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Division 1, Week 21

Valencia 1 - 2 Juventus

Division One League Match, Valencia vs. Juventus (Wed Mar 25)


                             Valencia  |  Juventus
                              5-4-1 P  |  4-5-1 P
                           Andie Glen  |  Gary Hill
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK A_Zubizarreta
                        B_Ivanovic DF  |  DF H_Berg
                         E_Herbert DF  |  DF A_Wisdom
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF Maldini
                           A_Nouri DF  |  DF R_Varane
                           M_Salah DF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                        P_Niemeyer MF  |  MF Park
                         E_Jackson MF  |  MF Drexler
                           B_Green MF  |  MF Tardelli
                         L_Macleod MF  |  MF Raul
                            W_Jose FW  |  FW A_Di_Stefano
                                       |
                        Ji_Han_Sun SUB |  SUB Kamikaze
                           O_Price SUB |  SUB L_Koscielny
                        D_E_Boyata SUB |  SUB Paas_De_Boll
                           M_Barry SUB |  SUB E_Adebayor
                       D_Trezeguet SUB |  SUB A_Lombardo

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 1  :(vla) Curled in dangerously from E_Jackson to W_Jose
          ...  Maldini pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 2  :(jvt) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Raul is through!
          ...  Raul goes for goal !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 7  :(vla) W_Jose slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  W_Jose hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 7  :(jvt) Drexler looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Maldini
          ...  Maldini fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  T_Flowers saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 8  :(vla) W_Jose nutmegs Maldini, he continues to run forward
          ...  R_Varane dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 9  :(vla) L_Macleod looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Salah
          ...  M_Salah fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  A_Zubizarreta parries it
Min. 10 :(vla) W_Jose looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  W_Jose hits a crisp volley!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta goes down well to save
Min. 11 :(vla) W_Jose runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to P_Niemeyer
          ...  A powerful header from P_Niemeyer !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It flew past A_Zubizarreta
          ...  Valencia have snatched the lead!
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Juventus ...
Min. 12 :(vla) The Valencia manager told his side to change to a C strategy
Min. 12 :(jvt) Juventus's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 12 :(vla) W_Jose takes advantage of a mistake by H_Berg
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  A thundering drive by W_Jose !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Jackson crosses it in!
          ...  H_Berg clears the corner
Min. 12 :(jvt) A_Di_Stefano controls the ball with ease
          ...  P_Niemeyer with a clumsy challenge
Min. 17 :(vla) L_Macleod looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to E_Herbert
          ...  E_Herbert hits a great drive!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 18 :(vla) L_Macleod runs at A_Wisdom
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  L_Macleod pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta palms it behind
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 18 :(vla) W_Jose breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on A_Zubizarreta!
          ...  H_Berg brings him down!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 19 :(jvt) Drexler turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But C_Tango waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat T_Flowers
          ...  He nutmegs T_Flowers
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  T_Flowers recovers to save it !!
Min. 20 :(vla) B_Green drives it forward to A_Nouri
          ...  The ball hits Maldini in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 20 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to H_Berg
          ...  P_Niemeyer fouls badly
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  C_Tango reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 30 :(vla) E_Jackson runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to W_Jose
          ...  A_Wisdom with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 32 :(vla) B_Green backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  B_Ivanovic latches onto the end of it
          ...  B_Ivanovic with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 37 :(jvt) Drexler with a first time pass
          ...  Raul runs onto it!
          ...  Raul with the shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's a contender for goal of the season!
          ...  Juventus have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Valencia 1-1 Juventus ...
Min. 38 :(jvt) Juventus's manager orders his side to play P
Min. 39 :(jvt) Park runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A delicate header from A_Di_Stefano !
          ...  T_Flowers gathers it comfortably
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(vla) A_Nouri finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled R_Varane
          ...  A_Nouri with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta tips it over
          ...  C_Tango has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 46 :(vla) B_Ivanovic is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  W_Jose latches onto the ball
          ...  W_Jose with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 46 :(jvt) Park backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Raul gets on the end of it
          ...  Raul has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 1-1 Juventus

