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Elite League Cup Match 2

Schalke 04 - Rangers FC

Elite League Cup Group Match, Schalke 04 vs. Rangers FC (Thu May 30)


                           Schalke 04  |  Rangers FC
                          3-2-3-1-1 C  |  5-4-1 A
                           Andy Banks  |  Gazza Grant
                                       |
                        G_Pagliuca GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                       A_Kerzhakov DF  |  DF M_Tudgay
                              Carr DF  |  DF D_McGrain
                          P_Albert DF  |  DF K_Ramsteijn
                           P_Kachu DM  |  DF Doria
                       Daley_Blind DM  |  DF K_Rekik
                           Adriano MF  |  MF L_Thomas
                          S_Gruber MF  |  MF A_Gunnarsson
                         D_Beckham MF  |  MF R_Jack
                        Ru_B_Perry AM  |  MF S_Byrne
                          O_Ighalo FW  |  FW R_Acquafresca
                                       |
                           P_Kenny SUB |  SUB Z_Stonewall
                         K_Wemberg SUB |  SUB R_Giovinco
                       Hans_Gruber SUB |  SUB G_Grant
                      Bradley_Dack SUB |  SUB H_Fernandez
                         C_Bellamy SUB |  SUB H_Rodellega

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 4  :(shk) D_Beckham skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to Adriano
          ...  L_Thomas reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 5  :(shk) P_Albert makes himself available
          ...  S_Byrne with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Andy Banks looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 7  :(shk) Ru_B_Perry beats his man
          ...  Ru_B_Perry controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But D_Marshall makes a fine save
Min. 9  :(rfc) K_Rekik gets to the by line and finds R_Acquafresca with a beautiful cross
          ...  R_Acquafresca hits a great shot !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into G_Pagliuca's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 13 :(rfc) L_Thomas skips the challenge from Daley_Blind
          ...  L_Thomas with a thundering shot!
          ...  G_Pagliuca can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  G_Pagliuca makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 17 :(shk) A_Kerzhakov is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  O_Ighalo latches onto the ball
          ...  A_Gunnarsson fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  D_Beckham swings it in
          ...  O_Ighalo takes control of it!
          ...  K_Rekik makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Daley_Blind chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_Marshall comes out and claims it!
Min. 22 :(shk) O_Ighalo punches A_Gunnarsson off the ball
          ...  He's Butted him !
          ...  A_Dali has stopped play
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  L_Thomas passes to R_Jack
          ...  A_Kerzhakov tackles cleanly
Min. 24 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  R_Acquafresca with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But G_Pagliuca makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 26 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs S_Gruber
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  P_Kachu with the tackle
Min. 28 :(shk) S_Gruber jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  S_Gruber sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 33 :(rfc) L_Thomas chips the ball over the defence and finds Doria
          ...  P_Albert slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 34 :(shk) Adriano breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_Marshall!
          ...  A_Gunnarsson brings him down!
          ...  That's a terrible challenge
          ...  The referee comes over
          ...  And the ref shows him his 2nd yellow card now
          ...  RED CARD!
Min. 36 :(shk) S_Gruber sprints past D_McGrain
          ...  But Doria puts the ball out of play
Min. 37 :(rfc) L_Thomas turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Rangers FC fans go wild!
          ...  That puts Rangers FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-1 Rangers FC ...
Min. 38 :(shk) The Schalke 04 manager told his side to change to a N strategy
Min. 38 :(shk) S_Gruber latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  But K_Ramsteijn slides in
Min. 39 :(shk) P_Albert throws a punch
          ...  L_Thomas slumps to the ground
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  A_Dali calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 41 :(shk) P_Albert with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  K_Rekik intercepts the pass
Min. 41 :(shk) Carr is hurt
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  He looks like he will continue
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(shk) Daley_Blind is hobbling. He's unable to continue
Min. 45 :(shk) Hans_Gruber will replace the useless Daley_Blind and will play DM
Min. 48 :(rfc) K_Ramsteijn knocks it past Carr and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  K_Ramsteijn fires the shot in!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Acquafresca chips the ball into the area!
          ...  G_Pagliuca easily claims the ball!

