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Elite FA Cup, Group D Game 2

Valencia 2 - 1 Inter Milan

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Valencia vs. Inter Milan (Wed Jun 10)


                             Valencia  |  Inter Milan
                              4-3-3 C  |  4-5-1 C
                           Andie Glen  |  Dragan Lobozinski
                                       |
                            R_Ceni GK  |  GK Rafael
                        D_E_Boyata DF  |  DF J_Tavernier
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF Eirik_Silva
                           A_Nouri DF  |  DF D_Abdoun
                           M_Salah DF  |  DF P_Gualtieri
                           M_Barry MF  |  MF G_Sigurdsson
                           B_Green MF  |  MF G_Zola
                         M_Kikuchi MF  |  MF Sancho
                            W_Jose FW  |  MF D_DeRossi
                        M_Bombarda FW  |  MF E_Francescoli
                       D_Trezeguet FW  |  FW J_Cummings
                                       |
                     D_Van_Don_Bur SUB |  SUB G_Ochoa
                         E_Herbert SUB |  SUB G_Angella
                         L_Macleod SUB |  SUB D_Savicevic
                          H_Higuim SUB |  SUB Hans_Gruber
                           Cantona SUB |  SUB I_Gabilondo

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 2  :(vla) M_Kikuchi moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to W_Jose
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from W_Jose !
          ...  Rafael fists it away
Min. 2  :(vla) A_Nouri looks injured. He's been stretchered off
          ...  He isn't going to continue
Min. 2  :(vla) E_Herbert is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Nouri is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 3  :(irm) G_Zola puts in J_Cummings
          ...  J_Cummings keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  R_Ceni tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Francescoli plays it towards the near post!
          ...  D_DeRossi tries to place the shot!
          ...  R_Ceni makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 4  :(vla) M_Kikuchi knocks it forward
          ...  Eirik_Silva slips
          ...  D_Trezeguet gets to it!
          ...  D_Trezeguet with the chance !
          ...  But Rafael just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 9  :(vla) M_Kikuchi plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Bombarda decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  M_Bombarda has a dig at goal!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 10 :(vla) M_Kikuchi looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to M_Bombarda
          ...  M_Bombarda attempts a low drive!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  Lets see if Valencia can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Inter Milan ...
Min. 11 :(irm) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Inter Milan will now play E
Min. 24 :(vla) D_Trezeguet leaves G_Zola standing
          ...  Sancho goes in stud's first
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  B_Kuipers tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 27 :(irm) D_DeRossi hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Tavernier latches onto it!
          ...  J_Tavernier fires the shot in!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 28 :(vla) M_Salah miskicks!
          ...  He finds W_Jose though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  W_Jose with the chance !
          ...  Rafael gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 33 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson puts in J_Cummings
          ...  But E_Herbert barges him off the ball
Min. 34 :(vla) M_Salah works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_E_Boyata
          ...  D_E_Boyata tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  Rafael never had a chance!
Min. 34 :(vla) D_Trezeguet is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to D_E_Boyata
          ...  J_Cummings with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 37 :(vla) B_Green with the first time pass to M_Salah
          ...  Eirik_Silva pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 37 :(irm) G_Zola with a one-touch layoff to P_Gualtieri
          ...  P_Gualtieri with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 40 :(irm) D_Abdoun beats J_Stam
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves B_Kuipers
          ...  D_Abdoun with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  R_Ceni makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 41 :(irm) G_Zola with the heel pass to J_Cummings
          ...  J_Cummings with a thundering drive!
          ...  But R_Ceni tips it over the bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_DeRossi plays it towards the near post!
          ...  G_Sigurdsson loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  R_Ceni manages to turn it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_DeRossi lofts the ball in!
          ...  M_Kikuchi gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 42 :(irm) Curled in dangerously from P_Gualtieri to J_Tavernier
          ...  A vicious shot by J_Tavernier !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into R_Ceni's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 1-0 Inter Milan

