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FC Twente 0 - Arsenal 2

Champions League Qualifier 1st Leg

Gelodome, Arnhem

13 August 2008 19:45

Attendance: 20,000

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

FC Twente
0 - 2
Arsenal
 
Gallas (63), Adebayor (82)
 
Venue: Gelodome, Arnhem
 
Attendance: 20,000
The Teams
Sander Boschker
 
 
 
Manuel Almunia
 
 
Luke Wilkshire
 
 
 
Bacary Sagna
 
 
Douglas
 
 
 
Johan Djourou
 
 
Wout Brama
 
 
 
William Gallas
 
 
Edson Braafheid
 
 
 
Gael Clichy
 
 
Theo Janssen
 
 
90
 
Emmanuel Eboue
 
 
Cheik Tiote
 
 
 
Denilson
 
 
Rob Wielaert
 
 
 
Aaron Ramsey
 
 
Eljero Elia
 
 
86
 
Theo Walcott
 
 
83
Marko Arnautovic
 
 
90
 
Robin Van Persie
 
 
88
Romano Denneboom
 
 
 
Emmanuel Adebayor
 
 
Substitutes
Cees Paauwe
 
 
 
Lukasz Fabianski
 
 
Ramon Zomer
 
 
 
Justin Hoyte
 
 
Patrick Gerritsen
 
 
90
 
Kieran Gibbs
 
 
Niels Wellenberg
 
 
 
Mark Randall
 
 
83
Jeroen Heubach
 
 
90
 
Jack Wilshere
 
 
Stein Huysegems
 
 
86
 
Carlos Vela
 
 
Tjaronn Chery
 
 
 
Nicklas Bendtner
 
 
88
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
8
2
On Target
4
3
Corners
4
5
Offside
3
17
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
53.6
%
46.4
Comments...
The young midfield were unable to dominate possession in the manner expected of Arsenal but it improved as the home team tired. Territorial advantage was fairly even FC Twente 49.3% and Arsenal 50.7%. FC Twente got in as many tackles 23 but more successfully at 87% with Arsenal managing 22 but only 77.3% - perhaps reflecting the home sides greater physical maturity. Arsenal just shaded passing success at 86.9% with FC Twente 85.1%




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 14 2008

Time: 9:27AM

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Sorry to beat a dying drum here Amos but you know how the other day you posted an article about atmosphere and how I was saying that what constitutes atmosphere in British stadiums doesn't really in most of the rest of the world. Well the Twente fans last night were a fine example of what I was talking about. They were excellent throughout, constantly singing and only got better as things started to look more and more hopeless for them.
Ozi Gooner
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14/08/2008 10:27:00

That's true Ozi. You couldn't fail to notice it. Then again it was their first ever game in the CL. A day out at a different venue and against a big club with a gate more than 50% up on their average. Are they like that at home to Heracles? It's still the event that creates the atmosphere.
Amos.
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14/08/2008 10:43:00

We've always agreed on the fact that crowds will enivitably be louder the bigger the game, but it just the general unrelenting singing that contributes more to the 'European' style atmosphere. And regardless of wether as many people would've been singing were they playing ADO Den Haag, the ones who were still would've been doing it just as consistently.
Ozi Gooner
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14/08/2008 11:21:00

Sorry to go totally off subject here. Im a Boro fan and wondered if any of the editors/co-eds could answer me some questions on Justin Hoye as we have just had our bid accepted for him. It would be in an interview type style. If you can then could you please email me on stephenmarron17@hotmail.co.uk. Cheers.
marron
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14/08/2008 11:53:00

Good result should put you through.
Tiny T
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14/08/2008 12:53:00

Well, we are going to have to improve, we could have been 2 nil down in the 1st half. And it was really only due to Twente getting tried that we were able to score our two goals. I hope to see a better performance on Saturday!
hackneyval
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