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Season 17 Archive: Elite League, Week 5

Ajax 3 - 3 Barcelona

Elite Football League Match, Ajax vs. Barcelona (Sun Oct 20)


                                 Ajax  |  Barcelona
                              4-5-1 A  |  4-4-2 A
                          James Maund  |  Bryngar Myre
                                       |
                           J_Dudek GK  |  GK Silvio_Proto
                        C_Babayaro DF  |  DF B_Myre
                      C_dos_Passos DF  |  DF G_Bale
                         J_Esparza DF  |  DF G_Wilkinson
                            M_Hart DF  |  DF J_Myre
                         Ridoutski MF  |  MF Joaquín
                       H_Kiessling MF  |  MF M_Essien
                        W_Sneijder MF  |  MF K_Lafferty
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF R_Kopa
                        C_Fabregas MF  |  FW Pele
                       K_Huntelaar FW  |  FW M_Hunt
                                       |
                          I_Walker SUB |  SUB P_Shilton
                        A_Carabali SUB |  SUB S_Gronkjaer
                           D_Agger SUB |  SUB S_Marlet
                         P_Lejeune SUB |  SUB S_Arrache
                           Taliyah SUB |  SUB Gandolf

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 1  :(brc) M_Essien is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  G_Bale latches onto the ball
          ...  G_Bale with the crafty shot!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 3  :(brc) J_Myre is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to M_Hunt
          ...  W_Sneijder knocks the ball back to J_Dudek
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past J_Dudek!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Lafferty chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  J_Dudek makes the catch!
Min. 4  :(aja) J_Crujff with electric pace
          ...  He eases past J_Myre
          ...  J_Crujff with the header !
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 6  :(brc) G_Bale flicks the ball through
          ...  M_Hunt runs onto it!
          ...  A cracking drive from M_Hunt !
          ...  J_Dudek goes down well to save
Min. 9  :(brc) K_Lafferty passes the ball to Pele
          ...  C_Babayaro with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 13 :(brc) Joaquín with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Esparza
          ...  He knocks it to M_Hunt!
          ...  M_Hart wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 14 :(aja) K_Huntelaar flicks it over B_Myre and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  K_Huntelaar with a bicycle kick !
          ...  Silvio_Proto with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 16 :(brc) J_Myre brings it under control
          ...  He takes on J_Esparza
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in B_Myre!
          ...  B_Myre shoots towards goal !
          ...  J_Dudek gets up well to catch that one
Min. 17 :(brc) B_Myre crosses in from the wing, he finds M_Essien in the box
          ...  M_Essien throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 19 :(brc) M_Essien drives it across the face of the goal Pele
          ...  Pele with a little chip!
          ...  But J_Dudek tips it over
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 20 :(aja) K_Huntelaar runs at the defence
          ...  A delicate header from K_Huntelaar !
          ...  But Silvio_Proto tips it over
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 21 :(brc) M_Essien wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt chases it through, he must score !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 23 :(aja) H_Kiessling kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  C_dos_Passos gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  G_Wilkinson takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 23 :(brc) Joaquín knocks it forward
          ...  C_Babayaro slips
          ...  Pele gets to it!
          ...  Pele aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into J_Dudek arms
          ...  He's spilt it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He'll want to forget about that quickly!
          ...  That's put Barcelona ahead!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Barcelona ...
Min. 24 :(aja) H_Kiessling leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to C_Fabregas
          ...  A vicious shot by C_Fabregas !
          ...  Silvio_Proto guesses right
Min. 26 :(aja) Ridoutski plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  K_Lafferty rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  A_Barken called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 29 :(brc) R_Kopa pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  R_Kopa unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  But J_Dudek parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 30 :(aja) J_Crujff plays a long ball to K_Huntelaar
          ...  B_Myre pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  A_Barken has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by A_Barken!
          ...  A_Barken gave him a strong warning
Min. 33 :(aja) W_Sneijder with a glorious long pass to J_Crujff
          ...  J_Crujff tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 34 :(brc) Pele with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves K_Huntelaar behind
          ...  Pele sees J_Dudek off his line !
          ...  The shot slips through J_Dudek's hands
          ...  But J_Dudek recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 35 :(aja) H_Kiessling plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  K_Huntelaar decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  K_Huntelaar fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  Silvio_Proto won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Excellent strike!!
          ...  Ajax are back level!
          ...  Ajax 1-1 Barcelona ...
Min. 38 :(brc) Pele skips the challenge from J_Esparza
          ...  Pele with a powerful header !
          ...  J_Dudek with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 41 :(brc) G_Wilkinson stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  A delicate chip from G_Wilkinson !
          ...  But J_Dudek makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 42 :(brc) Pele sprints past C_dos_Passos
          ...  Pele has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(aja) H_Kiessling is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to J_Crujff
          ...  B_Myre takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 46 :(aja) W_Sneijder curls the ball out wide to C_Fabregas
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  K_Lafferty looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 1-1 Barcelona

