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Elite League Cup 2nd Round

Valencia 0 - 1 Celtic FC

Elite League Cup 2nd Round Match, Valencia vs. Celtic FC (Wed Feb 05)


                             Valencia  |  Celtic FC
                              5-4-1 A  |  4-4-2 P
                           Andie Glen  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK H_Gomes
                           O_Price DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                        D_E_Boyata DF  |  DF C_Kabasele
                        B_Ivanovic DF  |  DF J_A_Riise
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF C_Metzelder
                         E_Herbert DF  |  MF L_Holtby
                        P_Niemeyer MF  |  MF R_V_Persie
                         E_Jackson MF  |  MF A_Cejudo
                         M_Kikuchi MF  |  MF D_Boerrigter
                         L_Macleod MF  |  FW M_Phisbaena
                            W_Jose FW  |  FW M_McKay
                                       |
                         J_J_Jones SUB |  SUB P_Dahlberg
                           A_Nouri SUB |  SUB H_Bellerin
                           M_Salah SUB |  SUB M_Cassetti
                           B_Green SUB |  SUB C_Ronaldo
                       D_Trezeguet SUB |  SUB P_McGowan

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 6  :(vla) E_Herbert pushes it past C_Metzelder
          ...  E_Herbert swings in the shot!
          ...  H_Gomes with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 8  :(cfc) R_V_Persie runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs D_E_Boyata
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  E_Herbert cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 9  :(cfc) D_Boerrigter sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  R_V_Persie runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  M_Kikuchi robs him of the ball
Min. 10 :(vla) E_Jackson sidesteps B_Howedes
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  E_Jackson tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  H_Gomes fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 10 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to C_Metzelder
          ...  C_Metzelder with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  B_Ivanovic clears the corner
Min. 15 :(cfc) A_Cejudo unselfishly heads the ball back to M_Phisbaena
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from E_Herbert
Min. 18 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena takes advantage of a mistake by O_Price
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  M_Phisbaena carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  T_Flowers takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 19 :(cfc) L_Holtby gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Boerrigter
          ...  Fine tackle by D_E_Boyata
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 20 :(vla) W_Jose takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past the defender
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Good sliding challenge from C_Metzelder and it had to be
Min. 22 :(cfc) Curled in dangerously from M_Phisbaena to C_Metzelder
          ...  J_Stam with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 24 :(vla) P_Niemeyer passes the ball to M_Kikuchi
          ...  B_Howedes wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 26 :(vla) W_Jose pushes it past C_Metzelder
          ...  W_Jose with the overhead !
          ...  The shot slips through H_Gomes's hands
          ...  But H_Gomes recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 26 :(cfc) M_McKay runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  J_Stam with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  G_Poll wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 29 :(cfc) C_Metzelder turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  C_Metzelder hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 32 :(vla) W_Jose finds his way through
          ...  He bent his run well
          ...  D_Boerrigter takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 33 :(vla) P_Niemeyer plays a first time ball through the defence to L_Macleod
          ...  But J_A_Riise clears the danger
Min. 38 :(cfc) B_Howedes slides the ball across to C_Metzelder
          ...  C_Metzelder pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But T_Flowers with the difficult save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Holtby floats the ball in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to M_McKay
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  T_Flowers takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 39 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena slides it through the middle to M_McKay
          ...  M_McKay has a go!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Howedes curls it into the box!
          ...  T_Flowers reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 42 :(vla) D_E_Boyata beats B_Howedes
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  D_E_Boyata attempts a low drive!
          ...  H_Gomes makes a difficult save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Niemeyer swings it in!
          ...  The ball comes to W_Jose
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Kikuchi lofts the ball in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to J_Stam
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But H_Gomes stops that one easily
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(cfc) C_Metzelder with the diagonal pass A_Cejudo
          ...  A skilful effort from A_Cejudo !
          ...  T_Flowers with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 46 :(vla) W_Jose with a burst of pace
          ...  What a shot from W_Jose !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But H_Gomes tips it behind
          ...  G_Poll has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !

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

Min. 52 :(vla) O_Price moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to W_Jose
          ...  From long range W_Jose bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into H_Gomes's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 52 :(cfc) J_A_Riise knocks the ball past E_Herbert
          ...  J_A_Riise with a powerful diving header!
          ...  T_Flowers with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 55 :(vla) E_Jackson finds P_Niemeyer with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from P_Niemeyer !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 55 :(cfc) L_Holtby with a short pass to find M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  T_Flowers manages to turn it behind
Min. 60 :(cfc) P_McGowan comes on for M_McKay and takes up a FW role
Min. 62 :(vla) P_Niemeyer with a flashy move
          ...  P_Niemeyer tries to beat H_Gomes from outside the area!
          ...  H_Gomes with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 65 :(vla) A_Nouri is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Stam is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 65 :(vla) B_Green will come on for L_Macleod and play MF
Min. 65 :(vla) D_Trezeguet will replace W_Jose and play MF
Min. 65 :(cfc) C_Kabasele is clutching his leg!
          ...  He gets to his feet
          ...  It looks like he will try to run it off
Min. 66 :(vla) E_Herbert with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  Intercepted by C_Kabasele
Min. 67 :(cfc) C_Metzelder holds the ball up
          ...  He sees M_Phisbaena in space!
          ...  But E_Jackson will cut out the threat
Min. 69 :(cfc) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  M_Phisbaena seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  M_Phisbaena tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  T_Flowers never had a chance!
          ...  And Celtic FC are leading in the game now
          ...  Valencia 0-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 70 :(cfc) M_Cassetti is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Kabasele is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(vla) P_Niemeyer has it on the edge of the box
          ...  But L_Holtby wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 75 :(cfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  C_Ronaldo will come on for A_Cejudo and play MF
Min. 75 :(cfc) Celtic FC altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 76 :(vla) D_Trezeguet turns past B_Howedes
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Cleaned up by M_Cassetti
Min. 79 :(cfc) C_Ronaldo sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to P_McGowan
          ...  B_Ivanovic takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 83 :(cfc) L_Holtby with the diagonal pass M_Cassetti
          ...  Fine tackle by B_Ivanovic
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 85 :(cfc) D_Boerrigter with an inch perfect pass to M_Phisbaena
          ...  An audacious effort from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  But T_Flowers with the difficult save
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(vla) D_E_Boyata boots it towards D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet with the crafty shot!
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 91 :(vla) B_Green is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to E_Herbert
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from D_Boerrigter

*************  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          : P_Niemeyer
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Stam (22)
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 (69)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       11
Off target           :           4        |       3
On target            :           7        |       8
Possession           :          49        |       51
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       8
Key Passes           :           6        |       13
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Final Score          : Valencia 0 - 1 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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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  31  13   8  26 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  30  11   7  22 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Stam         DF   2  29   8   7  29 |  66   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
E_Herbert      DF   1  28   7  11  41 |  94   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  18  30   5  22 |  94   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  11
E_Jackson      MF   3   7  29   7  32 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  15  28   8  30 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  28  11  31 |  66   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  29  10 |  66   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
J_J_Jones      GK  29   1   5   3  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  28  12   6  21 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Salah        DF   2  28   8   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Green        MF   2  16  28   6  30 |  28   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Trezeguet    MF   3   7  10  28  21 |  28   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

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 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  35  11   9  23 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  31   9   6  30 |  71   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  29   7   9  32 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
C_Metzelder    DF   2  28   8   9  30 |  94   0   1   2   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20  12
L_Holtby       MF   2   8  31   9  21 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  30  14  31 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Cejudo       MF   3   9  28   8  10 |  76   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30  30
D_Boerrigter   MF   2   9  25  12  32 |  94   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  40  20
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  14  36  32 |  94   0   0   3   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  30  65
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  29  21 |  61   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Bellerin     DF   1  30  10  10  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  26   8   6  30 |  23   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  28   8  21 |  18   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  37  16 |  33   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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