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Division 1, Week 18

Valencia 1 - 2 Arsenal

Division One League Match, Valencia vs. Arsenal (Sun Feb 11)


                             Valencia  |  Arsenal
                          4-1-1-2-2 C  |  6-3-1 D
                           Andie Glen  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK D_James
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF R_Holding
                         E_Johnson DF  |  DF M_Amoros
                        C_Smalling DF  |  DF G_Collins
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                        P_Niemeyer DM  |  DF P_Evra
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  DF Marco_Rojo
                           Saruman AM  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                      J_R_Riquelme AM  |  MF I_Falque
                          M_Murphy FW  |  MF T_Cruise
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW Taliyah
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                        J_Paintsil SUB |  SUB R_Savage
                        B_Ivanovic SUB |  SUB Bebeto
                            B_Yaga SUB |  SUB D_Murphy
                          N_Schulz SUB |  SUB Freddy_Abu

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(vla) Valencia are switching their playing style to A
Min. 2  :(vla) D_Rortugal with an incisive pass to Saruman
          ...  M_Amoros with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 3  :(vla) D_Rortugal runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  But G_Collins barges him off the ball
Min. 5  :(arn) T_Cruise finds I_Falque with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  W_Van_Boer wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise hits it into the box!
          ...  It is cleared by C_Smalling
Min. 12 :(vla) Saruman jumps over R_Holding's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Blocked by S_Ramos
Min. 21 :(arn) G_Collins plays a great one-two
          ...  He continues to run forward now
          ...  J_R_Riquelme is late with that one
          ...  He gets up and shakes the players hand
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 21 :(arn) P_Evra turns on a sixpence
          ...  P_Evra with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  Kamikaze with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 22 :(vla) Saruman takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal attempts the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_James got his hand to it, but couldn't keep it out
          ...  That's put Valencia ahead!
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 23 :(vla) Valencia's manager orders his side to play C
Min. 23 :(vla) M_Murphy moves in a AM position
Min. 23 :(arn) Arsenal changed their strategy to play C
Min. 23 :(vla) D_Rortugal runs forward
          ...  D_Rortugal keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  D_James was lucky there
Min. 24 :(vla) D_Rortugal controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs S_Ramos
          ...  He puts in J_R_Riquelme!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But D_James palms it behind
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 26 :(vla) P_Senderos has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  Marco_Rojo gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 31 :(arn) T_Cruise with a probing pass to S_Ramos
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's already been booked once, he knows what's coming. RED CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  Marco_Rojo hits it hard
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Falque hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by C_Smalling
Min. 32 :(arn) S_Ramos pushes it past E_Johnson
          ...  P_Senderos with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 33 :(arn) T_Cruise gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Taliyah
          ...  Blocked by C_Smalling
Min. 37 :(vla) P_Niemeyer with the heel pass to Saruman
          ...  Saruman tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  D_James guesses right
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(arn) D_Murphy replaces an unhappy S_Ramos and will play as a FW
Min. 45 :(arn) R_Savage comes on for P_Evra and takes up a MF role
Min. 46 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to D_Murphy
          ...  D_Murphy with the attempt at goal!
          ...  Kamikaze gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But can't hold onto it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Valencia 1-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 46 :(vla) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Valencia will now be playing A
Min. 46 :(vla) M_Murphy will now play as FW
Min. 46 :(vla) E_Johnson beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  D_Murphy with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 1-1 Arsenal

Min. 53 :(arn) R_Savage takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  C_Smalling tackles cleanly
Min. 54 :(vla) M_Murphy beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  M_Murphy flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 54 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa with a first time pass
          ...  Taliyah runs onto it!
          ...  Taliyah hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It's beaten Kamikaze
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 55 :(vla) J_Paintsil is coming on and P_Senderos is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 55 :(arn) M_Amoros is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to I_Falque
          ...  I_Falque aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But Kamikaze reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on Kamikaze anyway
Min. 59 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to M_Amoros
          ...  Fine tackle by T_Huddlestone
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 61 :(arn) R_Savage back heels to find D_Murphy in space
          ...  D_Murphy hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  Kamikaze with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 62 :(vla) D_Rortugal runs at M_Amoros
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  M_Amoros goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 63 :(arn) Taliyah sprints past J_Paintsil
          ...  C_Smalling pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 65 :(vla) B_Ivanovic is being brought on
          ...  P_Niemeyer is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 67 :(vla) Saruman with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  Marco_Rojo takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 70 :(vla) B_Yaga will replace the useless T_Huddlestone and will play MF
Min. 74 :(arn) Taliyah with a well-controlled run
          ...  Taliyah curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It floats over Kamikaze
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 75 :(arn) R_Savage looks in some pain
          ...  He'll have to come off
Min. 75 :(arn) Bebeto comes on for R_Savage and takes up a MF role
Min. 78 :(arn) T_Cruise sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to D_Murphy
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Paintsil
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 81 :(vla) B_Yaga is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to C_Smalling
          ...  C_Smalling hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Arsenal fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 81 :(arn) Bebeto has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past C_Smalling
          ...  He knocks it to D_Murphy!
          ...  W_Van_Boer gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 86 :(arn) D_Murphy beats E_Johnson
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  D_Murphy tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!
          ...  Just look at the delight!!
          ...  Have Arsenal stolen the win late on with that goal?
          ...  Valencia 1-2 Arsenal ...
Min. 87 :(arn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Arsenal will now be playing D
Min. 87 :(vla) E_Johnson volleys it forward. He finds M_Murphy
          ...  R_Holding gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(arn) Bebeto changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Cruise
          ...  Saruman with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  B_Kuipers reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!

*************  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          : D_Rortugal
Scorers              : D_Rortugal (22)
Sent Off             : J_R_Riquelme (31)
Booked               : P_Senderos (32), Saruman (88)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_Murphy (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Murphy (46,86)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Amoros (2)
Injured              : R_Savage (75)
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Match Statistics
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                              Valencia    |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       8
Off target           :           2        |       3
On target            :           4        |       5
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           0        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       10
Key Tackles          :           7        |       6
Key Passes           :           6        |       11
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Final Score          : Valencia 1 - 2 Arsenal
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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 |  93   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -25   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   9   6  31 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  93   0   5   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80 -20 -19
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  17  28   5  22 |  67   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  72   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Saruman        AM   2   7  28  24  30 |  93   0   0   1   1   1   0   1   0   0  -2  23   3
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  27  21  34 |  31   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -5
M_Murphy       FW   1  13  14  29  26 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  20  35
Z_Stonewall    GK  28   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  27  13   9  31 |  36   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  26  10   7  22 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  27   8  35 |  21   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Schulz       AM   1   7  25  16  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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 |  93   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  28   8   6  22 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Amoros       DF   2  27   9   7  42 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  18   8  -2
G_Collins      DF   2  27   9   7  19 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  27   7   7  40 |  45   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
P_Evra         DF   3  26  11  10  21 |  45   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  26  10   7  30 |  93   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  28  12  25 |  93   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  65  20
I_Falque       MF   3  15  27   9  19 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  27   9  39 |  93   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Taliyah        FW   2   6   7  28  44 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
D_de_Gea       GK  27   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Savage       MF   2   7  27   6  15 |  32   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Bebeto         MF   1   9  26   7  30 |  16   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  26  37 |  48   0   0   0   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0  65
Freddy_Abu     FW   3   8  10  24  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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