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Elite League Cup 2nd Round

Valencia 0 - 3 Marseille

Elite League Cup 2nd Round Match, Valencia vs. Marseille (Tue Dec 19)


                             Valencia  |  Marseille
                              5-4-1 C  |  4-4-2 C
                           Andie Glen  |  Lee Shaw
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF D_Criscrito
                         E_Johnson DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                        C_Smalling DF  |  DF S_Byram
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                           L_Dixon DF  |  MF J_Fleck
                          Saddam_H MF  |  MF A_Marcos
                     N_Ben_Khalifa MF  |  MF N_Kante
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  MF C_Ridout
                         S_Cazorla MF  |  FW Z_Zidane
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW A_Di_Stefano
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB H_Lloris
                        N_Burdisso SUB |  SUB L_Shawry
                           Saruman SUB |  SUB I_Perisic
                      J_R_Riquelme SUB |  SUB M_Dickinson
                          M_Murphy SUB |  SUB Z_Ibrahimovic

Referee: O_Bundy (USA)


Min. 4  :(vla) D_Rortugal takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  L_Koscielny slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 7  :(vla) Saddam_H beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by J_Pedro
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 7  :(msl) N_Kante is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  Kamikaze tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Marcos chips the ball into the area!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano gets a shot in
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 9  :(vla) T_Huddlestone turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to C_Smalling
          ...  C_Smalling curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  R_Higuita never had a chance!
Min. 10 :(vla) W_Van_Boer looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from D_Criscrito
Min. 11 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with the first time flick to L_Dixon
          ...  J_Pedro takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 15 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  J_Fleck is unmarked
          ...  L_Dixon body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
Min. 18 :(msl) S_Byram sidesteps C_Smalling
          ...  S_Byram rifles it at the goal !
          ...  But Kamikaze punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 22 :(vla) Saddam_H takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal with the cheeky shot!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 22 :(msl) N_Kante looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to S_Byram
          ...  W_Van_Boer dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 25 :(msl) J_Fleck volleys it forward. He finds A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the strike !
          ...  Kamikaze gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 27 :(vla) D_Rortugal takes advantage of a bad back pass from D_Criscrito
          ...  S_Byram clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 28 :(msl) Z_Zidane barges C_Smalling off the ball
          ...  P_Senderos with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  O_Bundy will just give him a speaking to
Min. 31 :(msl) N_Kante finds A_Di_Stefano in the box
          ...  E_Johnson reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 35 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano with a probing pass to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane attempts a low drive!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Right into the top corner!
          ...  That's put Marseille in front!
          ...  Valencia 0-1 Marseille ...
Min. 36 :(vla) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Valencia will now be playing A
Min. 36 :(msl) Marseille will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 37 :(msl) N_Kante volleys it forward. He finds A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A powerful shot by A_Di_Stefano !
          ...  But Kamikaze makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 38 :(vla) W_Van_Boer moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Rortugal
          ...  J_Pedro slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(msl) C_Ridout with a flicked pass to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Di_Stefano blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 48 :(msl) N_Kante with the header on
          ...  He finds A_Di_Stefano in space
          ...  S_Cazorla with an awful challenge
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 0-1 Marseille