Min. 47 :(jvt) Drexler looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  L_Macleod with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
Min. 48 :(vla) L_Macleod dribbles it into the box
          ...  H_Berg slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 53 :(jvt) Park gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Raul is unmarked
          ...  Raul aims for the top right corner !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  T_Flowers moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  T_Flowers looks dejected!
          ...  That's given Juventus the lead!
          ...  Valencia 1-2 Juventus ...
Min. 54 :(vla) Valencia will now play A
Min. 55 :(vla) E_Jackson plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  E_Jackson has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta never had a chance!
Min. 57 :(vla) L_Macleod looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  A_Zubizarreta looks relieved there!
Min. 60 :(vla) W_Jose leaves Drexler standing
          ...  Park wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 61 :(jvt) H_Berg with a simple pass to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It floats over T_Flowers
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 65 :(vla) O_Price 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) M_Barry will come on for E_Jackson and play MF
Min. 65 :(vla) Up goes the substitution board - D_Trezeguet on for W_Jose as a FW
Min. 70 :(jvt) a big roar from the crowd as L_Koscielny comes on for Raul to play DF
Min. 72 :(jvt) Juventus will now play L after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 73 :(vla) A_Nouri brings it under control
          ...  He takes on L_Koscielny
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Trezeguet!
          ...  R_Varane bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 74 :(vla) O_Price pulls it back to E_Herbert
          ...  Maldini with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 76 :(jvt) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 80 :(jvt) Paas_De_Boll replaces an unhappy Tardelli and will play as a MF
Min. 80 :(jvt) A_Lombardo takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace A_Di_Stefano
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 81 :(vla) D_Trezeguet looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to E_Herbert
          ...  H_Berg gets to the ball first
Min. 82 :(vla) B_Ivanovic lobs it over L_Koscielny
          ...  Maldini brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 85 :(jvt) Paas_De_Boll with the heel pass to H_Berg
          ...  H_Berg curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  T_Flowers takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(vla) L_Macleod loses his marker!
          ...  L_Macleod hits a crisp volley!
          ...  But A_Zubizarreta just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 91 :(jvt) K_El_Ahmadi with a penetrating pass to Paas_De_Boll
          ...  Paas_De_Boll with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!

*************  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          : W_Jose
Scorers              : P_Niemeyer (11)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Niemeyer (20)
Injured              : N/A
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Juventus Match Info
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Best player          : Raul (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Raul (37,53)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |    Juventus
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       11
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           7        |       6
Possession           :          56        |       44
Corners              :           1        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       5
Key Tackles          :           0        |       9
Key Passes           :          11        |       10
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Final Score          : Valencia 1 - 2 Juventus
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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 |  93   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  30  11   7  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -15
E_Herbert      DF   1  29   7  11  41 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -19
J_Stam         DF   2  29   8   7  29 |  66   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  28  12   6  21 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
M_Salah        DF   2  28   8   8  22 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  18  30   5  22 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  28
E_Jackson      MF   3   7  30   7  32 |  66   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
B_Green        MF   2  16  28   6  30 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  28  11  31 |  93   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  29  10 |  66   0   0   1   1   5   0   0   0   0   0  25   9
Ji_Han_Sun     GK  33   3   1   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  31  13   8  26 |  27   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  30  11   9  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Barry        MF   2  17  28   7  32 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  27   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0

Player Statistics - Juventus
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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A_Zubizarreta  GK  39   5   1   1  11 |  93   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  31  11   7  21 |  93   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   5
A_Wisdom       DF   2  30  24   9  34 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maldini        DF   2  29   9   8  41 |  93   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  20  25
R_Varane       DF   1  29   9   4  11 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  11  30   7  15 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Park           MF   1   6  30   9  23 |  93   0   1   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  45   0
Drexler        MF   3   9  30   9  12 |  93   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
Tardelli       MF   3   6  29   6  33 |  81   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
Raul           MF   1   9  25  22  30 |  71   0   0   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0  62
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2  10  12  33  31 |  81   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Kamikaze       GK  37   7   2   2  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  34  11   8  36 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Paas_De_Boll   MF   2  10  28   9  31 |  12   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  32  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Lombardo     FW   3   6   9  29  32 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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