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Division 1, Week 13

Schalke 04 0 - 2 Arsenal

Division One League Match, Schalke 04 vs. Arsenal (Wed Jan 17)


                           Schalke 04  |  Arsenal
                            4-1-3-2 A  |  5-3-2 C
                         Ian McNamara  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                        T_Courtois GK  |  GK D_James
                     Papakoli_Diop DF  |  DF R_Holding
                         E_Herbert DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                           L_Jones DF  |  DF P_Evra
                        M_Reiziger DF  |  DF C_Blewitt
                          J_Height DM  |  DF Marco_Rojo
                           Adriano MF  |  MF J_Butland
                           D_Solga MF  |  MF S_Matthews
                            Rocket MF  |  MF R_Radinski
                         C_Bellamy FW  |  FW D_Murphy
                          O_Ighalo FW  |  FW Freddy_Abu
                                       |
                           G_Banks SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                       Daley_Blind SUB |  SUB G_Collins
                     O_Lindenbergh SUB |  SUB T_Cruise
                          N_Nalise SUB |  SUB R_Savage
                         G_Neutral SUB |  SUB Taliyah

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 5  :(shk) C_Bellamy runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off R_Holding back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  C_Bellamy hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But D_James tips it over
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 6  :(shk) E_Herbert is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  Marco_Rojo clears with a diving header
Min. 7  :(arn) J_Butland knocks it past M_Reiziger and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  J_Butland rifles it at the goal !
          ...  T_Courtois gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 10 :(shk) Rocket is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to L_Jones
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  P_Evra belts it clear
Min. 11 :(arn) J_Butland has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past M_Reiziger
          ...  He knocks it to Marco_Rojo!
          ...  Marco_Rojo tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  T_Courtois gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 15 :(shk) C_Bellamy breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  R_Radinski brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  C_Tango had no choice there!!
          ...  Ian McNamara appluads the decision
Min. 16 :(shk) O_Ighalo makes the tackle
          ...  O_Ighalo hits a great drive!
          ...  D_James with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 19 :(arn) J_Butland with a one-touch layoff to Freddy_Abu
          ...  Papakoli_Diop takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 21 :(shk) O_Ighalo cuts inside Marco_Rojo
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  O_Ighalo hits a crisp volley!
          ...  But D_James makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 22 :(arn) The ball is passed in from Marco_Rojo, he finds Freddy_Abu
          ...  Freddy_Abu has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  T_Courtois won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  That's given Arsenal the advantage!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 25 :(shk) Rocket boots it towards J_Height
          ...  Marco_Rojo with the block
Min. 25 :(arn) J_Butland with a slide rule pass to Freddy_Abu
          ...  Adriano muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 27 :(arn) P_Evra plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Marco_Rojo keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  L_Jones tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Butland chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Papakoli_Diop belts it clear
Min. 29 :(arn) P_Evra leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to C_Blewitt
          ...  C_Blewitt aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 40 :(arn) D_Murphy flicks it over E_Herbert's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Adriano with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(shk) Adriano finds himself in acres of space
          ...  Adriano hits a crisp volley!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  D_James never had a chance!
Min. 45 :(arn) The Arsenal manager shouts at them from the touchline to play D
Min. 46 :(arn) R_Savage is coming on for Freddy_Abu and will play MF
Min. 48 :(arn) J_Butland off the woodwork.
          ...  D_Murphy picks up the deflection
          ...  D_Murphy with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  T_Courtois gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But can't hold onto it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-2 Arsenal ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Schalke 04 0-2 Arsenal

