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Season 17 Archive: Elite League, Week 2

Ajax 2 - 2 Inter Milan

Elite Football League Match, Ajax vs. Inter Milan (Mon Sep 09)


                                 Ajax  |  Inter Milan
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-1-3-2 C
                          James Maund  |  Peter Griffin
                                       |
                           J_Dudek GK  |  GK C_Gordon
                        C_Babayaro DF  |  DF M_Nelson
                      C_dos_Passos DF  |  DF H_Westermann
                         J_Esparza DF  |  DF G_Clichy
                            M_Hart DF  |  DF V_Mosthovoy
                         Ridoutski MF  |  DM M_Valbuena
                       H_Kiessling MF  |  MF P_Gascoigne
                        W_Sneijder MF  |  MF A_Jolie
                          J_Crujff MF  |  MF A_Gunnarsson
                       K_Huntelaar FW  |  FW C_Nade
                           Taliyah FW  |  FW Tone
                                       |
                            Falcón SUB |  SUB O_Neuer
                        A_Carabali SUB |  SUB I_Garde
                        C_Fabregas SUB |  SUB Breno
                         P_Lejeune SUB |  SUB B_Brolin
                        D_Bergkamp SUB |  SUB D_Platt

Referee: F_De_Bleeckere (Belgium)


Min. 2  :(irm) A_Jolie flicks it past M_Hart
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Taliyah body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  Surely not!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  That's outrageous!!
          ...  C_Nade Places the ball on the spot
          ...  He's put it wide!
Min. 5  :(aja) Ridoutski beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds C_dos_Passos
          ...  C_dos_Passos with a thundering shot!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 5  :(irm) J_Dudek miss-kicks!
          ...  C_Nade is through!
          ...  M_Hart with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
Min. 5  :(aja) K_Huntelaar breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on C_Gordon!
          ...  M_Valbuena brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(aja) W_Sneijder with a smart turn
          ...  But H_Westermann barges him off the ball
Min. 7  :(aja) Taliyah with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from G_Clichy
          ...  Taliyah gets up high for the header !
          ...  C_Gordon is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  That's put Ajax in front!
          ...  Ajax 1-0 Inter Milan ...
Min. 7  :(aja) It looks as though Ajax is now playing C
Min. 7  :(aja) H_Kiessling is now playing as a DM
Min. 7  :(irm) Inter Milan switch to playing E
Min. 7  :(irm) P_Gascoigne takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  Blocked by C_dos_Passos
Min. 8  :(irm) G_Clichy with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to A_Gunnarsson
          ...  A_Gunnarsson with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But J_Dudek smothers the ball.
Min. 8  :(aja) Taliyah runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  H_Westermann pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by F_De_Bleeckere!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 11 :(irm) P_Gascoigne looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Tone
          ...  J_Esparza takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 12 :(irm) M_Nelson with a one-touch layoff to Tone
          ...  K_Huntelaar with the tackle
          ...  He left his foot in there!
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere warns him
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  A_Gunnarsson plays it short to C_Nade
          ...  C_Nade curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  J_Dudek with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 13 :(irm) C_Nade loses C_Babayaro
          ...  A cracking drive from C_Nade !
          ...  J_Dudek narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 14 :(aja) W_Sneijder knocks the ball past M_Nelson
          ...  A cheeky lob from W_Sneijder !
          ...  C_Gordon guesses right
Min. 14 :(aja) H_Kiessling pushes it past A_Jolie
          ...  P_Gascoigne is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  H_Kiessling knocks it forward
          ...  K_Huntelaar gets on the end of it
          ...  V_Mosthovoy slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 16 :(aja) W_Sneijder runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah hits a great drive!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 20 :(aja) C_Babayaro is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to K_Huntelaar
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from K_Huntelaar !
          ...  The shot slips through C_Gordon's hands
          ...  But C_Gordon recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 24 :(irm) A_Jolie sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to C_Nade
          ...  C_Nade with the punt towards goal!
          ...  J_Dudek tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Clichy chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  J_Dudek comes out and claims it!
Min. 25 :(aja) J_Crujff flicks it past M_Nelson
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  H_Westermann with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Ajax players
Min. 26 :(irm) Tone is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  C_Babayaro cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 27 :(aja) K_Huntelaar is first to the loose ball
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by K_Huntelaar !
          ...  C_Gordon goes down well to save
Min. 28 :(irm) H_Westermann runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs J_Crujff
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  H_Westermann with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  J_Dudek collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 30 :(aja) J_Crujff finds Taliyah with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  Cleaned up by M_Nelson
Min. 30 :(irm) C_Nade beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  C_Nade sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  J_Dudek never had a chance!
          ...  Inter Milan are back level!
          ...  Ajax 1-1 Inter Milan ...
Min. 31 :(aja) Ajax are switching their playing style to A
Min. 31 :(aja) H_Kiessling has changed his position on the pitch to a MF
Min. 31 :(irm) It seems Inter Milan are making a tactical change to C
Min. 31 :(aja) Ridoutski takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by G_Clichy !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 35 :(aja) C_dos_Passos fires over a low cross to Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into C_Gordon's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 35 :(irm) M_Valbuena looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  M_Valbuena pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  Inter Milan go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Ajax 1-2 Inter Milan ...
Min. 35 :(irm) It looks as though Inter Milan is now playing N
Min. 35 :(aja) Taliyah slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  M_Nelson had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 36 :(irm) V_Mosthovoy beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves F_De_Bleeckere
          ...  J_Esparza cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 39 :(irm) P_Gascoigne hits a hard pass to C_Nade
          ...  C_Nade with the shot on net !
          ...  J_Dudek won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 41 :(aja) W_Sneijder plays it forward to Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  C_Gordon with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 42 :(irm) A_Gunnarsson with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to A_Jolie
          ...  A_Jolie attempts a lob!
          ...  J_Dudek gets up well to catch that one
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(irm) A_Gunnarsson lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  C_Nade latches on to it
          ...  J_Crujff with a bad challenge
          ...  F_De_Bleeckere will want to speak to him
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from F_De_Bleeckere