Min. 46 :(aja) K_Huntelaar takes on G_Bale
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  K_Huntelaar with a thundering drive!
          ...  But Silvio_Proto with the difficult save
Min. 46 :(brc) Pele loses C_Babayaro
          ...  A cheeky lob from Pele !
          ...  J_Dudek gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Joaquín hits it towards the far post!
          ...  K_Lafferty gets to it!
          ...  J_Dudek makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 47 :(brc) Pele loses J_Crujff
          ...  Pele leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  But J_Dudek is equal to it
Min. 48 :(aja) K_Huntelaar nutmegs R_Kopa
          ...  K_Huntelaar goes for the top corner !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 48 :(brc) Pele takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  Pele aims for the top right corner !
          ...  J_Dudek saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 48 :(aja) J_Crujff beats G_Wilkinson
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  R_Kopa with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
Min. 50 :(aja) A_Carabali will replace M_Hart and play DF
Min. 50 :(aja) D_Agger comes on for C_dos_Passos and takes up a DF role
Min. 52 :(aja) C_Babayaro fires over a low cross to C_Fabregas
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from G_Bale
Min. 52 :(brc) M_Essien looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to Pele
          ...  Pele is through on goal!
          ...  The flag stays down
          ...  He just has J_Dudek to beat
          ...  He lobs it over J_Dudek
          ...  Its hit the bar and over!!
Min. 53 :(brc) R_Kopa takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Myre
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from C_Babayaro
Min. 54 :(aja) C_Fabregas brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Pele
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in K_Huntelaar!
          ...  A cheeky lob from K_Huntelaar !
          ...  It floats over Silvio_Proto
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 54 :(aja) K_Huntelaar knocks it past R_Kopa and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  J_Myre with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  A_Barken tells him to calm his game down a bit
Min. 55 :(aja) J_Crujff backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  K_Huntelaar latches onto the end of it
          ...  K_Huntelaar drives it low !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Silvio_Proto will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  Lets see if Ajax can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Ajax 2-1 Barcelona ...
Min. 56 :(brc) B_Myre skips the challenge from D_Agger
          ...  B_Myre hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  J_Dudek moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  J_Dudek looks dejected!
          ...  That's pulled Barcelona level!
          ...  Ajax 2-2 Barcelona ...
Min. 58 :(aja) D_Agger takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  D_Agger has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged Silvio_Proto
          ...  Ajax go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Ajax 3-2 Barcelona ...
Min. 58 :(brc) M_Essien jumps over A_Carabali's challenge
          ...  J_Esparza beats him to the ball
Min. 62 :(brc) M_Hunt sprints past D_Agger
          ...  The cross hits M_Hunt on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Ajax fans taunt him!
Min. 65 :(aja) P_Lejeune is going to be brought on
          ...  J_Crujff is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 67 :(aja) C_Fabregas with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  B_Myre wins the ball
Min. 68 :(aja) P_Lejeune unselfishly heads the ball back to K_Huntelaar
          ...  K_Huntelaar with the punt towards goal!
          ...  Silvio_Proto with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 68 :(brc) R_Kopa plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Hunt keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  M_Hunt with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  J_Dudek with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 69 :(brc) Joaquín squares it to M_Hunt
          ...  M_Hunt bears down on goal!
          ...  J_Dudek parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 70 :(brc) S_Arrache is coming on for M_Hunt and playing MF
Min. 70 :(brc) Barcelona will now play E after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 71 :(aja) J_Esparza off the woodwork.
          ...  C_Fabregas picks up the deflection
          ...  But J_Myre barges him off the ball
Min. 72 :(aja) Ridoutski finds the run of H_Kiessling
          ...  H_Kiessling with a thundering shot!
          ...  But Silvio_Proto tips it behind
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 75 :(brc) S_Gronkjaer takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace G_Wilkinson as DF
Min. 75 :(brc) S_Marlet is ready to come on to replace Joaquín
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 77 :(aja) Ridoutski with an intelligent ball to K_Huntelaar
          ...  J_Myre takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 78 :(aja) H_Kiessling beats S_Gronkjaer
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  R_Kopa is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Silvio_Proto misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Lejeune chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Silvio_Proto
Min. 78 :(aja) W_Sneijder looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Carabali
          ...  J_Myre with the foul
          ...  A_Barken reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 79 :(brc) Pele turns past J_Esparza
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Pele curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 82 :(brc) R_Kopa has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_Agger
          ...  He puts in Pele!
          ...  Pele looks to see where J_Dudek is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 84 :(brc) S_Arrache finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  S_Arrache with a powerful downward header!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kisses his shirt!!
          ...  He shows his love for the club!!
          ...  The fans cheer him and chant his name!!
          ...  Barcelona have done it!!
          ...  They are all square
          ...  Ajax 3-3 Barcelona ...
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(brc) S_Arrache retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Pele gets on the end of it
          ...  Pele attempts the shot!
          ...  But he got that all wrong