Min. 48 :(vla) D_E_Boyata looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Kikuchi
          ...  D_Abdoun hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Green curls it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to W_Jose
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But Rafael smothers the ball.
Min. 49 :(vla) E_Herbert takes advantage of a mistake by J_Tavernier
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  From long range E_Herbert bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 49 :(irm) E_Francescoli with the nod to D_Abdoun
          ...  A skilful effort from D_Abdoun !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 50 :(irm) G_Zola picks out D_DeRossi with the cross
          ...  D_E_Boyata cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 51 :(vla) M_Kikuchi can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose drives the shot in!
          ...  Rafael collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 53 :(irm) D_DeRossi runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  Eirik_Silva latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  M_Barry makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 53 :(vla) M_Salah with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  W_Jose gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Eirik_Silva with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Dragan Lobozinski looks relieved
Min. 55 :(vla) M_Barry lays the ball back to W_Jose
          ...  A great volley from W_Jose !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Bombarda crosses it in!
          ...  Rafael makes the catch!
Min. 61 :(irm) Eirik_Silva controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  But M_Kikuchi wins the ball
Min. 62 :(vla) M_Bombarda finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  M_Bombarda rifles it to the far post !
          ...  Rafael collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 63 :(irm) J_Cummings beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A cheeky lob from J_Cummings !
          ...  But R_Ceni tips it behind
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 64 :(vla) E_Herbert feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  B_Green runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  J_Tavernier slices it
          ...  Rafael moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Barry hits it towards the far post!
          ...  P_Gualtieri wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 65 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson curls the ball out wide to J_Cummings
          ...  J_Cummings has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  R_Ceni makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 66 :(vla) H_Higuim is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Green is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 66 :(irm) J_Cummings sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  J_Cummings has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  R_Ceni can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  R_Ceni makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 69 :(vla) M_Barry has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Tavernier
          ...  He puts in D_Trezeguet!
          ...  D_Trezeguet with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Barry swings it in!
          ...  It comes to M_Bombarda
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  Valencia 2-0 Inter Milan ...
Min. 70 :(vla) H_Higuim retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  D_Trezeguet latches onto the end of it
          ...  P_Gualtieri stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 71 :(vla) M_Bombarda with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves P_Gualtieri behind
          ...  M_Bombarda with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  Rafael blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 71 :(irm) Sancho finds Eirik_Silva on the edge of the box
          ...  Eirik_Silva has a dig at goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Valencia 2-1 Inter Milan ...
Min. 77 :(irm) D_DeRossi is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to G_Sigurdsson
          ...  G_Sigurdsson aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  R_Ceni manages to turn it behind
Min. 78 :(irm) J_Cummings turns past M_Salah
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  M_Kikuchi tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  B_Kuipers will just give him a speaking to
Min. 80 :(irm) J_Cummings whips the ball across to J_Tavernier
          ...  D_Trezeguet with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  D_DeRossi hits it over the wall
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 83 :(irm) a big roar from the crowd as I_Gabilondo comes on for J_Cummings to play FW
Min. 84 :(irm) There's going to be a change
          ...  Hans_Gruber will come on for G_Zola and play MF
Min. 85 :(irm) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  G_Angella will come on for Eirik_Silva and play DF
Min. 86 :(vla) H_Higuim takes possession
          ...  He's got no outlet
          ...  He decides to go alone
          ...  H_Higuim tries to chip the ball over Rafael!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(vla) H_Higuim plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Bombarda decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  J_Tavernier reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 91 :(vla) M_Barry holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  The shot slips through Rafael's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 94 :(vla) W_Jose moves forward
          ...  P_Gualtieri tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  B_Kuipers has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by B_Kuipers!
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  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          : M_Bombarda (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Bombarda (10,69)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Trezeguet (80)
Injured              : A_Nouri (2)
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Inter Milan Match Info
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Best player          : J_Cummings
Scorers              : Eirik_Silva (71)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Gualtieri (94)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |   Inter Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       15
Off target           :           8        |       6
On target            :           8        |       9
Possession           :          41        |       59
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       6
Key Tackles          :           4        |       5
Key Passes           :          16        |       13
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Final Score          : Valencia 2 - 1 Inter Milan
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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  36   2   2   7  30 |  95   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Stam         DF   2  29   8   7  29 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
A_Nouri        DF   1  28  12   6  21 |   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Salah        DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Barry        MF   2  17  28   7  32 |  95   0   1   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  70  20
B_Green        MF   2  16  28   6  30 |  67   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Kikuchi      MF   1  15  28   9  30 |  95   0   2   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  70   0
W_Jose         FW   3   9   9  29  10 |  95   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  30
M_Bombarda     FW   2   7   5  29  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   5   2   0   0   0   0   0  90
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
D_Van_Don_Bur  GK  35   2   7   5  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Herbert      DF   1  29   7  11  41 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  28  11  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Higuim       MF   2   7  27  10  42 |  28   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Cantona        FW   1   5   9  28  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Inter Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Rafael         GK  33   2   2   2  20 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
J_Tavernier    DF   3  29  12   7  33 |  95   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Eirik_Silva    DF   3  29   7   9  13 |  86   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0 -20  15
D_Abdoun       DF   3  27   9   7  30 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
P_Gualtieri    DF   2  27   6   8  44 |  95   0   2   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  38   8  -2
G_Sigurdsson   MF   2   7  29  14  30 |  95   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  20
G_Zola         MF   2  11  29   4  13 |  85   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Sancho         MF   2   7  27  11  30 |  95   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
D_DeRossi      MF   3  11  27   4  21 |  95   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
E_Francescoli  MF   1   4  27   5  23 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
J_Cummings     FW   3   5   8  29  32 |  84   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  40
G_Ochoa        GK  29   2   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Angella      DF   1  29  12  10  21 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Savicevic    MF   1   9  29   9  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Hans_Gruber    MF   2   6  27   4  41 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Gabilondo    FW   2   7   8  28  29 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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