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Division 1, Week 17

Valencia 1 - 4 Hearts

Division One League Match, Valencia vs. Hearts (Sun Feb 04)


                             Valencia  |  Hearts
                          3-1-3-2-1 P  |  5-3-2 N
                           Andie Glen  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall GK  |  GK S_Bartram
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF S_Van_Doorn
                         E_Johnson DF  |  DF A_Van_Buuren
                        B_Ivanovic DF  |  DF P_Sweeper
                           Ronaldo DM  |  DF R_Meadow
                        P_Niemeyer MF  |  DF Y_Vern
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  MF E_Cantona
                            B_Yaga MF  |  MF A_Addey
                           Saruman AM  |  MF L_Cubas
                      J_R_Riquelme AM  |  FW Amauri
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW Puskas
                                       |
                          Kirkland SUB |  SUB P_Gulacsi
                        W_Van_Boer SUB |  SUB I_Black
                        J_Paintsil SUB |  SUB Kelvin
                          N_Schulz SUB |  SUB R_Ekelund
                          L_Suarez SUB |  SUB D_Bunting

Referee: M_Clattenurg (England)


Min. 1  :(vla) Valencia will now play C
Min. 1  :(hts) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Hearts will now be playing C
Min. 1  :(vla) B_Yaga looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  J_R_Riquelme drives the ball low !
          ...  But S_Bartram parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 3  :(vla) Ronaldo plays the early ball across the box to find Saruman in space
          ...  R_Meadow gets to the ball first
Min. 4  :(vla) T_Huddlestone barges Y_Vern off the ball
          ...  Driven towards goal by T_Huddlestone !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 7  :(vla) T_Huddlestone plays it forward to Saruman
          ...  Saruman blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 11 :(hts) R_Meadow with a one-touch layoff to L_Cubas
          ...  L_Cubas flings a shot at goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  And Hearts are leading in the game now
          ...  Valencia 0-1 Hearts ...
Min. 12 :(hts) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Hearts will now be playing D
Min. 12 :(vla) D_Rortugal knocks it past R_Meadow and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Y_Vern makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 20 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme nutmegs R_Meadow, he continues to run forward
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Addey
Min. 22 :(vla) D_Rortugal takes advantage of a mistake by A_Van_Buuren
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  D_Rortugal smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  S_Bartram goes down well to save
Min. 23 :(vla) P_Senderos with a probing pass to Ronaldo
          ...  A_Addey takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 24 :(vla) T_Huddlestone is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  B_Ivanovic latches onto the ball
          ...  But Amauri wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but M_Clattenurg has none of it.
Min. 24 :(hts) R_Meadow runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Amauri
          ...  J_R_Riquelme fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  M_Clattenurg wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 26 :(hts) E_Cantona with a neat pass into Amauri
          ...  B_Ivanovic wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 30 :(hts) Puskas has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past B_Ivanovic!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  P_Senderos wins the ball
Min. 31 :(hts) Puskas takes advantage of a mistake by Ronaldo
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  T_Huddlestone is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
Min. 32 :(hts) R_Meadow is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to Amauri
          ...  P_Senderos with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  Puskas fires it towards the goal
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 32 :(vla) B_Yaga sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  E_Cantona with an awful challenge
          ...  M_Clattenurg will want to speak to him
          ...  He received a good talking to from M_Clattenurg
Min. 34 :(vla) D_Rortugal finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  But S_Van_Doorn sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 35 :(vla) Saruman beats Puskas
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  Saruman hits the ball first time!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  Valencia are back on level terms now!
          ...  Valencia 1-1 Hearts ...
Min. 36 :(hts) The Hearts manager told his side to change to a C strategy
Min. 36 :(hts) E_Cantona lobs it over B_Yaga
          ...  Ronaldo makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 37 :(hts) E_Cantona with a slide rule pass to L_Cubas
          ...  T_Huddlestone slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 38 :(hts) E_Cantona controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs B_Ivanovic
          ...  He puts in S_Van_Doorn!
          ...  S_Van_Doorn aims for the top right corner !
          ...  It comes back off the woodwork!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hearts go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Valencia 1-2 Hearts ...
Min. 39 :(hts) Hearts made the switch to a D strategy
Min. 39 :(vla) P_Niemeyer takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Huddlestone
          ...  T_Huddlestone drives it low !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 1-2 Hearts

