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Elite FA Cup,

Valencia 0 - 2 Celtic FC

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Valencia vs. Celtic FC (Wed Jul 01)


                             Valencia  |  Celtic FC
                              4-2-4 L  |  4-1-3-2 P
                           Andie Glen  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                            R_Ceni GK  |  GK H_Gomes
                        D_E_Boyata DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF C_Kabasele
                           A_Nouri DF  |  DF H_Bellerin
                           M_Salah DF  |  DF C_Metzelder
                          T_Cruise MF  |  DM A_Pirlo
                         M_Kikuchi MF  |  MF R_V_Persie
                            W_Jose FW  |  MF L_Holtby
                        M_Bombarda FW  |  MF N_Chalobah
                       D_Trezeguet FW  |  FW M_Phisbaena
                           Cantona FW  |  FW L_Griffiths
                                       |
                     D_Van_Don_Bur SUB |  SUB P_Dahlberg
                        B_Ivanovic SUB |  SUB J_A_Riise
                           M_Barry SUB |  SUB M_Cassetti
                           B_Green SUB |  SUB C_Makelele
                         L_Macleod SUB |  SUB M_McKay

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 1  :(vla) W_Jose finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled C_Kabasele
          ...  L_Holtby makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 4  :(vla) M_Kikuchi crosses into the box, finding Cantona
          ...  Cantona keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 4  :(cfc) The ball runs loose!
          ...  M_Phisbaena seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  A vicious shot by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great effort!
          ...  Celtic FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Valencia 0-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 5  :(vla) Valencia will now play A
Min. 6  :(cfc) R_V_Persie slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  R_V_Persie with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 7  :(cfc) L_Holtby drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Phisbaena
          ...  What a shot from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But R_Ceni just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 10 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  D_E_Boyata fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  S_Farina warned him
Min. 12 :(cfc) C_Kabasele backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  B_Howedes gets on the end of it
          ...  B_Howedes attempts to drive it home!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Valencia 0-2 Celtic FC ...
Min. 16 :(vla) D_Trezeguet with a simple pass to A_Nouri
          ...  C_Metzelder takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 18 :(cfc) A_Pirlo with an intelligent ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_V_Persie hits it into the box!
          ...  D_E_Boyata gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 22 :(vla) D_E_Boyata plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Trezeguet decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  B_Howedes bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 23 :(vla) D_Trezeguet steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs A_Pirlo
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  D_Trezeguet has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But H_Gomes is equal to it
Min. 23 :(cfc) N_Chalobah brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  R_Ceni tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 24 :(vla) D_E_Boyata with a precise pass to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 34 :(cfc) N_Chalobah turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Griffiths
          ...  J_Stam with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 35 :(cfc) A_Pirlo knocks it past D_E_Boyata and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  A_Pirlo with the drive!
          ...  Saved by R_Ceni
Min. 39 :(cfc) L_Holtby leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But R_Ceni pulls out a save of the game
Min. 40 :(cfc) N_Chalobah crosses into the box, finding R_V_Persie
          ...  R_V_Persie with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But R_Ceni just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 42 :(cfc) R_V_Persie brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Salah stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  C_Metzelder plays it short to N_Chalobah
          ...  N_Chalobah sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  R_Ceni gathers it comfortably
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(cfc) A_Pirlo with the through ball to N_Chalobah
          ...  But M_Salah wins the tackle cleanly

