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Elite League Cup Match 1

Sunderland 1 - 2 Valencia

Elite League Cup Group Match, Sunderland vs. Valencia (Wed Oct 25)


                           Sunderland  |  Valencia
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  5-4-1 A
                         John Gemmell  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                           Maldini DF  |  DF P_Senderos
                         B_Weinman DF  |  DF E_Johnson
                          A_Brehme DF  |  DF C_Smalling
                          D_Aitken DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                           M_Woods DM  |  DF L_Dixon
                     Eugen_Shakhov MF  |  MF Saddam_H
                           N_Sahin MF  |  MF J_R_Riquelme
                        M_V_Bommel MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                        Christinoa FW  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                         R_M_Perry FW  |  FW Emerson
                                       |
                            L_Camp SUB |  SUB Krull
                          S_Vagini SUB |  SUB C_Moreno
                        H_Kagamoti SUB |  SUB D_Gaitnat
                            L_Coca SUB |  SUB T_Kroos
                              Pato SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 1  :(vla) P_Senderos takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  M_V_Bommel tackles from behind
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  D_Skomina sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
Min. 2  :(sun) A_Brehme with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to R_M_Perry
          ...  R_M_Perry attempts a chip!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Kamikaze looks dejected
          ...  That's put Sunderland in front!
          ...  Sunderland 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 2  :(sun) R_M_Perry looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to A_Brehme
          ...  C_Smalling with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  D_Skomina gave him a strong warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  R_M_Perry drives it under the wall
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Kamikaze is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Woods chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Kamikaze fists it away!
Min. 8  :(sun) Christinoa had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  C_Smalling forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Weinman floats the ball in!
          ...  Kamikaze fists it away!
Min. 9  :(vla) C_Smalling with a probing pass to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  B_Weinman wins the ball
Min. 12 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Brehme and it had to be
Min. 15 :(vla) T_Huddlestone back heels to find Saddam_H in space
          ...  Saddam_H tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  G_Buffon parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 17 :(vla) W_Van_Boer with a slide rule pass to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  D_Aitken takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 22 :(sun) Christinoa plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  R_M_Perry decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  R_M_Perry has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Kamikaze gets his fingertips to it
Min. 23 :(sun) N_Sahin wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_M_Perry
          ...  L_Dixon beats him to the ball
Min. 25 :(sun) B_Weinman with the dribble
          ...  Emerson fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  D_Skomina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 28 :(vla) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa is through!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 29 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Christinoa collects the loose ball!
          ...  L_Dixon wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 30 :(vla) Saddam_H jumps over B_Weinman's challenge
          ...  Saddam_H cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It floats over G_Buffon
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 30 :(vla) Emerson slumps to the ground!
          ...  He gets up again though
          ...  He signals to the bench he is ok to continue
Min. 31 :(vla) T_Huddlestone is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Emerson
          ...  A cheeky lob from Emerson !
          ...  But G_Buffon hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 32 :(sun) R_M_Perry lobs it over Saddam_H
          ...  R_M_Perry shapes up for a shot!
          ...  Kamikaze gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 34 :(sun) R_M_Perry finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  R_M_Perry with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But Kamikaze tips it over
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 36 :(sun) M_Woods with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past C_Smalling
          ...  He knocks it to R_M_Perry!
          ...  C_Smalling reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 36 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with a flicked pass to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But G_Buffon just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 37 :(sun) B_Weinman sidesteps E_Johnson
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  L_Dixon intercepts the pass
Min. 38 :(sun) Christinoa with the Cruyff turn
          ...  E_Johnson tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Maldini chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Kamikaze reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 40 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa hits a great drive!
          ...  But G_Buffon pulls out a save of the game
Min. 41 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Christinoa
          ...  But C_Smalling puts the ball out of play
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to R_M_Perry
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from W_Van_Boer
Min. 43 :(vla) L_Dixon has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Eugen_Shakhov
          ...  He puts in P_Senderos!
          ...  P_Senderos with the crafty shot!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 44 :(sun) R_M_Perry runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Christinoa
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Christinoa aims for the top right corner !
          ...  Kamikaze saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 45 :(vla) C_Moreno will come on for P_Senderos and play DF
Min. 47 :(sun) Christinoa unselfishly lays the ball back to D_Aitken
          ...  C_Moreno slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sunderland 1-0 Valencia