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 1-2 Inter Milan

Min. 48 :(aja) H_Kiessling can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  A_Gunnarsson hits it out for a throw
Min. 50 :(aja) Up goes the substitution board - A_Carabali on for M_Hart as a DF
Min. 50 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  C_Fabregas will come on for H_Kiessling and play MF
Min. 50 :(aja) D_Bergkamp replaces Taliyah and will play FW
Min. 50 :(aja) The ball goes loose!
          ...  C_dos_Passos seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  C_dos_Passos runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  It's beaten C_Gordon
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 55 :(irm) C_Nade gains possession
          ...  But C_dos_Passos will cut out the threat
Min. 56 :(irm) V_Mosthovoy sidesteps C_Babayaro
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  V_Mosthovoy unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  Saved by J_Dudek
Min. 57 :(irm) V_Mosthovoy is in some pain
          ...  He's receiving some treatment now
          ...  He looks like he will continue
Min. 58 :(aja) Ridoutski sidesteps G_Clichy
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  G_Clichy reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 59 :(aja) C_Babayaro with a pinpoint pass to K_Huntelaar
          ...  A wicked drive by K_Huntelaar !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 60 :(aja) Ridoutski sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to W_Sneijder
          ...  W_Sneijder with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  C_Gordon gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Carabali chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  C_Gordon catches it!
Min. 63 :(aja) W_Sneijder backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  K_Huntelaar gets on the end of it
          ...  K_Huntelaar with the shot !
          ...  C_Gordon guesses right
Min. 69 :(irm) M_Valbuena is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to H_Westermann
          ...  H_Westermann hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  J_Dudek gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 70 :(aja) W_Sneijder is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to K_Huntelaar
          ...  K_Huntelaar tries to beat C_Gordon from outside the area!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by J_Crujff!
          ...  C_Babayaro gets on the end of it
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 75 :(irm) V_Mosthovoy chips the ball over the defence and finds P_Gascoigne
          ...  P_Gascoigne swings in the shot!
          ...  J_Dudek blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 76 :(aja) C_Fabregas brings it under control
          ...  He takes on M_Valbuena
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in A_Carabali!
          ...  A_Carabali heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 78 :(irm) a big roar from the crowd as B_Brolin comes on for P_Gascoigne to play MF
Min. 78 :(irm) A_Gunnarsson kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  C_Nade gets on the end of the pass
          ...  C_Nade with the chance !
          ...  But J_Dudek punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 80 :(irm) I_Garde will replace the useless M_Nelson and will play DF
Min. 80 :(irm) D_Platt is being prepared to come on
          ...  Tone is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 80 :(irm) A_Jolie takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past J_Esparza
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Carabali
Min. 81 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes advantage of a mistake by V_Mosthovoy
          ...  B_Brolin clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 83 :(irm) B_Brolin runs at J_Esparza
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  B_Brolin controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  J_Dudek looks relieved there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(irm) A_Jolie knocks it forward
          ...  J_Esparza slips
          ...  V_Mosthovoy gets to it!
          ...  C_dos_Passos reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 91 :(aja) K_Huntelaar with the first time flick to C_Fabregas
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  I_Garde hits it out for a throw
Min. 91 :(irm) B_Brolin with a first time pass
          ...  C_Nade runs onto it!
          ...  C_Nade flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  But J_Dudek punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 92 :(aja) D_Bergkamp runs at G_Clichy
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries to chip the ball over C_Gordon!
          ...  C_Gordon gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But can't hold onto it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a time to grab an equaliser!!
          ...  Ajax 2-2 Inter Milan ...

