1   0   0   0  20   0  47
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  43   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  47   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   6
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  42   0   0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0  23
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