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Division 2, Week 12

Aston Villa 0 - 1 AC Milan

Division Two League Match, Aston Villa vs. AC Milan (Thu Dec 21)


                          Aston Villa  |  AC Milan
                              4-4-2 E  |  4-3-1-2 P
                           Care Taker  |  Darren Broadhurst
                                       |
                          Valdivia GK  |  GK M_Steklenburg
                            Baresi DF  |  DF H_Berg
                        A_Arrondel DF  |  DF C_Ferrara
                           S_Walsh DF  |  DF Ricadio
                      Daniel_Agger DF  |  DF T_Haas
                          G_Driver MF  |  MF T_Motta
                            P_Cocu MF  |  MF Jese
                        B_Charlton MF  |  MF K_Commons
                         J_P_Veron MF  |  AM G_Carey
                          E_Cavani FW  |  FW D_Stanfield
                         A_Sanchez FW  |  FW J_Vardy
                                       |
                       F_Eggington SUB |  SUB J_Hunter
                           E_Silva SUB |  SUB M_Elliott
                              Kaka SUB |  SUB L_Macleod
                            L_Coca SUB |  SUB D_Boerrigter
                         S_Corchia SUB |  SUB Ricardo

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 1  :(asv) P_Cocu is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to E_Cavani
          ...  E_Cavani goes for the top corner !
          ...  M_Steklenburg gets his fingertips to it
Min. 1  :(amn) H_Berg with a probing pass to J_Vardy
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Daniel_Agger
Min. 2  :(asv) P_Cocu holds the ball up
          ...  He sees J_P_Veron in space!
          ...  J_P_Veron hits a crisp volley!
          ...  M_Steklenburg parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And M_Steklenburg recovers to save!!
Min. 4  :(asv) P_Cocu takes advantage of a mistake by Ricadio
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Ricadio moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 4  :(amn) C_Ferrara plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Vardy decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  J_Vardy with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  Valdivia parries it
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  B_Charlton gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 5  :(asv) S_Walsh sidesteps D_Stanfield
          ...  S_Walsh runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg never had a chance!
Min. 7  :(asv) J_P_Veron pulls it back to E_Cavani
          ...  E_Cavani with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 9  :(amn) K_Commons curls the ball out wide to D_Stanfield
          ...  D_Stanfield with the overhead !
          ...  Valdivia turns it behind for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Daniel_Agger clears the danger
Min. 10 :(amn) C_Ferrara plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Stanfield keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  D_Stanfield aims for the top right corner !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Jese!
          ...  Valdivia fists it away!
Min. 16 :(asv) G_Driver is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to E_Cavani
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by H_Berg
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 20 :(amn) J_Vardy with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  J_Vardy with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 24 :(amn) G_Carey looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Stanfield
          ...  A wicked drive by D_Stanfield !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jese curls it into the box!
          ...  D_Stanfield gets on the end of it
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 25 :(asv) P_Cocu passes the ball to Daniel_Agger
          ...  Ricadio makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 28 :(asv) P_Cocu with a slick pass to G_Driver
          ...  But Jese slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 29 :(amn) D_Stanfield with a slide rule pass to T_Haas
          ...  T_Haas has a dig at goal!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 30 :(asv) The Aston Villa manager shouts at them from the touchline to play P
Min. 37 :(amn) The ball runs loose!
          ...  K_Commons seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  K_Commons with the punt towards goal!
          ...  The shot slips through Valdivia's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 39 :(asv) G_Driver controls it with ease
          ...  But Ricadio wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Driver plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Baresi gets his head on it
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  M_Steklenburg plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 39 :(amn) G_Carey brings it under control
          ...  He takes on P_Cocu
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Stanfield!
          ...  Valdivia is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  F_Brych ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Care Taker looks relieved
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  F_Brych has no hesitation in pointing to the spot!
          ...  D_Stanfield Places the ball on the spot
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's put AC Milan in front!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 AC Milan...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(asv) E_Cavani finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  C_Ferrara reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 45 :(amn) AC Milan's manager orders his side to play D
Min. 45 :(asv) E_Cavani runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs C_Ferrara
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Jese body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  F_Brych will just give him a speaking to
Min. 46 :(amn) D_Stanfield takes advantage of a mistake by A_Arrondel
          ...  But G_Driver reads the situation well and wins the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 0-1 AC Milan

