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Elite League Cup Match 1

Werder Bremen 1 - 2 Rangers FC

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, Werder Bremen vs. Rangers FC (Wed Nov 27)


                        Werder Bremen  |  Rangers FC
                            4-3-1-2 P  |  4-4-2 A
                       Harry Kleinjan  |  Gazza Grant
                                       |
                        J_Pavlenka GK  |  GK M_Ter_Stegen
                        J_Neeskens DF  |  DF R_Giovinco
                         A_McLeish DF  |  DF D_McGrain
                          F_Beijmo DF  |  DF F_Le_Boeuf
                       E_Henderson DF  |  DF Doria
                       P_Bargfrede MF  |  MF L_Thomas
                          T_Muller MF  |  MF B_Hemoth
                          M_Canete MF  |  MF S_Byrne
                          J_Ledley AM  |  MF H_Fernandez
                           M_Kruse FW  |  FW Messi
                        E_Bergkamp FW  |  FW H_Rodellega
                                       |
                        T_Courtois SUB |  SUB P_Lattuada
                         J_Zanetti SUB |  SUB G_Grant
                     C_Dopolpoppod SUB |  SUB K_Rekik
                          J_Garcia SUB |  SUB J_Cole
                       Del_Vecchio SUB |  SUB R_Acquafresca

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 3  :(rfc) Messi takes advantage of a mistake by J_Neeskens
          ...  Messi attempts a lob!
          ...  J_Pavlenka was lucky there
Min. 4  :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the first time flick to Messi
          ...  Messi aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His players jump on top of him
          ...  Rangers FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Werder Bremen 0-1 Rangers FC ...
Min. 6  :(wbn) It looks as though Werder Bremen is now playing C
Min. 7  :(rfc) D_McGrain moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Byrne
          ...  But E_Henderson puts it in row Z!
Min. 9  :(rfc) H_Rodellega with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  A_McLeish wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 14 :(wbn) F_Beijmo gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside Doria!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  F_Beijmo with a little chip!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 14 :(rfc) H_Fernandez retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  Messi latches onto the end of it
          ...  J_Neeskens tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Messi hits it into the box!
          ...  J_Pavlenka jumps well to claim it!
Min. 18 :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf cuts inside P_Bargfrede
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  But E_Henderson wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Fernandez plays it into the danger area!
          ...  F_Beijmo wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 19 :(rfc) H_Fernandez brings it under control
          ...  He takes on T_Muller
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Messi!
          ...  Messi hits a great drive!
          ...  J_Pavlenka gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 22 :(rfc) H_Fernandez has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past E_Henderson
          ...  He puts in Messi!
          ...  Messi curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 25 :(wbn) F_Beijmo knocks the ball past Doria
          ...  But D_McGrain will cut out the threat
Min. 27 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to M_Canete
          ...  M_Canete gets his head to the ball !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 27 :(rfc) H_Rodellega turns past E_Henderson
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  J_Neeskens with a nasty foul
          ...  G_Reddy will want to speak to him
          ...  G_Reddy wants a quiet word
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  B_Hemoth plays it short to Messi
          ...  A well-placed shot from Messi !
          ...  J_Pavlenka with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 30 :(rfc) R_Giovinco moves forward
          ...  F_Beijmo stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 32 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  F_Beijmo gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 33 :(rfc) H_Rodellega takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  H_Rodellega tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka dives to his left
          ...  I think J_Pavlenka just got a hand on that one
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 37 :(wbn) A_McLeish puts in M_Kruse
          ...  M_Kruse beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen comes towards him
          ...  He lobs it over M_Ter_Stegen
          ...  It goes wide!!
Min. 37 :(rfc) H_Rodellega jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  But J_Neeskens reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 38 :(wbn) P_Bargfrede crosses to E_Bergkamp
          ...  Doria bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 40 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp gains control of the loose ball
          ...  From long range E_Bergkamp bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 40 :(rfc) Messi with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  Messi attempts the shot!
          ...  J_Pavlenka with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 42 :(rfc) D_McGrain threads the through ball to H_Rodellega
          ...  F_Beijmo brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But G_Reddy waves play on!!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(wbn) J_Neeskens gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside F_Le_Boeuf!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_Neeskens attempts the shot!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 44 :(rfc) Doria runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to Messi
          ...  Messi hits the ball first time!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 45 :(wbn) Werder Bremen restructured their strategy to E
Min. 45 :(wbn) J_Ledley finds F_Beijmo in the box
          ...  F_Beijmo with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Werder Bremen 0-1 Rangers FC

