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Season 17 Archive: Elite League Cup 2nd Round

Celtic FC 1 - 0 Liverpool

Elite Football League Cup 2nd Round Match, Celtic FC vs. Liverpool (Wed Oct 30)


                            Celtic FC  |  Liverpool
                          3-1-3-1-2 A  |  5-4-1 L
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                        D_Anderson GK  |  GK S_Kerr
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF C_John
                       C_Metzelder DF  |  DF Samba_Sow
                           M_Flano DF  |  DF Kuzmanovic
                         D_Bentley DM  |  DF A_Mayfair
                        J_Toulalan MF  |  DF D_Majstorovic
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF R_Stokes
                        J_McArthur MF  |  MF Oscar_Serrano
                        Almen_Abdi AM  |  MF R_Radinski
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  MF Gazeau
                      H_Henriksson FW  |  FW Sansao
                                       |
                          O_Giroud SUB |  SUB F_Forster
                            P_Cocu SUB |  SUB A_Hansen
                          C_Mizuno SUB |  SUB Asier_Munoz
                          L_Holtby SUB |  SUB I_Jesus
                          R_Fowler SUB |  SUB M_Vucinic

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 6  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena jumps over Samba_Sow's challenge
          ...  M_Phisbaena launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  S_Kerr parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 6  :(lpl) Gazeau flicks it over B_Howedes's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Gazeau with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But D_Anderson reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on D_Anderson anyway
Min. 7  :(cfc) H_Henriksson cuts inside Samba_Sow
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  Kuzmanovic with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 8  :(cfc) H_Henriksson sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  But Samba_Sow wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 8  :(lpl) Sansao takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  M_Phisbaena with an ugly foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 12 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena gets possession in his own half
          ...  M_Phisbaena goes for the top corner !
          ...  S_Kerr saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 13 :(lpl) R_Stokes with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past B_Howedes
          ...  He knocks it to Sansao!
          ...  Sansao has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  D_Anderson won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 17 :(lpl) R_Radinski has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Toulalan
          ...  He puts in Kuzmanovic!
          ...  M_Flano slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 25 :(cfc) D_Bentley controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Kuzmanovic
          ...  He puts in Almen_Abdi!
          ...  Kuzmanovic pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  J_Hunye has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by J_Hunye!
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
          ...  He knew he had to be careful after the first one, and this time he had to walk!
Min. 25 :(cfc) R_Fowler replaces J_McArthur and will play FW
Min. 25 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi is changing his role to a MF
Min. 26 :(cfc) interesting tactic change...
          ...  Almen_Abdi will now play as AM
Min. 26 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi has changed his position on the pitch to a MF
Min. 27 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi moves into a AM role on the manager's orders
Min. 27 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi finds the run of H_Henriksson
          ...  H_Henriksson drives the ball low !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 28 :(cfc) D_Bentley pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  Almen_Abdi is clean through!
          ...  Almen_Abdi tries to beat S_Kerr from outside the area!
          ...  S_Kerr falls over
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  S_Kerr looks a little embarrassed now!
          ...  That puts Celtic FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Liverpool ...
Min. 29 :(cfc) J_Toulalan moves to DM
Min. 29 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi will now play as MF
Min. 29 :(lpl) Liverpool are switching their playing style to C
Min. 31 :(cfc) M_Flano holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena with a thundering volley!
          ...  But S_Kerr tips it behind
          ...  J_Hunye has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 33 :(lpl) Oscar_Serrano squares it to Sansao
          ...  Sansao aims for the top right corner !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_Anderson moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  D_Anderson catches it with style!
Min. 36 :(cfc) D_Bentley controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  M_Phisbaena gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from C_John and it had to be
Min. 41 :(cfc) J_Toulalan with the through ball to Almen_Abdi
          ...  Almen_Abdi unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  S_Kerr parries it
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Toulalan floats the ball in!
          ...  B_Howedes gets a shot in
          ...  But S_Kerr comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 41 :(lpl) R_Stokes kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Sansao gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But C_Metzelder wins the tackle
Min. 42 :(cfc) H_Henriksson comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  Samba_Sow looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(lpl) Gazeau takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  R_Fowler goes in with two feet!!
          ...  That's a terrible challenge!
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  C_John knocks it forward
          ...  A_Mayfair gets on the end of it
          ...  A_Mayfair with a thundering drive!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  D_Anderson easily claims the ball!
Min. 46 :(lpl) A_Mayfair takes advantage of a mistake by B_Howedes
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  A_Mayfair must beat D_Anderson!
          ...  But D_Anderson makes an easy save
Min. 47 :(lpl) Oscar_Serrano runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Gazeau
          ...  Gazeau strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 1-0 Liverpool

