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Elite League Cup Match 3

Valencia 1 - 0 Ajax

Elite League Cup Group Match, Valencia vs. Ajax (Wed Nov 08)


                             Valencia  |  Ajax
                            5-1-3-1 C  |  5-3-2 A
                           Andie Glen  |  James Maund
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF C_dos_Passos
                         E_Johnson DF  |  DF Alvaro_Rubio
                        C_Smalling DF  |  DF M_Keown
                          W_A_Glen DF  |  DF J_Stam
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                          Saddam_H DM  |  MF S_Marlet
                      J_R_Riquelme MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                     N_Ben_Khalifa MF  |  MF M_Overmars
                         D_Gaitnat MF  |  FW Ian_Wright
                           Emerson FW  |  FW A_Arshavin
                                       |
                             Krull SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                           L_Dixon SUB |  SUB V_Kompany
                           Saruman SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                     T_Huddlestone SUB |  SUB R_Pletikosa
                          M_Icardi SUB |  SUB D_Bergkamp

Referee: K_Clark (Scotland)


Min. 6  :(vla) Saddam_H finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  But M_Keown with the fine tackle
Min. 11 :(vla) Saddam_H knocks the ball past M_Keown
          ...  Saddam_H with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saddam_H chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_Gaitnat gets a shot in
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 13 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa crosses into the box, finding E_Johnson
          ...  E_Johnson attempts a lob!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 15 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Emerson
          ...  Emerson is clean through!
          ...  He tries to take it round E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  He tries to slide it past E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets a foot to it !!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar catches it!
Min. 22 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to W_A_Glen
          ...  W_A_Glen with a thundering shot!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 24 :(aja) A_Arshavin runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off E_Johnson back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  E_Johnson bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 27 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme gains possession
          ...  T_Vermaelen reads the play well
Min. 30 :(aja) P_Vieira controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  J_R_Riquelme is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 48 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is being prepared to come on
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 49 :(aja) V_Kompany is coming on for C_dos_Passos and will play DF
Min. 49 :(vla) Saddam_H back heels to find P_Senderos in space
          ...  V_Kompany with a nasty foul
          ...  K_Clark warns him

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 0-0 Ajax

Min. 46 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  T_Vermaelen with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  K_Clark reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 47 :(aja) Ian_Wright beats Saddam_H
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  C_Smalling gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira swings it in!
          ...  M_Keown gets his head on it
          ...  But Kamikaze just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Arshavin plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Kamikaze jumps well to claim it!
Min. 47 :(vla) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  C_Smalling is through!
          ...  A_Arshavin with a bad challenge
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  K_Clark reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 48 :(vla) E_Johnson with a flashy move
          ...  E_Johnson sees E_Van_d_Sar off his line !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 49 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  D_Gaitnat runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  D_Gaitnat with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar was beaten there!
Min. 50 :(aja) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  R_Pletikosa will come on for S_Marlet and play MF
Min. 54 :(vla) D_Gaitnat with the diagonal pass Saddam_H
          ...  But J_Stam with the fine tackle
Min. 55 :(vla) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  T_Huddlestone will come on for J_R_Riquelme and play MF
Min. 58 :(vla) Saddam_H sprints past S_Kolasinac
          ...  Saddam_H goes for the top corner !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar never had a chance!
Min. 58 :(aja) P_Vieira with a neat pass into Ian_Wright
          ...  Ian_Wright sees Kamikaze off his line !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Valencia fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 61 :(aja) P_Vieira knocks the ball past the lunge of W_A_Glen
          ...  P_Vieira with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  Kamikaze with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 63 :(aja) M_Overmars with the cross-field pass to J_Stam
          ...  W_A_Glen with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  K_Clark reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 64 :(vla) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  D_Gaitnat seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  T_Vermaelen is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  That's his second booking !
          ...  He's sent off!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  D_Gaitnat with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a difficult save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa floats the ball in!
          ...  T_Huddlestone gets on the end of it
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries it
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa curls it into the box!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar catches it!
Min. 65 :(vla) Saruman is going to be brought on
          ...  Saddam_H is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 68 :(vla) D_Gaitnat hoofs it up field to find Saruman
          ...  Saruman heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 69 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Emerson
          ...  A powerful shot by Emerson !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Valencia have snatched the lead!
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Ajax ...
Min. 70 :(aja) Ajax restructured their strategy to C
Min. 72 :(vla) D_Gaitnat crosses in from the wing, he finds Saruman in the box
          ...  Saruman with a powerful header !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 75 :(vla) Emerson flicks it over V_Kompany and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Stam
Min. 80 :(vla) M_Icardi is coming on for Emerson and will play FW
Min. 85 :(vla) Saruman beats R_Pletikosa
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  A_Arshavin with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Valencia players
          ...  His 2nd yellow card, that's an early shower for him !
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  E_Johnson swings it in
          ...  Saruman gets on the end of it
          ...  Fine tackle by S_Kolasinac
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) Ian_Wright plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  W_Van_Boer reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 110,000
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : N_Ben_Khalifa (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Emerson (69)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Johnson (24), J_R_Riquelme (30), W_A_Glen (63)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : E_Van_d_Sar
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : T_Vermaelen (64), A_Arshavin (85)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       3
Off target           :           6        |       1
On target            :           7        |       2
Possession           :          64        |       36
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       2
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       9
Key Tackles          :           2        |       5
Key Passes           :           9        |       2
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Final Score          : Valencia 1 - 0 Ajax
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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 |  95   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  29  12   5  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   9   6  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  28   6   6  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Saddam_H       DM   2  20  28  25  27 |  69   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  26
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  27  21  34 |  59   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  95   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  95   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30   7
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  84   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
Krull          GK  25   2   2   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Saruman        MF   2   7  27  24  30 |  26   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  36   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20

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   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  49   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
J_Stam         DF   2  26   8   7  29 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  68   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10 -10 -10
S_Marlet       MF   2   8  29   8  22 |  54   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  26  13  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  89   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |  46   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  27  10   9  11 |  47   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  29   8  40 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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