Min. 47 :(rfc) H_Fernandez with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past A_McLeish
          ...  He knocks it to Messi!
          ...  Messi heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  J_Pavlenka gathers it comfortably
Min. 48 :(wbn) J_Neeskens with a penetrating pass to M_Kruse
          ...  L_Thomas with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 49 :(rfc) Messi finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled A_McLeish
          ...  J_Neeskens wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 50 :(rfc) D_McGrain crosses in from the wing, he finds R_Giovinco in the box
          ...  F_Beijmo with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  G_Reddy shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  H_Fernandez shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to Messi instead
          ...  Messi has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Looks like it should be J_Pavlenka's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  J_Pavlenka looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by F_Le_Boeuf!
          ...  J_Pavlenka catches it!
Min. 52 :(rfc) H_Fernandez has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past J_Ledley
          ...  He knocks it to Messi!
          ...  Messi sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 53 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the nod to F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  F_Beijmo knocks the ball back to J_Pavlenka
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past J_Pavlenka!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Messi hits it towards the far post!
          ...  J_Pavlenka jumps well to claim it!
Min. 55 :(rfc) Messi plays a great one-two
          ...  He continues to run forward now
          ...  T_Muller with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 57 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with a first time pass
          ...  Messi runs onto it!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by J_Neeskens
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 58 :(wbn) E_Henderson makes himself available
          ...  E_Henderson fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!
          ...  Just look at the delight!!
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  Werder Bremen 1-1 Rangers FC ...
Min. 60 :(rfc) Rangers FC will now play E after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 60 :(wbn) E_Bergkamp takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past Doria
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  D_McGrain rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  G_Reddy called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 62 :(wbn) M_Canete with a probing through ball E_Bergkamp
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from R_Giovinco
Min. 62 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to S_Byrne
          ...  A_McLeish goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 63 :(rfc) F_Le_Boeuf runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off E_Henderson back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  A_McLeish cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 64 :(wbn) M_Kruse with the heel pass to J_Neeskens
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf robs him of the ball
Min. 71 :(rfc) B_Hemoth with the through ball to L_Thomas
          ...  L_Thomas flings a shot at goal !
          ...  J_Pavlenka claws it off the line
          ...  G_Reddy consults his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  And Rangers FC are leading in the game now
          ...  Werder Bremen 1-2 Rangers FC ...
Min. 72 :(wbn) Del_Vecchio is coming on for J_Ledley and playing FW
Min. 72 :(wbn) Werder Bremen changed their strategy to play A
Min. 72 :(rfc) Rangers FC restructured their strategy to D
Min. 74 :(wbn) M_Canete squares it to E_Bergkamp
          ...  E_Bergkamp must beat M_Ter_Stegen!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen makes a good save
Min. 80 :(rfc) G_Grant will replace R_Giovinco and play DF
Min. 80 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca is being prepared to come on
          ...  Messi is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 81 :(rfc) J_Cole is ready to come on to replace L_Thomas
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 82 :(wbn) T_Muller hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  M_Kruse latches onto it!
          ...  G_Grant wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 82 :(rfc) B_Hemoth unselfishly heads the ball back to J_Cole
          ...  J_Neeskens slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 87 :(rfc) R_Acquafresca takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  R_Acquafresca tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  J_Pavlenka makes a good save
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(rfc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  R_Acquafresca is through!
          ...  R_Acquafresca drives it towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 92 :(rfc) H_Fernandez plays it forward to R_Acquafresca
          ...  R_Acquafresca shoots towards goal !
          ...  But J_Pavlenka stops that one easily

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Weser Stadium
Attendance           : 100,000
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Werder Bremen Match Info
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Best player          : J_Neeskens
Scorers              : E_Henderson (58)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : F_Beijmo (50), T_Muller (55)
Injured              : N/A
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Rangers FC Match Info
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Best player          : B_Hemoth (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Messi (4), L_Thomas (71)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : F_Le_Boeuf (32)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Werder Bremen  |    Rangers FC
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       15
Off target           :           5        |       5
On target            :           3        |       10
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           0        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           1        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       4
Key Tackles          :          13        |       6
Key Passes           :          10        |       16
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Final Score          : Werder Bremen 1 - 2 Rangers FC
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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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J_Pavlenka     GK  31   3   1   2  21 |  93  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
J_Neeskens     DF   1  31  10   7  29 |  93   0   5   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  10  10
A_McLeish      DF   1  30  12   6  26 |  93   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
F_Beijmo       DF   3  27  12   8  22 |  93   0   4   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  78  -2   0
E_Henderson    DF   2  25   8   7  21 |  93   0   2   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  40   0  35
P_Bargfrede    MF   3   6  30   7  32 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
T_Muller       MF   3  10  29  10  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
M_Canete       MF   2   5  29   5  19 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
J_Ledley       AM   1   6  27  16  30 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Kruse        FW   2   4  12  30  30 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -19
E_Bergkamp     FW   3  10   5  28  34 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
T_Courtois     GK  29   1   2   3  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  29  12  10  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dopolpoppod  MF   3   9  25  11  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garcia       MF   2  10  25  10  28 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   8  25  20 |  20   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20

Player Statistics - Rangers FC
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_Ter_Stegen   GK  37   1   2   2  30 |  93   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Giovinco     DF   2  33  13  11  35 |  81   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_McGrain      DF   1  32  13   8  24 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  31  11   7  22 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Doria          DF   3  28   7   5  32 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
L_Thomas       MF   1   8  34   7  18 |  82   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
B_Hemoth       MF   2   5  31   6  22 |  93   0   0   6   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0
S_Byrne        MF   1   7  29   7  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Fernandez    MF   1   7  28   7  32 |  93   0   0   6   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  80  20
Messi          FW   1  10   8  35  18 |  81   0   0   0   0  10   1   0   0   0  20  20 109
H_Rodellega    FW   2   6   8  28  13 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
P_Lattuada     GK  31   3   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Grant        DF   3  32   7   9  13 |  12   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  29   7   2  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Cole         MF   3   8  26   7  33 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Acquafresca  FW   1   7   9  33  36 |  12   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
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