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Elite League Cup Match 2

Valencia 1 - 1 Inter Milan

Elite League Cup Group Match, Valencia vs. Inter Milan (Wed Nov 01)


                             Valencia  |  Inter Milan
                              5-4-1 A  |  5-1-3-1 E
                           Andie Glen  |  Dragan Lobozinski
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK J_Reina
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF A_Ranocchia
                         E_Johnson DF  |  DF G_Angella
                          W_A_Glen DF  |  DF P_Evra
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF J_Ekstrand
                           L_Dixon DF  |  DF M_Cassetti
                           Saruman MF  |  DM A_Pirlo
                     N_Ben_Khalifa MF  |  MF F_Ravanelli
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  MF G_Sigurdsson
                         D_Gaitnat MF  |  MF D_DeRossi
                           Emerson FW  |  FW I_Gabilondo
                                       |
                             Krull SUB |  SUB G_Ochoa
                          C_Moreno SUB |  SUB S_Gronkjaer
                          Saddam_H SUB |  SUB Josh_Millwate
                           T_Kroos SUB |  SUB J_Cruyff
                          M_Icardi SUB |  SUB Juanfran

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 3  :(vla) Saruman is unmarked!
          ...  Saruman with the side footed shot!
          ...  J_Reina beats the ball away
Min. 3  :(irm) J_Ekstrand with the dribble
          ...  P_Senderos is easily beaten
          ...  L_Dixon robs him of the ball
Min. 5  :(irm) I_Gabilondo takes advantage of a mistake by W_A_Glen
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  P_Senderos with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 9  :(irm) F_Ravanelli runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  L_Dixon robs him of the ball
Min. 16 :(vla) T_Huddlestone spots N_Ben_Khalifa who is in acres of space
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 18 :(vla) E_Johnson with the towering header to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  A well-placed shot from N_Ben_Khalifa !
          ...  J_Reina with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa plays it towards the near post!
          ...  D_Gaitnat gets a shot in
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  J_Reina catches it!
Min. 18 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs E_Johnson
          ...  He puts in J_Ekstrand!
          ...  W_A_Glen forces him off the ball
Min. 29 :(vla) Emerson kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  Emerson curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 30 :(vla) Saruman pass splits open the defence and finds Emerson
          ...  Emerson with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  J_Reina won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 30 :(irm) P_Evra breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  Saruman brings him down!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
Min. 31 :(vla) D_Gaitnat runs with pace at the defence
          ...  F_Ravanelli with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  Inter Milan will have to play the rest of the game without him
Min. 33 :(irm) M_Cassetti is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to A_Ranocchia
          ...  A_Ranocchia tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  That's given Inter Milan the advantage!
          ...  Valencia 0-1 Inter Milan ...
Min. 40 :(vla) Saruman has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  T_Huddlestone gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  P_Evra with a nasty foul
          ...  O_Hategan will want to speak to him
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 42 :(vla) D_Gaitnat turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Emerson
          ...  M_Cassetti with the block
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(irm) P_Evra leaves his marker standing
          ...  L_Dixon with a well timed tackle
          ...  O_Hategan didn't like it though
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  G_Sigurdsson with the thundering drive
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 47 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to Saruman
          ...  Saruman pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 47 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson with a short pass to find A_Ranocchia
          ...  A_Ranocchia with the header !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 48 :(vla) Emerson jumps over A_Ranocchia's challenge
          ...  But A_Pirlo slides in two footed.
          ...  O_Hategan has a look but waves "Play On!"