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 0-2 Celtic FC

Min. 47 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena times his run well
          ...  A delicate chip from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  R_Ceni won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 51 :(vla) D_E_Boyata brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Trezeguet gets on the end of the pass
          ...  D_Trezeguet with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  H_Gomes gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 51 :(vla) T_Cruise leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to M_Bombarda
          ...  R_V_Persie leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
Min. 54 :(vla) M_Bombarda beats C_Kabasele
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  M_Bombarda with the drive!
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 55 :(cfc) R_V_Persie barges the defender off the ball
          ...  R_V_Persie rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby floats the ball in!
          ...  It is kicked away by D_E_Boyata
Min. 58 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena sprints past M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Salah pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 60 :(cfc) M_McKay is coming on for L_Griffiths and will play FW
Min. 64 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  The cross hits M_Phisbaena on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 64 :(vla) M_Bombarda runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  R_V_Persie is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks relieved
          ...  Andie Glen is far from happy with that decision
Min. 65 :(cfc) C_Makelele comes on for R_V_Persie and takes up a MF role
Min. 66 :(vla) B_Ivanovic takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace A_Nouri
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 66 :(vla) B_Green replaces T_Cruise to play as a MF
Min. 70 :(cfc) J_A_Riise replaces H_Bellerin and will play DF
Min. 70 :(cfc) A_Pirlo whips the ball across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena could have let it bounce!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  J_A_Riise gets on the end of it
          ...  R_Ceni heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 70 :(vla) W_Jose breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on H_Gomes!
          ...  J_A_Riise brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  S_Farina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 73 :(cfc) M_McKay beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  B_Ivanovic brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But S_Farina waves play on!!!
Min. 76 :(cfc) M_McKay runs at B_Ivanovic
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  M_McKay drives it low !
          ...  R_Ceni is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 78 :(vla) B_Green is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to J_Stam
          ...  But B_Howedes wins the ball
Min. 78 :(cfc) C_Makelele gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  M_McKay is unmarked
          ...  M_McKay uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  Looks like it should be R_Ceni's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  R_Ceni looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 82 :(cfc) A_Pirlo beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds L_Holtby
          ...  Cleared by M_Salah
Min. 87 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena has space to run with the ball
          ...  M_Salah goes in studs first
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(cfc) A_Pirlo has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  M_Phisbaena collects the loose ball!
          ...  M_Phisbaena hits the ball first time!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 90 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with a glorious long pass to C_Makelele
          ...  C_Makelele hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  R_Ceni gets his fingertips to it
Min. 92 :(cfc) M_McKay picks up a loose ball
          ...  B_Green tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  S_Farina has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by S_Farina!
          ...  S_Farina warns him

*************  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_Trezeguet
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Salah (87)
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : M_Phisbaena (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Phisbaena (4), B_Howedes (12)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_A_Riise (70)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :           5        |       19
Off target           :           2        |       9
On target            :           3        |       10
Possession           :          25        |       75
Corners              :           0        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       12
Key Tackles          :           5        |       4
Key Passes           :           6        |       13
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Final Score          : Valencia 0 - 2 Celtic FC
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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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R_Ceni         GK  37   2   2   7  30 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  31  11   9  11 |  96   0   2   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30   0
J_Stam         DF   2  30   8   7  29 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  28  12   6  21 |  70   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Salah        DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  30   9  39 |  70   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  15  28   9  30 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  29  10 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  29  22 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -10   0
Cantona        FW   1   5   9  28  13 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Van_Don_Bur  GK  35   2   7   5  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  30  11   7  22 |  26   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Barry        MF   2  17  28   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Green        MF   2  16  28   6  30 |  26   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  28  11  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Celtic 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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H_Gomes        GK  39   2   3   7  41 |  96   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  36  12   9  23 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  80   0  35
C_Kabasele     DF   3  31   9   6  30 |  96   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
H_Bellerin     DF   1  30  10  10  23 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  29   8   9  30 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Pirlo        DM   1  13  28   7  11 |  96   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  70  30
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  31  14  31 |  69   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  31   9  21 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
N_Chalobah     MF   2   7  29   4  24 |  96   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  37  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   9   1   0   0   0   0  10  65
L_Griffiths    FW   2  10   5  28  31 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  29   7   9  32 |  22   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
M_Cassetti     DF   3  27   9   6  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  31  10  30 |  27   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  29  21 |  32   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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