Min. 46 :(lpl) R_Radinski feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  Sansao runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  But J_Toulalan clears the danger
Min. 46 :(cfc) R_Fowler picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  Samba_Sow with a well timed tackle
          ...  J_Hunye didn't like it though
Min. 47 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with a clever shimmy
          ...  M_Phisbaena hits a curling shot!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 47 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi drives it forward to H_Henriksson
          ...  R_Stokes with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 50 :(cfc) J_Toulalan with an intelligent ball to R_Fowler
          ...  R_Fowler with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 51 :(lpl) Gazeau brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  R_Radinski makes himself available
          ...  R_Radinski attempts the shot!
          ...  D_Anderson parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 53 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena finds his way through
          ...  He has tremendous pace
          ...  Samba_Sow fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Stuart Neilson looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 55 :(lpl) R_Radinski with the header on
          ...  He finds Sansao in space
          ...  Sansao attempts to nutmeg D_Anderson!
          ...  D_Anderson can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  D_Anderson makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 56 :(lpl) Samba_Sow looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Oscar_Serrano
          ...  K_Mizuno gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 58 :(cfc) J_Toulalan looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Phisbaena
          ...  A_Mayfair gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 58 :(lpl) R_Stokes knocks it forward
          ...  M_Flano slips
          ...  Sansao gets to it!
          ...  Sansao sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 59 :(cfc) R_Fowler takes advantage of a bad back pass from Samba_Sow
          ...  R_Fowler rifles it at the goal !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 61 :(cfc) D_Bentley with an incisive pass to R_Fowler
          ...  R_Fowler with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But S_Kerr punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that S_Kerr got a touch
Min. 64 :(lpl) Sansao knocks the ball past C_Metzelder
          ...  B_Howedes with a deliberate foul
          ...  That deserves a punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 65 :(cfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  L_Holtby will come on for J_Toulalan and play MF
Min. 65 :(lpl) A_Hansen replaces Samba_Sow to play as a DF
Min. 66 :(cfc) H_Henriksson knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  H_Henriksson with the side footed shot!
          ...  S_Kerr parries it
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by D_Bentley
          ...  K_Mizuno makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  But S_Kerr tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Almen_Abdi swings it in!
          ...  It is kicked away by D_Majstorovic
Min. 67 :(lpl) A_Hansen beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  A_Hansen with his head down lets it go !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  D_Anderson grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 68 :(lpl) I_Jesus replaces an unhappy R_Stokes and will play as a MF
Min. 68 :(lpl) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  M_Vucinic will come on for Sansao and play FW
Min. 69 :(cfc) H_Henriksson knocks the ball past C_John
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  A_Mayfair looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 70 :(cfc) K_Mizuno lobs it over C_John
          ...  K_Mizuno with his head down lets it go !
          ...  S_Kerr watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 70 :(lpl) M_Vucinic with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past B_Howedes
          ...  H_Henriksson wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 71 :(lpl) R_Radinski flicks the ball through
          ...  M_Vucinic runs onto it!
          ...  M_Vucinic with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  D_Anderson fists it away
Min. 75 :(cfc) Celtic FC will now play D
Min. 80 :(cfc) There's going to be a change
          ...  P_Cocu will come on for B_Howedes and play DF
Min. 81 :(lpl) Oscar_Serrano looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Vucinic
          ...  D_Bentley reads the play well
Min. 82 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  M_Phisbaena collects the loose ball!
          ...  But A_Hansen wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but J_Hunye has none of it.
Min. 83 :(cfc) K_Mizuno with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  D_Majstorovic goes in stud's first
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's been sent off!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  M_Phisbaena hoists it forward
          ...  K_Mizuno gets on the end of it
          ...  But A_Hansen clears the danger
Min. 86 :(cfc) K_Mizuno threads the through ball to D_Bentley
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by Oscar_Serrano !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(cfc) Almen_Abdi knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Almen_Abdi with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  S_Kerr is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 91 :(cfc) K_Mizuno sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to M_Phisbaena
          ...  But A_Mayfair slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 79,177
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : Almen_Abdi (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Almen_Abdi (28)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Fowler (46), B_Howedes (64)
Injured              : N/A
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : R_Radinski
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : Kuzmanovic (25), D_Majstorovic (83)
Booked               : R_Stokes (47), Samba_Sow (53)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Celtic FC   |    Liverpool
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       11
Off target           :           6        |       6
On target            :           9        |       5
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       2
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       9
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :          13        |       12
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 1 - 0 Liverpool
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Player Statistics - Celtic 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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D_Anderson     GK  31   4   1   5  19 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  24   9   7  23 |  83   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   6
C_Metzelder    DF   2  23   7   8  30 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0
M_Flano        DF   1  23   5   1  33 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  55  12   0
D_Bentley      DM   3  16  23   8  36 |  97   0   1   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  15  68   0
J_Toulalan     DM   1  12  31   8  24 |  68   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  15  36   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   7  25   9  28 |  97   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  15  24   9
J_McArthur     MF   3   6  22   6  12 |  25   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Almen_Abdi     MF   1   9  24  10  30 |  97   0   0   3   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  56  57
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   8  11  27  32 |  97   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  25
H_Henriksson   FW   3   7   7  23  29 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  15   0   9
O_Giroud       GK  20   3   3   2  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Cocu         DF   2  22   6  10  30 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
C_Mizuno       MF   2   4  22   9  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Holtby       MF   2   7  20   7  21 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Fowler       FW   1   1   8  23  25 |  72   0   0   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8

Player Statistics - Liverpool
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Kerr         GK  25   3   2   2  32 |  97   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
C_John         DF   2  25   9   8  31 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0
Samba_Sow      DF   1  23  12   4  23 |  68   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  28  10  -2
Kuzmanovic     DF   2  23   8   5  30 |  25   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -30 -30 -30
A_Mayfair      DF   2  23   8   5  29 |  97   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  45   0   9
D_Majstorovic  DF   2  23   5   5  47 |  86   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   5 -10 -10
R_Stokes       MF   2   8  25   8  18 |  71   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  34  -2
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  14  24  11  19 |  97   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  15  36   0
R_Radinski     MF   1  11  23   6  29 |  97   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  48   8
Gazeau         MF   1   4  23   7  29 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  12   9
Sansao         FW   1   8   8  25  23 |  71   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
F_Forster      GK  21   5   4   4  15 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Hansen       DF   3  22   6   9  19 |  29   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  30   0   1
Asier_Munoz    MF   1   9  24   3  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Jesus        MF   2   6  23   6  25 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   8  24  14 |  26   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -12
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