Min. 46 :(amn) Jese with a 40-yard pass to G_Carey
          ...  G_Carey belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Carey hits it into the box!
          ...  G_Driver gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 47 :(asv) J_P_Veron holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_Sanchez
          ...  But J_Vardy wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 55 :(asv) E_Silva is being brought on
          ...  A_Arrondel is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 59 :(amn) Ricadio knocks it forward
          ...  E_Silva slips
          ...  D_Stanfield gets to it!
          ...  D_Stanfield looks to see where Valdivia is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 60 :(asv) L_Coca is coming on for B_Charlton and playing MF
Min. 60 :(asv) P_Cocu is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to A_Sanchez
          ...  G_Carey wins the ball
Min. 65 :(asv) S_Corchia takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace A_Sanchez
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 65 :(asv) It seems Aston Villa are making a tactical change to A
Min. 66 :(asv) Daniel_Agger beats K_Commons
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  T_Haas forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Driver chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It comes to E_Silva
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  But M_Steklenburg punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_P_Veron crosses it in!
          ...  M_Steklenburg comes out and claims it!
Min. 66 :(asv) S_Corchia pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  C_Ferrara scythes the player down.
          ...  Psycho!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  J_P_Veron plays it short to E_Silva
          ...  E_Silva unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 67 :(amn) Jese with an inch perfect pass to J_Vardy
          ...  Daniel_Agger wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 70 :(asv) J_P_Veron backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Baresi gets on the end of it
          ...  T_Haas tackles cleanly
Min. 72 :(amn) Jese finds G_Carey in acres of space
          ...  G_Carey tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick
Min. 73 :(amn) C_Ferrara turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to D_Stanfield
          ...  Driven towards goal by D_Stanfield !
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 75 :(amn) L_Macleod is being prepared to come on
          ...  T_Motta is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 77 :(amn) M_Elliott is coming on for T_Haas and will play DF
Min. 79 :(amn) Ricardo is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_Stanfield is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 79 :(asv) E_Silva runs at K_Commons
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  L_Macleod is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from F_Brych
Min. 84 :(amn) G_Carey controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  Ricardo gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  L_Coca stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 86 :(asv) S_Corchia could get a shot on goal here
          ...  Jese fouls badly
          ...  F_Brych will want to speak to him
          ...  F_Brych calls him over
          ...  F_Brych tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(amn) Ricardo steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs E_Cavani
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Fine tackle by G_Driver
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 91 :(asv) E_Cavani can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by E_Cavani !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 59,000
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : P_Cocu
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Coca (84)
Injured              : N/A
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : D_Stanfield (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Stanfield (39 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Jese (86)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aston Villa  |    AC Milan
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       13
Off target           :           2        |       10
On target            :           6        |       3
Possession           :          46        |       54
Corners              :           3        |       5
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       7
Key Tackles          :           4        |       10
Key Passes           :           9        |       13
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 0 - 1 AC Milan
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Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Valdivia       GK  36   2   2   1  42 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
Baresi         DF   1  29  10   7  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
A_Arrondel     DF   2  25   4   7  12 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Walsh        DF   2  23   8   5  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Daniel_Agger   DF   2  23   7   6  31 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
G_Driver       MF   1  11  27   5  25 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
P_Cocu         MF   3  11  27  11  25 |  94   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  30 -20
B_Charlton     MF   1   7  25   9  30 |  62   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_P_Veron      MF   1   9  23  15  11 |  94   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   5
E_Cavani       FW   2  10  11  27  26 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
A_Sanchez      FW   1  10   8  25  32 |  67   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Silva        DF   2  23   7   7  29 |  37   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -10
Kaka           MF   2   7  26  17  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Coca         MF   2  10  23  14  22 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  26  45 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - AC 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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M_Steklenburg  GK  34   3   1   1  32 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  95   0   0   0
H_Berg         DF   1  26  11   7  21 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Ferrara      DF   2  26   8   6  22 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Ricadio        DF   3  25   8   6  32 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
T_Haas         DF   2  24  12   7  11 |  79   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
T_Motta        MF   1   9  26   4  32 |  77   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Jese           MF   2   5  26   7  41 |  94   0   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  48  18
K_Commons      MF   1   7  25  10  32 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
G_Carey        AM   1   4  23  15  30 |  94   0   1   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30   2
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  27  32 |  81   0   0   1   0   6   1   0   0   0   0  10  40
J_Vardy        FW   1   6   7  24  30 |  94   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   6
J_Hunter       GK  27   4   1   1  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Elliott      DF   1  23   7   5  21 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  26  10  31 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Boerrigter   MF   2   9  24  12  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  24  21 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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