Min. 48 :(vla) D_Rortugal flicks it over P_Sweeper and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  A_Van_Buuren wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 55 :(vla) J_Paintsil is coming on for Ronaldo and playing DM
Min. 56 :(vla) T_Huddlestone takes on P_Sweeper
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  A_Van_Buuren slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 58 :(hts) A_Addey crosses in from the wing, he finds Amauri in the box
          ...  P_Senderos with a nasty foul
          ...  M_Clattenurg will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 58 :(hts) A_Van_Buuren wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to L_Cubas
          ...  But D_Rortugal spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 60 :(hts) There's going to be a change
          ...  I_Black will come on for P_Sweeper and play DF
Min. 60 :(vla) P_Senderos plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Saruman keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Addey
Min. 60 :(hts) Y_Vern beats B_Ivanovic
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  But E_Johnson slides in two footed.
          ...  M_Clattenurg has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 62 :(vla) P_Senderos runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Johnson
          ...  E_Johnson has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  S_Bartram with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 63 :(hts) R_Ekelund takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace A_Addey
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 64 :(hts) Y_Vern makes the tackle
          ...  Y_Vern with the chance !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the crowd!
          ...  The fans love him!!
          ...  Valencia 1-3 Hearts ...
Min. 65 :(vla) N_Schulz comes on for P_Niemeyer and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 66 :(vla) N_Schulz with the mazy run
          ...  A_Van_Buuren wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 68 :(vla) N_Schulz steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  N_Schulz with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  S_Bartram makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 69 :(hts) D_Bunting takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Amauri as FW
Min. 70 :(hts) Hearts will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 70 :(hts) L_Cubas finds R_Ekelund with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  J_Paintsil with a bad challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 70 :(hts) R_Meadow with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows P_Senderos a clean set of heals
          ...  The cross hits R_Meadow on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  Z_Stonewall guesses right
Min. 73 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  T_Huddlestone hits a great drive!
          ...  Saved by S_Bartram
Min. 73 :(hts) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Puskas is through!
          ...  Puskas gets his head to the ball !
          ...  But Z_Stonewall punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 75 :(hts) R_Ekelund kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Puskas gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Puskas hits a curling shot!
          ...  Brilliant save from Z_Stonewall
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 77 :(hts) R_Ekelund finds the run of Puskas
          ...  Puskas runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But Z_Stonewall smothers the ball.
Min. 79 :(vla) B_Yaga runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  J_R_Riquelme latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  A glorious effort by J_R_Riquelme !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 79 :(hts) Y_Vern works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to E_Cantona
          ...  E_Cantona rifles it at the goal !
          ...  Z_Stonewall won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Excellent strike!!
          ...  Valencia 1-4 Hearts ...
Min. 80 :(vla) L_Suarez replaces D_Rortugal to play as a FW
Min. 83 :(vla) N_Schulz has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_Van_Buuren
          ...  He puts in L_Suarez!
          ...  From long range L_Suarez bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But S_Bartram just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  M_Clattenurg has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(hts) L_Cubas with a flicked pass to D_Bunting
          ...  E_Johnson rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's M_Clattenurg going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 92 :(vla) B_Ivanovic crosses in from the wing, he finds T_Huddlestone in the box
          ...  T_Huddlestone hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  But S_Bartram comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 108,176
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : T_Huddlestone
Scorers              : Saruman (35)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Senderos (58), J_Paintsil (70)
Injured              : N/A
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Hearts Match Info
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Best player          : E_Cantona (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : L_Cubas (11), S_Van_Doorn (38), Y_Vern (64), E_Cantona (79)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |     Hearts
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       9
Off target           :           5        |       1
On target            :           8        |       8
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           0        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       4
Key Tackles          :           7        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       13
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Final Score          : Valencia 1 - 4 Hearts
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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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Z_Stonewall    GK  28   2   2   2  22 |  93   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  -2
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   9   6  31 |  93   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  26  10   7  22 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Ronaldo        DM   2  30  12  10  29 |  56   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  17  28   5  22 |  66   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  93   0   1   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  -8
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  27   8  35 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Saruman        AM   2   7  28  24  30 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  31
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  27  21  34 |  93   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -13
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  81   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
Kirkland       GK  20   3   1   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DM   1  27  13   9  31 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
N_Schulz       MF   1   7  25  16  21 |  27   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  25  34 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5

Player Statistics - Hearts
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Bartram      GK  35   4   4   5  30 |  93   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
S_Van_Doorn    DF   1  31  13   5  26 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  30
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  30  12   8  25 |  93   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
P_Sweeper      DF   2  30   6  11  22 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Meadow       DF   2  25  13   8  31 |  93   0   1   3   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  45   5
Y_Vern         DF   1  23  11   7  34 |  93   0   1   1   1   1   1   0   0   0  20  25  30
E_Cantona      MF   2   8  26  15  41 |  93   0   0   3   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  45  30
A_Addey        MF   2  11  24  10  32 |  64   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
L_Cubas        MF   3   8  24   8  11 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  30
Amauri         FW   2   7   8  27  29 |  70   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
Puskas         FW   2   7   6  25  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  16
P_Gulacsi      GK  23   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Black        DF   1  23   8   7  38 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kelvin         MF   2   7  26  12  36 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Ekelund      MF   1  12  23  13  28 |  29   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Bunting      FW   1   2   8  26  31 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
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