Min. 47 :(vla) Saddam_H knocks it forward
          ...  B_Weinman slips
          ...  Emerson gets to it!
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from Emerson !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 53 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme leaves his marker standing
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  G_Buffon never had a chance!
          ...  Valencia are back on level terms now!
          ...  Sunderland 1-1 Valencia ...
Min. 55 :(sun) D_Aitken with a first time pass
          ...  Christinoa runs onto it!
          ...  E_Johnson makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 58 :(sun) Christinoa comes up lame after the wicked challenge.
          ...  He's unable to continue
Min. 58 :(sun) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Pato will come on for Christinoa and play FW
Min. 59 :(sun) Pato lobs it over L_Dixon
          ...  Pato heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  Kamikaze fists it away
Min. 60 :(vla) E_Johnson picks up the pass
          ...  D_Aitken slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 62 :(sun) Pato beats C_Moreno
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Saddam_H brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But D_Skomina waves play on!!!
Min. 63 :(sun) Pato comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  A glorious effort by Pato !
          ...  Kamikaze saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 65 :(sun) L_Coca is being brought on
          ...  M_Woods is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play AM
Min. 65 :(vla) D_Gaitnat is coming on for N_Ben_Khalifa and playing MF
Min. 68 :(vla) D_Gaitnat whips the ball across to Emerson
          ...  Emerson has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But G_Buffon dives to his left
          ...  I think G_Buffon just got a hand on that one
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 70 :(sun) H_Kagamoti comes on for Maldini and takes up a DF role
Min. 70 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with the first time pass to Emerson
          ...  R_M_Perry with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 73 :(vla) T_Huddlestone squares it to Emerson
          ...  Emerson aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  G_Buffon heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 74 :(vla) D_Gaitnat brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme gets on the end of the pass
          ...  J_R_Riquelme cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 75 :(vla) M_Icardi takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Emerson as FW
Min. 78 :(vla) Saddam_H with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from B_Weinman
          ...  B_Weinman recovers to win the ball back
Min. 79 :(vla) D_Gaitnat with a 40-yard pass to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with the goal bound shot!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 80 :(sun) R_M_Perry breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  D_Gaitnat brings him down!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  D_Skomina calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  N_Sahin hoists it forward
          ...  R_M_Perry gets on the end of it
          ...  R_M_Perry sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Kamikaze has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Kamikaze is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 81 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  Eugen_Shakhov picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 82 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Saddam_H gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Saddam_H with the cheeky shot!
          ...  The Valencia fans get off there seats!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That must have sealed it!!
          ...  Sunderland 1-2 Valencia ...
Min. 83 :(sun) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Sunderland will now play A
Min. 83 :(vla) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Valencia will now be playing N
Min. 84 :(sun) N_Sahin moves forward
          ...  L_Dixon rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's D_Skomina going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 85 :(sun) B_Weinman knocks the ball past the lunge of D_Gaitnat
          ...  B_Weinman with the shot !
          ...  Kamikaze is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  Kamikaze looks very relieved!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(vla) L_Dixon with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from H_Kagamoti
          ...  H_Kagamoti moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 90 :(sun) The ball rolls free!
          ...  N_Sahin takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  N_Sahin rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  Kamikaze just watches it drift out of play!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stadium Of Light
Attendance           : 75,000
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Sunderland Match Info
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Best player          : R_M_Perry (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_M_Perry (2)
Sent Off             : M_V_Bommel (1)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : Christinoa (58)
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : J_R_Riquelme
Scorers              : J_R_Riquelme (53), Saddam_H (82)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Emerson (25), D_Gaitnat (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Sunderland    |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       14
Off target           :           4        |       6
On target            :           7        |       8
Possession           :          35        |       65
Corners              :           3        |       0
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           4        |       12
Key Tackles          :           8        |       12
Key Passes           :          11        |       14
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Final Score          : Sunderland 1 - 2 Valencia
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Player Statistics - Sunderland
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_Buffon       GK  31   2   3   1  22 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
Maldini        DF   2  26   9   7  41 |  73   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Weinman      DF   2  25   8  11  30 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -19
A_Brehme       DF   1  24   7   8  35 |  96   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  25   0
D_Aitken       DF   1  23   9   6  20 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Woods        DM   2  16  25   9  18 |  68   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Eugen_Shakhov  MF   1   6  28   6  21 |  96   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
N_Sahin        MF   2   7  26  17  26 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
M_V_Bommel     MF   1   7  25  17  29 |   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -30 -30 -30
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  25  42 |  61   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
R_M_Perry      FW   1   8  11  24  30 |  96   0   1   2   0   6   1   0   0   0  20  20  47
L_Camp         GK  27   3   4   4  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Vagini       DF   1  23  11   6  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Kagamoti     DF   2   7  24  13  32 |  23   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Coca         AM   2  10  23  14  22 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pato           FW   2   7   7  23  11 |  35   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  34   7   2   2  20 |  96   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  29  12   5  31 |  45   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   8   6  31 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  28   6   6  32 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |  96   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
Saddam_H       MF   2  20  28  24  27 |  96   0   1   1   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  10  36
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  27  21  34 |  96   0   0   1   1   3   1   0   0   0   0  25  32
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  68   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  31
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  96   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  78   0   0   0   0   4   0   1   0   0  18  18  34
Krull          GK  25   2   2   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  23   9   9  32 |  51   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  28   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -2
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  23  20  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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