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

Min. 47 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Emerson
          ...  Emerson tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 51 :(vla) D_Gaitnat is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to W_A_Glen
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by J_Ekstrand
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 52 :(vla) Saruman slides the ball across to Emerson
          ...  J_Ekstrand reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 53 :(vla) D_Gaitnat finds Emerson in the box
          ...  G_Angella with the tackle
Min. 54 :(vla) Saruman knocks it past J_Ekstrand and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Saruman has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Emerson gets his head on it
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  J_Reina moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And into the net!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's got Valencia back level!
          ...  Valencia 1-1 Inter Milan ...
Min. 55 :(vla) Saddam_H will replace the useless W_Van_Boer and will play DM
Min. 55 :(irm) I_Gabilondo with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  W_A_Glen with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Dragan Lobozinski looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 56 :(vla) D_Gaitnat controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs D_DeRossi
          ...  He puts in T_Huddlestone!
          ...  Driven towards goal by T_Huddlestone !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  J_Reina moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  J_Reina catches it with style!
Min. 57 :(vla) Saruman is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  M_Cassetti gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 58 :(irm) A_Pirlo gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds I_Gabilondo
          ...  But W_A_Glen barges him off the ball
Min. 60 :(vla) T_Kroos replaces an unhappy T_Huddlestone and will play as a MF
Min. 64 :(vla) Emerson sidesteps P_Evra
          ...  G_Angella with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 67 :(vla) D_Gaitnat finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  G_Angella with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  O_Hategan warns him
Min. 69 :(irm) I_Gabilondo with an intelligent ball to P_Evra
          ...  P_Evra with a blistering shot !
          ...  But Kamikaze makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 70 :(vla) Saddam_H is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Emerson
          ...  But M_Cassetti will cut out the threat
Min. 75 :(vla) D_Gaitnat spits at I_Gabilondo
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 76 :(vla) Saruman with the diagonal pass L_Dixon
          ...  L_Dixon rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 77 :(vla) P_Senderos moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Kroos
          ...  But A_Ranocchia wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 78 :(irm) J_Cruyff will come on for G_Angella and play AM
Min. 80 :(vla) M_Icardi replaces Emerson and will play FW
Min. 83 :(irm) S_Gronkjaer is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Ranocchia is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 87 :(vla) Saddam_H finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  Saddam_H fires a shot at goal !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Inter Milan fans laugh at him
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  J_Reina won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 89 :(vla) D_Gaitnat runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of T_Kroos
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by J_Ekstrand
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Saruman
          ...  J_Ekstrand reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 89 :(irm) P_Evra controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs W_A_Glen
          ...  He puts in A_Pirlo!
          ...  A_Pirlo with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  Kamikaze just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 91 :(irm) P_Evra curls the ball out wide to S_Gronkjaer
          ...  Saddam_H wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 92 :(vla) D_Gaitnat sidesteps J_Ekstrand
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  But A_Pirlo wins the ball with a sliding challenge

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 108,336
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : N_Ben_Khalifa (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Emerson (54)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Saruman (30), L_Dixon (44), D_Gaitnat (75)
Injured              : N/A
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Inter Milan Match Info
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Best player          : M_Cassetti
Scorers              : A_Ranocchia (33)
Sent Off             : F_Ravanelli (31)
Booked               : P_Evra (40)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |   Inter Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       5
Off target           :           9        |       3
On target            :           5        |       2
Possession           :          49        |       51
Corners              :           4        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           9        |       9
Key Tackles          :           6        |       11
Key Passes           :          15        |       7
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Final Score          : Valencia 1 - 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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Kamikaze       GK  34   7   2   2  20 |  97   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  29  12   5  31 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   8   6  31 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  28   6   6  32 |  58   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  38  -2   3
Saruman        MF   2   7  27  24  30 |  97   0   0   4   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  38   5
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  97   0   0   2   1   3   0   0   0   0   0  35   7
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  63   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  97   0   0   5   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  48  -1
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  83   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  33
Krull          GK  25   2   2   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  23   9   9  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Saddam_H       DM   2  20  28  25  27 |  39   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  23  20  30 |  34   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |  14   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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J_Reina        GK  33   2   3   1  18 |  97   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
A_Ranocchia    DF   3  27  10   9  30 |  86   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  31
G_Angella      DF   1  26  12  10  21 |  81   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Evra         DF   3  26  11  10  21 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  18   3
J_Ekstrand     DF   1  26  11   7  22 |  97   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
M_Cassetti     DF   3  25   8   6  30 |  97   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60  25   0
A_Pirlo        DM   1  12  25   7  11 |  97   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  10  29   8  21 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
G_Sigurdsson   MF   2   7  27  14  30 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
D_DeRossi      MF   3  10  26   4  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Gabilondo    FW   2   7   8  27  29 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Ochoa        GK  27   2   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Gronkjaer    DF   2  29   8   7  12 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Josh_Millwate  MF   1   8  24   9  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cruyff       AM   2   9  23  16  21 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Juanfran       FW   3   6   7  26  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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