Min. 46 :(arn) Marco_Rojo cuts through the defence
          ...  Adriano beats him to the ball
Min. 47 :(arn) D_Murphy beats L_Jones
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  D_Murphy tries to beat T_Courtois from outside the area!
          ...  But T_Courtois comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 51 :(shk) C_Bellamy takes advantage of a bad back pass from R_Savage
          ...  C_Bellamy hits a curling shot!
          ...  The shot slips through D_James's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 54 :(shk) Papakoli_Diop has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  O_Ighalo collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Savage clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 55 :(shk) Rocket with a flicked pass to Papakoli_Diop
          ...  Papakoli_Diop bears down on goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Herbert drives it into the box!
          ...  D_James fists it away!
Min. 59 :(arn) P_Evra beats L_Jones
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Papakoli_Diop with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 60 :(shk) G_Neutral is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Bellamy is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 62 :(shk) Adriano looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Neutral
          ...  G_Neutral lobs D_James!
          ...  The shot slips through D_James's hands
          ...  But D_James recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 63 :(arn) R_Holding nutmegs Papakoli_Diop
          ...  A great volley from R_Holding !
          ...  T_Courtois tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Savage hits it into the box!
          ...  L_Jones wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 66 :(shk) Rocket looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to G_Neutral
          ...  G_Neutral launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 69 :(arn) R_Savage has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Papakoli_Diop!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Savage hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 70 :(shk) Daley_Blind is being brought on
          ...  M_Reiziger is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  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 DM
Min. 71 :(arn) J_Butland sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  G_Neutral fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from C_Tango
Min. 73 :(shk) Adriano looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to O_Ighalo
          ...  C_Blewitt plays the back pass
          ...  D_James can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Herbert crosses it in!
          ...  D_James makes the catch!
Min. 81 :(arn) D_Murphy with a burst of pace
          ...  D_Solga tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  C_Tango has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by C_Tango!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 82 :(arn) T_Cruise is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Butland is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 84 :(arn) R_Savage with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Daley_Blind
          ...  He knocks it to D_Murphy!
          ...  Daley_Blind with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(shk) G_Neutral takes advantage of a bad back pass from R_Holding
          ...  S_Ramos with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  C_Tango calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 89 :(shk) O_Ighalo is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to Papakoli_Diop
          ...  Papakoli_Diop beats the offside trap!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  D_James comes towards him
          ...  He lobs it over D_James
          ...  It goes over!!

*************  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          : Rocket
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Adriano (25), Daley_Blind (84)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : Marco_Rojo (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Freddy_Abu (22), D_Murphy (48)
Sent Off             : R_Radinski (15)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Schalke 04   |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       8
Off target           :           4        |       3
On target            :           5        |       5
Possession           :          41        |       59
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          11        |       7
Key Tackles          :           4        |       5
Key Passes           :           8        |       8
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Final Score          : Schalke 04 0 - 2 Arsenal
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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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T_Courtois     GK  28   1   2   3  22 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
Papakoli_Diop  DF   2  26  16   8  24 |  95   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10   2
E_Herbert      DF   1  26   7  11  41 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
L_Jones        DF   3  25   7   8  22 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Reiziger     DF   2  23   6   6  21 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Height       DM   3  14  23   7  22 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Adriano        MF   1   8  24  12  43 |  95   0   1   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  18  -1
D_Solga        MF   2   9  24  10  19 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Rocket         MF   2  10  24  10  33 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
C_Bellamy      FW   2   6   8  25  33 |  64   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  24  21 |  95   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -10
G_Banks        GK  28   3   1   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Daley_Blind    DF   3  23   9   7  12 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
O_Lindenbergh  DM   1   8  24   9  32 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Nalise       FW   2   4   7  25  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Neutral      FW   1   7   7  23  31 |  31   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Arsenal
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_James        GK  32   2   2   3  26 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  27   8   6  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  25
S_Ramos        DF   2  27   7   7  40 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Evra         DF   3  26  11  10  21 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  20   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  26   7   6  22 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20  21
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  25  10   7  30 |  95   0   2   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  25   5
J_Butland      MF   2   9  27  11  41 |  86   0   0   4   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  55   1
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  27   7  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Radinski     MF   1  11  26   6  29 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  26  37 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
Freddy_Abu     FW   3   8  10  24  42 |  46   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
D_de_Gea       GK  27   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  27   9   7  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  27   9  39 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Savage       MF   2   7  27   6  15 |  49   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
Taliyah        FW   2   6   7  28  44 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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