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Amsterdam Arena
Attendance           : 77,380
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : Taliyah
Scorers              : Taliyah (7), D_Bergkamp (92)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Inter Milan Match Info
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Best player          : C_Nade (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : C_Nade (30), M_Valbuena (35)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Valbuena (5), P_Gascoigne (14), M_Nelson (35)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Inter Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          16        |       15
Off target           :           8        |       3
On target            :           8        |       12
Possession           :          45        |       55
Corners              :           2        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       11
Key Tackles          :           7        |       8
Key Passes           :          12        |       12
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Final Score          : Ajax 2 - 2 Inter Milan
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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 |  93  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
C_Babayaro     DF   2  29   7   2  26 |  93   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  24   1
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  27  10   9  46 |  93   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  45  12   2
J_Esparza      DF   1  27   6   3  20 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0
M_Hart         DF   2  27   4   1  22 |  51   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ridoutski      MF   1   5  28   4  32 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  24   0
H_Kiessling    MF   4  11  27   9  31 |  51   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Sneijder     MF   2   7  26   8  23 |  93   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  48  16
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  25  10  28 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  12   0
K_Huntelaar    FW   2   9   8  28  37 |  93   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  12  26
Taliyah        FW   2   6   6  25  44 |  51   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  38
Falcón         GK  25   5   2   3  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Carabali     DF   2  26   9   7  10 |  42   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  15   0   1
C_Fabregas     MF   3   7  24  12  29 |  42   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  12   0
P_Lejeune      MF   3   6  23   7  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   1   9  24  24 |  42   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  28

Player Statistics - Inter Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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C_Gordon       GK  33   1   1   3  17 |  93   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
M_Nelson       DF   1  28   3   3  35 |  81   0   1   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  13  10  -2
H_Westermann   DF   2  27   5   3  27 |  93   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  15   0   9
G_Clichy       DF   2  26   9   9  32 |  93   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  30  12   0
V_Mosthovoy    DF   1  24  10   6  18 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  12   8
M_Valbuena     DM   2  11  25  10  45 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   1   1   0   0  -2  10  26
P_Gascoigne    MF   3   8  27  11  19 |  79   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  22   6
A_Jolie        MF   1   8  26   5  35 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  24   8
A_Gunnarsson   MF   2   8  25  16  34 |  93   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  36   8
C_Nade         FW   1   2   8  27  27 |  93   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0   0   0  70
Tone           FW   2   7   8  26  31 |  81   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Neuer        GK  18   4   2   4  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Garde        DF   2  24  10   6  32 |  12   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0
Breno          DF   2  23   9  10  16 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Brolin       MF   1   3  24   4  31 |  14   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  15  12   1
D_Platt        MF   1   3  23  10  25 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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