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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 2

Valencia 0 - 0 Marseille

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 2, Valencia vs. Marseille (Wed Nov 22)


                             Valencia  |  Marseille
                          5-2-0-2-1 A  |  4-4-2 A
                           Andie Glen  |  Lee Shaw
                                       |
                             Savic GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF L_Shawry
                         E_Johnson DF  |  DF S_Byram
                        C_Smalling DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF F_Le_Boeuf
                           L_Dixon DF  |  MF J_Fleck
                          Saddam_H DM  |  MF I_Perisic
                        P_Niemeyer DM  |  MF A_Marcos
                           Saruman AM  |  MF N_Kante
                      J_R_Riquelme AM  |  FW Z_Zidane
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW A_Di_Stefano
                                       |
                          Kamikaze SUB |  SUB H_Lloris
                          C_Moreno SUB |  SUB D_Criscrito
                     N_Ben_Khalifa SUB |  SUB Y_Sankhare
                     T_Huddlestone SUB |  SUB M_Dickinson
                          M_Icardi SUB |  SUB Z_Ibrahimovic

Referee: C_V_Carballo (Spain)


Min. 2  :(vla) W_Van_Boer feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  D_Rortugal runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  J_Pedro tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme plays it towards the near post!
          ...  L_Dixon gets his head on it
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 3  :(vla) Saruman loses his marker
          ...  S_Byram takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 4  :(msl) A_Marcos controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  Z_Zidane gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Z_Zidane sees Savic off his line !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 5  :(msl) Z_Zidane takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  E_Johnson had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 7  :(vla) J_R_Riquelme knocks it past F_Le_Boeuf and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  S_Byram gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 11 :(vla) Saddam_H with the through ball to D_Rortugal
          ...  J_Pedro slices it
          ...  R_Higuita moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme lofts the ball in!
          ...  E_Johnson gets something on it!
          ...  R_Higuita gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Dixon swings it in!
          ...  R_Higuita jumps well to claim it!
Min. 12 :(msl) J_Fleck changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with a thundering shot!
          ...  But Savic makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 13 :(vla) D_Rortugal floats the ball in to find Saruman
          ...  J_Pedro steals the ball of off him
Min. 15 :(vla) P_Niemeyer runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Saddam_H
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  Saddam_H with the shot on net !
          ...  R_Higuita saves it
          ...  Good goalkeeping
Min. 17 :(vla) W_Van_Boer takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past S_Byram
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  W_Van_Boer smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  R_Higuita with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 19 :(msl) I_Perisic bursts forward
          ...  I_Perisic tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  Savic was lucky there
Min. 22 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  R_Higuita moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 26 :(vla) Saddam_H sidesteps F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  Saddam_H hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  R_Higuita won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 28 :(msl) J_Fleck looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Z_Zidane
          ...  E_Johnson pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 29 :(vla) C_Smalling with a probing through ball Saruman
          ...  Saruman attempts a low drive!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Van_Boer plays it into the danger area!
          ...  R_Higuita fists it away!
Min. 29 :(msl) I_Perisic chips the ball over the defence and finds L_Shawry
          ...  D_Rortugal bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  J_Fleck shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to Z_Zidane instead
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by P_Niemeyer
Min. 31 :(msl) J_Fleck with an incisive pass to A_Marcos
          ...  Good sliding challenge from C_Smalling
Min. 32 :(vla) Saddam_H gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside J_Pedro!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Saddam_H flings a shot at goal !
          ...  R_Higuita fists it away
Min. 37 :(vla) L_Dixon controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs J_Pedro
          ...  He puts in P_Senderos!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf with an over the top challenge
          ...  C_V_Carballo refrained from booking him but had words
          ...  C_V_Carballo pauses
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  D_Rortugal will take it
          ...  R_Higuita saves it with ease!!
Min. 38 :(vla) P_Senderos plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Saddam_H decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf robs him of the ball
Min. 42 :(msl) Z_Zidane gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But L_Dixon with the fine tackle
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(vla) Saruman takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Saruman fires a shot at goal !
          ...  R_Higuita is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 46 :(msl) I_Perisic finds the run of J_Pedro
          ...  J_Pedro with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by N_Kante
          ...  W_Van_Boer gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 0-0 Marseille

Min. 50 :(vla) W_Van_Boer miskicks!
          ...  He finds C_Smalling though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  C_Smalling gets up high for the header !
          ...  R_Higuita makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 53 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  J_Fleck with a terrible tackle
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  C_V_Carballo had no choice there!!
          ...  Andie Glen appluads the decision
Min. 59 :(vla) P_Niemeyer knocks it forward
          ...  L_Shawry slips
          ...  Saruman gets to it!
          ...  L_Shawry reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 60 :(vla) Saruman runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to Saddam_H
          ...  Saddam_H tries to beat R_Higuita from outside the area!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 60 :(msl) I_Perisic beats W_Van_Boer
          ...  P_Senderos with the tackle
Min. 64 :(vla) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Saruman is through!
          ...  J_Pedro wins the ball with ease
          ...  C_V_Carballo saw something no-one else did
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 65 :(vla) C_Moreno takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace E_Johnson as DF
Min. 65 :(vla) T_Huddlestone is being brought on
          ...  J_R_Riquelme is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 66 :(vla) Saddam_H drives it across the face of the goal D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  The shot slips through R_Higuita's hands
          ...  But R_Higuita recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 67 :(vla) Saruman barges F_Le_Boeuf off the ball
          ...  S_Byram reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 76 :(msl) Z_Zidane finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  C_Moreno takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 80 :(msl) D_Criscrito comes on for J_Pedro and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(msl) N_Kante looks in some pain
          ...  He'll try and run it off though
Min. 81 :(vla) Saruman sidesteps A_Di_Stefano
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Saruman carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  The shot slips through R_Higuita's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 82 :(vla) M_Icardi is going to be brought on
          ...  Saruman is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 82 :(msl) Y_Sankhare is being prepared to come on
          ...  I_Perisic is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 84 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano sidesteps L_Dixon
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with a thundering volley!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  Savic never had a chance!
Min. 85 :(msl) Z_Ibrahimovic is ready to come on to replace Z_Zidane
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 85 :(vla) M_Icardi kills the ball dead
          ...  M_Icardi with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 86 :(vla) M_Icardi sidesteps F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on

*************  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_Van_Boer
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Johnson (5)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : R_Higuita (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : J_Fleck (53)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |   Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       5
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :           6        |       2
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       10
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :          11        |       6
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Final Score          : Valencia 0 - 0 Marseille
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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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Savic          GK  34   2   7   3  10 |  96   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   8   6  31 |  67   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   3
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   5
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |  96   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
Saddam_H       DM   2  20  28  25  27 |  96   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  12
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  17  27   5  22 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
Saruman        AM   2   7  27  24  30 |  84   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   3
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  27  21  34 |  67   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Kamikaze       GK  34   7   2   2  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  23   9   9  32 |  29   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - Marseille
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_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  96   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  85   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  31   8   8  15 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Byram        DF   3  30   8   6  32 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Pedro        DF   2  29   7   8  33 |  82   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  28  10   7  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  31   9  28 |  55   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10  20 -10
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  30   6  11 |  84   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
A_Marcos       MF   2   7  29  16  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  29   7  13 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  30  34 |  87   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  29  31 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
H_Lloris       GK  26   2   3   1  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Criscrito    DF   2  30  11   7  27 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   8  31  12  36 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Dickinson    MF   2  15  29   7  28 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Ibrahimovic  FW   1   4   4  26  35 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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