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Elite FA Cup,

Valencia 1 - 1 Barcelona

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 5, Valencia vs. Barcelona (Wed Jan 30)


                             Valencia  |  Barcelona
                              5-4-1 C  |  4-4-1-1 A
                           Andie Glen  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                      A_Van_Buuren DF  |  DF G_Bale
                           O_Price DF  |  DF G_Wilkinson
                        B_Ivanovic DF  |  DF Ciaran_Clark
                        D_E_Boyata DF  |  DF J_Myre
                           A_Nouri DF  |  MF R_Kopa
                      J_R_Riquelme MF  |  MF B_Spencer
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  MF Adnan_Januzaj
                       K_El_Ahmadi MF  |  MF K_Porborsky
                          Maradona MF  |  AM Shaqiri
                            W_Jose FW  |  FW M_Hunt
                                       |
                            Romero SUB |  SUB N_Douchez
                            J_Stam SUB |  SUB J_Miranda
                        P_Niemeyer SUB |  SUB Xavi
                           H_Jones SUB |  SUB H_Son
                        Christinoa SUB |  SUB Amauri

Referee: J_Underhill (Scotland)


Min. 2  :(vla) W_Jose knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  G_Wilkinson goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  What's J_Underhill going to give?
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  Good call ref!!
          ...  W_Jose places the ball on the spot!
          ...  M_Zetterer dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Valencia go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Barcelona...
Min. 4  :(brc) R_Kopa finds G_Wilkinson with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  A glorious effort by G_Wilkinson !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Kamikaze tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Shaqiri
          ...  Kamikaze catches it!
Min. 6  :(vla) J_R_Riquelme threads the through ball to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose gets his head to the ball !
          ...  But M_Zetterer stops that one easily
Min. 12 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Maradona
          ...  Maradona with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But M_Zetterer makes an easy save
Min. 12 :(brc) M_Hunt runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off B_Ivanovic back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  M_Hunt unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Runs off and slides on his knees!!
          ...  The fans go wild!
          ...  Barcelona have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Valencia 1-1 Barcelona ...
Min. 14 :(vla) A_Van_Buuren moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Maradona
          ...  Maradona has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But M_Zetterer makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 16 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with a short pass to find O_Price
          ...  Ciaran_Clark slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 16 :(brc) Shaqiri runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Spencer crosses it in!
          ...  Shaqiri swings a leg at it!
          ...  Kamikaze saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 17 :(vla) T_Huddlestone knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  J_Myre clears with a diving header
Min. 17 :(brc) G_Wilkinson holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Ciaran_Clark
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  J_Underhill tries to calm him down
Min. 17 :(brc) Shaqiri reads the run of M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  Kamikaze fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 18 :(vla) T_Huddlestone unselfishly lays the ball back to K_El_Ahmadi
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  M_Zetterer never had a chance!
Min. 19 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme with a one-touch layoff to T_Huddlestone
          ...  A cheeky lob from T_Huddlestone !
          ...  M_Zetterer can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  M_Zetterer makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 19 :(brc) M_Hunt is injured. He's been stretchered off
Min. 19 :(brc) H_Son will replace the useless M_Hunt and will play FW
Min. 21 :(vla) B_Ivanovic beats J_Myre
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  B_Ivanovic throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 22 :(vla) W_Jose leaves G_Wilkinson standing
          ...  W_Jose hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  M_Zetterer saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 24 :(brc) H_Son runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  But T_Huddlestone barges him off the ball
Min. 25 :(brc) H_Son makes himself available
          ...  H_Son with the side footed shot!
          ...  Kamikaze parries it
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Kopa chips the ball into the area!
          ...  A_Van_Buuren gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 28 :(vla) W_Jose is unmarked!
          ...  Ciaran_Clark reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 30 :(brc) Ciaran_Clark holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to H_Son
          ...  T_Huddlestone knocks the ball back to Kamikaze
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Kamikaze!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ciaran_Clark crosses it in!
          ...  Kamikaze easily claims the ball!
Min. 31 :(vla) A_Van_Buuren has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past G_Bale
          ...  He knocks it to T_Huddlestone!
          ...  T_Huddlestone with the drive!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 32 :(brc) R_Kopa with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to Ciaran_Clark
          ...  Ciaran_Clark with the side footed shot!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 34 :(vla) B_Ivanovic looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Maradona
          ...  Maradona with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  M_Zetterer never had a chance!
Min. 35 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  A left-footer by K_El_Ahmadi !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 35 :(brc) H_Son loses A_Nouri
          ...  A powerful header from H_Son !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  Kamikaze with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 36 :(vla) Maradona beats his man
          ...  Ciaran_Clark clears with a diving header
Min. 37 :(vla) O_Price with a perfectly timed run
          ...  O_Price hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi floats the ball in!
          ...  T_Huddlestone with the header
          ...  But M_Zetterer punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that M_Zetterer got a touch
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(vla) W_Jose finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  G_Bale with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Bryngar Myre looks relieved
Min. 44 :(vla) T_Huddlestone beats Ciaran_Clark
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  Ciaran_Clark does well to get the tackle in
Min. 45 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj reads the run of H_Son
          ...  A powerful header from H_Son !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  Kamikaze with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one

