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Division 1, Week 5

Valencia 2 - 1 Werder Bremen

Division One League Match, Valencia vs. Werder Bremen (Mon Nov 06)


                             Valencia  |  Werder Bremen
                          3-1-4-1-1 N  |  4-4-2 P
                           Andie Glen  |  Harry Kleinjan
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK M_Zetterer
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF C_Mongongu
                        C_Smalling DF  |  DF A_McLeish
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF J_Neeskens
                          Saddam_H DM  |  DF M_Pavlovic
                           Saruman MF  |  MF C_Gemmell
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  MF M_Canete
                         D_Gaitnat MF  |  MF J_Ledley
                           T_Kroos MF  |  MF Lucas
                      J_R_Riquelme AM  |  FW M_Kruse
                           Emerson FW  |  FW Drogba
                                       |
                             Krull SUB |  SUB S_Mielitz
                         E_Johnson SUB |  SUB Douglas
                          W_A_Glen SUB |  SUB J_Garcia
                     N_Ben_Khalifa SUB |  SUB C_Dopolpoppod
                          M_Icardi SUB |  SUB A_Anyukov

Referee: C_Tango (Wales)


Min. 2  :(vla) J_R_Riquelme flicks it over the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  A_McLeish is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
Min. 3  :(wbn) M_Pavlovic flicks it over W_Van_Boer and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  P_Senderos with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  C_Tango called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 5  :(vla) P_Senderos pulls it back to Saddam_H
          ...  M_Pavlovic wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 5  :(wbn) Lucas drives it across the face of the goal Drogba
          ...  Drogba with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  Kamikaze blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 8  :(wbn) M_Canete with a flicked pass to M_Pavlovic
          ...  T_Huddlestone with the block
Min. 9  :(wbn) Lucas with a glorious 60-yard pass to M_Canete
          ...  W_Van_Boer wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 10 :(vla) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  Saddam_H is through!
          ...  A wicked drive by Saddam_H !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Fine finish !
          ...  And Valencia are leading in the game now
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 16 :(wbn) M_Pavlovic takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Saddam_H reads the play well
Min. 17 :(vla) T_Kroos runs at J_Ledley
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  T_Kroos tries to beat M_Zetterer from outside the area!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 20 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme sidesteps M_Canete
          ...  J_R_Riquelme has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Saddam_H makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Gaitnat floats the ball in!
          ...  M_Pavlovic reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 21 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme nutmegs A_McLeish
          ...  A_McLeish reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  A_McLeish wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 21 :(wbn) C_Gemmell with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to J_Neeskens
          ...  J_Neeskens tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  Kamikaze grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 23 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme sidesteps C_Mongongu
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_R_Riquelme hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  M_Zetterer with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 24 :(vla) W_Van_Boer cuts the ball back to C_Smalling
          ...  M_Pavlovic robs him of the ball
Min. 25 :(wbn) Werder Bremen switch to playing C
Min. 26 :(vla) T_Kroos beats the defender
          ...  A delicate chip from T_Kroos !
          ...  M_Zetterer has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  M_Zetterer is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 27 :(wbn) M_Pavlovic brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  M_Kruse gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Kruse sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He puts his hands to his ears!!
          ...  He is winding the Valencia fans up!!
          ...  They greet the gesture with jeers!
          ...  Werder Bremen are back on level terms now!
          ...  Valencia 1-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 29 :(vla) Emerson with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  Emerson sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  But M_Zetterer just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 30 :(wbn) A_McLeish plays the early ball across the box to find Drogba in space
          ...  Drogba with the shot !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 31 :(wbn) Lucas takes advantage of a bad back pass from P_Senderos
          ...  T_Kroos fouls badly
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  M_Canete passes to Drogba
          ...  Drogba with the goal bound shot!
          ...  Kamikaze can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Kamikaze makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 32 :(vla) Saruman nutmegs A_McLeish
          ...  C_Gemmell wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 32 :(wbn) C_Gemmell looks in some pain. He'll have to come off
Min. 32 :(wbn) J_Garcia is being brought on
          ...  C_Gemmell is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 38 :(vla) Saddam_H brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Saddam_H attempts a low drive!
          ...  M_Zetterer tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 38 :(wbn) M_Canete squares it to J_Neeskens
          ...  C_Smalling pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 39 :(vla) T_Huddlestone bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to Emerson
          ...  Emerson runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 1-1 Werder Bremen