Min. 46 :(msl) C_Ridout has it now
          ...  He takes on T_Huddlestone
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Z_Zidane!
          ...  C_Smalling reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 50 :(vla) C_Smalling finds his way through
          ...  He lost his man too easily
          ...  C_Smalling tries to chip the ball over R_Higuita!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 53 :(vla) Saddam_H sprints past the defender
          ...  J_Pedro bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  O_Bundy tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 55 :(vla) N_Burdisso is going to be brought on
          ...  P_Senderos is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 55 :(msl) A_Marcos is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Z_Zidane
          ...  But E_Johnson barges him off the ball
Min. 56 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Saddam_H
          ...  D_Criscrito wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 58 :(msl) Z_Zidane finds a hole in the defence
          ...  Z_Zidane carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 58 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with the mazy run
          ...  J_Fleck goes in stud's first
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  O_Bundy reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 65 :(vla) a big roar from the crowd as J_R_Riquelme comes on for S_Cazorla to play MF
Min. 65 :(msl) N_Kante kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  S_Byram gets on the end of the pass
          ...  L_Dixon anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 67 :(msl) A_Marcos heads the ball back to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  O_Bundy calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  Z_Zidane will take it
          ...  Kamikaze dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Valencia 0-2 Marseille...
Min. 68 :(vla) T_Huddlestone hoists the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  R_Higuita falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 69 :(vla) L_Dixon leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  Z_Zidane intercepts the pass
Min. 70 :(vla) N_Burdisso finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  Cleaned up by C_Ridout
Min. 72 :(vla) D_Rortugal with an incisive pass to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  D_Criscrito belts it clear
Min. 75 :(vla) L_Dixon pulls it back to D_Rortugal
          ...  S_Byram slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 76 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme unselfishly heads the ball back to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  The shot slips through R_Higuita's hands
          ...  But R_Higuita recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 80 :(vla) M_Murphy is coming on and D_Rortugal is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 80 :(msl) L_Shawry takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace L_Koscielny
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 81 :(msl) N_Kante looks in some pain. He'll have to come off
Min. 81 :(msl) I_Perisic comes on for N_Kante and takes up a MF role
Min. 85 :(msl) Z_Ibrahimovic replaces Z_Zidane to play as a FW
Min. 85 :(vla) T_Huddlestone drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Murphy
          ...  M_Murphy with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  R_Higuita plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 85 :(msl) J_Fleck knocks it forward
          ...  W_Van_Boer slips
          ...  A_Marcos gets to it!
          ...  W_Van_Boer hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Criscrito hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Kamikaze easily claims the ball!
Min. 86 :(vla) Saddam_H has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_Criscrito!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  L_Shawry takes possession
Min. 86 :(msl) L_Shawry knocks the ball past E_Johnson
          ...  W_Van_Boer takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 87 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa sidesteps C_Ridout
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  A_Marcos slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme lofts the ball in!
          ...  R_Higuita fists it away!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(vla) E_Johnson with the heel pass to C_Smalling
          ...  J_Fleck with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  O_Bundy gave him a strong warning
Min. 90 :(msl) C_Ridout leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to A_Marcos
          ...  E_Johnson reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 91 :(msl) I_Perisic whips the ball across to Z_Ibrahimovic
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic hits the ball first time!
          ...  It flies in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  Valencia 0-3 Marseille ...

*************  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          : T_Huddlestone
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : Z_Zidane (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Z_Zidane (35,67 pen), Z_Ibrahimovic (91)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Fleck (58)
Injured              : N_Kante (81)
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Match Statistics
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                              Valencia    |    Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       10
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :           2        |       8
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       12
Key Tackles          :           8        |       13
Key Passes           :          13        |       15
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Final Score          : Valencia 0 - 3 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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Kamikaze       GK  34   7   2   2  20 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  59   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   8   6  31 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   2
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |  96   0   3   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0 -20
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
Saddam_H       MF   2  20  28  25  27 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  96   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
S_Cazorla      MF   2   9  23   5  20 |  69   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  84   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
Z_Stonewall    GK  28   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Burdisso     DF   2  27   8   7  31 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Saruman        MF   2   7  27  24  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  27  21  34 |  27   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Murphy       FW   1  13  14  29  26 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5

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   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
D_Criscrito    DF   2  30  11   8  27 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  30  11   7  36 |  84   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Byram        DF   3  30   8   6  32 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
J_Pedro        DF   2  29   7   8  33 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 120  20  20
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  31   9  28 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
A_Marcos       MF   2   7  29  16  32 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
N_Kante        MF   3   7  29   7  13 |  85   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  28   4  32 |  96   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  30  34 |  89   0   1   0   0   2   2   0   0   0  20   0  61
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  29  31 |  96   0   0   1   1   5   0   0   0   0  20  45  41
H_Lloris       GK  26   2   3   1  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  32   9   8  15 |  12   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  30   6  11 |  11   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   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 |   7   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
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