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Amsterdam Arena
Attendance           : 80,000
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : K_Huntelaar (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : K_Huntelaar (35,55), D_Agger (58)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Barcelona Match Info
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Best player          : Pele
Scorers              : Pele (23), B_Myre (56), S_Arrache (84)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Myre (78)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Barcelona
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       25
Off target           :           4        |       10
On target            :           9        |       15
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       10
Key Tackles          :           5        |       8
Key Passes           :          15        |       16
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Final Score          : Ajax 3 - 3 Barcelona
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Player Statistics - Ajax
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_Dudek        GK  38   3   1   1  18 |  94  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
C_Babayaro     DF   2  29   7   2  26 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  30  12   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  27  10   9  46 |  51   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Esparza      DF   1  27   6   3  20 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  15  12   0
M_Hart         DF   2  27   4   1  22 |  51   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0
Ridoutski      MF   1   5  28   4  32 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  24   0
H_Kiessling    MF   4  11  27   9  31 |  94   0   0   4   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  68   8
W_Sneijder     MF   2   7  26   8  23 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  15  36   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  25  10  28 |  66   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  44   2
C_Fabregas     MF   3   7  24  12  29 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  12   8
K_Huntelaar    FW   2   9   8  28  37 |  94   0   0   0   0   8   2   0   0   0   0   0  90
I_Walker       GK  22   3   2   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Carabali     DF   2  26   9   7  10 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Agger        DF   2  24  11   5  24 |  43   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  28
P_Lejeune      MF   3   6  23   7  23 |  28   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  12   0
Taliyah        FW   2   6   6  25  44 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Barcelona
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Silvio_Proto   GK  36   3   1   3  15 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
B_Myre         DF   1  26  12   5  30 |  94   0   2   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  30  12  36
G_Bale         DF   2  25  10   7  42 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  12   1
G_Wilkinson    DF   1  24   9   7  31 |  76   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  15   0   8
J_Myre         DF   2  24   8   7  39 |  94   0   2   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  28  22  -2
Joaquín        MF   2   1  34   1  39 |  76   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  56   0
M_Essien       MF   1   2  32   6  39 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  48   1
K_Lafferty     MF   2   9  27   8  19 |  94   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  12   8
R_Kopa         MF   2  13  25   7  23 |  94   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  36   8
Pele           FW   1   7   8  29  26 |  94   0   0   0   0  12   1   0   0   0   0   0  81
M_Hunt         FW   2   8   7  29  33 |  71   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  19
P_Shilton      GK  29   6   5   3  18 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Gronkjaer    DF   2  24   7   7  12 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Marlet       MF   2   7  25   8  22 |  18   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Arrache      MF   1   6  25   8  38 |  23   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  12  28
Gandolf        MF   2  18  24   8  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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