Min. 48 :(wbn) A_McLeish with a one-touch layoff to Drogba
          ...  Drogba curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 51 :(vla) Saruman finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled C_Mongongu
          ...  J_Ledley with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 55 :(vla) E_Johnson is being brought on
          ...  T_Kroos is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 59 :(vla) Saruman looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Saddam_H
          ...  A_McLeish goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 60 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace D_Gaitnat
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 60 :(wbn) Lucas breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  C_Smalling brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  C_Tango calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 61 :(vla) T_Huddlestone beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds J_R_Riquelme
          ...  Drogba goes in studs first
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  T_Huddlestone floats it forward
          ...  J_R_Riquelme latches onto the end of it
          ...  J_R_Riquelme carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  Looks like it should be M_Zetterer's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  M_Zetterer looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 63 :(wbn) Lucas with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Ledley
          ...  C_Smalling with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  C_Tango calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Andie Glen looks relieved
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  M_Canete swings it in
          ...  M_Kruse takes control of it!
          ...  P_Senderos wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Ledley lofts the ball in!
          ...  W_Van_Boer reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 68 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Neeskens
          ...  He puts in Saruman!
          ...  J_Neeskens does well to get the tackle in
Min. 71 :(vla) P_Senderos runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Saddam_H
          ...  What a shot from Saddam_H !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 72 :(vla) Saruman with a smart pass to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  J_Garcia gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 75 :(wbn) A_Anyukov takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace M_Kruse as FW
Min. 75 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme sidesteps A_McLeish
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  J_Neeskens reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 78 :(wbn) M_Canete is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  Drogba latches onto the ball
          ...  But E_Johnson wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 80 :(vla) M_Icardi is ready to come on to replace Emerson
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 81 :(vla) E_Johnson skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to P_Senderos
          ...  P_Senderos with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  It floats over M_Zetterer
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 82 :(vla) Saddam_H kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A delicate header from J_R_Riquelme !
          ...  M_Zetterer is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  M_Zetterer holds his head in his hands!
          ...  That goal looks certain to be the winner!
          ...  Valencia 2-1 Werder Bremen ...
Min. 83 :(wbn) It seems Werder Bremen are making a tactical change to A
Min. 83 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Icardi
          ...  M_Icardi attempts a lob!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 85 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme skips the challenge from C_Mongongu
          ...  A powerful header from J_R_Riquelme !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  M_Zetterer moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 86 :(vla) Saddam_H with a perfectly timed run
          ...  Good sliding challenge from C_Mongongu
Min. 86 :(wbn) M_Canete runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Drogba
          ...  C_Smalling cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 92 :(wbn) Lucas finds A_Anyukov on the edge of the box
          ...  A_Anyukov with a thundering shot!
          ...  Kamikaze parries it

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 109,909
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : Saddam_H (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Saddam_H (10), J_R_Riquelme (82)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Smalling (60)
Injured              : N/A
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : M_Pavlovic
Scorers              : M_Kruse (27)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_McLeish (59)
Injured              : C_Gemmell (32)
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     | Werder Bremen
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       7
Off target           :          10        |       4
On target            :           5        |       3
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          11        |       13
Key Tackles          :           7        |       9
Key Passes           :          10        |       12
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Final Score          : Valencia 2 - 1 Werder Bremen
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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 |  94   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  29  12   5  31 |  94   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  18  18
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  28   6   6  32 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Saddam_H       DM   2  20  28  25  27 |  94   0   1   1   1   4   1   0   0   0  20  25  37
Saruman        MF   2   7  27  24  30 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  62   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  23  20  30 |  57   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  27  21  34 |  94   0   0   1   0   5   1   0   0   0   0  10  38
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  82   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Krull          GK  25   2   2   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   8   6  31 |  37   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  32   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - Werder Bremen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Zetterer     GK  36   3   3   3  32 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
C_Mongongu     DF   2  28   9   6  36 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_McLeish      DF   1  27  11   6  26 |  94   0   2   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  18  -2
J_Neeskens     DF   1  27   9   7  29 |  94   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
M_Pavlovic     DF   3  25   5   7  22 |  94   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60  25   0
C_Gemmell      MF   3   9  27  12  28 |  32   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Canete       MF   2   5  26   5  19 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  20 -20
J_Ledley       MF   1   6  25  16  30 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Lucas          MF   2   5  25  14  19 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  11  27  30 |  77   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
Drogba         FW   3   8   8  23  30 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   8
S_Mielitz      GK  27   3   3   3  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Douglas        DF   2  27  10   8  18 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garcia       MF   2  10  24   9  28 |  62   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Dopolpoppod  MF   3   9  23  11  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Anyukov      FW   1   9   4  25  35 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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