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

Min. 46 :(vla) Maradona takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Maradona belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 47 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with an in swinging cross to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose with a powerful downward header!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 51 :(vla) B_Ivanovic runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  B_Ivanovic shoots towards goal !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 52 :(vla) T_Huddlestone moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to Maradona
          ...  Maradona flings a shot at goal !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 55 :(vla) J_Stam is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_E_Boyata is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 58 :(vla) T_Huddlestone turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose tries to beat M_Zetterer from outside the area!
          ...  M_Zetterer fists it away
Min. 59 :(brc) K_Porborsky with an inch perfect pass to G_Bale
          ...  G_Bale curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Valencia fans laugh at him
Min. 61 :(brc) J_Myre is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to G_Wilkinson
          ...  G_Wilkinson with the goal bound shot!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 61 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi with the towering header to W_Jose
          ...  Shaqiri with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He's said something to the ref!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  B_Ivanovic swings it in
          ...  Maradona gets on the end of it
          ...  A delicate header from Maradona !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Barcelona fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 63 :(vla) A_Van_Buuren looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 63 :(vla) a big roar from the crowd as P_Niemeyer comes on for A_Van_Buuren to play DF
Min. 64 :(vla) W_Jose sidesteps G_Wilkinson
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  G_Wilkinson moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 65 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme pushes it past the defender
          ...  J_R_Riquelme leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  M_Zetterer catches the ball
Min. 67 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with a slide rule pass to B_Ivanovic
          ...  B_Ivanovic with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme swings it in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to W_Jose
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 67 :(brc) K_Porborsky crosses in from the wing, he finds Adnan_Januzaj in the box
          ...  But J_Stam comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 69 :(vla) T_Huddlestone plays in K_El_Ahmadi with a beautiful ball
          ...  Ciaran_Clark with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
Min. 70 :(brc) Adnan_Januzaj jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to H_Son
          ...  J_Stam bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 72 :(vla) W_Jose gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside Ciaran_Clark!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  W_Jose looks to see where M_Zetterer is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 72 :(brc) H_Son takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  A_Nouri reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 74 :(brc) Xavi is going to be brought on
          ...  Adnan_Januzaj is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 74 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi with a flicked pass to O_Price
          ...  O_Price with a bicycle kick !
          ...  It's beaten M_Zetterer
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 75 :(brc) Amauri is ready to come on to replace Ciaran_Clark
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 75 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme times his run well
          ...  H_Son steals the ball of off him
Min. 77 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi volleys it forward. He finds A_Nouri
          ...  A_Nouri must beat M_Zetterer!
          ...  The shot slips through M_Zetterer's hands
          ...  But M_Zetterer recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 77 :(brc) Xavi with the header on
          ...  He finds Amauri in space
          ...  Amauri gets his head to the ball !
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
Min. 78 :(vla) P_Niemeyer gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Maradona is unmarked
          ...  R_Kopa gets to the ball first
Min. 79 :(vla) A_Nouri with the header on
          ...  He finds W_Jose in space
          ...  W_Jose could have let it bounce!
          ...  But M_Zetterer punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Huddlestone chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  G_Wilkinson clears the danger
Min. 79 :(brc) K_Porborsky volleys it forward. He finds H_Son
          ...  A powerful shot by H_Son !
          ...  Kamikaze blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 80 :(vla) Christinoa is coming on for W_Jose and will play FW
Min. 82 :(vla) Christinoa skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  Christinoa with a little chip!
          ...  But M_Zetterer is equal to it
Min. 87 :(vla) P_Niemeyer takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  P_Niemeyer with the shot !
          ...  It floats over M_Zetterer
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(vla) J_Stam 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!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Myre
Min. 88 :(brc) K_Porborsky looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Amauri
          ...  P_Niemeyer pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 90 :(brc) G_Wilkinson looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to B_Spencer
          ...  J_R_Riquelme fouls badly
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 91 :(vla) Maradona kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  P_Niemeyer gets on the end of the pass
          ...  P_Niemeyer attempts a low drive!
          ...  M_Zetterer makes a good save
Min. 92 :(vla) T_Huddlestone slides the ball across to Maradona
          ...  Maradona has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 93 :(brc) Xavi slumps to the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
          ...  Always a risky tactic
          ...  now they'll have to play a man short
Min. 94 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to T_Huddlestone
          ...  T_Huddlestone with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?