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

Min. 46 :(shk) D_Beckham knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from K_Rekik
Min. 58 :(rfc) Doria looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  M_Tudgay receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  M_Tudgay aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But G_Pagliuca punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 58 :(shk) Ru_B_Perry runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Doria with a pull on the shirt
Min. 63 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  But A_Kerzhakov reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 65 :(rfc) a big roar from the crowd as G_Grant comes on for K_Ramsteijn to play DF
Min. 65 :(shk) Hans_Gruber turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_Albert
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from D_McGrain
Min. 66 :(rfc) D_Marshall kicks Hans_Gruber off the ball
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  A_Dali calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 67 :(shk) Hans_Gruber looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Ru_B_Perry
          ...  Cleared by Doria
Min. 69 :(shk) S_Gruber turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Ru_B_Perry
          ...  Fine tackle by D_McGrain
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 70 :(rfc) H_Fernandez is ready to come on to replace L_Thomas
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 70 :(rfc) Rangers FC switch to playing D
Min. 70 :(shk) Ru_B_Perry sidesteps D_McGrain
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by G_Grant
Min. 73 :(shk) Carr with a burst of pace
          ...  Carr with a powerful diving header!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 75 :(shk) K_Wemberg will come on for Carr and play DF
Min. 78 :(shk) S_Gruber with a probing pass to P_Kachu
          ...  The ball hits K_Rekik in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 80 :(rfc) H_Rodellega is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Acquafresca is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 83 :(rfc) S_Byrne has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past P_Albert
          ...  He puts in R_Jack!
          ...  P_Albert reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 87 :(shk) P_Kachu gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds S_Gruber
          ...  But K_Rekik comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on

*************  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          : S_Gruber
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : O_Ighalo (22)
Booked               : P_Albert (39)
Injured              : Daley_Blind (45)
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : K_Rekik (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Acquafresca (37)
Sent Off             : A_Gunnarsson (34)
Booked               : S_Byrne (5), D_Marshall (66)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Schalke 04   |   Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :           3        |       6
Off target           :           2        |       3
On target            :           1        |       3
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           4        |       9
Key Tackles          :           5        |       12
Key Passes           :           7        |       6
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Final Score          : Schalke 04 0 - 1 Rangers FC
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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_Pagliuca     GK  35   5   5   2  23 |  96   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  28  11   7  42 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Carr           DF   2  26   9   8  11 |  78   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
P_Albert       DF   2  26   8   7  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
P_Kachu        DM   3  25  12  10  31 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Daley_Blind    DM   3  24   9   7  12 |  45   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Adriano        MF   1   8  26  12  43 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Gruber       MF   3   8  26   8  21 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
D_Beckham      MF   3   9  25   8  30 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Ru_B_Perry     AM   2   8  24  17  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  25  21 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -30 -30 -30
P_Kenny        GK  27   2   2   1  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Wemberg      DF   2  26   6   7  32 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Hans_Gruber    DM   2   6  26   4  41 |  51   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Bradley_Dack   MF   2   9  25   9  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Bellamy      FW   2   6   8  26  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Rangers 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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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  96   2   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  48   0   0   0
M_Tudgay       DF   2  35   6   8  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
D_McGrain      DF   1  31  13   8  24 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
K_Ramsteijn    DF   1  31  11  10  42 |  68   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
Doria          DF   3  28   7   5  32 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  28   7   2  12 |  96   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  33   7  18 |  73   0   1   2   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  40   1
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  31  18  34 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0  10  20  10
R_Jack         MF   3   7  30  11  22 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  28   7  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  33  36 |  83   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  46
Z_Stonewall    GK  29   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  32  13  11  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  31   7   9  13 |  28   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
H_Fernandez    MF   1   7  27   7  32 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  27  13 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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