*************  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          : T_Huddlestone (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : W_Jose (2 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_R_Riquelme (90)
Injured              : A_Van_Buuren (63)
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : M_Hunt
Scorers              : M_Hunt (12)
Sent Off             : Shaqiri (61)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : M_Hunt (19), Xavi (93)
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :          31        |       13
Off target           :          19        |       3
On target            :          12        |       10
Possession           :          67        |       33
Corners              :           3        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       14
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :          20        |       15
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Final Score          : Valencia 1 - 1 Barcelona
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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  35   7   2   2  20 |  95  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  32  12   8  25 |  64   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
O_Price        DF   2  29  12   7  26 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  28  11   7  22 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   3
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  28  10   8  11 |  56   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  27  11   6  21 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  28  21  34 |  95   0   0   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  38   8
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  95   0   2   7   0   4   0   0   0   0  40  70  13
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  28   7  15 |  95   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   2
Maradona       MF   1  11  27  17  18 |  95   0   0   1   0   7   0   0   0   0   0  10  25
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  81   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0   0   0  78
Romero         GK  34   1   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   7  29 |  39   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Niemeyer     DF   1  17  29   5  22 |  31   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  11
H_Jones        MF   1   8  25   6  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  26  42 |  14   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Barcelona
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Zetterer     GK  39   3   3   3  32 |  95  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
G_Bale         DF   2  33  12   8  42 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  32  10   8  31 |  95   0   2   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  20  11
Ciaran_Clark   DF   2  31   9   8  24 |  76   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10   1
J_Myre         DF   2  30   9   8  39 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
R_Kopa         MF   2  15  33   8  23 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
B_Spencer      MF   1  12  30  13  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Adnan_Januzaj  MF   3  12  29  10  23 |  75   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
K_Porborsky    MF   2   6  27   8  21 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Shaqiri        AM   2   9  25  18  31 |  62   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10  10   0
M_Hunt         FW   2   9   8  37  33 |  19   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  55
N_Douchez      GK  38   2   2   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Miranda      DF   2  29  11   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Xavi           MF   1   5  29   9  31 |  19   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
H_Son          FW   2   9  11  29  20 |  76   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  20   0  40
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  28  29 |  19   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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